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The End Of Humanity: Rise of the Robots

The elite’s plan for the future doesn’t include you

Alex Jones & Paul Joseph Watson
Infowars.com
Thursday, September 13, 2012

The global elite has reached a decision that could spell the end of humanity as we know it in the decades to come. Having become superfluous in the eyes of those who plan to impose a technocracy over the entire planet, robots will be used to both replace and eliminate humans as the elite advances towards its much cherished technological singularity.

The rise of the robots is no longer confined to the realms of science fiction. If the predictions of those who have already proven themselves accurate in forecasting the future course of technological development are manifested, a new high-tech dark age is upon us.

In our previous article on the subject, we highlighted a piece written in 2000 by Sun Microsystems Bill Joy. In the Wired Magazine article, Why The Future Doesn’t Need Us, Joy explains how within decades most of the functions now carried out by human workers will be performed by robots.

With the vast majority of human beings rendered obsolete in the eyes of the controllers as a result of this shift, which will easily outstrip even the impact of the industrial revolution, the elite, “may simply decide to exterminate the mass of humanity,” writes Joy.

Joy’s forecast is echoed by respected author, inventor and futurist Ray Kurzweil. In his 1999 book The Age of Spiritual Machines, Kurzweil made a series of predictions about technological advancements that would occur at each 10-year juncture. Kurzweil’s short term predictions were stunningly accurate – he foresaw the rise of the iPhone and smart phones in general as well as the Kindle.

Kurzweil predicted that by 2009, “Computer displays have all the display quality of paper—high resolution, high contrast, large viewing angle, and no flicker. Books, magazines, and newspapers are now routinely read on displays that are the size of, well, small books.”

Kurzweil also described the iPad ten years before its emergence as well as the rise of wireless telephone communications using “high-resolution moving images.” He also foresaw iTunes, You Tube and on demand services like Netflix as well as how all this technology would prompt a huge debate about privacy and identity theft, which is exactly what has occurred.

Kurzweil forecast that unmanned drones would be used for combat operations by 2009, which also unfolded.

Given his accuracy, Kurzweil’s predictions for future decades – 2019, 2029 and beyond – are chilling.

By 2019 Kurzweil predicts that our computers will be implanted in eye glasses and contact lenses, a process already underway with the development of Google Glasses. By this time, a $4000 computer will have the same computing power as a human brain, according to Kurzweil.

“Privacy continues to be a major political and social issue with each individual’s practically every move stored in a database somewhere,” writes Kurzweil, a notable forecast given recent revelations about the Trapwire program.

The decades beyond 2019 will be characterized by the problem of a growing “human underclass” that is not productively engaged in the economy.

From 2029 onwards, the elite will see its dream of obtaining singularity – man merging with machine – begin to take true shape. Computers and cellphones will now be implanted in people’s eyes and ears.

The wider trend of the elite seeing humans as completely expendable as their roles are taken up by machines now unfolds. “There is almost no human employment in production, agriculture, and transportation,” writes Kurzweil.

By 2099, the entire planet is run by artificially intelligent computer systems which are smarter than the entire human race combined – similar to the Skynet system fictionalized in the Terminator franchise.

Humans who have resisted altering themselves by becoming part-cyborg will be ostracized from society.

“Even among those human intelligences still using carbon-based neurons, there is ubiquitous use of neural implant technology, which provides enormous augmentation of human perceptual and cognitive abilities. Humans who do not utilize such implants are unable to meaningfully participate in dialogues with those who do,” writes Kurzweil.

Kurzweil’s future represents the ultimate goal of the elite – eliminating the beautiful existing order and replacing it with a high-tech dystopian technocracy. Instead of being used to empower and advance humanity, technology will be used to further drive a wedge between the haves and the have nots – with the have nots eventually being eliminated entirely.

We are have already seen major steps taken towards the vision outlined by Kurzweil.

Using drones to remove the human element of warfare is already well underway. In the future, wars will almost exclusively be fought between robots, making them far more ubiquitous and far more deadly for the planet as a whole. Would robots with no emotional capacity whatsoever hesitate to deploy super weapons that could wipe out entire races of people or completely wreck the planet’s eco-system?

Using robots to perform law enforcement duties and hunt down suspects is also right around the corner.

Following Professor Noel Sharkey’s warning that the fleet of robots being developed for DARPA will ultimately be used to “kill people,” Boston Dynamics released a new video this week showcasing how its LS3 robot is able to autonomously track humans over rugged terrain.

A similar robot being developed for DARPA, the Cheetah, recently beat the human world speed record.

In 2008, the Pentagon issued a request to contractors to develop a “Multi-Robot Pursuit System” designed to search for, detect and track “non-cooperative” humans in “pursuit/evasion scenarios”.

As the New Scientist’s Paul Marks explains, the robots will inevitably will be adapted for domestic purposes such as policing and crowd control.

“…how long before we see packs of droids hunting down pesky demonstrators with paralysing weapons? Or could the packs even be lethally armed?” Marks asked.

Using technology to spy on and enslave us rather than empower us is now a routine occurrence. One need only note the remarks of CIA Director David Petraeus earlier this year when he lauded the arrival of the smart grid – appliances, utilities and products connected wirelessly to the Internet.

Petraeus labeled the development a “transformation,” noting that it would be a boon for “clandestine tradecraft.” In other words, the police or the FBI no longer need a reason or a warrant to spy on you since you will have a hundred bugs implanted in almost every item in your home, from your refrigerator to your gaming device.

The elite’s push to facilitate the rise of the robots is all about removing the decision-making process from the hands of humans. SInce humans cannot be trusted to follow through on decisions that could directly lead to the deaths of massive numbers of people, androids must be given the responsibility.

In the coming decades, humanity will face a new kind of enslavement – a scientifically designed tyranny through which the elite will use robots to subjugate the rest of humanity and eliminate any pockets of non-cooperative resistance.

Only by promulgating a cultural and societal disgust for technological manipulation on behalf of an insane elite can we re-assert control over the future and use technology to empower our species.

Given that the elite have proven themselves to be so destructive with the comparatively primitive level of human technology available to them up until now, allowing such power-crazed individuals to hold the reigns of human progress will only lead to the total destruction of the entire race in the long term.

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Survival Hand Book Guide – Recreated!

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So for the last few months we have been hosting survival guides in which you can download or keep tabs on your iPhone, Androids, PC’s and access at anytime. However the downside was it didn’t support Apple Mac correctly, Now we can support all users!

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At this link you will be able to view Numerous links, Articles, Tips, PDF’s, Audio Files on preparations for many different reasons.

It has been live now for 2 days, And down the track we will be adding many many many more files and documents to the cloud.

In the event that the cloud may be attacked, we have a back up cloud hosted on our own server. Whilst upload speed from this server that we self host is incredibly slow for high end users we will only be implementing it at a final stage of information sharing. Until then, Enjoy.

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Video: Drones Arrive in Austin

Kurt Nimmo
Infowars.com
August 10, 2012

Nationwide, the surveillance drone rollout is causing a stir and heads to turn as government, flush with an endless supply of taxpayer money, rapidly introduces the technology. “Some are as large and fast as commercial airplanes,” Scientific American wrote in January. “Some are blimps that sit in the sky, surveying broad swaths of territory. Others flit around imperceptibly, like birds or insects, recording videos and landing themselves.”

 

During his morning commute in Austin, Texas, Alex Jones noticed the kind of drone favored by police about 120 feet above the roadway. Traffic slowed, backed up and pulled off the road to see what appeared to be a UFO as the small helicopter-like machine circled overhead photographing traffic. A contract worker for the highway department stood to one side of the road maneuvering the machine with a handheld control box.

With his iPhone video camera running, Alex engaged the pilot in friendly conversation. He mentioned a number of disturbing events, including the ominous prospect of police outfitting the devices with weapons and the EPA spying on cattle ranchers in Nebraska and Iowa. Alex also mentioned the unnerving experience of journalist and publisher Joseph Farah, an outspoken Obama critic, who was the victim of drone surveillance at his remote home in northern Virginia.

The drone pilot defended the increased usage of the machines. He seemed genuinely flummoxed by the Big Brother aspects mentioned by Jones. He innocently compared the surveillance capabilities of drones to that of Google Map’s satellite imagery and said there are currently around five of the devices being used in Austin. The man explained to Alex that the drone was being used to video tape miles of roadway.

Alex’s impromptu roadside video underscores how drones originally developed for offensive military use are now finding their way into mundane domestic situations, thus lowering our natural resistance to their intrusive presence and acclimating the populace to the increased use of the devices by government and corporations alike.

Fifty years ago, the idea of militarized police driving around in armored vehicles in full battle apparel was almost unthinkable. Now it is commonplace and readily accepted as necessary, thanks to years of incessant propaganda following the 9/11 attacks.

The same process is at work as aerial drones are introduced. In a few short years, drone technology will be accepted as a normal aspect of local law enforcement and will be used without question for assorted business applications. The FAA is working behind the scenes to open our government regulated skies to their obtrusive presence.

Moreover, the headlong rush into automated technology contains a dark and menacing underside. Not only are government and military developing and implementing the technology devoid of human supervision and interaction – on the battlefield and beyond – but the prospect of “trans-humanism” and its perverted obsession with genetics, robotics, artificial intelligence and nanotechnology also poses a threat to humanity.

Alex’s roadside interaction with the drone pilot is a macrocosm view of a threat only dimly understood prior to the advent of the microchip and cheaply mass-produced electronics. In the months and years ahead – if the trend now underway continues – we will face a dystopian nightmare harrowingly foretold by George Orwell and Philip K. Dick as government employs ever more sophisticated technology to monitor, track and ultimately control our every move.

DHS Cellphone Alert System ‘Follows You Around’

Presidential messages to have their own distinctive ring tone

Paul Joseph Watson
Infowars.com
Monday, June 25, 2012

Not only does the Department of Homeland Security’s new emergency alert system force cellphone users to receive text messages directly from President Obama, it also “follows” the user wherever they go, according to newly released details of the program.

As we reported last week, Apple’s eagerly awaited iOS 6 update for iPhones and iPads will feature the alerts, along with updates of other operating systems. All new cell phones will be required to comply with the PLAN program (Personal Localized Alerting Network), which will broadcast emergency alert messages directly to Americans’ cell phones, either through chips directly embedded in new phones or with software upgrades for older models.

According to Todd Krause, the weather-warning coordinator at the National Weather Service’s Chanhassen office, the WEA alert system tracks cellphone users wherever they go in order to deliver region-specific warnings.

“What the system does is actually follow you around wherever you are going,” based on users’ proximity to cellular towers,” Krause told TwinCities.com.

The fact that the system will empower Big Sis to “follow” cellphone users around the country has been kept under wraps until now, and is sure to prompt a firestorm of criticism from privacy advocates on both the left and right.

Since almost everyone who is active in public life now has a cellphone and carries it at all times, such a tracking system is barely much different from having an implanted microchip that constantly beams out your location. Indeed,newer microchips for cellphones can now pinpoint a user’s location down to just a few centimeters.

While users can opt out of receiving extreme weather alerts and Amber alerts, messages sent from the president will be mandatory, and will even have their own distinctive ring tone.

“The new 90-character-or-less alerts resemble regular texts but are a different form of messaging that includes a distinctive ring tone and also makes a device vibrate,” states the report, adding that the messages will be able to circumvent potential cellular disruption that would prevent ordinary messages from getting through.

“If the United States faces a nationwide crisis of some sort, the president can transmit a mobile alert that pops up automatically on phones across the country,” adds the article, noting that cellphone users will not have to fiddle around with apps to receive the alerts.

Confirming earlier reports, the story notes that users, “can’t block presidential alerts.”

As we have previously highlighted, early tests of the emergency alert system in New Jersey caused panic after Verizon customers received text messages warning them that a “civil emergency” was in progress and to “take shelter,” prompting alarmed citizens to flood 911 lines with anxious calls.

Verizon Wireless later apologized to its customers for causing alarm, admitting that the confusion was caused by a “test” of the PLAN emergency alert system.

As we have documented, the PLAN program is part of the wider move on behalf of Homeland Security to create a public environment dominated by a pervasive sense of fear and paranoia, a context in which the safe exercise of constitutional freedoms doesn’t normally thrive.

Concerns have also been raised at the potential for the federal government or the Obama presidential campaign to use the messages to create unwarranted fear for political purposes.

The emergency alerts are eventually designed to be incorporated into the Intellistreets system which turns all street lights into surveillance hubs that can record conversations and broadcast messages.

Apple ‘spy planes’ to film homes from the air

Apple has recruited a private fleet of aeroplanes equipped with military standard cameras to produce 3D maps so accurate they could film people in their homes through skylights, according to reports.

Apple iPad

Tim Cook announces the new Apple iPad in San Francisco. Photo: Bloomberg
Nick Collins

By , Science Correspondent

7:41AM BST 11 Jun 2012

The US software giant is expected to announce this week a new “Maps” programme for iPhones and iPads allowing users to view images previously out of reach to anyone but the intelligence services.

Producing images of streets, homes and gardens so clear they will show objects just 4in across and display the sides of buildings as well as their roofs, the product is aimed as a direct challenge to Google Maps.

The technology is understood to have already been tested in 20 cities across the world including London following Apple’s acquisition of C3 Technologies, a Swedish 3D mapping business, last year.

Google, Apple’s arch rival, last week announced plans to generate 3D maps for entire metropolitan areas for use on its mobile devices, which will also involve the use of cameras mounted on aeroplanes.

In recent years the search engine has been heavily criticised for its use of Street View cars which photographed entire cities from street level and, the company later admitted, secretly harvested personal information from unsecured household wifi networks.

Nick Pickles, director of the Big Brother Watch privacy campaign group, said the new technology was more invasive than Street View because it would “take us over the garden fence”.

“You won’t be able to sunbathe in your garden without worrying about an Apple or Google plane buzzing overhead taking pictures,” he told the Sunday Times.

Apple was not available for comment. Google said in its announcement last week: “Since 2006, we’ve had textured 3D buildings in Google Earth, and we are excited to announce that we will begin adding 3D models to entire metropolitan areas to Google Earth on mobile devices.

“This is possible thanks to a combination of our new imagery rendering techniques and computer vision that let us automatically create 3D cityscapes, complete with buildings, terrain and even landscaping, from 45-degree aerial imagery. By the end of the year we aim to have 3D coverage for metropolitan areas with a combined population of 300 million people.”

Apple to release new way for mobile app makers to track software users

By Jessica E. Vascellaro
Dow Jones Newswires

Workers put an Apple logo on the Mos- cone West Center in San Francisco. Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference kicks off Monday. (David Paul Morris, Bloomberg News)
Apple is planning to release a new way for mobile app developers to track who uses their software, according to people briefed on Apple’s plans. It is the company’s latest attempt to balance developers’ appetite for targeting data with consumers’ unease over how that data is used.

The new tool, which could be detailed in the coming weeks, aims to better protect user privacy than existing approaches, these people said.

It comes after Apple last summer rattled the mobile industry by saying it would stop allowing app makers to use a unique identifier embedded in iPhones and iPads to track users across different apps. So far, the company hasn’t aggressively enforced that policy.

Many mobile companies rely on what is called the unique device identifier, or UDID, to serve ads and gather data — such as location and preferences — as people move between apps. But some privacy advocates argued that the string of numbers, which are anonymous, could be coupled with enough data to identify individuals.

How Apple’s new technology works and what it will allow developers to track remains unclear.

Read more: Apple to release new way for mobile app makers to track software users – The Denver Post http://www.denverpost.com/business/ci_20817736/apple-release-new-way-mobile-app-makers-track#ixzz1xOMsvyxh

Cellphone Radiation Detector App Banned by Apple

Mike Barrett
Pressforactivism
.com
Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Although many individuals think nothing of radiation emitted by cell phones, or even believe it to be true, there is a large amount of evidence showing how damaging cell phone use can actually be. In response to the released information and growing fear of cell phone radiation, a company has ironically released a mobile app which reportedly measures radiation levels emitted by smart phones.


Company Creates Radiation Detector App, Apple Bans it from App Store

The app was created by an Israeli company named Tawkon, and while not necessarily brand new, is relatively unknown. The lack of popularity probably has much to do with Apple’s banning of the app from their online app store since Apple rules the smartphone market. The company instituted the ban because it felt the app would be confusing to customers, though the ban was likely due to the fact that the app could only decrease sales for Apple’s iPhone. Whether Apple’s decision was driven by profit or not, there are some valid questions and concerns regarding the app’s accuracy.

Using a complex proprietary algorithm, Tawkon estimates the amount of radiation emitted by cell phones at any moment. As a way to measure the amount of radiation being emitted and ultimately picked up by the user, the company considers factors like current antenna strength, and whether a headset is being used or speakerphone is currently selected. The problem, however, is that the app depends on radiation baseline figures provided by device manufacturers. The app itself has no way of actually measuring radiation emissions, so it must rely on the publicly posted radiation emission quotes by manufacturers in order to estimate a device’s radiation output at all times.

Even if the app does rely on the figures from manufacturers, the creation of the app is a step in the right direction. Cell phone use has been shown to cause numerous problems and health complications by altering important regions of the brain. Consequences ranging from a negative influence on fetal brains to the downfall of biological systems of birds, insects, and humans has been pinpointed as a result of these devices and their respective towers (cell towers). What’s most concerning, though, is the impact they have on young, developing minds and bodies. Tons of evidence shows why children should not be using cell phones.

Although completely limiting exposure is nearly impossible, taking steps to avoid exposure to cell phone radiation is important. Simply talking on your cell phone less will result in less radiation exposure. Even placing your cell phone far away from you instead of in your pocket at all times limits exposure. You may also consider investing in an EMF protector or other similar technologies that limit exposure.

This post first appeared at Natural Society

Microsoft’s Kinect Spy System‎ with Jason Bermas

Infowars.com
Thursday, April 5, 2012

Microsoft X-Box Kinect games device has a video camera and a microphone that records speech. Microsoft has stated that users “should not expect any level of privacy concerning your use of the live communication features,” and the company “may access or disclose information about you, including the content of your communications.”

Everything Is Spying On You

Forget 1984, the ‘Internet of things’ is the ubiquitous surveillance grid

Paul Joseph Watson
Infowars.com
Monday, March 26, 2012

George Orwell was merely scratching the surface with telescreens – the 21st century home as a surveillance hub will outstrip anything you read about in 1984. From dishwashers to light bulbs, so-called “smart homes” will allow industry and the government to spy ubiquitously on every aspect of your existence.

CIA chief David Petraeus has hailed the “Internet of things” as a transformational boon for “clandestine tradecraft”. In other words, it will soon be easier than ever before to keep tabs on the population since everything they use will be connected to the web, with total disregard for privacy considerations. The spooks won’t have to plant a bug in your home, you will be doing it for them.

“Items of interest will be located, identified, monitored, and remotely controlled through technologies such as radio-frequency identification, sensor networks, tiny embedded servers, and energy harvesters — all connected to the next-generation internet using abundant, low-cost, and high-power computing,” said Petraeus.

Soon you will have to live like a reclusive luddite if you hope to escape the new panopticon of surveillance that will be gratefully lapped up by the masses as a necessary sacrifice for convenience and cutting edge technology.

Google has announced it will use the ambient background noise of a person’s environment, via their cell phone or computer microphone, to spy on their activities in order to direct targeted advertising at them.

– Microsoft X-Box Kinect games device has a video camera and a microphone that records speech. Microsoft has stated that users “should not expect any level of privacy concerning your use of the live communication features,” and the company “may access or disclose information about you, including the content of your communications.”

– The latest range of digital televisions also have a built-in HD camera, microphones and facial and speech recognition, which are all connected to the Internet. Companies like Samsung have failed to even craft a privacy policy that applies to the devices, meaning its open season on snooping and data harvesting.

– The modern LED “eco-friendly” light bulb is also a two-way communications device. Ceiling lights currently being installed in offices and government buildings “transmit data to specially equipped computers on desks below by flickering faster than the eye can see.”

Outside street lights are also being changed to new “smart” versions so they can be used for “homeland security applications”. These devices are fitted with surveillance cameras, can broadcast government announcements, and also have the ability to record conversations.

– Smart meters, now set to become compulsory in many areas, wirelessly communicate with utility companies details about each home’s energy consumption, as well as emitting electromagnetic radiation. Health concerns have prompted some local authorities to allow residents to opt-out, but in other areas the meters are mandatory.

– Forget the government having to implant a chip in your forehead, the modern smart phone, owned by the vast majority of the population, does just as good a job. Five years ago we warned that the first incarnation of the iPhone contained a backdoor spyware module that allowed hackers or the government to conduct secret surveillance of the user. Cell phone surveillance is now ubiquitous. Google was also recently caught tracking the surfing habits of iPhone users via a code that disables the Safari browser’s privacy settings.

– Google’s attitude towards privacy also came under scrutiny when it was discovered that the company was spying on WiFi network data in violation of the Federal Wiretap Act as it gathered images for its Streetview program.

– The most obvious example of all is the Internet itself. ISPs have announced they will keep records of websites visited for at least 12 months, along with details of private communications. This figure is constantly increasing, with the FBI now pushing for ISPs to retain such information for years.

Since most people have already taken the decision to sacrifice their privacy for convenience, all of the technologies listed above will be used to spy on individuals and harvest data which will then be sold to big corporations. The vast majority simply do not care. They value the novelty of a fridge being able to tell you when you’re out of milk and automatically ordering more via the Internet more than they do their own privacy.

Whether they will begin to care about the fact that they are broadcasting everything about their private lives and allowing governments and corporations to harvest that data when it actually begins to blowback on them in negative ways remains to be seen. The fact that some employers are now demanding Facebook passwords from their staff is perhaps the first sign of how this could all come crumbling down.

Now Twitter admits copying smartphone address books without telling the owners as Apple announces crackdown

ROB WAUGH
Dailymail.co.uk
Thursday, February 16, 2012

Twitter today admitted it has been harvesting contacts from smartphones without users’ permission.


The company said it had copied entire address books, storing the information on its servers as part of the ‘Find Friends’ function in its iPhone app.

The Los Angeles times reported that the site stores the information for up to 18 months. It is unclear why the site needs to retain the data for such a long time – or at all.

The social network’s confession will further fuel a privacy controversy which has so far engulfed Facebook, Foursquare, Foodspotting, Instagram, Yelp, Gowalla and Path, all of which companies transmit address book data from iPhone apps.

Full story here.


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