In a world informed by a news media that firmly believes in the old saying “If it bleeds, it leads”, its hard to see past all the murder, corruption and war into bright future that could still be waiting for us. Michael Marantz wants to change that. With his new video “The Future is Ours”, Marantz brilliantly shows how much there still is to hope and strive for even though you may not be hearing about it everyday.
The video starts with a montage of the doom and gloom usually spewed out by the nightly news and then segways into a TED talk by Peter Diamandis, founder of the X-Prize Foundation, telling us that the maybe things aren’t as bad as we fear. Surprisingly enough, the text that pops up for the rest of the video is actually taken from The LaunchGram Manifesto, a sort of mission statement for LaunchGram, a new service that updates you via email about yet to be released products that you’ve subscribed to by email.
The LaunchGram Manifesto
The future is ours to create.
Life is a voyage into the unknown.
Big things have a way of sneaking up on us.
Let them change you.
Set no boundaries.
Explore like a hero.
Help us build a better future.
Never stop dreaming.
Let yourself be overwhelmed.
Destroy unsolved problems.
Embrace your inner troublemaker.
Push humanity forward.
The future will be awesome.
An inspiring bit of text, even if it does come from a company whose purpose is to update you about the latest Halo 4 news. Regardless, the video is great. It inspires a sense of hope and wonder that is sorely needed these days. Humanity is still doing some amazing things. The future will be awesome indeed.