Designing the Future

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INTRODUCTION

Although many of us feel we can prepare for our future by thinking, acting, and learning using present methods and values, nothing is farther from the truth – especially in today’s rapidly changing world. A newborn child enters a world not of his or her own making. Each succeeding generation inherits the values, accomplishments, hopes, successes, and failings of previous generations. And they inherit the results of the decisions made by those generations.


For the hundreds of thousands of years of human existence when technologies were simple or non-existent, this may have had little impact on human life and the earth that sustains it. Each generation of hunters and gatherers, then plowmen and pioneers, passed on tools to the next generation to help them survive. Change from one generation to the next was slow and hardly noticeable. In those days there was little understanding of science and how things worked, and explanations were not scientific.


This is no longer the case in today’s high-tech world where a change that affects millions may happen in a matter of seconds. A child born today inherits a world vastly different from that of its parent’s generation, let alone that from centuries ago. Previous generations left a legacy of, exploitation, occupation, and irrelevant values that present great challenges, but also opportunities to the people of today.


The application of scientific principles, for better or worse, accounts for every single advance that has improved people’s lives. Important documents and proclamations have been issued granting rights and privileges to members of societies, but at the heart of human progress – or destruction – is the rock-solid foundation of science.


For generations past it was impossible to direct the future much beyond the present moment, and forecasts of the future were based on non- scientific methods. Prophets and sages presented visions of the future based on dreams, hallucinations, religious fervor, divination of animal parts, crystal balls, etc. Some may even have been accurate, but this was more because of luck than because of any direct channel to the supernatural.

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Osmora Inc.
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Published on
Dec 31, 2007
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Pages
122
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9782924024133
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English
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Architecture / Sustainability & Green Design
Design / Reference
Social Science / General
Social Science / Sociology / General
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Many poets, philosophers, and writers have criticized the artificial borders that separate people preoccupied with the notion of nationhood. Despite the visions and hopes of astronauts, poets, writers, and visionaries, the reality is that nations are continuously at war with one another, and poverty and hunger prevail in many places throughout the world, including the United States.

So far, no astronaut arriving back on Earth with this new social consciousness has pro- posed to transcend the world's limitations with a world where no national boundaries exist. Each remains loyal to his/her particular nation-state, and doesn’t venture beyond patriotism - "my country, right or wrong" – because doing so may risk their positions.

Most problems we face in the world today are of our own making. We must accept that the future depends upon us. Interventions by mythical or divine characters in white robes descending from the clouds, or by visitors from other worlds, are illusions that cannot solve the problems of our modern world. The future of the world is our responsibility and depends upon decisions we make today. We are our own salvation or damnation. The shape and solutions of the future depend totally on the collective effort of all people working together.


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Since then, rumors and conspiracy theories involving the Illuminati continue to spread, sometimes finding their way into popular novels like Dan Brown's Angels & Demons and Hollywood movies like Lara Croft: Tomb Raider. Some men have even come forward claiming to be former members, offering details of what they allege are the inner workings of the organization. When you sift through all of the information available on the subject, you may be surprised that the truth is stranger than fiction.

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- Alleged Victims and Defectors

- Aliens and Reptillians
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- Fictional films
- TV references 

- The Music Industry
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- Documentary Films
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- The Luciferian Doctrine  

- The Federal Reserve
- Skull and Bones
- The Bilderberg Group
- Bohemian Grove
- The Council on Foreign Relations  

- The Franklin Cover-up
- Sex Magic
- Election Fraud
- The Necronomicon
- The Church of Satan 

- The Secret Doctrine
- Emerald Tablet
- The Book of Thoth
- The Book of Dzyan
- The Report From Iron Mountain  

- Protocols of the Elders of Zion
- The Holy Grail
- MK-ULTRA Documents
- The Satanic Bible
- The Secret Doctrine  

- David Rockefeller's Memoirs
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- Secret Societies and Subversive Movements
- Occult Theocrasy
- Externalization of the Hierarchy  

- None Dare Call It Conspiracy
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- Bloodlines of the Illuminati
- The Lexicon of Freemasonry
- Morals and Dogma

- The Secret Teachings of All Ages
- Myron Fagan
- Edith Miller
- Gary Allen
- Abbe Barruel 

- Nesta Webster
- Anthony J. Hilder
- John Robison
- Johnny Gosch
- William Morgan

- Chris Jones, former Bohemian Grove employee
- Ted Gunderson former FBI Agent
- John Todd
- Bill Schnoebelen
- Mike Warnke

- Cathy O'Brien
- Aleister Crowley
- Alice Bailey
- Benjamine Creme
- William Cooper

- Carol Quigley
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- Phil Schneider
- Benjamin Fulford

- Hal Turner, FBI informant
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Considered the JavaScript expert by many people in the development community, author Douglas Crockford identifies the abundance of good ideas that make JavaScript an outstanding object-oriented programming language-ideas such as functions, loose typing, dynamic objects, and an expressive object literal notation. Unfortunately, these good ideas are mixed in with bad and downright awful ideas, like a programming model based on global variables.

When Java applets failed, JavaScript became the language of the Web by default, making its popularity almost completely independent of its qualities as a programming language. In JavaScript: The Good Parts, Crockford finally digs through the steaming pile of good intentions and blunders to give you a detailed look at all the genuinely elegant parts of JavaScript, including:

SyntaxObjectsFunctionsInheritanceArraysRegular expressionsMethodsStyleBeautiful features

The real beauty? As you move ahead with the subset of JavaScript that this book presents, you'll also sidestep the need to unlearn all the bad parts. Of course, if you want to find out more about the bad parts and how to use them badly, simply consult any other JavaScript book.

With JavaScript: The Good Parts, you'll discover a beautiful, elegant, lightweight and highly expressive language that lets you create effective code, whether you're managing object libraries or just trying to get Ajax to run fast. If you develop sites or applications for the Web, this book is an absolute must.

Jacque Fresco & Roxanne Meadows
FEW TECHNOLOGICAL ACHIEVEMENTS are as impressive as the ability to see our own planet from outer space. The beautiful sphere suspended against the black void of space makes plain the bond that the billions of us on Earth have in common.

This global consciousness inspires space travellers who then provide emotional and spiritual observations. Their views from outer space awaken them to a grand realization that all who share our planet make up a single community. They think this viewpoint will help unite the nations of the world in order to build a peaceful future for the present generation and the ones that follow.

Many poets, philosophers, and writers have criticized the artificial borders that separate people preoccupied with the notion of nationhood. Despite the visions and hopes of astronauts, poets, writers, and visionaries, the reality is that nations are continuously at war with one another, and poverty and hunger prevail in many places throughout the world, including the United States.

So far, no astronaut arriving back on Earth with this new social consciousness has pro- posed to transcend the world's limitations with a world where no national boundaries exist. Each remains loyal to his/her particular nation-state, and doesn’t venture beyond patriotism - "my country, right or wrong" – because doing so may risk their positions.

Most problems we face in the world today are of our own making. We must accept that the future depends upon us. Interventions by mythical or divine characters in white robes descending from the clouds, or by visitors from other worlds, are illusions that cannot solve the problems of our modern world. The future of the world is our responsibility and depends upon decisions we make today. We are our own salvation or damnation. The shape and solutions of the future depend totally on the collective effort of all people working together.


Kenneth S. Keyes Jr. Jacque Fresco
Looking Forward is an imaginative and fascinating book in which the authors take you on a journey into the culture and technology of the twenty-first century. After an introductory section that discusses the Things that Shape Your Future, you will explore the whys and wherefores of the unfamiliar, alarming, but exciting world of a hundred years from now.

You will see this society through the eyes of Scott and Hella, a couple of the next century. Their living quarters are equipped with a cybernator, a seemingly magical computer device, but one that is based on scientific principles now known. It regulates sleeping hours, communications throughout the world, an incredible underwater living complex, and even the daily caloric intake of the “young” couple. (They are in their forties but can expect to live 200 years.)

The world that Scott and Hella live in is a world that has achieved full weather control, has developed a finger-sized computer that is implanted in the brain of every baby at birth (and the babies are scientifically incubated—the women of the twenty-first century need not go through the pains of childbirth), and that has perfected genetic manipulation that allows the human race to be improved by means of science.

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The chief source of this greater society is the Correlation Center, “Corcen,” a gigantic complex of computers that serves but never enslaves mankind. Corcen regulates production, communication, transportation and all other burdensome and monotonous tasks of the past. This frees men and women to achieve creative challenging experiences rather than empty lives of meaningless leisure.

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“You will understand this book best if you are one who sees today only as a stepping stone between yesterday and tomorrow. You will need a sensitivity to the injustices, lost opportunities for happiness, and searing conflicts that characterize our twentieth-century civilization. If your mind can weigh new ideas and evaluate them with insight, this book is for you.

“We have no crystal ball. ... We want you to feed our ideas into your own computer, so that you can find even better ideas that may play a part in molding the future of our civilization.” 

Jacque Fresco
Peu de réalisations technologiques sont aussi impressionnantes que celle nous permettant d’observer notre propre planète depuis l'espace. Cette belle sphère suspendue dans le sombre vide intersidéral exprime clairement le lien qui unit les milliards de terriens que nous sommes.

Cette unificité globale inspire aux voyageurs de l’espace des observations sensibles et intellectuelles. Leur vision depuis le cosmos les amène à avoir cette importante prise de conscience ; que tous ceux qui partagent cette planète forment une seule communauté. Ces explorateurs pensent que ce point de vue contribuera à unir les nations du monde afin de construire un avenir de paix pour les générations actuelles et à venir.


De nombreux poètes, philosophes et écrivains ont critiqué les frontières artificielles qui séparent les gens préoccupés par la notion de nation. Mais en dépit des visions et des espoirs des astronautes, artistes, auteurs et visionnaires, la réalité est que les nations sont continuellement en guerre les unes contre les autres et que la pauvreté et la faim prévalent dans de nombreux endroits à travers le monde, y compris aux États-Unis.


Jusqu'à présent, aucun astronaute rentré sur Terre avec cette nouvelle conscience sociale n’avait proposé de dépasser les limites artificielles de la planète par un monde où les frontières nationales seraient abolies. En effet, chacun reste fidèle à son propre État-nation et ne s'aventure pas au-delà du patriotisme : « bon ou mauvais, c’est mon pays », car le contraire les exposerait à des risques.


La plupart des problèmes auxquels nous faisons face aujourd’hui sont ceux que nous avons nous-mêmes créés. Nous devons accepter l’idée que l'avenir dépend de nous. Les interventions de personnages mythiques ou divins en robe blanche descendant des nuages ou de visiteurs venus d'autres mondes sont des illusions qui ne peuvent pas résoudre les problèmes de notre monde moderne. L'avenir de notre planète dépend de nous et des décisions que nous prenons aujourd'hui. Nous serons notre propre salut ou notre propre damnation. L’aspect que prendra l’avenir et les solutions qui seront trouvées dépendent totalement de l'effort collectif que fourniront toutes les personnes travaillant ensemble.


La course scientifique et technologique vers le futur dévoile des horizons inédits dans tous les domaines. De nouvelles découvertes et inventions apparaissent à un rythme encore jamais vu dans l'histoire et qui ne cessera d’augmenter dans les années à venir.

Jacque Fresco
 Introducción:

¿Estás preparado para diseñar el futuro?

Muchos de nosotros sentimos que, para preparar nuestro futuro, basta con pensar, actuar y aprender usando los métodos y valores presentes; nada más lejos de la realidad—especialmente en el mundo cambiante de hoy. Un niño recién nacido entra a un mundo que no ha sido construido por él o ella. Cada generación ha heredado los valores, logros, esperanzas, éxitos y fracasos de las generaciones predecesoras. Heredamos los resultados de las decisiones tomadas por generaciones anteriores.

Durante los cientos de miles de años de existencia humana, la tecnología ha sido rudimentaria o bien inexistente, por lo cual tuvo un impacto limitado en la vida humana y la tierra que la sustenta. Cada sucesiva generación, desde los primeros cazadores y recolectores, hasta los posteriores agricultores y colonizadores, entregaron sus herramientas a las generaciones subsiguientes, con el fin de ayudarles a sobrevivir. El cambio de una generación a la siguiente era lento y apenas perceptible. En esos días, había poco o nulo conocimiento de la ciencia y del modo en que funcionaban las cosas, por ende, las explicaciones no eran científicas.

Este no es el caso en el mundo de alta tecnología que vivimos hoy, donde un cambio que afecta a millones de personas puede ocurrir en cuestión de segundos. Un niño nacido hoy, heredará un mundo enormemente distinto del que conocieron sus padres, y aún más distinto del mundo siglos atrás. Previas generaciones dejaban un legado de explotación, ocupaciones militares y valores irrelevantes para los desafíos del presente, pero también, oportunidades para la gente de hoy.

Kenneth S. Keyes Jr. Jacque Fresco
MIRANDO HACIA DELANTE

Por Kenneth S. Keyes, Jr. y Jacque Fresco

Mirando hacia adelante es un fascinante e imaginativo libro en el cual los autores lo transportarán en un viaje a la cultura y tecnología de fines del siglo veintiuno. Luego de la sección introductoria que discute “Las cosas que dan forma a nuestro futuro” usted explorará los “por qué” y los “porqués” del inusual, preocupante pero estimulante mundo de cien años en el futuro. Verá esta sociedad a través de los ojos de Scott y Hella, una pareja del próximo siglo. Sus habitaciones están equipadas con un cibernador, un dispositivo computacional aparentemente mágico, pero que en realidad está basado en principios científicos que actualmente ya conocemos. Regula las horas de sueño, las comunicaciones con el mundo, un increíble complejo acuático e, incluso, las calorías diarias que ingiere la “joven” pareja (están en sus cuarenta años pero su esperanza de vida supera los doscientos).

El mundo en que Hella y Scott viven es uno que ha logrado controlar las condiciones climáticas, desarrollar computadores del tamaño de una uña que son implantados en el cerebro del bebé al nacer (los bebés son incubados científicamente—la mujer del siglo veintiuno no necesita sufrir los dolores del parto) y que ha dominado la manipulación genética, permitiendo mejorar la raza humana sobre la base del método científico. Económicamente, el mundo es utópico según nuestros estándares. El dinero, las remuneraciones y el empleo han sido superados hace mucho. Nada tiene precio y las posesiones personales no son necesarias. El nacionalismo ha sido erradicado, logrando el desarme total. La tecnología educacional ha dejado obsoletos a escuelas y maestros. En este mundo amigable, los niños aprenden haciendo y son independientes desde los cinco años. La fuente primaria de esta sociedad superior es el centro de correlación “Corcen”, un enorme complejo computacional que sirve convenientemente a la humanidad en lugar de esclavizarla. Corcen regula la producción, las comunicaciones, el transporte —y todas las monótonas y agobiantes tareas del pasado. Esto ha liberado a hombres y mujeres para lograr desafiantes y creativas experiencias en lugar de vidas vacías de ocio sin significado alguno.

Obviamente, este libro es especulativo, sin embargo, está basado en nociones del desarrollo científico actual. Tal como señalan sus autores: “Comprenderá mejor este libro si ve usted al presente como el punto de inflexión entre el ayer y el mañana. También necesitará sensibilidad ante las injusticias, las oportunidades de felicidad desperdiciadas y los conflictos bélicos que caracterizan nuestra civilización del siglo veinte. Si usted es capaz de evaluar ideas en su justa medida y juzgarlas con perspicacia, este libro es para usted. No tenemos una bola de cristal para obtener una imagen detallada del siglo veintiuno. Queremos alimentar estas ideas en su propia computadora mental. Usted podría, incluso, encontrar mejores ideas que podrían jugar un rol importante en la tarea de dar forma al futuro de nuestra civilización”. 

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