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I've been collecting information on Smart Technology for a while now. So think I will finally make a post. Am I the only one who didn't know about all these Smart items?  Do they benefit us, or harm us? Are we becoming machines, and slaves to technology? These items are definitely altering our lives and will continue to do so. Are they going to make life easier, or make us more dependent upon, or hungry for more?

Perhaps those in charge are very aware of what they are doing. Maybe a NWO, is different than whatever our perception of such a thing may be.  Heck, they don't need to worry about chipping us with RFID chips. We are allowing it to be done every day and on a voluntary basis. Like sheep to the slaughter.

When I read the definition of SMART in Wiki, I thought, oh, it just means the item has a way to sense problems within it's own workings.  It stands for  Self Monitoring, Analysis and Report Technology. However, it began to seem to me, that this is exactly what it means, perhaps in more ways than one. Anyone who uses any item called "SMART" may be playing right into their hands. Then again, maybe It's just me.

 

Smart Band

 

Bell to Carry the Sony SmartBand -"Coming Soon"

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"The SmartBand is designed to be worn all of the time – to track your every move"

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http://www.androidheadlines.com/2014/06/bell-carry-sony-smartband-coming-soon.html

 

Smart Watch

 

Smart watch review: Is this a must-have gadget?

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"Smart watches are wearable-technology devices that maintain a relatively persistent wireless connection"

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http://www.consumerreports.org/cro/2014/02/smart-watch-review-is-this-a-must-have-gadget/index.htm

 

 

Smart Wallet

 

"High-tech Wocket smart wallet revealed as latest weapon against identity theft"

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 A high-tech wallet that stores up to 10,000 credit cards was touted Wednesday as the latest weapon against identity theft.        

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http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/high-tech-wallet-revealed-latest-identity-theft-defense-article-1.1809756

 

 

Smart Phone

 

Geotagging: The Hidden Danger in Your Smartphone

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"Unfortunately, even as careful as you may be about sharing personal information online, you may be unwittingly exposing information through a process called “geotagging.”"

http://www.myid.com/blog/danger-geotagging-smartphone/

 

Google, Microsoft to add smartphone 'kill' switches

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"In just one year, the Secure Our Smartphones Initiative has made tremendous strides towards curtailing the alarming trend of violent smartphone theft. We will continue the fight to ensure that companies put consumers' safety first and work toward ending the epidemic of smartphone theft. "

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http://news.yahoo.com/google-microsoft-add-smartphone-kill-switches-133500446.html;_ylt=AwrBJR7nZqRT01kAKBbQtDMD

 

Find Anyone by Phone or Name Instantly!

http://www.peopleverified.com/?act=phonecb&fc=42&fck=locate&utm_source=adw&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=phone-display&creativeid=g31910988493&utm_term=cell%20phone%20locater&group=adw-cell-phone-locator&network=d&site=webtrends.about.com&ran=1933669106159575966&target=&aceid=&asl=[name]&match=bm&pos=none&mob=

 

Hologram technology coming to a smartphone near you soon

http://www.dvice.com/2014-6-3/hologram-technology-coming-smartphone-near-you-soon

 

 

Smart Cover for iPad

(no technology here, just added for the fun factor)

 

iPad mini Smart Cover -

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Thin, minimal design.Polyurethane design.Magnetic connection

Keyboard stand  Wake on open. Sleep on close. Face Time and movie stand

http://store.apple.com/us/product/MF059LL/A/ipad-mini-smart-cover-black?fnode=3b

 

 

Smart Rifles

 

Smart rifles hooked up to Google Glass let you shoot around corners

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 With a little practice, this means that you'll be able to aim your smart rifle from around corners or behind cover and still have all the precision of a trained sniper. Unless you're out there stalking things with Spider-Man's sixth sense for danger, your prey doesn't stand a chance.

http://www.dvice.com/2014-6-4/smart-rifles-hooked-google-glass-let-you-shoot-around-corners

 

 

Smart Meters

 

Smart Meters are wiretapping device

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8. It is possible for example, with analysis of certain “Smart Meter” data, for unauthorized and distant parties to determine medical conditions, sexual activities, physical locations of persons within the home, vacancy patterns and personal information and habits of the occupants.

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http://theunhivedmind.com/wordpress/smart-meters-are-wiretapping-device/

 

 

IS YOUR SMART METER MAKING YOU SICK

http://emfsafetynetwork.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/IS-YOUR-SMART-METER-MAKING-YOU-SICK-final-3-1-2.pdf

 

This is just one instance of people in Calif. questioning SMART meters in regard to being the cause of illness. If you go on the web and check, you can find the info for yourself. Personally, I believe all the WIFI we are exposed to on a daily basis is quite scary. I just found the following info by accident.

 

EMF Safety Network

 

SMUD smart meter burn out causes electrical failure & fire hazard

http://emfsafetynetwork.org/

 

 

 

 

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SMART TV

 

Smart TV from Wikipedia

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"Besides the traditional functions of television sets and set-top boxes provided through traditional broadcasting media, these devices can also provide online interactive media, Internet TV, over-the-top content, as well as on-demand streaming media, and home networking access."

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smart_TV

 

The new Samsung “smart” TV is the TRUE TO LIFE “conspiracy theory” that has its eyes on YOU in your home!

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“According to NBC News, the Smart TV’s software weakness could give hackers access to every file on the television, any connected USB drive, and even the TV’s built-in camera and microphone. So potentially, you could wind up being the star of a hacker’s voyeur session and not even know it.”

Once the network is breached and they have your IP address, you can be targeted to be viewed, and everything you do in front of your TV could be viewed, recorded, and posted to the internet or even “sold” on the black market later.
Natural News coverage: “It sounds like some wild conspiracy theory or like something out of a science fiction movie, but it's true: it's possible that while you're watching your television, it could be watching you.”
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Smart Homes
 
If you go to the following link you will see the HGTV Smart home. Nice, very nice, with very neat features all up to date, and you are surrounded by high tech. (WIFI)
 
 
Smart Cars
 
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What You Need to Know About Smart Car Specs & Smart Car Technology

""Specifications" is a general term that might mean different things to different people. I'm not sure how you meant it if you found this page by searching on that keyword.

But here's how I'll use it on this site. I'm using it to mean the overall inside and outside features of a smart car, including smart car design, smart car models, the smart car engine, and smart car technology, including safety features."

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More Smart Cars Tipped in Overnight Pranks in San Francisco's Twin Peaks, Cole Valley
 
"Two more Smart cars were tipped overnight in San Francisco's Twin Peaks and Cole Valley neighborhoods, according to police.

The latest tippings of the small two-seat cars were reported at 3:41 a.m. at Clayton Street and Parnassus Avenue and at 5:38 a.m. in the 1300 block of Clayton Street, near 17th Street, according to police."

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http://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/More-Smart-Cars-Tipped-in-Overnight-Pranks-in-San-Franciscos-Twin-Peaks-Cole-Valley-262200691.html

 

When it comes to this Smart Car, sure it may handle well, it may get good gas mileage, it may turn on a dime, but how smart is anyone buying a car that someone else can  just come along and turn over.

 

http://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=Smart+Car+crash+tests&FORM=VIRE3#view=detail&mid=3A28902F8049932AA6443A28902F8049932AA644

 

I dare say no car would be in very good shape going from 70 to 0 in an  instant, but my concern with any of these items mentioned, is the technology they involve, the secret applications they may have, and the wireless/EMF we are subjected too all the time. Plus the giving of our personal control over to others willingly, to be tracked and spied upon just about 24 hours a day without a thought. How much of this technology are we willing to buy into, and how much of it will we take part in, without the least little bit of coercion? I hope you will all add your thoughts and any info you have that I may have missed.

 

 

Wi-Fi Health Dangers & Radiation Health Effects

 

"Wireless Internet routers or Wi-Fi modems use dangerous electromagnetic radiation to send their signals to your computer through walls. If you have a wireless Internet router set up in your home or office (or WiMax, Blue Tooth, Air-Port Extreme, Air-Port Express, Netgear, D-Link, Belkin, Linksys and other wireless network devices) you are receiving massive EMF exposure, and living or working in a dangerous soup of radiation." (notice how this mentions layers, and think about all those "oh so convenient, makes my life easier, isn't it neat" little gadgets like phones, bands, watches that stay connected and are now being worn on the body, or in a pocket)

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http://www.safespaceprotection.com/electrostress-from-wireless-routers.aspx

 

Wireless electronic devices and health

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wireless_electronic_devices_and_health

 

I am sure we have all heard the story about the cell phone guy and his "can you hear me now", line. Also how he died of brain cancer.

Didn't Nexus post about someone he knew well, who spoke at his conference, that kept a cell phone in his shirt pocket all the time, and ended up with a very rare form of cancer in the tissue of the heart, that cost him his life just not so long ago?

 

 

The next thing of import, of course is the tracking of us, on a personal level. The spying, iow.  I don't have to go into that here, we are all well aware of it.  It just keeps getting worse. Used to be if someone wanted to watch you, you were aware of the curtains moving next door, if you came in late, now we have no clue just how intrusive all this technology is, or could be. I will just give a couple links.

http://nsa.gov1.info/utah-data-center/

 

http://nsa.gov1.info/dni/2014/index.html

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Like Maxwell Smart, I can get passed the dangers of WiFi, the fires, the tracking and even having my sex life monitored but for that technician to leave that poor woman at home without hairdryer capability ... :)

 

I remember reading once about the cross hairs in the camera when you get your drivers license photo - that it had the capability of imprinting a laser image (or numerical code) in your forehead (bone) without you being aware, and the remote sensor in your tv can be used as a camera...And your WiFi, if left on, is a permanent microphone that can be listened into with the right phone equipment (when you're not even on the phone). A surprise one I read about was the metallic microchip often stuck inside books when you buy them. They look like a security measure but you can be tracked and monitored. I don't know if these are only  in political books or not but I always remove them when I leave the store (and pay cash).       

 

Just like black ops - we got the Teflon without the rest of the UFO technology, now we get the tracking devices they've always wanted us to have - and WE pay for them! - whilst reimbursing all the money they spent on perfecting surveillance tech... You have to admit it's brilliant.. I"ll try to stick with the antiques for as long as I can hold out...

 

Thanks for these Breezy, fascinating. 

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Awesome, thanks breezy :)

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Mmmm well .....

 

In reference to devices, the sense of "behaving as though guided by intelligence" (as in smart bomb) first attested 1972. Smarts "good sense, intelligence," is first recorded 1968.Smart cookie is from 1948.

 

 

Regrettably my GUIDING INTELLIGENCE seems somewhat ethereal these days........

 

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I am sure we have all heard the story about the cell phone guy and his "can you hear me now", line. Also how he died of brain cancer.

Didn't Nexus post about someone he knew well, who spoke at his conference, that kept a cell phone in his shirt pocket all the time, and ended up with a very rare form of cancer in the tissue of the heart, that cost him his life just not so long ago?

 

 

 

 

 

I think your talking about Philip Coppens who died of angiosarcoma, a rare form of cancer. He carried 2 mobile phones in the inside chest pockets of his jacket, one for business, one for personal.

I heard several of his Nexus talks and had the opportunity to meet him. He was awe inspiring and a really nice bloke. He passed on well before his time.

 

http://www.philipcoppens.com/index.html

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Bostonians will be able to charge their gadgets with solar powered smart benches

Derek Markham

July 8, 2014

 

 

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Soofa

 

"Would you rather sit on a dumb bench, which just holds your butt off the ground, or a smart Soofa, which can both hold your butt off the ground and charge your phone with solar power?

We've got smartphones, smart watches, and smart homes, and soon, at least if you live in Boston, smart benches.

A new initiative in Boston is bringing Soofas, solar powered benches that can not only charge your gadgets, but also monitor air quality and sound levels, to several city parks in a pilot program funded by Cisco.

The Soofas, called "smart urban furniture, were developed by Changing Environments, a spinoff of MIT Media Lab, and are capable of charging mobile gadgets via two USB ports, thanks to a solar panels and the free energy of the sun. And while they're charging phones and powering Facebook updates, they're also gathering environmental data about air quality and noise levels nearby, and uploading them to a public map online."

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http://www.treehugger.com/solar-technology/boston-gets-solar-benches-charge-gadgets-and-monitor-air-quality.html

 

OK well there you go, now, no more sitting on dumb benches, you hear?

 

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Be good in this day and age to not have them stolen or vandalized for their contents= batteries-charge management equipment-and solar panels.

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Researchers have found a way to reveal Wi-Fi passwords by hacking mobile phone controlled LED “smart” lights.

Hackers uncover yet another “Internet of things” vulnerability

 

Story at...

http://www.storyleak.com/smart-lightbulbs-reveal-wi-fi-passwords/

 

 

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And here is a sales pitch for this stuff...

Internet of Things: Using Wireless-Controlled Lighting to Reduce Energy Costs

http://www.em.avnet.com/en-us/design/technical-articles/Pages/Articles/Internet-of-Things-Using-Wireless-Controlled-Lighting-to-Reduce-Energy-Costs.aspx

 

Wireless-controlled solid state lighting offers substantial benefits, not only in managing energy consumption but also in providing a degree of flexibility and ease of use beyond that possible with traditional lighting approaches. For consumers and businesses, wireless lighting systems enable improved use of lighting resources despite continually changing requirements, while simplifying deployment of more sophisticated lighting and energy management strategies. For engineers creating these systems, a broad framework of silicon solutions and protocols helps simplify creation of low cost wireless lighting devices.

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5 Terrifying Smartphone Hacks You Won't Believe Are Possible

Sometimes we fail to appreciate the fact that today, right now, we're living in a sci-fi universe. The smartphone is a miracle of mathematics and engineering genius, converting a little over 4 ounces of inert matter into a Star Trek-level wondercomputer. But the downside of storing your entire world inside an ass-pocket-dwelling supercomputer is that there are always those who are itching to turn that technology against you in ways you'd never expect, like ...

#5. Your Phone's Tilt Sensor Can Sense What You're Typing on Your Computer

#4. Smartphones Can Steal Your Credit Card Information Just by Being Near Them

#3. Fake "Free Charging" Stations May Be Waiting to Ambush You

#2. Fake Cell Towers Can Turn Your Phone into a Remote Listening Device

#1. Big Brother Can Use Your Phone to Spy on You in 3D

 

Full Story at...

http://www.cracked.com/article_20345_5-terrifying-smartphone-hacks-you-wont-believe-are-possible.html

 

 

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Unbelievable I tell you. "now we will have "SMART SHOES" all the easier to track you with, my dear!!

 

New Bluetooth-Enabled Smart Shoes Vibrate to Give You Directions

By Jordyn Taylor
July 25, 2014

 

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We can’t tell if these are better or worse than those godforsaken Vibram toe shoes.

 

Indian startup Ducere Technologies is about to bestow a new form of high-tech footwear unto the world, the Wall Street Journal reports. Called Lechal shoes, the Bluetooth-enabled smart footwear will sync up with an app on the user’s phone, which is connected to Google Maps. Once a user inputs their destination, the app will command the left and right shoes to vibrate, telling the user which way to turn to reach their destination.

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The smart shoes were originally conceived as away to help blind people find their way around more easily, but the company reportedly soon realized that with Lechal shoes, “joggers, mountain bikers or even tourists can plug in their destinations and not have to stop to check their phones as they move because the buzzing in their shoes will let them know when to turn.”

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http://betabeat.com/2014/07/new-bluetooth-enabled-smart-shoes-vibrate-to-give-you-directions/

 

At $100-$150 a pair, they already have 25,000 pre orders!!! Seems to me to be a pretty good way to know exactly, and I do mean, exactly where you are. Let's face it, you might drop your phone, or lay it down somewhere and forget where it is, but I doubt you'd do the same with your shoes. How many more ways will we willingly accept the confines someone else sets, without a second thought? Hell, forget the RFID chip!!  We allow them to follow our every move, but don't see the invisible prison we are literally "walking" right into!!!! We even pay them for the "prison walls" they are building around us with this "smart" (stupid) technology. :angry2:  :angry2:  :angry2: This one has literally blown me away!!

25,000 pre orders at $100-$150 a pair!!   rant off now


 

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Study: Smartphones stunting students’ social skills

August 27, 2014

Bob Kellogg     

 

"LOS ANGELES – When you see a tween or teen on the street, in a store, outside a school building, sitting in a car, eating at a fast food restaurant…virtually anywhere…what are they likely to be doing? If your answer is staring at their Smartphone, you’d probably be right. And a new study done by the University of California Los Angeles says that can be a roadblock in a child’s ability to read emotions.

 

The UCLA psychology department looked at two groups of 11- to 12-year-olds. During the research, one group made significantly more progress than the other. The group deprived of all digital media, even television, performed significantly better at recognizing emotions than those allowed to keep texting and tweeting and talking on Facebook after just five days.

 

In an article published in Malay Mail Online, Patricia Greenfield, senior author of the study, complained, “Many people are looking at the benefits of digital media in education, and not many are looking at the costs. Decreased sensitivity to emotional cues—losing the ability to understand the emotions of other people—is one of the costs.”

 

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) reports that as of 2009 22 percent of teens log on to their favorite social media sites more than 10 times a day, half log on more than once a day. Seventy-five percent own cell phones. Twenty-five percent use them for social media, 54 percent for texting and 24 percent for instant messaging.  No doubt those numbers have increased since that poll was published.

 

Researchers worked with a total of 105 sixth graders from a Southern California public school, a small but significant study. Half of those students spent five days at a nature and science camp where digital technology was strictly taboo. It seems participants were forced to interact with each other face-to-face instead of screen-to-screen."

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http://eagnews.org/study-smartphones-stunting-students-social-skills/

 

why am I not surprised, and this was the reason for the title of this thread

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What happens when your friend’s smartphone can tell that you’re lying

Gary Shapiro

October 331, 2014

 

"In just a few weeks, the next installment of “The Hunger Games” will arrive in movie theaters. The latest in a long line of films to depict a future all-knowing or controlling government — think “1984” or “Minority Report” — the dystopian tale will likely be a runaway hit. But the power to seem all-knowing – or at least know more than do now – may soon lie in technology that’s already in the palm of your hand.

We are nearing a point where our smartphones will be able to recognize a face or voice, in real life or on-screen. And identification is only the most basic of the possibilities. Many app-makers are experimenting with software that can also analyze – able to determine someone’s emotions or honesty just by a few facial cues."
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http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/innovations/wp/2014/10/31/what-happens-when-your-friends-smartphone-can-tell-that-youre-lying/

 

 

 

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What happens when your friend’s smartphone can tell that you’re lying

Gary Shapiro

October 331, 2014

 

"In just a few weeks, the next installment of “The Hunger Games” will arrive in movie theaters. The latest in a long line of films to depict a future all-knowing or controlling government — think “1984” or “Minority Report” — the dystopian tale will likely be a runaway hit. But the power to seem all-knowing – or at least know more than do now – may soon lie in technology that’s already in the palm of your hand.

We are nearing a point where our smartphones will be able to recognize a face or voice, in real life or on-screen. And identification is only the most basic of the possibilities. Many app-makers are experimenting with software that can also analyze – able to determine someone’s emotions or honesty just by a few facial cues."

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http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/innovations/wp/2014/10/31/what-happens-when-your-friends-smartphone-can-tell-that-youre-lying/

 

 

 

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Hello, Amazon: Shopping giant reveals $200 smart speaker than can learn its owners voice - and act as a personal assistant as well as play music they ask for
Mark Prigg

Nov. 6, 2014
 

 

  • Amazon launched surprise product on Twitter with no warning
  • Has microphones to pick up voices even in a large room
  • Will only listen when it hears the word Alexa 

"Amazon has launched a new $200 smart speaker that can can listen to its owner and follow their commands.

Called Echo, the cylinder can do everything from play music to read out your diary and weather for the day.

The firm launched the speaker with a single tweet, and users can request an invite to buy one today.

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What it can do: Amazon said the speaker can do everything from read the weather to update shopping lists
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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2824422/Amazon-reveals-200-smart-speaker-follow-voice-commands-act-personal-assistant-play-music.html

 

well, all righty then!! :wink: 

 

 

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AH yes --and soon to be released----wait for it--wait for it--------A device to wipe your arse---and its a mini usb rechargable too-- :rolleyes:

 

FFS----soon the sheeple will not have a skerick of brain power left--------------NO F$%^ING thank you

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About those smart meters

This Woman’s Death May Confirm All Your Suspicions About Smart Meters

Oct. 1, 2014

Daniel Jennings

 

"Smart meters may be linked to a series of house fires and one death in two Nevada communities, and the fire chiefs of the towns have asked the state Public Utilities Commission to launch an investigation, which it is doing.

Reno, Nevada Fire Chief Michael Hernandez and Sparks, Nevada, Fire Chief Tom Garrison say they know of nine fires which could have been caused by smart meters. A 61-year-old woman was fatally burned in one of them, The Reno Gazette-Journal reported.

A North Carolina company, Sensus, makes the meters in question.

“Based on physical evidence … the Sensus meter cannot be eliminated as the ignition source,” forensic investigator Andrew Thoresen wrote of a blaze that killed Michelle Sherman, 61. “Data tends to suggest the meter may have failed.”

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http://www.offthegridnews.com/2014/10/01/this-womans-death-may-confirm-all-your-suspicions-about-smart-meters/

 

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Spread that one far and wide landdownunder! That is such a refreshing view on this reduction of life to a small screen that we see surrounding us on a daily basis! I have felt this way for a while as I see friends sucked into the web of the web! I do see more and more people realizing this truth and turning away from it all.

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Korean university develops smart prosthetic skin that helps patients feel 

BY Alejandro Alba    

December 9, 2014

 

"Researchers at Seoul National University found a way to coat prosthetics with nerve stimulation sensors. Patients will be able to sense pressure, heat and humidity."

 

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"Prosthetics just got smarter. Researchers at Seoul National University developed smart prosthetic skin that allows patients to regain their sense of touch.

 

The smart skin is made of stretchable silicon nanoribbons—ultra-thin, clear strips of graphene—with arrays of pressure, temperature, humidity, strain and nerve stimulation sensors. The group of researchers published a study that details their product and its performance.

 

"The prosthetic hand and laminated electronic skin could encounter many complex operations such as hand shaking, keyboard tapping, ball grasping, holding a cup of hot/cold drink, touching dry/wet surfaces and human to human contact," the study abstract reads."

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http://www.nydailynews.com/news/world/seoul-develops-smart-prosthetic-skin-patients-feel-article-1.2039571

 

Stretchable ​silicon nanoribbon electronics for skin prosthesis - abstract

http://www.nature.com/ncomms/2014/141209/ncomms6747/full/ncomms6747.html#figures

 

hmmm, noticed that graphene is being used 

Now this "smart" technology, at first glance, could be a good thing.

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Smart grid powers up privacy worries

Jan. 1, 2015

By David Perera

 

 

"The next Big Data threat to our privacy may come from the electricity we consume in our homes.

 

“Smart” online power meters are tracking energy use — and that data may soon be worth more than the electricity they distribute.

 

The Department of Energy is publishing in January the final draft of a voluntary code of conduct governing data privacy for smart meters, 38 million of which have already been installed nationwide. The meters gather information about household electricity consumption and transmit it wirelessly at regular intervals to the supplier. It’s a key element in the push for the so-called smart grid, a more efficient way to distribute the nation’s electricity.
 

But, despite the voluntary code, critics fear consumers will still be cajoled or conned into giving up their data, not just to power companies but to third-party data aggregators. Too much money is at stake, they say. And the huge profits to be made could upend the business model of energy utilities.

 

“I think the data is going to be worth a lot more than the commodity that’s being consumed to generate the data,” said Miles Keogh, director of grants and research at the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners.

 

All sorts of inferences about people’s private lives are potentially available from detailed energy consumption data. The number of people inside a house. Daily routines. Degree of religious observance. Household appliance usage. Even, according to two German hackers, what’s on the television, given a fast enough meter refresh rate.

 

“Very sensitive information can be revealed about homes, and homes are the most sacred privacy environment,” said Nancy King, an Oregon State University business law and ethics academic who’s studying smart meter deployments."

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http://www.politico.com/story/2015/01/energy-electricity-data-use-113901.html

 

Interesting read  !!

 

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Cyborg Superpower: Man Can Hear the Internet

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Television, cellphones, radio, WiFi—modern civilization converses in radio waves.

Most of us need some kind of device to translate the signals into something we can consume on a screen or through a speaker. But in the television show, Alphas, one of the characters, Gary Bell, can literally see and read electromagnetic waves.

In the show, Bell’s ability is a fictional superpower—but the larger point? The world is brimming with information invisible to our fairly limited senses. A new project, Phantom Terrains aims to make us all a little bit more like Gary Bell.

hacked-hearing-aid-hears-wifi.jpgThe project is a collaboration between Frank Swain and Daniel Jones. Swain, a writer, suffers from progressive hearing loss and recently got hearing aids. Jones is an artist and software engineer specializing in sound and technology. The two got together and hacked Swain’s hearing aids to not only augment his hearing, but give him another sense entirely.

The hacked hearing aids pick up WiFi signals and translate network identifiers, data rates, and encryption modes into sounds. Combined, they make for a unique audio fingerprint that can be recognized, granting a sense of a city's "invisible data topographies" as they walk the streets.

 

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However, laoyaoba.com also claims the watch may be delayed as it must be certified as a medical device with the Food and Drug Administration.

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Last night, Samsung revealed a new smart wristband and announced plans to let manufacturers use the same core components - much like the mobile phone market. Ram Fish, Vice President of Digital Health for Samsung is pictured displaying the Simband

Apple has already revealed it is working with Mayo Clinic, Cleveland Clinic and the National Institutes of Health on its HealthKit app, which is believed to work in tandem with the iWatch.

Earlier reports say the watch will includes more than 10 sensors to take health measurements and other data.

It is also set to come in multiple sizes - and is expected to go on sale in October.

The much rumoured watch is believed to be about to begin mass production in Taiwan.

The Wall Street Journal also said that Apple is planning multiple screen sizes for the device, and previous rumour have claimed a male and female version will be released.

Rumours still differ as to whether the watch will be round or rectangular.



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new tech in 2015 

i have thoughts about the tech that will become available to but 

so it can show our state of being healthy unhealthy and maybe even 

what to balance 

the only thing i stumble about is that people would become too reliant 

of such things 

not the technology itself but how it can be used 

 

my imagination lets me know that maybe it would also be more okay 

that being conscious of how are you can be achieved by listening inside 

or looking to a wristwatch 

because what will happen when they run out of power 

 

how are you ? then would have a whole new meaning 

 

or even that those who has the tech has also the power 

and if given or granted they can use it and i believe even vicariously

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You Have a ‘GPS’ in Your Brain, Could It Help You Find Love? Your Lost Dog?

 

The universe is full of mysteries that challenge our current knowledge. In "Beyond Science" Epoch Times collects stories about these strange phenomena to stimulate the imagination and open up previously undreamed of possibilities. Are they true? You decide.

A Nobel Prize in medicine was awarded Monday for the discovery of “an inner GPS in the brain.” While this function of the brain affects how we geographically map our surroundings, could it also guide us in other ways?

Theories building on this discovery take us into the realm of intuition and “coincidences.” When you bump into just the right person at just the right time, could it be this internal global positioning system (GPS) at work?

Norwegian researcher Edvard Moser, his wife, May-Britt Moser, and British-American scientist Dr. John O’Keefe found that so-called grid cellsin the brain comprise this inner GPS. 

Grid cells are located in the hippocampus and may also be located in the anterior cingulate part of the brain, which plays an important role in human emotion, said Dr. Bernard Beitman, a Yale-educated psychiatrist currently working from the University of Virginia, after reading some of the prize-winning research. “This emotional aspect of grid cell mapping could make particular locations more highly charged in our brain-based maps. Like the maps used in GPS navigation, these maps could then help us find pathways to emotionally important people, things, and situations,” Dr. Beitman wrote in an email to Epoch Times.

Epoch Times asked Moser and Moser what they thought of this idea. Edvard Moser responded via email that “the link to emotions is very speculative.”

Dr. Beitman agrees that the connections are speculative, “But it is on such evidence that new theories can develop.” Many coincidence anecdotes he’s heard make it clear to him that people are somehow able to map their location in relation to emotionally significant people or places. “Just how [this works] is our fun question,” he said. 

He gave an example: “A mother felt her 6-year-old daughter was in danger and rushed to the edge of a deep-water quarry to find her happily playing at the water’s edge. How did the mother ‘feel’ the danger? How did she ‘know’ how to get there?”

Similarly, as a child Dr. Beitman found his lost dog after he made a wrong turn in a familiar neighborhood. It was strange for him to go in this direction, yet it led him exactly where he needed to go.

 

The file-drawer effect can explain some of these coincidences, he said: we remember all the times we found what we needed when we needed it through a surprising and accidental chain of events, but we forget all the times this didn’t happen. If you take into account the wealth of misses, the hits become more probable statistically. To illustrate this further, you may find it really remarkable that the person sitting next to you at a dinner party has the same birthday as you—that’s a “hit.” But, if you take into account all the dinner parties you’ve been to in your life, or all the dinner parties all humans have been to, at which two people sat next to each other and didn’t have the same birthday (a plethora of misses), it seems more likely that this would happen at least once among all these cases. It really is a one-in-a-million occurrence if you look at the million misses it took to get one hit. 

Nonetheless, Dr. Beitman thinks the file-drawer effect cannot explain the entire phenomenon and he’s not the only one. Veterinarian Dr. Michael Fox has heard of pets tracking down their owners or finding help when they need it in situations that seem to defy even their heightened sense of smell, sight, or hearing.

Dr. Beitman and Dr. Fox both theorize about sensory data around us that we subconsciously perceive. This data would guide the GPS. Dr. Beitman talks of the “psychesphere,” and Dr. Fox talks of the “empathosphere”—a layer of existence around us that we can’t perceive with the five senses, but which contains emotional information we may pick up on with yet-to-be-discovered sensory receptors.

MORE: “Do Animals Have ESP? Unexplained Stories Seem to Show Animal Clairvoyance”

MORE: “Is There a Physical Explanation for the ‘Vibes’ You Get Off People?”

If we make this discovery or understand better the phenomenon, said Dr. Beitman, we may be able to make useful coincidences more common in our lives. Perhaps this GPS could often help us find lost children. Maybe it could help us find love, or the right job, or a helping hand in a time of need. Of course, much mystery remains in figuring this all out—but for Dr. Beitman, it’s a train of thought worth following with further investigation.

Professor of aerospace science and dean emeritus of the School of Engineering and Applied Science at Princeton University Robert G. Jahnhas written about a “consciousness space grid” or “a grid of experience.”

In his book “Margins of Reality,” he wonders about the physical existence of human consciousness and how it may be mapped. He also ponders, from the perspective of quantum physics, how consciousness may move toward a goal. “A person is described as a ‘close’ friend or ‘distant’ relative, as ‘deep’ in thought or ‘high’ as a kite; an idea may be ‘central,’ ‘remote,’ or ‘far out'; and we allow our minds to ‘wander’ over various conceptual ‘grounds,’ before taking a ‘position’ on an issue.” 

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Luna smart mattress will turn off lights when you go to sleep, get coffee ready when you’re waking up

Andrew Griffin

Jan. 29, 2015

 

 

"A new smart mattress hopes to create the perfect conditions for sleeping and waking up by controlling your house.

Luna’s new device fits around the mattress like a cover, and monitors whether those sleeping on it are asleep. When it senses that they are, it can power down lights or change heating settings. And when it detects that they’re waking back up, it can start brewing coffee or turn the lights back on.

And while you’re asleep, it will track the room temperature and how much sleep you get, creating the perfect conditions. The bed has “dual zone temperature”, which means that it can monitor differnet sides of the bed separately."

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http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/news/luna-smart-mattress-will-turn-off-lights-when-you-go-to-sleep-get-coffee-ready-when-youre-waking-up-10010695.html

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