Aaron Jackson Waking TimesJan 13, 2013 The concepts of consumerism and careerism are predominant in first world countries, and are increasing in countries with less “advanced” economies too, but why? The definition of careerism or a careerist is “the characteristics associated with one who advances his career even at the expense of his pride and dignity.” Simply looking at this [...]
George Dvorsky io9.com Dec 22, 0212 It’s difficult to not be pessimistic when considering humanity’s future prospects. Many people would agree that it’s more likely than not that we’ll eventually do ourselves in. And in fact, some astrobiologists theorize that all advanced civilizations hit the same insurmountable developmental wall we have. They call it the Great Filter. [...]
21st Century Wire say… This is one step away from SKYNET ala Terminator – as these advances in artificial intelligence will be extended to the current multi-billion dollar per year drone industry, where unmanned drones will not just be chasing phantom terrorists in the hills of Afghanistan, but more likely chasing citizens within North America, [...]
You think we’re over exaggerating? Go and work it out for yourself… ….
Social network turns on new feature to automatically identify people in photos, raising questions about privacy implications of the service – By Charles Arthur Guardian June 8, 2011 Facebook has come under fire for quietly expanding the availability of technology to automatically identify people in photos, renewing concerns about its privacy practices. The feature, which the giant [...]
DPA May 30, 2011 The U.S. space agency will send an unmanned spacecraft to a nearby asteroid in 2016 and bring back a sample to provide clues about the formation of the solar system, NASA said on Wednesday. The mission known as Osiris-Rex will be the first U.S. effort to bring back a sample from [...]
Before Its News March 16, 2011 If the latest theory of Tom Weiler and Chui Man Ho is right, the Large Hadron Collider – the world’s largest atom smasher that started regular operation last year – could be the first machine capable of causing matter to travel backwards in time. “Our theory is a long shot,” [...]
21st Century Wire March 9, 2011 Listen to Patrick’s first appearance on Coast to Coast AM radio show with host George Noory. Coast to Coast AM is one of the biggest and best syndicated radio programs in the US and internationally. In this segment George Noory and Patrick discuss aspects of Facebook’s new currency, cyber [...]
21st Century Wire Jan 18, 2011 Some interesting questions, and answers, raised by philosopher Eckhart Tolle. Author Eckhart Tolle is the author of the popular series The Power of Now. He certainly has some great insights into the mental state of Western man and the politics of the mind.