I read “The Machine Stops” as part of a school text. It seemed very futuristic at the time – in the sixties decades before the internet. Now is seems a very close description of present day interaction on the internet, and growing dependence on computers in every aspect of our lives. From this point of view, scarily prophetic.
The BBC did an excellent dramatisation.
One of the key traits that make human beings unique on planet Earth is that we’re aware of our own mortality.
But, as Visual Capitalist’s Nick Routley notes, scientific advances have given us insight into which behaviors may prolong life, and which activities carry the greatest risk of death. Naturally, there have been some unique attempts to create a unified structure around risk and benefit, and to quantify every aspect of the human lifespan.
As today’s graphic from TitleMax demonstrates, even when we’re thinking about death, the human desire to codify the world around us is alive and well.
Courtesy of: Visual Captitalist
Certain events – such as a parachute failing to open or being hit by a meteor – have an easily quantifiable effect on life, but how do we measure the riskiness of day-to-day habits and situations?
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Germs May Be Everywhere But So Are WiFi and Other Sources of Electrical Pollution (Electrosmog).
There’s a whole lot of sickness going on right now. The media is reporting that much of this is due to “The Flu.”
“Microwave Sickness” and “The Flu” actually share many of the same symptoms.
Doctors introduced the term “Microwave Sickness” in the 1950s. It is caused by exposure to WiFi and other sources of Electrical Pollution which is also referred to “Electrosmog.”
What most refer to as “WiFi” is “Wireless Frequency” which is actually Wireless Radiation. WiFi is produced by Microwave Frequency which is actually Microwave Radiation – like what cooks food in a microwave oven. This is also sometimes referred to as RadioFrequency Radiation or RF.
Many medical professionals aren’t aware that as many as 1/3 of the population is “sensitive” to some degree
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Garret Keizer wrote about the desperate plight of American labor unions in the September issue of Harper’s Magazine. His thinking is the same as mine. In the following passage, he quotes himself.
“I grew up with the assumption that there was labor and there was management,” I tell him, “and they’d always be locked in this struggle, and sometimes labor would win and sometimes, probably most of the time, management would win, but they’d be wrestling back and forth, and that’s how it would go on, and in some ways that would be how society progressed.
“And now I’ve started to wonder whether that’s the right way of thinking about it, whether it isn’t a wrestling match but a fight to the death and there are only two possible outcomes.
“One is that labor, not by itself but in a coalition with other groups, prevails to the extent of being…
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“The way things are supposed to work is that we’re supposed to know virtually everything about what [government officials] do: that’s why they’re called public servants. They’re supposed to know virtually nothing about what we do: that’s why we’re called private individuals. This dynamic – the hallmark of a healthy and free society – has been radically reversed. Now, they know everything about what we do, and are constantly building systems to know more. Meanwhile, we know less and less about what they do, as they build walls of secrecy behind which they function. That’s the imbalance that needs to come to an end. No democracy can be healthy and functional if the most consequential acts of those who wield political power are completely unknown to those to whom they are supposed to be accountable.” ― Glenn Greenwald
Government eyes are watching you.
They see your every move: what…
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John* tapped out a simple text message to his wife in January 2016. “I love you,” it read.
But this wasn’t the only message she saw. Unbeknownst to John, his wife had bugged his smart phone. She was spying on John, eavesdropping on all of his texts and multimedia messages, and tracking his every move through the device’s GPS.
She was also stealing all of John’s photos. In one slightly blurred picture, John, a police officer in a small town in the southwestern United States, is knelt over a suspect, who is face down on the curb. In another photograph, John is taking a selfie wearing a dress shirt and a black tie. A third picture shows an email exchange with Facebook’s law enforcement help team, revealing that John was requesting data on a target of an investigation.
These messages and pictures, including some of…
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During the Cold War, Washington feared that Moscow was seeking to turn microwave radiation into covert weapons of mind control.
More recently, the American military itself sought to develop microwave arms that could invisibly beam painfully loud booms and even spoken words into people’s heads. The aims were to disable attackers and wage psychological warfare.
Now, doctors and scientists say such unconventional weapons may have caused the baffling symptoms and ailments that, starting in late 2016, hit more than three dozen American diplomats and family members in Cuba and China. The Cuban incidents resulted in a diplomatic rupture between Havana and Washington.
Continue reading: Microwave Weapons Are Prime Suspect in Ills of U.S. Embassy Workers