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Interview by Tom Fallwell – via Podcast!

I had the pleasure to speak with Tom Fallwell. He graciously spent the time to interview me and inquired about my first novel, Sight and Sound as well as why I started writing.

 

You can hear it on his  Episode 11 of his podcast series. I come in around the 3-minute mark.

Some things about Tom.

Tom is an Okie like me. He lives in Midwest City, Oklahoma.

I learned he was also a fan of Robert E. Howard’s writing of Conan, when we were kids.

He is the author for the Rangers of Laerean series. As well as found in SciFan Magazine, Dark Region comic, and The Shadow of Narwyrm series.

Tom’s Amazon Author Page.
Tom’s Facebook Page.
Tom’s Main Website.

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Robots to Replace Low-Middle Workers

Knowledge workers being replaced with automatic processes. Some have argued that knowledge workers will be the first to be replaced by automation with information systems. (Valacich 6)

The common factory workers have already been replaced by mechanics, allowing companies to remove the human need, in replace to the automatic mechanical process. This continued move forward has now encroached to other areas of work, including food, and information systems. Most recently in the news is McDonald’s replacing human cashiers with digital kiosks. (Eichenwald, 2017 June 19)

During the Milken Institutes Global Conference the theme, ‘The Future of Human Kind’, touched base on this topic. In their words, there is no need for the average, middle-class worker. (Placko, 2016 May 8)

The idea is to replace all lower and middle workers with robotics and AI processing. I personally would also apply this same concept toward certain analyst positions in white collar jobs. The push for robots to make the human life better may also be removing the personal freedom and joy of the common worker.

In short, I believe this trend will continue to move forward, replacing human workers with faster, cheaper electronic automation.

The website Fast Company commented on jobs to be replaced by robots. Most will think the obvious mechanical robots, as we have seen in the manufacturing business. However, the next (or perhaps happening now) trend will be jobs replaced by AI (Artificial Intelligence).

Automation, which includes both mechanized robots (whether humanoid or drone-shaped) and artificially intelligent software programs, are predicted to eliminate 6% of the jobs in the U.S. in the next five years. (Grothaus, 2017 Jan 19)

The article goes on to say an estimated

  • 39% of jobs in the legal sector could be automated in 10 years
  • 95% chance of accountants losing their jobs to automation

Contemplating the massive amount of data storage with the ability to harness that data through increased speed, efficiency, this is only the tip of the iceberg in automation.

 

References:

Valacich, Joseph, Christoph Schneider. Information Systems Today: Managing the Digital World, 8th Edition. Pearson Learning Solutions, 03/2017. VitalBook file.

Kurt Eichenwald. (2017 July 19). Mcdonalds is replacing 2500 human cashiers with digital kiosks: here is its math. Retrieved from http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-06-23/mcdonalds-replacing-2500-human-cashiers-digital-kiosks-here-its-math

Meredith Placko. (2016 May 8). Middle-class workers are losing their jobs to robots. Retrieved from https://www.geek.com/tech/middle-class-workers-are-losing-their-jobs-to-robots-1654097/

Michael Grothaus. (2017 Jan 19). Bet you didn’t see this coming. 10 jobs that will be replaced by robots. Retrieved from https://www.fastcompany.com/3067279/you-didnt-see-this-coming-10-jobs-that-will-be-replaced-by-robots

 

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Technology in 2045?

I ran across this statement, “By the year 2040, a combination of extreme computation, nanotechnology, massively high bandwidth ubiquitous networks, and robotics will lead us into a different world.”(Pressman 841)

The culmination of all the current technology growths (in silos) will eventually merge. While some look forward to this, I am a bit apprehensive.

One of the big things I see is the advancement of transhumanism. In the website What is Transhumanism, transhumanism can be defined as “a way of thinking about the future that is based on the premise that the human species in its current form does not represent the end of our development but rather a comparatively early phase.” (Transhumanism, 2017)

There is a push for those in the transhumanism movement to be immortal by 2045. The initiative is called 2045, and interestingly Avatar D is scheduled to be available 2040-2045, correlating what the statement comments on. (2045, 2017)

Essentially, the collaboration of computation, nanotechnology and information technology as a whole will be utilized to enhance the human body, or replace it all together.

Curious of other’s thoughts on this.

References:
Pressman, Roger, Bruce Maxim. Software Engineering: A Practitioner’s Approach, 8th Edition. McGraw-Hill Learning Solutions, 1/2014. VitalBook file.

Transhumanism. (2017). What is Transhumanism? Retrieved from http://whatistranshumanism.org/

2045.(2017). 2045 Strategic Social Initiative. Retrieved from http://2045.com/

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Guardians of the Galaxy – Vol 2

Warning: Spoilers for those who have not seen Guardians of Galaxy 2.

For those reading my articles, I am touching base on the subject of Nephilim, and the idea of Fallen Angels having children through daughters of men. The known verse is found in Genesis 6:1-5. This story is also conveyed through other religions and cultures throughout the world, such as the Titans in Greek Mythology.

One of the main plot lines in Guardians of the Galaxy 2 is Starlord, played by Chris Platt, learns of his father. Not only does he learn of who he is, but what he is. The story conveys Starlord’s father is a ‘Celestial’. Peter (Starlord) specifically asks him if he is a God. The father replies, “A small g”.

The discussion continues, and Peter learns he is the offspring of a god and human woman. IE: Hybrid, Nephilim. I found this fascinating, due to my study of this same subject.

Something else I noticed is the spaceship of Peter’s father when viewed from the front looks just like an eye. A lot of material is online referencing the ‘one eye’ and it’s representation of Lucifer.

So we have two things pointing to fallen angels (celestials) having children with daughters of men.

  1.  Small gods having children through daughters of men, and
  2.  Representation pointing to who those small gods are.

 

Outside of that, the movie was really entertaining, and I couldn’t help but giggle throughout, due to it being funny and light.

 

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Solipsism – A Sin for Satanist – But Not For You.

Mark Passio provided a seminar in 2016 titled ‘De-Mystifying The Occult’. Within the seminar (around 1:10:20 of the embedded video) he lists out the nine satanic sins.

  • Stupidity
  • Pretentiousness
  • Solipsism
  • Self-Deceit
  • Herd Conformity
  • Lack of Perspective
  • Forgetfulness of Past Orthodoxies
  • Counterproductive Pride
  • Lack of Aesthetics

 

He had emphasized this list is a no-no for those within the Satanic circle. However, it is pushed to all those outside the circle. When we look at our current situation in America, can we see these same elements applied to our children and populace?

I believe the answer is yes.

Over time, I would like to review each separately. For this first article on the subject, I want you to see number 3.  I never heard of this Solipsism and had to look further into it.

Solipsism

Solipsism is defined as extreme egocentrism or a focus on one’s self.

As mentioned before, this is considered a sin toward those within the inner circle, but push this same mentality on the masses.

We see a rising culture of selfies and me, me, me mentality. The ideology accepted is the world revolves around me.

I should make my own life.

I should be the one in control of my destiny.

I should be in charge.

Much like the push for stupidity on the masses, this egocentric ideology also is accepted by the masses.

Something to think about going forward, is how much of these traits are being pushed in your life.

 

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Spirit Talk – Bell

Few may recall that Alexander Graham Bell, inventor of the telephone, also was interested in speaking with the spirits.

 

At the turn of the century- 1900’s, a surge of interest in Spiritualism and Psychic phenomena has occurred. Alexander Bell was not left out of its wake.
Found in one of his journal’s is this entry.

Aug.16 1909
— Some of the good people here have been much excited over the reported appearance of a ghost on Beinn Bhreagh Aug.13. In order to get at the exact facts of the case I requested a gentleman to interview the eye witnesses, and get an authentic account for the Recorder. The following is his report:—
Something of a very mysterious nature was seen by two young men on the evening of the 13th inst., while sailing in a motor boat along the shore opposite the graveyard on Beinn Bhreagh. This mysterious something appeared in the form of the fair sex; and the two young gentlemen, who had evidently been expecting two of the fair sex from the conversation which passed between them, were obliged to conclude, much to their sorrow, that only one was coming.
At this stage of the drama they were about 200 hundred yards distant, and they decided on having a closer observation of her. For this purpose the boat was headed in-shore, whereupon, to their great disappointment, she started to run at the speed of a race horse; and not content with that, she took wings, and disappeared out of their sight like a flash.
The “Silver-Dart” flow very fast, but she could not begin to compete with this odd thing whatever it may have been. However they are unable to say how it alighted. Perhaps it was of like nature to the last drop of the “Dart”; and for their part they hope it was, never wishing to see it again“.
The above report has been submitted to one of the eye witnesses, and he declares it is a satisfactory account.
-AGB.

There were also some stories upon hearing the dead through the initial phone system. While he was specifically asked if his phonetic device could communicate with spirits, a little knowledge is provided if he worked on it. Dollars to donuts, he tinkered with it.
Prior to the technology of photography and electronic devices, the discussion between the physical world and spirit world was done primarily by mediums. It was the host used not a specific instrument. You read the use of mirrors, crystal balls were items to help the medium to get into an altered state of consciousness.
The famous witch of Endor found in 1st Samuel 28 provides an account of a medium speaking with the dead Samuel. Recall King Saul wanted to hear from the dead about an upcoming battle and sought out a medium. While King Saul was in disguise, the medium knew him. Interestingly, the sight of Samuel scared her, indicating she wasn’t expecting the encounter.
This phenomenon is worldwide, and not culturally confined. Today, there is a large platform of this type of activity. We see it in our media through documentary and TV shows. There are also a plethora of websites out there on the subject.
From the shamans to current ghost chasers, the common element is the desire to reach beyond the physical realm. This strong desire is to acquire secret information.
The question is, how does the dead know more than the living? If you review the Bible, it refers to death as sleep more than fifty times. This may be why no account is given from Lazarus when he was raised from the dead.
Based on that train of thought, the question is if not the dead, who are we speaking with?
In my book, I have intra-dimensional beings. Those beings not born of flesh, but of spirit prior to flesh. These same beings assist or detract the humans. The knowledge of them and the perpetual war is brought on the main characters in the Sight and Sound novel.
This is my idea of the matter. These entities are not our ancestors, rather another race of beings.

There is a fascinating interview with Roger Morneau on this same subject matter.

References:

Alexander and Mabel Bell : Psychic/Ghost Investigators


https://ebible.com/kjv/section/488
http://www.livescience.com/38561-channeling.html

Spiritual Encounter

I recall very clearly when I was a teenager having a full blown apparition encounter. At this time, I lived with my dad (family divorced early in life). I just came back from my job and entered the home.  I heard him in his bedroom and stood in the hall chatting to him about my day. I distinctly saw him laying on the bed in the dark (it was a weekend). He would make the normally acknowledged sounds as I spoke.

Then, directly behind me, my dad’s voice asked loudly, “Who the F are you talking too?”

My heart dropped and my knees buckled as I felt weak. Turning around in horror, my dad stood there looking at me perplexed. I immediately turned back toward the bedroom and the figure on the bed no longer remained.

I tried to convey to him, I thought it was he I was speaking too. There were more than one sighting in that house. I still get chills recalling that memory.

Couple of years later, this same spot I stood is where my uncle collapsed.

Governments Looking to Civilians for Cyber-Security

An article came out in January reporting Thai government looking to recruit civilians for cyber warriors. [Source]

“The junta’s move follows a recent series of cyberattacks, reportedly mounted by the hacktivist group Anonymous, in retaliation for Thailand passing a newly amended cyber law, widely considered to be restrictive to users’ internet freedom.”

Interestingly, this same idea was mentioned publically back in 2015 by our own government. [Source]

But is this a good idea? We have seen the discussion of failure on proper vetting for bringing in refugees into the Country. Will the US Government do a better job in vetting civilians to access their servers?

Personally, I think it’s an interesting idea. The fact they are even contemplating this idea gives us a good tell on where we are with cyber-security. If they are seriously considering to recruit civilians to help defend the servers, then they must be overwhelmed with activity against us.

My initial questions on how would they go about to do this?

  1. Access
    a. Would this be via remote? This opens additional issues of security.
    b. Access via physical in network computers. Then you would have to find civilians near a military base.
  2. Training
    a. This would take some time and resources. Even when you get the education in place, you would need a continued education program.
  3. Payment
    a. Those signing up for the military tend to get a bonus or incentive. This generally comes in, via monetary up front or through education and skills. It would be interesting to see the incentive, outside of nationalism.
  4. Time
    a. Outside of the necessary training for education, what time will be required for the civilians? Will they be going online or access the servers on a scheduled time?
    b. Perhaps once education has been satisfied, they will be considered on-call, much like the reserves.

Still, I think this may be a good thing for the security of our infrastructure, if they can figure a way to do this without causing less security.

Allowing access on a physical base poses a different security issue than access on a server.

 

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Join me at Author Takeover – Hosted by Elemental Series

Next week, I will be attending the author takeovers, hosted by Elemental Series.

It provides me a chance to reach out to new people and show them some of my books. This also provides those attending a chance to Q and A me.

Each session is an hour long. I have created some content and will be giving away some prizes in each session.

 

I have this listed in my new Upcoming Events Page. However, I wanted everyone to know the date/times. If you are online, you can jump in.

I will provide more information as I get the links for the events. I will be active during the date/times below.

March 17th (Friday) at 9-10 p.m. central time.

March 18th (Saturday) at 9-10 a.m. central time.

March 20th (Monday) at 4-5 p.m. central time.

March 21st (Tuesday) at 6-7 p.m. central time.

March 22nd (Wednesday) at 8-9 p.m. central time.

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