Tuesday, 28 November 2017
The social media giant is known in every corner of the globe
A place for people to share their photos funny memes and sometimes darker content
We have seen the media mammoth slowly roll out ever increasing censorship and in most cases this has been justified
No one wants to see ISIS recruitment videos when searching for a family member or a long lost friend
But Mark Zuckerberg the founder of the company has begun to move into the realms of politics and with his media influence this could be world changing.
He recently wrote a 6000 word Manifesto laying out his ideas and plans for the community.
In this comment he uses the phrase “social infrastructure” 15 times so this is obviously an important point for him he writes
“In times like these, the most important thing we at Facebook can do is develop the social infrastructure to give people the power to build a global community that works for all of us.”
So what IF there is an agenda, no big deal right its only social media!!
Well it is a huge deal and could have real world repercussions.
The platform is a major communications network, enabling people to easily contact almost anyone anywhere around the globe and although for most part this is a great way to share wedding photos and send birthday messages for some it is a place to garner support and organize their social or political movement.
And this is where the manipulation begins Facebook can decide and has decided in the past what post they push and which they bury.
The Fake news movement being a good example of this covert censorship.
They are steering the online narrative.
“One example of a meaningful group is a page that helps connect refugees with people who are willing to provide them with housing. Another example is a parenting community that connects parents with each other in their local communities. Essentially, what distinguishes a meaningful group is that it's embedded in our offline lives. They are, in other words, connected to local geographical areas.”
These groups organizing through the platform may seem beneficial to a community and when it is on a small local scale in can be.
The problem arrives when Zuckerberg’s Monster starts to influence actual political campaigns.
Zuckerberg has boasted that his platform can make and break politicians those with the largest following often winning their campaign and going onto to seats of power.
If this really the case this makes Facebook the man behind the curtain the puller of strings and the maker of political careers.
Okay so I hear you saying this what people want, the social platform just providing a place for them to show and share support.
This would be true if there was no motive behind the CEO’s plan but he is not a benevolent leader.
He views the future as global and Facebook as the platform that can form the backbone of a network of people to defeat those that have a more nationalistic view point.
Zuckerberg saying that he's thinking of creating "worldwide voting system"
The danger here is exposure, both viewpoints have positives and negatives and the political systems around the world have been designed to give their citizens an even vote and say on which way they move forward as countries.
Admittedly some governments are better than others, but do we want a hand this power over to a single private corporate entity like Facebook?
Another issue is that Zuckerberg may have an agenda but he will not wield control that is planned to be handed over to machine AI.
He comments that he is not adverse to machines handling the decisions on fake news and abuse but thinks the singularity will have to occur first.
So what do I take away from his ideas and comments?
He is an admitted globalist and his willingness to hand his power over to AI is worrying.
He is just another voice in an increasing movement of people whom feel that we need to become a global community with a one world government over seeing everything.
This plan has been talked about for hundreds of years and you can take your pick of conspiracy channels they will all have something to say on this topic.
The scary thing is that we are now at the point where it could happen
A worldwide network like Facebook manipulated by people and eventually AI could easily maneuver the billions of users into thinking in the way they want.
Any persons wishing to combat this movement being silenced in the digital realm.
IF Facebook moves forward and implements AI control, who’s to know if this AI created out the singularity will even want to follow its masters agenda.
Pick your story Frankenstein’s monster, Terminator and Skynet we have seen these warnings of the created turning on the creator.
A little paranoia could be a good thing!
Or maybe people will just log out and never return, after all the power of the Media Giant comes from its users.
Push those user too far and they may leave your platform leaving the network powerless.
What do think will happen IF Facebook implements AI control?
Let me know in the comments below
Saturday, 25 November 2017
It is said that modern humans have walked the planet for a period of around 200, 000 years
This figure based on the remains that have been found in Ethiopia.
During this time we as a species and as societies have been through many changes
We have risen from groups of hunter gathers to living in huge urban centers
This process is broken into ages
An age being a distinct period of history. A Time when a new development in how society functioned changed mankind forever.
We now these ages well, early human history can be divided into three ages: stone, bronze, and iron.
These three ages based on the tools that were made and used at a certain time.
The time periods between these ages are different to each society as the knowledge took time to permeate around the globe.
However we can see a pattern forming in these dates
The longest period being the Stone Age, but once the use of metals begins we see that the time between ages is reduced
And with each new development that gap in the timeline looks to follow a pattern of change arriving quicker and quicker.
This leading us to today and the modern era
The Industrial Age or Modern era is generally taken to refer to the time post-1800.
This is the time, the industrial revolution began in Western Europe.
We can then break the modern era down into periods
The early modern period began approximately in the early 16th century; notable historical milestones included the European Renaissance, the Age of Discovery, and the Protestant Reformation.
The late modern period began approximately in the mid-18th century; notable historical milestones included the French Revolution, the American Revolution, the Industrial Revolution and the Great Divergence. It took all of human history up to 1804 for the world's population to reach 1 billion; the next billion came just over a century later, in 1927
Contemporary history is the span of historic events from approximately 1945 that are immediately relevant to the present time.
This timeline was also broken down in to ages by the Hesiod a Greek author
He wrote “The Five Ages of Man”, a text describing five distinct ages of man.
He puts these AGES in the order of Gold, Silver, Bronze, Hero, and Iron which would be today.
This idea of mankind now living in a fifth age is also found in other cultures, The Hopi a Native American tribe have teachings and prophecies about this age.
Christianity teaches of the six ages of man and it is found in other religions such as Buddhism.
These teachings warn us that we face an apocalyptic future but how true are they?
The modern era the world post industrial revolution can be broken down into 4 parts
The first industrial age
Beginning in Britain in the 18th century and from there spreading to other parts of the world, the term Industrial Revolution was first popularized by the English economic historian Arnold Toynbee (1852–83) to describe Britain's economic development from 1760 to 1840.
The development of steam powered machinery drove the rapid expansion of the British Empire and kick started global modernization.
Locomotives, steamboats and steamships, hot blast iron smelting and new technologies, such as the electrical telegraph, pushing mankind quickly into the second industrial revolution.
The Second Industrial Revolution came in the early 20th century, when Henry Ford mastered the moving assembly line and ushered in the age of mass production.
A time when these new innovations including the new steel making processes and the large-scale manufacture of machined tools lead to increasingly more advanced machinery in factories.
The third revolution is well under way. Manufacturing has gone digital.
Technologies are converging: software, new materials, robots, and new processes like three-dimensional printing. Web-based sales and services. The factories of the past based on cranking out zillions of identical products today we see more individualized production almost a move back to traditional crafting but using modern methods.
The pace of development continuing to follow the ever increasing speed of change.
Some would say we are now on the cusp of the fourth industrial revolution and this is when things start to get a little crazy.
The speed of current breakthroughs has no historical precedent.
When we compare the previous industrial revolutions, the Fourth is evolving at an exponential rather than a linear pace.
It is disrupting almost every industry in every country.
These changes herald the transformation of entire systems of production, management, and governance even what it means to be human.
Billions of people are connected by mobile devices, these devices offer an unprecedented amount processing power, huge storage capacity, and access to unlimited knowledge.
Emerging technological breakthroughs such as artificial intelligence, robotics, the Internet of Things.
Autonomous vehicles, 3-D printing, nanotechnology, biotechnology, materials science, energy storage, and quantum computing all are taking their first steps into real applications.
Scientist, Engineers, and architects are using computational design, additive manufacturing, materials engineering, and synthetic biology to build a symbiosis between microorganisms, our bodies, the products we consume, and even the spaces in which we live.
These huge developments will provide massive improvements in the quality of life to some but maybe not to all.
Economists Erik Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAfee have highlighted, the fourth revolution could cause greater inequality, and it has the potential to disrupt labor markets.
Automation substitute’s labor across the entire economy, the displacement of workers by machines might worsen.
Organizations could be unable or unwilling to adapt to these new technologies and that governments could fail to employ or regulate these technologies properly.
This creating new security concerns, inequalities could grow rather than shrink if things are not managed properly.
But these social and economic threats may well be the least of our worries.
We are entering a time when we are beginning to alter the very fabric of our being.
Technology has now made the process of gene modification a fairly simple procedure and we could see its use becoming ever more common place. The editing of genes passed on through generation’s scientist taking over from Mother Nature and steering humanity on a path they decide!
J. Craig Venter, a bio-entrepreneur whose company helped map the genome, reached a new milestone. He built the world's first synthetic, self-replicating chromosome.
He loaded some homemade synthetic DNA into a bacterial cell and watched it grow and divide.
By his own reckoning, he had created "life."
Biologists of the future will learn how to program viruses and bacteria and use them to deliver custom-made cures.
This could also be used for harm, bioterrorists engineering deadly superbugs that target us at a genetic level.
The development of robotics and AI could mean that the population they replace become surplus to the ever more powerful economic machine, these people then pushed out of society the world being split into a two cast just like the movie Elysium.
The internet of things could remove all privacy and control, access to homes given to those that provide the technologies.
The food we eat, the online content we consume the personal products we use all become public knowledge and the power to take this away from a person would almost be akin to removing them from society.
A digital presence becoming as important as, or more important than the physical.
Cyberattacks could wipe a person from existence or even turn their home against them.
AI may grow out of the ever more sophisticated online programs this might allow machines to take over the world “terminator style” deciding we’ are irrelevant and organizing our destruction.
Drones first built for fun now become ever more deadly, swarms of armed Nano-drones patrol the globe, used in policing and military capacities they are source of constant threat and surveillance.
This is at our door step today, with a convention recently held in Geneva to discuss “lethal autonomous weapons systems”
The fourth industrial revolution may see us change more than just ourselves and society. We may alter the planet significantly.
Geoengineering may become common.
Science and technology used to "hack" the planet
Global warming continues, scientists create ways to artificially cool the atmosphere.
Blocking the sun's rays or sucking up excess CO2.
Spraying chemical aerosols like sulfur dioxide into the atmosphere to bounce a fraction of sunlight back into space
Pouring iron into the ocean to spur algae blooms that consume CO2
Spraying a mist of seawater into low-lying clouds to make them brighter, reflecting more sunlight
Planting forests of artificial trees that use chemical reactions to absorb and store CO2
Messing with planet could end up causing more problems than it solves.
But as with any of the previous industrial revolutions, it will fall on us to navigate a path that is best for all.
If we succeed the benefits could be mind-blowing we could be entering a world that has only been imagined in the realms of Science fiction.
Maybe we will finally take to stars and populate other planets.
So IF humanity makes it through the forth revolution and the world is now a very different place what could we see if we look at the fifth revolution?
What kind of world could that offer us?
What are your thoughts on this, do you think we will survive the fourth industrial revolution, what do you think the fifth will offer us?
Let me know in the comments below
Wednesday, 22 November 2017
What if the historical time frame we have been taught is wrong?
What if there is actually a huge period of our history that is fake?
Welcome to phantom time.
This Phantom Time Hypothesis, claims the middle ages were a fabrication.
297 years of history is a lie and we are in fact living in the year 1720.
Where did this idea come from?
What evidence is there?
Let’s take look at phantom time!
And the majority of people believe the history we know played out just as historians say it did.
But what if those beliefs are wrong and what we have been told is history didn’t happen is there a conspiracy to hide a large chunk of our past?
According to German historian Heribert Illig the answer is, Yes!
He claims that we are living in the year 1720, and that the Gregorian calendar is fantasy or fabrication, and that a large piece of middle Ages has been completely made up.
The historian claims to have archeological evidence which supports his ideas.
The Phantom Time Hypothesis was put forward by the scholar in 1991.
He claims A conspiracy was entered into in 1000 AD by three world rulers of the time, they wanted to change the dating system used.
Pope Sylvester II, Holy Roman Emperor Otto III, and Byzantine Emperor Constantine VII conspired and altered the calendar making it seem as if the Holy Roman Emperor Otto’s reign started in the millennial year of 1000 AD.
The ruler actually took power in the year 996.
His reason for wishing to change this date was egotistical, his thinking was that 1000 sounded a lot more meaningful than 996.
The trio altered existing documents, and created bogus events in history and even created people to provide false alibi for their created time period.
Those of you out who follow conspiracy news may see parallels with modern false flags and crisis actors, but that’s a whole other topic for some other time.
Its said The Holy Roman Emperor Charlemagne was not real he was not a ruler as history tells us, but simply myth.
A character with more in common with King Arthur and legend than historical fact.
A result of this tampering and forgery of history, an extra 297 years have been tacked on to history.
Illig’s claims may sound ridiculous but he says there is more evidence throughout Europe..
He says that there is an inadequate system for dating medieval artifacts, and an over-reliance on written history.
His research, points to the years between 614 and 911 AD not adding up.
Before 614 there are many records of historically significant events, this pattern is repeated with the years after 911.
The years between these dates are unusually lacking in major historical happenings.
He claims he has also found mathematical discrepancies between the Julian and Gregorian calendar.
The Julian calendar reports a period of 1 year as 365.25 days long,
The Gregorian calendar claims it’s 11 minutes shorter than that.
11 mins may sound like an unimportant amount of time, but add those 11 mins into the calculation of time over the centuries and things can become very different.
The historian also claims that the Roman architecture of the 10th century found in western Europe is from a more modern time period.
Phantom Time may seem way out there but it does have its supporters.
Dr. Hans-Ulrich Niemitz wrote a paper named “Did the Early Middle Ages Really Exist?” in this paper he claims that the period of history is untrue and provides more evidence to support Illig’s claim.
“Between Antiquity (1 AD) and the Renaissance (1500 AD) historians count approximately 300 years too many in their chronology, In other words: the Roman emperor Augustus really lived 1700 years ago instead of the conventionally assumed 2000 years.”
The discrepancies between the Julian and Gregorian calendars are also highlighted in this paper along with the lack of reliable historical sources.
Phantom Time Hypothesis is disputed by the majority of historians.
They argue today’s calendar being correct and use the recorded dates of solar eclipses to support their view.
They also point to documented histories from other parts of the world that overlap with the “missing” time periods.
Could Illig be correct are we living in the wrong year?
What does that mean for my birthday?
Before I go changing my calendar to account for these extra 297 years I would love to know what you guys think.
Is this just a crackpot idea or do you think it’s possible?
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