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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Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Language barrier limits European Internet users, study shows

Deutsche Welle, May 11, 2011

Some Europeans feel they are
missing content
An EU-wide survey finds that 90 percent of Internet users prefer to surf online in their own language. Nearly half say that they never spend money online in a language that isn't their own.

According to a new study released Wednesday by Eurobarometer, the public opinion research wing of the European Commission, over half of Internet users in the EU occasionally use a language online that is not their native language. The study also found that 90 of EU Internet users prefer to use sites in their own language.

However, the study also found that 44 percent of such users felt that they were missing something interesting online because some websites are not in a language that they understand. The Eurobarometer survey questioned 500 people in each of the 27 member states, or a total of 13,500 people.

"If we are serious about making every European digital, we need to make sure that they can understand the web content they want," wrote Neelie Kroes, the EU's comissioner for the digital agenda, in a statement. "We are developing new technologies that can help people that cannot understand a foreign language."

The European Commission is currently investing 67 million euros ($96 million) across 30 research projects that investigate improved techniques for translating digital content, including 2 million euros to the iTranslate4 website, a relatively new site that provides machine translations of many European languages. 

Money mainly spent in native language

Mikko Hypponen says English may
not dominate the Internet forever
Not surprisingly, the survey confirmed that English is Europe's lingua franca online: nearly half (48 percent) of those interviewed said they use English "occasionally" online.

However, this practice varies across the continent. Member states with historical ties to the English language, like Cyprus and Malta, as well as countries that have strong English education, like Sweden and Greece, say that they will turn to an English site if a version in their native language is not available. By contrast, only 45 percent of Latvians and 35 percent of Italians would do the same.

But the study examined more than just content that people read - on the economic front, just 18 percent of EU Internet users surveyed said that they buy online in a language besides their own "frequently or all the time," with 42 percent saying that they never do so.

China's online presence growing

Ruslan Trad, a Bulgarian blogger and the president of the Forum for Arab Culture in Sofia, says that he mostly works online in Bulgarian, Russian and English and that these survey results more or less mirror what he has observed online. English, he added, is also his lingua franca online.

"The use of English has long established itself [almost as a] law," he wrote in an e-mail to Deutsche Welle. "English is the working language of the conferences - including online projects. Projects in which I participate require the use of English and I think today, this language is best known by most Internet users."

Mikko Hypponen, a computer security researcher at F-Secure in Helsinki, agreed, adding in an e-mail sent to Deutsche Welle that he works with many languages online, but "English is by far the largest."

But, he noted that Europeans many have to look far beyond their borders for the linguistic future of the Internet.

"I think it's important to note that as China's online presence keeps growing, eventually Chinese will be the most common language on the net, by far," he wrote. "After all, English is only the third largest language by number of native speakers (after Chinese and Spanish)."

Author: Cyrus Farivar
Editor: Kate Bowen

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