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.)

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Monday, May 16, 2011

Ethical fashion weaves in social media

CNN News, by Steve Mollman, for CNN, May 16, 2011

Some of fashion line IOU's weavers, artisans and sellers.

  • Online clothing business aims to link buyers to manufacturers
  • Called IOU social media and QR codes used to provide details of items' journey
  • Company hopes that socially-minded entrepreneurs will lead the future

(CNN) -- Presumably you're reading this article on a device of some sort. Suppose you could see a picture or video of the workers who assembled the device, and learn a bit about their lives. Suppose they could see a picture of you enjoying it.

Such transparency rarely happens, but it could.

A Madrid-based venture has just launched a fashion line that uses Facebook, QR codes, apps and some innovative techniques to connect the buyers and makers of particular items of clothing -- and it's got other ideas up its sleeve.

The IOU Project, which went live this week, offers scarves, shirts, dresses and each item is unique and identified by its own QR code.

With each piece of clothing there is a link called "This item's journey" that leads to pictures and profiles of the weaver who created the fabric and of the artisan who cut the material and created the design. Using the IOU Project's iPhone app, you can take a photo of the QR code to pull that story up again.


You can also snap a photo of yourself and upload it so that the weaver and the artisan can see their creation being worn by someone out in the world -- helping to complete the story.’

Each item is unique because it starts with one particular piece of hand-woven cotton fabric called a "madras check."

These fabrics (about 8 meters by 6.25 meters) are collected from weavers in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu, where the craft has been practiced for centuries. A weaver needs four or five days to produce one.

From there it goes to a participating manufacturer in Europe, perhaps in Italy or Romania. Individual items are cut from a particular madras check, ensuring no two items are quite the same.

The items are sold only through the IOU Project website, although pop-up retail experiences are a possibility in the near future. With no physical retailing expenses involved more money goes into the pockets of the artisans, weavers and, in an interesting twist, to you.

With IOU an individual can become a reseller of any particular item. First you apply to become a "trunk show host." When applying you share your real contact details and links to your Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn profiles.

If you have a strong presence on such services with lots of social connections, it helps your application's chances, as does running a popular blog. Once you're a host, if you see a shirt you think will sell, you can put it in your virtual "trunk," where you can keep it for 21 days.

If the shirt sells while it's in your trunk, you get a commission from the sale. Integration with Facebook in particular is tight. A Facebook account is required to be a trunk show host, and you can display your trunk show on your Facebook page.

The idea is that as an active social media user you will make an effort to share or promote your "trunk show" on your various social media outlets. As you do, you'll also spread the word about the project.

The company hopes to see bloggers and other social media users "getting involved with us, helping spread our brand -- not just the clothes but also our message," says Enrique Posner, IOU's head of business development and chief technology officer. "In the process they can earn money. It's a great fit for both of us."

The project founders believe they've created a new twist on e-commerce with their trunk show host ideas and have filed for patents.

Asked if the process appears to be unique, Forrester Research e-commerce analyst Sucharita Mulpuru replies: "Yes and no. I haven't seen this particular execution, but it's a combination of Etsy meets Upromise meets Avon's Mark."

Those e-commerce operations each have an element of IOU's approach. But the most unique aspect of the project, Mulpuru suggests, "is the 'story' behind each unique piece -- usually, that gets lost in the manufacturing process."

Meanwhile the IOU team is readying a separate trunk show host app. It hopes to interest other businesses that also want to create a network of incentivized social-media resellers.

"Entrepreneurship and new models of business today must be -- at their core -- social," says Posner.

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