James Burke : Connections (an alternative view of CHANGE) is a TV series that shows the links with ancient discoveries and contemporary technology. Here's a fascinating series of Playlists from ye olde yovtvbe that might help You The People get ahead of the game and start to understand the way the world has been allowed to work, and what your real role in it may be.
Episode 1: "The Trigger Effect"
Episode 2: "Death in the Morning"
Episode 3: "Distant Voices"
That's the first THREE episodes in a 10-part series. Obviously, I'm not gonna list all ten of them when they're already listed on James Burke Web's Playlist page.