Research: Idea 1- Everything is Connected


Having come across four speakers on TEDtalks in regards to Everything being connected, I was further persuaded in to this idea that everything we do can have an effect on the natural world and that we can either help save it or kill it.

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“The first talker being environmentalist George Monbiot, who wants to reintroduce missing species to their natural habitats. In his talk from TEDGlobal 2013, he shares the story of the wolves in Yellowstone Park, whose populations had dwindled, leading to an overpopulation of deer. When wolves were reintroduced, the natural balance was reset: vegetation returned to normal; bear, beaver and badger populations rose; even river flow improved. The environment is self-regulating, says Monbiot in his talk, and humans need to step back and let nature do its work.

The next guest is Jane Poynter, who spoke at TEDxUSC in 2009 about the two years she lived in Biosphere 2. In the 1990s, she and seven others sealed themselves off from the outside world with only plants, livestock and insects to sustain them. The experience highlighted the delicate balance between all living organisms. Says Poynter, “I became a part of that biosphere. When I breathed out, my CO2 fed the sweet potatoes that I was growing. And those sweet potatoes became a part of me. In fact, we ate so many, I turned orange. I literally was eating the same carbon over and over again. I was eating myself in some strange sort of bizarre way.”

Next up in the episode is Bernie Krause, the bioacoustician who spends his days recording wild soundscapes. In his talk from TEDGlobal 2013, Krause discusses the beautiful symphony of nature, and the troubling silence he has observed in recent years. Since he started recording ecosystems in the 1970s, he estimates that more than 40% of the sounds he’s captured have fallen quiet, radically altered by the practices of humans. This is akin to erasing all of the music composed by Mozart from the human sound library, Krause says, stressing that listening to the biophony can offer essential understanding of the unique balance around us.

The episode closes with Marla Spivak, a biologist who is worried about the future of bees in the United States. Bees are vital to the pollination of many of our fruits and vegetables, but they’re grave in danger. As Spivak shared at TEDGlobal 2013, a third of bee colonies in the US are dying off every year, because of lethal mix of pesticides, changes in farming practices and a lack of meadows. The solution is simple, says Spivak — go plant some flowers.”

The video above is Tom Chi who is a founder of Google X, he looks at the scientific view across the world, time and space which results with the idea that we are all one and connected by Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Cosmology. It has taught me the effect we all have on one another and we should be extra aware and conscious of our actions.

Above is a video based on Carl Jung, a famous Philosopher who founded analytical Psychology. Here the video focuses on how Psyche and matter are in someway connected, and that we should be aware of this because the outside reality is reflecting our inner thoughts. It is perspective and different to every individual.


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