,I've just discovered my grandmother's old diaries from 1927 to 1956 and look old family photos. At the same time Mac is send the recommendation to switch to their latest operating system which enables me to talk to my computer … (baloney the one who uses SIRI to bypass your pass codes and passwords want to know.)
So, I' trying to imagine what happen if my grandmother could have done that, talking to a computer... I would never ever in my life have gotten hold of her diaries and never rummaged through these old photos.
This is leaving me with the question: What does a digitised society actually leave to its descendants in terms of experiences and contemporary history? Only zeros and ones, bits and bytes, but otherwise? No handwriting, no old photo, nothing funny, only virtual.
A medical research charity in the UK staged their study around two fake advertisements asking for donations. In the first ad, readers were told the sad story of a man named Harrison. It read, “Would You give £5 to save Harrison from a slow, painful death?” The story didn’t change for the second ad, but instead of being human, Harrison was a dog. Now The Times of London published an experiment meant to compare a person’s empathy toward dogs as opposed to other humans.
In my opinion this “study” is just nonsense. Having dogs myself, I know they need often help to get along in our manmade complex societies. A human can find his way out of problems much easier. So its rather an attitude of giving help, not being emphatic.
or before we fall, we prefer to smash all.
Last month the Riyadh Conference dubbed as “Davos in the desert” was hosting illustrious guests in the Riyadh Ritz-Carlton: Among them Ex-President Sarkozy, ex-PM Tony Blair, Treasury Secretary Mnuchin, IMF’s Lagarde and Larry Fink, chairman and CEO of Blackrock. Just two weeks later this very same Luxury Hotel has suddenly became a very exclusive luxury prison for some 14 high profile Saudis. In just one week later Mohammed Bin Salman “security forces” run out of space: the next Luxury hotel, the Marriott, across the road said it had also been fully booked by “local higher authorities,” with rumours circulating that the list of detainees was growing. With so many prisoners our nobel & wise western visitors of the Riyadh conference will think twice before they put a Cent into Saudi-Arabia. They’re too afraid to get fried.
Yet another illustrious group, the ISIS, Saudi Arabia's mobile security force in the fight against terrorism immediately understood the message of the Riyadh conference. ISIS / D.E.S.H., ist happy to leave Syria and Iraq. Unintentionally Mohammed Bin Salman is inviting them. He knows that the medievalist fanatic clergy does not agree with changes and to give up its enormous privileges with out a fight. All this about Iran has something to do with it is utter nonsense, just another rubbish invention by the mainstream media pundits.
It is already clear: Prince Mohammed bin Salman will implement more “anti-terrorism” measures. Don’t forget, Saudi Arabia also won an award this year from the CIA for outstanding work in fighting terrorism. Ironically they head the council on human rights at the UN (no not a joke). And this days every ruler or whatever government is getting away with “security” so he can blame the Yemenites Houti’s for all the mess.
If ISIS is as entrepreneurial as I believe they are, their midwife has been a target for months now. The clergy was paying them for the crime they committed in Syria and Iraq the reactionary clergy will pay even better then in Saudi Arabia.. This means that rather than waste effort on further gains or holding ground in Syria and Iraq, they shifted their best forces south to positions within striking distance of the Kingdom to be there before western “investors” how would loose out while ISIS can win money.
I think Prince Mohammed bin Salman made a a monumental intelligence error that will be compounded as the situation develops. With countless human rights activists in prison pushing for reform and public beheadings this is like a Rottweiler dancing on thin ice.
But how much of this is even mentioned in the US mainstream media? But i don’t read about the sadistic and literally insane young Prince Mohammed Bin Salman who is running things in the Kingdom. Not a word i can find. So more people will be beheaded (there were 150 executions last year in KSA). They behead them in the kingdom for being witches, for apostasy and for adultery. This is the US ally in the region. And yet MSM is silent, because they are not allowed to say that medievalist fanatics are running that foul monarchy They’re twaddling that Russia is evil for destroying US democracy…
I am always amazed how incredibly good the training of journalists must be, that afterwards they can self-explain us the world and they obviously have to do so for their own survival…
In general nobody should ever blame me , a journalist in particular, I would not have warned him over and over again of his own narcissism respectively of himself.
It would not be necessary for every journalist to be an investigative “hero”. It would be already sufficent if the majority of journalists simply watched the world humbly and modestly from as many perspectives as possible and if they would always tell all the narratives and real facts in a defragmented context.
The apparent total failure in containing the allegedly politically motivated violence, aka religious fascism, is in fact the success of a propaganda industry which has lost its “reality monopoly” to the Internet. And if the process continues that Tim Berners-Lee’s invention is being highjacked by populistic media pundits and “security-experts” this will be then the most embarrassing fact of all. Especially since it is also against the massacred journalists who died for truthfulness to stop propaganda.
The “pay-back” of the “arab spring” 10 years after 9/11 is coming home to those who ignited this foolish adventure. “Moderate rebels”, aka criminals hired for regime change e.g. in Syria, can not only be useful abroad to serve the interests of a few in power, - for all our beloved security these criminals can be used to out-manoeuvred the legislative in cases of suspicion of “terrorism”.
Since coming to power, leader Macron has changed his position many times. Before the decree of the state of emergency expired today Macron was silently planning to transform the bulk of the state of emergency powers into ordinary law. This is crafted by a “ministry of fear” and I am still of the opinion that the apparent total failure is in fact the success of a propaganda industry and therefor the most embarrassing fact of all.
Bypassing a legislative system and leaving decisions to the executive branch of an already weak political system will not reverse the path we’re going once this “Moderate rebels” bombed out of their holes in Raqqa return home. Its is crystal clear: these criminals have real combat experience. And what to do with a lunatic who is using his car?
Opponents to Mr Macron’s anti-terror bill fear the legislation will revive a form of behaviour that marked the darkest hours of France’s occupation by the Nazis: denunciation. Lepen is still out there. And moreover after the disastrous results of two one term presidents, screwing up entire societies in Libya and Mali, now another on term president is free to experiment with measures that are totally alien to the basics of our known liberties. The next step will be the censoring the cyberspace so we all feel save.
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