Saturday, April 1, 2017

A Message from Britain

When traveling we meet many people from many backgrounds and cultures.

Here is a view that many Americans can relate to.

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Saturday, February 25, 2017

Is the Future Approaching Faster Than One Can Handle….

re-posted from beforeitsnews.com/




In 1998, Kodak had 170,000 employees and sold 85% of all photo paper worldwide.
Within just a few years, their business model disappeared and they went bankrupt.
What happened to Kodak will happen in a lot of industries in the next 10 years and, most people won’t see it coming. Did you think in 1998 that 3 years later you would never take pictures on film again?
Yet digital cameras were invented in 1975. The first ones only had 10,000 pixels, but followed Moore’s law. So as with all exponential technologies, it was a disappointment for a time, before it became way superior and became mainstream in only a few short years. It will now happen again with Artificial Intelligence, health, autonomous and electric cars, education, 3Dprinting, agriculture and jobs.
 Welcome to the 4th Industrial Revolution. Welcome to the Exponential Age . Software will disrupt most traditional industries in the next 5-10 years.
Uber is just a software tool, they don’t own any cars, and are now the biggest taxi company in the world.

Airbnb is now the biggest hotel company in the world, although they don’t own any properties.

Artificial Intelligence:
 Computers become exponentially better in understanding the world . This year, a computer beat the best Go-player in the world, 10 years earlier than expected.

In the US , young lawyers already don’t get jobs. Because of IBM’s Watson, you can get legal advice (so far for more or less basic stuff) within seconds, with 90% accuracy compared with 70% accuracy when done by humans.
So if you study law, stop immediately. There will be 90% less lawyers in the future, only specialists will remain.


Watson already helps nurses diagnosing cancer, its 4 times more accurate than human nurses. Facebook now has a pattern recognition software that can recognize faces better than humans. In 2030, computers will become more intelligent than humans.

 Health: The Tricorder X price will be announced this year.
There are companies who will build a medical device (called the “Tricorder” from Star Trek) that works with your phone, which takes your retina scan, your blood sample and you breath into it.
It then analyses 54 bio-markers that will identify nearly any disease.. It will be cheap, so in a few years everyone on this planet will have access to world class medical analysis, nearly for free Goodbye, medical establishment.





 ( NEVER!/Albert) Autonomous cars :    In 2018 the first self driving cars will appear for the public. Around 2020, the complete industry will start to be disrupted. You don’t want to own a car anymore. You will call a car with your phone, it will show up at your location and drive you to your destination. You will not need to park it, you only pay for the driven distance and can be productive while driving. Our kids will never get a driver’s licence and will never own a car.
It will change the cities, because we will need 90-95% less cars for that. We can transform former parking spaces into parks. 1.2 million people die each year in car accidents worldwide. We now have one accident every 60,000 miles (100,000 km), with autonomous driving that will drop to 1 accident in 6 million miles (10 million km). That will save a million lives each year. Most car companies will probably become bankrupt.

Traditional car companies try the evolutionary approach and just build a better car, while tech companies (Tesla, Apple, Google) will do the revolutionary approach and build a computer on wheels. Many engineers from Volkswagen and Audi; are completely terrified of Tesla. Insurance companies will have massive trouble because without accidents, the insurance will become 100x cheaper. Their car insurance business model will disappear.
Real estate will change. Because if you can work while you commute, people will move further away to live in a more beautiful neighborhood. Electric cars will become mainstream about 2020. Cities will be less noisy because all new cars will run on electricity.

Electricity will become incredibly cheap and clean: Solar production has been on an exponential curve for 30 years, but you can now see the burgeoning impact.
 Last year, more solar energy was installed worldwide than fossil. Energy companies are desperately trying to limit access to the grid to prevent competition from home solar installations, but that can’t last. Technology will take care of that strategy.
With cheap electricity comes cheap and abundant water. Desalination of salt water now only needs 2kWh per cubic meter (@ 0.25 cents). 

We don’t have scarce water in most places, we only have scarce drinking water. Imagine what will be possible if anyone can have as much clean water as he wants, for nearly no cost.


 3D printing: 
The price of the cheapest 3D printer came down from $18,000 to $400 within 10 years. In the same time, it became 100 times faster.



 All major shoe companies have already started 3D printing shoes.

 At the end of this year, new smart phones will have 3D scanning possibilities. You can then 3D scan your feet and print your perfect shoe at home.




 Some spare airplane parts are already 3D printed in remote airports. The space station now has a printer that eliminates the need for the large amount of spare parts they used to have in the past.

In China, they already 3D printed and built a complete 6-storey office building. By 2027, 10% of everything that’s being produced will be 3D printed.

Business opportunities:       If you think of a niche you want to go in, first ask yourself: “In the future, do I think we will have that?” and if the answer is yes, how can you make that happen sooner? If it doesn’t work with your phone, forget the idea. And any idea designed for success in the 20th century is doomed to failure in the 21st century.  

Work :    70-80% of jobs will disappear in the next 20 years.
There will be a lot of new jobs, but it is not clear if there will be enough new jobs in such a short time. This will require a rethink on wealth distribution.

 Agriculture :    There will be a $100 agricultural robot in the future.
Farmers in 3rd world countries can then become managers of their field instead of working all day on their fields.
 Aeroponics will need much less water.
The first Petri dish produced veal, is now available and will be cheaper than cow produced veal in 2018. Right now, 30% of all agricultural surfaces is used for cows. Imagine if we don’t need that space anymore.
 There are several startups who will bring insect protein to the market shortly.


It contains more protein than meat. It will be labeled as “alternative protein source” (because most people still reject the idea of eating insects). There is an app called “moodies” which can already tell in which mood you’re in.









By 2020 there will be apps that can tell by your facial expressions, if you are lying. Imagine a political debate where it’s being displayed when they’re telling the truth and when they’re not.

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Monday, December 26, 2016

Big "Climate Change News" also gas update

 

Update to  Mexican Gas Shortage ( Below)

 

The United States’ Highest Paid Climate Change Expert Has Been Sentenced to 32 Months in Federal Prison on Fraud Charges.

 

The United States' highest paid climate change expert has been sentenced to 32 months in federal prison on fraud charges.


John C. Beale’s crimes were “inexplicable” and “unbelievably egregious,” said Judge Ellen Huvelle in imposing the sentence in a Washington. D.C. federal court.

Beale drew a $200,000 plus salary per year and regularly travelled around the world staying high end hotels – all at the taxpayer’s expense – while claiming to be saving the world from global warming as well as working for the CIA on covert assignments.
What else do you think he has been lying about?
nbcnews reports:

“Why did I do this? Greed – simple greed – and I’m ashamed of that greed,” Beale told the court. He also said it was possible that he got a “rush” and a “sense of excitement” by telling people he was worked for the CIA. “It was something like an addiction,” he said.

Beale plead guilty in September to bilking the government out of nearly $1 million in salary and other benefits over a decade. He perpetrated his fraud largely by failing to show up at the EPA for months at a time, including one 18-month stretch starting in June 2011 when he did “absolutely no work,” as his lawyer acknowledged in a sentencing memo filed last week.

When Huvelle asked Beale what he was doing when he claimed he was working for the CIA, he said, “I spent time exercising. I spent a lot of time working on my house.”

He also said he used the time “trying to find ways to fine tune the capitalist system” to discourage companies from damaging the environment. “I spent a lot of time reading on that,” said Beale.
Prosecutor Jim Smith said Beale’s crimes made him a “poster child for what is wrong with government.”

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FINAL UPDATE GASOLINE SHORTAGE: PEMEX BUSTED!!!

I have had this written in many forms and someone keeps telling me that I can't say it that way.

I have been told to keep my mouth shut on Mexican topics. I'll try to say this again in a more acceptable way. I received information that was given out by a top individual at Pemex. There is no gas shortage at all. The denial of fuel to the pumps is a result of changing of Pemex sourcing, and it is not going well for the Mexican people. To the best of my knowledge it was not the elected government that did this. The normal Mexican system has been compromised. A crisis has been manufactured out of thin air to make people thankful when the gas returns at a MUCH HIGHER price. This was done over Christmas so manufacturing would not be deeply affected.
I have been messaged several times about flipping on this topic. All I can do is report things as I see it. And if something changes I can't help that. The people doing this were feeding everyone at the gas stations lies. The U.S. stopped nothing, it was a game. And I have the details about this but cannot say them. This is Mexico, and I am not going to be stupid about what I say with Mexican politics. I am not "bought off" by anyone, I am only choosing to keep my nose out of the actual details of this for a damn good reason.
If the U.S. had stopped shipments, as was being said at all the gas stations, then my conclusion it meant war would have been accurate. I cannot help it if lies were told about why there was no gas, and correcting it after receiving insider information is not "flipping on the topic". It was NOT the elected officials that did this, Mexico is changing its oil policy and a few filthy private sector ***S stepped in and screwed everyone the second they were handed the power to do it.
I don't care if people can't find this in the news, you all know the MSM is full of sh*t and buries certain topics. This topic got buried by the MSM probably as a favor to some very evil people. Life on the ground is very different here, maybe I should take a video of one of these damn gas lines at one of the very few stations that has gas so the few people who choose to be rude will at least have a little class when they send comments.
Even the Mexican press is not saying jack about millions of people not being able to get gas. It is like a huge joke to them obviously, they obviously do not give a damn and why would they when they themselves are deeply interwoven with the people pulling this crap?. And I am not blind, I am sitting smack dab in the middle of a metro area that is OUT OF GAS with a population of over 2 million. Leon, Silau, Guanajuato - ALL OF THEM are right here, and NONE OF THEM have gas. That's well over 2 million people in one shot. Nothing in the news. WHAT GIVES?
As a side comment here, some people actually thought I meant that the U.S. would cut off gas before going to war with Mexico. NOPE. The U.S. would cut off gas to Mexico before going to war with Russia. If the stories at the pump were true, that would be the only reason because business is business and there would be no way gas would be cut off for any other reason. Look at history. Look at world war 2. In serious wartime, America keeps all production to itself. As it turns out, that was just a lie to direct public anger for a corrupted action at America rather than where it should be. America had nothing to do with this. They lied about America cutting off the gas, they lied about the gas now having to come from China, there is no needed shortage at all, as confirmed by an insider at Pemex. And if they had waited a month with all of this, they could have blamed it all on Trump! Bad timing I guess but then again, they'd have caused problems for manufacturing if they did this mid January.

Saturday, December 24, 2016

Gasoline Outage in Mexico .

I thought this may be important information for fellow snowbirds planning to go to Mexico this season...


1:30 PM update on Mexican gasoline situation.
We talked to 3 different gas stations and observed the situation at several more. Here it is:
Gas lines were up to 1/4 mile long at 2 stations that got gas overnight and vanished at around 11:30 AM when those stations ran out. We did not ask questions at those stations because they were chaos. At the other stations there were no cars and accesses on some were blocked off. We went into two that were not blocked off and one that was.
CONSENSUS:
1. 100 percent unanimous consensus that the United States caused the problem. This was also the case at the stations we asked yesterday.
2. 100 percent unanimous consensus that there will be no normal gas until some time in January.
3. 100 percent unanimous consensus that the Mexican government was going to milk the situation for as much cash as possible, and that it did not need to be this bad if they did not want it to be this bad.
4. 50/50 consensus: Gas shipments will be resumed from America – other 50 – China will send the gas.
Other salient details: Claudia has direct daily contact with a Mexican billionaire family. That family said that the government is not causing this on purpose, that it was a real crisis, and that they were going to let limited gas into the system from government reserves that would normally be for other purposes. But it will not be situation normal. The Mexican government has not raised gas prices a single cent. That will change in January though.
There was no refinery issue that caused this. The normal Mexican infrastructure for distribution is fine.
Gas station attendants are panicking, because they need customers for cash and they suddenly have no income. One repeated several times that they were in serious trouble because they were not making any money. Only about 15 percent of the stations received gas last night. These were mobbed until dry in the morning. One station had gas after 11:30, but they said they could only give it to people who had a “pass”, whatever that meant.
OK, so that is the situation on the ground. There is massive speculation on what caused America to suddenly stop sending gas. NO ONE has the answer. MY SPECULATION: America stopped gas shipments to Mexico so it would be available in America for a WAR. PERIOD. It is the only thing that makes any sense. I have not received any official word on this, but that would be my guess.
SUMMARY: Yesterday evening enormous portions of Mexico ran out of gas without warning. I am talking a personally confirmed MINIMUM of 18 million people, and it probably is more like 100 million people without gas. There was no explanation given other than that “The U.S. stopped sending gas” and “Now we have to wait until January for more to arrive from China” This is what the gas stations were saying. Obviously, if the U.S. really did stop sending gas suddenly, it would be a war preparation move, where the U.S. would be stockpiling gas before a huge world war to stop Trump from getting in.
There is a LOT about this topic on this page now. I am going out today to get an update on this crisis.
One reader pointed out that Mexico is a large crude oil producer. Possibly. But that does not necessarily mean gasoline, it might mean road tar. And contrary to what people think, Mexico has a huge number of cars on the road and is similar to America that way. So gas demands are very high.
One guy trolled me and said the CIA blew up Mexico’s last refinery years ago. That is a laugh, Mexico has some absolutely giant refineries. And that begs the question: How on earth did gas just suddenly run out? It did not fade out, it was just suddenly gone. If it really is gone, it would mean that the government did not warn the people of an obvious approaching crisis.
This morning, cars are gone from driveways about 80 percent of normal. But no one idled them like they usually do (usually people idle them for 10 minutes or more before driving which I think is stupid) and today they all started them and drove immediately. Overall traffic is down by at least 70 percent so they are driving to single important destinations. It is much quieter.
One guy messaged me and said “war with Mexico is on!” and I shook my head. Obviously not. Others messaged saying that the U.S. exported more oil to Mexico than ever this year and that there was a 40 year ban on oil exports to Mexico prior to this year. That’s BULLSHIT, Mexicans all know the gas has always come from America and I don’t care what gets quoted to the contrary. They are angry with Pemex, which charges huge prices and never develops anything. All Mexicans know Mexico could be oil independent and simply blame corruption for that never happening.
So with the gasoline crisis in Mexico, which regardless of what you are reading in the TOTAL BULLSHIT SCAMMING LYING MSM THAT COULD NOT GET THE TRUTH RIGHT EVEN AFTER A BULLET THROUGH THE BRAIN, Mexico has a severe fuel crisis ongoing right now and it is not just one city, this is widespread from the U.S. border down to Mexico City. 
I do not know if Mexico City itself is out of gas yet, but the states of Queretaro, Guanajuato and Jalisco are out that I have confirmed myself because they are neighboring states, one of them I drove into, and THAT is worthy of world news all by itself. All the gas stations said there would be nothing more until next year because “a boat had to come from China to bring it” because “the U.S. is not sending it anymore”.
Claudia and I got early warning and led the pack with a Mercedes and a Nissan following out of state in a mad rush for gas elsewhere and when we pulled in to the first gas station in the neighboring state we were the first and there was suddenly a huge mob of cars behind us waiting for gas. It was like the beginning of a disaster movie. And then that state (not only that station) ran out of gas completely two hours later. I am going out now to get an update on the situation.
Post from last night:
Question: What cities are out of gas? My response: That’s hard to know. But at present, it appears problems are happening in Guadalajara, and DEFINITE: The city of Leon and outlying areas with a population of 2 million is completely out of gas at all pumps and all gas stations in the entire city. All other cities in the state of Gunanajuato are confirmed to be completely out of gas. The state of Queretaro is out of gas. The state of Chihuahua is confirmed to be completely out of gas. All Texas border areas in Mexico are confirmed out of gas. That would strongly imply that the city of Monterrey is out of gas. And since these states range from south central Mexico all the way North, the gas crisis is obviously huge.
Claudia just got back from a Christmas party that was heavily weighted with Mexico’s upper class, and in their circles nothing is confirmed as to why this is happening other than ALL gas is going to be coming from China now. That is why I issued the war warning in the original report (below) on this because if that be the case, WHY IS IT THE CASE? They are not saying it is because of any war but maybe they did not think of that because they are not in on whatever this is.
One huge factor is that this is all such a huge surprise. Yesterday morning everything was fine. In the evening NO GAS. So everyone is running like a chicken with it’s head cut off trying to find that one last location that might still have gas.
There is a side issue that should not have taken effect yet – Mexico has a new energy policy that regulates the gas stations, and all of the stations have to sign it or they will receive no gas. However, action on this was supposed to start on January 1 and the cutoff was not supposed to be instant. So though that needs to be considered in the future, it should not have done anything today.
Mexican perception is that the government is playing games, and simply cut off imports from the U.S. so they can get them from China instead and make more money. But it would be beyond stupid to just stop importing from America and wait for the slow boat to arrive while the nation crashes. The only thing that makes sense is that America cut off exports, and Mexico has to scramble to get gas from anywhere possible. And if that most rational outcome is what is at play here, stockpiling by the U.S. in preparation for a MAJOR war is the only conceivable reason.
I do not have all the answers with this, I can only say what is being said, what has happened, and then think rationally about what it means.
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