Redlands, California, U.S. (March 115-17, 2015)– The 17th Gyalwa Karmapa, Ogyen Trinley Dorje delivered a lecture on the theme of ‘Caring Connections: Compassion, Technology and the Environment after meeting with both students and faculty at Stanford campus as part of his two-day visit to the campus and his two-month tour of the United States. The […]
technology and the internet
Swedish prosecutors have offered to question Julian Assange in London – where he is currently holed up at the Ecuadorian embassy. The whistleblower is wanted in Sweden on sex assault charges, which he denies.
Here is a documentary made by Adam Curtis, a British film maker known for thinking outside the box. He analyses the development of computer technologies from the silicon valley and the influence of Ayn Rand’s anarcho-individualistic philosophy on the current vision of an Internet-geek society in which all economic and political activities will be controlled […]
Chemtrails: the Secret War It is a war against the whole planet, done for immediate profit, which turns the earth into a closed greenhouse that entraps heat, poisons the soil and water with chemicals that are damaging to the nervous system of humans and animals, uses infectious organisms like Eschericia coli to form “water nuclei” in […]
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.
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 […]