Surviving Progress

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Humanity's ascent is often measured by the speed of progress. But what if progress is actually spiraling us downwards, towards collapse? Ronald Wright, whose best-seller, A Short History Of Progress inspired Surviving Progress, shows how past civilizations were destroyed by "progress traps" - alluring technologies and belief systems that serve immediate needs, but ransom the future. As pressure on the world's resources accelerates and financial elites bankrupt nations, can our globally-entwined civilization escape a final, catastrophic progress trap? With potent images and illuminating insights from thinkers who have probed our genes, our brains, and our social behaviour, this requiem to progress-as-usual also poses a challenge: to prove that making apes smarter isn't an evolutionary dead-end. -- (C) First Run

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  • These are critically important issues, but it needs a sharper point to get through thick skulls, and even evolved humans who are tired of the treadmill of progress might ask: What else is new?

    June 8, 2012 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…
  • A slick jeremiad, "Surviving Progress" is expertly made (it's far from tedious) but intellectually muddled.

    May 17, 2012 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
  • [A] remarkably cogent, albeit remarkably alarming, film.

    May 17, 2012 | Rating: 4/4 | Full Review…
  • Mathieu Roy and Harold Crooks, adapting a book by Ronald Wright, argue so persuasively that the human race is spinning out of control.

    May 4, 2012 | Full Review…
  • It's self-evident and tells the truth.

    May 3, 2012 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…
  • Maybe the people in this movie really don't know what they're talking about. In any case, believing them gets you nowhere, because they offer nothing.

    April 20, 2012 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

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