What we're about
Welcome to The Zeitgeist Movement (http://www.thezeitgeistmovement.com/), a social movement advocating a transition into a Resource-Based Economy, a system designed for true sustainability, where decisions that affect society are arrived at through scientific methods, based upon maintaining the well-being of all humanity and our shared environment.
The Zeitgeist Movement is not a political movement. It does not recognize nations, governments, races, religions, creeds or class. Our understandings conclude that these are false, outdated distinctions which are far from positive factors for true collective human growth and potential. Their basis is in power division and stratification, not unity and equality, which is our goal.
The world you see today, full of war, corruption, elitism, pollution, poverty, epidemic disease, human rights abuses, inequality and crime is a result of those divisions.
The movement itself is not a centralized construct. We recognise that we must become the change we want to see in the world. We are not here to lead, but to organize and educate. We encourage critical thinking and researching everything that we claim.
What can I do next?
Educate yourself -
For a general understanding of TZM's train of thought:
Read the 2012 Activist Orientation Guide (http://thezeitgeistmovement.com/orientation)
Audiophiles can check out previous podcasts:
TZM Global Radio on BlogTalkRadio (http://www.blogtalkradio.com/zmglobal)
... while videophiles can see our extensive (and non-exhaustive) collection of documentaries and lectures:
"Zeitgeist Movement Activist Orientation Guide" Slideshow, 1h37mins - Peter Joseph, 2009 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Ngs-tOybJc)
"Where are we now?" Lecture, 1h9mins - Peter Joseph, London 25/07/2009 (http://vimeo.com/6346955)
"Where are we going?" Lecture Part 1, 44mins - Peter Joseph, Iowa 15/11/2009 (http://www.vimeo.com/7857584)
"Where are we going?" Lecture Part 2, 1h17mins - Peter Joseph, Iowa 15/11/2009 (http://www.vimeo.com/7938805)
"Awakening" Documentary, 31mins - Douglas Mallette, 23/02/2010 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nOO_AVwfZ9Q)
"The Zeitgeist Movement - An Introduction" Lecture, 29mins - Tom Williams, London 08/04/2010 (http://vimeo.com/10811322)
"The Zeitgeist Movement - Common Objections, Observations, Responses" Lecture, 21mins - Ben McLeish, London 08/04/2010 (http://vimeo.com/10802138)
"Zeitgeist: Moving Forward" Documentary/Film, 2h 41mins - Gentle Machine Productions, 15/01/2011 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Z9WVZddH9w)
"TVP Design" Lecture, 42mins - Andrew Buxton, London 13/03/2011 (http://vimeo.com/21462323)
"The Innovation War" Lecture, 44mins - Ben McLeish, London 13/03/2011 (http://vimeo.com/21486577)
"Out of the Box: Prisons, Punishment and Profit" Lecture, 38mins - Ben McLeish, London 10/03/2012 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MXNgpUMf4pQ&list=PLB1E5536E1F471BC5)
"Realise and Empathise" Lecture, 33mins - Myles Dyer, London 10/03/2012 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U4rOX3XHGBY&list=PLB1E5536E1F471BC5)
"What are you going on about?" Lecture, 19mins - Dr Shivani Verma, London 10/03/2012 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tW5CpLjazco&list=PLB1E5536E1F471BC5)
"Transitional Thinking" Lecture, 30mins - Adam Moloney, London 10/03/2012 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UlMFmYxGiVA&list=PLB1E5536E1F471BC5)
"Robots Will Steal Your Job" Lecture, 38mins - Federico Pistono, Vancouver 10/03/2012 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nGrM0mTZUog&list=PL31DB9DB6E6F783B5)
"TZM Education" Lecture, 30mins - James Phillips, Vancouver 10/03/2012 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O4T1S0lpJHE&list=PL31DB9DB6E6F783B5)
"Space Exploration and Sustainability" Lecture, 51mins - Douglas Mallette, Vancouver 10/03/2012 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c8ypnsSO6Ng&list=PL31DB9DB6E6F783B5)
"Competent Communication" Lecture, 14mins - Aaron Moritz, Vancouver 10/03/2012 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AnoxOsKwK4s&list=PL31DB9DB6E6F783B5)
"Origins and Adaptations" Lecture, 42mins - Peter Joseph, Vancouver 10/03/2012 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ZE6HGjnfzc&list=PL31DB9DB6E6F783B5)
"Updating Human Values" Lecture, 40mins - Matt Berkowitz, Vancouver 10/03/2012 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yvkM4VhBp0M&list=PL31DB9DB6E6F783B5)
"Joining the Dots - Drawing the Picture of Transition" Lecture, 36mins - James Phillips, London 16/03/2013 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SNSMtFL1Zso)
"Fixing the Broken Monetary System" Lecture, 27mins - Ben Dyson of 'Positive Money', London 16/03/2013 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H8b0gJcZHKw)
"Why Inequality Matters" Lecture, 20mins - Sean Baine of 'The Equality Trust', London 16/03/2013 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p9KIkCem3Yg)
"Change The Future - Creating the Web Platform to Shape Education Together" Lecture, 25 mins - Luke Flegg and Charlie Shread of 'Change the Future', London 16/03/2013 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=98VlkhisbjM)
"Social Control and Stigmatization" Lecture, 55mins - Neil Kiernan, Michigan 16/03/2013 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hDxhICLYem8)
"Introduction to The Zeitgeist Movement" Lecture, 9mins - Sharleen Bazeghi, Los Angeles 17/03/2013 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RXbJics0hcg&list=PLo52S58g4sBAC2zjSfNcgBvRf6ylRP2bw)
"History of Economic Thought" Lecture, 33mins - Peter Joseph, Los Angeles 17/03/2013 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YRYtcpxHy1s&list=PLo52S58g4sBAC2zjSfNcgBvRf6ylRP2bw)
"Logical Fallacies & Cultural Baggage" Lecture, 18mins - Matt Berkowitz, Los Angeles 17/03/2013 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VQLnD4XF1Jk&list=PLo52S58g4sBAC2zjSfNcgBvRf6ylRP2bw)
"From the Great Escape to an Improved Reality" Lecture, 23mins - Jen Wilding, Los Angeles 17/03/2013 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ymh6_bSLZo4&list=PLo52S58g4sBAC2zjSfNcgBvRf6ylRP2bw)
"From Mars to Earth" Lecture, 15mins - Douglas Mallette, Los Angeles 17/03/2013 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RD08BqA6fYU&list=PLo52S58g4sBAC2zjSfNcgBvRf6ylRP2bw)
"Freedom From Work & Social Evolution" Lecture, 14mins - Federico Pistono, Los Angeles 17/03/2013 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ettc2m-8-o0&list=PLo52S58g4sBAC2zjSfNcgBvRf6ylRP2bw)
"Thinking in Systems" Lecture, 26mins - Jason Lord, Los Angeles 17/03/2013 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jkC9fEHuwX0&list=PLo52S58g4sBAC2zjSfNcgBvRf6ylRP2bw)
"Case for Human Unity" Lecture, 15mins - Brandon Kristy, Los Angeles 17/03/2013 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U3rPgVDu5ak&list=PLo52S58g4sBAC2zjSfNcgBvRf6ylRP2bw)
"Public Health" Lecture, 18mins - Ben McLeish, Los Angeles 17/03/2013 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iVKB4Al1e08&list=PLo52S58g4sBAC2zjSfNcgBvRf6ylRP2bw)
"We Are All Connected. Literally" Lecture, 18mins - Brandy Hume, Los Angeles 17/03/2013 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=39_QM3bEC2A&list=PLo52S58g4sBAC2zjSfNcgBvRf6ylRP2bw)
"The Transition" Lecture, 22mins - Eva Omori, Los Angeles 17/03/2013 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XxpQmv1Aykg&list=PLo52S58g4sBAC2zjSfNcgBvRf6ylRP2bw)
"Education and Competition" Lecture + Q&A, 1h40mins - Alfie Kohn and Matt Berkowitz, Vancouver 22/9/2013 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oo3HPhUGSiY)
"Will Work For Free" Documentary, 2h6mins - Sam Vallely, 5/11/2013 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0SuGRgdJA_c)
"Economic Calculation in a Natural-Law/Resource-Based Economy" Lecture + Q&A, 2h43mins - Peter Joseph, Berlin 12/11/2013 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K9FDIne7M9o)
"TZM London Townhall" Discussion / Q&A, 1h56mins - Peter Joseph, Ben McLeish, Jim Phillips and Tom Williams, 15/11/2013 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yZYS0vKBZac)
To gain a deeper understanding of human behaviour and application of science for human concern, check out:
"Human Behavioral Biology" - a Stanford University undergraduate course on Youtube, with Dr Robert Sapolsky (http://www.youtube.com/playlist?p=848F2368C90DDC3D)
"No Contest: The Case Against Competition" - Alfie Kohn (book, 1992) (http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=bLudHIk3gsMC)
"Punished By Rewards: The Trouble With Gold Stars, Incentive Plans, A's, Praise and Other Bribes" - Alfie Kohn (book, 1999) (http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=-fFsZWg-JfAC)
"Preventing Violence" - Dr James Gilligan (book, 2001) (http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=PmXGQgAACAAJ)
To keep up to date with some of the latest developments in TZM, society and technology, check out:
The Zeitgeist Movement International Blog (http://blog.thezeitgeistmovement.com/)
Sign up to the Global (http://thezeitgeistmovement.com/) and UK chapter (http://www.thezeitgeistmovementuk.com/) mailing lists for newsletters, and engage on our Global Forum (http://thezeitgeistmovementforum.org).
Join this meetup group if you want to discuss topics, organise projects or keep updated with the latest news and events in the Glasgow area.
Introduce yourself and find members with similar interests, so we can spread/support/realise these wonderful ideas for a better world for us and future generations.
If nothing else, you could always discuss this direction with friends and acquaintances from the wealth of information above.