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Intelligent computer systems will replace the need for human-operated jobs
Thu May 14 2015, 13:43

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE (AI) will be responsible for the next industrial revolution, experts in the field have claimed, as intelligent computer systems replace certain human-operated jobs.

Four computer science experts talked about how advances in AI could lead to a “hollowing out” of middle-income jobs during a panel debate hosted by ClickSoftware about the future of technology.

“It’s really important that we take AI seriously. It will lead to the fourth industrial revolution and will change the world in ways we cannot predict now,” said AI architect and author George Zarkadakis.

His mention of the “fourth industrial revolution” refers to the computerisation of the manufacturing industry.

If the first industrial revolution was the mechanisation of production using water and steam power, followed by the second which introduced mass production with the help of electric power, then the third is what we are currently experiencing: the digital revolution and the use of electronics and IT to further automate production.

The fourth industrial revolution, which is sometimes referred to as Industry 4.0, is the vision of the ‘smart factory’, where cyber-physical systems monitor physical processes, create a virtual copy of the physical world and make decentralised decisions.

These cyber-physical systems communicate and cooperate with each other and humans in real time over the Internet of Things.

Dan O’Hara, Senior Lecturer in English, New College of the Humanities, explained that this fourth industrial revolution will not be the same kind of “hollowing out” of jobs that we saw during the last one.

“It [won’t be] manual labour replaced by automation, but it’ll be the hollowing out of middle-income jobs, medium-skilled jobs,” he said.

“The industries that will be affected the most from a replacement with automation are construction, accounts and transport. But the biggest [industry] of all, remembering this is respective to the US, is retail and sales.”

O’Hara added that many large organisations’ biggest expense is people, who already work alongside intelligent computer systems, and this area is most likely to be affected as companies look to reduce costs.

“Anything that’s working on an AI-based system is bound to be very vulnerable to the replacement by AI as it’s easily automated already,” he said.

However, while AI developments in the retail space could lead to the replacement of jobs, it is also rather promising at the same time.

Mark Bishop, professor of cognitive computing at Goldsmiths, highlighted that AI could save businesses money if it becomes smart enough to determine price variants in company spending, for example, scanning through years of an organisation’s invoice database and detecting the cheapest costs and thus saving on outgoings.

While some worry that AI will take over jobs, others have said that they will replace humans altogether.

John Lewis IT chief Paul Coby said earlier this year that the blending of AI and the IoT in the future could signal the end of civilisation as we know it.

Coby explained that the possibilities are already with us in terms of AI and that we ought to think about how “playing with the demons” could be detrimental to our future.

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak added to previous comments from Stephen Hawking and Elon Musk with claims that “computers are going to take over from humans”.

Woz made his feelings on AI known during an interview with the Australian Financial Review, and agreed with Hawking and Musk that its potential to surpass humans is worrying.

“Computers are going to take over from humans, no question. Like people including Stephen Hawking and Elon Musk have predicted, I agree that the future is scary and very bad for people,” he said.

Source Link: http://www.theinquirer.net/inquirer/news/2408538/artificial-intelligence-will-create-the-next-industrial-revolution-experts-claim#

“Keep your nose to the ground and your eyes to the sky!”

Watch the incredible video of legendary rapper Tupac perform with Snoop Dogg more than 15 years after his death.

 
Return: Fans of the rapper were overwhelmed by the hologram
                                                     Return: Fans of the rapper were overwhelmed by the hologram
                                                   

Legendary rapper Tupac Shakur was brought back to life with a giant hologram at Coachella.

The deceased hip-hop star performed a song by himself before collaborating with Snoop Dogg, who was headlining the massive California festival.

Together they sang Come With Me, Gangsta Party and Hail Mary – a song that Tupac has never performed live and was released after his death more than 15 years ago.

Tupac, who was shot dead in Las Vegas in 1996, looked remarkably lifelike.

A hologram of deceased rapper Tupac Shakur at Coachella
                                                    Conspiracy: Some people believe that Tupac is still alive
                      

Bare-chested and wearing a pair of jeans that looked circa 1995, the famous ‘Thug Life’ tattoo was seen clearly across his front.

The high-tech 3D image of the late star, which cost a reported $10 million, was used by Mariah Carey to perform five simultaneous concerts across Europe last year.

A hologram of deceased rapper Tupac Shakur at Coachella

Unveiled: Tupac performs Hail Mary for the first time

The hologram left everyone in disbelief with Katy Perry, who is at the festival, posting on Twitter: “I think I might have cried when I saw Tupac.”

And the late rapper was one of many special guests who joined Snoop on stage.

Dr Dre and Eminem turned up to perform Forgot About Dre, I Need a Doctor and Till I Collapse.

A hologram of deceased rapper Tupac Shakur at Coachella

Final goodbye? This could be the last time we see Tupac perform

Warning: Bad language in video below:

Article Source Link: http://www.mirror.co.uk/lifestyle/going-out/music/tupac-returns-at-coachella-with-snoop-dogg-796455

JP

“Keep your nose to the ground and your eyes to the sky.”

This week the U.S. military took one step toward making the freakish humanoid robots of Arnold Schwarzenneger’s Terminator films a reality. For real. Thank heavens there’s friendlier (and tastier!) bot news, too.
 

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Bot Vid: DARPA’s New Pet Is Petman

DARPA just announced its most recent Robotics Challenge, a “game” that solicits innovative solutions to hypothetical future war problems. Mere moments later … it announced a winner! What gives? Well, since the new Challenge was for humanoid robots, and DARPA is funding a hugely advanced Terminator-like machine from Boston Dynamics called PETMAN….it’ll be of no surprise to learn PETMAN is the winner. To celebrate, there’s a new PETMAN video to send Arnie-like chills right up your spine.

Bot Vid: Sushi Bot

Sushi is an art–just check out the astonishingly charming film Jiro Dreams of Sushi for proof–but it’s also a delicious kind of food with global popularity, prompting mechanization of the delicate production process to suit the mass market. Cue Suzumo company’s new SushiBots, which can kick out up to 3,600 maki rolls an hour, all with the reported subtle touches that a human would apply, without cutting so much as a grain of rice.

Bot Vid: Shapely Balls

Once considered by the world’s thinkers to be the “perfect” shape, a sphere is evidently a pretty ideal form for many obejcts to take, because it can roll and smoothly be transported through chutes and pipes as well as being structurally strong. Now there’s a bot that borrows the sphere aesthetic and marries it to a standard hexapod walking system to make a compound machine that can maneuver using three different modes dependent on terrain and user requirements. It’s called MorpHex.

Bot News

Robots to protect the Titanic. Concerned that the effects of nearby shipping and tourist deep-dive vessels visiting the site are causing the wreck to rapidly degrade, the original discoverer of the Titanic’s broken body on the floor of the Atlantic ocean, Robert Ballard, is now proposing that a fleet of deep-sea robots permanently “man” the location. They would paint the vessel with anti-fouling paint so that bacteria wouldn’t eat any more of its iron skin and also monitor human visitor missions to make sure they don’t touch the wreck or damage it in any way. As of now, the 100 year-old shipwreck is a UNESCO-protected heritage site.

Did NASA’s robot find life on Mars in 1976? The robot Viking missions were a striking and powerful symbol of our early successes in space exploration, landing on the distant surface of Mars in the mid-’70s and returning photographs and science data from Mars that were the most revelatory ever about its makeup and life-bearing potential. At the time scientists concluded its experiments designed to search for the evidence of life drew a blank. But now new analysis of the data (which survives as printouts) has suggested that there really was evidence of complex behavior indicative of life in the soil samples the doughty little robot investigated. And if we want proof, the University of Southern California team suggests, all we need to do is fly a sufficiently powerful microscope to Mars…and we’d see microbes.

UAVs get a new launch trick. Utah Water Research scientists have looked at the rather tricky question of how best to launch surveillance drones into the air, and have come up with a fabulously biblical solution: A slingshot launch system. Their bungee-slingshot UAVs are being used to map the environment. 

Bot Futures: Robot production line workers

The ongoing, sticky mess involving worker conditions in Foxconn’s plants in China has this week resulted in almost unprecedented access for a journalist to the iPad production line. What we see is a highly human-centered process, but with countless pieces of machinery assisting almost every step of the assembly:

We know that Western public condemnation of worker conditions has pushed Apple to make unmatched efforts to improve the situation (even though much of the “condemnation” may be a little misplaced, particularly when it comes to worker salaries of “$14 a day,” due to misunderstanding global currency economics), but it’s definitely evident that the production line jobs are tedious and repetitive to the nth degree. That’s something Foxconn’s CEO has pledged to change, by augmenting his factories with still more robotic assistance.

But the rise of China as a manufacturing force for all sorts of goods, not just electronics, may actually change the local and global stage of robotic workers. That’s partly because of rising wages, which make 24-hour-reliable robots more efficient employees, partly due to the improved perfection a robot can achieve, and partly due to international criticisms of Chinese working conditions. Kuka robots, Europe’s most successful maker of industrial bots, is now reported to be building a Chinese hub…making 5,000 robots a year in the nation instead of the 1,000 or so it was making just two years ago. Other robot firms across the EU, in Japan, and the U.S. are also predicting rapid growth in China’s demand for robot production line units, and this rush is pushing the global market value of industrial robots skyrocketing to about $41 billion by 2020. China may swifty outpace Japan and South Korea as the most robotized nation.

Which is both good news and bad news for Chinese workers. What if the robots don’t just displace workers from tedious or dangerous roles into ones where humans excell and robots’ can’t match just yet (such as quality assurance) but displace them out of work? And then there’s a bigger question of the rise of robotic workers across the world. Some vocal Apple critics demaned that it reposition its manufacturing facilities in the U.S.–but can you picture a future where Apple did this, but peopled its floors with thousands upon thousands of robot workers, rather than fleshy ones? This could get complicated for the Teamsters.

Article Source Link: http://www.fastcompany.com/1830837/this-week-in-bots?partner=gnews

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The chance of modern day Robocops being called in to help with American crimes is seeming more likely, with US police forces being told they can request battlefield robots produced by the Defence Logistics Agency (DLA) over the last decade.

Defence Agency delegates told a conference in Washington last week that any police or homeland security department with a counter-terrorism or anti-drug mission may be eligible to get its very own robot.

Dan Arnold, a regional manager of the agency’s Disposition Office, says that ‘hundreds’ of war-hardened robots will be donated to police departments.

The likeliest robotic police recruits are ground robots, used for tactical surveillance or for explosives-handling.

The robots most likely to be used are those such as the Throwbot, a small robot which can be thrown by troops around corners to expand their fields of vision.

Robots such as the PackBot and Talon machines, which have become central to bomb disposal in Afghanistan and other war zones, may also come into use by security departments.

 
Miami-Dade police are already piloting a spy robot for the skies, developed by the Pentagon

Miami-Dade police are already piloting a spy robot for the skies, developed by the Pentagon

The Defence Logistics Agency says it is not sure yet which robots it will be donating to which forces, because it will depend, in part, on a surplus of particular robots in military depots.

‘At this time, DLA Disposition Services does not know which robots in particular will be deemed excess as that decision is being made by the Army,’ said Lieutenant colonel Melinda Morgan, a Defence Department spokeswoman.

‘The item manager for these robots, located at the U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center, will determine which models can be declared excess based on operational requirements and sufficient numbers of newer models presently in stock,’ she says.

Octavia is a firefighting robot which has recently been revealed by the US Navy

Octavia is a firefighting robot which has recently been revealed by the US Navy

Miami-Dade police already fly a 14-pound (6.3 kg) spy robot developed for the Pentagon.

The pilotless aircraft is small enough to fit in a backpack and can be launched at a moment’s notice, making it a key tool in tight situations.

Developed by aircraft manufacturers Honeywell, the drone is a solution to deal with siege incidents when hostage-takers barricade themselves in a building.

The U.S. Navy’s Naval Research Laboratory has recently been testing Octavia, a fire fighting robot designed to work alongside a human team.

The Navy says the robot is built for ‘shoulder-to-shoulder’ damage control, but still needs ‘some fine tuning’.

Robots that ‘bleed’ like Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Terminator have come one step closer to reality.

Scientists have created a plastic ‘skin’ that oozes red blood when cut.

It can also ‘heal’ itself, building tiny molecular bridges inside in response to damage.

The red ‘blood’ might sound like a pointless Halloween novelty – but the idea is that the ‘skin’ can warn engineers that a structure such as an aicraft wing has been damaged.

The material could provide self-healing surfaces for a multitude of products ranging from mobile phones and laptops to cars, say researchers.

When cut, the plastic turns from clear to red along the line of the damage, mimicking what happens to skin.

It reacts to ordinary light, or changes in temperature or acidity, by mending broken molecular ‘bridges’ to heal itself.

U.S. scientists told how they created the material at the American Chemical Society’s annual meeting in San Diego, California.

Lead researcher Professor Marek Urban, from the University of Southern Mississippi, said: ‘Mother Nature has endowed all kinds of biological systems with the ability to repair themselves.

‘Some we can see, like the skin healing and new bark forming in cuts on a tree trunk. Some are invisible, but help keep us alive and healthy, like the self-repair system that DNA uses to fix genetic damage to genes.

‘Our new plastic tries to mimic nature, issuing a red signal when damaged and then renewing itself when exposed to visible light, temperature or pH changes.’

The material could flag up damage to critical aircraft structures, said Prof Urban. A decision could then be taken whether to replace the component or ‘heal’ it with a burst of intense light.

Scratches on vehicle fenders could be repaired the same way.
Prof Urban’s team is now working on incorporating the technology into plastics that can withstand high temperatures.

 
 
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By Christina Ng

Mar 20, 2012 11:32am
 

Nokia Patents Vibrating Tattoo, Lets You Feel Alerts

 
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(Image credit: United States Patent and Trademark Office)

Finnish cell phone maker Nokia has filed a U.S. patent application for a magnetic vibrating tattoo that could wirelessly connect to a mobile device and alert users of phone calls, texts and battery status–all via vibration.

The apparatus comprises “a material attachable to skin, the material capable of detecting a magnetic field and transferring a perceivable stimulus to the skin, wherein the perceivable stimulus relates to the magnetic field.”

Diagrams in the patent show examples of the small, square gadget as applicable to a user’s arm, abdominal area or fingernail.

For those wary of an actual tattoo, the patent says the device could potentially be stamped, sprayed, attached with adhesive tape, applied as a decal or even drawn on.

The object could emit different vibrations for “an alert of a message, indication of an incoming call,  indication of a body part in proximity of the electronic device, indication of information displayed on the electronic device, indication of a launch of an application and indication of a least a portion of a displayed image.”

A magnetic field originating from the electronic device would connect to the tattoo device.

The electronic devices may include a cell phone, laptop, music player, tablet, a wrist or neck warn electronic device or a game console, according to the patent.

While the patent does not explain the benefits such a device could provide, one can imagine that it could eliminate the stress of situations where phone ringing is frowned upon—church, theater, work—and the vibrate setting often leads to missed calls. Conversely, the device could lead to an even more intimate, and not necessarily healthy, with cell phones that would become truly omnipresent.

Nokia didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment on the patent.

Article Source Link: http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/technology/2012/03/nokia-patents-vibrating-tattoo-lets-you-feel-alerts/

JP

Much Kudos to dutchsince for his incredible work:

This is profound and disturbing.  There was a “drill” planned for March 20, 2012 in Mexico for a 7.9M earthquake “simulation”…. also on a separate note.. Barack Obamas daughter was at the epicenter on spring break:  WTH is going on?!

Watch the video here:

link to original image as it came to me from fellow researcher Debi Simon (on facebook)

http://img85.imageshack.us/img85/4526/55750935693923623911500.jpg

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Verified via SEVERAL news releases in early march.. this one below is from March 2, 2012 (translated and original links below)

http://www.oem.com.mx/elheraldodechiapas/notas/n2451316.htm

http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=es&u=http://www.oem.com.mx/elheraldodechiapas/notas/n2451316.htm&ei=tU9pT-mDJYfpsQLT4J2TCQ&sa=X&oi=translate&ct=result&resnum=8&ved=0CHkQ7gEwBw&prev=/search%3Fq%3Dmega%2Bsimulacro%26hl%3Den%26client%3Dfirefox-a%26hs%3D4fD%26sa%3DX%26rls%3Dorg.mozilla:en-US:official%26biw%3D1920%26bih%3D898%26tbs%3Dqdr:m%26prmd%3Dimvns

El Heraldo de Chiapas

March 2, 2012
PEPE GALLEGOSAs part of preparations for the next megasimulacro March 20, state authorities of Civil Protection (CP) performed exercise tests before a cabinet to simulate the response to a contingency situation, an earthquake measuring 7.9 degrees on the scale Richter.The Institute of Computer practiced evacuation, meeting in a meeting, and revisions in the infrastructure of the building, said the local unit.He explained that “in the hypothesis of an earthquake of Richter 7.9 °, this exercise was installed immediately the State Emergency Committee, which is made up of members of the three levels of government to the attention of an emergency.”He noted that the difference between an exercise and the mock cabinet, is that the former does not moving any resources, and the other is organized in a cabinet which simulates the response activity that integrate all the emergency.He noted that the State Emergency Committee is a unified coordination group in order to consolidate all operational elements relating to health and emergency management to the restoration of Strategic Services.”To meet the requirements of the affected population in case of a contingency emergency the State Committee is divided into 14 groups, which work in a coordinated and efficient to deal with adverse events,” he added.These guidelines were issued by the General Coordination of Civil Protection Department of the Interior in September last year, which is applied in countries on the issue of cutting-edge prevention against earthquakes, as in the case of Japan, “concluded the report of Civil Protection.

 

here is the google search I did for the terms to find this story:

https://www.google.com/search?q=mega+simulacro&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a#q=mega+simulacro&hl=en&client=firefox-a&hs=wfD&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&prmd=imvns&source=lnt&tbs=qdr:m&sa=X&ei=rU9pT5z_JYeQsALUwpybCQ&ved=0CA0QpwUoBQ&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.r_cp.r_qf.,cf.osb&fp=d1857f3f4c67b98e&biw=1920&bih=898

here is another different site showing the same announcement .. this one from March 13, 2012:

http://lavozdelnorte.mx/chiapas/15091.txt

http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=es&u=http://lavozdelnorte.mx/chiapas/15091.txt&ei=HmRpT7jcKYiCsgKU7uWkCQ&sa=X&oi=translate&ct=result&resnum=2&ved=0CEAQ7gEwAQ&prev=/search%3Fq%3Dmega%2Bsimulacro%2Bmarch%26hl%3Den%26client%3Dfirefox-a%26rls%3Dorg.mozilla:en-US:official%26biw%3D1920%26bih%3D898%26tbs%3Dqdr:m%26prmd%3Dimvns

Newspaper La Voz del Norte - Journalism of Truth: The government of Chiapas is ready for the mega drill

The government of Chiapas is ready for the mega drill
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Gazette on 13 March, 2012 9:41:00

As part of the Third Meeting of Cabinet authorities of the 3 orders of
government are prepared to carry out the Mega Drill to
be held on March 20 at about 12 o'clock.
Having made the installation of the "State Committee
Emergencies, "Federal, State, municipal and
Civil Associations held the last meeting of Cabinet with the aim
provide a structure in the control and coordination of resources in case
of a contingency situation.
As a special guest at this workshop was attended by the
Director General of Centro seismic recording instrumentation and AC (CIRES)
Juan Manuel Espinosa Aranda who performed in conjunction with the working group
communications a presentation on the seismic alert system, which
collects data and is used to develop prevention schemes
case of earthquakes.
For the realization of this workshop were installed 14 sets of
work in each instance where a representative delegated and which will act as
link to meet the requirements for the completion of the Mega
Mock.
Through the State Emergency Committee was set up a coordination group
unified in order to consolidate all operational elements relating to
care and emergency management to restore
strategic services.
Note that the Mega Drill will be the perfect setting for
test the work of this committee, which will allow us to evaluate the
current status of the State Civil Protection System to meet a
contingency situation.
In this exercise involving staff from the Ministry of Defence
National Secretary of the Navy, Federal Police, Ministry of Communications
and Transport, Civil Aviation Directorate General, National
Telecommunications, Ministry of Infrastructure, Ministry of the Field,
Ministry of Health, Ministry of Environment and History Nature,
Secretary of Transportation, Red Cross, Fire Department, among many others.
In the event attended by over 100 institutions and units of
three levels of government throughout the state of Chiapas, with the sole
purpose of continuing the work to implement the Mega Drill
on 20 March at 12 o'clock hour.
In this framework were announced management strategies
public to carry out the Mega Drill with Earthquake Scenario
Richter 7.9 °, which referred the action to be taken each
dependence and the methodology of work in case of an emergency.

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Secretary of Defense (william cohen under bill clinton — testified before congress) warning of this being a possibility…

http://www.defense.gov/Transcripts/Transcript.aspx?TranscriptID=674

Q: Let me ask you specifically about last week’s scare here in Washington, and what we might have learned from how prepared we are to deal with that (inaudible), at B’nai Brith.

A: Well, it points out the nature of the threat. It turned out to be a false threat under the circumstances. But as we’ve learned in the intelligence community, we had something called — and we have James Woolsey here to perhaps even address this question about phantom moles. The mere fear that there is a mole within an agency can set off a chain reaction and a hunt for that particular mole which can paralyze the agency for weeks and months and years even, in a search. The same thing is true about just the false scare of a threat of using some kind of a chemical weapon or a biological one. There are some reports, for example, that some countries have been trying to construct something like an Ebola Virus, and that would be a very dangerous phenomenon, to say the least. Alvin Toeffler has written about this in terms of some scientists in their laboratories trying to devise certain types of pathogens that would be ethnic specific so that they could just eliminate certain ethnic groups and races; and others are designing some sort of engineering, some sort of insects that can destroy specific crops. Others are engaging even in an eco- type of terrorism whereby they can alter the climate, set off earthquakes, volcanoes remotely through the use of electromagnetic waves.

So there are plenty of ingenious minds out there that are at work finding ways in which they can wreak terror upon other nations. It’s real, and that’s the reason why we have to intensify our efforts, and that’s why this is so important.

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The russians took CREDIT for the Japan tsunami and earthquake.. view that here:

how to MAKE and earthquake:

Article Source Link: http://sincedutch.wordpress.com/2012/03/21/3202012-alert-mexico-7-9m-earthquake-pre-planned-verified-simulation-for-march-20-2012/

KONY 2012: State Propaganda for a New Generation

By | March 13th, 2012 | Category: Vigilant Reports | 254 comments

The overnight viral sensation KONY 2012 brought worldwide awareness to the African war criminal Joseph Kony. Beneath this commendable cause, lies however an elaborate agenda that is presented in the video in a very manipulative way. We’ll look at the agenda behind KONY 2012 and how it uses reverse psychology to not only justify a military operation in Africa, but to actually have people demand it.

KONY 2012 is a viral sensation that swept the entire world in less than 24 hours. Its main subject is the African rebel leader Joseph Kony, his war crimes and the clearly defined “movement” to stop him.  Countless celebrities have endorsed the movement, news sources have reported it and social media is buzzing with it. While the problem of guerrilla warfare and child soldiers has plagued Africa for decades, and several documentaries have already been produced regarding the issue, this particular 29-minute video made managed to obtain mass exposure and support.

KONY 2012 is less of a documentary than it is a highly efficient infomercial that is tailor-made for the Facebook generation, using state-of-the-art marketing techniques to make its point. Young people like “underground movements” and want to feel like they are changing the world. KONY 2012 taps into these needs to bring about something that is not “hip” or “underground” at all: A military operation in Uganda. Not only that, it urges the participants of the movement to order stuff, to wear bracelets that are associated with an online profile and to record their actions in social media. This makes KONY 2012 the first artificially created movement that is fully track-able, monitor-able and quantifiable by those who engendered it. In other words, what appears to be a movement “from the people” is actually a new way for the elite to advance its agenda.

A Propaganda Experiment

The video begins with an interesting statement: “The next 27 minutes are an experiment. But in order for it to work, you have to pay attention”. It is an experiment as it tests a new, groundbreaking way to get an agenda accepted by the Facebook generation. In the past, when the government needed to justify the invasion of a country, the President would sit in front of the camera and tell the public why war should be declared in this area of the world. In the case of KONY, the military agenda is disguised as grassroots activism, where the US army entering Uganda would be perceived as a “victory of the people”, effectively reversing the communications model.

Towards the end of the video, an image is displayed explaining how decisions (and messages) start from the top of the pyramid (the elite) and are communicated to the masses through mass media and such.

Due to the advent of social media, the above diagram has become a lot less effective to get a message across to the young generation. It is not CNN reports and the President addressing the nation anymore, it is about “liking” Facebook pages and viral YouTube videos. This is where messages now come across. Always studying, analyzing and exploiting the most effective ways to persuade public opinion, KONY 2012 appears to be an attempt to test out the effectiveness of a “viral” propaganda campaign. By creating this “movement” and making young people actually DEMAND the U.S. government intervene in Africa, the masterminds behind this campaign would manage the impossible: Reversing the propaganda model in order to make it emanate from the people. By doing so, the elite’s agenda is not only accepted by the masses, it is perceived as a victory by them.

“We are living in a new world” indeed. The KONY 2012 logo aptly represents how a viral video and social media can reverse the propaganda model. Don’t be fooled however. Power is still not in the hands of the base of the pyramid … far from it. It is all about appearances.

When the war on Iraq was declared, a great portion of young Americans opposed the war. How is it they are now begging the government to send troops to Africa? A simple video, specifically conceived for the Facebook generation did the trick. As it is the case in most campaigns to justify a war, the first goal was to identify a bad guy.

Identifying the Bad Guy

By associating Kony with Bin Laden and Hitler in this poster, KONY 2012 is promoting war.

I have absolutely no intention of defending Joseph Kony or to say “he’s not that bad”. He, along with many other guerrilla factions across Africa, has committed despicable atrocities. However, the problem of child soldiers has existed for decades and there are literally hundreds of Joseph Konys across the African continent. In some cases, some of the armies are actually funded by Western countries. If we would truly go to the root of the issue, we’d discover that Africa has been plagued with the problem of warring factions and rebel guerrillas ever since Western forces “liberated” their colonies and divided the continent of Africa according to Western interests. Indeed, instead of setting the boundaries of each country according to the geographic location of the ethnic groups and tribes that live there, countries were created according to the economic needs of colonizing forces such as Great Britain, France and others. The net result is: A bunch of artificial countries that each contain several tribes, ethnic groups, languages and religions. When one group takes power, the others are repressed, which leads to violence and rebellion. Add to the mix extreme poverty due to resources being siphoned out of Africa by Western countries and you’ve got a breeding ground for merciless warlords. As long as this problem exists, Joseph Konys will continue to emerge in Africa.

But the video mentions none of this. All it says is that arresting Kony would “make the world better”. KONY 2012 is all about identifying a bad guy, “making him famous” and have people demand his death by U.S. forces. Fixing the true cause of problems in the third world has never been on the Agenda. But picking out a “bad guy” to justify military action has always been part of it. If in the case of Saddam Hussein, “facts” (that ultimately proved false) were given to justify the invasion of Iraq. A different technique is being used with Kony, one that originates from advertising.

Any marketing specialist will tell you: “Facts don’t sell, emotions do”.  The first part of KONY 2012 solely addresses emotions. It is about making the filmmaker likeable, showing gut-wrenching images of African kids in pain, in misery and in despair. Then, the turning point: Joseph Kony is the cause of all of this. Not centuries of exploitation and devastation by Western forces in Africa that lead to chaos, lawlessness and poverty. No, it’s Kony. That bastard. George Clooney is really mad at him right now. He even tweeted about it.

Another marketing strategy is to appeal to the lowest common denominator. In other words, to get a message across, one must address the audience as if it was made of kids. KONY 2012 does exactly this by ridiculously oversimplifying the problem and explaining it to an actual child – who represents the viewers.  This is not surprising though, as this is how the masses are perceived by the higher ups.

Once the viewers had their emotions stirred, got infantilized and had the problem spelled out to them as if they were in kindergarten, the table is set for the true goal of the video: Defining the agenda.

Defining the Agenda

KONY 2012 is a movement backed by some of the world’s most powerful entities and has precise goals. As the movie’s intro states, it is an experiment. It is an opportunity to create a movement that can be fully trackable, quantifiable and manageable through social media whose culmination is a U.S. military intervention in Uganda. The carrying out of this mission will not only be perceived as a victory, it will restore young people’s faith in democracy. What the members of this movement might not realize is that they are helping the advancement of the elite’s agenda towards a New World Order.

This poster aptly summarizes how the Illuminati works. Political parties are irrelevant as both work towards the same Agenda.

The second part of the movie let’s go of emotions and describes to the viewers what the elite expects from them. U.S. troops are already in Uganda, but, according to the movie, Kony “changed his tactics”… Damnit Kony, you and your sneaky tactics. Apparently, high tech satellites, unmanned drones and all kinds of radars are not enough to catch this guy. Nope, in order to catch him, a complicated plan, involving the purchase of an “Action Kit” and the registering an ID bracelet on a website is required. Makes sense.

Those who want to “Stop Kony” are required to wear a bracelet bearing a unique code which needs to be registered at a website. Of course, personal information is requested.

Once the bracelet is registered, members can associate it with their Facebook account, which will keep track of all KONY-related actions. The end result is: every single member of KONY 2012 will be known, identified and easily tracked – with constantly updated information. All of this data will of course be collected, scrutinized and stored by those in charge.

Furthermore, members are asked to contribute a “few dollars a month” to TRI, an organization whose ultimate goal is American military intervention in Uganda.

TRI’s logo is an inverted “Peace” sign. In symbolism, an inverted sign means that it stands for the opposite of the regular sign. In other words, TRI is about war. Peace does not involve “equipping” and “training” government forces to fight rebel factions. As the novel 1984 states, WAR IS PEACE, FREEDOM IS SLAVERY, and IGNORANCE IS STRENGTH.

To support the cause and to make it popular, a bunch of elite-sponsored artists and politicians have been enlisted, including Lady Gaga, Jay-Z, Rihanna, Oprah, George Clooney, Bono, etc. While some of them might be genuinely concerned about problems in Africa, most of them are pawns of the elite that are used to promote its agenda.

Am I seeing warmongering George W. Bush in here? The dude that lied to the whole country in order to attack Iraq for its oil and stuff? Hmm. Weird.

After going past the celebrities and the emotions, the end result of this campaign is simple and steeped in real politik: Since the fall of rival superpower USSR, Western forces have sought to bring down and to control regional powers around the world, mostly in third countries. Uganda is part of that plan. The same way the spectre of Bin Laden was used to invade Afghanistan, Kony is being used to enter Uganda.

The video clearly shows what is the goal of this “movement”: U.S. troops taking charge of the Ugandan army, the same way it took charge of the Iraqi, Libyan and other armies in the past few years.

In Conclusion

KONY 2012 is a cleverly orchestrated campaign specifically aimed at today’s youth, the future citizens of the world. Using state-of-the-art techniques and new technologies, the campaign is a first attempt at “reverse propaganda”, where the agenda APPEARS to emanate from the people. By using emotions, irrational thoughts and superficial explanations, KONY 2012 attempts to trick well-meaning people, who desire to make a positive change in the world, to instead fuel a gigantic war machine that is controlled by the world’s elite.

Is KONY 2012 trying to eradicate child-soldiers or is it attempting to create a new kind of child-soldiers?

…Right.

Article Source Link: http://vigilantcitizen.com/vigilantreport/kony-2012-state-propaganda-for-a-new-generation/

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The mining accident that happened in Copiapo, Chile in 2010 brought the entire region worldwide attention as the 33 miners miraculously survived what has been called “a cave-in” at the San Jose copper-gold min in the Atacama Desert.  The men somehow survived for a record 69 days.  When they emerged safe and mostly sound, rumors began to spread from their friends, families, coworkers, eyewitnesses to the rescue, and people there on vacation or otherwise passing through.

First, United States government involvement.  A U.S. drilling company was brought in to take the lead in drilling efforts, although this role has been somewhat minimized after the rescue.  Upon rescue, most of the 33 miners were immediately quarantined and debriefed by black-suited U.S. agents of an unknown agency.  Only 3 men were exempt from this initial debriefing because of extreme dental problems and required immediate dental surgery under general anesthesia.     

The official account states that the other miners were in general good health except for scratch, gouge, puncture and slash wounds resulting from the cave-in and attempts to dig out.  U.S. defense contractors, heavily armed, discreetly guarded a mini-compound occupied by U.S. interests inside the tent city that sprang up around the mining site.    

Stranger is the fact that immediately after “Los 33” (the name given to the miners translating as “The 33”), a team of NASA scientists entered the tunnel system, escorted by armed defense contractors and what appeared to be a Special Forces team, eyewitnesses reported.  A perimeter was then secured around the entrance as a fence was erected, preventing further visual observation.

“What is NASA doing in Chile?” you might ask.  Here is the official answer:  NASA is conducting soil tests of the most arid desert in the world, the Atacama Desert, which also happens to harbor an extensive array of large cavern systems perfect for simulated Mars research.  NASA has stated that the arid conditions and cave formations in the Atacama Desert are good matches for the terrain on Mars and has dispatched a team of scientists there to explore the regions caverns.  It has also been reported that this team of scientists has security provided by defense contractors and Special Operations operatives.  It is quite possible that this team of NASA scientists is the very team sighted entering the San Jose mine after Los 33 was rescued.  But why?

While NASA has publicly admitted to exploring the caves of the Atacama Desert to conduct “Martian research,” there subterranean forays might have a classified mission attached to them as well.  A defense contractor for security who wishes to remain anonymous to retain his or her position has stated that NASA is looking for alien life on our own planet.  The life may or may not be indigenous to Earth, but certainly lives here, deep in major cavern systems, said the contractor.  “For years NASA has had reports of ‘reptoids’ or ‘reptilian humanoids.’ Something happened and they decided to begin investigating. Why in the Atacama, I don’t know.”  He or she continued, “But we found things.  Remains of weird, shredded animals.  Molted skin or something.  And there was a brief firefight after one of our contractors went missing.  The strange thing about his disappearance was all the blood, and then reading that he had been killed in Afghanistan four months later.”  NASA officially ended their Atacama exploration in 2010, perhaps with the events leading up to the Chilean mining disaster in mind.  The friends of Los 33 tell a chilling tale that is far different from the official account provided by mainstream media outlets.

Accoring to people close to Los 33, friends, family and some who simply overheard the stories circulating around, the incident was no simple “cave-in.”  This accounting has been pieced together from various conversations, emails and written letters…

Apparently, while searching for the source of a vein of gold, one of the mining detachments blasted through a wall of rock and discovered an enormous natural cavern on the other side whose walls shined with over a dozen thick veins of gold and other precious metals.  The detachment members were quite happy and some of the men broke protocol by charging into the room to pick-ax gold nuggets.  Word spread quickly, “like bad air,” someone said.  Soon, dozens of miners were all over the cavern entrance, picking at the gold, making lots of noise and ignoring their jobs.  As the detachment leader tried to wrangle the men back into the mine, a small group of men explored farther into the cavern.

Soon, things quieted down a bit, as miners focused on picking at the gold veins.  “Everyone was very happy,” a miner’s relative stated, “until they heard screams coming from across the cavern.  Most of the miners were spooked and ran back into the mines except for the detachment leader who ordered men from his team to come with him to help the screaming men.”  By the time they got to the location of the screaming, it was too late.  They found four or five men (it was hard to tell who was who and if all the parts were still there) in pools of splattered blood.  “It was a gory mess,” said someone.  One of the detachment crew had gotten blood all over himself, having slipped on a puddle of it.  He lost his wits, trying to wipe the blood and gore from his face with an fresh handerchief (later confiscated by NASA for DNA testing).  As they tried to calm him down, the detachment heard hissing and crackling, like nails or claws making way across wet stone.  The team called for help on their walky-talkies and immediately left the cave (“ran for their lives,” in one email account).

Having made their way through the blast hole, they realized that two of them were missing.  More screams echoed from the cavern, these more bloodcurdling than the first set.  The detachment leader made a decision as he saw “bloddy, walking lizards” coming for the blast hole.  He ordered the hole blasted shut immediately and set three crews to work.  In a frantic rush, they rigged explosives as the “reptoids” advanced, still chewing on the remains of the doomed miners who had ventured too far.

One or two repotoids made it through the initial blast hole as crews rolled wire down the tunnel, so as not to be caught in the blast.  Reptoids now in the mining tunnels began to kill anyone foolish enough to challenge them with hand-held, powered mining equipment.  Finally, the explosives were ready and the detachment leader ordered the blast.

The explosion resulted in a cave-in of sorts, sealing the original blast hole under tons of rock.  However, an untold number of the reptilian fiends was loose in their tunnels.  Most, they hoped, had been killed in the blast, but no one was certain how many, if any, were roaming.  More screaming told them that at least one was still lurking.  At this point, the miners believed there were about 44 survivors in the area.  After fighting with the reptoid in the dark for a few hours of hide-and-seek (and having many more deaths), the remaining 33 took shelter in protected area built for cave-ins.  The area also prevented the reptoid from entering.  Here they remained in horror and shock for the next 17 days as more cave-ins happend around them, unsure whether they were caused by the reptoid(s) trying to dig in, out or from blast damage.

Many of Los 33 have developed herpetophobia (fear of lizards, reptiles) since their ordeal. 

With the above account in mind, one might wonder about the true nature of NASA’s ventures into the caverns of the Atacama Desert.  Why bring heavily armed defense contractors and special operations forces on a scientific jaunt into the “underdark?”  Perhaps it is because NASA and our government know something about “what’s down there” than they are letting us in on.  For decades, there have been reports of special operations teams (including British SAS) “exploring” caves around the world, specifically in Central and South America.  Now NASA is involved.  Could there be “alien” life, or at least unknown life, beneath our feet?  For now, it seems that NASA is in some kind of confrontation with subterranean reptilian entities (SREs).

Article Source Link: http://beforeitsnews.com/story/561/214/NASA_VS._REPTOIDS_IN_CHILEAN_MINES.html

“Keep your nose to the ground and your eyes to the sky.”

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An engineer has come up with macabre rollercoaster concept where passengers are thrilled and then ‘killed’.

The chilling Euthanasia Coaster is a theoretical machine engineered to ‘humanely, with elegance and euphoria, take the life of a human being’.

It is designed to subject the rider to a series of unique experiences from euphoria to thrill and from tunnel vision to loss of consciousness.

 
Chilling: The model looks like an ordinary roller coaster until you realised it was designed to kill youChilling: The model, designed by Julijonas Urbonas, looks like an ordinary roller coaster – but is designed to kill

 
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euthanasia
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Ghoulish: A simulated face shows the process of going from consciousness (left), to becoming drowsy and finally dead (right) after succumbing to cerebral hypoxia, or lack of oxygen to the brain, during the ride
 

When travelling at 100m/s, the passenger would then pass away following a lack of oxygen reaching the brain.

The surreal structure is the brainchild of Lithuanian engineer Julijonas Urbonas.

Julijonas has been involved in the field of amusement park development since his childhood and describes himself as an architect and engineer whose work is ‘artistic and philosophical’.

He said: ‘Thanks to the marriage of the advanced cross-disciplinary research in space medicine, mechanical engineering, material technologies and, of course, gravity, the fatal journey is made pleasing, elegant and meaningful.

 
Loop the loop: The force of going round and round continuously causes the brain to be starved of oxygenLoop the loop: The force of going round and round continuously causes the brain to be starved of oxygen

 
Spiraling to death: The loops get tighter and tighter as the roller coaster progresses

Spiraling to death: The loops get tighter and tighter as the roller coaster progresses

 
Dizzting: Urbonas's creation is designed as more of an artistic creation than real possibility

Dizzting: Urbonas’s creation is designed as more of an artistic creation than real possibility

‘Celebrating the limits of the human body but also the liberation from the horizontal life, this ‘kinetic sculpture’ is in fact the ultimate roller coaster.’

Julijonas’ design is inspired by the words of John Allen, the former president of the famous ride maker, Philadelphia Toboggan Company.

Allen once said: ‘The ultimate roller coaster is built when you send out twenty-four people and they all come back dead.’

However, the surreal concept has been criticised by a leading anti-euthanasia organisation which sees the ‘imaginative’ coaster as something which could be easily abused.

 
Madcap: The roller coaster's Lithuanian creator Julijonas Urbonas.

Madcap: The roller coaster’s Lithuanian creator Julijonas Urbonas.

Dr Peter Saunders from Care Not Killing said: ‘Whilst appreciating the artist’s sense of humour and light-heartedness, we also need to remember that the life a human being cannot ever be taken ‘humanely with elegance and euphoria’ and with this method the last sensation would more probably be one of overwhelming vertigo and fright.

‘Euthanasia rightly remains illegal because any law allowing it could so easily be abused.

‘Vulnerable people – the sick, elderly, disabled or depressed – would feel under pressure, whether real or imagined, to request early death.

‘Let’s hope that this imaginative method never becomes legal.’
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2107238/Euthanasia-Macabre-concept-roller-coaster-thrills–kills-you.html#ixzz1nldDiDUR

 
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