I got a chance to watch “The Age of Stupid” on Hulu over the weekend. If you haven’t seen this, maybe you should. It’s a fictional, but not really – account of how we screwed up the planet and wiped ourselves out. I say not really because there is a preponderance of evidence now that this is exactly what will happen.
I also watched “Living On A Dollar A Day”. Four students head to Guatemala to experience first-hand what it’s like for over a billion people on the planet to try and survive on a dollar a day. These poor boys (self-imposed poverty, but I use the term to describe their naivety) envisioned difficult times — but had no idea just how difficult this was going to be. Within mere days, weakened by hunger, they lacked the necessary strength and cognitive ability to make the right decisions.[...]