Berto Jongman: Manufacturing Consent – Eleven Mainstream Media Tactics

Berto Jongman

Berto Jongman

11 Tactics Used by the Mainstream Media to Manufacture Consent for the Oligarchy

The public is still largely numb to this reality, and in a wicked catch-22 for modern man, many people are still addicted to the very media that serves as the primary weapon of social control against them. The tide is turning, however, and to help break the spell we bring you this comprehensive list of 11 tactics used against the public by the mainstream media to coerce consensus, divide, conquer, ridicule and stifle truthful or meaningful conversation about the state of our world.

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1. Lying by Omission
2. Controlling the Debate
3. Selecting the Right Anchors, Casters, and Presenters
4. Scripting and Synchronizing the News
5. Politicizing Everything
6. Using the Language of Separation and Labels
7. Asking the Wrong Questions
8. Closing the Book Too Soon
9. Trivilaity and Distraction
10. Outright Lying
11. Bonus – Eye Candy and Mind Melting

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Sepp Hasslberger: Russian Li-Fi

Sepp Hasslberger

Sepp Hasslberger

A solution to the overload of microwave radiation from cell phones and WIFI?

Russian firm’s Li-Fi internet solution winning foreign clients

BeamCaster’s light module can transfer data at a speed of 1.25 gigabytes per second, which is the guaranteed speed for transferring data to each working unit.

In April 2014, the Russian company Stins Coman announced that it had developed a wireless local network called BeamCaster. This innovative solution transfers information to electronic devices with the help of light.

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Tom Atlee: Role of Collective Intelligence in Wise Democracy Needed for Humanity’s Survival

Tom Atlee

Tom Atlee

TITLE: The role of collective intelligence in the wise democracy needed for humanity’s survival

ABSTRACT: This article proposes that the primary function of intelligence is to sustain a dynamic system’s balance between environmental control and adaptability.  A dynamic system needs to remain in tune with its changing environments so that its actions continue to be successful. It does this through impacting its environment and adapting itself to changing conditions.  Both strategies depend on awareness of environmental realities and their relevance to the success and survival of the intelligent system.

Human collective intelligence in technological, economic, and cultural realms has led to the rapid evolution of human civilization’s capacity to impact its environment. Humanity’s problem-solving capabilities have translated problematic circumstances into new forms of impact, a process known as progress.  However, this process has today projected extremes of actual and potential impact into unprecedented scales and realms which challenge not only our ability to respond but the very basis of our responsive capacities – the nature of our intelligence itself.

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Jean Lievens: Airbnb CEO on Sharing Economy – Starting with Education as a Global Traveling Experience

Jean LievensAirbnb does business in 34,000 cities, has a valuation of over 10 billion dollars, and in a very short time has disrupted the world of hospitality and travel. Its co-founder and CEO Brian Chesky envisions the future city as a place where sharing is front and center — where people become micro-entrepreneurs, the local mom and pops will flourish once again, where space isn’t wasted, but shared, and more of almost everything is produced, except waste. But the journey from here to there won’t be all smooth sailing. What are the ups and downs of the sharing economy, as businesses like Airbnb confront critiques about regulation, economic development, and fairness? What role might businesses play in creating more shareable, more livable cities? How will the sharing economy, with its de-emphasis on ownership, be a tool for addressing urban inequality?