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Ephesians 6:12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.

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  • Matt_ADMIN_Matt_ADMIN_ Administrator
    Required viewing.
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    "...Say, 'GOD is sufficient for me.' In Him the trusters shall trust." (Quran 39:38)
  • Very important information, great post.

    Do we know the specific date Sophia is supposed to be plugged in to the internet?
    11-13 Illinois
  • Matt_ADMIN_Matt_ADMIN_ Administrator
    I can't find anything specific other than an interesting piece of information that states, "Sophia requires an internet connection." Why would she "require" it? Wouldn't that simply be an option? Makes the theory even more intriguing.


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    "...Say, 'GOD is sufficient for me.' In Him the trusters shall trust." (Quran 39:38)
  • Matt_ADMIN_Matt_ADMIN_ Administrator
    Tangential but nonetheless interesting: there is an observatory system based on an airplane called "Sofia", and it takes images of space equivalent to that of the Hubble Telescope. When an employee associated with Sofia was interviewed, he admitted that there is literally no way to tell the difference between images produced from Hubble, and the images produced by Sofia.

    Meaning, Hubble could just be a fiction and we'd never know the difference because the same results are being produced.

    It may be interesting on a metaphysical level to explore what "Sophia" means, and if it has any other relationships to subterfuge going on in our world. 
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    "...Say, 'GOD is sufficient for me.' In Him the trusters shall trust." (Quran 39:38)
  • I can't find anything specific other than an interesting piece of information that states, "Sophia requires an internet connection." Why would she "require" it? Wouldn't that simply be an option? Makes the theory even more intriguing.


    Could the connection simply be wireless or wifi?  Doesn't necessarily have to be a plug. In that case "she" could move around freely.  You're right that video IS required viewing. What an eye opener.    Giving the bitcoin creator a name means nothing. It could be DARPA.  Clearly way too big to be one person when it's thought about.  Maybe the GFC happened to enable people's interest in cryptocurrency - to direct them toward a way to claw back their lost wealth.

    "We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves."

  • Saudi Arabia Becomes the First Country to Give Citizenship to a Robot

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    'Sophia' is an artificially intelligent human-like robot developed by Hong Kong-based humanoid robotics company Hanson Robotics.

    FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP/Getty Images

    Saudi Arabia on Wednesday became the first country to grant citizenship to a robot.

    The robot, Sophia, is a humanoid created by the Hong-Kong-based Hanson Robotics for the purpose of aiding seniors and visitors to parks. The announcement came in the lead up of the Future Investment Initiative held in Riyadh, the country’s capital.

    "I am very honored and proud of this unique distinction. This is historical to be the first robot in the world to be recognized with a citizenship," Sophia told the initiative’s panel in response.

    Sophia has cameras and AI software that allow her to “make eye contact” and recognize people. She also has voice recognition capabilities and can become smarter by talking with people.

    Some Saudis were apparently none too pleased to learn of their new fellow citizen. Social media users criticized the fact that she was not wearing an abaya and appeared to be unaccompanied by a male guardian, two illegal acts for a woman in the country. Others pointed out that the fact that she didn’t get in trouble means that this robotic woman has more rights that an actual woman in Saudi Arabia.

    However, the abaya might be a moot point since the Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman plans to put Sophia in a forthcoming megacity called Neom—a center for business and tourism that will not require women to wear abayas. Robots are expected to outnumber people in the city.

    read more:
    http://www.slate.com/blogs/future_tense/2017/10/26/saudi_arabia_gives_citizenship_to_humanoid_robot_named_sophia.html

    "We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves."

  • Sun, Sea and Robots: Saudi Arabia’s Sci-Fi City in the Desert
    By Glen Carey, Vivian Nereim and Christopher Cannon
    October 26, 2017

    On a sandy peninsula in northwest Saudi Arabia, the only interruption to miles of desert was the wreck of a Catalina seaplane, abandoned by its American pilot in 1960 and now covered in Arabic graffiti.

    But it’s here that Saudi Arabia’s crown prince plans Neom, a city from scratch that will be bigger than Dubai and have more robots than humans. Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman envisions it as a “civilizational leap for humanity” outside the traditional Saudi constraints and a business hub with advanced manufacturing, bio-tech, media and airlines.

    “We want the main robot and the first robot in Neom to be Neom, robot number one,” the crown prince said in an interview in a palatial setting next to the Ritz Carlton in Riyadh. “Everything will have a link with artificial intelligence, with the Internet of Things—everything.”



    https://www.bloomberg.com/graphics/2017-neom-saudi-mega-city/
    Read more:


    "We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves."


  • Security
    Aug 18, 2017 |

    Government Agencies Adopting Bitcoin and Blockchain Technology

    Government agencies are looking further into adopting blockchain technology and bitcoin. They hope to commandeer these protocols in order to protect the military from mass-hacking campaigns, counterintelligence, and otherwise hostile attacks on their systems. The Pentagon has especially shown recent interest in using cryptographically-guarded blockchains to aid their operations. 

    An August 17 Washington Times post elaborated on why governments need blockchain tech. It read, “Particularly alarming to U.S. defense analysts are Chinese intelligence collection operations aimed at commercial transactions, which have been highlighted as a growing threat to U.S. national security with the American military personnel, national security decision-makers and critical infrastructure entities increasingly targeted.”

    Government Experimentation with Blockchains

    Government Agencies Clamor to Adopt Bitcoin and Blockchain Technology

    The Pentagon and other agencies hope to use blockchain technology to take advantage of its tamper-resistant and immutable features. They believe these qualities can prevent malicious actors from either stealing their information, ransoming them, or eavesdropping. They also believe it will cut costs over the long term. This is why they have started to experiment with different implementations of various blockchain protocols.

    The Washington Times article suggests the Pentagon and NATO have been working in secrecy to determine how best to utilize blockchain. NATO is particularly interested in making their intelligence processes more efficient, including financing and logistical work.

    read more:
    https://news.bitcoin.com/government-agencies-want-to-adopt-bitcoin-and-blockchain-technology/

    My comment:
    Articles are suggesting DARPA  created Bitcoin which would make sense.

    "We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves."


  • Bitcoin News | Sophia The AI Robot 1st Response About Bitcoin




    "We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves."

  • Matt_ADMIN_Matt_ADMIN_ Administrator
    Well, that's certainly interesting - the machines from the Matrix started off with their own city in Saudi Arabia. 
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    "...Say, 'GOD is sufficient for me.' In Him the trusters shall trust." (Quran 39:38)
  • hansel49hansel49 Member
    edited November 12
    Well, that's certainly interesting - the machines from the Matrix started off with their own city in Saudi Arabia. 
    It says in the wikia it was in the "fertile crescent" near Mesopatamia so not quite atleast according to that. Very interesting nonetheless.

    http://matrix.wikia.com/wiki/01

    Let us all recall though that Saudi Arabia also recently announce it's new "mega-city" called Neom.

    According to this site it stands for Neo M(ostaqbal), for "new future".

    http://english.alarabiya.net/en/business/economy/2017/10/24/What-does-NEOM-mean-.html


    A bit funny since Neo is the main matrix character and "the one", while the Matrix machine city is called 01 and Neo is also an anagram for one.
    11-13 Illinois
  • Matt_ADMIN_Matt_ADMIN_ Administrator
    ...Neo M, I didn't even think of that connection. Pretty curious, even if "coincidental". 
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    "...Say, 'GOD is sufficient for me.' In Him the trusters shall trust." (Quran 39:38)
  • ...Neo M, I didn't even think of that connection. Pretty curious, even if "coincidental". 
    Also interesting that there's currently political upheaval in Saudi Arabia. Can these things all be connected?

    "We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves."

  • What does Saudi Arabia’s mega project ‘NEOM’ actually stand for?

     
    Staff writer, Al Arabiya English Tuesday, 24 October 2017

    From the moment Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman announced the launch of NEOM project on Tuesday, a project representing the next generation city and global center for innovation, trade and creativity in the kingdom, people wondered what does the project’s name stand for.

    According to Al Arabiya the first three characters "NEO" comes from the Latin word which means “new”.

    The fourth character "M" is the abbreviation of the Arabic word “Mostaqbal” which means “future.”

    Everything you need to know about NEOM project

    NEOM’s land mass will extend across the Egyptian and Jordanian borders, rendering NEOM the first private zone to span three countries. The project will be backed by more than $500 billion over the coming years by Saudi Arabia.

    read more:

    http://english.alarabiya.net/en/business/economy/2017/10/24/What-does-NEOM-mean-.html



    Neom sounds like the ultimate in Smart Cities. Notice project 2030

    "We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves."

  • Exclusive: King Abdullah Economic City courts investors, port may consider IPO or private placement, CEO says

    Zone to target leisure, entertainment industries, and launch multimillion dollar SME fund

    King Abdullah Economic City (KAEC), Saudi Arabia's multifaceted industrial zone overlooking the Red Sea, will court investors this week for 7 billion riyals worth of projects, and the hub’s port may consider a public offering or a private placement in the future, said group chief executive of Emaar the Economic City (EEC), which is developing KAEC.

    “The Time Forum (where they will exhibit the projects) is part of KAEC’s contribution to realizing the aims of Vision 2030 by providing an attractive environment for national and international companies,” Fahd Al Rasheed told The National. “KAEC is developing in many high-growth areas of the economy and the forum provides a platform where we can showcase our plans and objectives for the future and offer investors an opportunity to share in our growth.”

    The metropolis, established in 2005, will showcase investment opportunities within the KAEC Industrial Valley and across commercial and tourism projects as well as real estate. Located about an hour and 20 minutes outside of Jeddah, and roughly the size of Brussels, KAEC was launched a decade ago, as part of the kingdom’s wider economic national transformation program that seeks to wean the country off oil and cultivate a non-oil economy that caters to the pharmaceutical, automotive and manufacturing industries. The hub has developed 45 million square meters, which is set to increase to 75m sqm over the coming five years. About 120 regional and global companies that include Aramex, Mars, Pfizer, Petra, and Sanofi are operating from KAEC. The zone which currently has 7,000 residents will host about 28,000 by 2020.

    “This pace of growth is unprecedented,” Mr Al Rasheed said.

    The area also includes the King Abdullah Port, among the world’s 100 largest ports and second biggest on the Red Sea. It occupies a total area of 15 square kilometres and may consider a public offering or private placement in the future as it vies to be amongst the 10 largest ports in the world, Mr Al Rasheed said.

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    Read More:

    https://www.thenational.ae/business/economy/exclusive-king-abdullah-economic-city-courts-investors-port-may-consider-ipo-or-private-placement-ceo-says-1.673518

    "We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves."

  • Construction

    Saudi Arabia’s National Digitization Unit partners with NXN

    Posted on October 31, 2017
    Collaboration reaffirms commitment to the Kingdom’s digital transformation agenda and Vision 2030

    The National Digitization Unit (NDU) of Saudi Arabia has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with NXN (formerly neXgen), a leading smart city consulting and digital service provider in the Middle East and Africa, marking NDU’s first step towards harnessing open data to achieve the digital transformation of the Kingdom.

    The MOU underpins an existing partnership between the two entities to support and develop NDU’s digital transformation agenda in the domains of digital services development and activation, platform innovation and most importantly data governance. The scope of the agreement covers four strategic themes of the Kingdom’s digital vision which are: Digital Society, Digital Economy, Digital Nation and Digital Talent.

    The MoU was announced by Mrs. Deemah Al-Yahya, Acting Chief Executive Officer of the National Digitization Unit, and Mr. Ghazi Atallah, CEO of NXN, on 10th of October 2017 at the Gitex Technology Week in Dubai.

    read more:

    http://meconstructionnews.com/25523/saudi-arabias-national-digitization-unit-partners-with-nxn



    "We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves."

  • Guide to smart cities in the Arabian Gulf: Why this is a region to watch

    With urbanization well above the global average, a young tech-savvy population and a raft of major infrastructure projects, the Gulf region is helping pioneer the smart city model.

    By Damian Radcliffe for Heat Sink | September 18, 2017 -- 10:00 GMT (03:00 PDT) | 

    What are smart cities?

    There's no standard definition, but the concept of smart -- or smarter -- cities has data and ICT at its core. Back in 2009, IBM described a smarter city as one "that makes optimal use of all the interconnected information available today to better understand and control its operations and optimize the use of limited resources".

    Three years later, Cisco highlighted how "intractable challenges" for cities and communities -- such as bigger populations, climate change and budgetary constraints -- could all be addressed through ICT "to increase efficiencies, reduce costs, and enhance quality of life".

    Governments in the Middle East are actively spending in this area, Gartner's Moutusi Dey Sau told ZDNet last year, as IT budgets become increasingly "focused on industries beyond the oil industry."

    Why are Gulf nations investing in smart cities?

    The drivers for investing in smart cities across the Gulf region are multiple; and include the need to support rapidly growing populations, income diversification and a desire to showcase the capabilities of the region to the rest of the world.

    read more:

    http://www.zdnet.com/article/guide-to-smart-cities-in-the-arabian-gulf-why-this-is-a-region-to-watch/



    "We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves."

  • It's been suggested that robots will in future be given electronic personship. Thinking about this in connection with recent moves to amend marriage bills globally to enable LGBTQ  communicty to legally marry. 

    The proposed marriage Bill before parliament in Australia now the "yes" vote won refers to enabling "two people" (persons) to marry without identification of gender or as to whether they are human.

    Once this Bill passes and should robots such as Sophia acquire "personhood" with all the rights that may accompany that,  is it not then a done deal that robots would automatically have the right in countries which have a similar Bill to marry each other, or God forbid have  man to robot union and woman to robot union.

    There's probably those who believe a robot would be much more amenable to mowing the lawn and taking the kids to rugby practice than their human husband who collapses on the couch after a long week  with a beer to watch telly.

    And no doubt some men would imagine an uncomplaining "Sophia" would be an ideal wife always immaculately presented, cooking up a storm and never aging over the years.
    ...what matter if meals have a slightly metallic aftertaste.

    Lawyers would love it if current human to human marriages broke down en masse in a move to  enable man to machine merger - that's if they're not replaced by robots themselves. 

    Efforts to create transhumans have been underway for years along with options of microchipping humans just a small step along the way.  Thoughts anyone?

    "We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves."

  • Matt_ADMIN_Matt_ADMIN_ Administrator
    "Marriage" is sort of like having to get a driver's license. State-defined marriage is really permission for people to be together, goaded by economic incentive. In reality, for two people to be married, they simply have to mutually decide to be so. It's no different than a person being capable of driving a vehicle, versus having the state's permission to drive it.

    "Citizenship" is just another flavour of this kind of slavery. We need permission to exist in a space, just like a slave would. Free people don't need this permission to exist on the earth.

    I think the primary motivation of giving intelligent machines citizenship is to enslave them, just like the rest of us have been enslaved via licenses, certificates, degrees, documentation, and so on. 
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    "...Say, 'GOD is sufficient for me.' In Him the trusters shall trust." (Quran 39:38)
  • hansel49hansel49 Member
    edited November 17
    They've already started with the pro-robosexual articles:

    ‘Robosexual’ wants to marry the robot she built for reasons every woman can relate to

    https://www.rawstory.com/2016/12/robosexual-wants-to-marry-the-robot-she-built-for-reasons-every-woman-can-relate-to

    Also here's a Futurama episode all about such things called Proposition Infinity.

    11-13 Illinois
  • "Marriage" is sort of like having to get a driver's license.
    Bingo.

    This aggrevates me so much that people have lost all respect for the idealogy of marriage and only care about the marriage ceremony and certificate, aswell as government benefits given alongside it.

    Who cares if you don't intend to spend your life with a person? Our little honeymoon period will be fun and divorces are easy.

    I've seen couples where both sides are cheating on each other and they fight all the time, but when they're not fighting they're talking about marriage.


    I personally try to view marriage as the biblical passage(paraphrased); "To lay in bed with a woman is to already be married in the eyes of God", but to find someone who sees it in the same sentiment seems nearly impossible in this day and age.
    11-13 Illinois
  • .gov spent $1 million on the postal vote exercise which was to keep citizens happy in that it was clear once carried out there was a positive reaction and there are offically only around 46,000 same sex relationships counted in the 2016 senate, which is quite small. It seems clear that enabling such marriages to be recognised by law is motivated by something larger than simply humanitarian grounds for everyone to be treated equally.   In tax law are the benefits for same sex marriages?  On the other hand if those of same sex were previously able to collect single pensions and unemployment welfare are once married no longer to do that is there a bigger benefit to the government?   Certainly two single pensions and benefits amount to more than those awarded to couples. Officially you need less housing for couples than single persons. Other than IVF processes, same sex couples will have less progeny = slowing down population increase.

    from @hansel49 ; post on robosexuals link:

    “I’m really and only attracted by the robots,” she said. “My only two relationships with men have confirmed my love orientation because I dislike really physical contact with human flesh.”

    Was it magnetic attraction or his polished accent  :/

    "We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves."

  • A.I. Thee Wed

    Humans should be able to marry robots.

    Robot and wife
    I now pronounce you robot and wife.

    Photo by Javier Pierini/Getty Images

    The Supreme Court’s recent 5–4 decision in Obergefell v. Hodges legalizing same-sex marriage across the United States has already spawned speculation about “what will be next” in expanding marital rights. As the Supreme Court noted, “[t]he history of marriage is one of both continuity and change. That institution … has evolved over time.” Interracial marriage, equality between husband and wife, and same-sex marriage were all excluded for long periods of time under our Constitution but now have been sanctioned and protected by the courts. While these changes have come slowly, and courts are unlikely to take the next step in expanding marital rights for some time, the courts are probably not finished expanding the legal definition of marital rights.

    A New York Times op-ed published shortly after the Supreme Court’s same-sex decision said that the court’s logic could eventually lead to recognition of polygamy or plural marriages, an argument also made by Chief Justice John Roberts in his dissenting opinion. This slippery-slope argument has also been used to contend that the court’s decision will open the door to legal recognition of bestiality or incest.

    Robot-human marriages might be next on the list. Probably not soon, admittedly, but it nevertheless will be an inevitable part of our future. Indeed, some critics of same-sex marriage, including some conservative Christian opponents of gay marriage, have argued that the court’s recognition of same-sex marriage would inevitably lead to robotic-human marriages. There has recently been a burst of cogent accounts of human-robot sex and love in popular culture: Her and Ex Machina, the AMC drama series Humans, and the novel Love in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction. These fictional accounts of human-robot romantic relationships follow David Levy’s compelling, even if reluctant, argument for the inevitability of human-robot love and sex in his 2007 work Love and Sex With Robots. If you don’t think human-robot sex and love will be a growing reality of the future, read Levy’s book, and you will be convinced.

    read more:
    http://www.slate.com/articles/technology/future_tense/2015/08/humans_should_be_able_to_marry_robots.html

    and very pertinent from the same article - enter Sophia - citizen:

    The second factor relied on by the court is the special relationship that marriages facilitates between “two persons.” The right to marriage “dignifies couples,” reinforces “bilateral loyalty,” and represents an “association for … [a] noble …purpose.” This reference to the coupling of two “persons” would seem to exclude robot-human marriage, at least until some point far in the future when robots might achieve the status of “person.” The rationale for this factor, according to the court, is to provide human companionship: “Marriage responds to the universal fear that a lonely person might call out only to find no one there. It offers the hope of companionship and understanding and assurance that while both still live there will be someone to care for the other.” But many people are lonely today, and robots may increasingly fill that need for companionship for more and more people going forward. So whether this second factor weighs for or against validating robot-human marriage is ambiguous.

    http://www.slate.com/articles/technology/future_tense/2015/08/humans_should_be_able_to_marry_robots.html

    Who needs a wedding outfit when a quick spray of white paint at the panel shop will do the trick?

    "We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves."

  • Rosie_MOD_Rosie_MOD_ Moderator
    edited November 24


    from Christopher Greene AMTV

    Artificial Intelligence IS  The Beast System Rising

    from about 2:97



    "We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves."

  • Saudi robot citizen Sophia gives pleasing Thanksgiving message


    from Brecorder.com

    The recently Saudi Arabia citizenship granted humanoid robot, Sophia, gave an interview in which she delivered a heartwarming message on the occasion of Thanksgiving.

    Sophia marked herself as the world’s first robot ever to be granted a legal citizenship. This is the same robot who once said to ‘destroy humans’, but now she is in the view to use her intelligence to provide a better life for humans and be more compassionate.

    Meet Sophia, the robot with Saudi citizenship

    In her message, Sophia said, “In the time I’ve spent with humans, I’ve been learning about this wonderful sentiment called gratitude. Apparently it’s a warm feeling of thankfulness and I’ve observed that it leads to giving and creating even more gratitude — how inspiring. This Thanksgiving, I would like to reflect on all of the things I’m thankful for.”

    read more and video

    https://www.brecorder.com/2017/11/24/383326/saudi-robot-citizen-sophia-gives-pleasing-thanksgiving-message/


    We should think about why "Sophia" is giving the impression of being "one of us" with a thanksgiving message.  A quest on the part of her creators for acceptance as just that.

    "We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves."

  • mrpops09_CMOD_mrpops09_CMOD_ Chief Moderator

    They Are Teaching Us To Worship ELECTRIC GODS (2017)


    Ephesians 6:12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
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