I was chatting with a friend who expressed what I’m finding is a fairly common opinion.
Well, yes, I’d love to move to Android – but all my content is in iTunes.
I discovered that it wasn’t apps which were the problem – buying them again is a pain, but most are free. It’s media content which traps people into staying with services that they no longer want.
Music, movies, TV, and podcast subscriptions. All tied up in Apple’s little ecosystem. A very pretty noose to keep people chained to its hardware.
Imagine, just for a moment, that your Sony DVD player would only play Sony Movies’ films. When you decided to buy a new DVD player from Samsung, none of those media files would work on your new kit without some serious fiddling.
That’s the walled garden that so many companies are now trying to drag us into. And I think it stinks.
On a mobile phone network in the UK, you can use any phone you want. Hardware and services are totally divorced. It promotes competition because customers know that if they have a poor experience with HTC, they can move to Nokia and everything will carry on working just as it did before.
But, if all of your contacts, entertainment services, and backups are chained into HTC – well, then you’re just shit out of luck if you want to move.
I want to see a complete separation of church and state here. Hardware should be separate from software. Software should be separate from services.
I want to watch Nokia movies on my Samsung hardware running Google’s Android, and then back them up to DropBox.
That’s how it works – more or less – in the PC space. I don’t understand why it doesn’t in the tablet and smartphone space? Why would I buy a tablet thatonly worked with content from one provider? Whether that’s Amazon, Microsoft or Apple – it’s setting up a nasty little monopoly which will drive up prices and drive down quality.
I know, I know. The mantra of “It Just Works”. I’m mildly sick of having to configure my tablet to talk to my NAS, and then get the TV to talk to both of them. That situation isn’t just due to my equipment all coming from different manufacturers – it’s mostly due to those manufacturers not implementing open standards.
I fear what will happen when a provider shuts down a service. I joke about Apple going bust – even if they stay solvent, what’s to stop them wiping all your music and movie purchases? After all, they shuttered their Mobile Me service with barely any warning and destroyed all the data their paying customers were hosting there.
Adobe killed their DRM servers with only 9 months notice – effectively stopping anyone from reading books they had bought.
Amazon wipes Kindles.
Google took Google Video to the woodshed and shot it in the head – along with Buzz, Wave, and who know how many other products.
Microsoft set up PlaysForSure - and then let it die, trapping millions of music files on devices which are no longer supported.
So, perhaps I’ll stick with Google and hope that my Google TV talks to my Google Phone while I watch Google Play videos and listen to Google Play Music on my Google ChromeBook which I share on Google+ and purchase with Google Wallet. And send them the technology geek’s prayer “Please don’t decide that this useful service isn’t profitable.”
I just want us all to get along. I want my disparate equipment to talk to each other. I don’t want to live in a house where ever component has to be made by the same company otherwise nothing works correctly. I don’t want to be stuck using a crappy product because they’re the only ones offering service X.
I don’t want toys that only run on your flavour of batteries.
I don’t want to be part of your fucking ecosystem.
By: Cliff High
With respect……the fuckers** are out to get your ass.
They want you tipping your hat, bending your knee, and averting your eyes when they pass. They want you abjectly servile. They are not content with merely stealing your life’s work and energy, they want you quivering in slavish gratitude for your chains.
Or they want you dead.
Either way works for them. In their collective vision, you are their resource. You are as owned by them as are their oil fields, their silver mines, their rail lines, their nuke plants, their newspapers, their corporations, their politicians, their governments, their military, in short…their planet. Face it, to the power elite, there is only the difference in the number of legs and teats between you and the rest of the grazing herd on their farm.
They sheer you daily, so what makes you think they wont take you when they harvest the rest of the sheep?
They will take you. They own you. In fact, they state explicitly that they own your body, soul, and the product of your life in dozens of ways daily. It starts from the minute that they convince your ignorant parents (not their fault, they were ‘schooled’, and not educated, and are likely sheep themselves) to ‘register’ your birth. The claim of need is that you are not a ‘person’ until documented, and would not be able to receive ‘service’ from ‘your government’. If you really wish to educate yourself to what the registration of your ‘live birth’ means to them, and less importantly to you (as you are truly less important than you think to your life, at least to them), please visit the Frank O’Collins link off the main halfpasthuman page.
The ‘elites’, aka the fuckers**, have stated repeatedly over the last few decades that they are going to push the planet into a “new world order”. From the fuckers viewpoint, the need for the NWO is obvious… to better manage their herds.
We have seen this push toward NewWorldOrder as a work in progress these last 200 years, with the creation of the EU as a microcosmic fractal of the work as a whole. The ‘elites’ have bribed, beaten, killed, mashed, squeezed, displaced, shoved, shoveled, buried, twisted, threatened, lied, hoaxed, manipulated the former ‘sovereign states’ of Europe into the super state of the EU. In short they have fucked 350 million people for the needs of the few ‘royals’, or ‘elites’ at the top.
And how well has this worked out for us regular humans?
Ok, so what is a poor bald guy to do? Once he has shaken off the wool suit they slip on you at birth in the hospital, and tossed away the sheep goggles placed on us by the school system, then what?
You may have awakened to discover you are a human, but in looking around, you find that you stand naked and alone in the midst of a huge planet wide sheeple farm.
Well, time to educate yourself, and to learn to face the universe in your new status as a self actualizing, self responsible, self governing human being.
Once you transition via the education, and the attitude change from sheeple to human, you will find that you are not alone.
In fact, you are so not alone, that the self declaring, awake human population of this planet is over 1 million people and growing by the minute. And these are just those humans who have reached the stage of being ‘official’ about declaring their rights and position on this planet.
As have i. Yes, i have finally, after decades in the sheeple farm, and a few dozen years as a human, have decided that there is a real point to being ‘official’ about my status.
Mostly i don’t give a crap about documents. This attitude comes from being defined by too many documents as a military brat. Your life was defined by your ’201 file’ which followed you, and was your ‘permanent record’. Oh, the horror of it should some officialdom person threaten to ‘post a report in your 201′! It was all just too much, so naturally, as a young sheep i rebelled, and adopted a screw documentation attitude that persisted for a number of decades.
That has now changed. The change came about due to the current state of the planet, the rise of openly fascists and abusive behavior by government/corporations, and my thinking of just what the hell to do about it all?
So, after thinking deep into the issues for a whole lot of years (ok, so i am slow witted…), i came to the conclusion that THE expression of the problem is coming through the ‘nation state’.
Being an aikidoka***, i recognize the limitations inherent in contention/combat and choose to not engage my enemies (the fuckers who use nation-states to abuse humans and the planet) on their terms….as that is only a way to lose. So, thinking about it a lot more, i came to the conclusion that my best response is to follow the words of genius, and take Buckminster Fuller’s admonition to heart: don’t bother to fight them, invent the system that replaces them.
It makes sense to me.
You see, i had come to the conclusion that the way to defeat the New World Order and their One World Government was to employ a strategy i have used to good effect in the past in our linguistics work, that is, to ‘get there ahead of them’.
At that point i started doing research into the various forms of language around my ideas to replace the fuckers, and was nearly instantly rewarded with discovering that i was indeed a slow witted fellow, and that millions of people had already built my solution. That is, the largest self organizing collective on the planet already existed, and it was devoted to ‘self sovereign individuals collectively creating their world government’.
They have done it. A vegetarian**** warrior in 1948 reached the same series of conclusions that i had, and started working then to create world government composed of self proclaimed world citizens as a meta-government for the planet.
It already exists. Self declared (like all nation states, kingdoms, fiefdoms, and theocracies), the world government of world citizens is a valid approach to self sovereign status in the last days of the nation states.
And it really kicks the ‘authority’ out from under all the fuckers. What is the ‘Queen of England’ to me? Nothing, but a criminal.
i am a citizen of the world, and a participating member of the world government…she is merely a badly dressed old pedophile hiding behind a tradition built on lies to steal and steal and steal. Her ‘realm’ is limited to specific spaces that she claims to own (about 1/6th of all of earth) and her specific claims of ownership of the people who submit to being her property. My claim is to the planet earth, our world, and all places upon it.
The hell of it is, ‘they’, the ‘fuckers’, not realizing the import of their actions, and thinking that they were merely throwing words at the annoying human rights claims, provided the ‘authority’, and ‘legitimacy’ for the world government of self declaring world citizens in the late 1940s and early 1950s with a series of United Nations Declarations on Human Rights. From 1948 until today, the fuckers supra-state organization, the United Nations (note that this is the UNION of Nation-State-controllers, and does nothing for humans), have affirmed that their power to govern originates with, and is controlled by the contract BETWEEN people…..not nations.
ALL government originates as a contract between individuals.
The fuckers come along later as self proclaimed ‘kings’, ‘queens’, and ‘popes’ with an agenda to seize the power of government for themselves. They use various tools including ‘banking (money lent for interest that can never be repaid is a zionist weapon invention)’, ‘schooling’ (we teach you what we want you to think), ‘political system’ (a class of human endeavour which favors consummate liars, and other forms of psychopathy in which the goal is the control of the masses for the benefit of the few – the politicians and their masters), and ‘religion’ (a class of human activity in which mind control is exerted to the point that the participants lives are dominated by a fear of an invisible, off-world alien named ‘god’ that demands endless repetition of mind control rituals).
But know this….at the core of the fuckers power is a single expression of human activity…..documents.
When the realization struck me that they, the bastard bankster child molester politicians and their masters have made all their tools of control dependent on a single expression of human activity, i.e. the recording of words, on paper and electronically, i saw the path clearly as though shown a vision by that off-world fictional creation of the fuckers that they call ‘god’.
Yes, the slap upside my head rang my empty skull like a bell, and when it settled down, what remained was the clear vision to the control of the world…..documents.
At first, before my research, i had thought i would have to bust my butt creating a huge infrastructure to insist on my human rights to declare myself above and beyond the nation state. That is, as a living, breathing, blood pumping human, it is up to me to declare my sovereign status, and then to act upon that declaration. However, in order to control the fucker-factor of life, it would become necessary for me to have the ability to remove myself from the fuckers’ documentation machine. Obviously the easiest way was to supercede their documents with my own….as it is also obvious that their claims (via documents) are in NO way more valid than my own claims via documents.
That is true. There is no ‘authority’ on earth other than humans (at the moment). So no claim by any human, or group of humans, is in any way more valid than any other claim….this kicks the piss out of the ‘divine right of kings’ from which the ‘nation-state’ attempts to ‘inherit’ their authority…usually cited in the western world as the chain of documents that began with the magna carta (i refuse to capitalize it according to the fuckers rules….this is my document, not theirs). This document, the magna carta, is held as the core ‘legal’ authority for the basis of statehood. And again, it stakes its claim to authority on the ‘divine right of kings’ which is a claim, by a human, that an off-world alien named ‘god’ is the ‘ultimate authority’, and that further, this off-world alien told them (when no one else was around of course) that they were to be proxy for ‘god’ here on earth.
So until this ‘god’ shows up here on earth to support the claim of either kings or nation states, i am saying bullshit to the whole claim of authority, and striking out on my own….
….well, thanks to the World Service Authority, i am hardly on my own.
A great hero to humans everywhere, the previously mentioned vegetarian warrior, a man named Garry Davis, gave me, and all world citizens, a great gift. He dedicated his life to creating and nurturing a space for the World Government of World Citizens to birth itself. Now is the time that we can all repay him for his dedication through our actions as competent world citizens building our world government.
Garry Davis did not create the organization, it arose on its own. As it should. Organically, and structured by common law (see the O’Collins link off the main halfpasthuman page), the World Government of World Citizens is the new order of the world.
It is just NOT what the fuckers have in mind when they use say NWO.
But they don’t matter any more….the fuckers i mean. Now we are off creating the system that will replace them as they thrash around in their death throes. Yes, they are still dangerous, and need to be treated with the respect one would give to a mentally unstable, dying animal, but we need not concern ourselves with the future of the fuckers as they have none.
All the regular humans, the world citizens, yet self declared or not, are going to be very very busy inventing our new future.
It is not up to me to educate you about World Citizen status, and what it can mean for your life, after all, a competent citizen takes care of their own education as a part of their responsibility to the rest of the world citizens.
You don’t have to accept the responsibility of world citizen status. You can put the woolies suit back on along with the sheep goggles, and munch the provided fodder contentedly until you are harvested.
If you want to work, that is to join others in the World Government SOC working to change your life, planet and future, the route of world citizen is a path that will work, individually and collectively. You begin this work here at the World Service Authority.
As with any work i undertake, a certain thoroughness and intensity is involved. As a world citizen, i consider it my duty to be informed. So i have purchased and read all of Garry Davis’ books from the site, as well as doing my own research on the contents proffered by the books. It was worth the effort. Satisfied that all is as stated, i have applied for my World Citizen documentation, including ID card, and Passport.
Now, for the squeamish among you, note that you need not renounce any allegiance to any nation state. It is not necessary. As a world citizen, you merely are declaring your allegiance to yourself as sovereign over your life. The other world citizens and their work are there to make the process easier. The ‘charge’ for this was paid by Garry Davis with his life’s actions.
As a world citizen, i will be providing my documents when i deem a request is valid. These documents will identify me as a world citizen, resident in the local republic of Washington State. i am not distancing myself from my local environment, in fact, by becoming a world citizen, it has made me closer to my local concerns by virtue of removing any thoughts for the demands of THE UNITED STATES (a corporation created in 1871 illegally by the Forty-First Congress). Further, it is not only my concerns and thoughts that are removed, but also the ability of THE UNITED STATES corporation to intrude on my life.
Some small fees for copying and overhead do apply.
For those with the resources, the World Service Authority offers a 15 year, gold embossed passport for donations to the World Fund that is used by the World Service Authority to hand out documentation to distressed, stateless humans globally (at least half will be children and women). This is a noble effort. And self serving…..you see, every time that a World Service Authority document is accepted anywhere on the planet for any reason, all world citizens benefit. Each of us, in our individual actions for our own interests, strengthens all other world citizens collectively.
By way of encouraging those who read these words to pursue this course of research for their lives, i have obtained a few of the ‘i am a world citizen’ pins….these are the counterpart to the ubiquitous ‘flag pins’ of the politicians and minions (they use them as symbols to say that they are on your side which, of course, is bullshit).
For the first 7/seven world citizens who send me either their ID number, or passport number from the issued World Service Authority documents, Cathy and i will write a note, sign, and date it, and include it along with the pin. For some reason, some humans are impressed by us (cathy and i), thus put value on our scribbles. So be it, and i will use that as a method to accelerate YOUR interest in the whole subject of World Citizen status. For the first 7/seven world citizens who get back to us with your newly issued documents, we will provide autographs, and ‘i am a world citizen’ pins.
Not that these trinkets matter. The real benefit is success at seccession.
Note that there are more registered world citizens than 95 nation-states can claim as their population. This is real ‘power to the people’.
Welcome, world citizens……
* SOC = self organizing collective
** fuckers = globalist elite banksters and their politician/priest =pedophile minions
***aikidoka = someone who practices the principles of aikido, the way of peace.
**** vegetarian warriors = the toughest of the tough, not only warriors, but so disciplined as to impose their will on their own bodies and life. Now that is tough. Examples include the samurai.
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November 21, 2012
Human Rights Watch released a 50-page report this week aimed at governments titled, “Losing Humanity: The Case Against Killer Robots.” In it, the human rights organization calls for a ban on any future fully autonomous weaponized killing machines because they lack human qualities such as empathy and are unable to meet the basic principles of international humanitarian law for accountability on human casualties.
That technology may be less science fiction fantasy and more reality than people realize, with militaries heavily invested in creating such robots for those exact purposes. Just last month Infowars reported that the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) released video of an LS3 “Legged Squad Support System” robot which can autonomously track humans over rugged terrain as is currently being field tested with the U.S. Marines.
Now China has revealed a massive surveillance camera network dubbed “Skynet” which it is reportedly using to grid out areas of Tibet to stop self-immolations.
The 18th party Congress officials claim that the Skynet surveillance and management grid enables security teams to mobilize within two minutes to stop Tibetans from attempting suicide. According to The Telegraph, “Skynet is a highly secretive network and it is not known how many people work for it or how far is its reach.”
Reports that China plans to become a world leader in robot production in the coming years have also spread following the International Industrial Fair hosted earlier this month in Shanghai.
Many are familiar with the name “Skynet,” as it was the artificial intelligence system that gained self-awareness and took over the globe, starting a nuclear war and directing cyborgs and other war machine technology to kill off any surviving members of human race in the blockbuster Terminatorfilm series.
In fact, DARPA has been refered to as “the real Skynet” because the agency seeks to obtain similar autonomous supertechnologies as depicted in those movies (for just a smattering of DARPA’s many projects, see here, here, here, here and here).
The theme of machines with artificial intelligence “coming to life,” becoming conscious and wreaking havoc on their human creators is sadly nothing new. The term “cybernetic revolt” has been coined to explain the scenario depicted in countless movies, books, and TV shows, including everything from Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein to Doctor Who to The Matrix film series.
The idea of cybernetic revolt is based on a theory that two intelligent species cannot ever truly peacefully co-exist if one group is much more advanced in power and intelligence. This notion has given rise to the singularitarian movement by those who believe that it is in humanity’s best interests to bring about a “technological singularity” where humans ultimately control the situation by merging with technology.
As Alex Jones and Paul Joseph Watson discussed in their article “The End of Humanity: Rise of the Robots,” it is the goal of the elite to eventually merge with technology to gain immortality. Well-known author and futurist Ray Kurzweil has long-predicted such a future, one where humankind as we know it will cease to exist in 2045.
Not coincidentally, 2045 is the same year the United Nations Global Future 2045 International Congress (led by Kurzweil) announced this past summer will be “a new era for humanity” where emerging technology will replace mankind and a transhumanist vision of man merging with machinewill be fully realized as the organization plans in the video below.
Major nations across the globe are racing the create Skynet-like technologies, smart control grids supposedly necessary for humanity’s safety and security. Perhaps men, even the elite who seem to believe they are untouchable, should be humbled and take heed in playing mad scientist. Perhaps they should stop trying to birth then harness the power of superintelligent, super-powerful machines that could ultimately overtake and enslave, irrevocably transform or end humankind.
Even the elite are mere men after all.
If decades of science fiction penned by some of the most brilliant scientific minds of our time have taught us anything, it’s that developing such compelling technology under the guise of advancing humanity nearly always seems to end in an irrevocably changed human race and/or its total annihilation.
Perhaps Human Rights Watch is right to caution us of the potentially devastating ramifications of such lethal autonomous technology, but woefully, it would seem the warning has come too late.