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Transhuman Agenda: Robots To Replace School Teachers

 Science Fiction authors generally have a knack of forecasting future realities. In his epic work Dune, Frank Herbert saw a future where humans became so dependant on artificial intelligence that they ended up being enslaved by their own technology. Movies like AI and Bicentennial Man predicted robots acquiring the same rights as humans and living among us as equals.

And while in Dune the humans escaped their slavery and banned “thinking machines”, in The Matrix movie trilogy, humans were relegated to useful sources of energy for the machines, their bodies harvested to use as batteries.

The fiction is becoming reality at an incredible pace, as this latest news item demonstrates:

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In ten years, robots will teach pupils

ROBOTS will begin replacing teachers in the classroom within the next 10 years, as part of a revolution in one-to-one learning, a leading educationist has predicted.

Sir Anthony Seldon, vice-chancellor of the UK University of Buckingham, said intelligent machines that adapt to suit the learning styles of individual children would soon render traditional academic teaching all but redundant.Image result for robots to replace teachers ten years

Seldon said programmes being developed in Silicon Valley would learn to read the brains and facial expressions of pupils, adapting the method of communication that worked best for them.

The new era of automated teaching promises an end to grouping children by year, as the personalised nature of the robots would enable pupils to learn new material at their own pace, rather than as part of a class.

“Everyone can have the very best teacher and it’s completely personalised; the software you’re working with will be with you throughout your education journey,” he said.

However, he said that the technology would have to be carefully introduced to avoid “infantilising” pupils and teachers.

As part of robot-led learning, teachers would adopt the role of “overseers”, monitoring the progress of individual pupils.

The efficiency of automated teaching would also mean that only 30% percent of school time will be spent in class, Seldon predicted.

He heralds this new era in a book, The Fourth Revolution, due out next year.

“The impact is going to be massive. This is beyond anything that we’ve seen in the industrial revolution or since with any other new technology.” — The Daily Telegraph

https://www.pressreader.com/south-africa/daily-dispatch/20170912/281745564548314

Mysterious fossil footprints may cast doubt on human evolution timeline

Backing up what the Alternative Archaeology crowd have been saying for years, it seems humans have been around for many millions of years. The standard model of human evolution seems to be unravelling and it all seems to be realigning to the alternative theories that were being rubbished not so long ago. In fact it all seems to happening with careful timing. But hey, I’m a “tin hatter” so I see conspiracies everywhere!

As if the Laetoli footprints weren’t controversial enough (they aren’t “Lucy” prints regardless of what her adherents claim, and in fact are indistinguishable from modern human footprints) along comes these bipedal hominid prints pushing the timeline back by millions of years further…AND NOT FROM AFRICA!

And  a human foot logically suggests a human body. So there goes “out of Africa” and there goes “Lucy is Eve” out the window.

I include two articles, the first being an MSM source, the second for the more technically inclined:

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http://newatlas.com/author/michael-irving/

We share plenty of features with apes, but the shape of our feet isn’t one of them. So that makes the discovery of human-like footprints dating back 5.7 million years – a time when our ancestors were thought to still be getting around on ape-like feet – a surprising one. Further confounding the mystery is the fact that these prints were found in the Greek islands, implying hominins left Africa much earlier than our current narrative suggests.

Fossilized bones and footprints have helped us piece together the history of human evolution. One of the earliest hominins – ancestors of ours that are more closely related to humans than chimps – was a species called Ardipithecus ramidus, which is known from over 100 specimens. Living about 4.4 million years ago, it had an ape-like foot, with the hallux (the big toe) pointing out sideways rather than falling in line like ours. Fast-forward about 700,000 years, and a set of footprints from Laetoli in Tanzania shows that a more human foot shape had evolved by then.
Enter the newly-discovered footprints. Found in Trachilos in western Crete, they have a distinctly human-like shape, with a big toe of a similar size, shape and position to ours. They appear to have been made by a more primitive hominin than the creature that left the Laetoli prints, but there’s a problem: they also predate Ardipithecus by about 1.3 million years. That means a human-like foot had evolved much earlier than previously thought, throwing a spanner into the accepted idea that the ape-footed Ardipithecus was a direct human

ancestor.

THE REST:

https://newatlas.com/fossil-footprints-human-evolution/51163/

Possible hominin footprints from the late Miocene (c. 5.7 Ma) of Crete?

Abstract:
We describe late Miocene tetrapod footprints (tracks) from the Trachilos locality in western Crete (Greece), which show hominin-like characteristics. They occur in an emergent horizon within an otherwise marginal marine succession of Messinian age (latest Miocene), dated to approximately 5.7 Ma (million years), just prior to the Messinian Salinity Crisis. The tracks indicate that the trackmaker lacked claws, and was bipedal, plantigrade, pentadactyl and strongly entaxonic. The impression of the large and non-divergent first digit (hallux) has a narrow neck and bulbous asymmetrical distal pad. The lateral digit impressions become progressively smaller so that the digital region as a whole is strongly asymmetrical. A large, rounded ball impression is associated with the hallux. Morphometric analysis shows the footprints to have outlines that are distinct from modern non-hominin primates and resemble those of hominins. The interpretation of these footprints is potentially controversial. The print morphology suggests that the trackmaker was a basal member of the clade Hominini, but as Crete is some distance outside the known geographical range of pre-Pleistocene hominins we must also entertain the possibility that they represent a hitherto unknown late Miocene primate that convergently evolved human-like foot anatomy.

THE REST:

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S001678781730113X

 

Rise Of The Sex Machines!

Sex Robots are becomingly realistic and acceptable, especially in Japan where they are even being paraded like real people in public places. In a country like Japan, with already sharply declining population, one wonders if any babies will be made at all, if everyone is procreating with machines…or is something more disturbing in the works: Will we see natural conception, gestation and birth replaced with something else? I see a connection between Transhuman and Transgender, and I believe that an agenda has been in the worksSex Machines for some time now.

Swiss artist HR Giger, most famous for his work on the “Alien” movie franchise, openly flaunted his satanic and Illuminati connections, and all his work featured a signature “bio-mechanical” style in conjunction with explicit sexual themes. was Giger hinting at the agenda unfolding here and now?

 

Cliched as it may be, the future is here; we can and should talk about reality. Within a matter of decades we’ve become entirely reliant on technology and robots are increasingly part of our everyday lives. Now it is estimated that realistic sex robots will become more common within a decade.
There are currently four manufacturers making life-like robotic dolls worldwide, but experts predict that in coming decades they could become widespread, used not just as a fetish, but for sexual therapy and as companions for lonely, disabled or older people…

But what happens when machines start contributing to the objectification of women too?
There’s also a real worry that people will abuse robots assigned human traits – whether it be in a sexual or physical way. Whitby thinks it’s a legitimate concern: “Will people mistreat robots? Oh yes, I’m sure. The reason I’m sure is because they already do. The way people first meet artificial intelligence is in a character in a video game that they’re shooting at.”

More:

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/women/life/female-robots-why-this-scarlett-johansson-bot-is-more-dangerous/

THOUSANDS of Japanese men are turning their backs on real women and choosing ultra-realistic sex dolls as their life partners, it emerged today.

More than 2,000 of the scarily real silicone dolls – called Dutch Wives – are sold each year in Japan at the cost of about £4,600, industry insiders have confirmed. And sales are rising every year.
A love affair with the silicon sex machines is becoming increasingly acceptable. Owners have no qualms about taking their rubber companions to the park or the beach.

More:

https://www.express.co.uk/news/world/823088/Sex-dolls-Japan-Dutch-Wives-Senji-Nakajima

 

1978, Star trek the Motion Picture, human “joins” with android to create new life form “possibly the next step in our Evolution”

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Babylonian Trigonometry Was Superior To Modern Mathematics, 3700 Years Ago!

 

They also beat the Ancient Greeks to it, according to Australian academics

SOME READERS MAY ALSO PICK UP ON THE NUMBER “322”, THE MYSTERIOUS NUMBER OF THE YALE SKULL AND BONES FRATERNITY. COINCIDENCE?

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/babylonians-trigonometry-develop-more-advanced-modern-mathematics-3700-years-ago-ancient-a7910936.html

The Ancient Babylonians knew about a form of trigonometry more advanced than the modern-day version – about 1,000 years before its supposed invention by the Ancient Greeks, academics in Australia say.

The astonishing claim is based on a 3,700-year-old clay tablet inscribed with a table of numbers.

Babylonian TrigonometryKnown as Plimpton 322, it is already known to contain evidence that the Babylonians knew Pythagoras’ famous equation for right-angled triangles, long before the Greek philosopher gave his name to it.And researchers at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) have claimed it also shows the Babylonians developed a highly sophisticated form of trigonometry – the system of maths used to describe angles that has tortured generations of school pupils with sine, cosine and tangent.The city of Babylon in Mesopotamia, an early cradle of human civilisation in what is now Iraq, was famed for its Hanging Gardens, said to be one of the Seven Wonders of the ancient world.

And mathematician Dr Daniel Mansfield suggested its people developed trigonometry to help their architects design the city’s major buildings.

 

“Our research shows it’s a trigonometric table so unfamiliar and advanced that in some respects it’s superior to modern trigonometry,” he said.

“We’ve discovered these lines represent the ratios for a series of right-angled triangles ranging from almost a square to almost a flat line.

“This makes Plimpton 322 a powerful tool that could have been used for surveying fields or architectural calculations to build palaces, temples or step pyramids.”

Dr Mansfield explained that the Babylonians’ system of counting enabled them to perform complicated calculations more easily that mathematicians today.

“The Babylonians unique approach to arithmetic and geometry means this is not only the world’s oldest trigonometric table, it’s also the only completely accurate trigonometric table on record,” he said.

“Why? It all comes down to fractions. We count in base 10 which only has two exact fractions, one half, which is 0.5, and one fifth, which is 0.2.

“That’s problematic if you want to divide. For example, one dollar divided by three is 33 cents with one cent left over.

“The Babylonians counted in base 60, the same system we use for telling time. This has many more exact fractions.

“It doesn’t sound like much, but this allowed them to do a lot more exact division. One hour divided by three is 20 minutes – exactly.

“By using this system, the Babylonians were able to make calculations that completely avoided any inexact numbers, thereby avoiding any errors associated with multiplying those numbers.”

And the Babylonian system might actually have lessons for science today, he claimed.

“With this greater accuracy we think this system has enormous potential for application in surveying, computers and education,” Dr Mansfield said.

“It’s rare that the ancient world teaches us something new. After 3,000 years, Babylonian mathematics might just be coming back into fashion.”

Plimpton 322 was discovered in southern Iraq by the early 1900s by archaeologist, diplomat and antique dealer Edgar Banks, who was the inspiration for the character of Indiana Jones.

The tablet has numbers written in cuneiform script in four columns and 15 rows.

There were suggestions in the 1980s that the numbers showed knowledge of trigonometry, but this had been dismissed more recently.

But Dr Mansfield said their research revealed it was a “novel kind of trigonometry” that was based on ratios, rather than angles and circles.

“It is a fascinating mathematical work that demonstrates undoubted genius,” he said.

One problem with Plimpton 322 is the left-hand edge is broken.

The UNSW researchers presented mathematical evidence that it originally had six columns, rather than four, and 38 rows, not 15.

They believe ancient scribes could have generated numbers using the tablet, which they suggest was a teacher’s aid to checking students’ quadratic equations.

Hipparchus, a Greek astronomer who lived in about 120 BC, is traditionally regarded as the founder of trigonometry.

But Professor Norman Wildberger, who worked with Dr Mansfield, said: “Plimpton 322 predates Hipparchus by more than 1,000 years.

“It opens up new possibilities not just for modern mathematics research, but also for mathematics education. With Plimpton 322 we see a simpler, more accurate trigonometry that has clear advantages over our own.

“A treasure-trove of Babylonian tablets exists, but only a fraction of them have been studied yet. The mathematical world is only waking up to the fact that this ancient but very sophisticated mathematical culture has much to teach us.”

A paper about the research was published in Historia Mathematica, the official journal of the International Commission on the History of Mathematics.

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The The Dark Side Of Sex Robots

Source:

https://a.msn.com/r/2/AAphb6l?m=en-nz

sex robotsSex robots could soon be used to keep the elderly company in care homes and help couples enjoy long distances sexual relationships, the Foundation for Responsible Robotics (FRR) has said.
There are currently four manufacturers making life-like robotic dolls worldwide, but experts predict that in coming decades they could become widespread, used not just as a fetish, but for sexual therapy and as companions for lonely, disabled or older people.
Noel Sharkey, Emeritus Professor of Robotics and Artificial Intelligence at the University of Sheffield, and co-founder of the FRR, said it was time for the government and the public to decide whether to regulate pleasure-bots.
“I can tell you that robots are certainly coming,” he said at the launch of the new consultation report in central London.
“The concern is that this is going on nobody is talking about it. People snigger about them, but they are actually shipping quite a lot and we are going to see them a lot more.
“They are being proposed for the elderly in care homes, which I think is controversial. If you have severe Alzheimer’s you can’t really tell the difference.
“We need to think about as a society what we want to do about it.”
The report found that up to two thirds of men and about 30 per cent of women were in favour of using sex robots, which currently cost between £4,000 and £12,000 and can be customised by sex, height, hair colour, eye colour and even personality.
Companies are also starting to incorporate artificial intelligence so robots can communicate and respond to human emotions.
Doll brothels already operate in South Korea, Japan and Spain, while the first robotic oral sex coffee shop opened in Paddington, west London, last year.
The report said that as robotics, telecommunications and virtual reality merged, sex dolls could be created which was silicon replica of a long-distance partner, so that couples could have virtual sex and even speak to each other through the doll’s mouth.
But the authors warned that the march of sex robots raised serious moral and ethical questions which needed to be addressed. They warned that users could become socially isolated or even addicted to the machines which could never replace real human contact.
“It’s very sad because it’s going to be a one way relationship,” said Prof Sharkey.
“If people bond with robots it’s very worrying. You are loving an artefact that can’t love you back, and the best they can do is fake it.”
The report also warned of a ‘darker’ side to the industry in which companies were programming ‘shy’ or ‘reluctant’ personalities into their dolls so that users could feel they were forcing the robots to have sex. TrueCompanion’s robot Roxxxy Gold, for example, can be set to ‘Frigid Farah.’
Japanese sex doll manufacturer Trottla has also started selling underage schoolgirl dolls for paedophiles. The company was created by a self-confessed paedophile Shin Takagi who claims he has never harmed a child because he uses the doll.
Although some experts claim such robots could prevent the rape of women, or the abuse of children, the report warns that it could exacerbate the problem.
Philosophy Professor and robot ethicist Patrick Lin of California Polytechnic said: “Treating paedophiles with robot sex-children is both a dubious and repulsive idea.
“Imagine treating racism by letting a bigot abuse a brown robot. Would that work? Probably not. The ethics of sex robots goes beyond whether anyone is physically harmed.”
The authors said it may be necessary to criminalise ‘robotic rape’ and to build in ‘handled roughly’ sensors like those used in pinball machines to prevent users developing violent sexual tendencies. And they called for a complete ban on child sex dolls.
Aimee van Wynsberghe, assistant professor of ethics at the University of Delft, and co founder of the FRR, said: “There isn’t a conversation happening in the general public about what is acceptable, permissible and what should be promoted.
“This is a preliminary step to engage policymakers, academics, the tech industry and the general public.”
The consultation report is on the FRR website where people are invited to comment on its findings. The panel hopes to make final recommendations next year.
The Foundation for Responsible Robotics operates from the Hague Institute for Global Justice at the Hague and run consultations on all areas of robotics. It has 200 members including some of the world’s most eminent robotics academics.

Martin Comments:

The report said that as robotics, telecommunications and virtual reality merged, sex dolls could be created which was silicon replica of a long-distance partner, so that couples could have virtual sex and even speak to each other through the doll’s mouth.” (Quoted from article above)

This is only a step away from the “virtual holographic replica” I commented on in my recent blog (see link below)  Is this why we are being analysed, scanned, “patterned for data storage”? Surely this doll, too, could continue to record ever more detailed and intimate data.

And how would you know if your partner were really speaking through this doll? What if it was hacked?

Even more worrying are the “underage dolls”: Never harmed a child because of them? Yes but they could be used to groom and train

So many ethical questions surround this rapidly advancing market, and like the article says, it’s not being discussed among the general public. Except as a joke maybe.

https://uncensored.co.nz/2017/07/29/project-blue-beam-still-crazy-after-all-these-yearspart-two/

 

USS Ford makes history: Launches, lands fighter jet with magnetic technology

Published on Jul 29, 2017
Ship successfully tests launching and landing processes.

New magnetic “capture” tech. replaces old steam catapult, for those interested in military technological advances and their potential applications.

 

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ON THE BRINK RADIO #207 NOW: WARNING FROM THE DREAMTIME…OUR WAR ON LIFE AND THE ‘DAY OF PURIFICATION’

SATURDAYS@ 9AM EST-USA / FRIDAY 3 AM HAWAI’I TIME / SATURDAY 11 PM MELBOURNE/SYDNEY/TASMANIA TIME AUSTRALIA /1 AM NEW ZEALAND TIME and SUNDAYS @ 8AM EST-USA / SATURDAY 2 AM HAWAI’I TIME / SUNDAY 10 PM MELBOURNE/SYDNEY/TASMANIA TIME AUSTRALIA/MONDAY MIDNIGHT NEW ZEALAND TIME 
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“…the concentration of economic and political power has not only made the man of science dependent economically, it also threatens his independence from within; the shrewd methods of intellectual and psychic influences which it brings to bear will prevent the development of independent personalities.
Albert Einstein, Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, 195
ABOVE: SOUTH PACIFIC PIVOT ‘NOOSE’ OF 400+ U.S. BASES SURROUNDING CHINA

BLOG POST ABOUT THIS SHOW (IN PROGRESS)

http://rachels-carson-of-today.blogspot.com.au/2017/07/warning-from-dreamtime-on-brink-special_15.html

 THIS COULD BE HAWAI’I AS WELL AS KOREA
UNCLE SAM’S WAR PONIES
 UNCLE SAM IS JEALOUS OF CHINA’S ECONOMIC SUPERIORITY
CLOSE TO 1000 BASES WORLD-WIDE. WHY?
“TO MAKE THE WORLD SAFE FOR AMERICAN BUSINESS”
JOHN PILGER VISITING INDIGENOUS PEOPLE 
WHO WERE NUKED BY THE ‘PEACEFUL ATOM’
 “AUSTRALIA IS AMERICA’S MOST OBSEQUIOUS PARTNER”
EVERY AUSTRALIAN BASE IS A DE FACTO U.S. BASE
AUSTRALIA LOOKING AT MISSILE DEFENCE SYSTEMS
AMPHIBIOUS ASSAULT:  HAWAI’I, AUSTRALIA, THE WORLD
TALISMAN-SABRE:  AUSTRALIA’S BIGGEST WAR-‘GAME’ HAPPENING NOW AT SHOALWATER BAY, GREAT BARRIER REEF WORLD HERITAGE AREA
THE MILITARY-INDUSTRIAL JUGGERNAUT 
WAGES ENVIRONMENTAL WARFARE BY ITS VERY EXISTENCE
This comprehensive and holographic broadcast of On the Brink radio (#207), transduced and recorded in the macro-nemeton of the Darwin Botanical Gardens, looks at three related trends in the socio-technological realms that are converging on what I call the ‘Atlantean threshold.’
LISTEN AND/OR DOWNLOAD ANYTIME ARCHIVE LINK FOR THIS SHOW
1) FAKE SCIENCE  
“The case against science is straightforward: much of the scientific literature, perhaps half, may simply be untrue.” Dr. Richard Horton, the current Editor-in-Chief of The Lancet
‘Climate’ science is most particularly riddled with bogosity, the U.S. Navy controls as much as 75% of all marine biology research, the pharmaceutical industry owns medical research, and the powers that be have almost succeeded in wiping awareness of the global nuclear scenario from the face of the public mind.
It’s not just about money. A quote from Albert Einstein says it all:
“The scientist of today is distressed by the fact that the results of his scientific work have created a threat to mankind since they have fallen into the hands of morally blind exponents of political power. He is conscious of the fact that technological methods, made possible by his work, have led to a concentration of economic and also of political power in the hands of small minorities which have come to dominate completely the lives of the masses of people, who appear more and more amorphous. But even worse: the concentration of economic and political power has not only made the man of science dependent economically, it also threatens his independence from within; the shrewd methods of intellectual and psychic influences which it brings to bear will prevent the development of independent personalities.
Albert Einstein, Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, 1952
What we need is to study and conduct science scientifically, and make knowledge the handmaiden of critical thinking, not a mistress of belief based on authority figures and the manufacture of consent.
2) ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE AND ROBOTICS
AI TO BE USED IN WHALE STRANDINGS
“Just when we thought it could not get any worse….rescues now are going to use AI (artificial intelligence) to make decisions during mass stranding events. Like seriously, WHAT?? Here is some advice that will save them some time, money and computing power: every life matter, always try to save 100 %, if not, evaluate what went wrong, make changes, try again. Seriously, AI for strandings…Apart from being absolutely idiotic, it is actually very worrisome. Already AI in some shape or form makes some decisions whether or not to give you a loan, next step will probably be insurance rates, and after that whether or not you should be treated medically, because your probabilities are not that good. Once you take away ethics, compassion and humanity out of decision making process, you literally open one nasty Pandora’s box.
Computare in Latin means ‘to think or reflect upon.’ So-called ‘computers’ do nothing of the sort, they are actually dinucruds or ‘digital number-crunching devices.’
Dinucruds and electricity are the foundations of megatechnology; without computers and alternating current none of our most lethal enterprises would be possible.
NAUTILUS/LOCKHEED DEEP SEABED MINING ROBOT
KOMATSU ‘AUTONOMOUS HAULAGE VEHICLE’ MINING ROBOT
DARPA’S ‘SEAHUNTER’ DRONE PREDATOR
A MILITARY SUPERCOMPUTER ELIMINATES WAR…BY ‘RESTRAINING MAN’
COLOSSUS: THE FORBIN PROJECT
3) MILITARIZATION
“I believe America may totally succumb to the fearful militarisation which engulfed Germany at the beginning of the 20th century. There is real danger that political power and the power to influence the minds of people will pass increasingly into the hands of the military, which is used to approaching all political problems from the point of view of military expediency. Because of America‘s supremacy, the military point of view is forced upon the world.’

ALBERT EINSTEIN
 
“I must create a system, or be enslaved by another man’s.”  William Blake

“On Spaceship Earth, there are no passengers:  everyone is crew.”  R. Buckminster Fuller