Time: The most precious commodity

It does not take a movie, or reading a book to realize that our most precious asset or commodity is time…

I ran into this viral video about the topic of time scarcity:

I loved the metaphor in that movie. Here’s the full transcript:

Imagine there is a bank account that credits your account each morning with $86,400.
It carries over no balance from day to day.
Every evening the bank deletes whatever part of the balance you failed to used during the day.
What would you do?
Draw out every cent, of course?
Each of us has such a bank, its name is time.
Every morning, it credits you 86,400 seconds.
Every night it writes off at a lost, whatever of this you failed to invest to a good purpose.
It carries over no balance. It allows no over draft.
Each day it opens a new account for you. Each night it burns the remains of the day.
If you fail to use the day’s deposits, the loss is yours.
There is no drawing against ‘tomorrow.’
You must live in the present on today’s deposits. Invest it so as to get from it the utmost in health, happiness, and health.
The clock is running.

Make the most of today.

 

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Dissecting the “Jupiter Ascending” movie

This past weekend I got to watch Jupiter Ascending movie. I was amused by the visuals and the universe constructed by this movie. In this blog post, I will share with you some of the interesting things I observed.

Spoiler alert: do not continue reading if you plan to watch the movie.

Here we go:

  • The movie theme: the movie sets a very futuristic theme. In that theme, traveling between galaxies is not an issue. Earth is nothing in the bigger picture
  • Big and powerful dynasties own planets. Earth is portrayed as a farm to grow humans. There will be a harvest period where humans are harvested
    • Human harvesting is used to product a youth elixir, that is very profitable when sold. It is in high demand because it can regenerate cells and make you look young again
    • Earth was seeded by those superior rulers from other planets and galaxies
    • People live for millenniums. One character lived 91 millenium.
  • Crop circle: They show us a scene where a spaceship lands in a field on Earth and then when it takes off, we can see its shape burned on the ground, thus forming the “infamous” crop circles.
  • Aliens have cloaking and memory altering/erasing machines where they can come, anesthetize you, run some experiments then erase your memory of what just happened and then wake you up.
    • When an alien occurrence or mishap take place, the aliens may chose to erase the memory of a whole city if they have to. If a few escape, then no one will believe their story.
    • Aliens can morph into human shapes
    • There are “space cops” and they live among us
  • Reptile aliens
    • Reptiles are portrayed in the movie. Is this a reference to the infamous “Reptilians
    • They are like humans in functioning but have the skin and looks of a lizard
    • Those reptiles have wings and tails. They can fly.
  • Ascension technology is portrayed with a cylindrical tube filled by a blue ray with small floating particles inside of it. When one steps in the light beam, he or she will be transported up towards the spaceship above.
  • Jump Drives: in the movie, they jump drive a lot to go from a galaxy to another
  • Attachable wings: the hero is shown with two round marks on his back then they drop a hint about attachable wings.
    • At the end of the movie, we see the hero with black wings and wanting to fly and play with his date.
    • And who said angels are magical? what if they were a technological advancement as portrayed in this movie?
  • Reincarnation: In the movie, reincarnation is referred to as re-occurence and they define it as:”the re-occurence of the same genetic make up”
  • Bureaucracy: even in such an advanced empire, bureaucracies still are an impediment. We see how the heroes get bounced from one place to another when they were trying to do some paperwork. At the end, they even bribe the clerk.
  • Marriage is portrayed in the movie as a contract. The ceremony remains but just for the shows. There is no love but just a business contract
  • Time the most important asset: it is stressed in the movie that the most important asset is time! That’s why the youth elixir is important

I hope you enjoyed this list. It is far from being complete. Please write me your comments below.

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