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   THE  CHALLENGE   

Free Angelic Love Offer

  • Do you ever think about the angels of Heaven—as they’re described in the Bible?

  • Do you ever envy the love the angels have for each other?

  • Do you think angelic love is fun?

  • Is angelic love your preferred currency?

If you answered yes to all these questions, I would love to know more about you. I’m offering free angelic love to all those who are like-minded. If it happens to be your ‘cup of tea’ also, please e-mail me.


 

The Challenge marks its 10th Anniversary.

Yes, its been ten years since I first introduced the Free Crown Point Challenge, with the publication of my book titled, What has Ultimate Relevance? - First Edition.

To date, I haven’t received a better solution than the Anonymity Biosphere option. In fact, I haven’t received any cohesive proposals for consideration. At what point should we conclude the jury has already spoken on this important issue?

If you are up to the challenge, please e-mail your ideas.


Artificial Intelligence XPRIZE shortcomings.

An XPrize unveiled recently promised millions of dollars to a team that could best show that artificial intelligence (AI) is humanity’s friend, not its enemy. XPrize founder Peter Diamandis said, “Personally, I am sick and tired of the dystopian conversation around artificial intelligence,” referring to high-profile public debate whether smart machines would annihilate humanity or help it to thrive.

Well, isn’t it obvious that AI is susceptible of both. Just like a hammer, chainsaw or laser, AI computer code commands are indifferent tools that can do great good or great harm, depending solely on the ethics of the user or programmer.

At present, there is no evidence to suggest that we can predict all forms of negative creativity, making it virtually impossible for authorities to thwart every conceivable future attack, that could be devised by every inventive and opportunistic AI closet tyrant.

Even worse, if our technological innovation continues, it’s only a matter of time before we will be swamped by self-replicating AI robots, ever-diminishing our margin of safety and restorative capabilities.

The best solution is to implement a method to filter out the would-be malicious members of our society, which would secure a lasting utopia, relatively free from any of these legitimate concerns.

AI Robot


Former Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives expressed concerns about terrorism and nuclear warfare.


New Posters Page on Christianity.

This addition is designed to help simplify Christian theology for the average lay-person, by utilizing the benefits of visual media.

Feel free to comment.

Christianity Poster Angelic Love Mark Plain thumbnail

Angelic love is the
only currency in Heaven.


New cartoon is available on the irrationality of a runaway artificial intelligence explosion and the over-inflated expectations of some scientists.


New cartoon is available on the flaky premises of scientism.


Refreshing Candor

Former Director of the US National Security Agency and Director of the Central Intelligence Agency, delivers a candid, philosophical assessment of radicalization in America.

Watch video interview. Here is an excerpt:

Reporter: “...when it comes to the issue of Lone Wolf’s, you’ve dealt with this, can we stop it?”

General Michael Hayden: “All of it, NO, and I don’t mean to be so dark, but I have to be truthful...”

Well, perhaps now it’s time to defer this matter over to the philosophers who have the best solutions. Ubiquitous technological innovation will eventually render all quick-fix approaches obsolete.

Lone Wolf attack

A police officer runs with his weapon drawn in Ottawa, Canada on Wednesday, October 22, 2014. Police were expanding a security perimeter in the heart of the capital after a radicalized, lone wolf gunman opened fire and killed an unarmed soldier at the National War Memorial before injuring a security guard on Parliament Hill, where he was shot dead by the Sergeant-at-Arms.


Check out this well written PBS FRONTLINE report on the challenges facing Pope Francis, as he tries to reform the Vatican’s bureaucracy. Watch video.


Tiny reconnaissance drones now deployed.

The Black Hornet Nano is a micro unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) measuring only 10 × 2.5 cm and equipped with three cameras, GPS and autopilot. The aircraft are being used by soldiers from the UK’s Brigade Reconnaissance Force at Camp Bastion in Afghanistan to bolster local situational awareness.

The benefits sound impressive, but what do we do once this technology falls into the wrong hands?

Watch video.

Black Hornet Nano UAV


Pope Francis:About 2%’ of Catholic clergy are paedophiles. Read this BBC News Report. Related link.

Revelation 21:6-8: “He said to me: ‘It is done. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. To the thirsty I will give water without cost from the spring of the water of life. Those who are victorious will inherit all this, and I will be their God and they will be my children. But the cowardly, the unbelieving, the vile, the murderers, the sexually immoral, those who practice magic arts, the idolaters and all liars—they will be consigned to the fiery lake of burning sulfur. This is the second death.’


Holy Whiskers, Batman, Another Harbinger!

FIFA World Cup 2014:

Russia’s goalkeeper, Igor Akinfeev, distracted by a green laser shone in his face before elimination goal is scored.

Watch video and highlights. Other related video.


Quick Note:

In response to a recent email comment, I would like to reaffirm my position, if it is still unclear to some.

In short, I personally believe the Earth is one of God’s Anonymity Biospheres (AB’s), which is filtering out selectees for Heaven, in a very routine fashion. However, I cannot empirically prove it. Such is the nature of the AB methodology. (If one could prove it, from the inside, it would lose its purpose.)

Since I might be mistaken on this religious belief, I feel the need to provide practical solutions to address the Free Crown Point problem. So in a sense, I’m playing both sides of the fence, to some degree. I see this gray strategy as a prudent philosophical approach, free of any contradictions, due to all the considerable uncertainties that may have been deliberately imposed upon us—for good reasons.

The one glaring common denominator is that angelic love is the only currency that can ensure freedom and prosperity in the near future—God or no God. Perhaps, reaching this conclusion was inevitable in the course of determining what has ultimate relevance.

Mailbox


Watch this important 60 Minutes segment on Data Brokers, and the shadowy, unprecedented reach they’ve achieved from exploiting the Internet—to track, collect and sell your personal data. YouTube link.

Related links:    Disconnect    DuckDuckGo     Mask Me    White Hat Aviator


Over 120 published Science Journal Articles were pure gibberish.

Do scientific papers ever seem like gobbledegook to you? Well, sometimes they actually are. Some 120 papers published in established scientific journals over the past few years have been found to be frauds, created by an automated word generator, which randomly placed “50 cent” words together into plausible sentence structures. Consequently, they’ve been withdrawn from the journals that originally published them.

Too funny!

Here is a sample article: Developing the Location-Identity Split Using Scalable Modalities by Ike Antkare.

See if you can spot the real fakes. Take this free test.

Fake Science

“First, we publish enough boring, highfalutin science articles to lull the unsuspecting public into numb complacency. Then our gobbledegook papers can successfully circulate—undetected. It’s simply our poetic license to print money. Bemused?”


Nobel Peace Prize winner calls for ban on Fully Autonomous Killer Robots. Watch video. Also see, Rise of the Drones video from PBS NOVA.


World’s first 3D-printed metal gun fires successfully.

Are there any practical limits now to the size, quantity and scope of do-it-yourself weapons? Is this intricate DMLS technology another forerunner to the mass production of gun-toting, self-replicating robots? Watch video.


New Drones Tested

The X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System (UCAS) demonstrator completed its first carrier-based arrested landing on board USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) off the coast of Virginia. Watch video.


New High-Energy Laser soon to be deployed to the Persian Gulf.

But, what do we do once these types of laser systems become available over-the-counter? Duck and Cover? At less than a dollar per shot, it’s only a matter of time.

For a sensible, long-term strategy, read the Futurist Series. Watch video.

Laser Weapon System (LaWS)

The Laser Weapon System (LaWS) temporarily installed aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Dewey (DDG 105) in San Diego, California (U.S. Navy).


Human Rights Watch calls for a ban on armed Killer Robots.

Unfortunately, such a ban is hopelessly unenforceable against every ambitious, covert and nefarious group, so it’s an ineffective long-term strategy.

I think it’s time to wise up and consider a deeper philosophical solution, which I detail in my Futurist Series. Watch video.

Killer Robots Taranis

Taranis is a prototype of an unmanned combat aircraft of the future, designed to strike distant targets. From the Celtic god of thunder, the concept explores the possibility of fully autonomous combat vehicles.


More advanced robotics technology on the way.

The Pentagon’s research and development agency (DARPA) is seeking advanced robotics technology. Press release

Watch video (...and Yes, iJAB is susceptible of an Austrian accent.)


FBI’s Top Cyber Cop says current approach is “Unsustainable.”

Read WSJ article.
FBI’s The Cyber Threat.
Watch video and read transcript.

He is correct, because we cannot attain an effective preemptive strike capability on all forms of malicious creativity and the hacker’s know it. This is because the mind might be bottomless. As such, we must resort to a different approach in order to eradicate this escalating problem. Here is my solution.

FBI's Top Cyber Cop

“You never get ahead, never become secure, never have a reasonable expectation of privacy or security,” says Shawn Henry, executive assistant director of the FBI.


Athos: A visit to the Holy Mountain.

I feel compelled to comment on a recent 60 Minutes story titled, Athos: A visit to the Holy Mountain. Is it authentic Christianity when the word Love is mentioned only once in the entire 28 minute segment? That’s right—Once.

“The first thing a monk does is embrace and love death,” Father Serapion told Bob Simon.

But Jesus said in John 13:35; “By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.”

Since they deem this all-important verse as a non-issue, why would the angels entrust their freedom to these men in a Free Crown environment? Don’t be misled; the main purpose for Christianity within an Anonymity Biosphere is to filter on the basis of Love—Period. You can read a more detailed explanation in my Futurist Series.


Masters of Space

Recently, I watched an interesting CBC documentary titled Masters of Space, which is an episode from the award-winning series The Nature of Things with David Suzuki.

By and large, I found the program informative and commendable. It highlights the dominance of the United States in space and the various implications associated with advanced weaponry systems, such as sophisticated missile interceptors and ultra-high-powered lasers.

Unfortunately, the show adopted a distractive political undertow, while stopping short of addressing the more pressing philosophical issues that it offhandedly raised.

We should all know by now that technology is completely and utterly indifferent. It couldn’t care less if it’s being used for benevolent or malevolent purposes. For example, any computer finds no less satisfaction executing malware than languishing in the hot sun. This “dual intent susceptibility” (DIS), provides a catalyst to facilitate a potential escalation in abusiveness in the future.

For instance, one day we hope to colonize Mars and other planets in our solar system. This move will undoubtedly require the assistance of numerous smart robots, mass drivers, lasers, masers and other massive and technical resources. However, all these gadgets are vulnerable to being heinously misused—whether by Neocons, left-wing wannabe dictators, closet megalomaniacs, stealth terrorists, garden-variety narcissistic hackers, etc. Eventually, enslavement-ready technologies (ERT) will bring conspicuous promises that are too great for some to casually forego, such as endless concubines, private continents, wholesale history redactions, boundless Kafkaesque eccentricities, global domination, obedience and deification, etc.

So, what can we realistically do about this predicament? I offer a comprehensive philosophical solution in my Futurist Series. If you have better ideas on this important matter, please e-mail them to me for publication.

Starfire Laser