The father of the modern World Wide Web, Time Berners-Lee, speaks to the E-Government Conference about the Linked Open Data movement as part of a continuum of web publishing activities aimed at creating a Semantic Web. The idea he speaks of here is to give gold stars (like the ones you got in school) out to companies, schools, startups and organizations of all types based on their ability to publish data in Linked Data formats.
Scientists at Nasa have released a video dismissing theories that the world will end on December 21.
Experts at the American space agency are so confident of their argument, that they have posted the December 22-dated video more than a week before the supposed doomsday.
The short film, called 'Why The World Didn't End Yesterday', debunks various apocalyptic theories linked to the ancient Mayan calendar.
The video says: "If you're watching this video, it means one thing: the world didn't end yesterday.
"According to media reports of an ancient Mayan prophecy, the world was supposed to be destroyed on December 21 2012.
"But look around you. The whole thing was a misconception from the very beginning."
Dr John Carlson, director of the Centre for Archaeoastronomy, said the Mayan calendar did not end on that date and that the Mayans had never predicted the world would end then.
He explained that their calendar simply "rolls over" on December 21 2012.
The video also quotes Don Yeoman, head of Nasa's near-earth comet programme, as saying no known asteroids or comets were on a collision course with earth.
"Neither is a rogue planet coming to destroy us," he said.
Nasa astrobiologist David Morrison said: "If there were anything out there like a planet heading for earth, it would already be one of the brightest objects in the sky. Everybody on earth (would be able) to see it.
"You don't need to ask the Government, just go out and look. It's not there."
The video also dismissed suggestions that solar flares meant the sun posed a threat to human existence.
Dr. Carrasco is a well-respected Professor at Harvard University with credentials and solid research to back him up. http://www.hds.harvard.edu/people/faculty/dav%C3%ADd-carrasco
Don't be too disappointed if you're just sitting around waiting for the end of the world to happen. Now is a time for positive change!
You have meddled with the primary forces of nature, Mr Beale, and I won't have it! Is that clear?
You think you merely stopped a business deal. That is not the case. The Arabs have taken billions of dollars out of this country, and now they must put it back! It is ebb and flow, tide and gravity. It is ecological balance.
You are an old man who thinks in terms of nations and peoples. There are no nations. There are no peoples. There are no Russians. There are no Arabs. There are no Third Worlds. There is no West. There is only one holistic system of systems. One vast and immane, interwoven, interacting, multi-varied, multi-national dominion of dollars. Petro-dollars, electro-dollars, multi-dollars, reichmarks, rands, rubles, pounds and shekels.
It is the international system of currency which determines the totality of life on this planet. That is the natural order of things today. That is the atomic, and sub-atomic and galactic structure of things today.
And YOU have meddled with the primal forces of nature. And you will atone.
Am I getting through to you, Mr Beale?
You get up on your little twenty-one inch screen and howl about America and democracy. There is no America. There is no democracy. There is only IBM and ITT and AT&T, and DuPont, Dow, Union Carbide and Exxon. Those are the nations of the world today.
What do you think the Russians talk about in their Councils of State? Karl Marx? They get out their linear programming charts, statistical decision theories, mini-max solutions, and compute the price-cost probabilities of their transactions and investments, just like we do.
We no longer live in a world of nations and ideologies, Mr Beale. The world is a college of corporations, inexorably determined by the immutable bye-laws of of business. The world is a business, Mr Beale. It has been since man crawled out of the slime.
And our children will live, Mr Beale, to see that ... perfect ... world in which there is no war nor famine, oppression or brutality. One vast and ecumenical holding company for whom all men will work to serve a common profit. In which all men will hold a share of stock.
This 100 year old bridge in Durham, NC has a 11'8" clearance, which apparently is just tall enough to make you think "I'll probably make it" when approaching. You won't, and you'll end up like these trucks. Brilliantly set to the Rocky theme song.
People around the world are noticing that our planet's weather is dramatically changing. They are also beginning to notice the long lingering trails left behind airplanes that have lead millions to accept the reality of chemtrail/geoengineering programs. Could there be a connection between the trails and our severe weather? While there are many agendas associated with these damaging programs, evidence is now abundant which proves that geoengineering can be used to control weather. In this documentary you will learn how the aerosols being sprayed into our sky are used in conjunction with other technologies to control our weather. While geoengineers maintain that their models are only for the mitigation of global warming, it is now clear that they can be used as a way to consolidate an enormous amount of both monetary and political power into the hands of a few by the leverage that weather control gives certain corporations over the Earth's natural systems. This of course, is being done at the expense of every living thing on the planet. Directed/Produced by Michael J. Murphy and Produced/Edited by Barry Kolsky.. Written by Michael J. Murphy and Barry Kolsky. http://www.witwats.com
Freemasonry is a fraternal organisation that arose from obscure origins in the late 16th to early 17th century. Freemasonry now exists in various forms all over the world, with a membership estimated at around six million, including approximately 150,000 under the jurisdictions of the Grand Lodge of Scotland and Grand Lodge of Ireland, over a quarter of a million under the jurisdiction of the United Grand Lodge of England and just under two million in the United States.
The fraternity is administratively organised into independent Grand Lodges or sometimes Orients, each of which governs its own jurisdiction, which consists of subordinate (or constituent) Lodges. The various Grand Lodges recognise each other, or not, based upon adherence to landmarks (a Grand Lodge will usually deem other Grand Lodges who share common landmarks to be regular, and those that do not to be "irregular" or "clandestine").
There are also appendant bodies, which are organisations related to the main branch of Freemasonry, but with their own independent administration.
In 2000, the UN laid out 8 goals to make the world better by reducing poverty and disease -- with a deadline of 2015. As that deadline approaches, Jamie Drummond of ONE.org runs down the surprising successes of the 8 Millennium Development Goals, and suggests a crowdsourced reboot for the next 15 years.
Jamie Drummond co-founded the advocacy organization ONE, whose central themes are ending extreme poverty and fighting the AIDS pandemic.
Part of the opening scene of HBO Newsroom by Aaron Sorkin (A few Good Men & West Wing Fame). Finally, some mainstream media scripting something a lot more real than anything we're sold as "reality tv".
The recent generations have been bathed in connecting technology from birth, says futurist Don Tapscott, and as a result the world is transforming into one that is far more open and transparent. In this inspiring talk, he lists the four core principles that show how this open world can be a far better place.
Don Tapscott can see the future coming ... and works to identify the new concepts we need to understand in a world transformed by the Internet.
Ok, obviously this is the opinion of the filmmaker not mine but its interesting food for thought nonetheless so reposting. I've got some good friends who are Jewish so I know they are overall kind people who would never condone any kind of Zionist conspiracy, were it in fact reality.
Those who are truly Jewish want peace and prosperity for the entire planet, including in Palestine, although that seems difficult but certainly not impossible.
Is World War 3 really inevitable? The answer is a resounding NO, as the world wakes up and realizes there are peaceful alternatives to armed conflict, namely ousting those in power who propose violence as a solution.
A question worth contemplating is how eerily prophetic the line "Six O'clock TV Hour, Don't Get Caught in Foreign Towers" is, especially as lead singer Michael Stipe admitted to having dreams about being in a room of famous people with the initials L.B, while Bin Laden's initials read right-to-left (as the Arabic language is) are also LB.