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An evening pause: The creator strongly advises that you watch this in full screen HD with sound on. And I agree.

Hat tip Tom.



  • DK Williams


  • Cotour

    Looking at this piece you realize just how immense the United States is, LA being a significant but small part of it, and the level of sophistication it takes both technologically and socially to make it work. In only the last 100 years we have gone from literally farming with the horse and buggy, to nuclear weapons, to walking on the moon, to landing on Mars, to mapping and manipulating DNA, to 3D printing etc, etc. Contrasting that with the knowledge that humans as a species has only really been around in their modern form for about 150,00 years? Approximately 3,000,000 years as a species in total? Existing on a planet that is aprox. only 4.5 billion years old, part of a universe that is in total approximately 13.7 billion years old.

    All of that time culminating in a technological spike in only the last 100 years and a video like this. Amazing when you think about it.

  • t-dub

    I submitted this video after watching the one from San Francisco just before the fire. that was posted a few weeks ago. The contrast is amazing, look how far we have come since the early 1900s.

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