A most amusing talk from Jaques Fresco on his futurist vision for the World. My favourite bit is the story about his racist Jewish Mother and the guilt trip he laid upon her to get her to like his friend. The Venus Project in Slovenia. Jacques Fresco comes in at 17:15.
technology and the internet
What is Net Neutrality, and why is it so important to the future of the Internet? Find out by joining Robert Foster as he takes a whimsical trip into the World Wide Web, with its founder Tim Berners-Lee.
“You have nothing to fear if you have done nothing wrong” is the mantra by those that push the global surveillance. Nothing to fear if you are not a threat. What are the threats? But what if you are not threat, but just ask awkward questions? What then? And surely most of us have done […]
Freedom is the right to tell people what they do not want to hear. ~George Orwell Judging from all the reports, America’s National Security Agency (NSA) can do just about anything involving the communication of just about anyone. They can tell who you’ve been calling by phone; and if they suspect you’ve been calling the […]
I hope we will use the Net to cross barriers and connect cultures.–Tim Berners-Lee On November 23rd, 2013, British inventor of the World Wide Web, Tim Berners-Lee, warned that “Internet surveillance by British and US spying agencies has posed a threat to online freedom and the future of democracy.” Describing the activities by the US […]
This story caught my eye and twisted my lip into a wry smile. Progress is indeed a wonderful thing, the Russians have ordered typewriters each with a unique fingerprint (to detect and trace copies) to stop their top secrets being hacked and/or leaked. “Unlike printers, every typewriter has its own indvidual pattern of type so […]
Sara Taha Moughnieh Hezbollah Secretary General Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah delivered a speech on Friday, during a ceremony celebrating the seventh anniversary of victory in the July 2006 war.His eminence started his speech with a greeting to the martyrs and wounded who fell only one day before the celebration in the terrorist blast which hit Ruwais […]
Israel is the world’s biggest exporter of military drones, used around the world for everything from surveillance to precision rocket attacks on speeding cars in remote locales. Israel’s drone program hasn’t stirred as much controversy as its American counterpart, but not because their targeted killings are any less fatal. VICE sent Simon Ostrovsky to a […]
Imagine a world in which illogical statements would be automatically nullified and prosecuted. A government would legislate a law saying that an organization – call it corporation, company or municipality – enjoys in the eye of the law the status of a person and … swishhhhh, the Logical Police would appear like Rambo in Vietnam […]
Due to circumstances beyond my control (hackers using sql-injections), we have had to ditch the old deliberation theme as it has become fatally corrupted. I know this is annoying for everyone who has grown used to it, but really there is no way of going back. There were other underlying problems with the old theme […]
The creator of Bitcoin– who I think he is, and why.
The Festo company has just released a dragonfly drone called the BionicOpter, with carbon fibre wings that beat at 20 seconds a second, it is truly awe inspiring copy of the real natural wonder of a dragonfly. The technical specs are as follows. Wingspan of 63 cm Weight 175 grams remote control via smart phone […]
As technology allows machines to make their own decisions, warfare will become bloodier – and less accountable. –George Monbiot Relatively little has appeared in the mainstream media about recent drone warfare. Following 9/11, the development and use of drones has been a major military goal for both the U.S. and the U.K. A prime justification […]
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Hezbollah confirms sending drone into Israeli airspace Sayyed Nasrallah: Drone Is Ours, It Won’t Be the Last… October 11, 2012 by occupiedpalestine Note occpal: This post will be updated with the transcript and video of the speech as soon as available. Hezbollah Secretary-General Seyyed Hassan Nasrallah (file photo) PRESSTV | Thu Oct […]
The Jerusalem Post reported a religious call from a rabbi who declared the I-Phone “impure”: I wrote about this story only two days ago, speculating on the eventual outcome. “A rabbi in Bnei Brak, known as “the preacher of uprightness,” invited dozens of his students to an iPhone-smashing ceremony at a synagogue in the city’s […]
In this episode, Max Keiser and Stacy Herbert discuss tuning in, dropping out and the modern day opting out. They also talk about ‘high value’ customers being fast tracked at Heathrow in the name of expediency; while in the US poor people are fast tracked into a private debt collectors’ kickback scheme with the help […]
This article by Paul Rogers was originally published at www.opendemocracy.net under a Creative Commons licence. * * * *There are striking connections across decades and enmities in the evolving methods of armed warfare. In particular, non-state actors will soon be deploying versions of the armed-drones now wielded by western powers. * * * * The […]
Once every few decades, one can enjoy a rare moment of intellectual delight, when something suspected right during the entire period but that was opposed to mainstream views, is found to be true. Many years ago, I was performing my third rotational research at the Weizmann Institute of Science. Since the establishment is interdisciplinary in […]
Apologies whilst doing some work to increase our security at deLiberation I accidentally managed to take the whole site down for 7 hours or so. We did not get hacked, it was just me messing things up. Our AbNormal service has now been resumed. Thank You for you patience. OM.
I have written over the years about the encroaching surveillance state, the spread of CCTV and the increasing use of drones in our skies. When the North East of England introduced talking CCTV cameras that could bark orders at passing pedestrians in 2008, I thought that we were fast approaching the reductio ad absurdum point — and indeed this subject has raised a wry laugh from audiences […]
The Unbearable Speed of Modern Times New level of deterrence achieved There aren’t many reasons for praising the violent epoch we live in; the most violent states in human history claim being egalitarian and kind, while in fact they persecute everybody daring to efficiently criticize them. Their violent presidents receive Peace Nobel Prizes and congratulate […]
This article by Jack Serle was orignially published on The Bureau Of Investigative Journalism website under a Creative Commons License * * * * The military drones that maraud the skies from Afghanistan to Somalia are increasingly catching the public’s attention. The US’ supposedly secret war rarely seems to leave the news pages. But are […]