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Jul 14, 2022

US witnesses 40-year-high spike in customer prices

Posted by in categories: energy, government

Since April 1980, the overall yearly growth in energy prices is at its highest level. Gasoline prices increased by 11.2 per cent last month and a startling 59.9 per cent over the previous year, accounting for half of the monthly rise.


As per Government data released on Wednesday (July 13), in June, the United States saw a new peak of 9.1 per cent inflation. This faster-than-expected increase in the consumer price index (CPI) was driven by significant increases in gasoline prices, reports AFP. The US Labor Department has reported that this 9.1 per cent CPI spike over the past 12 months to June was the fastest increase in 40 years, the last such increase was witnessed in November 1981.

Jul 11, 2022

China gives Life to a Dystopian AI and Uses it to Check Party Loyalty

Posted by in categories: education, government, robotics/AI

This artificial intelligence software can acutely analyze facial expressions and brain waves to monitor if subjects were attentive to thought and political education by using a combination of polygraphs and facial scans. It can provide real data for organizers of ideological and political education, so they can keep improving their methods of education and enrich content. It can judge how party members have accepted thought and political education.

The Smart Political Education Bar analyses user’s brain waves and deploys facial recognition to discern the level of acceptance for ideological and political education. Making it possible to ascertain the levels of concentration, recognition, and mastery of ideological and political education so as to better understand its effectiveness.

President Xi, secretary of the Communist Party and leader of the nation of 1.4 billion, has demanded absolute loyalty to the party and has previously declared that thought and political education is an essential part of the government’s doctrine. They are using this technology to treat all party members as potential anti-CCP agents. The use of these techniques on officials demonstrates the sorry state of affairs within party ranks.

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Jul 10, 2022

UK debt-to-GDP could reach 430 percent by 2072

Posted by in categories: economics, government

A new report warns that UK government debt is likely to see a major increase this century. The 50-year projections are based on a world of increasing risk, alongside demographic, economic, technological, and other trends.

Jul 8, 2022

2045: A New Era for Humanity

Posted by in categories: economics, government, life extension, robotics/AI, transhumanism

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In February of 2012 the first Global Future 2045 Congress was held in Moscow. There, over 50 world leading scientists from multiple disciplines met to develop a strategy for the future development of humankind. One of the main goals of the Congress was to construct a global network of scientists to further research on the development of cybernetic technology, with the ultimate goal of transferring a human’s individual consciousness to an artificial carrier.

2012–2013. The global economic and social crises are exacerbated. The debates on the global paradigm of future development intensifies.

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Jul 8, 2022

How “Big Brotherhood” is building an all-seeing surveillance network

Posted by in categories: government, surveillance

The government doesn’t need to watch you to know exactly who you are. The market for data about our most intimate selves is booming.

Jul 7, 2022

Space Force Launches New Intelligence Unit as Congress Voices Concerns over Growth

Posted by in categories: government, military, space

The Space Force has assumed command of a new unit that will be focused on keeping an eye out for foreign threats in space, but it comes as Congress is warning the small service branch that it has to prepare to slow its growth.

Delta 18 and the brand-new National Space Intelligence Center were officially commissioned late last month at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio. It will be staffed by nearly 350 civilian and military personnel.

Delta 18’s mission is to “deliver critical intelligence on threat systems, foreign intentions, and activities in the space domain to support national leaders, allies, partners and joint war fighters,” according to a press release.

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Jul 7, 2022

North Korean hackers now targeting hospitals and healthcare providers, U.S. agencies warn

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, cybercrime/malcode, government

North Korean-backed hackers are targeting hospitals and healthcare organizations in the U.S. with ransomware, a trio of government agencies that includes the Federal Bureau of Investigation warn in a cybersecurity alert.

Jul 6, 2022

ETRI, Graphcore partner on high-efficiency software for large models

Posted by in categories: government, robotics/AI

Graphcore and Korea’s Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI) have entered a multi-year partnership to develop new software approaches for high-efficiency AI compute.

Running from 2022 through 2025 and funded by the Korean government, the partnership will combine the world-leading capabilities of ETRI—Korea’s largest public research institute by R&D expenditure and license income—with Graphcore’s proven leadership in developing and commercialising efficient, high-performance compute systems for machine intelligence.

Jul 6, 2022

Astronauts on Space Station Explore Artificial Intelligence and Human Nervous System

Posted by in categories: government, physics, robotics/AI, space

On Tuesday, July 5, space physics and human studies dominated the science agenda aboard the International Space Station. The Expedition 67 crew also reconfigured a US airlock and put a new 3D printer through its paces.

The lack of gravity in space impacts a wide range of physics revealing new phenomena that researchers are studying to improve life for humans on and off the Earth. One such project uses artificial intelligence to adapt complicated glass manufacturing processes in microgravity with the goal of benefitting numerous Earth-and space-based industries. On Tuesday afternoon, NASA

Established in 1958, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is an independent agency of the United States Federal Government that succeeded the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA). It is responsible for the civilian space program, as well as aeronautics and aerospace research. Its vision is “To discover and expand knowledge for the benefit of humanity.” Its core values are “safety, integrity, teamwork, excellence, and inclusion.”

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Jul 3, 2022

IKEA will now sell solar panels

Posted by in categories: government, habitats, solar power, space, sustainability

IKEA, the world’s largest furniture retailer, has announced plans to sell home solar panels in the US — a move that could democratize and demystify access to solar.

Solar hesitancy: The benefits of solar go beyond protecting the environment — solar panels are cheaper than ever, and between the lower energy bills and government subsidies, a home solar system could pay for itself before the panels need to be replaced.

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