An advanced race of aliens may have created the universeA SUPER-advanced form of alien life could have created the universe that we know and may even be woven into the fabric of it, an astonishing new scientific theory suggests.
As scientists learn more about the universe, the once strong Big Bang theory looks increasingly weaker as experts suggest that the physics of it simply do not add up.
Researchers have begun searching for a new theory which explains how our universe was created, and one esteemed astrophysicist believes that advanced aliens could be behind the cosmos’ existence.
Columbia University’s Professor Caleb Scharf writes in an article for the scientific journal Nautilus the universe as we know it is what remains of super-intelligent aliens that dictate all aspects of the physical existence, ranging from gravity to light.
He argues that alien life could be in subatomic particles which make up the fabric of the universe.
The Big Bang theory is beginning to unravel
Professor Scharf writes: “Perhaps hyper-advanced life isn’t just external.
“Perhaps it’s already all around. It is embedded in what we perceive to be physics itself. In other words, life might not just be in the equations. It might be the equations.”
Aliens may be woven into the fabric of the universe
Many experts state that humanity will one day face a “singularity” – the point at which we design something that overtakes our own intelligence, like artificial intelligence.
However, Prof Scharf states that an advanced race of extra-terrestrials may have gone further than creating AI and rather have become a complex physical state.
He added: “If you’re a civilisation that has learned how to encode living systems into different [materials], all you need to do is build a normal-matter-to-dark-matter data-transfer system: a dark matter 3D printer.”
He adds that humans would have not detected “advanced life because it forms an integral and unsuspicious part of what we’ve considered to be the natural world.”
Modernity has brought increased convenience and comfort to countless lives, but there have been unintended consequences as well. Increasing urbanization has caused more and more people worldwide to lose their primal connection with nature, something that is almost impossible to replace by technology alone. The brilliant river of stars known as the Milky Way that has dominated the night sky and human imaginations since time immemorial is no longer visible to one third of the Earth’s population and 80 percent of Americans (Link).
A light pollution map recently published by the Journal of Science Advances (Link) has increased global interest in the negative effects of light pollution. Major media outlets such as CNN, New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Space.com and more have discussed with this topic, noting on how most people today are unable to witness the true beauty of the aurora borealis and the dazzling stars on a dark night sky due to light pollution. Smog and sludge are easy to see, but the effects of light pollution are difficult to quantify until we look up and watch as the dwindling number of stars that once animated the night sky are snuffed out one by one.
< How light pollution affects city sky >
Recognizing the Impact of Light Pollution
As the size and scope of cities continues to grow, an increasing number of organizations and activists are gearing up to decrease the negative impact of light pollution. One prominent example is the US-based non-profit organization International Dark-Sky Association (IDA) which has made it their quest “to preserve and protect the night time environment and our heritage of dark skies through quality outdoor lighting.” Earth Hour – a yearly event organized by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) – is another notable effort. Earth Hour encourages individuals, communities, households and businesses to turn off all non-essential lights and electronics for one hour (from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m.) towards the end of March, as a symbol for their commitment to the planet.
One of the most innovative anti-light pollution initiatives was the Lights Out Stars Oncampaign which took place in Reykjavik in 2006, spearheaded by Icelandic writer and environmental activist Andri Snær Magnason. The Reykjavik City Council approved of Magnason’s proposal, asking residents to turn off all the city lights in the capital area for half an hour on September 28th. That night, everyone in and around Reykjavik was able to catch a glimpse of the stunning aurora borealis and the twinkling stars without the interference of light pollution.
Cutting-edge OLED Display Technology Recreates the Beauty of Iceland
Global electronics company LG was inspired by the worldwide effort to combat light pollution and has implemented its advanced OLED technology to help bring this important issue to greater public attention. Just as the elimination of light pollution allowed the people of Reykjavik to see the beauty of the pure night sky, the perfect black of LG OLED TVs heightens contrast and allows for richer images. Having eliminated backlight panels, OLED TV offers the purest black and the most accurate color reproduction possible. This allows viewers to feel as if they are seeing the actual night sky, free of light pollution.
< Aurora borealis displayed on LG OLED Screens>
Held on July 20th, 2016, The Lights Out Stars On Concert began after a short introduction from Magnason – the driving force behind the 2006 black-out campaign in Reykjavik, and the project’s creative director Lewis Hilsenteger of Unbox Therapy – a YouTube star with five million subscribers. Three high-profile Icelandic musicians – Ásgeir, GusGus and Ólafur Arnalds then took the stage one by one and performed in front of a display which featured 40 OLED screens and a combined 330,000,000 self-emitting OLED pixels. Displaying lifelike, immersive aurora footage harmonized with the ambient music being produced onstage, LG’s OLED screens were instrumental in creating an unforgettable experience for the 1,000 guests in attendance.
The mind-blowing images of the northern lights used in the footage were captured on location in Iceland during the winter, the time of the year when the Aurora Borealis is most clearly visible. Providing ultra-clear images of Iceland’s northern lights, wildlife, volcanic activity, glaciers, landscapes and more, the OLED TV Gallery at the Harpa Hall has also proven incredibly popular since opening to the public in July. Running until November 20th, the exhibit uses the LG G6 OLED TVs to showcase brilliant 4K photographs taken by leading Icelandic photographers…
NASA Administrator, Major Charles Bolden once told school children that Area 51did exist and that aliens had visited our planet, but that none of those aliens were hidden at the mysterious base in Nevada. Later, the exact location of Area 51 was revealed in government documents but there was still no mention of aliens. CIA spy planes then confirmed the location of Area 51, though the US government had denied its existence for over 40 years.
With the latest Wikileaks dumps, fueled by Julian Assange, and the testimony of numerous government officials at a congressional-style hearing, the question about aliens is rehashed, but is any new truth really revealed? Are the emails contained in the Wikileaks dumps new news, or is it something that insiders have been revealing to the public for decades now?
Are there really ‘fresh’ details on UFOs and the presence of aliens on our planet in the latest Wikileaks dumps, or is this just a publicity stunt by certain powers which would like to keep the full scope of the alien agenda under wraps?
Julian Assange has been telling different sources for years that UFOs and aliens were disclosed in diplomatic emails. Are these revelations just now appearing before the public eye in the recent Wikileaks dumps, or are the emails revealing something else? Are certain public figures just trying to make “in-roads with the UFO crowd?”
It should be noted that Assange is an Australian who is wanted by Interpol over a charge of rape andsexual assault in Sweden. He has also made some disparaging remarks in the past about other ‘truth’ movements, which will be revealed momentarily. Are the wikileaks dumps preparing the masses for a dam-release of information, or just more cover stories to confuse the already heated conversation among UFO researchers and alien believers looking for full, and final disclosure?
John Podesta, now gaining infamy for his connection to the erupting PizzaGate pedophile scandal, was Hillary Clinton’s campaign chief and one of Barak Obama’s senior advisors, who never made it a secret that he wanted full disclosure concerning UFOs and extra-terrestrials. On his way out of the Obama administration, Podesta tweeted, “Finally, my biggest failure of 2014: Once again not securing the disclosure of the UFO files,” but this was just the beginning of revelations the public would come to know.
Podesta also promised in a CNN interview, that should Hillary Clinton gain the presidency, she would declassify as many federal documents about aliens as possible.
Though that outcome obviously hasn’t come to pass, there is still more fodder for those who have been anxious to hear our governments finally reveal the truth about aliens, free-energy, advanced technology, and the numerous additional implications of ‘removing the knowledge of an extraterrestrial presence from the citizens of our country.’ This is what recently deceased, former apollo astronaut Edgar Mitchell told Podesta in one email. That the government had been hiding the truth for at least 50 years.
Mitchell also wrote to Podesta, “Remember, our nonviolent ETI from the contiguous universe are helping us bring zero point energy to Earth. They will not tolerate any forms of military violence on Earth or in space.”
Mitchell had also told Dateline ABC in 1996, that he had personally met with representatives of other countries who said that they had encountered aliens. Mitchell also said that aliens were giving technology to the US government. He further disclosed that the American government had been conducting experiments on alien bodies, but had stopped after President John F. Kennedy wanted to know more and disclose this truth to the public. Mitchell also revealed that aliens had been visiting us for sometime, were much more advanced than us, and that we would have been destroyed a long time ago if they were hostile. (Source)
Interestingly, scientists just revealed that aliens may be so much more advanced than us, that they cannot even tell the difference between an alien and the advanced laws of physics. Aliens might exist as beings so far beyond our understanding, that they disappear into the fabric of space/time.
As it turns out, our own government, let alone aliens, might be so far advanced, that we can’t even tell when a disclosure narrative is being leaked, or if it is being controlled by individuals either off-planet or simply by a military industrial complex which stands to gain far too much by keeping us in the dark…
Spending big bucks on infrastructure won’t end our travel misery, but a new passport may: friction-free travel from check-in to airplane.
by CLIVE IRVING
You wouldn’t guess it if you are suffering long security lines and indifferent service at America’s airports this holiday season, but all this could soon be a thing of the past. New smart technology in which your face becomes your passport could transform the airport experience.
And everybody agrees that this needs to happen. If there is one song both political parties are singing from the same sheet it is that we need to renew our transport infrastructure before it finally collapses from neglect.
And airports appear to be high on the list.
Listen to President-elect Donald Trump and Vice President Joe Biden. They have both called New York’s LaGuardia airport “Third World” in its wretched standards. That’s probably an insult to a lot of the Third World. As LaGuardia undergoes a $4 billion makeover it’s even more of a nightmare for passengers than it was before.
Billionaires and politicians can, of course, make invidious comparisons like this because they get to see how these things are done in other parts of the world. Bear in mind, too, that Trump and Biden are both accustomed to VIP fast-tracking. But passengers who only fly domestically in the U.S. don’t have any means of knowing if the miseries they now accept as routine—long lines, overcrowded lounges, chaos when boarding—are the same around the world.
Mostly, they are not.
And other countries are leaping way ahead by investing billions of dollars in a new generation of airports of a quality that Americans can only dream of:
In Dubai, United Arab Emirates, to be completed in 2020, a new airport with five runways and four terminals, capable of handling 160 million passengers a year. (Right now the world’s busiest airport is Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson, serving 101 million passengers a year.)
In Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, the world’s largest terminal dedicated solely to budget airlines, able to handle 45 million passengers a year.
In Incheon, South Korea, a new terminal opening for the 2018 Winter Olympics that by 2025 will be handling 46 million passengers through 222 check-in counters.
But let’s get real: Utopian projects on this scale will never be possible at any major U.S. airport because of constraints imposed by the availability of land and the environmental impact on urban areas.
Most of the airline terminals in the U.S. predate the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Their architecture didn’t anticipate the new lines of defense that would be needed for passenger and baggage screening. Passenger numbers have grown simultaneously with the need to stuff terminals with the equipment to carry out much tighter security checks, as well as being exacerbated by recent cutbacks in the number of screeners. This squeeze has created the choke points that caused such huge lines and suffering this summer.
For America, improving the airports we already have is more realistic—and more urgent—than pursuing fantasies of new mega-airports or just expanding a system that is broken. Instead, infrastructure investment should be directed at embracing a step change in technology that could transform the way our airports handle passengers and baggage, easing much of the problem…
Thirty years after the nuclear disaster, local berry-pickers earn a good living. What’s the hidden cost of their wares?
by Kate Brown is associate professor of history at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, and the author ofPlutopia (2013).
You can’t miss the berry-pickers in the remote forests of northern Ukraine, a region known as Polesia. They ride along on bicycles or pile out of cargo vans. They are young, mostly women and children, lean and suntanned, with hands stained a deep purple. And they are changing the landscape around them. Rural communities across eastern Europe are struggling economically, but the Polesian towns are booming with new construction. Two hundred miles west of the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant, thousands of mushroom- and berry-pickers are revving up the local economy. As they forage, they are even changing the European diet, in ways both culinary and radiological.
The rise of the Polesian pickers adds a strange twist to the story that began on 26 April 1986, when an explosion at the Chernobyl plant blew out at least 50 million curies of radioactive isotopes. Soviet leaders traced out a 30 kilometre radius around the stricken reactor and emptied it of its residents. Roughly 28,000 square kilometres outside this exclusion zone were also contaminated. In total, 130,000 people were resettled, but hundreds of thousands remained on irradiated territory, including the Polesian towns of Ukraine’s Rivne Province. In 1990, Soviet officials resolved to resettle several hundred thousand more residents but ran out of money to carry out new mass evacuations.
Last summer, we went to Rivnе to talk to people who in the late 1980s wrote petitions begging for resettlement. In the letters, which we had found in state archives in Kiev and Moscow, writers expressed worries about their health and that of their children, while describing a sense of abandonment. Help never arrived; the Chernobyl accident came just as the Soviet state began to topple economically and politically. In 1991, the whole giant crashed to earth, crushing factories, farms, hospitals, schools, and casting aside a whole way of life called ‘Soviet’ that millions of people, even as they grumbled about it, had held dear. For decades after, local economies in Polesia slowed to a birch-sap trickle. Revitalisation programmes launched by international development agencies and government projects in the mid 1990s failed or were scaled too small to have an impact. Former collective farms, unable to survive without government subsidies, turned to weeds. Young people took off for cities.
We arrived in the Rivne Province expecting to see tumbled-down peasant cottages and overgrown gardens, villages inhabited mostly by the elderly, as in many regions directly in the lee of the plant. Instead, we zoomed along on remarkably good roads, checked into a comfortable new roadside hotel, swam in a just-opened sports-club pool, and drove through freshly built suburban developments with large single-family houses, surrounded by grilles, sprinklers and lawn dwarfs. The whir and pound of saws and hammers building more houses echoed across the former farmland.
Startled by all this economic development, we asked where the money came from. Locals talked of the amber barons. In the past few years, the price of amber rose 1,500 per cent, driven by Chinese demand. Gangs of armed men took control of the lucrative local business of unlicenced logging and digging for amber. The loggers and amber prospectors bring in money; they also leave behind deep trenches and scorched clearings pitted with furrows, stumps and sand, lending swathes of the Polesian forest the look of a Saudi beach party on the morning after. But much of the newfound wealth comes from the pickers whom we started noticing all around.
Anyone in Polesia can pick anywhere, as long as they are willing to brave the radioactive isotopes. After Chernobyl, Soviet officials strongly discouraged picking berries in contaminated forest areas, which promised to remain radioactive for decades. As the years passed, fewer and fewer people heeded the warnings. In the past five years, picking has grown into a booming business as new global market connections have enabled the mass sale of berries abroad. A person willing to do the hard work of stooping 10 hours a day and heaving 40-pound boxes of fruit to the road can earn good money. The women and child pickers are revitalising the Polesian economy on a modest, human-powered scale. They are quietly and unceremoniously doing what development agencies and government programmes failed to do: restoring commercial activity to the contaminated territory around the Chernobyl Zone.
We followed the pickers into the woods. Their shapes materialised in and out of the dappled sun as they pedalled along wildly undulating roads. The pickers would speak to us only briefly before hustling back to work, moving through the forest like a pack of juvenile bears. They foraged with quick, efficient motions: stoop, shovel, step – silent, except for the brushing sounds of their scoops and the pinball roll of berries hitting plastic buckets. When they filled their baskets, the pickers returned to the road, which is lined every few kilometres with women sitting under beach umbrellas near parked vans. The women would weigh the berries and exchange them for cash…
The Svalbard seed bank, set like a concrete monolith in the minus 4 degree Celsius permafrost of a mountain on a remote island in the Svalbard archipelago between mainland Norway and the North Pole, shouldn’t determine the fate of our agricultural future. Though the remote bank has collected 860,000 seed samples from around the world, with the latest withdrawal being made from war-torn Syria, what are the true intentions behind a bank said to, “preserve as much of the world’s crop diversity as possible,”while seed supplies around the world are being monopolized by a few corporations, and indigenous, thousand-year old seeds are being wiped out by genetically modified versions?
Svalbard’s investors, including the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the Rockefeller Foundation,Monsanto, Syngenta, and other biotech interests tout this ‘seed saving’ monolith while simultaneously ravaging seed diversity, along with state laws throughout the US, and elsewhere on the globe, that prevent small farmers and gardeners from saving and sharing seed.
Currently, there are at least 100,000 global plant varieties endangered in the world. Extreme weather events, over-exploitation of ecosystems, habitat loss, and the cross-pollination of seed by genetically altered, terminator seed, contribute to the problem.
You could look at seed saving and seed sharing like open-source education. If you really want to democratize the flow of knowledge and information, you make it free, and offer it online, as many Universities now do. No one institution holds the entire knowledge on mathematics, art, literature, spirituality, or any other subject. Just as in nature, we require diversity of thought so that we don’t become automotons repeating a single, well-crafted agenda created by a handful of people.
Many farmers groups, non-profits, and governments are attempting to conserve seed diversity in their own communities, with more than 1,000 known seed banks, collaboratives, and exchanges around the world, but this time-honored tradition of seed saving is butting up against some very serious obstacles, which I’ll name in a moment.
Moreover, while the Svalbard seed bank seems to pass an initial sniff test, a little deeper digging can reveal other questions that many should be asking about such an expensive adventure in ‘protecting agriculture.’
Cary Fowler, senior adviser to the Global Crop Diversity Trust and the Svalbard seed bank, states,
“SSE’s seed bank and the Seed Vault are similar in many ways. Both primarily function as an insurance policy for other forms of conservation. In the case of SSE, that would be varieties grown yearly by gardeners. With the Seed Vault, its seed samples held by seed banks, such as the Dutch, Philippine, or Kenyan national facilities, or SSE. The Seed Vault, however, was physically built to last as long as anything on earth. Its location is obviously remote, which adds to its security. Svalbard is under Norwegian sovereignty, which reassures many, and it was no small matter that Norway offered to pay the entire cost of construction.”
Fowler also argues that the age-old habit of seed sharing by farmers and gardeners poses too great a risk for Svalbard not to to exist, but while he dismisses ‘conspiracy theories’ around Svalbard’s true purpose, he has yet to address that those theories are not the rhetoric of ‘rabid dogs’ as he suggests. Many US states have made it illegal for gardeners and seed libraries to share seeds without a permit.
The Criminalization of Seed Sharing
Even more alarming is the European Union’s recent move to ban all heirloom seed and criminalize the planting of seeds not registered with the government. TheEuropean Commission,
“. . .regulates the marketing of plant reproductive material of agricultural, vegetable, forest, fruit and ornamental species and vines, ensuring that EU criteria for health and quality are met. EU legislation applies to genera and species important for the internal market and is based on:
Registration of varieties or material;
Certification or inspection of lots of seed and plant propagating material before marketing.”
Many are concerned that the EU Commission will not enhance agriculture with the Plant Reproductive Material Law, but give more control to the handful of agriculture corporations which are already monopolizing the world’s seed. The draft text of the law reads such that the act of passing seed from one generation to the next would be a criminal act.
Another example of the laws which prohibit the free and unencumbered sharing of seed includes the state of Minnesota’s seed law. It is broad enough that it essentially prohibits gardeners from sharing or giving away seeds unless they buy an annual permit, have the germination of each seed lot tested, and attach a detailed label to each seed packet. This would obviously be a time-sucking, financially draining practice for most gardeners and small farmers, yet the Minnesota Department of Agriculture recently told seed libraries that they can’t distribute free seeds to gardeners unless they buy a permit and provide detailed labeling, even though the libraries aren’t selling the seeds, and only sharing them freely. The penalty for violating this law is a fine of up to $7,500 per day.
This is an example of just one law in a single state, but laws like these can be found in around 30 percent of states in the US.
Who Owns the World’s Seed?
This is even more alarming considering that just ten corporations now control 70-90 percent of all the seeds cultivated on this planet. These are:
Monsanto – 27% of market share
DuPont -17% of market share
Syngenta – 9% of market share
Land O’ Lakes/Winfield Solutions
As Mother Earth News suggests, rather than imposing laws that uproot the age-old practice of seed sharing, governments, should be nurturing the free exchange of locally adapted seeds. But then, this would put the power back in the hands of people, small groups, and widely varied indigenous agricultural knowledge, not a few power-hungry, seed monopolizing entities known for destroying the very lands they claim to want to protect, and fomenting wars within the ISIS-cabal matrix…
“Radical hope anticipates a good for which those who have the hope as yet lack the appropriate concepts with which to understand it.”
BY MARIA POPOVA
“Courage is the measure of our heartfelt participation with life, with another, with a community, a work; a future,” wrote the poet and philosopher David Whyte in contemplating crisis as a testing ground for courage. But the future at which courage must aim its gaze is often one obscured by the blinders of our culture’s current scope of possibility.
In January of 2009, Elizabeth Alexander took the podium at the Washington Mall and welcomed Barack Obama to the presidency with her exquisite poem“Praise Song for the Day,” which made her only the fourth poet in history to read at an American presidential inauguration. Seven years later, facing a radically different and radically dispiriting landscape of possibility, Alexander took a people’s podium and reminded us that our greatest ground for hope is in the once-unimaginable, which the present that was once the future has proven possible. Looking back on that historic moment in 2009, she reflected:
That was a beautiful moment that so many elders never thought they’d live to see. So there are things that we don’t yet know, that we don’t think we’re going to live to see, that are also going to give us power and beauty if we hold up our own.
We rightly think that the virtue of courage requires a certain psychological flexibility. A courageous person must know how to act well in all sorts of circumstances. We recognize that there can be times in life when the stock images of courage will be inappropriate, and the truly courageous person will recognize this extraordinary situation and act in an unusual yet courageous way.
This ability to be courageous beyond the culturally prescribed forms of courage, Lear points out, is therefore an inherently countercultural ability, which reveals the central paradox of cultural resilience. He writes:
If we think of the virtues, or human excellences, as they are actually taught by cultures across history, it is plausible to expect that the virtuous person will be ready to tackle the wide variety of challenges that life might throw his way. It is unclear that there is anything in such training that will prepare him for the breakdown of the form of life itself. We would like our ethics to be grounded in psychological reality. Thus whatever flexibility is required of a virtuous person, it ought to be something that can be inculcated in the education and training of a culture. But a culture does not tend to train the young to endure its own breakdown — and it is fairly easy to see why. A culture embodies a sense of life’s possibilities, and it tries to instill that sense in the young. An outstanding young member of the culture will learn to face these possibilities well.
But things grow more complicated when the situation at hand is the breakdown of this very sense of possibility within a culture…