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  • Our Unique Generation - The Technologies Of The Book Of Revelation

    10/13/2017 7:22:48 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 23 replies
    Since Christ first promised His disciples He would return, Christians have wondered if their generation is the one that would witness the fulfillment of that promise. And probably every generation since has thought itself to be the last generation, basing their belief on the perceived or actual declining moral standards of society in their day. Yet for all the speculation and hearsay, only one generation can be the final generation, and all the evidence points to ours. For centuries, Christians have used anecdotal evidence, such as "things have never been so bad" or "look at all the evil in the...
  • Dan Brown: AI and “collective consciousness” will replace God

    10/12/2017 7:05:04 AM PDT · by St. Louis Conservative · 64 replies
    Reuters ^ | October 12, 2017 | Douglas Busvine
    Turning to the future, Brown said technological change and the development of artificial intelligence would transform the concept of the divine. "We will start to find our spiritual experiences through our interconnections with each other," he said, forecasting the emergence of "some form of global consciousness that we perceive and that becomes our divine". "Our need for that exterior god, that sits up there and judges us ... will diminish and eventually disappear."
  • The Intellectual Roots of the War against Columbus

    10/09/2017 9:37:56 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 15 replies
    National Review ^ | October 9, 2017 | Jennifer C. Braceras
    Bashing Christopher Columbus has long been de rigueur among the liberal elite. Today, it has infiltrated our nation’s classrooms and poisons our public discourse. You know the mantra: Columbus was a greedy and egomaniacal villain who brought slavery, disease, “genocide,” and ecological ruin to a previously undisturbed land. Rather than honor this legacy of “hate,” the argument goes, Americans should celebrate the peaceful indigenous peoples who populated this hemisphere long before their lands were stolen by European explorers. The war against Columbus is cloaked in the lexicon of “diversity” and the rhetoric of “inclusion.” But what many of its foot...
  • American defense reality doesn't match our accepted mythology

    10/05/2017 6:44:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 5, 2017 | Herbert London
    Tocsin is in the air. The North Korean representative to the U.N. said President Trump’s recent speech was tantamount to a declaration of war. While this kind of verbal saber-rattling has occurred in the past, it is worth asking whether U.S. forces have the technological superiority to thwart any potential foe and the nuclear superiority to deter a “first strike.” While the U.S. still enjoys some technological advantages over potential adversaries, that advantage is declining at a rapid rate. A 2014 study noted that “The diffusion of advanced military technology and the means to manufacture it have accelerated. Capabilities in...
  • Israeli technology saving American lives and equipment

    10/04/2017 7:09:32 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/04/2017 | Russ Vaughn
    One of the huge problems in fighting asymmetric wars such as America has been doing now for decades is that the advantage a major power has in expensive, sophisticated weaponry can be negated in seconds with an inexpensive, primitive weapon, with the rocket-propelled grenade being the classic example.  RPGs have taken out everything from helicopters to heavy tanks.  Now,  according to Global Security.org, the Army is doing something about it by doing a test refitting its main battle tank, the M1A2 Abrams, with a new advanced Israeli defensive system. The US military will be installing the Israeli-built Trophy Active...
  • Apple is the world’s ‘most technologically advanced’ company, say tech pros

    10/03/2017 3:37:14 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 36 replies
    Apple is perceived by technology professionals to be the “most technologically advanced’’ company worldwide, according to a September survey by Decision Analyst, a leading marketing research and analytical consulting firm. Decision Analyst recently surveyed more than 1,000 technology professionals worldwide — a group that includes engineers, scientists, computer programmers, and other technology executives. Survey participants were shown a list of 68 leading technology companies and asked to choose the five ‘most technologically advanced’ companies. As the chart below shows, Apple was chosen by a higher percentage (46.9%) of technology professionals than any other company. The perception of Apple as the...
  • Smartphone App for Migrants Being Piloted in Central America, Mexico

    10/02/2017 11:51:29 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    A smartphone app designed to help migrants safely move through countries is being tested in Central America and Mexico starting this week ahead of a wider roll-out elsewhere in the world, the UN Migration Agency said Friday. “MigrantApp” offers information in English, Spanish and French on safety, health, accommodation and organizations offering assistance. Its launch comes at a time when the United States is making undocumented immigration far more difficult, while ending programs that had eased the entry and residence of certain migrants. Much of the U.S. attention is directed at Mexicans and Central Americans who make up the largest...
  • China Cracks Down on Toilet Paper Abuses [semi-satire]

    09/30/2017 11:10:35 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 11 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 1 Oct 2017 | John Semmens
    Concerned that its citizens might be using too much toilet paper, the government of China is installing facial recognition technology in its public restrooms. If the same person tries to obtain more than his or her allotted four squares of toilet tissue per visit the computer will recognize the face and withhold any additional paper. Chinese Minister of Public Facilities Hu Du Dung explained that "four squares is an adequate amount for any socially responsible person. It is four times the amount the Japanese allowed to their POWs during World War II. Any attempt to use more is theft from...
  • PAC-3 anti-ballistic missile launcher downs target via remote control

    09/22/2017 9:14:22 PM PDT · by familyop · 2 replies
    UPI, United Press International ^ | Sept. 22, 2017 | Stephen Carlson
    Lockheed Martin has successfully tested a Patriot Advanced Capability-3 surface-to-air-missile against a tactical ballistic missile from a remote launcher. Sept. 22 (UPI) -- Lockheed Martin has successfully tested a Patriot Advanced Capability-3 surface-to-air-missile against a tactical ballistic missile from a remote launcher. The test was conducted by the U.S. Army at Reagan Test Site at the Kwajalein Atoll in the Marshall Islands. The PAC-3 Missile Enhancement Segment ballistic missile defense system was launched from a remotely controlled launcher, as opposed to a manned system. "PAC-3 continues to be successful against today's evolving threats, and it remains the only combat proven...
  • Would You Trust The Government With Your Intellectual Property?

    09/21/2017 6:02:30 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 21, 2017 | Derek Hunter
    Planned Parenthood of Northern New England along with the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) filed a lawsuit Wednesday challenging a provision of a Maine law that says abortions can only be performed by physicians.The ACLU claims that the law “significantly restricts patient access to abortion services in Maine, and prevents some Maine women from receiving an abortion from their regular primary and gynecological care provider,” and “blocks qualified nurse practitioners and nurse-midwives (also known as advanced practice registered nurses, or APRNs) from doing so, despite their rigorous post-graduate training and extensive clinical experience.”“Today, while medication abortion is available via telemedicine...
  • Jacobs Engineering wins 10-year PA traffic management contract

    09/20/2017 11:09:06 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 8 replies
    ConstructionDIVE ^ | June 27, 2017 | Kim Slowey
    Dive Brief: The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation has awarded Jacobs Engineering Group a 10-year, multimillion dollar contract to design an active traffic management (ATM) system for Interstate 76 through Philadelphia, according to Traffic Technology Today. Jacobs' services for the Schuylkill Expressway will include preliminary and system engineering, design, analysis of alternatives, right-of-way acquisition and construction consultancy.The final ATM system could include occasional use of the shoulder, connected vehicle technology, variable speed limit signage and traffic jam detection and alerts. PennDOT could also implement features like ramp metering, junction control, dynamic lane assignments, and multimodal strategies in tandem with shoulder use....
  • Mid-size city might win Amazon's contest

    09/19/2017 7:14:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 59 replies
    The Post and Courier ^ | September 18, 2017 | Noah Smith, Bloomberg View columnist.
    The competition to host HQ2, as Amazon’s planned second headquarters is called, has captivated the nation. The lucky city can expect an economic bonanza: 50,000 jobs, plus the tech ecosystem that the online retail giant’s presence will inevitably attract. But the winner doesn’t have to be a big metropolis. On the contrary, Amazon has the power to create an entirely new American technology hub. In a recent piece, Bloomberg View columnist Conor Sen discusses some of the factors that will (or should) influence Amazon’s decision. These include an educated workforce, an airport, tax incentives, and — perhaps most importantly —...
  • Row over AI that 'identifies gay faces'

    09/11/2017 2:37:48 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 74 replies
    BBC News ^ | 11th September 2017 | BBC News
    A facial recognition experiment that claims to be able to distinguish between gay and heterosexual people has sparked a row between its creators and two leading LGBT rights groups. The Stanford University study claims its software recognises facial features relating to sexual orientation that are not perceived by human observers. The work has been accused of being "dangerous" and "junk science". But the scientists involved say these are "knee-jerk" reactions. Details of the peer-reviewed project are due to be published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. For their study, the researchers trained an algorithm using the photos of...
  • Potentiam, The New face of Online Music and Music Contents

    09/09/2017 5:19:43 AM PDT · by Logicbox · 4 replies
    Medium ^ | 7th of September | Olivia Howard
    The Potentiam network was created to find the much-needed balance in the music and content distribution sub-industry. It is the new music distribution network created by veterans in the industry and powered by the Blockchain network. Potentiam is poised to put back the power to earn in the hands of content producers and their fans. Potentiam was borne out of the desire to proffer solution to the myriad of challenges faced by music artist, content producers and all those who strive to make music possible. Potentiam was designed and is promoted by the same music veterans that founded Britznbeatz in...
  • KFC China Customers Can Pay with Their Faces

    09/04/2017 9:23:00 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 21 replies
    Food & Wine ^ | Elisabeth Sherman September 01, 2017 | Elisabeth Sherman September 01, 2017
    Back in January, Food and Wine reported that KFC China would be introducing a facial recognition system that would predict your order (it’s not as creepy as it sounds). Now it looks like the brand is enhancing that technology with additional features. According to Reuters, the system lets customers pay by face, just by approaching one of the store's newly unveiled monitors. The new device is located at a KFC outpost in the city of Hangzhou. The facial recognition system is called Smile to Pay, and it’s being featured at a Yum Brands (the company behind KFC) so-called concept store...
  • Physicists Demonstrate Record Breaking Long-Distance Quantum Entanglement in Space

    09/02/2017 8:35:07 PM PDT · by TBP · 42 replies
    IN BRIEF Chinese physicists managed to demonstrate long-distance quantum entanglement in space, breaking previous records. This development, made possible by a novel method, could lead to improved information storage and transfer in the future. SPOOKY ACTION GETS TO SPACE When it comes to weird science stuff, quantum entanglement is probably near the top of the list, especially back in the days when Einstein referred to it as that “spooky action at a distance.” Physicists have since demonstrated the “spooky” phenomenon to be possible, but now they want to extend its reach. A new study shows it’s possible for quantum entanglement...
  • For the First Time Ever, Quantum Communication is Demonstrated in Real-World City Conditions

    09/02/2017 8:30:41 PM PDT · by TBP · 18 replies
    In a massive step forward, researchers have sent the first quantum-secured message through the air above a city containing more than one bit of information. This proof-of-concept success means that high-capacity, free-space quantum communication will one day be both a practical and secure process between satellites and Earth—and a worldwide quantum encryption network will also be feasible. In their demonstration, researchers used 4D quantum encryption to transmit data over a free-space optical network between two buildings. The buildings on the University of Ottawa campus stand 0.3 kilometers apart. The high-dimensional encryption scheme is described as “4D” because it sends more...
  • US successfully tests shooting down ballistic missile off the coast of Hawaii

    08/30/2017 12:25:26 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 77 replies
    MSN ^ | 08/30/2017 | Daniella Diaz
    The United States conducted a successful missile defense test that intercepted a medium-range ballistic missile off the coast of Hawaii early Wednesday morning, according to a statement from the US Missile Defense Agency. The Standard Missile-6, built by major US defense contracter Raytheon, intercepted the missile target at sea in its final seconds of flight after being fired from the USS John Paul Jones. The test comes amid heightened tensions between North Korea and the US. Earlier this week, an intermediate-range missile, identified by the North Koreans as a Hwasong-12, was fired over Japan. A US official, however, told CNN...
  • Are There Any Problems Ahead For The Bitcoin User? Gov't Moves Into Blockchain Technology

    08/24/2017 2:10:04 PM PDT · by davikkm · 20 replies
    IWB ^ | Ruby Henley
    This is an interesting and popular currency concept, and it is taking the world by storm. However, are there any dangers ahead for bitcoin users? How do banks feel about bitcoin? For that matter, how does the government feel about bitcoin? https://www.forbes.com/sites/kashmirhill/2013/11/15/bitcoin-companies-and-entrepreneurs-cant-get-bank-accounts/#a0b6197260d8 In the first week of July, Jay Shore got bad news. U.S. Bank and Chase informed him they were closing the accounts for his company, Coinabul, a San Diego-based precious metals buyer that sells silver and gold for Bitcoin. They didn’t want to house his half-million dollars. Chase was mum on the reason but Shore says a U.S....
  • San Antonio Drops ShotSpotter, System not Cost Effective

    08/22/2017 1:03:27 PM PDT · by marktwain · 13 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 18 August, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    Shot Spotter Sensor in Omaha, Nebraska One of the technological fixes that has been attempted is the use of sensors to pinpoint gunshots inside of cities. The theory of the technology is fairly simple. Spread audio sensors throughout the city. Feed the input into a computer system, looking for gunshots. With sophisticated programs, isolate the gunshots from the other noise, and pinpoint their location and time. Ideally, this happens in near real time, to allow police response to gunshots. From ksat.com: San Antonio - A program intended to help police officers identify where a shooting happens, get there quicker...