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Amazon joins the long list of companies wanting to put thousands of internet satellites in orbit

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Amazon joins the long list of companies wanting to put thousands of internet satellites in orbit

Many large companies, including SpaceX and Google, want to put satellites in orbit to provide internet access to the whole world. Now, Amazon is acknowledging it’s in the mix to do essentially the same, though the details behind their plan seems to be slightly different.

Compared to other companies, the Amazon plan will include thousands of satellites flying at different altitudes ranging from low- to high-orbit. There’s no explanation as of yet about why they believe this is a superior method of delivering internet to 95%+ of the inhabited world, but they seem confident it’s the right approach.

Opinion

Call me crazy, but this really worries me. Control of the internet has been on the minds of many conspiracy theorists since its inception, but for the first time the technology surrounding delivery of the internet seems to be sparking real fears. Why are so many large companies willing to invest in something that doesn’t seem to be financially beneficial to them? One or two – fine, they want to be a trendsetter and assist with branding. But when it appears everyone with a few billion extra dollars and a tie in with the internet want to race to achieve a goal for “philanthropic” reasons, I get skeptical.

The concept is great. The processes being proposed to make it happen are brilliant. Chances of the Keppler Effect (mentioned in the Tweet above) actually happening are low despite the large numbers of satellites being proposed…

…or is it?

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“This is a long-term project that envisions serving tens of millions of people who lack basic access to broadband internet. We look forward to partnering on this initiative with companies that share this common vision.” – Amazon statement

Final Thoughts

There are times when technology becomes wasteful. This seems like one of those times. With so many companies racing to achieve a single goal, is it really a matter of competition being the driving force for innovation?

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Surveillance nightmare: Huawei P30 Pro’s 50x zoom lens makes anyone a spy

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Surveillance nightmare Huawei P30 Pros 50x zoom lens makes anyone a spy

Peeping Tom’s, amateur spies, and the generally creepy have a new smartphone to crave. The Huawei P30 Pro boasts a 50x zoom camera that is going viral on social media and making tech publications scream in every direction imaginable.

In reality, cameras with this capability have been around for a long time, but not on a smartphone. There’s something sinister about a smartphone with these capabilities that have people saying, “This is awful and dangerous… I want one!”

Opinion

This may seem like no big deal to some, but the way technology has become a useful tool to those with nefarious intentions is growing as a problem in western society every day. This isn’t just a better camera on a smartphone. This is a benchmark issue, one that will drive other companies to improve their own camera capabilities until they become truly dangerous.

If Huawei can make such a wave, imagine when Apple and Samsung match or exceed them.

The paranoid and the private must be more careful as this technology improves. It’s easy to imagine someone far enough away to not be easily seen with the naked eye spying on someone at the computer or in their dressing room revealing things they don’t want others to see. On top of that, it’s a smartphone with the capability of transmitting images and videos in real time.

I understand the desire to have these capabilities, but I’m also terrified by the implications of such technology in the hands of bad people.

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“It can zoom in like a DSLR, and it can quickly snap low-light photos that would normally require a tripod and a lot of patience. It has every feature you can imagine, and then some. In short: The phone can take photos that other smartphones can only dream of.” – Stan Schroeder

Final Thoughts

Technology is empowering people to do things they only dreamed of being able to do in the past. With privacy concerns already a big issue in western society, the Huawei P30 Pro will add more fuel to that raging fire.

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Truthstream Media: Alan Turing, cybernetics and the secrets of life

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Truthstream Media Alan Turing cybernetics and the secrets of life

Was Alan Turing the father of modern artificial intelligence? Did he discover things in his short life that led to machines that can learn? Was he murdered?

There are so many questions surrounding Turing’s life and death, they’ve even made a movie about him. But before you go see that one, watch this from Truthstream Media. There are more conspiratorial happenings in his life than most know.

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Why are conspiracy theories suddenly considered dangerous?

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Why are conspiracy theories suddenly considered dangerous

There was a time not too long ago when conspiracy theories were either embraced by people or ridiculed. They either awakened people or made them chuckle depending on their disposition towards conspiracies. Today, they’re being considered dangerous by many tech companies, the government, and a growing number of citizens.

It’s as if the CIA’s perspective from the 1960s is still in play today.

History has shown us two things. First, many if not most conspiracy theories, at least the ones that get the most attention, are either bunk or cannot be proven. Paul McCartney didn’t die in 1966. The earth isn’t flat. We really did land on the moon. But for every debunked theory, there are Gulf of Tonkin stories that turn out to be true. Lest we forget, it was insane to think the NSA was spying on us before Edward Snowden demonstrated they were.

Thanks to the internet, we now have the power and freedom to explore whatever conspiracy theories strike out fancy. Except, we don’t. Not anymore.

Today, there’s a concerted effort to not only debunk conspiracy theories through omission but to “protect” people from even being able to explore them. Google has taken the lead in making sure we can’t use their search engine or YouTube to learn more about conspiracy theories because, well, we’re all too stupid to think for ourselves. We are sheep who are too easily misled, so the technocracy has decided what we can and cannot easily find through their channels.

It’s their right. If they want to censor every anti-vaxxer, they have that power. If they want to prevent anyone from digging deeper into building 7 or whatever the 9/11 conspiracy of the day is, so be it. We are consumers of a product they’re offering to us, and while it is obviously disconcerting to those of us who understand not all conspiracy theories are crazy, there’s very little we can do about it.

This is why I follow people like Truthstream Media. Some of their posts are good. Others are downright incredible. They seem to have a handle on both the prevalence of truth in many conspiracies but also the reality that we’re being “protected” by the very channels and organizations we’ve grown so accustomed to using.

You won’t find this article or the video above very easily on Google or YouTube. That’s by design.

Is society to fragile and are individuals so stupid that we need the technocracy to be the arbiters of truth? Since that seems to be what they think, it’s time to find platforms that let us do the thinking for ourselves.

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