CES 2017: With Machines Taking Over, Is Car Insurance A Thing Of The Past?

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CES 2015 – the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Mercedes-Benz presents the F 015 Luxury in Motion concept vehicle. CREDIT mercedes-benz.com

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It’s no secret that that machines are slowly taking over our lives.  The Internet of things is connecting everything and everyone to the world wide web, advances in memory, processing and wireless communication technology over the past decade or so has completely revolutionized the way we all go about our daily lives.

Given the exponential nature of technology it is not a stretch of imagination to consider all the ways in which tech will affect our lives in the near future. The Consumer Electronics Show is an annual trade show organized by the Consumer Technology Association.

Held January at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, with an annual Attendance of about 165,000 people, CES was once the place to play and see the newest video games, has slowly morphed into the place to go to see the latest advances in technologies that will come into the market over the next  few years.

Honestly it would be impossible for me to describe everything at CES, everything can be found from cars that park in your living room, to hairbrushes that keep brushing statistics like how many hairs were broken while brushing.

Every major company is in attendance and so far today being the second day of the conference we have seen amazing presentations from companies like Xiaomi Toyota, Honda, LG, Chrysler, Nissan,Volkswagen, and break-out sensation that is poised to challenge Tesla’s dominance of the electric car market, Faraday Future.

The main buzz words you will hear in all of the various auto-maker’s presentations are connected and autonomy, and after watching most of them a few things particularly about the auto-industry becomes clear, we are in the middle of an automotive renaissance, what we know of as ‘driving’ will not exist in 50 years, the future is happening now and nothing we do is going to stop it.

 Humans do not generally like change and there is no doubt that the world is changing, and changing faster then we can even keep up with. I cannot possibly mention a quarter of the amazing innovations that have been presented in just first two days of CES 2017 but I highly recommend that everyone takes the time to check out the full live stream from CNET – HERE.

For many this level of innovation can be very uncomfortable, and rightly so, not only can innovation be dangerous, it also invokes one of our most primal fears, that which we do not know, people have always feared what they do not understand.  That’s why I recommend that you familiarize yourself with these technologies, products, and their dangers because their implications show more big changes are coming our way.

Privacy is a thing of the past, in the future everything will be listening.

Seems that all future products have a microphone attached to them, our products will slowly all be connected together with networks and bio-metrics, start your oven by telling your car or phone to do it while talking to a friend or family member on a heads up display while being driven home by an autonomous vehicle. This is the future the industry is projecting, in one concept from Hyundai your autonomous car even becomes a part of your homes furniture.

A few of the things that come out of all that we have seen so far at CES 2017 is that advancement is not slowing down, in fact many analyst will say that it’s speeding up, we are becoming ever increasingly connected to each other and to our things, advanced technologies like artificial intelligence, robotics, and autonomous vehicles  are approaching fast. This notion of a technological renaissance is nothing new both the internet and cell phones have altered the way that our society works. Those things are tiny steps compared to the advancements we will see in the next decade. This is both exciting and terrifying, memories of Skynet, the Dynocorp take over depicted in science fiction is quickly becoming an apparent reality, as human ingenuity is out paced by technological innovation. Concepts like cashless currencies and the notion that seemly every thing in our house is listening to us is appalling to the liberty minded, given that governments and authorities are already using connected devices to spy and convict us of crimes, sometimes with out a warrant, as was the case with Stingray technology and the recent case of  Amazon’s Echo who built upon the voice search capability of Android’s ‘Ok Google’ and Apple’s Siri to create a device that is capable of doing everything from answering questions to turning on your on your air conditioner. However, like all beneficial technology, when the government gets involved, this useful household item is converted into a spying machine for the surveillance state. In a seemingly unprecedented case out of Bentonville, Arkansas, the latest example of how police can use your technology against you is coming to fruition. Investigators in Bentonville have filed search warrants with Amazon, requesting the recordings made on a man’s Echo device between November 21 and November 22, 2015. The recordings belong to James A. Bates, who was charged with murder after a man was strangled to death in a hot tub.

According to CNET, while investigating, police noticed the Echo in the kitchen and pointed out that the music playing in the home could have been voice activated through the device. While the Echo records only after hearing the wake word, police are hoping that ambient noise or background chatter could have accidentally triggered the device, leading to some more clues.

“It is believed that these records are retained by Amazon.com and that they are evidence related to the case under investigation,” police wrote in the search warrant. 

Could car insurance disappear?

Besides for the obvious threats of hacking and monitoring, there is a bright side of technology, our lives will be easier, we will have more time for leisure as we can finish our work while being driven to our destination, robots will slowly inevitably take over our daily chores, opening up even more time for us to be productive or introspective. Bad driving will be eliminated by 2025 and car insurance costs will plummet, or be non-existent. Driverless cars could dominate the roads in just five years. If there are no accidents, will we even need car insurance? Currently 71% of all car insurance claims result from a vehicle reversing badly, and 23% from parking incidents. Both are expected to be eliminated on roads with driverless cars.

 

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Britain Just Passed the Most Extreme Surveillance Law Ever !

Britain has passed the ‘most extreme surveillance law ever passed in a democracy’

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The law forces UK internet providers to store browsing histories — including domains visited — for one year, in case of police investigations.

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Hero With a Bullhorn Reads the Internet to Julian Assange From the Sidewalk

A hero with a bullhorn has taken to reading Julian Assange the internet from the sidewalk outside of the Ecuadorian Embassy, as the nation cut off the Wikileaks founder’s access to the world wide web.

Wearing a tie and a sign around his neck that reads, “Julian Assange’s Personal Internet Service,” comedian Bobby Mair stood outside the embassy on Wednesday shouting the day’s “internet highlights” to the controversial publisher.

Mair read Assange his horoscope — which suggested meditation.

“In your hometown right now of Townsville, it’s like 32 degrees [Celsius, 90 Fahrenheit]. Maybe some of your childhood friends are having a nice day.” Mair read through the bullhorn towards Assange’s window. “Maybe you could write them a letter.”

The comedian also read Assange the list of what is trending on Facebook, including the fact that Phil Collins is going on tour. He proceeded to sing Collin’s hit song, “In the Air Tonight.”

Eventually, a police officer approached Mair and asked him to turn the megaphone down a bit, which he complied with.

“I thought about it, and realized they probably just changed the password on the wifi in the embassy,” Mair shouted. “So I thought of some passwords they might have changed it to at the Ecuadorian Embassy — try ‘Quito,’ that’s Ecuador’s capital! ‘South America’ — people aren’t creative with their passwords, try ‘South America.’ Try ‘yummy coffee’ maybe…”

“If that doesn’t work 1-2-3-4-5-6, but I know sometimes you only get three tries… so maybe leave out yummy coffee.”

Mair then appeared close to a breakdown as he screamed for Assange to pay attention to him and come out on the balcony to say that he got the information.

It remains unclear if Assange appreciated, or even heard, his personal “internet service,” but the internet sure did. I suppose those of us who saw it are the last ones who needed it, though.

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It’s Over The US Hands Internet Control To ICANN

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Capping a highly politicized debate, the US government on Saturday let go of its remaining grip on the internet, handing control of the net’s address book to a nonprofit.

Saying free speech in the virtual realm was at stake, Republican Sen. Ted Cruz and others had tried to block the transfer. But a federal judge denied on Friday their request for an injunction and the scheduled handoff took place at midnight.

The transfer involved the internet’s domain name system, or DNS, which translates the Web addresses you type into your browser, like “cnet.com,” into the numerical language that net-connected computers use to communicate.Image result for iCANN TAKEover

Under a plan that’s been in the works for years, the US Department of Commerce shuttled control of the DNS to a nonprofit called the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), whose multiple stakeholders include technical experts, as well as representatives of governments and businesses.

Cruz and other critics had argued the transfer could lead to authoritarian countries taking control of the internet and eventually censoring content throughout the world.

Imagine an internet run like many Middle Eastern countries that punish what they deem to be blasphemy,” Cruz said at a congressional hearing on September 14. “Or imagine an internet run like China or Russia that punish and incarcerate those who engage in political dissent.”

“When ICANN escapes from [US] government authority,” Cruz said, “ICANN escapes from having to worry about the First Amendment, from having to worry about protecting your rights or my rights.”

But ICANN said such fears were uninformed.

“ICANN is a technical organization and does not have the remit or ability to regulate content on the internet,” the group said prior to the transfer. “That is true under the current contract with the US government and will remain true without the contract with the US government.”

Supporters of the hand-off also argued that preventing the transfer could actually lessen US impact on the net.

Russia and China, among others, had backed the idea of empowering an obscure United Nations body called the ITU (International Telecommunications Union) with internet governance duties. That would have given governments control, but it also would have diminished the relative importance of tech powers like the States.

On Wednesday, the attorneys general of Arizona, Nevada, Oklahoma, andTexas filed a lawsuit (PDF) to block the turnover. But a federal judge in the Southern District of Texas denied that request for a temporary restraining order.

ICANN said Saturday that the handoff would ensure an open internet.

“This transition was envisioned 18 years ago, yet it was the tireless work of the global internet community, which drafted the final proposal, that made this a reality,” ICANN Board Chair Stephen D. Crocker said in a statement. “This community validated the multistakeholder model of internet governance. It has shown that a governance model defined by the inclusion of all voices, including business, academics, technical experts, civil society, governments and many others is the best way to assure that the internet of tomorrow remains as free, open and accessible as the internet of today.”

The Internet Governance Coalition, a group of companies that includes Facebook, Google, Microsoft and Verizon, also expressed approval of the move but offered a more measured assessment.

The Internet Governance Coalition, a group of companies that includes Facebook, Google, Microsoft and Verizon, also expressed approval of the move but offered a more measured assessment.

“A plan has been implemented that includes strong accountability measures and upholds the bottom-up approach that embodies the very nature of the open internet we experience today,” the group said in a statement prepared Friday. “Although this is an important step in the transition process, there is still much work that needs to be done to ensure the accountability and transparency of ICANN. We look forward to working with the multistakeholder community on these ongoing efforts.”

A representative for Nevada Attorney General Adam Paul Laxalt said Laxalt and the other AGs were reviewing their legal options. The other attorneys general, as well as Cruz, did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

by  CNET’s Stephen Shankland and Marguerite Reardon contributed to this report.

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After Reading This You May Never Want To Use WiFi Again

 

(NaturalHealth365) The 5G revolution is rushing toward us and it will bring a whole new era of harm from ultra-high microwave frequency radiation.  And those who raise their voices against the danger to our health and our human rights to safety have been the subject of harassment, intimidation and attempts to silence them.

On July 14, the FCC voted to unleash 5G in the United States, approving sweeping Spectrum Frontiers rules to make spectrum bands above 24 GHz available for 5G.  Even though serious health risks are associated with the proliferation of cell phone technology, the attitude of the FCC seems to be ‘full speed ahead and damn the torpedoes.’

The July 14 vote was preceded, a month earlier, by a June 20th announcement by FCC chairman Tom Wheeler, in which he enthusiastically heralded the coming rollout of 5g applications and networks as a “game-changer” and a “national priority” that will generate “tens of billions of dollars.”

Warning for humanity: The FCC automatically approves the use of untested frequencies

The 5G network will use higher frequency bands than previously thought possible – which are untested frequencies of 24 to 100 GHz or more.  Wheeler said that implementing the new frequencies would necessitate new antennas – intended to aim and amplify the signals – new infrastructure and a massive deployment of towers throughout the United States.

The FCC is moving quickly to adapt 5G technology. Wheeler said that Verizon and ATT will start 5g trials in 2017, with the first commercial deployments scheduled for 2020. Specifically rejecting the notion of 5G being only for urban use, Wheeler noted that all areas, including rural communities, will be saturated.

In other words: No part of the country will be safe from ultra-high frequency signals.

With obvious relish, Wheeler spoke of “turning innovators loose” to develop and adapt 5G and related networks. And, as for those ‘annoying regulators’ – who could presumably stand between us and harm from electromagnetic radiation – Wheeler rejects the idea that these cautious people should be allowed to define our future.

Gestapo tactics are being used to silence criticism of 5G technology

At the July 14th press conference, Bloomberg News reporter Todd Shields had his press credentials confiscated by members of the FCC security force.  His offense?  He was in the act of speaking with safety advocates concerned about radiation, who wanted to show him a tee shirt symbolizing their concerns.

Shields openly confronted Wheeler during the press conference, relating how his credentials had been seized and asking for comment. Wheeler told Shields he could have his credentials back, but went on, unbelievably, to remind him that everyone who came to the press conference had a duty to “behave responsibly.” (in other words, follow orders or get out)

Who is behaving “responsibly” here – the FCC chair who is shamelessly pushing 5G, or the activists who are trying to hold him accountable?  This video (below) says it all – judge for yourself:

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“Wi-fried”

Proof of harm

Remember – things that the government once tested and considered “safe” include such toxic horrors as thalilomide, smoking, asbestos, lead paint, and Agent Orange.  Can we really trust these so-called government ‘health’ agencies?

Consider this: A $25m government study by the National Toxicology Program has concluded that wireless radiation causes cancer.  Natural health advocates say that 70 percent of non-industry studies assess wireless radiation as harmful; with industry studies, the effects are reversed – with only 32 percent showing that wireless radiation is harmful.  But, either way, the dangers are clear and being ignored by our government due to corporate interests.

The public is at risk: Corporate giants care more about revenue and ignore the dangers

As the annual financial reports of such corporations as Verizon and T-Mobile reveal, the companies acknowledge they are subject to litigation relating to the alleged health effects of wireless phones and radio frequency transmitters. The companies warn that this could result in significant damages; they also admit that wireless technology and adverse health effects do exist – including the threat of cancer.

Already, Nokia is a defendant in 19 separate lawsuits filed in Washington, D.C. alleging that radio emissions from cell phones caused their brain tumors. The lawsuits allege an industry-wide conspiracy to manipulate the science and testing around emissions guidelines – and the world will be watching as this drama unfolds.

Take action to stop 5G cellular technology

The following pair of websites offer clear and practical ways to stop the spread of 5G technology.

Go to ParentsForSafeTechnology.org and learn how to write, call and email the relevant agencies to inform them that this wireless deployment must be stopped immediately.  The site provides addresses for the FDA’s Center for Devices and Radiological Health, as well as the CDC, the National Institutes of Health, the National Institutes of Environmental Health Sciences, and the National Toxicology Program.

After emailing, make sure to send a copy to your elected officials, and also email a copy to the FCC.

You can also demand a systematic review of 5G by the EPA, and insist that the review be accompanied by the development of proper safety standards.  In addition, you can subscribe for more solutions at TakeBackYourPower.net to receive updates on liability actions.

Former congressional candidate and safety advocate Kevin Mottus warns that schoolchildren are already developing cancer and neurological symptoms as a result of exposure to wireless routers. “We are microwaving our population,” Mottus declares.  It’s time to take action.

About the author: Jonathan Landsman is the host ofNaturalHealth365.com, the NaturalHealth365 Talk Hour – a free, weekly health show – and the NaturalHealth365 INNER CIRCLE, a monthly subscription to the brightest minds in natural health and healing.

References:

http://www.parentsforsafetechnology.org/stop-5g-spectrum-frontiers.html

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