Sci-Fi Short Film “Connected” DUST presents USC Student Film Week – YouTube

“Connected” by Christopher Satola. In a near future where world humanity has been deprived of closeness of each other through technological communication advancements, a small boy, Timmy full of curiosity goes on a journey to learn the value of interpersonal communication, human emotions and expressing them through discovering the underground art of theater.

Although the message is not new, I truly enjoyed this short film by Christopher Satola on Dust.

I hope young Ethan Suess continues to be involved in other film projects. He demonstrated a clear understanding of his character’s growing dismay with the lack of genuine empathy and connection he had with both his family and his surrounding world, and just how invasive technology was becoming to what little control he had left over his character’s privacy.

 

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Bison-Taunting Man at Yellowstone Is Arrested, Park Officials Say – The New York Times

It’s these types of reckless idiots who are some of the biggest threats to the #environment.

#Government at all levels should ban every directly related family member of this twit from State and National parks for the next three generations, in the hopes that what I like to refer is the Selfishly-Stupid gene gets weeded out.

Science is Reducing Plastic Pollution in our Food Chain. Here’s How.

The Earth needs all of our help to stay clean! Here’s one way we can all make a difference, and two ways science is reducing plastic pollution.

Source: Science is Reducing Plastic Pollution in our Food Chain. Here’s How.

Absolutely bowled over when the host said that almost 91% of all plastics are not recycled. What a horribly travesty

If first world governments at all levels​ were genuinely interested in saving taxpayers money, they could start with reducing the amount of plastic going into landfills by passing a law eliminating one-use plastic accessories.

Following that, impose a mandatory deposit on all remaining glass and plastic to encourage folks to stop throwing recyclables out because it’s more convenient, and if certain members of the right, center or left are concerned with the underground economy that would upsurge as a result of folks who root through trash and blue bins pulling out discarded glass and plastics and returning them for the money, make the return deposits taxable to stop the whiners calling it “free money”.

Of course, government would have to make certain that there is a task force capable of imposing an equally hefty penalty for those who refuse to comply with the necessity of removing plastics from the waste stream.

Finally, as an added bonus the recycling industry would finally become stable and commercially viable which translates into job creation, a boost to the economy and tax revenue at all levels.