Monthly Archives: October 2012

The Age of Transitions

The Age of Transitions is a documentary about converging technology, transhumanism, artificial intelligence, life extension, brain implants, social science, propaganda, nanotechnology, eugenics, geopolitics, world revolution, and more. It delves into how Darwinism has been used as a tool of eugenics … Continue reading

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Plutocrats: The Rise of the New Global Super-Rich and the Fall of Everyone Else

Chrystia Freeland (Author),  Visit Amazon’s Chrystia Freeland Page There has always been some gap between rich and poor in this country, but in the last few decades what it means to be rich has changed dramatically. Alarmingly, the greatest income gap … Continue reading

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Our Words Are Our Weapons

Let’s rectify some names ourselves. We often speak as though the source of so many of our problems is complex and even mysterious. I’m not sure it is. You can blame it all on greed: the refusal to do anything … Continue reading

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How Human Beings Almost Vanished From Earth In 70,000 B.C.

http://www.npr.org/blogs/krulwich/2012/10/22/163397584/how-human-beings-almo st-vanished-from-earth-in-70-000-b-c Add all of us up, all 7 billion human beings on earth, and clumped together we weigh roughly 750 billion pounds. That, says Harvard biologist E.O. Wilson, is more than 100 times the biomass of any large animal … Continue reading

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Human civilization on the brink

The sad news is all that anti-nuclear propaganda is really going to put human civilization on the brink due to climate change. Japan is a eveloped country. I am sure nothing is going to happen. In fact, Fukushima has caused … Continue reading

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Communism, Capitalism

Truth that is the equivalent of knowing that the emperor has no clothes,  is that our specious certainly won’t survive much longer under a capitalist system of productions, the incentives are the exact opposite of what’s needed in a world with finite … Continue reading

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Nukes

Here are two interesting plots. Vic

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An $8 Trillion Fungus Among Us

http://www.colorado.edu/philosophy/vstenger/Drift9.doc The critical device in this is the neutron source.  These are the more highly classified parts of the bomb.There have been a number of refinements on these weapons.  The detonation involves a mix of HE explosives that surround the … Continue reading

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Dažas ābeces patiesības

Virsraksta tekstu varētu turpināt: par kurām mūsu sabiedrībā nerunā. Vai nu tāpēc, ka ‘to jau visi  zina’, vai arī tādēļ, ka nezina. Manuprāt, galvenokārt tādēļ, ka  pakalpīgie izglītības un MIL darbinieki nerunā un neraksta to, kas nepatīk tam, kas maksā … Continue reading

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David Wasdell – Scientific Voice and the IPCC

A short (8 minute) video by David Wasdell, Director of the Apollo-Gaia Projects http://aglmedia.co.uk/index.php/wasdell-ipcc Those of us not infested with the various religious mental illnesses, like Christianity, Objectivism etc. know well the game is over for Humankind. One wonders if … Continue reading

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The Rise of Big History: An Evolutionary Pedagogy for the Future

Dustin Eirdosh Dustin Eirdosh Ethical Technology Video: http://ieet.org/index.php/IEET/more/eirdosh20120914 Big History “seeks to understand the integrated history of the cosmos, earth, life, and humanity using the best available empirical evidence and scholarly methods” – but Big History is also about the … Continue reading

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2045: A New Era for Humanity

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The 21st Century: a Brief Glance at the Next 9 Decades

Dick Pelletier Dick Pelletier Positive Futurist  Posted: Sep 15, 2012 What can we expect over the next ninety years? If we track expected progress in today’s science and technologies, we can create a plausible scenario of how our twenty-first century … Continue reading

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Life Is Like A Cup of Coffee

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How the U.S. Can Reinvent Manufacturing

By Stephen Hoover  |  September 8, 2012, 1:39 PM http://techonomy.com/2012/09/how-the-u-s-can-reinvent-manufacturing/ Visās modernās civilizācijas  mēs novērojam darba ražīguma pieaugumu – zemes apstrāde lauksaimniecībā, dzīvnieku pieradināšana un izmantošana, transporta attīstība, mašīnu izmantošana, sakaru, komunikācijas un informācijas apstrāde. Šo attīstību pavada veco darba … Continue reading

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The Soviet Cuban Missile Crisis: Castro, Mikoyan, Kennedy, Khrushchev, and the Missiles of November

Washington, DC, October 10, 2012 – In November 1962, Cuba was preparing to become the first nuclear power in Latin America—at the time when the Kennedy administration thought that the Cuban Missile Crisis was long resolved and the Soviet missiles … Continue reading

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Spitzer space telescope observations reveal expansion rate of the Universe

http://www.gizmag.com/hubble-spitzer-expansion-universe-redshift-cepheid/24457/?utm_source=Gizmag+Subscribers&utm_campaign=71d6884cb4-UA-2235360-4&utm_medium=email The size and age of our Universe is not only a critically important issue in cosmology, but is also among the most controversial and delicate of the cosmological questions. Infrared observations made using NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope have now … Continue reading

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When will consciousness emerge?

Abstract. In order to speak about something coherently an agreement about basic notions is necessary. The article is a short rewiev about one particular but important and essential question in the field of AI: the consciousness. The main idea is to … Continue reading

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Biology and Human Behavior: The Neurological Origins of Individuality

By  Professor Robert Sapolsky From time immemorial, the more philosophical among us have pondered: “What is the essence of who I am? What is it that has made me who I am?” Behavioral biology is the science of trying to … Continue reading

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Albert Einstein on Religion and Science

In this file: Religion and Science, New York Times Magazine, November 9, 1930 Science and Religion I, Address: Princeton Theological Seminary, May 19, 1939 Science and Religion II, Science, Philosophy and Religion, A Symposium, 1941 Religion and Science: Irreconcilable? The … Continue reading

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Urgent need for AI

Theory of games is simple and elegant mathematical approach for modeling human behavior. I have used it to model the decision of humanity when confronted with questions like: is global warming real or not and, is asteroid impact possible or … Continue reading

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SpaceX Dragon capsule arrives at Space Station with precious cargo

October 10, 2012 Dragon spacecraft at ISS (credit: NASA) A privately built robotic space capsule arrived at the International Space Station early Wednesday (Oct. 10) to make the first-ever commercial cargo delivery to the orbiting lab under a billion-dollar deal … Continue reading

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Foods that each family uses

Interesting comparison Foods that each family uses during the week and the number of members per family غذا، یک هفته، تعداد اعضای خانواده GERMANY: The Melander family of Bargteheide – 2 adults, 2 teenagers Food expenditure for one week: 375.39 … Continue reading

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Homo Mysterious: Evolutionary Puzzles of Human Nature

http://scienceagainstevolution.info/vol16-12.pdf Book Description Publication Date: June 29, 2012 For all that science knows about the living world, notes David P. Barash, there are even more things that we don’t know, genuine evolutionary mysteries that perplex the best minds in biology. … Continue reading

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Heaven Is Real: A Doctor’s Experience With the Afterlife

When a neurosurgeon found himself in a coma, he experienced things he never thought possible—a journey to the afterlife.  As a neurosurgeon, I did not believe in the phenomenon of near-death experiences. I grew up in a scientific world, the … Continue reading

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