ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE IS KILLING THE UNCANNY VALLEY AND OUR GRASP ON REALITY

LAURENT HRYBYK by SANDRA UPSON There’s a revolution afoot, and you will know it by the stripes. Earlier this year, a group of Berkeley researchers released a pair of videos. In one, a horse trots behind a chain link fence. In the second video, the horse is suddenly sporting a zebra’s black-and-white pattern. The execution isn’t flawless, but the stripes fit the horse so neatly that it throws the equine family tree into chaos. Turning a horse into a zebra is a nice stunt, but that’s not all it is. It is also a sign of the growing power of machine … Continue reading ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE IS KILLING THE UNCANNY VALLEY AND OUR GRASP ON REALITY

For the price of one iPhone, you could acquire almost a year’s supply of emergency food… but most Americans won’t… and most will DIE

December 17, 2017 by: Robert Jonathan (Natural News) We’ve all seen images on TV or on social media of empty supermarket shelves as a storm bears down on an area. In the event of a widespread, long-term natural disaster or a civil insurrection, the ensuing lawlessness could make the chaos depicted on a typical episode of The Walking Dead or Z Nation look like a day at the local amusement park. The Concerned U.S. Patriots website warns that most urbanites and suburbanites are woefully unprepared for a food shortage that would accompany a nightmarish breakdown of civil society because they are too reliant on buying food from the local grocery store, … Continue reading For the price of one iPhone, you could acquire almost a year’s supply of emergency food… but most Americans won’t… and most will DIE

A Hypnotic Descent Into Dehumanization

image edited by Fernando Kaskais Author: Emily Buder Video by Fabio Palmieri Dehumanization can take many forms, but its end result is always the same: The extinguishment of all that dignifies an individual. Irregulars, a powerful short film by Fabio Palmieri, is the story of one teenager’s dehumanization. His experience unfolds against the hypnotic backdrop of a mannequin factory. “We had lost our history and our identity,” says the teenager, a recent refugee from West Africa, in the documentary. “I was Cyrille Kabore no more. I didn’t want to wander from country to country. I hoped I would be an engineer one day.” … Continue reading A Hypnotic Descent Into Dehumanization

Imagine A World Without Big Pharma

By Dayna Colvin What would you do if you woke up one day and discovered that all the mainstream conventional physicians and big pharma medications disappeared? What if you found out that the only type of medicine that still existed on Earth were natural holistic medicine, herbs, and natural remedies? In other words, how would you feel and react if you weren’t feeling well and the only people you could turn to were naturopaths and herbalists? Considering the fact that healthy, safe, natural remedies are quickly growing in popularity over mainstream “slash and burn” conventional medicine, this is worthy of serious … Continue reading Imagine A World Without Big Pharma

Net Neutrality Is Dead. Here’s What The Experts Are Saying.

image edited by Fernando Kaskais by Aylin Woodward on December 14, 2017 No More Equal Rights For Data In a 3-to-2 decision on December 14, 2017,  the Federal Communications Commission voted to repeal the rules that regulate how internet service providers (ISPs) connect us to the world wide web. Termed “net neutrality,” these rules ensured that companies like Verizon, AT&T, and Comcast couldn’t charge more for higher quality service or block certain websites. In short, they helped guarantee equality for all voices and prevented censorship. With net neutrality in place, ISPs had to treat all data — no matter what the … Continue reading Net Neutrality Is Dead. Here’s What The Experts Are Saying.

Everyone in the World Should Be Taxed on Their Energy Footprint

image edited by Fernando Kaskais The elite should have to pay for their lifestyle. by Aeon and Iason Athanasiadis   Creative Commons Technological advances and historically unprecedented income inequalities have raised living standards while enabling a new global elite to enjoy lifestyles more lavish in energy consumption and environmental impact than those enjoyed by any aristocracy in the past. Real-life illustrations of elites show the excesses afoot. In one instance, a businessman oversees his economic activities across several Central Asian, Middle Eastern and North African countries from a base in Dubai. He largely evades tax through an intricate tax-haven/residence arrangement concocted by his … Continue reading Everyone in the World Should Be Taxed on Their Energy Footprint

No, we won’t have a Blade Runner future: The robots of tomorrow won’t look like humans — we’re too inefficient

by: Frances Bloomfield (Natural News) In the 1980s science fiction classic Blade Runner, there exist human-looking robots known as replicants. These fictional biorobotic androids seem human on the surface yet possess strength, agility, speed, and resilience superior to ours. They’re also what many of us imagine the robots of the future will look like — as human as possible. Though according to Simon Watson, a Lecturer in Robotic Systems at the University of Manchester, that may not be the case as humans are “too inefficient.” “We like to think that we’re the dominant creatures on the planet, so mobile robots should look like … Continue reading No, we won’t have a Blade Runner future: The robots of tomorrow won’t look like humans — we’re too inefficient