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Old 2016-07-18, 14:01   Link #61
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"From 2000 to 2012, Brazil was one of the fastest-growing major economies in the world, with an average annual GDP growth rate of over 5%, with its economy in 2012 surpassing that of the United Kingdom, temporarily making Brazil the world's sixth largest economy. However, Brazil's economy growth decelerated in 2013 and the country entered an ongoing recession in 2014"

All of this in just 3 years? 0_0

I won;t even imagine what will happen if USA ever enter recession...
lets see

Brazil is facing its biggest corruption scandal in a century
Its oil company is facing bankruptcy
its president is being impeach
Rio is bankrupt
2 weeks to Olympic and its facility is not close to finish
there is also a recession
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Old 2016-07-18, 14:31   Link #62
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Basically the Olympics is their present hope for recovery I suppose.
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Old 2016-07-18, 14:34   Link #63
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Basically the Olympics is their present hope for recovery I suppose.
Abandon all hope then.

Last Olympic to make money for the host city was Salt Lake.
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Old 2018-01-04, 18:30   Link #64
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China's Socially Networked Repression:

"China's social credit score in action (it's how China is ushering in a long night of
socially networked repression).

Essentially, this is a score that follows you for life. It's public and accessible.

It goes down: If you break any rules, say bad things online, pay a creditor late, or any
of a rapidly expanding list of immoral things...

A negative score impacts your ability to access government services. The companies
you can buy products from (they don't want to sell to people with low scores). Your
friends and the people you can marry (they get a lower score if you have a low score).

China's dictatorship needed a way to control an advanced, socially networked society.

This is it."

See:

http://globalguerrillas.typepad.com/...epression.html

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http://globalguerrillas.typepad.com/...dit-score.html

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https://www.wired.co.uk/article/chin...ivacy-invasion
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Old 2018-08-28, 22:49   Link #65
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It may be 2018, but the Chinese are increasingly living in 1984:

"Workers in China are being hooked up with brain-reading devices that feed information
about their moods to their employers, raising concerns about the privacy of people’s
most basic emotions.

Electronic sensors that fit into hats and helmets are being used in China on an
“unprecedented” scale to read employees’ emotions, the South China Morning Post
reports, in what firms say is part of a drive to increase efficiency and productivity,

But the efforts to tap into the data is sparking concerns that powerful companies are
reading the minds of their employees, with one Chinese psychology professor warning
that the systems could represent a "whole new level" of privacy abuse.

Although details about how the technology works are not clear, reports suggest
devices use lightweight sensors and artificial intelligence algorithms to monitor
brainwaves and detect spikes in emotions such as rage, anxiety and depression. They
can be concealed in safety helmets or uniform hats, and stream data to computers
accessed by employers.

The Post reports that the technology is government-backed and is known to be used
in the electronic equipment, electric power supply and telecommunications industries,
plus in the military in China."

See:

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/201...kers-emotions/
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Old 2018-08-28, 23:35   Link #66
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Are we sure they aren't just using this data to design AI to replace their workforce, or for other applications.
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Old 2018-08-29, 01:20   Link #67
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On the bright side, those Psycho-Pass guns were pretty cool.
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Old 2019-02-11, 11:20   Link #68
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Old 2019-05-23, 23:46   Link #69
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Waking up in a virtual jail with no recollection of how you got there:

"China's growing surveillance state has made the news again. The NYT described a
"God's-eye" -- perhaps better described as a State's-eye -- view of Chinese society as
seen from the millions of networked devices that are blanketing the country."


"The combination of ubiquitous sensors and database fusion has allowed the
Communist party to create "virtual cages" for millions of people. It's easy with Internet
Of Things technology to turn off an individual's credit card, phone, car, refrigerator etc
should he stray into a proscribed zone.

The Times notes the nightmare "it is also a vision that some of President Trump’s aides
have begun citing in a push for tougher action against Chinese companies in the
intensifying trade war. Beyond concerns about market barriers, theft and national
security, they argue that China is using technology to strengthen authoritarianism at
home and abroad — and that the United States must stop it."

Suddenly a war over the future of the Internet has broken out. It is perhaps the first
major conflict over a nonphysical system in the history of the world and it has come to
the front rank virtually by surprise after decades of the public being told tomorrow
would be a world without borders."


"The virtual high ground of this new war is the architecture of 5G: "digital cellular
networks, in which the service area covered by providers is divided into a mosaic of
small geographical areas called cells," with up to a million devices per square kilometer.
This creates an ecosystem teeming with electronic life, the Internet of Things where
"everything from toasters to dog collars to dialysis pumps to running shoes will be
connected. Remote robotic surgery will be routine, the military will develop hypersonic
weapons, and autonomous vehicles will cruise safely along smart highways."

It would also be the scaffolding of China's virtual cage. Whoever controls 5G will be able
to surveil and control the planet. Those in charge of the network could be omniscient
and potentially omnipotent over unprotected man made systems. To guard against
China ruling this kingdom the Trump administration has banned US companies, most
notably Google, from selling technology to Chinese giant Huawei.

The urgency of the challenge was underscored by The Hill's comparison of the situation
to Apollo. "We are in another innovation race right now. The race to 5G [is] a contest
that could have more far-reaching effects than the race to the moon. The Trump
administration deserves credit for articulating a policy that aims to see America win the
race to 5G." Steve Bannon had an even more extreme formulation. “It is a massive
national security issue to the West. The executive order is 10 times more important
than walking away from the trade deal. It [Huawei] is a major national security threat,
not just to the US but to the rest of the world. We are going to shut it down.”

While stopping China might prevent the worst it will not end the threat. 5G is like
Sauron's ring. As long as it exists someone -- the EU, Washington, Big Silicon or
Western industry -- will wear it. The result may not be Beijing's "virtual cage" but it will
potentially be an electronic jail nonetheless. Who can resist wielding such power?"

See:

https://pjmedia.com/richardfernandez...you-got-there/
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Old 2019-05-24, 00:58   Link #70
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I dunno man.....speaking purely about the security and privacy risks of IOT can't you as an individual consumer just....not own them or at least reduce your dependency on them if you're really concerned? Smart medical devices and the like have many benefits and drawbacks but that's for the institutions to manage. The individual consumer in his daily life though....do they really need a smart fridge, smart car, smart washing machine, smart shower, smart home, smart whatever etc? What next? Smart underwear? If you're going to wire yourself into a grid, at least make sure the grid is designed with security in mind (which it currently isn't)
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Old 2019-06-12, 23:34   Link #71
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Will Modern Hyperconnectivity Allow China to Determine the
Destiny of Civilization?:


"Robert Spalding, formerly "the chief China strategist for the chairman of the Joint
Chiefs," described what he thought was at stake in the U.S.-China "trade war" in which
the role of Beijing's telecom giant Huawei figures prominently. In an interview with
American thought leaders, Spalding argued that it was bigger than a trade war. "It's
really about what kind of world we want to live in." China, like the U.S., realized that
globalization was not content-free and was trying to shape it to its own purposes. The
following are paraphrases from his interview found here.

We were so hubristic as Americans we failed to recognize that over
long history China's been invaded and conquered so many times that
they have a unique ability to absorb those invaders and slowly change
them into Chinese. We thought we'd turn them into Americans but in
reality we're becoming more and more -- not Chinese -- but certainly
like the Chinese Communist Party, a Marxist-Leninist organization
hybrid of what the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany was

Beijing is deliberately using the hyperconnectivity of the modern world to determine not
only the character of globalization but even the destiny of civilization. While the
Chinese understood that this the question in Spalding's mind was whether anyone in the
American establishment did. Beijing is calculating that if they push back hard,
Washington will fold because many politicians don't understand what is at stake."

See:

https://pjmedia.com/richardfernandez...ough-the-wire/
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Old 2019-06-13, 00:49   Link #72
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The "war" will be won by "Deculture!"
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