The Internet - The first Worldwide Tool of Unification ("The End of History")

" ... Now I give you something that few think about: What do you think the Internet is all about, historically? Citizens of all the countries on Earth can talk to one another without electronic borders. The young people of those nations can all see each other, talk to each other, and express opinions. No matter what the country does to suppress it, they're doing it anyway. They are putting together a network of consciousness, of oneness, a multicultural consciousness. It's here to stay. It's part of the new energy. The young people know it and are leading the way.... "

" ... I gave you a prophecy more than 10 years ago. I told you there would come a day when everyone could talk to everyone and, therefore, there could be no conspiracy. For conspiracy depends on separation and secrecy - something hiding in the dark that only a few know about. Seen the news lately? What is happening? Could it be that there is a new paradigm happening that seems to go against history?... " Read More …. "The End of History"- Nov 20, 2010 (Kryon channelled by Lee Carroll)

"Recalibration of Free Choice"– Mar 3, 2012 (Kryon Channelling by Lee Carroll) - (Subjects: (Old) Souls, Midpoint on 21-12-2012, Shift of Human Consciousness, Black & White vs. Color, 1 - Spirituality (Religions) shifting, Loose a Pope “soon”, 2 - Humans will change react to drama, 3 - Civilizations/Population on Earth, 4 - Alternate energy sources (Geothermal, Tidal (Paddle wheels), Wind), 5 – Financials Institutes/concepts will change (Integrity – Ethical) , 6 - News/Media/TV to change, 7 – Big Pharmaceutical company will collapse “soon”, (Keep people sick), (Integrity – Ethical) 8 – Wars will be over on Earth, Global Unity, … etc.) - (Text version)

“…5 - Integrity That May Surprise…

Have you seen innovation and invention in the past decade that required thinking out of the box of an old reality? Indeed, you have. I can't tell you what's coming, because you haven't thought of it yet! But the potentials of it are looming large. Let me give you an example, Let us say that 20 years ago, you predicted that there would be something called the Internet on a device you don't really have yet using technology that you can't imagine. You will have full libraries, buildings filled with books, in your hand - a worldwide encyclopedia of everything knowable, with the ability to look it up instantly! Not only that, but that look-up service isn't going to cost a penny! You can call friends and see them on a video screen, and it won't cost a penny! No matter how long you use this service and to what depth you use it, the service itself will be free.

Now, anyone listening to you back then would perhaps have said, "Even if we can believe the technological part, which we think is impossible, everything costs something. There has to be a charge for it! Otherwise, how would they stay in business?" The answer is this: With new invention comes new paradigms of business. You don't know what you don't know, so don't decide in advance what you think is coming based on an old energy world. ..."
(Subjects: Who/What is Kryon ?, Egypt Uprising, Iran/Persia Uprising, Peace in Middle East without Israel actively involved, Muhammad, "Conceptual" Youth Revolution, "Conceptual" Managed Business, Internet, Social Media, News Media, Google, Bankers, Global Unity,..... etc.)



Etiquette mavens say the book on manners must be rewritten, literally, to take into
account new technologies and social media (AFP Photo/Ed Jones)

A 2012 survey by Intel found that in several countries, a majority said they were put
off by "oversharing" of pictures and personal information on the
internet and smartphones (AFP Photo/Nicolas Asfouri)

German anti-hate speech group counters Facebook trolls

German anti-hate speech group counters Facebook trolls
Logo No Hate Speech Movement

Bundestag passes law to fine social media companies for not deleting hate speech

Honouring computing’s 1843 visionary, Lady Ada Lovelace. (Design of doodle by Kevin Laughlin)

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Ships tracked with smart software

The global shipping trade generates a lot of data

Ships could be in and out of European ports much quicker thanks to smart software that monitors their movements.

Developed for Dutch firm Royal Dirkzwager, the monitoring system tracks ships almost in real time.

It will be used to tell ships to speed up or slow down to ensure there is a berth for them to unload.

As use of the system increases, it hopes to cut costs, reduce fuel consumption and allow ports to unload and service ships much faster.

Ship spotters

Founded in 1872, Royal Dirkzwager began by only monitoring ships that pass in and out of Rotterdam in Holland. Information about ship movements is valuable to governments, cargo handling companies and maintenance firms.

Paul Wieland, Dirkzwager's manager of logistics and ICT, said it used to employ people equipped with binoculars to spot which vessels were in port, which were waiting to unload and which had just appeared over the horizon.

The advent of automatic identification systems (AIS) made that job easier, he said, but still limited Dirkzwager's ability to monitor movements.

"We used to have visibility of shore-to-sea of about 20 miles away from the receiving station," said Mr Wieland. "But it was very short visibility of a geographically limited part of the world."

As ships move to adopt space-based identification systems the view that Royal Dirkzwager has of shipping has opened up enormously.


Ship spotters are keen to know when cruise liners dock

"By interconnecting networks and using space-based IS we can suddenly see the whole world," said Mr Wieland. "That's an incredible increase in the amount of data we can theoretically track and process with our systems."

It has meant a shift from 200 position reports every second to more than 1,000.

"We're going to monitoring every few seconds rather than once a day," Mr Wieland told BBC News. "We were simply not able to handle that amount of data."

To help it cope Royal Dirkzwager has just turned the key on a monitoring system that automatically analyses a stream of data to pick out related events. It is based on the work of former academic Giles Nelson who developed the Apama software.

Dr Nelson originally developed Apama for financial institutions who had a need to swiftly route information to key traders no matter where they were.

Mr Wieland said Royal Dirkzwager's monitoring system would help Rotterdam and other European ports handle ships far faster.

Rotterdam handles more than 30,000 ships per year, he said, and any delay can be very costly.

"We're monitoring the journey of a ship to make sure it is going to a port that has available berth space to accommodate that ship," said Mr Wieland.

"By following a ship we know when it's passed through the Suez Canal and we can see it's going to arrive one day early and that berth will not be free until the next day," he said. "If it's too early you can, for example, slow it down instead of burning fuel and arriving too early and taking up anchor space outside the harbour."

"Logistic processes in ports have speeded up." said Mr Wieland. "The stay becomes shorter and shorter so information about the arrival of a ship is absolutely critical."

It is not just businesses and governments that are keen to track ship movements, said Mr Wieland. Royal Dirkzwager was also using it to drive an SMS alert service for ship spotters who want to know when a particular cruise liner is in port.

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