05 June 2015

"Independence Day"

18 Sivan 5775

In the previously posted clip, former President Clinton referred to the movie "Independence Day" and to the possibility that only a potentially devastating conflict with alien invaders would be able to unite mankind and bring peace to the world. Here is a defining clip from that movie...



I'm sure most, or perhaps all, of you already know that the original Independence Day - 4 July 1776 - fell on the Jewish fast day, the seventeenth of Tamuz. Well, those dates coincide again this year, too! Interestingly enough, we won't be fasting this Shiva Asar b'Tamuz. Because it falls out on Shabbat, the fast is pushed off to the first day of the week.

If you're interested in knowing more about how such a faked invasion could take place...



Haven't you wondered why the autistic kids' messages keep repeating over and over again: "Just don't be afraid"? For many people in this world, this is the ultimate fear.
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Hashem has to intervene soon!

Ray Kurzweil: Humans will be hybrids by 2030

That's the prediction of Ray Kurzweil, director of engineering at Google (GOOGL, Tech30), who spoke Wednesday at the Exponential Finance conference in New York.

Kurzweil predicts that humans will become hybrids in the 2030s. That means our brains will be able to connect directly to the cloud, where there will be thousands of computers, and those computers will augment our existing intelligence. He said the brain will connect via nanobots -- tiny robots made from DNA strands.
"Our thinking then will be a hybrid of biological and non-biological thinking," he said.

The bigger and more complex the cloud, the more advanced our thinking. By the time we get to the late 2030s or the early 2040s, Kurzweil believes our thinking will be predominately non-biological....

It's worth reading the whole thing.