I found this teaser from Jason Silva’s upcoming documentary “Turning Into Gods”. Jason is the founding producer/host for Current TV, the Emmy winning youth-oriented lifestyle cable network started by former U.S. Vice President Al Gore (now the fastest growing network in TV history). Sure, the trailer is lacking some polish, but the guy’s enthusiasm for exploring the big questions is so infectious you can’t help but wonder what it would be like to know him in real life. You also can’t help but want to see the documentary in full. Here’s what Space Collective had to say about Jason and his film:
Bursting with optimism, few will match, the Turning into Gods trailer, can be said to be a possible symphony of noble dreams and pragmatic techno optimism but as Marcel Proust once said:” If a little dreaming is dangerous, the cure for it is not to dream less but to dream more, to dream all the time”. The love bursting from Jason is contagious and it will not tear you apart it will invigorate you. It appears at first as a rhapsody of mindfulness, finding advantage and magnificence in each moment, and the possibility of transcendence and yet listening to Jason, we can readily accept his view that the future is a challenge to the impossible. Describing himself as a child without superstitions in poetic fashion Jason allows the creative impulse of the author of the heart to carry him across the waters into the magic of love. As a basic premise I do not think that desiring extreme longevity or immortality is an escapist perspective meant to entice us to escape our ‘fate’, nor is it a view that proclaims ‘carpe diem’ and therefore implies a complete disregard to all times past and future implications. No, desiring immortality is a deeply ingrained almost mythical yearning to have enough time to unravel that which we are and may yet become. Therein lies the great poetic beauty of immortality, a longing for time and in a sense timelessness, a passion driven to its limits of exploratory power.
You can read Space Collective’s interview with Jason here. Here’s the trailer: