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Elysium, also called Elysian Fields or Elysian Plain, in Greek mythology, originally the paradise to which heroes on whom the gods conferred immortality were sent. In Homer’s writings the Elysian Plain was a land of perfect happiness at the end of the Earth, on the banks of the Oceanus. In the earlier authors, only those specially favoured by the gods entered Elysium and were made immortal.



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Elysium, in the year 2154.(film)

Elysium is a 2013 American science fiction action film, which takes place in a futuristic era and in an imaginary world.

The film takes place on both a ravaged Earth and a luxurious artificial world (Stanford torus design, one of the proposed NASA designs) called Elysium.


This official trailer gives you plenty of reasons to watch Elysium, a movie that can be watched with family or friends. It stars Matt Damon, Jodie Foster, Alice Braga, and Sharlto Copley. This is the story of humans, separated into two categories: the rich, on the perfect space station called Elysium, live long, because there is no disease, no poverty, no war, nothing that cannot destroy them, and the others, the poor, those who live below, on Earth totally devastated, destroyed by overpopulation, disease, poverty and raging crime.


The people living on Earth are desperately trying to escape the crime and the growing poverty. Directed by Neill Blomkamp, ​​also director of the highly acclaimed film District 9, Elysium brings you action, an incredible story, beautiful sets and stunning special effects. The film itself offers deliberate social commentary that explores political and sociological themes such as immigration, overpopulation, transhumanism, health care, worker exploitation, the justice system, and social class issues.

Max, an ordinary man, for whom joining Elysium has become vital, is the only person who can restore the inequality between these two worlds. Following an accident, when her life hangs by a thread, hesitates to take part in this more than dangerous mission: to oppose Secretary Delacourt and her armed forces. On the other hand, if he succeeds, he will save not only his life, but also that of millions of other people on Earth…


In Europe, the Covid-19 crisis had eclipsed the migration challenge recurring every summer since the wave of 2015. The gradual lifting of travel restrictions, which facilitates illegal immigration, has been accompanied by a new wave of migrant flotillas on European shores. In 2021 this soap opera is marked by the spread of a new variant : the blackmail of migrants, which unscrupulous states wield as a geopolitical weapon in the face of an unarmed Europe, as it has applied itself to "externalizing" the problem and to be divided on the management of this file. By Frontex's own admission, the borders of the Schengen area are a sieve. Instead of strengthening them, Europe has "outsourced" control of borders.


Director Neill Blomkamp expressed later some regrets regarding Elysium, commenting: I feel like ultimately the story is not the right story... I still think the satirical idea of a ring, filled with rich people, hovering above the impoverished Earth, is an awesome idea.



"1984" of George Orwell, A Mirror of Our Being Today 2020?


What parallels can be drawn between today's dystopian world, first published in 1949 by British author George Orwell, in 2020, and the world George Orwell described in "1984"? More than 70 years later, with epidemics closely disrupting our lives, how does George Orwell's description in "1984" reflect what is happening in our time? Can Orwell's universe be compared to modern times? Is jumping into '1984' an opportunity to resist the world of 2020?


It is undoubtedly for perhaps contradictory reasons. Orwell illustrated the terrors aroused by totalitarianism: the establishment of a society in which individuals have lost absolutely all freedom, even the freedom to think. Orwell pushes the grip and control of the party, the state, the state party, on individuals to its most extreme consequences.We learn, for example, in the course of the novel, that the executioner of the protagonist Winston Smith (who dared to attempt a revolt against the O'Brien regime) has the possibility to penetrate into the dreams of the character It goes very far in his deepest intimacy. So there is a narrative and imagery of this scenario which completely dehumanizes the man, which deprives him of his quality of topic.



First phase of Extremadura’s Elysium City IR slated for 2023 opening Extremadura, cora alpha, first phase


The Californian development firm Cora Alpha’s multi-billion euro IR project in Extremadura, fronted by John Cora, a former Disney executive with an extensive background in theme park operations and resort development, is looking to build a mega-resort dubbed Elysium City in the comarca of La Siberia in Badajoz province.

Described as “the first major smart sustainable city project in Europe”, the new development is scheduled to open its doors in 2023, with the €3.5bn first phase set to include up to four casinos hotels, a golf course, several theme parks, along with a football stadium, a 200,000 home residential complex and the construction of a railway station.


“My vision for Elysium City was to create the future blueprint for the first sustainable smart city from the ground up in Europe. We found a beautiful location and we put together a creative project that would enhance the region through profound positive economic impact and massive job creation while maintaining the eco-integrity of the site", said Francisco de Borbon Graf von Hardenberg, executive director of Cora Alpha.





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