Visual representation of the the Internet
The Internet was released to the public in 1994-95 by DARPA, the future military technology development of the U.S. Military. Cell phones began their mass roll out to the public in 1999 even though the industry’s own medical health and safety director declared the emitting radiation extremely dangerous and unknown, especially to our children.
The Internet bubble arose at this exact same time to raise massive financing for the rollout of cell phones and the internet, as well as get homeowners, students and creditors in massive debt, which continues to this day.
When we stop for just an moment and understand that all this technology has changed our lives and how all our lives depend on and are impossibly disconnected from this relatively new technology, we must also understand how “owned” we are by the very technology companies that have much greater plans for even further intrusions in the privacy of our lives, the monitoring of our health and the goal to get our children hooked into the ubiquitous internet of all things.
It is wise to remember that the internet came from the military government by choice. By getting everyone “hooked up” they also are able to monitor and control all, but they also allowed the release of global information to all, like no other time in history.
DARPA has such advanced technology that the speeds they released the internet on, they had achieved some 35 years previous. Their technology is know to be some 35-50 years in advance of what is released to us. (See Nikola Tesla technology.)
Schools are being switched to IPad learning and dedicated teachings on, and from, the internet. Grading, teacher evaluations through galvenized skin response bracelets, 24/7/365 schools to serve the children while the parents work 2-3 jobs, is all in the planning to “net” our children. (Source).
Our lives, security and well being are all being uncontrollably tied to the internet and the very few owners of the systems we so depend on.
Caveat Emptor…Let the buyer beware.
The terms “Internet” and “World Wide Web” are often used interchangeably; however, the Internet and World Wide Web are not one and the same.
The Internet is a vast hardware and software infrastructure that enables computer interconnectivity. The Web, on the other hand, is a massive hypermedia database – a myriad collection of documents and other resources interconnected by hyperlinks. Imagine the World Wide Web as the platform which allows one to navigate the Internet with the use of a browser such as Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox.
Follow the Internet Timeline below to see how the Internet has evolved over the years and take a glance at what lies ahead in the future as the Internet continues to change the world we live in.
1957 – USSR launches Sputnik into space. In response, the USA creates the Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA) with the mission of becoming the leading force in science and new technologies.
1962 – J.C.R. Licklider of MIT proposes the concept of a “Galactic Network.” For the first time ideas about a global network of computers are introduced. J.C.R. Licklider is later chosen to head ARPA’s research efforts.
1962 – Paul Baran, a member of the RAND Corporation, determines a way for the Air Force to control bombers and missiles in case of a nuclear event. His results call for a decentralized network comprised of packet switches.
1968 – ARPA contracts out work to BBN. BBN is called upon to build the first switch.
1969 – RPANET created – BBN creates the first switched network by linking four different nodes in California and Utah; one at the University of Utah, one at the University of California at Santa Barbara, one at Stanford and one at the University of California at Los Angeles.
1972 – Ray Tomlinson working for BBN creates the first program devoted to email.
1972 – ARPA officially changes its name to DARPA Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency.
1993- The first web browser, Mosaic (created by NCSA), is released. Mosaic later becomes the Netscape browser which was the most popular browser in the mid 1990’s.
1994 – New networks added frequently.
1994 – First internet ordering system created by Pizza Hut.
1994 – First internet bank opened: First Virtual.
1995 – NSF contracts out their access to four internet providers.
1995 – NSF sells domains for a $50 annual fee.
1995 – Netscape goes public with 3rd largest ever NASDAQ IPO share value
1995- Registration of domains is no longer free.
1996- The WWW browser wars are waged mainly between Microsoft and Netscape. New versions are released quarterly with the aid of internet users eager to test new (beta) versions.
1996 – Internet2 project is initiated by 34 universities
1996 – Internet Service Providers begin appearing such as Sprint and MCI.
1996 – Nokia releases first cell phone with internet access.
1997- (Arin) is established to handle administration and registration of IP numbers, now handled by Network Solutions (IinterNic)
1998- Netscape releases source code for Navigator.
1998-Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) created to be able to oversee a number of Internet-related tasks
1999 – A wireless technology called 802.11b, more commonly referred to as Wi-Fi, is standardized.
2000- The dot com bubble bursts, numerically, on March 10, 2000, when the technology heavy NASDAQ composite index peaked at 5,048.62
2001 – Blackberry releases first internet cell phone in the United States.
(Google market cap is only second to Apple and Exxon.)
Google IPO 10 years after: Reshaping itself, the world, and the future – whether you like it, want it, or not.
Google’s IPO, a decade ago this week, launched the company on a trajectory that continues to reshape its business and much of the world in its orbit.
And CEO Larry Page is determined to push even further.
Page’s vision is that Google’s products and services will become the control center of people’s lives:
- The company’s driverless cars will chauffeur people around safer roads and deliver goods within hours of an online order.
- People won’t even have to bother leaving their homes, which will be made more comfortable and enjoyable through the use of smart appliances.
- Robots will handle tedious chores and other jobs, freeing up time for people to enjoy lives prolonged by health-management tools and disease-fighting breakthroughs engineered by Google.
- Internet-connected eyewear and watches will supplement the smartphones that ensure Google is a constant companion capable of anticipating questions and desires.
Google’s big bets are fueled by Page’s belief that “… incrementalism leads to irrelevance over time, especially in technology, because change tends to be revolutionary, not evolutionary,” he wrote in May in Google’s annual letter to shareholders.
Although Page has been taking risks since he co-founded Google with Sergey Brin 1998, the stakes probably wouldn’t be as high if not for the company’s pivotal IPO on Aug. 19, 2004
Google’s informal motto is “Don’t Be Evil” but it is generally rendered as “Do No Evil.”
Why is that curt reassurance necessary? Well, think about it. Google knows everything about your digital footprint. You look for a plane ticket, the following day all the Web sites you visit contain airline commercials.
You check a site in Bahasa and if you refuse Google’s helpful offer to translate it for you, an hour later you are served ads in that language. Gmail has your entire mail history, in searchable format and any key word in any message will trigger new ads for you.
Here is what a journalist found out when he researched how much Google knew about him.
Google Docs, Google Maps, Google Translate contain information about your activities, your location and your interests. Picasa has your pictures, Google Drive safeguards your valuable data. Blogger maintains your blogs, YouTube holds on to your video clips.
They introduced Google+ not as a competitor to FaceBook but as a unifying framework for all these services and data. You are a blogger, your Google+ identity ties you to your content and enlarges your readership. You are a small business owner, your presence in Google Maps is enhanced through Google Plus Local Business pages.
Your online searches, your presence and activities in Google+ Communities and your data in all Google services are solidified in one detailed, accurate and perfect identity. While Google+ features only 540 million users (FaceBook has 1.2 billion), it is growing faster than FaceBook or Twitter.
We must begin to make better choices and treat each other, the other creatures who share this planet with us, and this planet we call home with greater respect and compassion.
We believe that the first and most basic moral law is, “Do no harm.” Because we can feel pain and suffering, we can imagine the pain and suffering of others, and we can act accordingly to minimize the harm we cause.
What does “do no harm” mean? Ultimately it means to give thoughtful consideration to our actions. “Do no harm” simply means to consider how our actions may affect the world we all share, to be compassionate in our dealings with all creatures, and not to thoughtlessly despoil our planet.
Doctors are asked to “first do no harm,” why not lawyers, businessmen, religious leaders and politicians? Why not us? Why not now?
It sounds like a simple idea because it is a simple idea, but it may be effective over the long run. Will “do no harm” solve all the problems in our world? Perhaps not, but this is an effort to decrease the suffering in the world and to increase the kindness.
We hope that “do no harm” becomes that little voice that guides our actions.
And we hope you will join us and spread the message “Do no harm.”
In-Q-Tel, created in 1999, is the foremost strategic investor on behalf of the US Intelligence Community. Originally called “Peleus”, In-Q-Tel was initially associated with the CIA’s Directorate of Science and Technology (DS&T). Interestingly enough, the “Q” in In-Q-Tel’s branding is apparently derived from a fictional character in the James Bond movies referred to as “Q”. As many movie fans will recall, “Q” was responsible for outfitting Bond and other 00s with the famed and awe-inspiring gadgetry and technical equipment needed for missions. Having evolved from the CIA’s DS&T, whose primary purpose is to “create, adapt, develop and operate technical collection systems and apply enabling technologies to the collection, processing and analysis of information”, In-Q-Tel’s strategic investments in dual-purpose technology firms is hardly surprising. In fact, In-Q-Tel has a notable track record, especially given the fact that it is a government-run venture capital fund. Successful as it may be, In-Q-Tel represents itself quite humbly, formally explaining that it is a “not-for-profit organization […] created to bridge the gap between the technology needs of the Intelligence Community and new advances in commercial technology”.
Previous investments by the US Intelligence Community’s venture fund have successfully supported a plethora of important technology firms, even household names, including Palantir Technologies, ArcSight, the social media-monitoring firm Visible Technologies, as well as Keyhole, which was later acquired by Google.
Commercial and personal surveillance technologies are increasingly growing in prominence. While the market for corporate and/or civilian low-cost video surveillance products may appear saturated with several established dominant players, there is always room for niche applications and breakthrough advancements. Hinging on miniaturization, while not ceding overall image resolution, as well as battery life is likely a major a competitive advantage for operating in this particular market place.
Surveillance and video reconnaissance technologies have been a mainstay of espionage and intelligence collection efforts for some time now, with abundant well-catalogued examples available in Cold War spy museums around the globe. In turn, it is not surprising that innovation in this arena, especially in terms of video quality, compactness, and the integratable as well as likely malleable nature of this technology is appealing to In-Q-Tel and the US Intelligence Community by proxy.
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) gets a ton of funding to develop the science and technological future of the military.This is the agency responsible for GPS, the internet and stealth planes. They’re the real deal. We looked at their active projects to find the ones that might have massive civilian implications if they eventually produce real-world tech. The last few times we did this, we focused on the Defense Science Office, the Information Innovation Office and the Microsystems Technology Office. This time, we look at the Strategic Technologies Office, which is researching the weapons that will eventually define high-tech communications systems.
(NOTE THE NAME OF THIS PROJECT FOLKS!)
DARPA’s ISIS system is a self-sustaining stratospheric military recon blimp
DARPA is developing a solar powered sensor of “unprecedented proportions” in their Integrated Sensor is Structure (ISIS) program.
It’s a stratospheric airship that will conduct persistent wide area surveillance, tracking, and engagement of air and ground targets.
It’s compressing antennae and high-density components into a single airship. A floating radar system could change the way that people perceive their world and weather.
DARPA is more focused on biofuels than almost any other group
So far the federal government has shown that biofuel research is absolutely a political issue, suspect to wild sways in funding depending on who is in charge. Critics lambasted the biofuel program as speculative, implausible, and underdeveloped.
Conveniently, that’s DARPA’s specialty.
DARPA is researching the next phase of biofuel research. They’re working with General Atomics and Logos Technologies to work on developing biofuels from algae and cellulose.
So far, they’ve made progress. They’re aiming to develop a means of mass production, which could get difficult, but they’re already making algae systems, ponds, fermented municipal solid waste (Yes, that’s what you think it is), and alcohol into a gasoline equivalent.
Published: October 26, 1999
Almost since there have been cellular phones, there have been worries that the radio waves they emit might cause brain cancer. Yet despite years of studies, no one has established a solid link, and the industry has long sought to reassure the public that the technology is perfectly safe.
But as the little phones become ubiquitous, the questions persist. News reports suggesting that their microwave radio emissions may be harmful are raising the issue anew among consumers. And public health authorities and other experts say a few recent studies signal the need for more research to resolve an issue that affects hundreds of millions of users worldwide.
”The available science does not allow us to conclude that mobile phones are absolutely safe, or that they are unsafe,” the Federal Food and Drug Administration, which regulates devices that emit radiation, said in a statement last week. It emphasized, however, that the available evidence ”does not demonstrate any adverse health effects associated with the use of mobile phones.”
despite six years of study and $27 million in spending, was just completed by Wireless Technology Research, an independent research group in Washington under the sponsorship of the wireless phone industry’s trade association. This project supported studies by private research organizations and universities, and while it generally found little to link cellular phone use and cancer, some of the research suggested possible correlations that Federal health officials said should be clarified with further study.
And the director of the project, Dr. George L. Carlo, put those concerns more strongly, saying, ”The industry should stop saying cell phones are safe without qualification when there is no proof they are and give consumers all the information so they can make intelligent choices.”
A lawyer with a Ph.D. in pathology, Dr. Carlo says the industry is wrong in assuring the public that cell phones are safe and that no immediate action is necessary. Research results produced through his group and by others, although not conclusive, raise enough alarms to advise consumers to distance themselves from cell phones, he says.
”You don’t have to wait for absolute proof of a hazard before taking action,” he said.
Consumers, he said, can limit their exposure to radio emissions from phone antennas in the following ways: using small, wired headsets with built-in microphones to keep the phones a safe distance away; fully extending the antenna to keep it as far away as possible; holding the antenna at least 2 inches from the head, the distance radiation would normally penetrate into the brain; limiting the length of calls, and not allowing children to use the phones, since their lower skull density allows greater radio infusion.
Dr. Carlo, whose research group goes out of business in December when its mandate ends, said he broke with the industry stance when it did not agree to his suggestion to sponsor an extensive after-marketing research program to continually gather data on possible adverse effects from cell phones. He accused the industry of trying to narrow the focus of research and to ”manage” adverse information to protect sales.
Earlier this month, Dr. Carlo sent letters to 30 companies in the cellular industry, saying that adverse effects had been found in a number of studies and that he was ”extremely frustrated and concerned that appropriate steps have not been taken by the wireless industry to protect consumers during this time of uncertainty about safety.”
While debate continues to rage about the threat of autonomous “killer robots,” the mechanized replacement of humans continues across the workforce. In fact, the robotics industry notched record sales in the first half of 2014 in North America, and there appears to be no indications of a slowdown.
Security robots have become a special area of interest for developers. Britain recently unveiled its first robot security guard. “Bob” is the outcropping of a worldwide initiative into robotic security set to appear atprisons, care facilities, schools, or perhaps a neighborhood near you.
A U.S. robot called Vigilant MCP (Mobile Camera Platform) can be seen in the following video. The robot is being produced exclusively in the U.S. and is set to ramp up to mass production as orders demand. At $4 per hour fixed cost, it could significantly impact the 1.5 million humans that are currently employed in some form of security patrol.
‘There’s a new device out to allow parents to know what’s going on with their newborn baby’s vital signs and the environmental status of the room in which the baby is sleeping, and even when the baby is due to awaken. On one hand, with all the SIDS (sudden infant death syndrome) cases, it seems like a good idea for folks who follow the CDC’s child vaccination schedule. But there is a downside.
Most SIDS and even SBS (shaken baby syndrome) episodes have been easily traced to recent vaccinations. But the media and the courts don’t want to hear about that. They’d rather prosecute parents and throw them in jail instead of investigate the medical monster’s lies and misdeeds.’
What’s really in your lipstick? From chillies to insects, the bizarre ingredients that give you the perfect pout
US Police Train with Foreign Militaries to Crackdown on Dissent
Who Are the Worst Looters?
The looting in Ferguson, Missouri is inexcusable.
The hoodlums – apparently out-of-towners – are not only stealing and destroying private property for no good reason, but they are giving the peaceful protesters against the shooting of Michael Brown a bad name, and provoking an armed (and over-militarized) response by the police.
But let’s put things in perspective …
Nobel prize winning economist Joe Stiglitz and well-known economist Nouriel Roubini say that we’ve got to jail – or perhaps even hang – some bankers before they’ll stop looting the economy.
Nobel prize winning economist George Akerlof has demonstrated that failure to punish white collar criminals – and instead bailing them out- creates incentives for more economic crimes and further destruction of the economy in the future.
“Human history began with an act of disobedience, and it is not unlikely that it will be terminated by an act of obedience.” — Erich Fromm
Our mighty military had to be bought to its’ knees and the wealth had to be redistributed to his other “force”. We have seen the huge growth of IRS, ICE, DHS and we will not forget the Airport Nazis plus other Agencies who have received massive amounts of firearms and ammunition.
The Usurper has repealed “Don’t ask, Don’t tell” which has done probably irreparable damage to our military rank and file. He gave our military his version of ROE (Rules of Engagement) which meant that our beloved military could never fight freely, but only with two hands tied behind their backs, ensuring the deaths of countless fine America soldiers killed in actions that could have been avoided while bravely obeying suicidal orders from a Commander in Chief who has nothing but feelings of ill will and detestation towards a military he feels had enslaved the world.
America, we must read and understand that history ALWAYS repeats itself. Adolf Hitler did the same purging of senior military officers installing in their place officers he knew would blindly follow orders, regardless to the legality of them and resulting in the holocaust we saw through WWII.
We are watching the same thing play out, openly, brashly and with total disregard of the American people because he knows that so many are still asleep, drinking the kool-aide fed to them daily by an Administration and their puppet media including Faux News which is making them dependent of Government for everything from birth to the grave, if they are lucky enough not to have been aborted which is one of Obamas favorite past times.
I have been telling you all for about 5 years now what is happening, and everything I ever forecast has come to fruition. I am not blowing my own horn for this but rather am so dismayed that nobody seems to listen. I understand that Americans are not hurting enough yet, but believe me, that is coming, and when it does, we and people like us will still be here to explain what happened and what we need to do to remedy the problem.
It is not going to be pretty America, because we have to take back something that has been being stolen from us for the last 100 years, but do it, we must. Either that or we just lie back and enter a world of slavery, where every part of our life will be run by people like this current Administration who feel they know better than us on all aspects of our lives…
The Pentagon has stuck with the F-35 Lightning Joint Strike Fighter program despite dozens of technical problems and delays, strategic concerns, and massive cost overruns that have nearly doubled the initial cost estimate, raising the cost of building the planes to around $400 billion with a lifetime cost of up to $1.5 trillion.
One reason why the project has become such a boondoggle is that many states and countries are significantly invested in the plane, relying on its production for income and jobs.
Every U.S. state but Alaska, Hawaii, Nebraska, and Wyoming has economic ties to the F-35, with 18 states counting on the project for $100 million or more in economic activity, according to primary contractor Lockheed Martin. All told, the project is supposedly responsible for 32,500 jobs in the U.S. Globally, another nine countries have major ties to the F-35.
Creating 32,000 jobs is good, but how about if those jobs actually produce something useful to the nation? 1 trillion divided by 32,000 jobs comes to over 31 MILLION dollars spent for each job created!
The secrecy cloaking a corporate jet with a CIA-linked tail number that crash landed in Mexico in the fall of 2007 with a nearly four-ton load of cocaine onboard continues to unravel, one string at a time.
The Gulfstream II cocaine jet was part of a suspected US intelligence operation wrapped in the garbs of an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) undercover operation called Mayan Jaguar, law enforcement sources suspect.
The newest revelations in the case pop up in court pleadings recently unearthed by Narco News and show the cocaine jet that ditched in Mexico’s Yucatan in September 2007 was part of a much larger web of cocaine planes sold to drug-traffickers with the assistance of at least two informants who continue to work for or own aviation brokerage companies.
The biggest drug smuggler in the country … is the country!