Saturday, September 18, 2010 6:31:38 PM
“If you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you ...
Yours is the Earth and everything that's in it,
And which is more; you'll be a Man, my son.”
Tuesday, March 23, 2010 6:45:36 PM
It is becoming increasingly apparent the High Fructose Corn Syrup is unhealthy. It is unfortunate that High Fructose Corn Syrup is now an ingredient in most foods. High Fructose Corn Syrup is converted immediately to fat and usually is stored in the abdominal area.
High Fructose Corn Syrup prompts considerably more weight gain.http://www.physorg.com/news188480002.html
Friday, March 5, 2010 5:35:57 PM
A scientist claims that he has developed artificial photo-synthesis. That is he has developed a way to use sunlight to convert water into oxygen and hydrogen, He claims that a glass of water will produce 30kw of power. What do you think? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WD9yr-Bf-Kw&feature=player_embeddedhttp://www.popsci.com/technology/article/2010-03/video-artificial-photosynthesis-produces-enough-energy-power-house-one-bottle-water
Tuesday, February 2, 2010 4:56:26 PM
There is a experimental spray of glass that coats materials with a layer of glass 15 to thirty molecules thick. This is a pliable breathable membrane. Hospital surfaces that before needed bleach to sterilize can now be sterilized with hot water after a coating of liquid glass. Other uses being investigated are in the fast food industry and protecting stone monuments from weathering and vandalism
(PhysOrg.com) -- Spray-on liquid glass is transparent, non-toxic, and can protect virtually any surface against almost any damage from hazards such as water, UV radiation, dirt, heat, and bacterial infections. The coating is also flexible and breathable, which makes it suitable for use on an enormous array of products.http://www.physorg.com/news184310039.html
Thursday, December 31, 2009 3:54:44 AM
It seems like the speculator, the financier and the regulator are always the whipping boy for a financial crisis. The Great Depression occurred during a transition from an agrarian economy to an industrial economy. What was valuable before the change was not as valuable during and after the change. Agriculture that once occupied seventy percent of a society before the change, after the change employed three percent of the society. Just as it was incomprehensible that just three percent could provide enough food for the rest of society, it is presently incomprehensible that three to five per cent of the population will be able to manufacture enough goods for the rest of society.
We are presently transitioning from a manufacturing to an information base. We will end up with products that will last ten to twenty times longer. We will not need quite so many of the products. Manufacturing will become increasingly mechanized and automated. Just as a few people can manage a megga farm, five or ten people will soon run and operate an auto mobile factory. People will still be needed for their observation and research abilities, people with the imitative will be cataloging and recording nature. Plants, Rocks and Animals will be observed to their minutest detail. Every square centimeter of our planet will be investigated. If you are a fiction writer you will write, a musician will play and write songs perhaps your insight will be something that will be built on. An Artist will paint, everything creative will be pursued, anything creative will be valuable. Machines will never be able to be creative or draw conclusions
Thursday, November 5, 2009 5:28:10 PM
The robot on track to be grandmother's little helper
Robot Sitting at Control Panel
Chris Ayres in Coronado Island, California
It has suction cups instead of hands, two sets of tank-tracks instead of feet, and is strong enough to carry an adult up a steep flight of stairs. Meet your grandmother’s new live-in helper: a robot built by an American company that has already pioneered robot vacuum cleaners and robot bomb-diffusers — 2,000 of which are on duty in Iraq and Afghanistan.
The company, iRobot, says it plans to give collectively an extra “one million years of independent living” to elderly people around the world by making live-in robots that could make nursing homes obsolete. The robots — prototypes of which are already being tested — will be able to dispense pills, act as stair-climbing wheelchairs, monitor vital signs, provide live video monitoring, and call for an ambulance in case of an emergency. Just don’t expect much in the way of conversation — or bingo skills, for that matter. Colin Angle, co-founder of iRobot — the company is best known to consumers for its Roomba vacuum cleaning robot — made the claim this week at the industry TedMed conference in Coronado Island, California, attended by everyone from Hollywood celebrities to the senior Obama Administration healthcare adviser Ezekiel Emanuel. The conference comes as the US is desperately trying to find ways to lower the cost of healthcare — a crisis that many fear could worsen dramatically as the country’s 78 million “baby boomers” born after the Second World War turn 65. If lifespans in the West continue to lengthen, many of the baby boomers could need decades of round-the-clock help, yet such care is prohibitively expensive. Mr Angle told the conference that the average cost of institutional living in America was now more than $10,000 (£6,000) a month, or the equivalent of a mortgage on a $2 million home. Yet research shows that three out of four elderly people would rather continue living at home. Living at home is not an option in many cases, however, because adult children are often too busy with their careers or families to look after parents full-time. Even so, said Mr Angle, 22 per cent of Americans currently provide some kind of care that helps their elderly relatives to stay out of nursing homes. “Something has to give,” he said. “Well, what about robots?” Using a cardboard cut-out of his mother as a prop, Mr Angle demonstrated how technology can be used to make caring for elderly relatives easier. For example, if an older relative does not answer a nightly telephone call, a live-in robot can be sent to look for them, using mapping technology, heat sensors, and a live video feed.
Tuesday, October 27, 2009 4:57:16 PM
Today our world is undergoing immense change. The political structure is being superseded by the corporate structure, and We are transitioning from a society that values production to a society that values information.
Governments today are helpless to effect change. All that a Government can do is regulate or remove regulations. The corporate structure has largely bypassed government supervision, by implementing rules among themselves that do not require government supervision and regulation and by corrupting government officials with campaign funds, bribes, and places on cooperate boards at the officials retirement from "public service".
Governments are trying to make themselves relevant by regulating global warming. Oh I forgot now it is called climate change. Governments are also trying to make themselves relevant by harping on the H1N1 "epidemic." Where we need Governments to be relevant is to resolve national and regional conflicts. Corporations have superseded governments in resolving these conflicts. An example of Market succeeding government could be the European Union which grew out of the Common Market. The EU is notable for it's members financial and trade agreements, the political attempts of the EU floundered for example the EU constitution. Another example of the waning of government political power is the increased power of the central financial institutions. The military industrial complex, the major profiteer of war, is becoming a smaller portion of the overall industrial corporate complex. War is becoming less profitable for business.
Originally humans grouped into farming societies where livestock was the form of wealth and security. Along came the Industrial Revolution and capitol became the measure of wealth. Owning a horse became a handicap, because it required time and nourishment. A car could be relatively neglected until needed, a car go go further in an hour than a horse could go in a day. We are transitioning into a information society where information value is increasing the need of industrial capacity is decreasing. This information is making products last longer with less maintenance. Twenty years ago a car would be successful if it lasted 100,000 miles, or ten years. Today a car can be expected to last twenty years and 200,000 miles with far less maintenance. This increased lifespan is the result of information, information used to build an engine with closer tolerances and more durable materials. This "information" is making industrial production less relevant. If a product lasts twice as long you only need one not two products produced.
Information can let a farmer, construction supervisor etc.. better plan their activities. Weather forecasts have moved from two days advance thirty years ago to five days with the same accuracy, Activities can be modified days in advance for the type of weather expected. Information in materials is making products last longer, structures, clothes,appliances to name a few. Today the Industrial man is in the same quandary understanding the value of information and informations worth to capital that the preindustrial farmer had in understanding the value of livestock in comparison to paper money. Financial institutions once considered vital are being replaced by data centers where information is kept and exchanged and modified.
Thursday, October 1, 2009 5:42:40 PM
Medicine is changing fast, here is an interesting look at the future
Nanotech's Next Development: Making Humans Immortal?
In 30 or 40 years, we'll have microscopic machines traveling through our bodies, repairing damaged cells and organs, effectively wiping out diseases. The nanotechnology will also be used to back up our memories and personalities. In an interview with Computerworld , author and futurist Ray Kurzweil said that anyone alive come 2040 or 2050 could be close to immortal. The quickening advance of nanotechnology means that the human condition will shift into more of a collaboration of man and machine , as nanobots flow through human blood streams and eventually even replace biological blood, he added. That may sound like something out of a sci-fi movie, but Kurzweil, a member of the Inventor's Hall of Fame and a recipient of the National Medal of Technology, says that research well underway today is leading to a time when a combination of nanotechnology and biotechnology will wipe out cancer, Alzheimer's disease , obesity and diabetes .
It'll also be a time when humans will augment their natural cognitive powers and add years to their lives, Kurzweil said.
"It's radical life extension," Kurzweil said . "The full realization of nanobots will basically eliminate biological disease and aging. I think we'll see widespread use in 20 years of [nanotech] devices that perform certain functions for us. In 30 or 40 years, we will overcome disease and aging. The nanobots will scout out organs and cells that need repairs and simply fix them. It will lead to profound extensions of our health and longevity." Of course, people will still be struck by lightning or hit by a bus, but much more trauma will be repairable. If nanobots swim in, or even replace, biological blood, then wounds could be healed almost instantly. Limbs could be regrown. Backed up memories and personalities could be accessed after a head trauma.
Today, researchers at MIT already are using nanoparticles to deliver killer genes that battle late-stage cancer. The university reported just last month the nano-based treatment killed ovarian cancer, which is considered to be one of the most deadly cancers, in mice.And earlier this year, scientists at the University of London reported using nanotechnology to blast cancer cells in mice with "tumor busting" genes, giving new hope to patients with inoperable tumors. So far, tests have shown that the new technique leaves healthy cells undamaged. With this kind of work going on now, Kurzweil says that by 2024 we'll be adding a year to our life expectancy with every year that passes. "The sense of time will be running in and not running out," he added. "Within 15 years, we will reverse this loss of remaining life expectancy. We will be adding more time than is going by." And in 35 to 40 years, we basically will be immortal, according to the man who wrote The Age of Spiritual Machines and The Singularity is Near: When Humans Transcend Biology .
Kurzweil also maintains that adding microscopic machines to our bodies won't make us any less human than we are today or were 500 years ago. "The definition of human is that we are the species that goes beyond our limitations and changes who we are," he said. "If that wasn't the case, you and I wouldn't be around because at one point life expectancy was 23. We've extended ourselves in many ways. This is an extension of who we are. Ever since we picked up a stick to reach a higher branch, we've extended who we are through tools. It's the nature of human beings to change who we are." But that doesn't mean there aren't parts of this future that don't worry him. With nanotechnology so advanced that it can travel through our bodies and affect great change on them, come dangers as well as benefits. The nanobots, he explained, will be self-replicating and engineers will have to harness and contain that replication. "You could have some self-replicating nanobot that could create copies of itself... and ultimately, within 90 replications, it could devour the body it's in or all humans if it becomes a non-biological plague," said Kurzweil. "Technology is not a utopia. It's a double-edged sword and always has been since we first had fire."
Monday, August 17, 2009 6:23:27 PM
Where is medical treatment headed? An easy guess will be that there will be progress on labor reduction and sensor development that will have tremendous impact on the way we diagnose medical ailments. Presently when a doctor sees a patient for the examination of an ailment, the doctor often start his observation of the patient at this meeting, generally the Doctor has the patients medical history along with some readings temperature, and pulse taken a few minutes earlier by a nurse.
Soon when we start to feel the effects of an ailment we will put on or already have on sensory devices that are similar to sensor's that athletes to day wear to monitor their cardiovascular system, these sensors will monitor, pulse, and audibly monitor the air flow to both lungs, listening for bronchial congestion, our temperature will be monitored, the saline content of sweat will be determined, and possibly our neuro system will be monitored for activity. We will have multi purpose one time use ingestible capsules that will monitor our digestive tract, monitor various aspects of our digestion and these sensor capsules will search for infections of our digestive tract. These ingested capsules will also take blood samples from our stool to measure changes in our blood cell count, these sensor capsules will also look for cancerous cells in our waste. If the person being monitored is not able to digest a sensor capsule. A disposable capsule could be dropped into the toilet to make measurements of passed waste.
Soon when a call is made to see a Doctor or a nurse, the medical practicinor will have at an instant all the data provided by the sensors and often will be able to make a diagnoses without an office visit. Some people might even choose to leave the medical people out of the loop and make their own diagnoses. Our present medical system with all it's degrees and certifications is less than one hundred years old. We might decide that outside of surgery and broken bones "who needs a doctor?", along with the expensive medical and insurance system, and along with the waiting periods and expenses. After all we can read the results of a computer monitor ourselves.
meda tags health medicine future sensor labor
Wednesday, August 12, 2009 4:59:45 PM
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii is as close to heaven as it gets weather wise, the sun shines year round the temperature never goes much below 60 at night and above 90 during the day. What happens when a visitor overstays or a person who came to Kailua-Kona to work, loses a job and becomes homeless and is considered undesirable, how is he or she handled? Charge the person with a crime and give the person a criminal record.
Here are a few supporting references from the West Hawaii News the local paper.
Alii Drive project could make road safer for pedestrians
by Kim Eaton
West Hawaii Today
Monday, July 6, 2009 9:06 AM HST
The draft environmental assessment for proposed Alii Drive improvements along Oneo Bay in Kailua-Kona was released this week.......
.....The landscape enhancements, particularly the proposed benches fronting Hale Halawai, did raise some concern at both the public meeting and in a letter from former police chief Lawrence Mahuna. Mahuna recommended that all benches for the purpose of resting should be on private property, which would allow property owners to issue trespass warnings to "undesirable" people using the benches.http://www.westhawaiitoday.com/articles/2009/07/06/local/local01.txt
The West Hawaii Article is
Proposed marijuana laws could ease restrictions
One bill would allow some patients to grow small amounts
by Peter Sur
Sunday, February 15, 2009 7:09 AM HST
HILO -- Several bills that would amend Hawaii's medical marijuana law, and one that would decriminalize possession of small amounts of the drug, are moving through the state Legislature......
From the feedback section.......
mt.view wrote on Feb 16, 2009 9:48 AM:
The marijuana laws are an excellent "tool" for law enforcement to rid the state of undesirables.
In conclusion, how can it be that the laws are intentionally used to criminalize people who are considered undesirable?
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