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

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

Saturday, July 5, 2014

San Francisco's Uber brings private car-hailing app to Taiwan

Want China Times, CNA 2014-07-05

An advertisement for Uber's taxi hailing app. (Photo/Uber)

Uber, a San Francisco-based transportation networking company that makes mobile apps which allows customers to book and track vehicles for hire, is seeking to introduce the new technology to Taiwan, an official from the Ministry of Transportation and Communications said Friday.

Ministry officials said they were still assessing whether the company's services are legitimate and violate any local transportation rules.

Uber has begun soliciting members in Taiwan through the internet by launching discounts.

The apps, when downloaded to the user's smartphone, detect the Global Positioning System's (GPS) space-based satellite navigation system and finds the nearest available driver who is a member of the network.

Customers can hail a private car, track the car's progress on a map, pay the driver, and even split the fare with friends using a credit card system, all via the Uber smartphone app that connects passengers with drivers of vehicles for hire and ridesharing services, according to the company website.

In addition to car-for-hire services, Uber also offers taxi services, which allow customers to book and pay for taxi journeys, according to the ministry.

Wang Mu-heng, deputy director of the ministry's Department of Railways and Highways, said under existing rules, drivers who work for car-for-hire companies cannot directly receive assignments from customers, Wang added.

Wang said if Uber cooperates with car-for-hire companies to supply car hiring services, then these companies can use the app to communicate with customers and assign drivers to pick up customers and accept payments.

If Uber collaborates with taxi-cab companies, it will need to be licensed to become a taxi services provider and cannot offer discounts, according to Wang. He added that they should charge customers taxi fares based on a flag-down fare and the distance traveled in accordance with related regulations.

Uber has filed applications to operate information management, business consulting and even third-party payment services, the ministry said.

It said it was concerned about the operating methods of Uber, however, given that if disputes arise from such services, consumers' rights are at stake. The ministry has therefore decided to consult with government agencies to look into whether Uber's operations are legitimate.

The ministry said car-for-hire providers could face fines of NT$9,000 (US$300) to NT$90,000 (US$3,000) and taxi companies could be fined NT$50,000 (US$1,700) to NT$150,000 (US$5,000), if they are found to be in violation of the law.

Apps using Uber's technology were first launched in 2009 and are currently in operation in more than 70 cities in 37 countries.

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