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Oct 19, 2014

Hackers Infiltrated Power Grids in U.S., Spain

Posted by in category: hacking

By Arik Hesseldahl — Re/Code

Hacked Screen

Hackers operating somewhere in Eastern Europe have penetrated the networks of energy companies in the U.S., Spain, France and several other countries and may have gained the ability to carry out cyber-sabotage attacks, researchers at the security company Symantec said today.

In what’s being described as a departure from typical hacking attacks that are intended to steal intellectual property, the attackers gained access to industrial control systems used to maintain power grids and oil and gas pipelines and had the ability to take over operations or even damage them.

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Oct 19, 2014

Stopping the Spread of Ebola through Augmented Reality

Posted by in categories: augmented reality, medical, mobile phones

Flickr By spcbrass

The headlines pound away at us day after day with ominous news. Ebola has the potential to spread around the globe through rapid transport on airplanes, trains and automobiles. The United States Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and other health experts do not recommend shutting down air travel from West Africa. “If you try to shut down air travel and sea travel, you risk affecting to a huge extent the economy, people’s livelihoods and their ability to get around without stopping the virus from traveling,” said Greg Hartl, a World Health Organization spokesperson.

In a recent poll, a majority of Americans believe air travel restrictions are a necessity to stop the spread of Ebola in the United States. In fact, 56 percent said the federal government should bar those who have “recently” been in Ebola nations from entering the U.S. It is obvious we must find better ways to use technology to our advantage to detect people who are showing symptoms of the virus. This is where augmented reality and wearable technology can improve our detection rate of sick people stricken with Ebola.

Currently Ebola screening is taking place at five United States airports: Newark, Atlanta, Chicago, New York and Washington. US government officials claim that 95% of travels from West Africa would go through those airports to enter the United States. Once a traveller passed a screener check-point, they would be free to enter the US without being monitored after that point.

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Oct 18, 2014

FUTURISM UPDATE (October 19, 2014)

Posted by in category: futurism

FUTURISM UPDATE (October 19, 2014)


Why Aren’t Tropical Island Nations Embracing Renewable Energy?

LINKEDIN: Marilyn Monroe in London and Continuous Performance Improvement

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Oct 18, 2014

Marilyn Monroe in London and Continuous Performance Improvement

Posted by in categories: business, economics, education, energy, existential risks, futurism

Marilyn Monroe in London and Continuous Performance Improvement

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This is an actual story.

I was the Insurance Broker House EVP for the world’s global oil corporation number two and got asked a delicate official favor from the Client.

To give you an idea of this piece of business, the Client was paying cash US$ 100 million for insured and re-insured premiums over their fixed and liquid assets. The latter via a major and reputable London Reinsurance Brokerage House.

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Oct 18, 2014

Pa. department backs seed library protocol as reaction grows

Posted by in categories: environmental, food, government
Joseph T. Simpson Public Library's new seed library

The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture sees its new protocol for seed libraries as an opportunity to safely regulate them while saving an organization or person from liability.

Proponents of seed libraries, however, see the department’s efforts as a way to effectively shut down movement to grow and maintain local seed varieties.

The issue at hand stems back to April 26, when the Joseph T. Simpson Public Library opened a seed library, in which it would allow residents to “borrow” seeds and then offer seeds back to the library to start the process over again. It’s the second part of that process that caught the attention of the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture, which then contacted the Cumberland County Library System to rectify what it saw as a violation of the Pennsylvania Seed Act of 2004.

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Oct 17, 2014

FUTURISM UPDATE (October 18, 2014)

Posted by in category: futurism

FUTURISM UPDATE (October 18, 2014)


LINKEDIN: “Currents and Undercurrents?” by @SciCzar on @LinkedIn….ercurrents

LINKEDIN: Bart and Homer on The Iliad!

CIO: McDonald’s CIO on Why It’s Supporting Apple Pay on Launch Day….ce=ciosotd

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Oct 17, 2014

Getting Apple, Amazon, Microsoft and Fortune-500s to Uninterruptedly Buy From You!

Posted by in category: futurism

Getting Apple, Amazon, Microsoft and Fortune-500s to Uninterruptedly Buy From You!


Amazon, Apple, Berkshire Hathaway Corporation, Mitsubishi Motors, Honda, Daimler-Chrysler’s Mercedes-Benz, Toyota, Royal Dutch Shell Oil Company, Google, Xerox, Exxon-Mobil, Boeing, Amazon, Procter & Gamble, NASA and DARPA, Lockheed Martin, RAND Corporation and HUDSON Institute, Northrop Grumman Corporation, GEICO, Microsoft, etc.


You are going to need to prepare thyself breathtakingly. You will need a Brioni suit and a silk tie and understand, later on below this material, how to get lucky via Rampant Rocket Science.

FIRST. You fully study the corporation’s story and current culture and lexicon. You always study about their own problem-solving methodologies, proprietary or otherwise.

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Oct 17, 2014

Bart and Homer on The Iliad!

Posted by in category: futurism

Bart and Homer on The Iliad!

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Bart: Dad, why do you say knowledge is a soup?

Homer: Son, because since time immemorial and before the advent of the Industrial Revolution, every type of knowledge was somewhat related to the other type. Tony does some nice chatting about it.

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Oct 17, 2014

British Supermarket to Power Itself Solely With Food Waste

Posted by in category: energy

Brandon Baker — Nation of Change

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It’s good to refrain from wasting energy, but it’s even better to procure energy from items that you otherwise would waste.

That’s the thinking behind the latest announcement from Sainsbury’s, the second largest chain of supermarkets in the United Kingdom. The chain’s Cannock location will soon be powered solely by the company’s own food waste. Waste management and recycling firm Biffa has partnered with the store to use its advanced anaerobic digestion (AD) facilities and a power link that allows the Cannock store to use the waste generated from Sainsbury’s other locations.

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Oct 17, 2014

Alchemy vs Networks: The cure for ageing will come — but it will not be something physical

Posted by in categories: aging, biotech/medical, complex systems, evolution, life extension, transhumanism

Since ancient times people have been searching for the secret of immortality. Their quest has always been, without exception, about a physical item: a fountain, an elixir, an Alchemist’s remedy, a chalice, a pill, an injection of stem cells or a vial containing gene-repairing material. It has never been about an abstract concept.

Our inability to find a physical cure for ageing is explained by a simple fact: We cannot find it because it does not exist. It will never exist.

Those who believe that someday some guy is going to discover a pill or a remedy and give it to people so that we will all live forever are, regrettably, deluded.

I should highlight here that I refer to a cure for the ageing process in general, and not a cure for a specific medical disease. Biotechnology and other physical therapies are useful in alleviating many diseases and ailments, but these therapies will not be the answer to the basic biological process of ageing.

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