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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Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Isolated Turkmenistan Bows to Internet Age

Jakarta Globe, Anton Lomov, August 6, 2013

Children use computers in a computer center in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan.
(AFP Photo)

Ashgabat. When Turkmen mother Selbi Dzhafarova wanted to buy a toy car for her son’s birthday, he burst into tears. “He asked us to buy him a computer instead,” she said.

Her son Arslan’s wish was hardly different from the wishes of young boys all over the world except that the nine-year-old lives in the hermit ex-Soviet state of Turkmenistan where Internet access for most private users was banned until just a few years ago.

“We had to do it,” Dzhafarova told AFP while shopping at a market in the capital Ashgabat. Needing a computer “is already an everyday reality and not a child’s whim”, she said.

Turkmenistan, an energy-rich Central Asian nation bordering Afghanistan and Iran, was for two decades ruled by dictator Saparmurat Niyazov, best remembered for his bizarre personality cult complete with gold statues, his own philosophy book and deep suspicion of cyberspace.

Under Niyazov, who claimed that Western novelties were “foreign to the mentality of our people,” only a handful of outlets like Western companies, several colleges and hotels were connected to the Internet.

After his death in 2007, the country has taken cautious steps to dismantle his legacy. The first two Internet cafes opened in Ashgabat two days after the inauguration of the new president, Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov.

Soon more cyber cafes opened, each adorned with a portrait of the new leader, while schools and universities started receiving computers.

On September 1, children starting primary school across the country are set to receive over 190,000 Lenovo netbook computers from the education ministry on the president’s orders.

“Our experience of conducting classes with the use of digital assistants has shown a significant increase of our young citizens’ interest in studies,” Berdymukhamedov said in televised remarks.

But for all its purported readiness to embrace the digital age, the government is not planning to loosen its tight grip over the Internet any time soon.

Access is regulated by state firm TurkmenTelekom, which became a monopoly in 2000 when several independent providers lost their licenses and the few Internet cafes in existence shut up shop.

Getting online is a pricey affair: the company charges nearly $7,000 (5,300 euros) per month for unlimited Internet at a zippy 2,048 kilobytes per second.

By comparison, GDP per capita in Turkmenistan is estimated by the US Central Intelligence Agency’s latest World Factbook to be $8,900.

At the country’s several dozen cyber cafes, visitors are required to show their passports to use the Internet. An hour-long session costs 6 manats ($2.1).

Wifi is only available at the few expensive hotels that usually cater to foreigners.

‘A ray of light in darkness’

Like in other authoritarian countries, the government in Turkmenistan controls the Internet to keep a lid on dissent.

Reporters without Borders’ annual list of the “Enemies of the Internet” regularly features the country along with Iran, Syria and North Korea.

Websites of opposition groups and critical media outlets are banned while popular social media platforms like Twitter and Facebook are routinely blocked.

“At our university, computers are connected to the Internet but they are all located in one room and students browse the web under strict supervision from their teachers,” said Aigul Yazkuliyeva, a 20-year-old student.

Passionate web surfer Dovran said that despite the government efforts to control access to cyberspace, there were ways to avoid censorship.

“Bans exist so that we can get around them,” the 22-year-old told AFP with a smile.

“For me the Internet is like a ray of light in the darkness,” said Dovran, who asked that his last name not be published.

“The speed may be low and the glitches constant, but I already cannot live without it.”

In Turkmenistan, where the government controls nearly every bit of information, there is no confirmed data on the current number of Internet users.

According to estimates, several hundred thousand people have web access in the country of some 6 million. By contrast, no more than 5,000 people enjoyed that luxury under the late Niyazov.

Observers say that the government will not be able to resist the growing popularity of the Internet for much longer and expanding public web access will inevitably lead to a more open society.

“Having been given a candy, a man will want to eat it all and not just take a bite,” a Western diplomat told AFP.

“You can see progress: a large number of private Internet users have appeared and stores are opening up selling computers, smartphones and iPads.

“I think it will lead to a more open society but for that to happen more decisive steps should be taken,” the diplomat said on condition of anonymity.

Many pin their hopes on the plans to launch into orbit Turkmenistan’s first space communications satellite in 2014.

An agreement to that effect was signed between the country’s communications ministry and Franco-Italian company Thales Alenia Space in 2011.

“The existence of our own satellite will speed up the development of communication networks, television and Internet,” said a communications ministry spokesman.

Agence France-Presse

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