collaborated on 1st satellite TV broadcast via Goonhilly Downs which is a in Cornwall.
To Control The Weather (Company)
At the 1st World Wilderness Congress (WWC) in 1977, Edmund Leopold de Rothschild presented a paper to the congress (pp.47-52) entitled 'Raising the standards of living by means of large technical developments without endangering the flora and fauna'. Rothschild states in his presentation that, “Clearly, it is indeed possible to transform the landscape significantly to the benefit of mankind without at the same time having to despoil the environment." Rothschild goes on to add, "About a hundred years ago the famous German philosopher Nietzsche wrote: 'Inescapably, hesitatingly, terrible like fate, the great task approaches: how should the earth as a whole be administered? To what end should man, no longer a people or a race, be raised and bred?” Rothschild then asks the rhetorical question, "Can we control the elements, harness nature itself and still retain our humanity?" And then offers his answer in the closing remarks: "Teilhard de Chardin, the French theologian, so very wisely wrote: Some day after mastering the winds, the waves, tides and gravity, we shall harness for God the energies of love, and then for the second time in the history of the world, man will have discovered fire."
The Society for the Promotion of Nature Reserves (SPNR), which was formed by Charles Rothschild, identified 284 key sites in the UK to be ‘preserved in perpetuity’, which eventually became known as the Rothschild Reserves . After several name changes it became The Royal Society for Nature Conservation in 1981 and is now called the Royal Society of Wildlife Trusts. A Rothschild Reserve at Dungeness headland in Kent, UK, has a nuclear power station on it. And another Rothschild Reserve at Lizard Point in Cornwall, UK, is site to one of the world's largest satellite tracking and communication stations.
In 1983, the UN General Assembly set up the World Commission on Environment and Development, known as the Brundtland Commission after its chairperson, Gro Harlem Brundtland, who, at that time, was Norwegian Prime Minister. "The Brundtland report, published in 1987 as Our Common Future, declared that the time had come for a marriage between the environment and the economy and used the term "sustainable development" as the way to ensure that economic development would not endanger the ability of future generations to enjoy the fruits of the earth."
George Hunt tells us that he was a delegate at the 4th WWC in 1987 when Edmund L. de Rothschild stated, without scientific basis, that CO2 is the cause of global warming. The 4th WWC proposed the founding of a World Conservation Bank which issues loans, primarily to third world countries, taking land as collateral. If a country can't repay the loan(s) plus interest, the Rothschild's World Conservation Bank gets the land. The Rothschild's can thereby possibly gain control of the third world which represents 30% of the land surface of the Earth.
The World Conservation Bank led to the establishment of the Global Environment Facility (GEF) in 1991 with the United Nations Development Programme, the United Nations Environment Program, and the World Bank responsible for implementing projects. The GEF was restructured at the Rio Earth Summit in 1992 and moved out of the World Bank system to become a separate institution.
At the Rio Earth Summit in 1992, Al Gore led the U.S. Senate delegation, and Maurice Strong was Secretary-General at that Summit. Maurice Strong also helped establish the United Nations Foundation (UNF) along with Emma Rothschild and Ted Turner. Maurice Strong and Al Gore are both Foundation Directors of the World Economic Forum (WEF) that has an annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland, for international bankers, business leaders, political leaders, selected intellectuals, and journalists to discuss global issues. Maurice Strong can be found here on the Steering Committee of the WEF Global Governance Initiative. Maurice Strong is also a former Chairman of the World Resources Institute where Al Gore was a member of the board of directors.
Al Gore co-founded the company Generation Investment Management (GIM) in 2004 to invest in Green Energy, Green Tech, and other companies producing so-called environmentally friendly products. In 2006, Al Gore released the documentary film 'An Inconvenient Truth' to a worldwide audience, and GIM investors raked the profits in.
The mission of GIM is to accelerate the transition towards Sustainable Capitalism - an economic system within which businesses maximise long-term financial returns by incorporating all costs and benefits (environmental, social and governance) in to pricing regardless of whether or not they are currently attributed with an economic 'price tag' by society.
GIM partnership organisations include the United Nations Environmental Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP FI), UN Global Compact, and the Global Impact Investment Network. A 2010 report from J.P.Morgan and the Rockefeller Foundation estimated that profits up to $667 billion could be gained from Impact Investing by 2020. Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair is Chairman of the J.P. Morgan International Council. More information about Impact Investing can be found here.
In August 2003, Sir Brandon Gough became Chancellor of the University of East Anglia (UEA). In November 2009, hackers gained access to a server used by the UEA's Climatic Research Unit and stole a large quantity of data, anonymously posting online more than 1,000 emails and more than 2,000 other documents. Sceptics of anthropogenic global warming claimed that the data provided evidence that scientists were collaborating globally to manipulate climate data. Sir Brandon Gough had previously been Deputy Chairman of SG Warburg Group, Chairman of De la Rue, and Chair of Common Purpose Charitable Trust.
De La Rue is the world’s largest commercial banknote printer and passport manufacturer and works closely with governments, the BIS, central banks, and commercial organisations around the world. Rupert Middleton is Chief Operating Officer at De La Rue, and President of the British Printing Industry Federation. His wife, Julie Middleton, is Founder & CEO of Common Purpose Charitable Trust. You can read more about Rothschild and Common Purpose here.
In January 2011, E.L. Rothschild LLC, a private investment company owned by Sir Evelyn de Rothschild and his wife Lady Lynn Forester de Rothschild acquired a 70% controlling stake in Weather Central, the world’s leading provider of interactive weather graphics and data services for television, web, and mobile. Weather Central was subsequently merged with The Weather Channel, formerly known as The Weather Company, which is owned by NBC Universal, Bain Capital, and Blackstone Group. Sir Evelyn de Rothschild talks here about a subsidiary of the Weather Channel called myweather.com which is also known as weather.co.uk.
Lord Jacob Rothschild is a member of the International Advisory Board at Blackstone Group, under whose umbrella BlackRock was founded. And according to 'The Economist', "[BlackRock] owns a stake in almost every listed company not just in America but globally. It is easily the biggest investor in the world, with $4.1 trillion of directly controlled assets (almost as much as all private-equity and hedge funds put together) and another $11 trillion it oversees through its trading platform, Aladdin." You can read more about BlackRock here and here.
(7) "Embedded intelligence and extended mind: Smart and dynamic objects, with emergent behaviour, embedding intelligence and knowledge function as tools and become (external) extension to the human body and mind. As is already the case to a certain extent with traditional computing artifacts, access to the intelligent and data carrying IoT environment may come to be considered as necessary for human agents to get around. Similar to the info available through a mobile phone, and access to your Social Networking Site, people would feel cognitively and socially handicapped."
The above document can be found at the following link (3. Internet of Things Factsheet Ethics). In this document by the 'Internet of Things European Research Cluster' (IERC) it states on page 84 that, “The IoT needs to handle virtually all modes of operation by itself without relying on human control.”
The Internet of Things is an international collaboration that includes the European Union, USA, China, Japan, India, Russia and other countries.
Here's an article entitled White Space Radio Chip Heralds Internet Of Things . Radio whitespace is unused radio frequencies and TV whitespace is the space left after analogue has been switched off. Whitespace has also been refered to as Super Wi-Fi, but "Super Wi-Fi isn't Wi-Fi". Wi-Fi frequencies can carry a signal only a short distance, whereas TV white space (TVWS) can carry a signal for kilometres/miles.
Tiny Chip Will Put the 'Internet of Things' Inside Your Body
Shami Chakrabarti is Chancellor of Oxford Brookes University and was a member of the Council and Court of Governors of the London School of Economics and a governor of the Ditchley Foundation. Other governors of the Ditchley Foundation include: David Cameron, Andrew Knight Director of News Corp, Peter Mandelson, Jack Straw, Chris Patten, David Miliband, Leon Brittan, Neil Kinnock, Geoff Mulgan co-founder of Demos, and Alan Rusbridger. Some of the aforementioned names have been speakers at Common Purpose programmes.
Joanna Foster was formerly Deputy Chair and Governor of 'Oxford Brookes University' and chaired the Lloyds TSB Foundation and the Equal Opportunities Commission. Joanna Foster is also an Associate Fellow of the University of Oxford SAID Business School. Another Common Purpose graduate at the SAID Business School is Elizabeth Paris who has been Managing Director at JPMorgan and Managing Director at The Chase Manhattan Bank. Dame Helen Alexander is a trustee of the Oxford University SAID Business School and was Chief Executive of the Economist Group until 2008. Lady de Rothschild and Chair of Common Purpose Sir David Bell are on the Board of Directors at The Economist Group. Dame Helen Alexander is also on the World Wide Web Foundation Board of Directors along with Ex - Prime Minister Gordon Brown.
Members of Common Purpose who are in key positions at the BBC or have held key positions at the BBC include: Anthony Salz, formerly Vice Chairman of the BBC Governors and on the board of the Media Standards Trust that launched the hacking inquiry.
Chris Bryant MP, was Head of European Affairs at BBC. From 1994-1996 London manager of Common Purpose..
Lord Patten, Chairman, BBC Trust.
Jon Williams, World News Editor, BBC.
Liz Molyneux delivered a whole range of Current Affairs TV including Panorama. She was Director of Development for BBC Specialist Factual and Editorial executive within the BBC Commissioning group. Liz Molyneux worked closely with commissioners and channel controllers. Liz Molyneux is a member of the board at Bradford City of Film along with Sandy Needham who is a member of the Bradford District Common Purpose Advisory Group and was formerly Regional Manager with TV-am and Yorkshire Television (ITV). Sandy Needham's boss at ITV was Common Purpose graduate Gerry Robinson, Chief Executive, Granada Group plc (now known as ITV plc).
Tom Watson MP, who was Tony Blair's Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State at the Ministry of Defence, is a member of Common Purpose and is aware that the key posts at the BBC have been filled by members of Common Purpose since the early 1990's. At the Media Standards Trust, Common Purpose launched the hacking inquiry with the intended outcome being that press regulation will be under the auspices of Common Purpose. While at the BBC, Common Purpose have spent years preventing information about all kinds of wrongdoings being leaked into the public domain.
Helena Kennedy QC is Acting Chair of the Media Standards Trust while Sir David Bell assists with the Leveson Inquiry. Here is Helena Kennedy QC and fellow Common Purpose graduate Ruth Turner at the Common Purpose event, Generation Infinity, in July 2009. Ruth Turner is Chief Executive of the Tony Blair Faith Foundation'.
Common Purpose is now connected to the British Monarchy.
List of Common Purpose Board members and Trustees (2010) in various countries.
First ever Common Purpose programme in the Asia-Pacific region. The courses will be based in Hong Kong with modules in Beijing and Shanghai to give participants access to some of the key players in mainland China.
Common Purpose is an international political organisation masquerading as a charity. Dame Suzi Leather, Formerly Chair of the Charity Commission, was a speaker at the 'Common Purpose Leadership Development' event, 21 January 2012 (p. 10). http://www.charitycommission.gov.uk/Libr
Leaders with a Common Purpose
It was actually governments that gave the World-Wide-Web to us for free, not Tim Berners-Lee. CERN is an inter-governmental research facility founded by 12 countries in Western Europe and hosts some 10,000 visiting scientists and engineers, representing 608 universities & research facilities and 113 nationalities.
In this Guardian article, Sir Tim Berners-Lee urges the UK government to stop the snooping bill. Sir Tim Berners-Lee both founded and is the Director of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), which develops interoperable technologies. Both W3C & the IETF are producing the specifications and standards that will enable objects/devices to be interoperable, snoop on people, and communicate/share that data/info.
U.S. cyber-security strategist Donald "Andy" Purdy joined Huawei after a U.S. congressional report raised concerns that Huawei might be spying for the chinese government. A White House-ordered review of the report, which was completed early this year, "found no clear evidence" that Huawei had spied for
The Internet of Things (IoT) is an international collaboration that includes the European Union, USA, China, Japan, India, Russia and other countries. Wuxi-Sensing in China is leading the 'Internet of Things' international standardisation, with Huawei & ZTE (among others) upgrading telecom systems in various countries to IoT standards. Huawei & ZTE are also closely linked to the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) - see ‘Partner Affiliation’ for Huawei & ZTE at oneM2M. Common Purpose graduate John Suffolk, the former UK government CIO & CISO (2006-2011) is now Huawei's global head of cyber-security. Also see here,, here and here.
The IoT International Forum was launched by the EU and China (IoT-i, CASAGRAS2, CIE & CATR). Huawei, ZTE & the China Academy of Telecommunications Research (CATR) are part of the 'Internet Engineering Task Force' (IETF). Huawei is also a member of the
World-Wide-Web inventor Tim Berners-Lee is also a member of the IETF as is Vint Cerf, the so-called 'Father of the Internet'. In my blog post 'Panopticon' I mention that, the organisations coordinating IoT development include Auto-ID Labs; the (IETF); the United Nations International Telecommunications Union (ITU); and the ‘World Wide Web Consortium’ (W3C)...W3C was founded by the inventor of the World-Wide-Web Tim Berners-Lee, with support from the European Commission and DARPA.
Common Purpose graduate 'Baroness Rennie Fritchie' is Chair of Nominet and was Chair of the Web Science Research Initiative at
China's Huawei is a major supplier to BT's on-going multi-billion pound 21st Century Network (21CN), leading to so-called concerns that the UK telecom system could be vunerable to chinese attack. The 'Technology Strategy Board' (TSB) is overseeing the development of the 'Internet of Things' in the
Another global telecommunications company that Common Purpose is closely associated with is 'Tata Communications' which operates
In December 2012 the ITU (of which ATIS is a major contributing member) is having a World Conference on International Telecommunications (WCIT) and it is believed by many that the ITU is going to try and take-over the Internet at some point after the conference.
As an alternative to Huawei or ZTE, countries such as Australia, Canada and the
Considering that governments have a ‘Common Purpose’ and are working together to set up the ‘Internet of Things’, then where do governments believe that potential threats are most likely to come from? The answer would seem to be the so-called '99 percent'.
AS an international collaboration that includes the European Union, USA, China, Japan, India, Russia and other countries (see slide 12) the ‘Internet of Things’ is potentially the greatest threat to the freedom of humanity that our world has ever known. The Internet of Things (IoT) is being developed to locate, track and monitor not only objects, but also every-human, anyplace, anytime. The organisations coordinating IoT development include Auto-ID Labs; the ‘Internet Engineering Task Force’ (IETF); the ‘United Nations International Telecommunications Union’ (ITU); and the ‘World Wide Web Consortium’ (W3C). Wuxi-Sensing in China is leading the IoT international standardization.
The concept of the IoT is that virtually every physical thing in this world can be connected to the Internet. ‘Things’ can feature tiny computers/sensors and when they do so, they are often called smart things. Radio Frequency IDentification (RFID) is a technology that allows automatic identification of objects, animals and people by incorporating a small electronic chip on or into the ‘host’. Data is stored on the RFID-chip and can then be "read" by wireless devices called RFID readers. Everything from individuals, groups, communities, food, products, objects and data can be connected by the IoT. By time we get to 2020, the Wireless World Research Forum (p.6) has predicted that there will be approximately 7 trillion wireless devices. A smart ubiquitous network of communicating sensors that can capture, share, utilize and store data, including personal data and often without consent.
“In 2003, the US Government began the most ambitious Artificial Intelligence program in its history called the ‘Cognitive Assistant that Learns and Organizes’ or CALO”. The CALO project was primarily funded through DARPA and research was mainly conducted at Stanford University (Stanford), Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) and SRI International (SRI).
The CALO project overview from Stanford informs us that, “CALO as an adaptive agent, is incredibly complex…At CALO's heart is the ability to take autonomous control…As CALO…adapts its behaviour over time, there is an underlying assumption that there will be a user in the loop whom CALO is serving”. And this document from the ‘Internet of Things’ European Research Cluster, states (p.84) that “The IoT needs to handle virtually all modes of operation by itself without relying on human control.”
After the CALO project concluded in 2007, SRI spun-off Siri which was acquired by Apple. Siri is able to answer questions and follow instructions because Siri is able to follow what an individual is saying by using speech and voice recognition technology. By having people speak to Siri in many different languages, it will be possible to determine what languages/dialects/accents Siri has most problems with and then refine Siri as necessary. CALO and Siri are adaptive systems that use machine learning to adapt their behaviour over time.
Deborah L. McGuiness and Nova Spivack worked on the CALO project and both are associated with the ‘Tetherless World Research Constellation’ (TW). Here, Nova Spivack discloses that his company consulted to the CALO project regarding Semantic Web development, as he interviews the CTO of Siri.
On Facebook, Siri is being integrated with face recognition technology, so that users can update their status messages by vocal command, while having their face and voiceprint matched. And to help match the face & voiceprint of an individual who doesn’t use facebook, or who may never have been online, the all-seeing-screen is capable of taking pictures of an individual, which could then be matched with photos at the Passport office, DVLA, Workplace, University, College, etc. It is possible that all-seeing-screens are already being used in products such as Apple iPhones and iPads and that Siri is still listening even when an Apple device is switched off.
Siri can answer questions, make recommendations, and perform actions, by delegating requests to a set of Web Services. The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) defines a ‘Web service’ as, "a software system designed to support interoperable machine-to-machine interaction over a network”. W3C was founded by the inventor of the World-Wide Web Tim Berners-Lee, with support from the European Commission and DARPA. Tim Berners-Lee leads the global collaboration on Semantic Web development and is also a member of TW, which has received funding from DARPA, NSF, IARPA, ARL, KAUST, Lockheed Martin, SRI, Fujitsu and IBM.
In 2010 the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) announced the creation of a fibre that can detect and emit sound. This article states that, “Applications could include clothes that are themselves sensitive microphones for capturing speech…”. Clothes that can listen.
With 7 billion+ people on earth, there are potentially billions of conversations taking place, in different languages, worldwide, everyday. So how do government(s) propose to monitor billions of conversations each day? And not only monitor each conversation, but also identify those conversations where what is being discussed indicates that one or more of the participants is likely to be a threat to other people and/or property and/or the state? The use of ‘machine listening’ seems to be the answer, with listening-sensors in/on a whole range of consumer products, human-made structures and natural features. These could include clothing, fabrics, phones, tablets, televisions, household appliances, workplace equipment, buildings, street furniture, road signs, vehicles, aircraft, boats, ships, and many locations both indoors and out.
Just as government agencies can monitor and filter e-mails people send, context-aware machine listening could possibly be used to listen for certain spoken words and phrases, which would indicate that an individual or group of individuals, communicating by speech, are likely to be a threat to other people and/or property and/or the state. A simplistic way to explain how this might work is that the personal details and other info of the 7billion+ people on earth would be on a database. Whenever an individual says what is considered by government to be an inappropriate word or phrase, the individual is given a negative mark. Every so often CALO (or another adaptive system) queries the database to ascertain how many negative marks each individual has. The number of negative marks that each individual has accumulated could then be used to help identify, potential criminals, activists, troublemakers, ringleaders and so-forth, based on the kind of subject matter each individual prefers to discuss.
June 6th 2012 was the global launch date of IPv6 that will apparently allow for over 340 trillion trillion trillion objects to be connected to the IoT. That’s enough for every atom on the surface of the earth to have 100 IP addresses according to Cisco. International co-operating satellites and Internet routing in space takes IP ubiquity to a whole new level. Surveillance systems such as INDECT and SAPIENT are part of the IoT. Cisco’s Internet Routing In Space (IRIS) extends "IP access to areas not covered by traditional ground networks...delivering consistent and pervasive IP capabilities regardless of geographic location.” 'Whitespaces' will also give the IoT access to geographical locations that can pick up radio or TV signals. Whitespaces’ are unused radio frequencies and the spaces left after the transition from analogue to digital TV. This BBC news article regarding face & voice recognition technology in televisions states that, "We're working on face recognition that will be used to identify each member of the family…". And this article about the ‘BBC Perceptive Media Experiment ’ claims that "…TV hardware could automatically recognize who was watching [TV]…” It is quite possible that miniature cameras such as those in all-seeing-screens and the use of facial recognition technology will eventually be incorporated into windows and mirrors.
The European Network and Information Security Agency, claims in a document about behavioural biometrics that, “It is now possible to extract information about the thoughts of a person from brain activity.” While IBM forecasts for 2016 include smartphones and devices that can read your mind. In 2011 the ITU held a conference regarding ‘The Fully Networked Human’, with a section dedicated to the views of extremely advanced minds, entitled “Make possible the impossible: THE CHIP IN THE BRAIN"..If you go to ‘51 mins 45 secs’ in this BBC video entitled ‘Playing God’ you can see how programmed nano-devices are being developed to target specific neuro-receptors in the human brain. It could also be the intention of government(s) to eventually have nano-devices that are programmed to attach to specific locations in the human auditory system, so that even when something is spoken in a whisper, it can be overheard by the IoT.
Nanotechnology enables the miniaturisation of electronics such as circuits, sensors, optics, and other devices that make use of precious metals. Using less precious metals reduces production costs. The field of nanotechnology is rapidly advancing and it's a field in which scientists are trying to manipulate things at the molecular and atomic level. Microrobots designed using biomimicry principles are being developed that have a flagella propulsion system derived from bacteria. "This can enable a microrobot to travel independently within the human body..."
At some future point, when a nano-device for human implantation is manufactured, the nano-device need not contain the personal and biometric details, medical records or other information about an individual before being implanted. The nano-device would possibly get into the human body via food/drink, injection or medication. Once inside the human body, the nano-device migrates and attaches to a location in the human body where it is less likely to be dislodged. When an individual passes an RFID-reader, the RFID-reader gets the ID number of the nano-device while the surrounding face-recognition techology and other biometric technology positively identify the individual. Once satisfied that the individual has been positively identified, personal details and other info about the correct individual can then be electronically transfered to the correct nano-device. Transfer of information can be done by any embedded sensor that is interoperable with the nano-device.
An implanted nano-device would become an individual’s means of identification that contained all of their personal details, biometrics, and other information. If the government switched off an individual’s nano-device, they would become a non-citizen and officially no longer exist. The individual would no longer have ID that connected them to any kind of contract or official documentation and as a result of that, their tenancy, mortgage and/or property deeds would be rendered void and they would be made homeless. The non-citizen would no longer have employment or access to benefits; they would be unable to access any finances they have in a bank/building society; they would be unable to buy food without ID and they would be unable to access emergency services, medical services or central/local government services. Without ID the non-citizen would lose access to just about everything and there would probably be severe repercussions for any citizen(s) who tried to help a non-citizen. The first ITU World Conference on International Telecommunications (WCIT) is in December 2012. Many people believe that the United Nations is going to try and take over the Internet. It is up to us to ensure that they don’t.
Ken Craggs. @BetweenMyths