Charlie Shread

Change The Future
Bournemouth Dorset, United Kingdom

About Charlie

Bio

PassionWorksProductions.com - my video production company

ChangeTheFuture.co.uk - mega educational evolution project

I am currently interested in:
The Zeitgeist Movement and The Venus Project
Getting the world better educated
Creating systems that work towards a Resource Based Economy and a useful true democracy
Writing scripts (or dreaming of stories and pretending I write them)
Making Music
Everything Sciencey - Nature, the Universe, Consciousness, Psychology, Technology...
Filmmaking
Travelling and Exploring
Cooking nice food
Running to things (such as train stations)
Juggling and doing handstands
Festivals - particularly WOMAD, Glasto
Clever people's quotes (e.g. "Happiness never decreases by being shared." Buddha)

I'm currently on the Film Production course at AUCB, as well as working on PassionWorks Productions, Change The Future, and just started thinking about PropBox; the latter 2 will hopefully revolutionise your everyday activity within about 10 years.
I highly recommend these websites: thezeitgeistmovement.com, ted.com.
Here's a funny I made with Miggy: vimeo.com/13324131

I think life is a massive lot of FUN. Sure there's lots of bad things happening, but there's no point getting depressed about it; if we care about having a better future, let's be the change we want to see :D (I think Gandhi said that)

Areas of Expertise

Film Production

An idea worth spreading

Creativity, Empathy and Curiosity are the most important human characteristics - if our schools focused on developing these 3 traits instead of putting all the effort on making kids pass standardised tests, our world would become much friendlier and more productive.

Talk to me about

Everything

People don't know I'm good at

making them laugh

Favorite talks

Comments & conversations

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Charlie Shread
Posted almost 4 years ago
WHAT IF your top 5 personal ideas met collaborative action, write here. A TED BUCKET LIST of ideas worth spreading w/ angels in the wings.
:D My colleague/best friend went to TEDx London and made some pretty good contacts - the theme was Education Revolution. He met the woman who organised the whole event and she will be able to help us link up with big people. We've also got some pretty good contacts within the education world - a couple of educationists and youth organisations. But we're always looking out for more people to help us or join with. We are desperate to find the perfect person to help us build a web system - if you know anyone who is a mega ambitious genius web developer/coder please send them this email and say they need to poke us: team@changethefuture.co.uk check out this temp website for more info on Change The Future: http://changethefuture.co.uk cheers
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Charlie Shread
Posted almost 4 years ago
What are a few things your country could learn from other countries?
That's interesting but you've twisted the fact from the article: "The program provides up to $15 million a year to help Latin American countries fight and prevent crime". That doesn't mean Canada pay for Costa Rica's police, it means Canada will give them a few $million to help them out and so they can reassure tourists that there is Canadian approved policing. It's really not that un believable when it coincides with a bunch of trade negotiations between the two countries. From the same article: "Through today's commitments, we are helping Costa Rica to become a safer place for its citizens and for travellers and businesses from abroad, thereby protecting our interests in the region and ultimately at home."
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Charlie Shread
Posted almost 4 years ago
“What view of religion might advance humankind’s psychological maturity?”
Cheers :) I don't think heartfelt concern is relevant to all religions, although I would have perhaps replaced it with compassionate connection, but my definition of religion would be more like: A community of people banded together by a shared set of beliefs based on the assumption of the presence of a supernatural power. I think this, to me, is more accurate than many dictionary definitions, which miss the point of community.
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Charlie Shread
Posted almost 4 years ago
What are a few things your country could learn from other countries?
I think a lot of countries could learn a lot from Costa Rica. They dissolved their army in 1949. Around 95% of all their energy comes from renewable sources. Their life expectancy is 77, yet their GDP is only $11,500 (compared to USA's 78 @ $48,600) and according to the Happy Planet Index, they are the most happy country on earth (8.5 life satisfaction compared with USA's 7.8)
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Charlie Shread
Posted almost 4 years ago
Do young people have a valid role to play in national and international politics?
Young people need a voice - they have an essential perspective on life that many adults have been educated out of. My project is about getting young people to shape theirs schools - primary and secondary. By getting young people involved in decision making, we give them responsibility, which stops them just being passengers and turns them into active thinkers who learn how to change their own lives and the world around them. If this sounds like something vaguely interesting, check out this temporary site: http://changethefuture.co.uk There will be a proper pitch website here in a couple of months, so please bookmark this if you're interested and come back to it :)
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Charlie Shread
Posted almost 4 years ago
why is islam grossly misunderstood??
Thanks Thomas, that was helpful and I agree with you - that makes sense. Krizstian - I did care, because I was interested in your comment, so I respect Thomas for responding to my curiosity. I also have respect for your opinions, but I would respect you more if you didn't say things like "you are not worthy." There's nothing to be gained by belittling other human beings. If there was anything worth learning from the TED community, it would be that we should be trying to help each learn new things and understand the world more, instead of cutting conversations short with ego trumpeting. Thanks.