Iris Scanners Create the Most Secure City in the World. Welcome, Big Brother

(FastCompany) – We’ve all seen and obsessively referenced Minority Report, Steven Spielberg’s adaptation of Philip K. Dick’s dystopian future, where the public is tracked everywhere they go, from shopping malls to work to mass transit to the privacy of their own homes. The technology is here. I’ve seen it myself. It’s seen me, too, and scanned my irises.

Biometrics R&D firm Global Rainmakers Inc. (GRI) announced today that it is rolling out its iris scanning technology to create what it calls “the most secure city in the world.” In a partnership with Leon — one of the largest cities in Mexico, with a population of more than a million — GRI will fill the city with eye-scanners. That will help law enforcement revolutionize the way we live — not to mention marketers.

“In the future, whether it’s entering your home, opening your car, entering your workspace, getting a pharmacy prescription refilled, or having your medical records pulled up, everything will come off that unique key that is your iris,” says Jeff Carter, CDO of Global Rainmakers. Before coming to GRI, Carter headed a think tank partnership between Bank of America, Harvard, and MIT. “Every person, place, and thing on this planet will be connected [to the iris scanner system] within the next 10 years,” he says. Read entire article

MSM: Vending Machines Of The Future

(MyFoxNY) – Your thumbprint might soon be the key to an afternoon candy bar. A Massachusetts based vending machine company is joinng the growing ranks of companies that are field-testing new technologies.

Next Generation Vending and Food Service is experimenting with biometric vending machines that would allow a user to tie a credit card to their thumbprint.

“For a certain demographic that is pretty cool,” says company president John S. Ioannou.

Next Generation is currently testing about 60 of the biometric machines in various locations in the northeast. Read More Here

Exclusive: Google, CIA Invest in ‘Future’ of Web Monitoring

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(Wired) – The investment arms of the CIA and Google are both backing a company that monitors the web in real time — and says it uses that information to predict the future.

The company is called Recorded Future, and it scours tens of thousands of websites, blogs and Twitter accounts to find the relationships between people, organizations, actions and incidents — both present and still-to-come. In a white paper, the company says its temporal analytics engine “goes beyond search” by “looking at the ‘invisible links’ between documents that talk about the same, or related, entities and events.”

The idea is to figure out for each incident who was involved, where it happened and when it might go down. Recorded Future then plots that chatter, showing online “momentum” for any given event. Continue reading

Video: Google and CIA Plough Millions Into Huge ‘Recorded Future’ Monitoring Project

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(SteveWatson) – Google’s cosy relationship with the U.S. spy network has once again been thrust into the spotlight as the company is reported to have jointly invested with the CIA in an Internet monitoring project that scours Twitter accounts, blogs and websites for all sorts of information, and can also “predict the future”. Continue reading

Future of the News

(AmericanThinker) – It’s a frightening thought: government takeover of the media. But having tightened their grip on health care, financial services, and energy, it’s only logical that the Democrats should turn their attention to the media.

Discussions underway at the Federal Trade Commission and the Federal Communications Commission point toward a dangerous new effort to regulate what Americans read and hear. The takeover under discussion would apply across the board to print media, radio and television, and the internet. The result of proposed regulations would be nothing less than an end to free speech in America. Continue reading

The Time of Testing Is Here – Richard C. Cook

While skeptics mockingly point out that the “end of the world” has been prophesized over and over again for centuries with nothing happening—the latest being Y2K, they say, and another likely bust coming up when the calendar hits 2012—it’s obvious that mankind faces an increasingly unsustainable future.

The world’s economic, technological, agricultural, and political systems are breaking down. While the causes are debated, it’s certain that the human assault on the natural world has wiped out vast numbers of species and polluted the land, the air, and the oceans. After the past 100 years of history, with two world wars and low-grade but vicious warfare going on almost continuously somewhere in the world since World War II ended, it seems impossible for human beings to live together in a state of harmony either among ourselves or with the planet we call home.

Are we at “the end of the age?” Continue reading

Hijacking the Constitution and the Bill of Rights

(FutureofFreedomFoundation) – In an editorial yesterday entitled “Obama Administration Owes Answers on How It Handled Times Square Suspect,” the Washington Post wants to know whether the Obama administration was too hasty in treating accused Times Square terrorist Faisal Shahzad as a criminal suspect rather than an “enemy combatant.”

The Post stated:

“The administration rightly came under fire for its handling of the case of Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, a Nigerian citizen who tried to ignite explosives on a Detroit-bound plane on Christmas Day. In that case, the Justice Department … rashly embraced a law enforcement approach without fully considering other options, including holding Mr. Abdullmutallab as an enemy combatant.” (Emphasis added.)

The Post goes on to say:

“The Shahzad case is different, primarily because Mr. Shahzad is an American citizen.”

The Post’s editorial exemplifies how corrupt America’s federal criminal- justice system has become as a result of the 9/11 attacks. Read entire article

Big Brother pre-crime quiz used on children

(NaturalNews) – The British government plans to collect lifelong records on all residents starting at the age of five, in order to screen for those who might be more likely to commit crimes in the future. Continue reading

The Future Technocracy of Digital Education and Governance Plan

If you are familiar with my blog, you will remember a series of articles I wrote on the Future of Educational Technology and Education 3.0.  I tried to bring out an accurate vision of the future direction our educational system must take to keep current with trends in the dawning digital age.  My main arguments in this article center on the need to focus educational institutions and practices into a standardized platform of delivery and measurement.  In another article, OiPC (One iPad Per Child), I try to point out the folly of spending billions trying to find solutions to problems that can be easily addressed with common sense.  There is no question that our compass of governmental spending is a bit off its declination. Continue reading

Video: Alex Covers Future False Flags to Demonize Gun Owners & Tea Parties

(March 29) – Alex breaks down the demonization by the Obama administration and mainstream media toward, gun owners, tea parties & Alex jones himself. Alex predicts a major false flag even coming very soon maybe even this april. Alex also breaks down the raids going on in 3 different states over the weekend, and the suicide bombing event in Russia. Continue reading

Video: Webster & Alex Discuss Future Staged Events to Blame 9/11 Truthers

Alex & Webster talk about future staged events to be blamed on 9/11 truthers, because the establishment is running scared that most americans now question the official story of 9/11. Continue reading

The Future of the Dollar

(FutureofDollar) – The World is concerned that the dollar cannot play the role of the main reserve currency any longer after the financial crisis sparked by the collapse of the U.S. mortgage market led to the worst global recession since the 1930s. The Government’s stimulus packages, financial bailouts, the need to support liquidity in Treasuries, keeping interest rates at the lowest level under the circumstances of low economic growth, high unemployment and low tax collection make it print more dollars. This leads to a high risk of substantial inflation, or hyperinflation in a long-run. Continue reading

MSM: Top Scientists Predict Widespread Sterilization

(Times) – Nothing much is going to happen in the next 10 years. Of course, that’s not counting the diesel-excreting bacteria, the sequencing of your entire genome for $1,000, massive banks of frozen human eggs, space tourism, the identification of dark matter, widespread sterilisation of young adults, telepathy, supercomputer models of our brains, the discovery of life’s origins, maybe the disappearance of Bangladesh and certainly the loss of 247m acres of tropical forest. Continue reading

MSM: Russia’s Leaders See China as Template for Ruling

(New York Times) – MOSCOW — Nearly two decades after the collapse of the Communist Party, Russia’s rulers have hit upon a model for future success: the Communist Party. Continue reading

The End of Money and the Future of Civilization

It’s too late for anyone to pretend that the U.S. government, whether under President Barack Obama or anyone else, can divert our nation from long-term economic decline. The U.S. is increasingly in a state of political, economic, and moral paralysis, caught as it were between the “rock” of protracted recession and the “hard place” of terminal government debt. Continue reading

Recession Is Over; Depression Has Just Begun

For the last few months I have been casting around looking for bullish data points as counterfactuals to my more bearish long-term outlook. I have found some, but not enough. If you recall, early this year, I stated that we are in depression, making the case for the ongoing downturn as a depression with a small ‘d.’

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Video: The Alex Jones Show – You Must Awaken!!

“We are descending into tyranny right now and there is no doubt they are going to launch something big, bad and ugly – with this whole flu – and very soon.” – AJ Continue reading

MSM: Medvedev Shows Off Sample Coin of New ‘World Currency’ at G-8

(Bloomberg) – Russian President Dmitry Medvedev illustrated his call for a supranational currency to replace the dollar by pulling from his pocket a sample coin of a “united future world currency.” Continue reading

Police State Measures in the UK: Police ‘arrest innocent youths for their DNA’, officer claims

Officers are targeting children as young as 10 with the aim of placing their DNA profiles on the national database to improve their chances of solving crimes, it is claimed. Continue reading

Balance the Budget! – Rand Paul

“The state is the great fiction by which everyone seeks to live at the expense of everyone else.” Frédéric Bastiat

The question is, “How long can that great fiction continue?” Continue reading