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PODCAST — Kristov Atlas interview, pt. 1 – “Anonymous Bitcoin, Cryptography, and Online Safety” – #203

Gnostic Media
June 25, 2014

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This episode is part 1 about Bitcoin, cryptography and online security and safety and is called Anonymous Bitcoin, Cryptography and Online Safety: It’s being released on Wednesday, June 25, 2014, and was recorded yesterday on Tuesday, June 24, 2014.

Kristov Atlas is a network security and privacy researcher who studies crypto-currencies. He is the author of Anonymous Bitcoin: How to Keep Your Ƀ All to Yourself, a practical guide to maximizing financial privacy with Bitcoin. Kristov is also a correspondent for the World Crypto Network, appearing regularly on the the weekly roundtable show “The Bitcoin Group”, and host of “Dark News”, a show about un-censorship technologies.

References to this episode
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Anonymous Bitcoin
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Dark News Show:
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Tor Project:
https://www.torproject.org

I2P Network:
https://geti2p.net/en/

Dark Wallet:
https://darkwallet.unsystem.net

Dark Wallet in the News:
https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/bitcoin-dark-wallet
http://www.wired.com/2014/04/dark-wallet/
http://onpoint.wbur.org/2014/05/06/bitcoin-dark-money-dark-wallet

Panopticlick:
https://panopticlick.eff.org

Blockchain.info:
https://blockchain.info

Taint Analysis:
https://blockchain.info/taint/1dice6GV5Rz2iaifPvX7RMjfhaNPC8SXH

Bitcoin Fog:
http://www.bitcoinfog.com

Tails Linux (for next week’s episode)
https://tails.boum.org

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Pre-army Israeli teens tweet: Death to all Arabs

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PODCAST — Joshua Blakeney Interviews Arthur Topham: “Arrested for Opposing Zionist Genocides”

The Real Deal
Dec 2013

For more on this episode of The Real Deal read this Veterans Today article by Joshua Blakeney: http://www.veteranstoday.com/2013/12/…


MUST WATCH DOCUMENTARY — “Trance-Formation” — Trans-Humanism / Genetic Modification of all Life / Nano-Technology / HAARP / Geoengineering

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Facebook manipulated users’ moods in secret experiment

There are on average 1,500 possible stories that could show up on users’ news feeds. Source: Getty Images

by Andrew Griffin
The Independent
Jun 29, 2014

Facebook manipulated the emotions of hundreds of thousands of its users, and found that they would pass on happy or sad emotions, it has said. The experiment, for which researchers did not gain specific consent, has provoked criticism from users with privacy and ethical concerns.

For one week in 2012, Facebook skewed nearly 700,000 users’ news feeds to either be happier or sadder than normal. The experiment found that after the experiment was over users tended to post positive or negative comments according to the skew that was given to their news feed.

Read more: Facebook responds to users’ outrage

The research has provoked distress because of the manipulation involved.

Studies of real world networks show that what the researchers call ‘emotional contagion’ can be transferred through networks. But researchers say that the study is the first evidence that the effect can happen without direct interaction or nonverbal clues.

Anyone who used the English version of Facebook automatically qualified for the experiment, the results of which were published earlier this month.  Researchers analysed the words used in posts to automatically decide whether they were likely to be positive or negative, and shifted them up or down according to which group users fell into.

It found that emotions spread across the network, and that friends tended to respond more to negative posts. Users who were exposed to more emotional posts of either type tended to withdraw from posting themselves.

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[related: Facebook Tinkers With Users’ Emotions in News Feed Experiment, Stirring Outcry]

[hat tip: Neil Sanders and The Truther Girls]


PODCAST/VIDEO– Interview 856 – The Beard World Order roundtable on “Meta-Conspiracy”

The Corbett Report
Apr 9, 2014

via TracesOfReality.com:

Welcome to The Beard World Order: On today’s episode Tom, James, and Guillermo take on “meta-conspiracy” and the “conspiracy to inject conspiracy.”

Do the infiltration and subversion tactics of the NSA and private intelligence contractors present a unique challenge for activists and the alternative media in the 21st century? Are “sockpuppets” and other disinfo exploits any different than the decades old COINTELPRO? What is cognitive infiltration, and how has it already succeeded in invading our minds? Have privacy norms (#aftersex) been irreversibly altered? Is there any hope left for humanity? And why would the Department of Defense be involved in the making of Ernest Goes to Camp?

Your answers to these questions, beards, beards, yeah, and more.

Enjoy.

Contact Guillermo, James, and Tom with questions, comments, and suggestions for future topics to be discussed on the show.

For a High Quality audio download of this episode, click here (right-click, and save-as).

Show Notes:

Beard World Order: Episode 01 – Uncorking Conspiracy

Wired: Why You Should Embrace Surveillance, Not Fight It

Invasion of the Data Snatchers: Big Data and the Internet of Things Means the Surveillance of Everything

Americans say they’re shopping less online. Blame the NSA.

Many say NSA news changed their behavior

How Did Snowden Change Search Behavior? New Research Shows, More Than You Might Think

Beyond Snowden: Don’t Coddle the National Security State; Smash It

Border Patrol Throw Political Bone to Civil Libertarians; Will We Fetch?

TOR Radio: Drug Culture, Bodycams, and Romanticizing the Republic

The Corbett Report: Solutions: Sousveillance (video)

ClandesTime episode 025 – Fun with FOIA

Complete list of DOD-assisted movies

The House’s NSA bill could allow more spying than ever. You call this reform?

The #aftersex selfie is a betrayal of intimacy

Bearded bands and facial hair appreciation clubs: the hairy-faced trend is back

U.S. government sues Philadelphia schools over beard policy

Beard transplants (video)


NSA Whistleblower: Snowden Never Had Access to the “Juiciest” Intelligence Documents

Global Research
June 9, 2014

Washington’s Blog 7 June 2014

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NSA whistleblower Russel Tice was a key source in the 2005 New York Times report that blew the lid off the Bush administration’s use of warrantless wiretapping.

Tice told PBS and other media that the NSA is spying on – and blackmailing – top government officials and military officers, including Supreme Court Justices, highly-ranked generals, Colin Powell and other State Department personnel, and many other top officials:

He says the NSA started spying on President Obama when he was a candidate for Senate:

Many of Tice’s allegations have been confirmed by other government whistleblowers. And see this.

Washington’s Blog called Tice to find out more about what he saw when he was at NSA.

RUSSELL TICE: We now know that NSA was wiretapping [Senator] Frank Church and another Senator.  [That has been confirmed.]

And that got out by accident. All the information the NSA had back then – and probably many other senators and important people too, back in the 70s – they shredded and they destroyed all of that evidence.  As much as they could find, they destroyed it all. By accident, something popped up 40 years later.

And, in fact, they were asked 40 years ago whether NSA had bugged Congress. And, of course, they lied. They lied through their teeth.

NSA Has Hidden Its Most Radical Surveillance Operations … Even from People Like Snowden Who Had General “Code Word” Clearance

WASHINGTON’S BLOG: Glenn Greenwald – supposedly, in the next couple of days or weeks – is going to disclose, based on NSA documents leaked by Snowden, that the NSA is spying on all sorts of normal Americans … and that the spying is really to crush dissent.  [Background here, here and here.]

Does Snowden even have documents which contain the information which you’ve seen?

RUSSELL TICE:  The answer is no.

WASHINGTON’S BLOG: So you saw handwritten notes. And what Snowden was seeing were electronic files …?

RUSSELL TICE: Think of it this way.  Remember I told you about the NSA doing everything they could to make sure that the information from 40 years ago – from spying on Frank Church and Lord knows how many other Congressman that they were spying on – was hidden?

Now do you think they’re going to put that information into Powerpoint slides that are easy to explain to everybody what they’re doing?

They would not even put their own NSA designators on the reports [so that no one would know that] it came from the NSA.  They made the reports look like they were Humint (human intelligence) reports.  They did it to hide the fact that they were NSA and they were doing the collection. That’s 40 years ago.  [The NSA and other agencies are still doing "parallel construction", "laundering" information to hide the fact that the information is actually from mass NSA surveillance.]

Now, what NSA is doing right now is that they’re taking the information and they’re putting it in a much higher security level.  It’s called “ECI” – Exceptionally Controlled Information  – and it’s called the black program … which I was a specialist in, by the way.

I specialized in black world – DOD and IC (Intelligence Community) – programs, operations and missions … in “VRKs”, “ECIs”, and “SAPs”, “STOs”. SAP equals Special Access Program. It’s highly unlikely Mr. Snowden had any access to these. STO equals Special Technical Operations  It’s highly unlikely Mr. Snowden had any access to these.

Now in that world – the ECI/VRK world – everything in that system is classified at a higher level and it has its own computer systems that house it.  It’s totally separate than the system which Mr. Snowden was privy to, which was called the “JWICS”: Joint Worldwide Intelligence Communications System.  The JWICS system is what everybody at NSA has access to.  Mr Snowden had Sys Admin [systems administrator] authority for the JWICS.

And you still have to have TS/SCI clearance [i.e. Top Secret/ Sensitive Compartmented Information - also known as “code word” - clearance] to get on the JWICS. But the ECI/VRK systems are much higher [levels of special compartmentalized clearance] than the JWICS. And you have to be in the black world to get that [clearance].

ECI = Exceptionally Controlled Information. I do not believe Mr. Snowden had any access to these ECI controlled networks). VRK = Very Restricted Knowledge. I do not believe Mr. Snowden had any access to these VRK controlled networks.

These programs typically have, at the least, a requirement of 100 year or until death, ’till the person first being “read in” [i.e. sworn to secrecy as part of access to the higher classification program] can talk about them.  [As an interesting sidenote, the Washington Times reported in 2006 that – when Tice offered to testify to Congress about this illegal spying – he was informed by the NSA that the Senate and House intelligence committees were not cleared to hear such information.]

It’s very compartmentalized and – even with stuff that they had – you might have something at NSA, that there’s literally 40 people at NSA that know that it’s going on in the entire agency.

When the stuff came out in the New York Times [the first big spying story, which broke in 2005] – and I was a source of information for the New York Times –   that’s when President Bush made up that nonsense about the “terrorist surveillance program.” By the way, that never existed. That was made up.

There was no such thing beforehand. It was made up … to try to placate the American people.

The NSA IG (Inspector General) – who was not cleared for this – all of a sudden is told he has to do an investigation on this; something he has no information or knowledge of.

So what they did, is they took a few documents and they downgraded [he classification level of the documents] – just a few – and gave them to them to placate this basic whitewash investigation.

Snowden’s Failure To Understand the Most Important Documents

RUSSELL TICE: Now, if Mr. Snowden were to find the crossover, it would be those documents that were downgraded to the NSA’s IG.

The stuff that I saw looked like a bunch of alphanumeric gobbledygook.  Unless you have an analyst to know what to look for – and believe me, I think that what Snowden’s done is great – he’s not an intelligence analyst.  So he would see something like that, and he wouldn’t know what he’s looking at.

But that would be “the jewels”. And the key is, you wouldn’t know it’s the jewels unless you were a diamond miner and you knew what to look for. Because otherwise, there’s a big lump of rock and you don’t know there’s a diamond in there.

I worked special programs. And the way I found out is that I was working on a special operation, and I needed information from NSA … from another unit. And when I went to that unit and I said “I need this information”, and I dealt with [satellite spy operations], and I did that in the black world. I was a special operations officer. I would literally go do special missions that were in the black world where I would travel overseas and do spooky stuff.

Cheney Was Running the Show

WASHINGTON’S BLOG: You said in one of your interviews that Dick Cheney ordered the intercepts that you found in the burn bags [the bags of documents which were slated to be destroyed because they were so sensitive].

Is that right … and if so, how do you know that?

RUSSELL TICE: I did not know one way or the other until I talked to a very senior person at NSA who – much later – wanted to have a meeting with me. And we had a covert, clandestine style meeting. And that’s when this individual told me that the whole thing was being directed and was coming from the vice president’s office … Cheney, through his lawyer David Addington.

WASHINGTON’S BLOG:  It sounds like it wasn’t going through normal routes?  It’s not like Cheney or Addington made formal requests to the NSA … through normal means?

RUSSELL TICE: No, not normal at all. All on the sly … all “sneaky pete” under the table, in the evening when most NSA employees are gone for the day. This is all being done in the evenings … between like 7 [at night] and midnight.

NSA Is Spying On CONTENT as Well as Metadata

WASHINGTON’S BLOG: And from what you and others have said, it’s content as well as metadata?

RUSSELL TICE: Of course it is. Of course. [Background. But see this.]

NSA Spying On Journalists, Congress, Admirals, Lawyers …

RUSSELL TICE: In 2009, I told [reporters] that they were going after journalists and news organizations and reporters and such.

I never read text of Congressman’s conversations. What I had was information – sometimes hand-written – of phone numbers of Congressmen, their wives, their children, their staffers, their home numbers, their cellphone numbers, their phone numbers of their residence back in Oregon or whatever state they’re from, and their little offices back in their state.

Or an Admiral and his wife, and his kids and his staffers …

The main thing I saw more than anything else were lawyers and law firms. I saw more lawyers or law firms being wiretapped than anything else.

These are the phone numbers I saw written. And then I would see those numbers incorporated into those lists with the columns of information about the phone number, and the serial number and the banks of recorders and digital converters and the data storage devices. I could see handwritten phone numbers and notes, sometimes with names, sometimes not.

Snowden and Greenwald’s Whistleblowing Was Done In the Right Way

RUSSELL TICE: If Mr. Snowden would have had access to VRK, ECI, SAP, STO (and a few others that I will not mention here), and he released them en masse to the press, I would volunteer to shoot him as a traitor myself.

But this is not what he did.

He gave up JWICS info that he insisted be vetted for sources and methods, and true damage to national security. Mr. Greenwald and company should be congratulated on the restraint that they have shown with the JWICS documentation that they have in hand via Mr. Snowden.

Postscript: When Tice started blowing the whistle on NSA mass surveillance in the early 2000s, the NSA all of a sudden decided that Tice was “crazy”. As Tice told us:

For many years, I was the only NSA whistleblower in public.

And what they did is call me in – 9 months after my routine psychological evaluation – which I passed with flying colors, like every other one I’ve had in my entire career, passed with flying colors.

They called me in for an “emergency” psychological evaluation, and they declared me nuts.

I am a fairly good judge of character, and I found Tice to be humorous, self-deprecating in a healthy and light-hearted way, and consistent on the facts. Tice talked about how he was a pretty darn good football player in junior college, but no star athlete. He talked about how one reporter tried to make him out to be James Bond with leading man looks, and he thought that was ridiculous. We shared some normal “guy talk” about women. Tice has a little anger at the way the NSA tried to whitewash the mass surveillance that he uncovered (wouldn’t you be?), but he wasn’t enraged or over-the-top. Tice is also a patriotic American, not a subversive. Specifically, we spent a long time talking about the importance of the Constitution and the rule of law. In other words, Tice seems “oriented to reality”, completely sane, normal, ethical and bright to me.

And the following facts are more important than my personal impression:

Given the way that the NSA has been repeatedly caught in lies about its surveillance programs – and the way that it has attacked whisteblowers – I believe Tice over the NSA.


PODCAST/VIDEO — Anarchast Ep 126 Karl Gray: A Bitcoin Hedge Fund!

Anarchast
May 22, 2014

Jeff Interviews Karl Gray of Bitcoin Capital, topics include: the decentralization f power structures as evinced by the Bitcoin blockchain, early adoption, Bitcoin, freedom, StartJoin and the founding of the Bitcoin Capital Hedge Fund.

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MUST READ — The coming digital anarchy

Bitcoin is giving banks a run for their money. Now the same technology threatens to eradicate social networks, stock markets, even national governments. Are we heading towards an anarchic future where centralised power of any kind will dissolve?

The same technology that powers Bitcoin can be harnessed to disrupt a range of other systems | Photo: Bloomberg News

by Matthew Sparkes, Deputy Head of Technology
Telegraph
Jun 9, 2014

The rise and rise of Bitcoin has grabbed the world’s attention, yet its devastating potential still isn’t widely understood. Yes, we all know it’s a digital currency. But the developers who worked on Bitcoin believe that it represents a technological breakthrough that could sweep into obsolescence everything from social networks to stock markets… and even governments.

In short, Bitcoin could be the gateway to a coming digital anarchy – “a catalyst for change that creates a new and different world,” to quote Jeff Garzik, one of Bitcoin’s most prolific developers.

It’s already beginning. We used to need banks to keep track of who owned what. Not any more. Bitcoin and its rivals have proved that banks can be replaced with software and clever mathematics.

And now programmers of a libertarian bent are starting to ask what else we don’t need.

A Bitcoin dispensing machine at a shopping mall in Singapore

Imagine driverless taxis roaming from city to city in search of the most lucrative fares; a sky dark with hovering drones delivering your shopping or illicit drugs. Digital anarchy could fill your lives and your nightmares with machines that answer to you, your employers, crime syndicates… or no one at all. Nearly every aspect of our lives will be uprooted.

To understand how, we need to grasp the power of the “blockchain” – a peer-to-peer ledger which creates and records agreement on contentious issues with the aid of cryptography.

A blockchain forms the beating heart of Bitcoin. In time, blockchains will power many radical, disruptive technologies that smart people are working on right now.

Until recently, we’ve needed central bodies – banks, stock markets, governments, police forces – to settle vital questions. Who owns this money? Who controls this company? Who has the right to vote in this election?

Now we have a small piece of pure, incorruptible mathematics enshrined in computer code that will allow people to solve the thorniest problems without reference to “the authorities”.

The benefits of decentralised systems will be huge: slashed overheads, improved security and (in many circumstances) the removal of the weakest link of all – greedy, corruptible, fallible humans.

But how far will disruptive effects reach? Are we rapidly approaching a singularity where, thanks to Bitcoin-like tools, centralised power of any kind will seem as archaic as the feudal system?

If the internet revolution has taught us anything, it’s that when change comes, it comes fast.

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12,000 entries: Google flooded with Europeans’ ‘right to forget’ requests

Blacklisted News
June 1, 2014

Source: RT

Reuters / Francois Lenoir

Reuters / Francois Lenoir

In one day after offering a form for requests to remove links to harmful information about individuals, Google has received 12,000 entries. The search giant will have to process the inflow individually.

The number of requests was given out by a company spokesman in Germany on Saturday, a day after Google revealed its new instrument for people seeking to exercise their new ‘right to be forgotten.’

The form was set up in compliance with a ruling by EU’s highest court, which said individuals can demand that links to material to irrelevant or outdated information about them be removed from search query results.

Germany leads in the number of request, according to Google data, with four out of ten submissions coming from there. Spaniards and Britons are also flocking in numbers to have links to information on them removed.

Coinciding with the launch, Google’s chief executive officer Larry Page warned that the court’s decision may empower dictators.

“It will be used by other governments that aren’t as forward and progressive as Europe to do bad things. Other people are going to pile on, probably… for reasons most Europeans would find negative,” the executive told the Financial Times.

He also claimed that the move would stifle innovation, because small startup companies would not have the resources Google has to address such regulations.

Google’s search results would be changed only according to requests in the EU. But human employees will review all the thousands of requests, rather than software used by the giant, to deal with millions of request to remove links to copyrighted material.

The company said it would in each case weigh the demand for privacy with the public’s right to know, especially when the individual in question is some sort of a public figure.

“When evaluating your request, we will look at whether the results include outdated information about you, as well as whether there’s a public interest in the information—for example, information about financial scams, professional malpractice, criminal convictions, or public conduct of government officials,” comments explaining the form say.

Europeans started sending Google requests to redact links even before the company set up the complaint form, and have sent thousands of them. Unsurprisingly, a large portion of those was connected to criminal records or some other past sins.

According to media reports, among the first requests submitted were those of a man convicted for possession of child pornography, an actor, who had an affair with a teenager, a politician, who misbehaved while in office, and a physician disliking negative reviews.

Other large search engines, Yahoo and Microsoft’s Bing, are also subject to the court’s decision. Yahoo said in a statement it is in the process of developing a solution to comply. Microsoft said it hopes “the courts and data protection authorities will strike the right balance between protecting privacy rights and the freedom of expression.”


VIDEO — Facebook Censors Anti-AlQaeda Posts

Syrian Girl
May 17, 2014

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Transhumanism: From MK-Ultra to Google

Gnostic Media
May 15, 2014

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http://www.terrorism-illuminati.com/blog/transhumanism-mk-ultra-google#.U3UKwCg5TEw

Submitted by David Livingstone on Mon, 05/05/2014 – 21:17

Despite Google’s dictum of “Don’t Be Evil,” the company has suspiciously aligned itself with the grand ambitions of American imperialism, with its executive chairman Eric Schmidt attending the infamous Bilderberg conference in 2008, 2010, 2011 and 2013. Schmidt also has a listed membership with the Trilateral Commission.

Far more disturbing, however, is Google participation in what appears to be a totalitarian ambition to create a New World Order under a superconscious computer likened to God. While it may sound like science fiction, Google execs have been advancing the cause of “technological singularity,” and the advent of superhuman intelligence, known as “transhumanism.”

These delusional ambitions have their origin in the CIA-sponsored Cybernetics Group, formed about the Macy Conferences of the 40s and 50s. They were inheritors of the mad scientists of the Frankfurt School, a group of neo-Freudians who manufactured the foundations of American popular culture. Beginning with the 60s counterculture, it fostered the rise of the “personal computer,” which grew out of the CIA”s MK-Ultra program for the proliferation of LSD.

It would be through the aid of powerful psychedelics that the transhumanists would be aided in developing a delusional wonderment with this completely implausible scenario of a conscious computer. Henry Makow provides a revealing account from his meeting with the aging MK-Ultra evangelist, Timothy Leary, in 1990. As Makow reports:

Unfortunately, Leary was fixated on the benefits of what was then called the ‘information superhighway.’ Pioneer of LSD, his pantry table was crammed with bottles of alcohol.

He told me his “vision of God” was depicted in the last scene in William Gibson’s book “Neuromancer.”

At the end of the world, all the information stored in all the computers will rise up into Cyberspace and mingle together.” he said. “That’s God.”

These aspirations are outgrowths of the Kabbalah, according to which human intellectual history is that of man evolving to become God. From its origins with Isaac Luria in the sixteenth century, the idea has now evolved so that it is proposed that humans will become gods, by achieving the ultimate divine feat, creating intelligent life, in the form of a supercomputer.

The technological singularity, or simply the singularity, is a hypothetical moment in time when artificial intelligence will have progressed to the point of a greater-than-human intelligence, radically changing civilization, and perhaps human nature. Because the capabilities of such an intelligence may be difficult for a human to comprehend, the technological singularity is often seen as an occurrence beyond which the future course of human history is unpredictable or even unfathomable.

The use of the term “transhuman” goes back to Jesuit priest, philosopher and paleontologist Pierre Teilhard de Chardin., the “Catholic Darwin,” who through his postulation that man would create the Noosphere, a supreme consciousness, is often regarded as the patron saint of the internet.

Teilhard applied the scientific concept of evolution to the Christian notion of spiritual rapture, believing that technology would bring about the ultimate spiritual evolution of mankind. According to him, this is the work of Christ. Teilhard’s beliefs also reconciled panpsychism, the idea that all matter is intelligent. He developed the Omega Point Theory, which posits that all the organisms on Earth will reach a higher evolutionary point by merging into one “planetized spirit.”

However, humans would have to merge their collective intelligence into one super-mind through computer technology, as a necessary first step in the collective evolution of the universe. Teilhard was unapologetic about the eugenic basis of his theory:

So far we have certainly allowed our race to develop at random, and we have given too little thought to the question of what medical and moral factors must replace the crude forces of natural selection should we suppress them. In the course of the coming centuries it is indispensable that a nobly human form of eugenics, on a standard worthy of our personalities, should be discovered and developed. Eugenics applied to individuals leads to eugenics applied to society.[1]

The first use of the term “singularity” in this context was by mathematician John von Neumann, one of the leaders of the Cybernetics Group. According to Jeffrey Steinberg, in From Cybernetics to Littleton,

For John von Neumann and Norbert Wiener, the core of the Cybernetics Group project was the development of computers, and the prospect of combining high-speed computers with so-called Artificial Intelligence, to literally “program” the human race. Underlying all of these efforts was the unshakable, albeit preposterous conviction, most avidly presented by von Neumann, that there was nothing sacred about the human mind, and that the human brain was a machine, whose functioning could be replicated, and eventually surpassed, by computers.

The biologist and eugenicist Julian Huxley, who was once head of UNESCO and whose brother Aldous was one of the leading architects of MK-Ultra, popularizing the use of psychedelics, is generally regarded as the founder of “transhumanism.” Julian also wrote the introduction to Teilhard de Chardin’s The Phenomenon of Man. In 1957 he wrote:

IUp till now human life has generally been, as Hobbes described it, ‘nasty, brutish and short’; the great majority of human beings (if they have not already died young) have been afflicted with misery… we can justifiably hold the belief that these lands of possibility exist, and that the present limitations and miserable frustrations of our existence could be in large measure surmounted… The human species can, if it wishes, transcend itself —- not just sporadically, an individual here in one way, an individual there in another way, but in its entirety, as humanity.[2]

Computer scientist Marvin Minsky wrote on relationships between human and artificial intelligence beginning in the 1960s. Over the succeeding decades, this field continued to generate influential thinkers, such as Hans Moravec and Raymond Kurzweil. The coalescence of an identifiable transhumanist movement began in the last decades of the 20th century. In 1966, FM-2030 (formerly F.M. Esfandiary), a futurist who taught “new concepts of the Human” at The New School in New York, began to identify people who adopt technologies, lifestyles and world views transitional to “posthumanity” as “transhuman.”

The New School had become affiliated with the Frankfurt School when, following Hitler’s rise to power in 1933, its members left Germany for Geneva before moving to New York in 1935. There, they became affiliated with the University in Exile, which the New School had founded in 1933, with financial contributions from the Rockefeller Foundation, to be a haven for scholars dismissed from teaching positions by the Italian fascists or Nazi Germany.

These ideas were glamorized in Hollywood, such as Kubrik’s version of 2001: A Space Odyssey by Arthur C. Clarke, the Terminator series, Blade Runner based on LSD-influenced author Philip K. Dick’s Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep. Dick was also inspired by Teilhard de Chardin. Philip K Dick was also associated with Ira Einhorn, known as “The Unicorn,” a prominent figure in the New Age counterculture of the late sixties and seventies. through The Whole Earth Review, a by-product of Stewart Brand’s Catalogue, where they initiated discussion of Soviet psychotronics and mind control. Shortly afterwards, Einhorn’s girlfriend’s body parts were discovered in a trunk in his Philadelphia apartment, and Einhorn charged with her murder.

Other movies following the transhumanist trends have been the anime classic The Ghost in the Shell, The Matrix, the remake of Robocop, and more recently Her with Joachin Phoenix, and Transcendence, starring Johnny Depp.

Ray Kurzweil, now a director of engineering at Google, cited von Neumann’s use of the term “singularity” in a foreword to von Neumann’s classic The Computer and the Brain. Kurzweil received the 1999 National Medal of Technology and Innovation, America’s highest honor in technology, from President Clinton in a White House ceremony. And in 2002 he was inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame, established by the U.S. Patent Office. He has received nineteen honorary doctorates, and honors from three U.S. presidents. Kurzweil has been described as a “restless genius” by The Wall Street Journal and “the ultimate thinking machine” by Forbes. PBS included Kurzweil as one of 16 “revolutionaries who made America” along with other inventors of the past two centuries. Inc. magazine ranked him #8 among the “most fascinating” entrepreneurs in the United States and called him “Edison’s rightful heir.”

Kurzweil has authored seven books, five of which have been national bestsellers. The Age of Spiritual Machines, about artificial intelligence and the future course of humanity, has been translated into 9 languages and was the #1 best-selling book on Amazon in science. Kurzweil believes evolution provides evidence that humans will one day create machines more intelligent than they are. Kurzweil predicts the machines “will appear to have their own free will” and even “spiritual experiences”.

Kurzweil’s book The Singularity Is Near was a New York Times bestseller, says this will lead to a technological singularity in the year 2045, a point where progress is so rapid it outstrips humans’ ability to comprehend it. Once the Singularity has been reached, Kurzweil predicts machine intelligence will be infinitely more powerful than all human intelligence combined. Afterwards, Kurzweil says, intelligence will radiate outward from the planet until it saturates the universe.

Kurzweil’s standing as a futurist and transhumanist has led to his involvement in several singularity-themed organizations. Kurzweil is also among the founders of the Singularity Summit, the annual conference of the Singularity Institute for Artificial Intelligence, in 2006 at Stanford University. SIAI was founded to “help humanity prepare for the moment when machine intelligence exceeded human intelligence.”

A leading evangelist for Kurweil’s ideas is Jason Silva, is a television personality and “performance philosopher,” who quotes Teilhard de Chardin to substantiate his pronostications. Silva started out as a presenter on Al Gore’s cable channel, Current TV. In September 2012, he appeared at the Festival of Dangerous Ideas, where he presented a speech entitled “We Are The Gods Now.”

Silva also promotes the ideas of David Pearce, a leading figure in the Transhumanism movement. Pearce owns a series of websites that feature biographies and information about MK-Ultra personalities like Chilean psychiatrist Claudio Naranjo and Aldous Huxley. In The Hedonistic Imperative, Pearce calls for liberation from our natural biochemistry, what he refers to as the “sick psycho-chemical ghetto bequeathed by our genetic past” and the beginning of an era of “paradise engineering.” With the help of psychedelics, he writes, we´ll be able to chemically enhance our dopaminergic systems so that “undiluted existential happiness will infuse every second of waking and dreaming existence.”[3]

The Atlantic describes Silva as “A Timothy Leary of the Viral Video Age.”[4] Silva, who is also described as “a part-time filmmaker and full-time walking, talking TEDTalk,” is completely giddy with wild possibilities about transcendence. Continuing the MK-Ultra tradition of drugs and computers, Silva says of himself that he is “fascinated by the relationship between psychedelics and technology…”[5] [1] Aaron Franz, “The Jesuit Priest who influenced Transhumanism,” The Age of Transitions, Friday May 1, 2009

[2] Huxley, Julian (1957). Transhumanism. Retrieved 2006-02-24 [3] James Vlahos, “Will Drugs Make Us Smarter and Happier?” Popular Science, July 31, 2005. [4] “A Timothy Leary for the Viral Video Age”. The Atlantic. Retrieved 17 August 2012. [5] Futurology forum, Reddit.com.


VIDEO/PODCAST — Anarchast Ep. 124 Rafael of Bitangels: Bitcoin is Bigger than the Internet!

Anarchast
May 6, 2014

Jeff Interviews Rafael of BitAngels, topics include: Aristotle, Bitcoin as perfect Platonic money, Austrian economics, the eternal blockchain, Bitcoin volatility as price discovery, MaidSafe and decentralized storage, emerging decentralized protocols, Gary North, Michael Goldstein and Bitcoin will be bigger than the internet!

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COMEDY VIDEO — JoyCamp’s Top 20 Texting Fails

Joy Camp
May 14, 2014

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PODCAST — Your Thoughts are Not Your Own: From Marketing … — with Neil Sanders ~ The Plane Truth – PTS 3085

TimeMonkRadioNetwork
Jan 21, 2014

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PODCAST — Radio 3Fourteen – M.K. Lords – Agorism, Bitcoin, Libertarianism vs. Anarchism

Radio 3Fourteen
Apr 23, 2014

M.K. Lords is the office manager at Roberts & Roberts Brokerage and a part time agorist. She is committed to building bridges with a variety of activists to create a freer world. When she’s not busy expressing her own freedom through spoken word poetry or fire dance, she is busy educating others about the effectiveness of counter-economics as a way to redistribute power back into the hands of the people. Her articles have been featured in Bitcoin Magazine, Freedom’s Phoenix and Attack the System. M.K. will explain the political philosophy known as agorism, named by Samuel Edward Konkin III. Agorism encourages people to withdraw their consent from the state by devoting their economic activities to black market and grey market sources, which would not be taxed or regulated. M.K. discusses how via revolutionary market anarchism, we can achieve a free society. We’ll also discuss Bitcoin and Dark Wallet. Then, we’ll talk about political correct madness as Bitcoin has been accused of being racist and sexist. Also discussed is the Libertarian Party’s view of limited government vs. the anarchist view of no state. Is America heading for more govn’t tyranny or will the younger generation rise up and fight the state?

Website: bitcoinnotbombs.com

Music: Oblivion OST – Waking Up

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VIDEO/PODCAST — Jan Irvin on Learning, Statism, Culture, Cryptocurrency and Voluntarism — Potent News Podcast #1

Amir Alwani
PotentNews.com
May 10, 2014

Today’s guest:

Jan Irvin from GnosticMedia.com and TriviumEducation.com

See CoinAlive.com for more info about cryptocurrency.

(This episode was recorded May 9, 2014)

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VIDEO — I AM ANARCHY – Jeff Berwick

Brave The World
May 5, 2014

“Jesus was an anarchist”
“The internet is an evolution in communications, and bitcoin is an evolution in money”
“Technology is moving humanity past their ability to control us”
“If at first you don’t secede, try and try again!”
“The game is over, we’ve won”

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1. Who Are You?

2. What Are You?

3. Why Are You An Anarchist?

4. “The situation is like this: they hired our parents to destroy this world, and now they’d like to put us to work rebuilding it, and — to add insult to injury — at a profit.” ― The Invisible Committee

5. Are you looking forward to collapse?

6. Should anarchists organize?

7. What is the symbolic meaning of bitcoin for you?

8. What do you think of the bitcoin conspiracy? That the US gov developed it alongside tracking technology in order to move into the age of a cashless society where every transaction can be tracked?

9. “The individual cannot bargain with the State. The State recognizes no coinage but power: and it issues the coins itself.” ― Ursula K. Le Guin

10. If we cannot bargain, what do we do?

11. Respond to people who shout “prove anarchy works!”

Statements:

Anarchy is Order
Government is cyclical instability
Chaos Begets Freedom

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Lord of the Rings: John Ronald Reuel Tolkien
The Market for Liberty: Morris Tannehill (Author), Linda Tannehill (Author), Doug Casey (Introduction), Karl Hess (Foreword)

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VIDEO — Look Up

Gary Turk
Apr 25, 2014


VIDEO — Youtube censoring based on content

Ryan Dawson
Apr 30, 2014


PODCAST — An Interview with Adam B. Levine – “Bitcoin and Metacoins – the New Frontier” – #194 – Gnostic Media

Gnostic Media
Mar 16, 2014

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Today Adam B. Levine joins the Gnostic Media podcast, to discuss “Bitcoin and Metacoins – the New Frontier”. This episode is being released on Thursday, March 16, 2014, and was recorded yesterday.

Adam B. Levine is the Founder & Editor-in-Chief of the LTB Content Network and www.LetsTalkBitcoin.com. He is also the Chief Visionary Officer at the humint.is consortium. Adam believes in the transformative and empowering potential of decentralizing everything, and views Cryptocurrency as the most important vehicle driving that change.

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VIDEO — Basic Bitcoin Bitches

Brave The World
Apr 30, 2014

Bitcoin is ours. Don’t let them take it.
Bitcoin basks in shadow. Keep the lizard of economic freedom happy.

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This Is What We’re Up Against (post more in comments!!!!)
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VIDEO — Youtube Censorship Meets It’s Match

Press For Truth
Apr 29, 2014

In this video Dan Dicks of Press For Truth speaks with Stafan Molyneux of Freedomain Radio about the recent temporary shutdown of his youtube channel which came just days after giving a majorly politicized speech in Amsterdam.

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VIDEO — No More Net Neutrality? – #NewWorldNextWeek

New World Next Week
Apr 24, 2014

Welcome to http://NewWorldNextWeek.com — the video series from Corbett Report and Media Monarchy that covers some of the most important developments in open source intelligence news. This week:

Story #1: Federal Judges Order Obama to Release Memo Justifying Assassination of Americans
http://ur1.ca/h5w06
John Yoo makes the case that the President can torture children if necessary
http://ur1.ca/h5w1b
Life’s Good If You’re a Drone-Loving Criminal Regime: ‘US Drone Strikes Continue With Impunity’
http://ur1.ca/h5w0j
Makers Say Don’t Worry About Privacy as Civilian Drone Industry Takes Off in Sunny Spain
http://ur1.ca/h3von

Story #2: FCC Finally Announces New Rules That Will Kill Net Neutrality
http://ur1.ca/h5w1g
Internet “Fast Lane”? Big Companies May Soon Be Able to Pay to Have Their Websites Load Faster
http://ur1.ca/h5w1m
Corbett Report Episode 262: Pirate Internet
http://ur1.ca/h5w1v
Cronyism At Its Finest, U.S. Government Arguing Against Aereo On Behalf Of Broadcasters Before SCOTUS
http://ur1.ca/h5w1z

Story #3: #MyNYPD Hashtag Attracts Photos of Police Violence, Abuse
http://ur1.ca/h5w22
The Folks Behind #MyNYPD Are Learning a Tough Lesson Right Now
http://ur1.ca/h5w24
General Mills Reverses Legal Terms After Controversy
http://ur1.ca/h5w29
Federal Judge Approves Class Action Case Against Ford, IBM for Helping South African Apartheid
http://ur1.ca/h5w2j
Colorado Crime Rates Down 14.6% Since Legalizing Marijuana
http://ur1.ca/h5w2q
Open Source Comes to Farms With Restriction-Free Seeds
http://ur1.ca/h5w2y
​Vermont Poised to Enact Toughest US GMO-Labeling Law Yet
http://ur1.ca/h5w38

#NewWorldNextWeek Updates:
Researchers Unveil System to Start Storms & Lightning on Command
http://ur1.ca/h5w3f
Controversial Light Bulb Listens to Conversations, Tweets What It Hears
http://ur1.ca/h5w3n
@Pepsico: Why Are You Bulldozing The Rainforest? Why The Blood-Palm Oil?
http://ur1.ca/h5w3z
Capital and ‘Captain America': Media Oligarchs Plan Comic Book Movies Into 2028
http://ur1.ca/h5w4b

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Previous Episode: Crowdsourcing Surveillance, Mainstream Conspiracies, No GMO Russia
http://www.corbettreport.com/?p=9063


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