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Originally posted by Ellen15
Fantastic Stuffedit on 17-1-2011 by Ellen15 because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by soficrow
Originally posted by matrix12
reply to post by unityemissions
i fear tht future in the video and so should you, !!!
It's not pretty is it?
But our leaders, governments and global businesses DO plan ahead. They collect facts, evaluate situations and try to steer everything to avoid collapse and chaos.
The OP vid IS a legitimate scenario, showing us that this is where we could be headed if we don't step up to the plate, plan and create better alternatives.
Bottom line: if we don't come up with a better alternative ourselves, we'll be stuck dealing with whatever our "leaders" manage to pull together.
Originally posted by Golf66
If the OP’s videos don’t scare you this graphic should:
Just as humans use highways that span state and national boundaries for many essential purposes, wildlife needs Wildways to travel the distances required to find a mate, to breed and to keep genetic variability strong.
Wildways are constructed by protecting core areas connected to one another by corridors or linkages. They are essentially mosaics of connected public and private lands that provide habitat and safe passageways for wildlife to travel freely from place to place.
These mosaics wind their way around human developments. Building wildlife over-or-underpasses mitigates pinch-points where major roads interrupt wildlife pathways.
Originally posted by DerepentLEstranger
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not much black either
WTF? if you want to create ecological corridors/bio-diversity shouldn't they be a lot larger?
Hmmph! looks like a lot of private/specialized plots for the masters possibly hunting grounds
Originally posted by macman
For a reputable organization, there sure are some easily spotted grammar and spelling mistakes within their website.
Originally posted by VenomandSerum
Hi, Long time lurker, first time poster.
I agree wholeheartedly with the use of cognitive dissonance on show here.
For videos that are supposed to be about urban transport they sure do speculate about food shortages and water rations alot...
Note also the use of the term 'new internet' and that the logo for the 'Global Food Council' looks rather similar to that of the UN, only with an eye in the centre instead of countries. I think the symbolism there speaks for itself.
As with a lot of these think tank videos it seems to me that the water is being tested to see the response to their ideas. Judging from some of the comments on their site, people are buying into the population and food agendas.
Singularitarians share a worldview. They think in terms of deep time, they believe in the power of technology to shape history, they have little interest in the conventional wisdom about anything, and they cannot believe you're walking around living your life and watching TV as if the artificial-intelligence revolution were not about to erupt and change absolutely everything. They have no fear of sounding ridiculous; your ordinary citizen's distaste for apparently absurd ideas is just an example of irrational bias, and Singularitarians have no truck with irrationality. When you enter their mind-space you pass through an extreme gradient in worldview, a hard ontological shear that separates Singularitarians from the common run of humanity. Expect turbulence.
In addition to the Singularity University, which Kurzweil co-founded, there's also a Singularity Institute for Artificial Intelligence, based in San Francisco. It counts among its advisers Peter Thiel, a former CEO of PayPal and an early investor in Facebook. The institute holds an annual conference called the Singularity Summit. (Kurzweil co-founded that too.) Because of the highly interdisciplinary nature of Singularity theory, it attracts a diverse crowd. Artificial intelligence is the main event, but the sessions also cover the galloping progress of, among other fields, genetics and nanotechnology.
(See TIME's computer covers.)
At the 2010 summit, which took place in August in San Francisco, there were not just computer scientists but also psychologists, neuroscientists, nanotechnologists, molecular biologists, a specialist in wearable computers, a professor of emergency medicine, an expert on cognition in gray parrots and the professional magician and debunker James "the Amazing" Randi. The atmosphere was a curious blend of Davos and UFO convention. Proponents of seasteading — the practice, so far mostly theoretical, of establishing politically autonomous floating communities in international waters — handed out pamphlets. An android chatted with visitors in one corner.
After artificial intelligence, the most talked-about topic at the 2010 summit was life extension. Biological boundaries that most people think of as permanent and inevitable Singularitarians see as merely intractable but solvable problems. Death is one of them. Old age is an illness like any other, and what do you do with illnesses? You cure them. Like a lot of Singularitarian ideas, it sounds funny at first, but the closer you get to it, the less funny it seems. It's not just wishful thinking; there's actual science going on here.
For example, it's well known that one cause of the physical degeneration associated with aging involves telomeres, which are segments of DNA found at the ends of chromosomes. Every time a cell divides, its telomeres get shorter, and once a cell runs out of telomeres, it can't reproduce anymore and dies. But there's an enzyme called telomerase that reverses this process; it's one of the reasons cancer cells live so long. So why not treat regular non-cancerous cells with telomerase? In November, researchers at Harvard Medical School announced in Nature that they had done just that. They administered telomerase to a group of mice suffering from age-related degeneration. The damage went away. The mice didn't just get better; they got younger.
Originally posted by unityemissions
reply to post by matrix12
Yes, freedom ghetto's. Seems link an apt label to me. Ghetto's are for fools, and foolish people are the one's who spout out about their freedom's being destroyed, while not comprehending the necessity behind needing to be "controlled". If you want to be an idiot and think that we're not currently a cancer on this earth, fine. Grow up and join humanity.
You obviously have not a single clue of who I am. Like, zero, but it's funny to hear your irrational assumptions keep a rollin'!
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