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Robot Olympics Planned For 2020 Powered By Japans’ ‘Robot Revolution’ — video included

by Lucas Cort
Canadian Awareness Network
Aug 3, 2014

ROBOT OLYMPICS PLANNED FOR 2020 POWERED BY JAPAN’S ‘ROBOT REVOLUTION’

Written By:  – Posted: 08/2/14 8:00 AM

Japan likes robots. And while some Americans raised on a confusing sci-fi diet of Star Wars, Terminator, and iRobot are perhaps a little wary of advanced AI and robotics—Japan simply can’t wait for the “robot revolution.”

In a recent tour of Japanese robotics firms, Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe declared his intention to create a government task force to study and propose strategies for tripling the size of Japan’s robotics industry to $24 billion.

And one more thing, Abe said, “In 2020, I would like to gather all of the world’s robots and aim to hold an Olympics where they compete in technical skills.”

While mere mortals compete in the 2020 summer Olympics in Tokyo—in a stadium somewhere nearby, the world’s most advanced robots may go head to head in events showcasing their considerable prowess (hopefully by then, right?).

Holding an all-robot competition is by no means a new idea. A number of competitions exist. These range from fun (RoboCup and RoboGames) to serious (the DARPA Robotics Challenge). And recently, a Swiss group announced they’ll host a 2016 Olympics of robotically enhanced humans called Cybathlon.

Incentivized competitions can lead to advancements. The Ansari X PRIZE or DARPA Grand Challenge in autonomous cars, for example, whipped up excitement, real improvements, and the teams competing went on to form more permanent projects.

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Now, we have Virgin Galactic and Google’s self-driving cars.

Currently, the highest profile competition in robotics is the DARPA Robotics Challenge. The contest, whose first round took place in December, incentivizes teams to engineer useful, autonomous bots to be used in disaster zones. Tasks include climbing ladders, driving cars, using tools, and navigating uneven terrain.

But the current landscape in robotics is a mixed bag. To the untrained eye, the DRC’s bots may appear slow, clumsy, and at odds with viral videos of robots like Boston Dynamics’ bipedal Petman (in fatigues, Petman looks like Terminator in beta).

Don’t get me wrong, these robots are amazing. But beyond performing simple tasks (for humans) like balancing and walking, robots aren’t very autonomous or skilled outside the lab. And power is a perennial challenge.That said, while we’re still dreaming about owning C-3PO, it isn’t accurate to say that robotics hasn’t already had a significant impact. Industrial robots have been invading manufacturing plants for years, and as they’re becoming more and more intelligent and  aware of their environments, they’re also becoming more ubiquitous.

Foxconn, China’s controversial maker of the iPhone (and many other industrial products), makes no bones about its plans to replace as many human workers as it can in the coming years. The firm recently said 10,000 of their homegrown Foxbots are set to begin work soon, and in the future, 30,000 more will come online annually.

And even absent Abe’s proclamation, Japan is already a mecca for advanced robotics engineering and robot culture.

Big Japanese tech firms like Toshiba, Hitachi, and Toyota all work on robots. Indeed, the robot that dominated the DRC’s first round, SCHAFT, is the creation of a Japanese firm since acquired by Google. And did I mention Japanese plans to build a 60-foot moving Gundam robot (from the classic anime series Mobile Suit Gundam) by 2019?

The robotics revolution is already underway, and it’s only going to accelerate from here.

While a 2020 Tokyo Robolympics (if it happens) might be a great incentive to innovate further, it might also showcase robots already capable of feats that seem only a distant possibility given today’s level of capability. After all, self-driving cars went from failing to finish the DARPA course in 2004 to logging 140,000 miles on public roads by 2010.

Image Credit: Humanrobo/Wikimedia Commons

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MUST LISTEN — Red Ice Radio – Mark Gray – Hour 1 – Symbolic Codes & Number Signs of the Missing MH370 Airliner

Red Ice Radio
Apr 2, 2014

Mark Gray has degrees in Chemistry, Nutrition, and Chiropractic. He has been looking at patterns and synchronicities in symbols, myth and numbers for almost 20 years. Some of his favorite research was in the US Capitol, which resulted in the book “Freedoms Gate: the Lost Symbols in the US Capitol,” co-authored with investigative mythologist William Henry. We’ll begin discussing 2014, the year of the horse and relevant horse themes found in pop-culture. He’ll also discuss numbers and codes seen in pop-culture as well as trident symbolism at the Sochi Olympics. In the second hour, Mark speaks about four different codes that are “numerically switched” and “signs” to look for. He’ll share symbolism related to the missing MH370 airplane going from Malaysia to China. We discuss how this event echoes 9/11. He relates flight MH370 to the TV show Lost and speculates on what may have happened to the 239 passengers. There are also hints that some have hijacked the plane to use it for later terrorist attacks, while blaming their opposition. Mark also talks about significant events and bombings that have taken place on July 22nd, suggesting the signatures of a false flag or an instigated event. Later, he talks about the latest Superman movie, Man of Steel which shows trident shaped spaceships crashing over the Indian Ocean. The hour ends on potential future insight that can be made to understand what can be forecasted using numbers.

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VIDEO — The Truth About The Olympics – Sochi 2014 Winter Games

Stefan Molyneux
Feb 8, 2014

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Plane forced to land after Ukrainian hijacker attempts to divert jet to Sochi

By End the Lie
[Feb 7, 2014]

A Pegasus Airlines flight at Sabiha Gokcen International Airport in Istanbul, Turkey in 2008 (Image credit: ATom.UK/Flickr)

A Turkish plane was forced to land after a Ukrainian passenger claimed to have a bomb and attempted to reroute the commercial airliner to Sochi, Russia, according to reports.

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The alleged hijacker, identified as a male Ukrainian citizen, said he was armed with a bomb and was fooled into believing the plane actually landed in Sochi when it was diverted to Sabiha Gokcen International Airport in Istanbul, according to CNNTurk.

How the crew tricked the hijacker remains unclear.

The alleged hijacker is a Ukrainian citizen born in 1969, according to Ukrainian Deputy Foreign Minister Vasyl Zvarych.

The passenger claimed the bomb was in the plane’s baggage compartment and that he was carrying the detonator, according to reports from Turkish media.

The pilot sounded an alarm and a Turkish F-16 military jet was quickly scrambled, forcing the plane, with 110 passengers on board, to land, according to AFP.

The Wall Street Journal reports that it was actually two F-16 fighter jets that accompanied the Pegasus Airlines flight as it flew into Istanbul, citing Turkish state media outlet Anadolu.

CNN reports that Turkish officials did not have details on why the alleged hijacker sought to divert the plane to Sochi.

At the time of writing, it is also not clear if there were actually any explosive devices discovered on the plane, according to The New York Times.

The man was taken to the Instanbul Security Headquarters, according to reports.

Zvarych was not convinced that the incident was actually any attempt to commit an act of terrorism, though he said the Ukrainian security services would be looking into the case.

The Ukrainian security service, the SBU, said in a statement that the alleged hijacker was heavily drunk, according to Interfax.

“He tried to enter the pilot’s cabin, calling out, ‘Let’s fly to Sochi,’” an SBU representative said, according to Interfax.

“Whatever the alleged hijacker’s intentions or actions, the timing of the incident is bound to raise already-high tensions about security at the Sochi Olympics, which began Thursday,” the Wall Street Journal reports.

Cihan News Agency of Turkey published a photograph of the alleged hijacker, according to CNN, though Turkish officials have yet to confirm the authenticity of the image.

Despite a great deal of media coverage of the attempted hijacking, the opening ceremony went forward without any apparent awareness of the reports on the part of the participants.

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A Turkish plane was forced to land after a Ukrainian passenger claimed to have a bomb and attempted to reroute the commercial airliner to Sochi, Russia, according to reports.

Read our latest: “New Google Glass app gives ‘instant dossiers’ on people you meet” and “Reports: Sochi visitors immediately hacked when connecting to wireless networks

The alleged hijacker, identified as a male Ukrainian citizen, said he was armed with a bomb and was fooled into believing the plane actually landed in Sochi when it was diverted to Sabiha Gokcen International Airport in Istanbul, according to CNNTurk.

How the crew tricked the hijacker remains unclear.

The alleged hijacker is a Ukrainian citizen born in 1969, according to Ukrainian Deputy Foreign Minister Vasyl Zvarych.

The passenger claimed the bomb was in the plane’s baggage compartment and that he was carrying the detonator, according to reports from Turkish media.

The pilot sounded an alarm and a Turkish F-16 military jet was quickly scrambled, forcing the plane, with 110 passengers on board, to land, according to AFP.

The Wall Street Journal reports that it was actually two F-16 fighter jets that accompanied the Pegasus Airlines flight as it flew into Istanbul, citing Turkish state media outlet Anadolu.

CNN reports that Turkish officials did not have details on why the alleged hijacker sought to divert the plane to Sochi.

At the time of writing, it is also not clear if there were actually any explosive devices discovered on the plane, according to The New York Times.
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VIDEO — Sochi Sour Grapes: Western MSM wins gold medal for buzz killing

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Feb 8, 2014

In the days, weeks and even months leading up to the Sochi Winter Olympics of 2014, the Western mainstream media have been trying to ruin the excitement by picking apart every tiny – often made-up – flaw they could lay their hands on – from strange toilets to hiking up paranoia over explosives being brought in in tooth paste tubes. RT’s Anastasia Churkina takes a look at the hysteria – READ MORE http://on.rt.com/y1xc94

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VIDEO — Volgograd trolley bus blast: Terror attack hits southern Russia day after railway station bombing

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Dec 29, 2013

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The Symbolism behind the Olympic “Ritual” Ceremony – London 2012 New Jerusalem Zion [video]

YouTube — scrawny2brawny
July 31, 2012

A lot of people have been asking if i could give an overview of the ritual which took place at the Olympic Opening Ceremony. This is just my interpretation of what went on using biblical references but nothing should be taken as “fact” so feel free to research for yourself and add anything I may have missed. Not everyone shares the same views so please respect others beliefs and feel free to join in the discussion 🙂

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Rainbow Six – Olympic Bioweapon Foretold?

by Zen Gardner
ZenGardner.com
August 10, 2012

I was sharing with a friend about the possibility of a biological false flag at the Olympics that Clif High mentioned recently and he shot this back to me.

“There was a Tom Clancy book called Rainbow Six with exactly that scenario… a hyperactive flu bug that they release at the Olympics and spread it around the world… but in the book the International Police Force saves the day and puts the wacko vegan extremists on ice. he wrote it in 1998… more device forecasting?” (Tx Al!)

So I looked it up. Very freaky. A multinational anti-terrorist unit (sound Olympicly familiar?) called Rainbow 6 is formed as a black op anti-terrorist team on call by various governments. Another group called Global Security forms in partnership with the bad guy radical environmentalists who want to kill off most of the world using an engineered Ebola-shiva virus. This is to be released at the Sydney Olympics where both Global Security and Rainbow land security contracts.

Interestingly Global security draws out Rainbow 6 using smaller staged false flags, hoping to destroy them before the Olympics. This of course fails as does the bio-terrorist plot, with the declared elitist highly funded environmentalist whackos left naked in the jungles of Brazil since they were above prosecution for some reason.

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Olympic Corporate Madness: Twitter Locks Out Journalist After Complaints from NBC

#NBCFail – Corporate media giant silences criticism of ‘horrid’ Olympic coverage

By Alex Thomas
theintelhub.com
August 1, 2012

Guy Adams, a Los Angeles correspondent for the London based Independent newspaper, has had his account suspended by Twitter after they received complaints from the mammoth corporate media outlet NBC over Adams criticism of the networks Olympic coverage.

That’s right, we now find ourselves in a world where corporate news giants can use their power to actually silence legitimate journalists who are critical of their coverage.

The Twitter suspension came after Adams published a now viral article on the widespread criticism of NBCs ridiculous Olympic coverage which was highlighted by the fact that NBC didn’t allow anyone in America to see some of the main events live, opting instead to show them during the advertiser coveted prime time slot.

“According to Twitter, he was suspended for a message posted during the Opening Ceremony, when NBC prevented viewers of America from watching live coverage, so that the network could screen the occasion during an evening prime-time slot coveted by advertisers, wrote the Independent.

The man responsible for NBC pretending the Olympics haven’t started yet is Gary Zenkel,” wrote Mr Adams. “Tell him what * think!” His tweet then contained the work email address of Mr Zenkel, the President of NBC Olympics.”

The supposed reason for Adams suspension smacks any grasp on reality directly in the face when you consider that the email Mr. Adams tweeted was a PUBLIC email address and was in no way shape or form private.

“I didn’t publish a private email address, just a corporate one, which is widely available to anyone with access to Google and is identical to one that all of the tens of thousands of NBC Universal employees share. It’s no more ‘private’ than the address I’m emailing you from right now.

“Either way, [it’s] quite worrying that NBC, whose parent company is an Olympic sponsor, is apparently trying (and, in this case, succeeding) in shutting down the Twitter accounts of journalists who are critical of their Olympic coverage.”

It is important to note that Twitter is absolutely a part of this fiasco and is setting a dangerous precedent by allowing a corporate media giant to censor a legitimate journalist with an excuse that could be debunked by a five year old.

You can read all of Guy Adams tweets from Tuesday below:

@guyadams Guy Adams

Am I alone in wondering why NBColympics think its acceptable to pretend this road race is being broadcast live?

3 days ago

@guyadams Guy Adams

According to NBC’s commentary team, the Surrey countryside is full of “chateaus” #ffs!

@guyadams Guy Adams

Matt Lauer: “Madagascar, a location indelibly associated with a couple of recent animated movies.” #tosspot

@guyadams Guy Adams

Matt Lauer would do well to shut up, wouldn’t he?

3 days ago

@guyadams Guy Adams

Techcrunch call @NBColympics total buffoons http://t.co/1DYypK0T Sums up why Gary Zenkel, moronic exec behind the time delay, shd be fired

@guyadams Guy Adams

If only someone had invented a technology to help us actually see this. Oh, wait… MT @NBCOlympics: Muhammad Ali is one of the flag bearers

@guyadams  Guy Adams

“Sneak peak” my arse MT @NBCOlympics: Check out this sneak peek of tonight’s #OpeningCeremony http://t.co/vf7KKMf9

3 days ago

@guyadams  Guy Adams

Say “up yours” to @nbcolympics and watch that opening ceremony here MT @edfcarrasco: we got what the people want: http://t.co/IB5epHmx

3 days ago

@guyadams  Guy Adams

America’s left coast forced to watch Olympic ceremony on SIX HOUR time delay. Disgusting money-grabbing by @NBColympics http://t.co/bQxKCCdj

4 days ago

@guyadams  Guy Adams

I have 1000 channels on my TV. Not one will be showing the Olympics opening ceremony live. Because NBC are utter, utter bastards.

4 days ago

@guyadams Guy Adams

The man responsible for NBC pretending the Olympics haven’t started yet is Gary Zenkel. Tell him what u think! Email: Gary.zenkel@nbcuni.com

Guy Adams: I thought the internet age had ended this kind of censorship

 

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5 Creepy Things London Did To Prepare For The Olympics

by http://www.govtslaves.info
Before It’s News
July 27, 2012

(Max Danvers)  On July 27, the London Olympic Games begin, and for 17 long days everyone on Earth will pretend to be interested in track. And for some reason, LOCOG (the London Organizing Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games), normally responsible for ensuring that all the events start on time and all poles are properly vaulted, have instead seized their chance to change laws, build urban fortresses, revoke civil rights and swamp the streets with enough high-tech weaponry for an Iron Man sequel. It’s all in the name of anti-terrorism and public safety, of course, but the London 2012 Olympics will be the most sinister sporting event ever held outside of Battle Royale, thanks to stuff like …

#5. Surface-to-Air Missiles … on Apartment Buildings

At some point during the planning stages of this sporting event, someone in the fetid bowels of LOCOG headquarters stood up and said, “So, we’ve got the sod laid and ensured that we have enough seating and bathrooms. Now, how many rocket launchers do we think we need?”


New events this year include Government Helicopter Shoot and Molotov Toss.

That’s right: To protect the London Olympics, they’re installing high-grade surface-to-air missiles … on top of residential buildings.

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Because nothing says “this city is safe” like missiles looming over you at all times.

While other Olympics contented themselves with Tasers and stern, disapproving looks, LOCOG security hurtled screaming past the event horizon of sanity and started transforming apartment buildings into launch pads. Ostensibly, the missiles are intended for use against low-flying aircraft, such as suicide-bombing planes or those goddamn pigeons from Mary Poppins. But the residents of the Fred Wigg Tower, and several other soon-to-be-weaponized apartment buildings, probably take little solace in the fact that they’ll be hosting Starstreak missiles 10 feet above their living rooms. Because even if the best case scenario plays out and missile flames don’t burn their houses down, they’ll still have to deal with collateral damage from an intercepted target. The remains of any stricken aircraft will have no place to fall but directly on top of residential London, gently dusting the inhabitants with a fine layer of fucked. That’s all assuming, of course, that it actually works. The newest Starstreaks have zero combat efficacy data, rely heavily on operator skill and might be foiled by bad weather.

But what are the odds of bad weather happening in a place like London?

#4. The Biggest Military Buildup in London Since World War II

During WWII, there were warships docked on the river Thames, right in the center of London. It was a sobering sight, having those war machines looming over a major metropolis. But those were dark days, requiring drastic measures: There was also an operating Royal Air Force base in the capital back then, and all air traffic control was taken out of civilian hands and given to the Ministry of Defense. That’s exactly the sort of thing we’d expect to happen during the largest, most destructive war in human history. That’s not exactly the sort of thing we’d expect from, say, the security team at a Ping-Pong match.

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Poor British soldiers. Now all the other armies are gonna laugh at them.

But apparently the London 2012 Olympics features some seriously, awesomely dangerous new sports, because all of those things are coming back for the first time since the Blitz. During the games, 13,500 troops will be deployed in London just for the run time of the Olympics — that’s 4,000 more than they had on the ground in Afghanistan in 2011. And these aren’t the across-the-pond versions of the National Guard or anything — Britain’s most badass commandos, the Royal Marines, will be checking tickets at the shot put and waving around those little parking attendant glow sticks. Also, fresh from its last deployment in Libya, the HMS Ocean will be docked in the Thames.

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“Yes, it does have batteries of missiles. But they almost never fire off for no reason.”

That’s the largest ship in the Royal Navy. Not to mention all the fighter aircraft, helicopter gunships and pilotless drones clouding the skies. On land, sea and air, it will be what the British government calls “maximum” military presence.

For the Olympics.

It’s often said that the Olympic Games are a platform for a country to show what it’s proudest of off to the world. If that’s true, then apparently London is that creepy kid from middle school who invites you over to his house to look at his knife collection.

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“… and these are my Royal Marines. They’re here to shoot anyone who cheats at the 100-meter breaststroke.”

#3. Empty Roads for the Rich

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It’s an unfortunate happening, no doubt chock-full of enough wacky shenanigans to staff a Rob Schneider movie, but sometimes athletes have missed their events at past Olympics. But not this year: London has designated special lanes in the city not just for athletes, but for Olympics officials, people working for sponsoring companies and, hey, what the hell, anyone else rich enough to buy their way in.

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“How can we take an institution beloved for dissolving barriers between people and make it the exact opposite of that?”

Not allowed behind London’s velvet off-ramps, however, are ambulances carrying such trivial things as blood for donations and elderly people in need of dialysis. True, ambulances carrying people in need of emergency medical care will be able to turn on their sirens and use the special lanes if they absolutely have to, but unless you’re firmly heading toward the light, you’ll just have to sit in the unmanageable Olympics traffic with the rest of London.

Do try not to cough on any of the McDonald’s or Coca-Cola employees as they zip past you, laughing and sipping champagne while bombing around their 39 miles of VIP roadways.

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Rooftop Missile Controversy in London 2012 Olympics [video]

Infowars
July 26, 2012

[hat tip: The Daily Cheese]