“The most profound experience I can imagine”: William Shatner’s Mind Blown by “Overview Effect”

October 13, 2021

You know that the original Captain Kirk of TV’s Star Trek, 90 year old William Shatner was launched into space this week. You may not have seen his overwhelmed reaction,].

Do we have to launch rich guys into space to get them to understand what some of the world’s poorest people have known from the beginning?

Shatner’s reaction is so spontaneous and overflowing, he’s clearly describing the effect that many astronauts have been describing from the beginning. This utterly beautiful video is essential.
“A new kind of self awareness.”

4 Responses to ““The most profound experience I can imagine”: William Shatner’s Mind Blown by “Overview Effect””

  1. jimbills Says:

    Watch how quickly the interviewers pivot away from Shatner’s ‘overview effect’ (starts first time at 3:00, Shatner raises it again at 5:45):

    It’s a pattern! Don’t talk about pollution, Shatner! (starts at 2:30):

  2. redskylite Says:

    The Prince has a point and I agree with him om that.

    “After William Shatner flight, Prince William slams space tourism

    ‘We need some of the world’s greatest brains and minds fixed on trying to repair this planet, not trying to find the next place to go and live,’ says royal.”


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