Whether it is our pets gone wild-------normally they might sleep through the night and then all of a sudden they morph into JUNGLE KITTY/WOLF racing around the house thinking its time to HUNT.
Humans feel that same instinct although it is made to sound we act CRAZY------the effects are almost all POSITIVE. Getting a natural high from LUNAR events-----knowing how these events cause biological change----then hits our brains to create mood shifts.
SOME PEOPLE ARE MORE SENSITIVE THEN OTHERS-----PLEASE REBUILD OUR CONNECTIONS WITH NATURAL CYCLES AROUND US.
'Lunar biological effects and the magnetosphere - ScienceDirect
The new moon effect from the lunar wake on the Earth’s magnetosphere can be considered comparable to magnetotail effects at full moon, with evidence of electric fields , and magnetic fluctuations of up to 5 Hz from the plasma of the penumbra surrounding the lunar wake'
7 Ways The Full Moon Supposedly Affects The Human Body
Sept 23 2016
When I was a kid, my older cousin told me that it wasn't safe to go outside at night during a full moon. "It can make people crazy, you know," they said with all the teenage authority they could muster. Their attempt to freak me out worked, and I swallowed the lie hook, line, and sinker. I believed that the full moon affects the human body for way longer then I should have, and to this day, still get a little creeped out when I see a big round moon lighting up the sky.
For about as long as people have turned their faces upwards to marvel at the bright celestial bodies, the moon has been regarded as a powerful entity. As it turns out, I was not the only one to attribute special powers to the full moon. Beliefs that a full moon can change and control the human biology or behavior still persist to this day. The European folkloric creature of the werewolf still features in our movies and TV shows, and the phrase "must be a full moon" continues to pepper our conversation, explaining the unexplainable. But as ingrained in our culture as these theories may be, there is little factual evidence to support them. It seems the lunar cycle cannot control our periods after all. Phew!
Here are the many ways that the full moon supposedly affects the human body. Be sure to read through them so next time an older cousin tries to frighten you, you can show them the facts (and make them buy you a soda).
1. The Full Moon Controls Menstruation
Many theories from ancient civilizations link the phases of the moon with women's menstrual cycles. They cite the similar duration of the two as evidence for the connection. While the moon's cycle is fixed at about 29.5 days, a woman gets her period on average every 28 days (though this varies from person to person). Despite this intriguing coincidence, there is no hard evidence supporting that the moon and menstruation is connected in any way. Studies are inconclusive as to whether more women have their period around the time of the full moon, and whether it would be conclusive of anything at all. So if by chance you happen to get your period early on a full moon, it's probably stress, and not some mystical lunar power that is making you grab a tampon early.
2. The Full Moon Increases Fertility And Births
Early civilizations believed that the moon played a role in fertility, even determining when a woman could become pregnant. While fertility methods based on moon cycles have proven ineffective (surprise, surprise), to this day some believe that the full moon causes an increase in births. But do not fear mothers-to-be, the gravitational pull of the full moon will not make you go into labor! Studies have found no correlation between full moons and baby-booms. The myth is attributed to the strong belief in some cultures that the moon and the menstrual cycle are connected.
3. The Moon Causes Sleep Deprivation
GiphyWhile this may have been true before electricity, the moon's influence on our sleep-wake cycle today is negligible. No viable significant correlations have been found between the full and sleeplessness, so you are just as likely to get a peaceful night's rest during a full moon, then other lunar stages. That glowing smartphone on your nightstand, however ... now that could keep you up.
4. The Moon Can Trigger Epileptic Seizures
Epileptic seizures were once blamed on witchcraft and possession, instead of processes inside one's own body. While those explanations seem silly today, the myth that a full moon can cause or worsen epileptic seizures persists. After hearing patients frequently blaming the full moon for their seizures, Dr. Selim Benbadis, MD, associate professor of neurology and neurosurgery at the USF College of Medicine attempted to find a scientific correlation. The 2004 study published in the journal Epilepsy & Behavior found no connection between the two. The study found that the number of seizures were highest in the moon's last quarter and at their lowest during the full moon.
5. The Full Moon Makes Us Crazy
That a full moon can make us a bit loony is one of the most prevalent and hard to shake beliefs. The words "lunacy" and "lunatic" stem from the word "Luna" — the name of the ancient Roman moon goddess. Hippocrates, Aristotle, and Pliny the Elder blamed mania on the evil influences of moon goddess, and these associations continued through the middle ages and today. While there is no factual evidence tying the moon to erratic behavior, one theory suggests that the bright light of the moon kept people awake, their bad behavior caused by sleep deprivation. According to research, the number of psychiatric and emergency room visits is no higher around the time of the full moon than on other nights. I hate to disappoint, but the "Transylvania Effect" will not transform you into a werewolf or vampire.
6. The Full Moon Causes Animal Attacks
Werewolves aside, another popular belief is that people are more likely to get attacked by animals when the moon is full. Proving this scientifically has been tricky, producing conflicting results. One study published in the British Medical Journal stated that bites from animals sent twice as frequent in a British emergency room during a full moon, while another stated that dogs in Australia bite the same amount of people during a full moon as any other time. Another study found that pets were more likely to visit the vet on nights when the moon was full and bright, suggesting that they are more active and taking more risks.
7. The Full Moon Causes Blood Loss And Surgery
Doctors refused to operate on nights when the moon was full, but this connection has been proved to be a fallacy. A 2009 study published in the journal of Anesthesiology proved that the phases of the moon had no effect on heart-related surgery. After tracking results of operations performed at the Cleveland Clinic between 1993 and 2006, they no correlation between the time or day of surgery and it's success. It's better to get a good doctor than worry about the visible size of that big rock in the sky.
Seems the full moon has been taking an awful lot of flack for the past couple thousand years. I feel kinda bad for it.
This week we will discuss under the public policy of PRIVACY--------which MOVING FORWARD SMART CITIES DEEP, DEEP, REALLY DEEP STATE unfortunately are turning into an assault on both our US 99% WE THE PEOPLE civil rights and liberties---but as we often discuss with goals of 5G and global military security and policing super-surveillance structures being built in all US cities deemed FOREIGN ECONOMIC ZONES------this saturation of what are electrical camera/audio devices create their own ELECTRICAL FIELD-----
Our human body has a BIOMAGNETIC FIELD-------this is what we are BODY ELECTRIC-----that does react to our LUNAR phases------so, think human biomagnetism would react to saturated surveillance structures located at ground or near ground level?
We spent this week in Baltimore educating to what are one set of people------we call THE NETWORK-----as well as our 99% of WE THE BALTIMORE citizens black, white, and brown citizens that BALTIMORE has already installed much of what is REALLY DEEP STATE-----our streets, alleys, businesses, universities, soon K-12 schools have enormous surveillance structures capturing all that any citizen says -----and their images.
Dartmouth's Jones Seminar on Science, Technology, and Society: Biomagnetism: Magnetic Fields Produced by the Human Body David Cohen, Mass. Institute of…
In the past we have discussed what effect 5G microwave saturation MOVING FORWARD brings with DEEP, DEEP, REALLY DEEP far-right wing global corporate FASCIST POLICE STATE----surveillance. We want today to look broader at what living in for example BALTIMORE CITY already having installed these surveillance structures throughout our communities---downtown. You sit in a park or by the waterfront-----your voice and image is captured. You sit inside many of our businesses especially those being national, global chain stores-----your voice and image is being recorded. You walk down the street your voice and image is being recorded. You stop at a bus stop----and your voice and image is captured. You attend K-UNIVERSITY and that same surveillance is capturing your voice and image.
Baltimore City was of course the earliest of our US cities to create this surveillance society aimed at 99% WE THE CITIZENS OF BALTIMORE. We are told there are some WINNERS and lots of LOSERS ---but, know what? Everyone is a loser in these far-right wing global corporate FASCIST surveillance structures.
Pelco and IBM Combine Powerful Camera and Video Management Systems Technology with Intelligent Video Analytics
Targets multiple vertical market challenges for cities, airports and schools.
April 11, 2018 08:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time
LAS VEGAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Pelco™ by Schneider Electric, a global leader in surveillance and security, today announced a technology alliance with IBM, the global technology company and leader in the field of Artificial Intelligence (AI), to create “Pelco Analytics Powered by IBM.” The collaboration seamlessly integrates IBM’s deep learning analytics into Pelco’s video management system (VMS), leveraging data from video footage to quickly identify and respond to potential risks or opportunities. The analytics can quickly analyze huge volumes of archived video to identify people and objects of interest, dramatically decreasing the time needed for video forensic analyses. In addition, the solution identifies patterns of movement and behavior that help cities and enterprises mitigate risk and lower operational costs through improved processes and better policy enforcement.
Pelco is announcing a technology alliance with IBM, the global technology company and leader in the field of Artificial Intelligence (AI), to create “Pelco Analytics Powered by IBM.”
Today, video surveillance cameras create more than 850 petabytes of data per day*, making it prohibitively expensive, if not impossible, for surveillance professionals to watch and analyze all of the captured footage. Additionally, only three percent of video cameras have any intelligent capabilities. Without enhanced analytics and automated processes, those that depend on video surveillance are only getting a small fraction of the value. The alliance between Pelco and IBM will enable a new level of customization through end-to-end, code-level integration that includes hardware, VMS and analytics capabilities in one truly seamless solution.
“We will deliver new solutions powered by IBM’s intelligent video analytics (IVA) for cities, airports and schools utilizing automated zone monitoring, facial detection and object recognition to alert authorized parties of situations requiring action,” said Robert Beliles, Chief Marketing Officer of Pelco by Schneider Electric.
Pelco’s video management system user interface for analytics will be optimized, based upon the solution, to provide a superior user experience. The new efficiencies offered through Pelco’s VideoXpert VMS and Pelco Analytics Powered by IBM will allow cities and other large commercial and public organizations to manage video from thousands of cameras, analyze patterns of movement and behavior, and make changes to processes and policies that can help mitigate or eliminate potential problems.
“Our strategic alliance with IBM builds on Pelco’s mission to leverage the full power of video to ensure video footage receives proper evaluation, attention, and action,” said Jean-Marc Theolier, CEO of Pelco by Schneider Electric. “By fully integrating and leveraging IBM’s expertise in deep learning and powerful algorithms, we will create more efficient and safer business, school and city environments, with the ultimate goal of making the world a better place to work, live and learn.”
“This collaboration combines both IBM’s and Pelco’s knowledge and experience in verticals and enterprises to drive best practices and innovative, new solutions,” said Mark Gildersleeve, Head of Business Solutions for Watson Content and IoT Platform, IBM. “Together, we aim to help cities and enterprises make smarter, safer decisions.”
For more information about how Pelco by Schneider Electric is meeting today’s security and surveillance challenges visit https://securityinsights.pelco.com/ or follow Pelco on Twitter (@PelcoVideo). For more information on IBM’s Intelligent Video Analytics, visit https://www.ibm.com/us-en/marketplace/video-analytics-for-security.
About Pelco by Schneider Electric
Pelco™ by Schneider Electric is a global leader in professional video surveillance and security system products and technologies with a local presence in 136 countries and over 1,500 channel partners worldwide. Our personal engagement with customers, resellers and technology partners drives the development and deployment of surveillance and security solutions with meaningful innovation. It’s the foundation that Pelco has built its brand upon for over 25 years.
Here is today's BALTIMORE CITY surveillance structure-------courtesy what we shout over and again, far-right wing, authoritarian, militaristic extreme wealth extreme poverty global corporate MARXIST FASCISM.
Collecting personal data as what we purchase-----what health histories we have-----police histories------employment histories were the earliest of MEGA DATA hitting those SUPER-COMPUTERS these few decades of CLINTON/BUSH/OBAMA. What has been unfolding during OBAMA-ERA especially is the building of elaborate street, alley, building security where all that is said----all of a person's movement is being staged to be tracked.
This is simply stage two of a stage four of MOVING FORWARD. Today, these structures take these images, conversations to target individuals with any number of associations-----to sell to global corporations ----maybe THE PROVOST MENDACIUM CORPORATION. The next largest recipient of all those voice and image collection databases is of course INTELLIGENT DESIGN-----teaching artificial intelligence/robotics how best to be HUMAN.
'The penalties for small crimes seem unreasonable: Authorities in Fuzhou are publishing the names of jaywalkers in local media and even sending them to their employers. More ominous, though, are the likely punishments that will be inflicted on people who associate with dissidents or critics, who circulate a petition or hold up a protest sign, or who simply wind up in the wrong place at the wrong time'.
What we are seeing here in Baltimore in the earliest unrolling of CARPETED CITY SURVEILLANCE camera and audio-----is a requirement from our 99% of WE THE PEOPLE who want JOBS to be willing participants in this installation and expansion. We discuss often how as global banking 1% CLINTON/BUSH/OBAMA MOVE FORWARD the coming economic collapse with massive unemployment----higher unemployment every year-----those being squeezed and fighting to be EMPLOYED are being forced to work within these SURVEILLANCE GOALS. We come down hard on those global banking 5% freemason/Greek players black, white, and brown because they have been these few decades TEAM global banking 1% and ONE WORLD ONE DEEP DEEP REALLY DEEP STATE.
Being a REAL LEFT SOCIAL PROGRESSIVE in Baltimore can have a MAOIST reaction-------for example :)
China's Surveillance State Should Scare Everyone
The country is perfecting a vast network of digital espionage as a means of social control—with implications for democracies worldwide.
Anna MitchellLarry Diamond THE ATLANTIC
Feb 2, 2018
A security camera is attached to a pole in front of the portrait of former Chinese Chairman Mao Zedong on Beijing's Tiananmen Square, on May 19, 2017.
Thomas Peter / Reuters
Imagine a society in which you are rated by the government on your trustworthiness. Your “citizen score” follows you wherever you go. A high score allows you access to faster internet service or a fast-tracked visa to Europe. If you make political posts online without a permit, or question or contradict the government’s official narrative on current events, however, your score decreases. To calculate the score, private companies working with your government constantly trawl through vast amounts of your social media and online shopping data.
When you step outside your door, your actions in the physical world are also swept into the dragnet: The government gathers an enormous collection of information through the video cameras placed on your street and all over your city. If you commit a crime—or simply jaywalk—facial recognition algorithms will match video footage of your face to your photo in a national ID database. It won’t be long before the police show up at your door.
This society may seem dystopian, but it isn’t farfetched: It may be China in a few years. The country is racing to become the first to implement a pervasive system of algorithmic surveillance. Harnessing advances in artificial intelligence and data mining and storage to construct detailed profiles on all citizens, China’s communist party-state is developing a “citizen score” to incentivize “good” behavior. A vast accompanying network of surveillance cameras will constantly monitor citizens’ movements, purportedly to reduce crime and terrorism. While the expanding Orwellian eye may improve “public safety,” it poses a chilling new threat to civil liberties in a country that already has one of the most oppressive and controlling governments in the world.
China’s evolving algorithmic surveillance system will rely on the security organs of the communist party-state to filter, collect, and analyze staggering volumes of data flowing across the internet. Justifying controls in the name of national security and social stability, China originally planned to develop what it called a “Golden Shield” surveillance system allowing easy access to local, national, and regional records on each citizen. This ambitious project has so far been mostly confined to a content-filtering Great Firewall, which prohibits foreign internet sites including Google, Facebook, and The New York Times. According to Freedom House, China’s level of internet freedom is already the worst on the planet. Now, the Communist Party of China is finally building the extensive, multilevel data-gathering system it has dreamed of for decades.
While the Chinese government has long scrutinized individual citizens for evidence of disloyalty to the regime, only now is it beginning to develop comprehensive, constantly updated, and granular records on each citizen’s political persuasions, comments, associations, and even consumer habits. The new social credit system under development will consolidate reams of records from private companies and government bureaucracies into a single “citizen score” for each Chinese citizen. In its comprehensive 2014 planning outline, the CCP explains a goal of “keep[ing] trust and constraints against breaking trust.” While the system is voluntary for now, it will be mandatory by 2020. Already, 100,000 Chinese citizens have posted on social media about high scores on a “Sesame Credit” app operated by Alibaba, in a private-sector precursor to the proposed government system. The massive e-commerce conglomerate claims its app is only tracking users’ financial and credit behavior, but promises to offer a “holistic rating of character.” It is not hard to imagine many Chinese boasting soon about their official scores.
While it isn’t yet clear what data will be considered, commentators are already speculating that the scope of the system will be alarmingly wide. The planned “citizen credit” score will likely weigh far more data than the Western FICO score, which helps lenders make fast and reliable decisions on whether to extend financial credit. While the latter simply tracks whether you’ve paid back your debts and managed your money well, experts on China and internet privacy have speculated—based on the vast amounts of online shopping data mined by the government without regard for consumer privacy—that your Chinese credit score could be higher if you buy items the regime likes—like diapers—and lower if you buy ones it doesn’t, like video games or alcohol. Well beyond the realm of online consumer purchasing, your political involvement could also heavily affect your score: Posting political opinions without prior permission or even posting true news that the Chinese government dislikes could decrease your rank.
Even more worrying is that the government will be technically capable of considering the behavior of a Chinese citizen’s friends and family in determining his or her score. For example, it is possible that your friend’s anti-government political post could lower your own score. Thus, the scoring system would isolate dissidents from their friends and the rest of society, rendering them complete pariahs. Your score might even determine your access to certain privileges taken for granted in the U.S., such as a visa to travel abroad or or even the right to travel by train or plane within the country. One internet privacy expert warns: “What China is doing here is selectively breeding its population to select against the trait of critical, independent thinking.”
While Westerners and especially civil liberties groups like the ACLU are horrified by such a prospect—one commentator called the possibility “authoritarianism, gamified”--others argue that because lack of trust is a serious problem in China, many Chinese welcome this potential system. However, a state-run, party-inspired, data-driven monitoring system poses profound questions for the West about the role of private companies in government surveillance. Is it ethical for private companies to assist in massive surveillance and turn over their data to the government? Alibaba (China’s Amazon) and Tencent (owner of the popular messaging platform WeChat) possess sweeping data on each Chinese citizen that the government would have to mine to calculate scores. Although Chinese companies now are required to assist in government spying while U.S. companies are not, it is possible to imagine Amazon in Alibaba’s position, or Facebook in place of Tencent. While private companies like credit scoring bureaus have always used data to measure consumers’ creditworthiness, in any decent society there must be a clear distinction between private-sector and public-sector scoring mechanisms that could determine access to citizen rights and privileges, without recourse.
This planned data-focused social credit system is only one facet of China’s rapidly expanding system of algorithmic surveillance. Another is a sprawling network of technologies, especially surveillance cameras, to monitor people’s physical movements. In 2015, China’s national police force—the Ministry of Public Safety--called for the creation of an “omnipresent, completely connected, always on and fully controllable” national video surveillance network. MPS and other agencies stated that law enforcement should use facial recognition technology in combination with the video cameras to catch lawbreakers. One IHS Markit estimate puts the number of cameras in China at 176 million today, with a plan to have 450 million installed by 2020. One hundred percent of Beijing is now blanketed by surveillance cameras, according to the Beijing Public Safety Bureau.
The stated goal of this system is to capture and deter criminals. However, it also poses obvious and massive risks to privacy and the modicum of freedom Chinese citizens have managed to gain since the Maoist era. The penalties for small crimes seem unreasonable: Authorities in Fuzhou are publishing the names of jaywalkers in local media and even sending them to their employers. More ominous, though, are the likely punishments that will be inflicted on people who associate with dissidents or critics, who circulate a petition or hold up a protest sign, or who simply wind up in the wrong place at the wrong time. Thus, the installation of an all-seeing-eye for the government alarms civil liberties and privacy advocates worldwide. The government already constantly monitors the cell phones and social media of human-rights activists in the name of “stability maintenance.” A video surveillance system would enable further pervasive and repressive surveillance. Making streams publicly available, too, would threaten every citizen’s privacy: A busybody neighbor could easily spy on the activities of the family next door as they run errands or go on vacation.
China’s experiments with digital surveillance pose a grave new threat to freedom of expression on the internet and other human rights in China. Increasingly, citizens will refrain from any kind of independent or critical expression for fear that their data will be read or their movements recorded—and penalized—by the government. And that is exactly the point of the program. Moreover, what emerges in China will not stay in China. Its repressive technologies have a pattern of diffusing to other authoritarian regimes around the world. For this reason—not to mention concern for the hundreds of millions of people in China whose meager freedom will be further diminished—democracies around the world must monitor and denounce this sinister creep toward an Orwellian world.
We call these saturated street, alley, inside public and private buildings a SECOND STAGE because the next goal will be bringing all that surveillance INSIDE our homes-------which will be done with SMART HOMES technology.
Today, global banking 1% and goals of saturated surveillance have to pay an individual citizen to install these audio and visual surveillance equipment to collect these information from neighbors doors up and down the street----but the goal is to eliminate THAT SPYING job and go robotic/AI and have our houses sending all our voices and images of what we do inside our houses.
No one has to be a super sleuth to know this-------this has been a MASTER PLAN for these few decades------we have known these goals were moving forward as part of making US CITIES into overseas FOREIGN ECONOMIC ZONES.
Today, here in US cities like Baltimore we see NO JOB FOR YOU ------tomorrow we will see ARE YOU STILL ALIVE and where is all your MONEY?
By Stacey Higginbotham
February 17, 2017
There are more connected home gadgets to install than ever before, from locks to switches to speakers. What’s worth the trouble? We asked Fortune editor Stacey Higginbotham what’s in her house. Quite a bit, it turns out.
Indoor1. Curb energy: Monitoring Device
Curb | energycurb.com
Where: Inside circuit-breaker panel in garage; outside house
Why: “It’s the smartest way to start because it gives you real-time energy consumption data for your entire home. An instant money saver.”
Buy Curb here
2. Ecobee 3 smart thermostat
Where: In upstairs and downstairs hallways
Why: “It’s another major system. It’s programmable and saves money. And it cools the room you’re in as opposed to Where the device is installed.”
Buy here: Ecobee3 Thermostat, Ecobee3 bundle
3. Sonos Wireless Speaker system
Where: Kitchen, living room, bedrooms, bathrooms, rooftop deck
Why: “If you like music, this wireless system is immersive. Play anything anywhere.”
Buy here: Sonos Wireless, Sonos 2-Room Streaming, Sonos Compact Wireless
4. Philips Hue Smart Light Bulbs
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Where: Throughout the house
Why: “LEDs save money, and they can change colors to mimic a sunrise or sunset. I programmed them so that when my boss sent me a text message, they all turned red.”
Buy here: Philips Hue, Philips Wake-Up Light
5. Amazon Echo
Why: “You can talk to it and control your Hue lights. My family asks it questions: ‘How long is The Land Before Time? Where can I stream it from?’ We use it all the time at dinner so that we don’t have to pull out our smartphones.”
Buy here: Amazon Echo, Amazon Dot
6. SmartThings SystemSamsung SmartThings
Where: In a closet underneath the stairs
Why: “It allows true systemic automation. And you can set rules. I have one sensor on my second-floor washing machine to ensure that it’s not leaking and damaging the house.”
Buy here: SmartThings Home Monitoring, SmartThings Water Leak Sensor
7. Belkin WeMo Switch
WeMoWhere: Bathrooms, Kitchen
Why: “This is a Wi-Fi-connected electrical outlet. It’s useful for controlling the humidifier in a child’s bedroom—you can turn it on and off with your phone—or appliances like a curling iron or coffeemaker.”
Buy here: WeMo Switch, WeMo Wifi Bundle, WeMo Mini Smart Plug
8. Lutron Dimmer Light SwitchesLutron CES 2016 Press Kit
Where: Dining room, entrance hallway
Why: “They work amazingly well. I replaced two switches in my house with these so I can dim a too-bright light and control an outdoor light, since there aren’t any weatherproof connected bulbs yet.”
Buy here: Lutron Wireless Single Kit, Lutron Wireless Smart Lighting Home Kit
Outdoor9. Jawbone UP3 Fitness BandJawbone
Where: On the wrist of the homeowner
Why: “Counterintuitive to choose this, I know. But you can link it to your house, and that’s where it gets interesting. You can integrate with SmartThings so that when you wake up it will turn on the downstairs lights and start brewing coffee. I look at it as a personal trigger.”
Buy Jawbone Fitness band here
10. Kwikset Z-Wave LocksKwikset
Where: Outside doors
Why: “Lock and unlock doors with the tap of a finger. What more is there to say?”
Buy here: Kwikset Touchscreen, Kwikset SmartCode
11. Chamberlain Garage Door OpenerWhere: Garage
Why: “This one is pretty straightforward. I can see if my garage door is open or closed from anywhere in the world using an app on my smartphone. With one swipe of my finger, I can open or close it. Pretty cool.”
Buy Chamberlain here
12. Jasco Z-Wave outdoor modules: Backyard, rooftopWhere: Backyard, rooftop
Why: “They’re outdoor-friendly outlets—great for controlling Christmas lights or fans with your smartphone.”
Buy GE/Jasco Z-Wave here
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This article appears in the August 1, 2015 issue of Fortune magazine.
The goal after installing SMART HOUSES bringing all that artificial intelligence spying now OUTSIDE our homes ------INSIDE OUR HOMES-----will be just the same as described in the article of MOVING FORWARD in CHINA. It is far-right wing global banking 1% calling all this SOCIAL BENEFIT-----because if our 99% of WE THE PEOPLE are nice----and do what that totalitarian regime tells us-----they will use that super-duper BIG DEAD HEAD mega data and give us a BADGE----
'espionage as a means of social control—with implications for democracies worldwide'.
We discuss often across all public policy discussions what ONE WORLD ONE GOVERNANCE will look like------when we discuss topics like last week's segue from DAN BROWN'S INFERNO-----worrying about what WORLD BANK/WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION controlled by those .00001% of OLD WORLD KINGS AND QUEENS-----
THIS DISCUSSION OF PRIVACY FOR OUR US 99% OF WE THE PEOPLE is a discuss we have been having for these few decades----CLINTON/BUSH/OBAMA.
This article makes all this sound as if these goals of ONE WORLD ONE GOVERNANCE DEEP, DEEP, REALLY DEEP STATE is coming out of China------but as with MAO-----graduate of YALE UNIVERSITY-----these goals come from our own global banking 1% OLD WORLD KINGS AND QUEENS ------well on the way to installing the same in US FOREIGN ECONOMIC ZONES aka SANCTUARY CITY/STATES.
KNOW WHAT? WE CAN ACTUALLY 'FEEL THE VIB' ------HERE IN BALTIMORE CITY------AFTER ALL----WE DO HAVE THAT 'BODY ELECTRIC'.
Whereas Baltimore City has a GREAT LEAP FORWARD to other US cities------these structures are being built in your neck of woods------MOVING FORWARD as fast as global banking 5% freemason/Greek players can install policies for these SHIP OF FOOLS.
China's 'Digital' Totalitarian Experiment
by Gordon G. Chang
September 12, 2018 at 5:00 am
Translations of this item:
- China's "social credit" system, which will assign every person a constantly updated score based on observed behaviors, is designed to control conduct by giving the ruling Communist Party the ability to administer punishments and hand out rewards. The former deputy director of the State Council's development research center says the system should be administered so that "discredited people become bankrupt".
- Officials prevented Liu Hu, a journalist, from taking a flight because he had a low score. According to the Communist Party-controlled Global Times, as of the end of April 2018, authorities had blocked individuals from taking 11.14 million flights and 4.25 million high-speed rail trips.
- Chinese officials are using the lists for determining more than just access to planes and trains. "I can't buy property. My child can't go to a private school," Liu said. "You feel you're being controlled by the list all the time."
- Chinese leaders have long been obsessed with what Jiang Zemin in 1995 called "informatization, automation, and intelligentization," and they are only getting started Given the capabilities they are amassing, they could, the argument goes, make defiance virtually impossible. The question now is whether the increasingly defiant Chinese people will accept President Xi's all-encompassing vision.
China's President Xi Jinping is not merely an authoritarian leader. He evidently believes the Party must have absolute control over society and he must have absolute control over the Party. He is taking China back to totalitarianism as he seeks Mao-like control over all aspects of society. (Photo by Lintao Zhang/Getty Images)
By 2020, Chinese officials plan to have about 626 million surveillance cameras operating throughout the country. Those cameras will, among other things, feed information into a national "social credit system."
That system, when it is in place in perhaps two years, will assign to every person in China a constantly updated score based on observed behaviors. For example, an instance of jaywalking, caught by one of those cameras, will result in a reduction in score.
Although officials might hope to reduce jaywalking, they seem to have far more sinister ambitions, such as ensuring conformity to Communist Party political demands. In short, the government looks as if it is determined to create what the Economist called "the world's first digital totalitarian state."
That social credit system, once perfected, will surely be extended to foreign companies and individuals.
At present, there are more than a dozen national blacklists, and about three dozen various localities have been operating experimental social credit scoring systems. Some of those systems have failed miserably. Others, such as the one in Rongcheng in Shandong province, have been considered successful.
In the Rongcheng system, each resident starts with 1,000 points, and, based upon their changing score, are ranked from A+++ to D. The system has affected behavior: incredibly for China, drivers stop for pedestrians at crosswalks.
Drivers stop at crosswalks because residents in that city have, as Foreign Policy reported, "embraced" the social credit system. Some like the system so much that they have set up micro social credit systems in schools, hospitals, and neighborhoods. Social credit systems obviously answer a need for what people in other societies take for granted.
Yet, can what works on a city level be extended across China? As technology advances and data banks are added, the small experimental programs and the national lists will eventually be merged into one countrywide system. The government has already begun to roll out its "Integrated Joint Operations Platform," which aggregates data from various sources such as cameras, identification checks, and "wifi sniffers."
So, what will the end product look like?
"It will not be a unified platform where one can type in his or her ID and get a single three-digit score that will decide their lives," Foreign Policy says.
Despite the magazine's assurances, this type of system is precisely what Chinese officials say they want. After all, they tell us the purpose of the initiative is to "allow the trustworthy to roam everywhere under heaven while making it hard for the discredited to take a single step."
That description is not an exaggeration. Officials prevented Liu Hu, a journalist, from taking a flight because he had a low score. The Global Times, a tabloid that belongs to the Communist Party-owned People's Daily, reported that, as of the end of April 2018, authorities had blocked individuals from taking 11.14 million flights and 4.25 million high-speed rail trips.
Chinese officials, however, are using the lists for determining more than just access to planes and trains. "I can't buy property. My child can't go to a private school," Liu said. "You feel you're being controlled by the list all the time."
The system is designed to control conduct by giving the ruling Communist Party the ability to administer punishments and hand out rewards. And the system could end up being unforgiving. Hou Yunchun, a former deputy director of the State Council's development research center, said at a forum in Beijing in May that the social credit system should be administered so that "discredited people become bankrupt". "If we don't increase the cost of being discredited, we are encouraging discredited people to keep at it," Hou said. "That destroys the whole standard."
Not every official has such a vindictive attitude, but it appears that all share the assumption, as the dovish Zhi Zhenfeng of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences said, that "discredited people deserve legal consequences."
President Xi Jinping, the final and perhaps only arbiter in China, has made it clear how he feels about the availability of second chances. "Once untrustworthy, always restricted," the Chinese ruler says.
What happens, then, to a country where only the compliant are allowed to board a plane or be rewarded with discounts for government services? No one quite knows because never before has a government had the ability to constantly assess everyone and then enforce its will. The People's Republic has been more meticulous in keeping files and ranking residents than previous Chinese governments, and computing power and artificial intelligence are now giving China's officials extraordinary capabilities.
Beijing is almost certain to extend the social credit system, which has roots in attempts to control domestic enterprises, to foreign companies. Let us remember that Chinese leaders this year have taken on the world's travel industry by forcing hotel chains and airlines to show Taiwan as part of the People's Republic of China, so they have demonstrated determination to intimidate and punish. Once the social credit system is up and running, it would be a small step to include non-Chinese into that system, extending Xi's tech-fueled totalitarianism to the entire world.
The dominant narrative in the world's liberal democracies is that tech favors totalitarianism. It is certainly true that, unrestrained by privacy concerns, hardline regimes are better able to collect, analyze, and use data, which could provide a decisive edge in applying artificial intelligence A democratic government may be able to compile a no-fly list, but none could ever come close to implementing Xi Jinping's vision of a social credit system.
Chinese leaders have long been obsessed with what then-President Jiang Zemin in 1995 called "informatization, automation, and intelligentization," and they are only getting started. Given the capabilities they are amassing, they could, the argument goes, make defiance virtually impossible.
Technology might even make liberal democracy and free-markets "obsolete" writes Yuval Noah Harari of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in the Atlantic. "The main handicap of authoritarian regimes in the 20th century — the desire to concentrate all information and power in one place — may become their decisive advantage in the 21st century," he writes.
There is no question that technology empowers China's one-party state to repress people effectively. Exhibit A for this proposition is, of course, the country's social credit system.
Yet China's communists will probably overreach. The country's experience so far with social credit systems suggests that officials are their own worst enemies. An early experiment to build such a system in Suining county in Jiangsu province was a failure:
"Both residents and state media blasted it for its seemingly unfair and arbitrary criteria, with one state-run newspaper comparing the system to the 'good citizen' certificates issued by Japan during its wartime occupation of China."
The Rongcheng system has been more successful because its scope has been relatively modest.
Xi Jinping will not be as restrained as Rongcheng's officials. He evidently believes the Party must have absolute control over society and he must have absolute control over the Party. It is simply inconceivable that he will not include in the national social credit system, when it is stitched together, political criteria. Already Chinese officials are trying to use artificial intelligence to predict anti-Party behavior.
Xi Jinping is not merely an authoritarian leader, as it is often said. He is taking China back to totalitarianism as he seeks Mao-like control over all aspects of society.
ACTUALLY, XI JINPING WILL BE TAKING CHINA BACK WELL-BEYOND MAO----MAO/STALIN/HITLER COULD ONLY DREAM OF DEEP, DEEP, REALLY DEEP STATE.
The question now is whether the increasingly defiant Chinese people will accept Xi's all-encompassing vision. In recent months, many have taken to the streets: truck drivers striking over costs and fees, army veterans marching for pensions, investors blocking government offices to get money back from fraudsters, Muslims surrounding mosques to stop demolition, and parents protesting the scourge of adulterated vaccines, among others. Chinese leaders obviously think their social credit system will stop these and other expressions of discontent.
Let us hope that China's people are not in fact discouraged. Given the breadth of the Communist Party's ambitions, everyone, Chinese or not, has a stake in seeing that Beijing's digital totalitarianism fails.
Gordon G. Chang is the author of "The Coming Collapse of China" and a Gatestone Institute Distinguished Senior Fellow.
When we say we FEEL these street, alley, business surveillance structures because we have a sensitive BODY ELECTRIC ------some people may not be that sensitive so we encourage what global banking 1% probably LOVES since it is the new GATEWAY product------carry around and/or have in your homes equipment that can detect all that SATURATION of surveillance---whether being done by our local city council/mayor------or being done by a neighbor being paid to create the same surveillance in the sanctity of our own HOMES and YARDS.
These detection devices must be higher tech to allow you to know if these audio/camera are in your community----no so high-tech to know if a neighbor has them installed on their homes ---inside and out.
Once we see this pattern of having surveillance in our communities we report to police----we go to court-------we do not stay SILENT.
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