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Hebrew Alphabet Evolution

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Times are Changing

 

Just a few things to ponder……. The Exponential Age?

In 1998, Kodak had  170,000 employees and sold  85% 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, education3Dprinting, agriculture and  jobs.   Welcome to the 4th Industrial RevolutionWelcome 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 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. (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 accident in  6million miles  (10 million km). That will save  a million lives each  year.

Most car companies will  probably become bankruptTraditional car companies  try the evolutionary approach and just build a better car, while tech companies (Tesla, Apple,  Google)  will do the revolutionary approach andbuild 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 neighbourhood.

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 30years, 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

In China, they already  3D printed and built a  complete 6-story office building.  By  202710% 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.

The Times They Are A Changin!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Where Dreams become Realities

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FOX Broadcasting Company – Kimmie Willis – Hell\\\’s Kitchen on FOX – Official Site

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666 RFID Beast Alert: Edible Traceable RFID Microchips Go On Sale in UK

666 RFID Beast Alert: Edible Traceable RFID Microchips Go On Sale in UK.

“ICE” Your Phone

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“ICE ” Your Phone

 

Apparently this is a standard procedure paramedics follow at the scene of an accident when they come across your cell phone.

ICE – ‘In Case of Emergency

We all carry mobile phones with names & numbers stored in memory but no one can tell which of these numbers belong to family or friends you would like to be notified in case of an emergency.

If are involved in an accident or suddenly taken ill, the first responders may have access to your mobile phone but wouldn’t know who you want to be notified of your situation. Yes, there are hundreds of contacts stored but which one do you want contacted in an emergency situation? Hence, this ‘ICE’ (In Case of Emergency) Campaign.

The concept of ‘ICE’ is catching on quickly. It is a method of contact during emergency situations. As cell (mobile) phones are carried by the majority of the population, all you need to do is store the number of a person or persons you would like to be contacted with the letters ‘ICE’ (In Case of Emergency).

The idea was developed by a paramedic who found that when he went to the scenes of accidents, there were always mobile phones with injured, but he didn’t know who to notify. He therefore thought that it would be a good idea if there was a nationally recognized name for this purpose. In an emergency, responding personnel and hospital staff should be able to quickly call the person you want to be notified. Reaching the right person can be as simply as dialing the number you have stored as ‘ICE.’ For more than one contact, simply enter ICE1, ICE2 and ICE3 etc. This is a good idea that will benefit loved ones.

Spread the concept of ICE by storing an ICE number in your phone.

ICE will speak for you when you are not able.

Who Knew This?

Who knew?

Eliminate ear mites. All it takes is a few drops of Wesson Corn Oil in your cat’s or dog’s ear… massage it in, then clean with a cotton ball. Repeat daily for 3 days. The oil soothes the cat’s skin, smothers the mites, and accelerates healing.

Kills fleas instantly… Dawn Dishwashing Liquid does the trick. Add a few drops to your dog’s bath and shampoo the animal thoroughly. Rinse well to avoid skin irritations. Good-bye fleas.

Rainy day cure for dog odor: Next time your dog comes in from the rain, simply wipe down the animal with Bounce or any dryer sheet, instantly making your dog smell springtime fresh.

Did you know that drinking two glasses of Gatorade can relieve headache pain almost immediately- without the unpleasant side effects caused by traditional pain relievers?

Did you know that Colgate Toothpaste makes an

excellent salve for burns?

Before you head to the drugstore for a high- priced inhaler filled with mysterious chemicals, try chewing on a couple of curiously strong Al toids peppermints They’ll clear up your stuffed nose.

Achy muscles from a bout of the flu? Mix 1 tablespoon horseradish in 1 cup of olive oil. Let the mixture sit for 30 minutes, then apply it as a massage oil for instant relief for aching muscles.

Sore throat? Just mix 1/4 cup of vinegar with 1/4 cup of honey and take 1 tablespoon six times a day. The vinegar kills the bacteria (This also works for a cough and you can’t overdose)

Cure urinary tract infections with Alka-Seltzer. Just dissolve two tablets in a glass of water and drink it at the onset of the symptoms. Alka-Seltzer begins eliminating urinary tract infections almost instantly-even though the product has never been advertised for this use.

Honey remedy for skin blemishes… cover the

blemish with a dab of honey and place a Band-Aid over it. Honey kills the bacteria, keeps the skin sterile, and speeds healing. Works overnight.

Listerine therapy for toenail fungus

: Get rid of unsightly toenail fungus by soaking your toes in Listerine Mouthwash. The powerful antiseptic leaves your toenails looking healthy again. (White distilled vinegar is also good for this – pour some in 2 – one gallon baggies and let your feet soak while you attend to your daily nature’s call)

Easy eyeglass protection… to prevent the screws in eyeglasses from loosening, apply a small drop of Maybelline Crystal Clear Nail Polish to the threads of the screws before tightening them.

Cleaning liquid that doubles as bug killer… if menacing bees, wasps, hornets, or yellow jackets get in your home and you can’t find the insecticide, try a spray of Formula 409. Insects drop to the ground instantly.

windex works too

Smart splinter remover: Just pour a drop of Elmer’s Glue- All over the splinter, let dry, and peel the dried glue off the skin . The splinter sticks to the dried glue.

Hunt’s Tomato Paste boil cure… cover the boil with Hunt’s Tomato Paste as a compress. The acids from the tomatoes soothe the pain and bring the boil to a head.

Balm for broken blisters.. to disinfect a broken blister, dab on a few drops of Listerine

, a powerful antiseptic.

Vinegar to heal bruises… soak a cotton ball in white vinegar and apply it to the bruise for 1 hour. The vinegar reduces the blueness and speeds up the healing process.

Quaker Oats for fast pain relief… it’s not for

breakfast anymore! Mix 2 cups of Quaker Oats and 1 cup of water in a bowl and warm in the microwave for 1 minute, cool slightly, and apply the mixture to your hands

for soothing relief from arthritis pain.

If you send this to 10 people and only one of them

doesn’t know about this, then it was worth it.

HIGH SCHOOL–1957vs. 2012

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HIGH SCHOOL — 1957 vs. 2012

 

Scenario 1:

Jack goes quail hunting before school and then pulls into the school parking lot with his shotgun in his truck’s gun rack..

1957 –

Vice Principal comes over, looks at Jack’s shotgun, goes to his car and gets his shotgun to show Jack.

2012 –

School goes into lock down, FBI called, Jack hauled off to jail and never sees his truck or gun again. Counselors called in for traumatized students and teachers.

Scenario 2:

Johnny and Mark get into a fist fight after school.

1957 –

Crowd gathers. Mark wins. Johnny and Mark shake hands and end up buddies.

2012 –

Police called and SWAT team arrives — they arrest both Johnny and Mark. They are both charged with assault and both expelled even though Johnny started it .

Scenario 3:

Jeffrey will not be still in class, he disrupts other students.

1957 –

Jeffrey sent to the Principal’s office and given a good paddling by the Principal. He then returns to class, sits still and does not disrupt class again.

2012 –

Jeffrey is given huge doses of Ritalin. He becomes a zombie. He is then tested for ADD. The family gets extra money (SSI) from the government because Jeffrey has a disability.

Scenario 4:

Billy breaks a window in his neighbor’s car and his Dad gives him a whipping with his belt.

1957 –

Billy is more careful next time, grows up normal, goes to college and becomes a successful businessman..

2012 –

Billy’s dad is arrested for child abuse , Billy is removed to foster care and joins a gang. The state psychologist is told by Billy’s sister that she remembers being abused herself and their dad goes to prison. Billy’s mom has an affair w ith the psychologist.

Scenario 5:

Mark gets a headache and takes some aspirin to school.

1957 –

Mark shares his aspirin with the Principal out on the smoking dock ..

2012 –

The police are called and Mark is expelled from school for drug violations. His car is then searched for drugs and weapons.

Scenario 6:

Pedro fails high school English.

1957 –

Pedro goes to summer school, passes English and goes to college.

2012 –

Pedro’s cause is taken up by state. Newspaper articles appear nationally explaining that teaching English as a requirement for graduation is racist. ACLU files class action lawsuit against the state school system and Pedro’s English teacher. English is then banned from core curriculum. Pedro is given his diploma anyway but ends up mowing lawns for a living because he cannot speak English.

Scenario 7:

Johnny takes apart leftover firecrackers from the Fourth of July, puts them in a model airplane paint bottle and blows up a red ant bed.

1957 –

Ants die.

2012 –

ATF, Homeland Security and the FBI are all called. Johnny is charged with domestic terrorism. The FBI investigates his parents – and all siblings are removed from their home and all computers are confiscated. Johnny’s dad is placed on a terror watch list and is never allowed to fly again.

Scenario 8:

Johnny falls while running during recess and scrapes his knee. He is found crying by his teacher, Mary. Mary hugs him to comfort him.

1957 –

In a short time, Johnny feels better and goes on playing.

2012 –

Mary is accused of being a sexual predator and loses her job. She faces 3 years in State Prison. Johnny undergoes 5 years of therapy.

This should hit every e -mail inbox to show how stupid we have become!

now sugar will be banned, Johnny will be sent to jail for putting sugar in his coffee

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