"How 5G Wireless Technology Makes Us ‘Lab Rats’ - People should worry." - Professor Narcís Parés, University Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona.
As Parés explains, there are already hundreds of studies showing a large number of negative effects. “According to these studies, these waves affect our body at a cellular level, changing the electro-chemical control systems that they use to regulate themselves. This is the case, for example, with voltage-gated calcium channels, which are fundamental for the functioning of muscles, neurons, hormones and DNA.”
“Another example is the disruption of the blood-brain barrier, which protects our brain from potentially harmful elements in the blood. As a result, people suffer from muscular pain, sleeping trouble, neurological disorders, thyroid disease, reduced fertility or cancer. There also seem to be clear links between Alzheimer’s or autism and EMF. And we are only talking about human beings.”
According to Professor Narcís Parés, other studies have shown an impact on the environment, “which the 5G technology is going to increase because it is already being deployed at a planetary level via satellites. Its millimeter waves cover the bodies of insects completely. In this sense, bees are already seen to be affected as much as by pesticides.”
The US government has approved funds for geoengineering research (MIT Tech Review)
"The $1.4 trillion spending bills that Congress passed this week included a little-noticed provision setting aside at least $4 million for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to conduct stratospheric monitoring and research efforts. The program includes assessments of “solar climate interventions,” including “proposals to inject material [into the stratosphere] to affect climate.”
"The technology is on the engineering benches today. But most Americans and most members of Congress have not had time to really look deeply at what is going on here. But I’ve had the benefit of 33 years of studying and becoming friends with these scientists. This technology can be built today with technology that is not developmental to deliver any human being from any place on planet Earth to any other place in less than an hour." - Retired US Airforce Lt. Gen. Steven L. Kwast
"Secretary of the U.S. Air Force Barbara Barrett says that declassifying intelligence is key to combating the growing threat to the the nation's space capabilities, and the sooner the better.
"Lawmakers involved in annual defense authorization negotiations finalized a sweeping deal late Monday that creates a new Space Force among other policies, but it dropped contentious border wall restrictions and several other provisions favored by progressives."
"A scientist working for the U.S. Navy has filed for a patent on a room-temperature superconductor, representing a potential paradigm shift in energy transmission and computer systems."
Other recent developments:
"Conclusion: And so, these are my five ideas about technological change. First, that we always pay a price for technology; the greater the technology, the greater the price. Second, that there are always winners and losers, and that the winners always try to persuade the losers that they are really winners. Third, that there is embedded in every great technology an epistemological, political or social prejudice. Sometimes that bias is greatly to our advantage. Sometimes it is not. The printing press annihilated the oral tradition; telegraphy annihilated space; television has humiliated the word; the computer, perhaps, will degrade community life. And so on. Fourth, technological change is not additive; it is ecological, which means, it changes everything and is, therefore, too important to be left entirely in the hands of Bill Gates. And fifth, technology tends to become mythic; that is, perceived as part of the natural order of things, and therefore tends to control more of our lives than is good for us.
I will close with this thought. In the past, we experienced technological change in the manner of sleep-walkers. Our unspoken slogan has been “technology über alles,” and we have been willing to shape our lives to fit the requirements of technology, not the requirements of culture. This is a form of stupidity, especially in an age of vast technological change. We need to proceed with our eyes wide open so that we many use technology rather than be used by it."
Presentation: Neil Postman's Five Ideas to Technological Change
"The Surrender of Culture to Technology" - talk by Neil Postman
From "Technopoly: The Surrender of Culture to Technology" - by Neil Postman (1992)
Illuminating another side of the Information Dynamics, which H.Simon pointed to:
"What information consumes is rather obvious: it consumes the attention of its recipients. Hence a wealth of information creates a poverty of attention, and a need to allocate that attention efficiently among the overabundance of information sources that might consume it." ―Herbert Simon (Designing Organizations for an Information-Rich World, 1969)
See as well this video interview with Neil Postman about Technopoly (C-Span, 1992)
“What happens to learning when we move from the stable infrastructure of the twentieth century to the fluid infrastructure of the twenty-first century, where technology is constantly creating and responding to change?” - Douglas Thomas and Seely Brown (A New Culture of Learning p.17)
“Qutrit” Experiments Are a First in Quantum Teleportation (Scientific American)
Quantum teleportation in high dimensions: https://arxiv.org/abs/1906.09697 and https://arxiv.org/abs/1904.12249
The Quantum Internet Is Emerging, One Experiment at a Time (Scientific American)
Breakthrough demonstrations using defective diamonds, high-flying drones, laser-bathed crystals and other exotica suggest practical, unhackable quantum networks are within reach
“There is a real chance that evolutionary psychology, artificial intelligence, Moore’s Law fetishizing, and the rest of the package, will catch on in a big way, as big as Freud or Marx did in their times. Or bigger, since these ideas might end up essentially built into the software that runs our society and our lives. If that happens, the ideology of cybernetic totalist intellectuals will be amplified from novelty into a force that could cause suffering for millions of people.”
Su Song (1020–1101 AD) was a Chinese polymathic scientist and statesman. Excelling in a variety of fields, he was accomplished in mathematics, astronomy, cartography, geography, horology, pharmacology, mineralogy, metallurgy, zoology, botany, mechanical engineering, hydraulic engineering, civil engineering, architecture, invention, art, poetry, philosophy, antiquities, and statesmanship during the Song Dynasty (960–1279). Su Song was the engineer for a hydro-mechanical astronomical clock tower in medieval Kaifeng.
Yi Xing (683–727), born Zhang Sui (Chinese: 張遂), was a Chinese astronomer, mathematician, inventor, mechanical engineer, philosopher, and Buddhist monk of the Tang dynasty (618–907). His astronomical celestial globe featured a clockwork escapement mechanism, the first in a long tradition of Chinese astronomical clockworks.
“To address the climate and ecological crises, we need a vision of the future. But some of the most popular ones out there will only propel the planet more quickly towards destruction; Rejecting the ecologically harmful assumptions on which our culture is currently built offers us a unique chance to build a healthier and fairer world.”
"One of the bill's co-authors, Oleg Nikolayev, has explained how it could help Russian users: "When we buy complex electronic devices, they already have individual apps, mostly Western ones, pre-installed. Naturally, when a person sees them they might think there are no domestic alternatives available. And if, alongside pre-installed apps, we will also offer the Russian ones to users, then they will have a right to choose."
#Comment: The same old highly non-diverse ("inbred") group of techno-capital fundamentalists celebrating them-self once again - while the US forth reich roman empire collapses in real-time. A truly fantastic #Technology #Politics #Comedy show!
"A new study using brain scans showed that the white matter in the brains of children who spent hours in front of screens wasn’t developing as fast as it was in the brains of kids who didn’t. It’s in the white matter of the brain where language, other literacy skills, and the process of mental control and self-regulation develop, researchers say."
#Comment: Calling Captain Obvious: An entire generation of technologists, designers and business people, who are willingly driving kids into tech addiction to maximize profits, belong in a mental institution and/or jail. Kids hooked on tech is a ticking time-bomb, this is just the tip of a giant iceberg. #Health #Technology