Will the genetically modified humans of our dystopian future be patented by corporations? Join James for this week’s Question For Corbett where he explores the very real legal precedents for what many would dismiss as science fiction fantasy.
20 July 2020
The Bank in New Zealand now tracking your action on climate change according form the Westpac New Zealand. Your spending will be tracked from you Apps hows your spending affect your impact on Climate Change. Jessica Satherley Written“Having visibility over what you’re spending and where can be a powerful tool.
Finance and sustainability tracking app Cogo found that when 1,000 British consumers had carbon-tracking information on businesses at their fingertips, almost half opted to spend their money with eco-friendly companies.
For example, a whopping 42% of shoppers bought second-hand clothing instead of new items. The carbon savings of this amounted to approximately 47kgs of carbon per person annually.
The ability to track each person’s carbon footprint in real-time is being rolled out on the New Zealand version of Cogo with Westpac’s support.
The aim is to replicate the UK version of the app which gives users 25,000 low-carbon businesses to choose from, across retail, hospitality, transport and other sectors.
The New Zealand app already boasts more than 3,000 accredited business listings and has had more than 20,000 downloads.
CoGo has partnered with Westpac NZ to allow users to securely link their transaction data from any New Zealand major bank to the app, using open banking technology.
This data is analysed to create a personalised carbon footprint for each user, as well as recognising and recommending actions they can take to reduce it.
When it came to eating habits, 2% of UK users ate meat but did not eat red meat, which reduces their carbon footprint by approximately 120kg annually.
Adopting a vegan diet reduces a person’s annual carbon footprint by approximately 450kgs and was undertaken by 6% of consumers. And 4% of users opted to be vegetarian, which reduces a person’s carbon footprint by around 321kg per year.
CEO of CoGo is New Zealander Ben Gleisner, who recently returned from London where he spent two years setting up the company in the UK.
He is now excited to offer the platform to Kiwis.
“It’s really great to be home and to bring back a Kiwi-made tech platform that has proven itself as a world-leading solution to the climate crisis,” Gleisner said.
“With Westpac NZ’s support, we will empower businesses and citizens across the entire country to build the low-carbon economy we all know is needed,” he said.
Westpac NZ Customer Experience Hub General Manager Karen Silk said the Carbon Footprint Tracker will enable Kiwis to undertake the same type of analysis being done at the bank.
“Having recently become New Zealand’s first Toitū carbonzero certified bank, we leapt at the opportunity to help our customers understand and reduce their carbon footprints too.
The new open-banking powered Carbon Footprint Tracker is due to launch on the CoGo app in September this year, and will be free for anyone with an account at one of the five largest NZ banks.”
Also from MSN: This Al Gore-supported project uses AI to track the world’s emissions in near real time “The time lag in current data makes it often non-actionable,” says Gore, who has been helping structure the project to have the maximum impact on the climate crisis and enlisting partners for financial and strategic support. “To draw an analogy, if you start your contact tracing for COVID-19 two weeks after the person knows he’s infected, it’s just not very actionable. But having near real-time data means that there will be, for the first time, accountability. We intend to trace all significant manmade greenhouse gas emissions, assign responsibility for them, and show multiple audiences—governments, NGOs, businesses, investors, activists, and others—exactly where the emissions are coming from in a timeframe that makes them actionable and holds the emitters accountable.”
As in the first paragraph: “As the world tries to figure out how to flatten the climate curve—cutting global emissions in half by the end of the decade, and reaching net-zero emissions by the middle of the century—one challenge is how to track current emissions from every power plant, farm, and other source on the planet. A new project called the Climate TRACE Coalition plans to use satellite imagery and AI to track those emissions in near real-time, even if they’re not being reported by the source.”
What Al Gore is planning for you. This is not about saving planet it is about control. And the CoGo Apps is just another vision of contact tracing and getting you on the smartgrid as well into social credit system which will take place in the near future.
Piers Corbyn quote “Climate policy is not about controlling the climate; it’s about controlling you”.The best news you can give you is that:
- Don’t have any Contact Tracer app download on your smartphone or tablet.
- Do you research when new update vision is release before updating your operating system on your smartphone because there would be a contact tracer app built in. I found feature on the iOS 13.6 under heath section something worrying and it said “Ability to log new symptom, like fever, chills, sore throat or coughing and share them with third party apps”. It see anything like that in the update description or oversea do avoid updating the operating system.
Here an image I screen shot on my computer to see worrying feature (built in Contact Tracer app) in the iOS 13.6 update overview on any apple product.Source:
Eco Liberty Conclusion: Nature finds a way. Earth can handle us; it the human race that in crisis. The Bird know that the tower is deadly
Welcome to the 406th episode of New World Next Week — the video series from Corbett Report and Media Monarchy that covers some of the most important developments in open source intelligence news. This week: Story #1: Bill Gates Worked To End Livestock Production, Pushed Lab Grown Meat https://bit.ly/2YguWlq President Trump Readies Bailout For Nation’s Food Suppliers https://bit.ly/2ybnwoT Bill Gates Among 117 Foreigners To Be Decorated By Japan https://bit.ly/3aVzGjf Please Stop The Ride https://bit.ly/35fIfnA Story #2: New Microsoft Bitcoin Mining System Set to Transform BTC Mining https://bit.ly/2W6JDoq Episode 145 – You Are Being Gamed https://bit.ly/2Skik97 Video: Bill Gates Gets Pied In Belgium, Circa 1999 https://bit.ly/2VPNTtm Story #3: CT Cops Cancel Spy Drone, Showing Resistance to Medical Martial Law Can Work https://bit.ly/2ycXzFl Updated Press Release: Westport Police Department Statement on Drone Pilot Program https://bit.ly/2Wft0a2 California Cops Heckled As They Tell 93-Year-Old Couple They Can’t Sit in Chairs on the Beach https://bit.ly/2yX8mU8
18 June 2017
15 January 2019
People often suffer from an ‘illusion of knowledge,’ write the authors of a new study that finds that people who hold the most extreme views about genetically modified foods know the least
Recently, researchers asked more than 2,000 American and European adults their thoughts about genetically modified foods.
They also asked them how much they thought they understood about GM foods, and a series of 15 true-false questions to test how much they actually knew about genetics and science in general.
The researchers were interested in studying a perverse human phenomenon: People tend to be lousy judges of how much they know.
Across four studies conducted in three countries — the U.S., France and Germany — the researchers found that extreme opponents of genetically modified foods “display a lack of insight into how much they know.” They know the least, but think they know the most.
“The less people know,” the authors conclude, “the more opposed they are to the scientific consensus.”
“Science communicators have made concerted efforts to educate the public with an eye to bringing their attitudes in line with the experts,”they write in the journal Nature Human Behaviour.
But people with an inflated sense of what they actually know — and most in need of education — are also the ones least likely to be open to new information.
“This suggests that a pre-requisite to changing people’s views through education may be getting them to first appreciate the gaps in their knowledge,” the authors write.
The problem is similar to the Dunning-Kruger effect: The less competent a person is at something, the smarter they think they are.
“Not only do these people reach erroneous conclusions and make unfortunate choices,” David Dunning and Justin Kruger wrote in their 1999 paper describing the phenomenon, “but their incompetence robs them of the metacognitive ability to realize it.”
Or, as English actor and comedian John Cleese once said: “If you’re very, very stupid, how can you possibly realize that you’re very, very stupid? You’d have to be relatively intelligent to realize how stupid you are.”
- What’s behind the confidence of the incompetent? It’s not a disease, syndrome or mental illness
- Canadians confused about GM foods, support mandatory labelling: study
Extreme views often come along with not appreciating the complexity of the subject — “not realizing how much there is to know,” said Philip Fernbach, lead author of the new study and a professor of marketing at the University of Colorado Boulder. “People who don’t know very much think they know a lot, and that is the basis for their extreme views.”
His team’s findings held across education levels, and for people on both sides of the political aisle.
Genetically modified foods are a nonpartisan issue, Fernbach said. “People on the right and the left both kind of hate GMO’s,” even though the majority of scientists consider them to be as safe for human consumption as conventionally grown ones.
“Genetic engineering is one of the most important technologies that is really changing the world in a dramatic way and has the potential to have tremendous benefits for human beings” Fernbach said. “And yet there is very strong opposition.”
In one of their studies, 91 per cent of 1,000 American adults surveyed reported some level of opposition to GM foods.
The more extreme the opposition, Fernbach and his co-authors found, the less people knew about the science and genetics, but the more their “self-assessed” knowledge — how much they thought they knew — increased.
“If somebody is well calibrated, those two things should be pretty highly correlated: If I know how much I know, then if I know a little I should say I know a little, and if I know a lot I should say I know a lot,” Fernbach explained. “Therefore there should be a high correlation between self-assessed and objective knowledge.
“And indeed, that’s actually true for the people who are moderate, or people who have the attitude that is consistent with the scientific consensus,” he said.
However, as people become more extreme, that relationship degrades and flips so that people who think they know more actually know less.
“Extremists have this characteristic of being much worse than the other people at evaluating how much they know,” Fernbach said.
The authors, who included collaborators from the University of Toronto, also explored other issues like gene therapy to correct genetic disorders, and human-caused climate change denial. They found the same effects for gene therapy, but not for climate change denial. Fernbach hypothesizes that climate change has become so politically polarized that people subscribe to whatever their ideological group says, regardless of how much they think they know.
Humans often suffer from an “illusion of knowledge,” the authors write, “thinking they understand everything from common household objects to complex social policies better than they do.”
“So, the obvious thing we should try to do is educate people,” Fernbach said. “But that generally hasn’t been very effective.”
Sometimes it backfires, and people double down on their “counter-scientific consensus attitudes,” Fernbach said. “Especially when people feel threatened or if they are being treated as if they are stupid.”
He and his colleagues plan to look at how their findings play into other issues, like vaccinations and homeopathy, “to see how prevalent this miscalabration effect is.”
The Stop 5G Global Protest in Whangarei, Northland New Zealand. Thank you to those who took part in the protest because 5G is a technology that is not been proven safe yet and it should not go ahead.
I used my iphone 6 to record footage and audio; I use DaVinci Resolve 12.5 to edit the footage.
For more information on the danger on 5G technology visit: https://www.5g.org.nz/
Look like Russia is putting people’s health above technology after Russian National Committee on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection are calling for the release of new EMF hazard warning signs for wireless users of mobile phones and other EMF sources.
The article from Radiation Research say that”
The Russian National Committee on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection are calling for the release of new EMF hazard warning signs for wireless users of mobile phones and other EMF sources, following the release of a published paper by Professor Oleg Grigoriev and ex-deputy minister of communication, Dr Prof Yuri Zubarev. The paper was published in September, 2019 in the oldest Russian journal of communication industry.
The EM Radiation Research Trust would like to thank Professor Oleg Grigoriev for providing this important information and call on Government officials to follow this example. The public should be alerted and hazard warning signs should be made mandatory for the safety of users to allow the public to make informed decisions.
Professor Oleg Grigoriev is the Chairman for the Russian National Committee on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection,
Dr.Sc. (radiobiology), Ph.D. (radiobiology & hygiene of non-ionazing radiation)
Laureate of Prize of the Russian Federation Government (for science and technology)
Chairman, Russian National Committee on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection
Member, Scientific Consul for Radiobiology of Russian Academy of Science
Member, IAC of the WHO EMF project
The world needs to take note and follow this example. See attached paper and warning signs.
Eco Liberty Conclusion: I like to see other countries including mine to follow suit when come EMF safety and why pregnant woman and children should not use wireless devices due to the hazards of EMF radiation
17 July 2019
BY CNN WIRE
Elon Musk wants to insert Bluetooth-enabled implants into your brain, claiming the devices could enable telepathy and repair motor function in people with injuries.
The chip features a USB-C port, the same adapter used by Apple’s Macbooks, and connects via Bluebooth to a small computer worn over the ear and to a smartphone, Musk said.
“If you’re going to stick something in a brain, you want it not to be large,” Musk said, playing up the device’s diminutive size.
Neuralink, a startup founded by Musk, says the devices can be used by those seeking a memory boost or by stroke victims, cancer patients, quadriplegics or others with congenital defects.
The company says up to 10 units can be placed in a patient’s brain. The chips will connect to an iPhone app that the user can control.
The devices will be installed by a robot built by the startup. Musk said the robot, when operated by a surgeon, will drill 2 millimeter holes in a person’s skull. The chip part of the device will plug the hole in the patient’s skull.
“The interface to the chip is wireless, so you have no wires poking out of your head. That’s very important,” Musk added.
Trials could start before the end of2020, Musk said, likening the procedure to Lasik eye correction surgery, which requires local anesthetic.
Musk has said this latest project is an attempt to use artificial intelligence (AI) to have a positive effect on humanity. He has previously tried to draw attention to AI’s potential to harm humans.
He has invested some $100 million in San Francisco-based Neuralink, according to the New York Times.
Musk’s plan to develop human computer implants comes on the heels of similar efforts by Google and Facebook. But critics aren’t so sure customers should trust tech companies with data ported directly from the brain.
“The idea of entrusting big enterprise with our brain data should create a certain level discomfort for society,” said Daniel Newman, principal analyst at Futurum Research and co-author of the book Human/Machine.
“There is no evidence that we should trust or be comfortable with moving in this direction,” he added.
While the technology could help those with some type of brain injury or trauma, “Gathering data from raw brain activity could put people in great risk, and could be used to influence, manipulate and exploit them,” Frederike Kaltheuner of Privacy International told CNN Business. “Who has access to this data? Is this data shared with third parties? People need to be in full control over their data.”
The tech industry is coming under heightened scrutiny over how it handles data.
France fined Google parent company Alphabet in January for violating EU online privacy rules. Facebook reportedly faces a major fine in the United States over its own data privacy violations.
Tesla has also suffered data leaks. In 2018, researchers at security firm RedLock said Tesla’s cloud storage was breached to mine cryptocurrency.
Tesla has also suffered data leaks. In 2018, researchers at security firm RedLock said Tesla’s cloud storage was breached to mine cryptocurrency.