Order Out Of Chaos: The Doctrine That Runs The World
The end result of World War I was the creation of the League of Nations and the argument that sovereignty leads to disunion and catastrophe. World War II led to the creation of the United Nations and the International Monetary Fund. I believe that a third world war is nearly upon us, one that may involve weapons of monetary destruction more so than weapons of mass destruction. Each supposed disintegration of global unity has eventually led to greater centralization, and this is something the skeptics seem to forget. The progression of crises suggests that the next war will lead to total globalization under the dominance of a minority of elitists posing as “wise men” who only wish to bring peace and harmony to the masses. In the meantime, the skeptics will continue to mindlessly debate in the face of all reason that the whole thing was a fluke, an act of random mathematical chance, leading coincidentally to the one thing the establishment rulers crave: total global totalitarian micromanagement.
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I’ve been fighting a losing battle for 25 years to reassert the primacy of the human factor within the craft of intelligence (decision-support). Although I have no doubt this will happen eventually — industrial era technology is in performance free-fall — I am now becoming interested in plant and animal intelligence, and in how we might harness the distributed intelligence of plants and animals — including as sensors — at the same time that we radically enhance our ability to harness the distributed intelligence of humans.
Giant Rats Trained to Sniff Out Tuberculosis in Africa
Known for detecting land mines, the rodents could also help detect disease.
“Rats are very fast,” said his trainer, Catia Souto, adding that one rat can evaluate more samples in ten minutes than a lab technician can evaluate in a day.
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And so far, rats seem to be a promising solution: In the first 16 months of the Maputo program, the rats evaluated samples from roughly 12,500 patients. Of those, 1,700 had been found positive at the health clinics. The rats detected another 764 patients, an increase in detection rate of around 44 percent, according to APOPO.
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I’ve known for decades that plants can see and hear and sense and communicate feelings – the 1970′s experiment with plants witnessing an individual “murdering” on of their own, and then the plants reacting on a polygraph machine when the one individual out of a line of many individuals came back into the room, was for me a compelling indicator.
Similarly I have been both awed by Koko the gorilla knowing over 1,000 words in sign language and able to interpret between other gorillas and humans, and dismayed to not see a Manhattan Project seeking to extend inter-species communication.
Then we’ve had the recent advances in linking plants to cell phones such that changes in their chemistry and water content are as ably charted from the micro-level as SPOT Image pioneered at the macro level.
Now we learn beyond doubt that plants do have a form of language using RNA. This has huge implications for true cost economics and big data — implications that suggest that our earlier doubts about the capacity of existing big data concepts and capacities are severely under-stated. If humans with their 183 languages are a tower of babel, the idea of one day being able to integrate the languages of animals and plants into a larger world brain that integrates the 183 human languages (and ideally resurrects the other 5,000 largely lost human languages) with the languages of all animals and plants, is a breathtaking possibility to contemplate. For engineers, it will be a bio-mimicry and cause and effect revolution inspiring a modern renaissance in sensible sustainable science.
Stephan A. Schwartz
Here is more on agricultural toxins. It never fails to amaze me that what seems so obvious: plants mutate and so do the bugs that attack them is not, in fact obvious. The siren call of more profit seems to trump all other considerations. Only citizen pushback is going to stop this trend.
New Wave of GMO Crops Poised for Approval Despite Public Outcry
LEAH ZERBE – Nation of Change
Despite its own admission that it will cause an up to seven-fold increase in chemical pesticide use, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is poised to approve a new type of genetically engineered seed built to resist one of the most toxic weedkillers on the market.