Die Generation Now

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04-07-19 07:33:00,

Seit einigen Monaten machen die Kinder auf das Klima und auf ihre Zukunft auf diesem Planeten aufmerksam. Ich kann nur sagen: *„*Recht habt ihr! Es ist eure Zukunft. Nehmt sie gleich mal in die Hand! Besser jetzt als später. Nichts kann euch besser schulen als die politische Auseinandersetzung. Ich war selbst jahrelang Schülersprecher und die damaligen politischen Auseinandersetzungen haben mich fürs Leben geschult, haben mir im Laufe der Jahre auch sehr viel Selbstvertrauen gegeben. Natürlich gibt es Widerstände, es ist ja auch so unbequem, aus seinem Auto auszusteigen, seinen Lebensstil zu ändern. Aber wie sagte Max Planck: „Neue Ideen setzen sich nicht durch, die alten sterben aus.“

Gebt nicht auf. Ihr seid die Zukunft dieses Planeten. Er gehört Euch!

Als mir 1992 das Ausmaß der CO2-Akkumulation bewusst wurde, war ich für einige Zeit tatsächlich ein wenig ein Klimahysteriker. Ich dachte im wahrsten Sinne des Wortes, die Welt geht — zumindest für meine Enkel — unter, wenn wir so weitermachen wie bisher. Denn CO2 hat eine durchschnittliche Verweilzeit in der Atmosphäre von etwa 200 Jahren. Also alles CO2, welches wir jetzt in die Luft blasen, bleibt dort für mehrere Generationen.

Was mich besonders alarmierte, war der Artikel von Wilfried Bach „Notwendige Schritte in eine zukunftsfähige Welt“ aus dem Jahr 1992 (1). Darin zeigt er sehr eindrücklich, dass, wenn wir die CO2-Emissionen bis zum Jahr 2050 deutlich reduzieren (Abbildung 1a), es uns gelingen wird, die globale CO2-Konzentration bis zum Jahr 2100 auf unter 450 ppm (Parts per million) zu reduzieren (Abbildung 1b).

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Abbildung 1: (a) Globale CO2-Emissionen sowie weitere Treibhausgase, (b) globale CO2-Konzentration sowie anderer Treibhausgase bis 2100 (1)

Mir war schlagartig klar, genau das wird erst einmal nicht passieren, sondern die CO2-Emissionen werden munter weiterwachsen und damit auch die globale CO2-Konzentration für die nächsten Generationen. Ich arbeitete gerade am Sekretariat für Zukunftsforschung in Nordrhein-Westfalen und wir versuchten, nachhaltige Lösungen für den neu entstehenden Emscher-Planungsraum im Ruhrgebiet zu finden. Schon dort hatten wir mit einem erheblichen Wachstum des Verkehrsaufkommens in den nächsten 20 Jahren zu rechnen — vor allem aufgrund der deutsch-deutschen Wiedervereinigung.

Mir war aber bewusst, dass nicht nur im Ruhrgebiet die Entwicklung immer noch auf Wachstum ausgerichtet war, sondern weltweit gerade eine Globalisierung des westlichen Lebensstils stattfand.

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5G Dangers, 5th Generation Wireless Technology. Health and Environmental Impacts – Global Research

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18-12-18 05:39:00,

This first  EU 5G Appeal was initially submitted in September 2017 to the European Commission  demanding a moratorium on the increase of cell antennas for planned 5G expansion. Concerns over health effects from higher radiation exposure include potential neurological impacts, infertility, and cancer.

“We the undersigned scientists and doctors  recommend a moratorium on the roll-out of the fifth generation, 5G, for telecommunication until potential hazards for human health and the environment have been fully investigated by scientists independent from industry.  5G will substantially increase exposure to radiofrequency electromagnetic fields (RF-EMF) on top of the 2G, 3G, 4G, Wi-Fi, etc. for telecommunications already in place. RF-EMF has been proven to be harmful for humans and the environment…”   READ EU APPEAL HERE

5G is the next generation of mobile and wireless communication. It will provide faster speeds (up to 100 times) and higher capacity transmissions to carry the massive amount of data that will be generated from the Internet of Things (IoT), driverless cars, smart cities and towns, drones, and for faster video streaming. There are even plans to provide 5G from space, meaning thousands of satellites to cover every square inch of the earth with wireless radiation.

5G will include the higher millimeter wave frequencies never before used for internet and communications technology. The 5G deployment proposes to add frequencies in the microwave spectrum in the low- (0.6 GHz – 3.7 GHz), mid- (3.7GHz – 24 GHz), and high-band frequencies (24 GHz and higher) for faster communications.  As these higher frequencies do not travel far and are blocked by buildings, this system will have to use a dense network of fixed antennae outdoors every 300 meters as well as indoor systems. This radiation, like the 2G, 3G, 4G telecommunications systems, has not had pre market testing for long term health effects despite the fact that people will be exposed continuously to this microwave radiation.

It is argued that the addition of this added high frequency 5G radiation to an already complex mix of lower frequencies, will contribute to a negative public health outcome both from both physical and mental health perspectives.

Environmental effects of existing RF radiation have also been ignored. 

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Next Generation of GPS Satellites Are Headed to Space

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17-12-18 09:20:00,

DENVER — After months of delays, the U.S. Air Force is about to launch the first of a new generation of GPS satellites, designed to be more accurate, secure and versatile.

But some of their most highly touted features will not be fully available until 2022 or later because of problems in a companion program to develop a new ground control system for the satellites, government auditors said.

The satellite is scheduled to lift off Tuesday from Cape Canaveral, Florida, aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket. It’s the first of 32 planned GPS III satellites that will replace older ones now in orbit. Lockheed Martin is building the new satellites outside Denver.

GPS is best-known for its widespread civilian applications, from navigation to time-stamping bank transactions. The Air Force estimates that 4 billion people worldwide use the system.

But it was developed by the U.S. military, which still designs, launches and operates the system. The Air Force controls a constellation of 31 GPS satellites from a high-security complex at Schriever Air Force Base outside Colorado Springs.

Compared with their predecessors, GPS III satellites will have a stronger military signal that’s harder to jam — an improvement that became more urgent after Norway accused Russia of disrupting GPS signals during a NATO military exercise this fall.

GPS III also will provide a new civilian signal compatible with other countries’ navigation satellites, such as the European Union’s Galileo system. That means civilian receivers capable of receiving the new signal will have more satellites to lock in on, improving accuracy.

“If your phone is looking for satellites, the more it can see, the more it can know where it is,” said Chip Eschenfelder, a Lockheed Martin spokesman.

The new satellites are expected to provide location information that’s three times more accurate than the current satellites.

Current civilian GPS receivers are accurate to within 10 to 33 feet (3 to 10 meters), depending on conditions, said Glen Gibbons, the founder and former editor of Inside GNSS, a website and magazine that tracks global navigation satellite systems.

With the new satellites, civilian receivers could be accurate to within 3 to 10 feet (1 to 3 meters) under good conditions, and military receivers could be a little closer,

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Generation Wealth: rijkdomheid – De Lange Mars Plus

Generation Wealth: rijkdomheid – De Lange Mars Plus

18-10-18 09:49:00,

In het Fotomuseum in Den Haag draait nog tot 3 februari volgend jaar de film Generation Wealth van Lauren Greenfield. Ogenschijnlijk gaat deze 1,5 uur durende docu over rijkdom van de aanstormende generaties. Pas aan het einde van de film ontvouwt zich de clou. Tegelijkertijd draait in het museum de gelijknamige tentoonstelling.

Greenfield (1966) verzamelde in een periode van 25 jaar een half miljoen foto’s over haar obsessie voor rijkdom en de mensen die zich hiermee bezig houden.

Zij onderzoekt het materialisme, de cultuur van beroemdheden, sociale status staat stil bij het verlangen om rijk te worden tot iedere prijs. In de film interviews in Los Angeles, Moskou, Dubai, China die de consequenties van de (zucht naar) rijkdom laten zien.

Voor sommige mensen zijn gouden handtassen, glanzende sportauto’s, juwelen, luxe villa’s en ‘killer bodies’ zo belangrijk voor hun identiteit en uitstraling dat ze het huren of een imitatie kopen om het maar te kunnen laten zien op Instagram.

De Amerikaanse fotograaf en filmmaker toont de rijke en beroemde 1% en diegenen die hetzelfde imago willen hebben.

Voor Green geven bekende personen een gezicht aan de ‘heilige graal van onze tijd’: een leven met onbeperkte materiële mogelijkheden en maximale bekendheid.

In de film worden mensen geïnterviewd tijdens hun periodes van exorbitante rijkdom en jaren later wanneer het vaak financieel minder met hen gaat.

De teneur is dat hoeveel je ook hebt, je desondanks altijd maar meer wilt.

Rijkdom blijkt een verslaving zoals elke andere. Hebzucht blijkt geprezen te worden, onder het motto:

“Greed is good. Greed works.”(Hebzucht is goed, hebzucht werkt)

Voor de in rijkdom opgegroeide kinderen geldt dat ze nog meer rijkdom verwachten als ze ouder zijn.

Bij het zien van zoveel oppervlakkigheid bekruipt me een algeheel gevoel van ontzetting en ongeloof over zoveel stompzinnigheid om met dit eindeloze gejakker naar meer bezit of een beter imago door te gaan. Vooral het imago is heel belangrijk voor de rijkaards. Hoe zie ik eruit, wat heb ik .

“Als ik aankom rijden in een super limo dan ben ik iemand.”

Pas aan het einde van de film blijkt dat deze niet gaat over rijkdom,

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This Is The “Last Free Generation” Says Julian Assange In Last Pre-Blackout Interview

This Is The “Last Free Generation” Says Julian Assange In Last Pre-Blackout Interview

23-09-18 07:20:00,

Prior to being cut off from the internet, phone and most visitors, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange gave an interview on the future of surveillance and how technological advances are changing humankind. 

Provided to RT by officials with the World Ethical Data Forum in Barcelona, Assange’s outlook on where humanity is headed is – to put it lightly, dystopian. He says that it will soon be impossible for any human being not to be included in global government databases collected by federal officials and state-like entities alike. 

This generation being born now… is the last free generation. You are born and either immediately or within say a year you are known globally. Your identity in one form or another –coming as a result of your idiotic parents plastering your name and photos all over Facebook or as a result of insurance applications or passport applications– is known to all major world powers.

A small child now in some sense has to negotiate its relationship with all the major world powers… It puts us in a very different position. Very few technically capable people are able to live apart, to choose to live apart, to choose to go their own way,” he added. “It smells a bit like totalitarianism – in some way. -Julian Assange

Assange also predicts that AI will be able to automate hacking activities, dramatically increasing the scale of hostile activities through cyberspace. 

There is no border [online]. It’s 220 milliseconds from New York to Nairobi. Why would there ever be peace in such a scenario?” he said. “[Entities online] are creating their own borders using cryptography. But the size of the attack surface for any decent-sized organization, the number of people, different types of software and hardware it has to pull inside itself means that it is very hard to establish.

I don’t think it’s really possible to come up with borders that are predictable enough and stable enough to eliminate conflict. Therefore, there will be more conflict.

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