This is the third installment in the Synthetic Pretenders series examining the proposed CaliforniaTrust Framework within the context of synthetic biology, eugenics, and the Spanish mission system.
Part One: Scientific Management, Robo-Bees, and Digital Babies
Part Two: Apocalypse, Mind Files, and Interplanetary Promises
In December 2019, Chris Fall, head of science for the US Department of Energy, opened his comments at the Japan Science and Technology Agency’s “Moonshot Project” launch quipping that he wasn’t actually there, but was instead using a very sophisticated hologram. Which might be amusing if we didn’t know some of the most powerful entities in the world imagine us living as cyborg avatars by 2050. Please, look at the reports – here and here. I wouldn’t have believed it if I hadn’t gone through all the materials myself. It’s not just the Department of Energy, but also the White House, the National Science Foundation, the Director of International Science and Engineering, and XPrize (see March 2020 press release).
Source: Moonshot International Symposium December 2019
Source: Working Group 1 Report – Moonshot International Symposium December 18, 2019
Holography is a way to document an object in three-dimensions by physically, rather than chemically, recording the diffraction created by intersecting light waves hitting that object. The object being recorded disrupts the two light sources directed at it, a reference beam and an object beam. The resulting interference information where the two beams meet on the recording mechanism creates the hologram. Each bit of the hologram contains all the information needed to recreate the image. Thus, you can cut the hologram into pieces and the complete object can still be seen in all of them.
The technique was first devised by Gabriel Lippmann, mentor to Marie Curie, in 1891 to produce color photographs. Lippmann, also known for his research in piezo-electric energy, was awarded the Nobel Prize for interference photography in 1908. Dennis Gabor, a UK-Hungarian physicist, was later awarded a Nobel Prize for the invention of “holography” in 1971. I’m not sure why a prize was awarded twice for essentially the same thing. Gabor developed his technique trying to improve X-Ray electron-microscopy in 1941. The early history of the technology between the Lippmann era and the Gabor era has been obscured. Susan Gamble’s 2005 dissertation, “The Hologram and Its Antecedents 1891-1965: The Illusory History of a Three-Dimensional Illusion,” dives into its classified military uses during the Cold War and research carried out at the University of Michigan to discover why.
Access to affordable lasers in the 1960s for beam-splitting led to the technique being more widely adopted. Holography was a medium of considerable artistic interest in the 1970s and 80s and was used extensively in aerospace engineering to investigate turbine and rotor function and ice crystals in the atmosphere. The price-point dropped substantially with the development of embossing systems, creating new markets for inexpensive holograms that could be incorporated into quality control and anti-counterfeiting strategies. Disney Research, located just east of Hertzberg’s district, has also used holography for entertainment purposes over the decades. Based on recent patent filings, it appears that the technology will be merged with augmented reality and digital avatars.
Source: What Crazy Tech Could We See in Disney Parks Soon? These Permits Give Us Some Clues.
In 2018, London artist Suzanne Treister created a video art installation at CERN called The Holographic Universe Theory of Art History (THUTAH), examining art throughout the ages for clues around conceptualizing existence as a hologram. The installation combined a 16 minute 54 second video of art pieces and 13 watercolors by CERN physicists describing holographic principles. For a more in-depth look I recommend Michael Talbot’s book “Holographic Universe.”
As the Fourth Industrial Revolution continues to try and steamroll us, researchers are furiously working on holographic human renderings. They want to mimic the nuance of body language with more precision in real time to make Society 5.0, avatar life somewhat more appealing. A 2019 paper, “Holographic Projection of 3D Realistic Avatar That Mimics Human Body Motion,” prepared by scientists in the Philippines for IEEE proposes use of a KinectV2 for this purpose. Such a development should be considered within the context of telepresence and tele-robotic labor given the Philippines’ long history of migrant workers who live abroad and send remittances home. The digital labor transition can be seen in the rise of Care.Coach, a tablet-based service that remotely monitors elderly seniors featured in a 2019 New York Times article,” Human Contact Is Now A Luxury Good.” A significant number of Care.Coach employees are based in the Philippines and Latin America. Within a decade will those cartoon cat companions be re-rendered and projected into living rooms in “living” color?
Source: IEEE Paper of Holographic Avatars
When I first started my education research I spent a lot of time looking into the origins of human capital management, much of it stemming from the work of Marc Tucker and the National Center on Education and the Economy, which is based in Rochester, NY. Carnegie Corporation funded Tucker’s efforts starting in the late 1980s. Tucker retired in 2019 and was replaced by Anthony MacKay, an OECD / UNESCO affiliated advisor who chaired the Australian Council for Education Research and was Deputy Chancellor of the University of Swinburne.
Rochester, not surprisingly, is a pilot city in the LRNG “city as classroom” initiative advanced by Collective Shift (MacArthur Foundation) where youth engage with project-based playlists of curated content developed by corporate and academic partners to earn badges. Featured Rochester organizations include the University of Rochester’s Mental Health System and the Central Library of Rochester and Monroe County.
Today NCEE operates out of an office at 2121 K Street NW in Washington, DC. In addition to members of the Business Roundtable, the organization is supported by the Gates, Casey, and Stupski Foundations, organizations that have shaped the evolution of Internet of Bodies, verifiable credential social impact investing in human capital. Current program areas include benchmarking, policy solutions, and leadership training. This is systems engineering of children’s lives, and eventually all of humanity under the pretext of “lifelong learning,” to maximize value extraction for impact investors through the invention of ever more creative and treacherous debt finance products of which “pay for success” outcomes-based government contracts are only the beginning.
Marc Tucker was widely known in conservative circles for the letter he wrote to Hilary Clinton in 1992 about the intention of the US Chamber of Commerce to shift public education in the United States towards a workforce-oriented model governed by regional economies tied to embedded human capital data analytics. With the additional context I have assembled over the past few years, I now think human capital management for cybernetic steering into planned, precarious economies via skills badging is only phase one.
Behind that effort lies the digital twin agenda, creating cognitive models refined through ongoing structured engagement with educational technologies the outcomes of which are stored in learning record stores, xAPI skill badges with tagged meta-data. This builds on the premise that people will have a digital tutor to monitor and guide them throughout their life. That is ultimately what “personalized” learning is – artificial intelligence using cybernetics to shape your cognitive and social activities to fit a predetermined outcome. The hosts of the 2008 conference at USC noted the parallels to Neal Stephenson’s “The Diamond Age,” where the young heroine is mentored from across the Pacific by a “maternal-figure” hired actress through a “primer,” a digital tablet. The novel was written in 1995. Apple’s first iPad was sold in the spring of 2010.
Source: USC ICT 2008 Conference on Lifelong Learning Companions
In the 2012 clip below, Jose Ferreira of Knewton speaks about the use of educational technology for data aggregation. Massive numbers of data points legitimize algorithmic predictions made about the person engaging with the technology and recommendations for continued learner engagement. That is essentially what a SIM (substrate independent mind) is, and when combined with health data from wearables and biosensors stored in your blockchain electronic health record, you have a robust avatar, a mind/body map.
Knewton was sold to John Wiley and Sons in 2019. Staffer Brian Fitzgerald spun off Tinkergarden, a tech-impact backed pop-up pre-k enterprise. Imagine a future where Sep Kamvar’s IoT surveillance Wildflower Montessori model melds with Tinkergarden uber-esque forest schools. Education as a mixed-reality LARPing event (Live Action Role Play) with wearable surveillance to make your emotional state visible to the machine. They’re building it now!
Source: Kid-Tracking Sensors May Not Be The Wildest Thing About This Montessori Model
Source: Designing Future Social Wearables With Live Action Role Play Designers
Source: Fluxa Body Movements As Social Display, 2016
Source: Squat 20 Times and Get a Free Bus Ride in Cluj-Napoca, Romania, 2020
Source: Doctors Urged To Prescribe Woodland Walks For Mental Health Problems, 2019
I’m picturing blockchained toddlers, their digital identity tagged with Soulbound Tokens identifying which social impact finance deals they are a part of, donning IoT wearables , maybe capes and wands, wandering public parks now studded with digital beacons compliments of Google. Each has a personalized task list that automatically uploads behavioral and cognitive skills badges to their respective learning record stores. I can hear the angel investor pitch now. “We’ll be able to double dip on impact by data mining children’s relationships to one another and to nature. ECE social-emotional learning and sustainability metrics would be a win-win!” For parents wary of the increasingly repressive nature of traditional education, forest schools with gnomes will be quite appealing. But when would they find out about the digital twins and the hedge fund bets? Who is going to tell them? Some of this infrastructure is discussed in a post I did in 2018 about a Seattle-area smart park with embedded STEM activities and fitness trackers pitched as a school fundraiser.
Source: Tinkergarden Gnomes
While many in the education press gloated over Knewton’s demise, saying the company was just so much hype, I suspect the resulting research in data capture and psychometrics hasn’t gone away but rather has been embedded and expanded into the larger IMS global ecosystem of badge / xAPI infrastructure, the foundation for “anytime, anywhere” (in the digital panopticon) learning ecosystems, the mind mirroring mechanism of the twinning process. I discuss the military research behind this transition in one of my earliest blog posts, “How Exactly Did The Defense Department End Up In My Child’s Classroom?”
The focus of the National Center on Education and the Economy (NCEE) on standards-based education was grounded in W. Edwards Deming’s “Total Quality Management,” a scientific management approach introduced to Japan in the 1950s. Japan has been a leader in humanoid robot development since the 1960s. Xerox, which was also headquartered in Rochester adopted TQM, which influenced NCEE. Xerox gained a west coast footing in Palo Alto starting in 1970, PARC Xerox. Xerox’s electrophotography concept struggled until 1938 when its inventor, Caltech-trained physicist and patent lawyer Chester Carlson, gained the backing of Battelle Memorial Institute. Battelle is private research lab based in Columbus, OH that invented the barcode, played a leading role in processing uranium for the Manhattan Project, and now manages nine US Department of Energy labs, which loops us back to Chris Fall and the Department of Energy at the Moonshot Project in Tokyo.
Battelle for Kids arrived on the scene after Ken Kay, a long-time tech-sector lobbyist, stepped down from his role leading the Partnership for 21st Century Learning, an effort that positioned the in-school Carnegie-unit education model for a transformation into decentralized skills-badge competency-based education. Outside the larger context of digitally twinned life, this wouldn’t seem to make a lot of sense – a private research lab running defense and nuclear contracts playing a leading role in reimagining education and creating “portraits” of graduates?
Source: Battelle For Kids, Portrait of a Graduate
Rochester is known as the “World’s Image Center.” Optics and photonics are economic anchors in the city. Significant research has been carried out over the past decade in integrated photonics for biomedical and photonic-computing. Framed as a new Manhattan Project where electrical engineering is replaced by engineered light, the age of electrons now seems to be giving way to the photons. The US Air Force set up a cooperative agreement with the Research Foundation of the State University of New York in 2014 to create the American Institute for Manufacturing Integrated Photonics as a public-private partnership. In 2021 the program was renewed for an additional seven years to the tune of an additional $320 million: artificial intelligence, biological sensing, light detection and ranging, quantum computing and “custom DoD applications.”
According to the industry group New York Photonics, the state’s optics, photonics, and imaging sector is concentrated around Rochester and the Finger Lakes with over 150 companies generating $3 billion in annual revenue. The region secured $16 billion in defense contracts between 2000 and 2020. Tom Brown, director of the Institute of Optics at the University of Rochester is on the board of New York Photonics. The organization lists the following as key dates in the regional history of the industry:
1853 – Bausch and Lomb founded
1880 – Eastman Kodak founded
1916 – Optical Society of America founded, Bausch and Lomb, Eastman Kodak, and University of Rochester
1946 – Xerox Founded (preceded by H. Kuhn Photographic Paper Company in Rochester)
1970 – Laboratory for Laser Energetics established, high-energy physics, Department of Energy, National Nuclear Security Agency Sponsors
1989 – Center for Optics Manufacturing established, US Army funding
1993 – Center for Electronic Imaging Systems established, University of Rochester, RIT, Kodak, Xerox, tech-transfer
1998 – New York Photonics established
2013 – Center for Freeform Optics established
2015 – AIM Photonics established
2015 – Upstate Revitalization Initiative Launched
In 2020, the University of Rochester along with Washington University in St. Louis and the Institute Neel of Condensed Matter Physics in Grenoble, France were awarded a $3 million grant by the John Templeton Foundation to pursue experiments in support of the development of a two-qubit quantum engine fueled by manipulation of entangled particles. Andrew Jordan, physicist and University of Rochester project lead, said the grant would fund the development of specialized circuits to explore energy, work, heat, force, efficiency, and entropy at the quantum level. Each particle entanglement would produce a very small amount of energy, so scientists need to develop massive systems of coordinated parallel processing to make it practical.
Source: Interactive Map Templeton Foundation Program Areas
My first inclination is to imagine how these scientists might use twin simulations for such a project. The mirroring of the material world into digital realms creates a twisted sort of economic value through data harvest, as well as the use of that data for machine learning. What if on top of that, quantum physicists devise a means by which to generate and capture “energy” from entanglements created between the real and the counterfeit? Could there be a role for blockchain in what University of Maryland and NIST staffer Nicole Yunger Halpern describes as Steampunk quantum thermodynamics? Would blockchains be up for this task? In a 2019 paper, “Quantum Blockchain Using Entanglement in Time,” in New Zealand mathematicians Del Rajan and Matt Visser proposed a future where blockchain encryption would take place through non-temporal interactions of photons.
Source: Nichole Yunger Halpern at Google, Clip on Entangled Particles
The first publication from the project in 2021, “A Two Qubit Engine Powered By Entanglement and Local Measurements,” described energy obtained through the manipulation of states, excited or grounded, in a red qubit and a blue qubit through the addition of a photon. Energy is created by photon transfers that result in the creation of a blue photon, which is more energetic than red. For reasons I’ll get into in a future post about the Queen’s Jubilee Beacon lighting and the color magenta, it should be noted that that “color (#FFOOFF),” which does not have a specific wavelength is represented in the RGB color space as being composed of equal parts red and blue, but no green.
Two German immigrants founded Bausch and Lomb, creating military product lines (binocular, periscopes, range finders, etc.) in addition to affordable eyeglasses. Another major Rochester employer was Kodak. Beyond its photography business George Eastman created a separate research lab in the spirit of GE labs in Schenectady, Kodak Research Center. A 1966 article in Physics Today describes the opening of a seven-story, 200,000 square foot building to support research into optics, radiography, sound recording, image structure, solar radiation, and long-range photography.
George Eastman made a large donation to the University of Rochester in 1929 to establish the Institute of Optics, the first research program devoted to the study of light. The university is a leader in AR/VR as well as acoustics and sound engineering for entertainment and clinical use. Eight years earlier, in 1921, Eastman funded the creation of the Eastman School of Music at the University of Rochester. Rochester Institute of Technology established the world’s first PhD program in the science of color in 2007. There’s been considerable activity around the study of light and sound waves happening in “The World’s Image Center” for the past century.
Source: Rochester Chapter Optical Society of America
Until the digital era, photography was a chemical-based industry, both for production and processing. When World War I made it difficult to secure methanol and acetone, the company decided to establish a large facility in Kingsport, TN. That location was attractive because of the availability of cheap timber. Cellulose was a primary ingredient. Tennessee Eastman expanded its industrial use of cellulose to include plastics, yarn, and munitions. During WWII, the company operated the Holston Ordnance Works, which is still one of the largest manufacturers of explosives for the US military. The company also provided staff to the Y-12 facility at Oak Ridge National Laboratory where uranium was processed by the Manhattan Project. The history page of the Y-12 website states: “The nuclear science in Oak Ridge that ultimately ended the war also led to innovative advancements in medicine that continue today.” Battelle has managed Oak Ridge in partnership with the University of Tennessee since 1999.
In1920, Henry Alvah Strong, one of George Eastman’s business partners, joined with Abraham Flexner and Dr. Benjamin Rush Rhees, then president of the University of Rochester, to establish a new medical center and dental school on the model recommended by the Carnegie Foundation-backed Flexner Report with financial support from the General Education Board of the Rockefeller Foundation.
The University of Rochester hosted Atomic Energy Project Research between 1943 and 1971. According to the Department of Energy’s web site, “By the time the war began, the University of Rochester, which had a cyclotron, had assembled a group of first-rate physicists and medical researchers who were pioneering the new radiation research.” Rochester’s first cyclotron was built in 1936, three years after Ernest Lawrence’s invented the technology in Berkeley. In 1967 that cyclotron was taken apart and shipped as a gift to Panjab University, Chandigarh where it remains the world’s oldest functional particle accelerator and one of the few places to conduct research into nuclear physics in India.
Source: Dr. Jahnavi Phalkey – The Rochester Chandigarh Cyclotron
Lee Alvin Dubridge, a physics professor who oversaw the construction of Rochester’s cyclotron and served as dean of the university before the war, was given a leave of absence to run the MIT Radiation Lab between 1940 and 1946. After WWII, Dubridge became the third president of Caltech, which he led for over twenty years, also serving as an advisor to RAND, the Rockefeller Foundation, Institute for Defense Analysis, National Science Board, Edison Foundation, National Education Television, and KCET, the public television station in Los Angeles.
Following the selection of University of Rochester radiologist Stafford Warren to head its medical division, the Manhattan Project turned to the school for an increasing share of its biomedical research – including research needed to set standards for worker safety. Following the war, Warren would be appointed as the first dean of the new medical school at UCLA.
Warren’s assistant at Oak Ridge was Hymer Friedell who did postdoc training at UCSF in radiation treatments and leukemia. Friedell oversaw the human injection experiments that took place at Berkeley, Chicago, Oak Ridge, and Rochester medical centers. Friedell also traveled to Japan to document the harm caused to the people of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and after the war was appointed director of the Atomic Energy Medical Research Project. His colleague Louis Hempelmann ran Washington University’s cyclotron program, injecting unsuspecting people with radiological isotopes. The cyclotron was being used to create plutonium for the Manhattan Project. A few years later he relocated to Los Alamos where he studied victims of accidental radiation exposure on site, and after the war Hempelmann headed the radiology department at the University of Rochester Medical Center where the Manhattan-Rochester Coalition’s Cold War testing on radioisotopes on human subjects was coordinated.
Lisa Martino-Taylor’s 2011 dissertation, “The Manhattan-Rochester Coalition, Research on the Health Effects of Radioactive Materials and Tests on Vulnerable Populations Without Consent in St. Louis 1945-1979,” uses the case of top-secret aerosolized spraying in St. Louis as an entry point into an analysis of the culture created by interlocking military, academic, and corporate interests that conditioned hundreds of elite researchers to carry out covert radiological experiments on US civilian populations at the height of the Cold War. Experiments included feeding disabled children under state care irradiated oatmeal, dosing pregnant women with radioactive cocktails to track iron uptake in infants, and spraying particulate matter in a low-income neighborhood of St. Louis in 1953 and again in 1963.
The experiments, which were associated with Project GABRIEL (Strontium-90 testing from radioactive fallout) and Project SUNSHINE (tracking global spread of Strontium-90 through examination of tissues and bones), were kept out of the public eye and framed as defensive research needed to protect populations. This was not accurate. The projects were to develop new forms of offensive radiological warfare. Such efforts were supported by Robert Oppenheimer despite the remorseful persona he cultivated regarding his role in devastation wrought by the atomic bombs he helped create. Starting in 1930 and up until the war, Oppenheimer split his time between Caltech and Berkeley. His time in Pasadena overlapped with the operations of the Human Betterment Foundation. SRI (Stanford Research Institute) and RAND, which has its headquarters in Santa Monica south of Robert Hertzberg’s district, were both involved in analysis of the findings around the radiological experimentation.
“SRI also contracted with the military related to radiation and nuclear-test studies, such as the detonation of nuclear bombs. As well as analyzing airborne radiation samples related to military nuclear tests Tumbler/Snapper and Ivy Operations, (RAND: 36), SRI, along with the New York Operations Office of the Atomic Energy Commission (AEC aka NYOO), were in the early 1950s, developing a new analytical method for radioactive Strontium-90 (Sr90), using electrostatic precipitation. Thus, SRI was working with NYOO on a new type of analysis for aerosolized radioactive Sr90, while SRI oversaw the St. Louis aerosol studies. NYOO’s role was central to the efforts of the Manhattan-Rochester Coalition.” Page 97
Source: Atomic Heritage Commission, Human Radiation Experiments
Project SUNSHINE required “body-snatching,” in order to obtain tissue samples for analysis. On page 137 of Martino-Taylor’s dissertation she outlines how members of the Manhattan-Rochester Coalition developed regional networks of supplies through hospital systems. They knew where people were less likely to ask questions. Houston was mentioned as having few formalities because it was largely a poor population. The Appendix on page 235 indicates 9,000 tissue samples were obtained for this project, including 584 whole fetuses worldwide. Page 239 shows a project out of the University of Chicago related to GABRIEL where 59 fetuses were cremated and assessed for Strontium-90.
Source: The Manhattan-Rochester Coalition, Research on the Health Effects of Radioactive Materials and Tests on Vulnerable Populations Without Consent in St. Louis 1945-1979,
John D. Rockefeller was a major benefactor of the University of Chicago, the flagship school for the expansion of Baptist institutions of higher education advanced by Rockefeller’s philanthropic advisor Frederick T. Gates (no relation to Bill). In recent years the University of Chicago, through the work of Jim Heckman, has devised the equations and policy infrastructure needed to predict and gamble on the behavior of young children. It was also responsible for creating the first computational model of COVID-19, a case of a digital counterfeit reaching out from the Metaverse to substantially influence life in the real world. Lead author of the paper, “A Multiscale Coarse-Grained Model of the SARS-CoV-2 Virion,” was Alvin Yu, an affiliate of the Department of Chemistry, the Chicago Center for Theoretical Chemistry, the Institute for Biophysical Dynamics, and the James Franck Institute. It is exactly these models that seek to corral humanity into the cybernetic enclosures created by neoliberal policy wonks to profit global hedge funds and train artificial intelligence.
Harold Hodge, a biochemist at the University of Rochester since 1931, was tapped to run the Manhattan Project’s pharmacology and toxicology division. He was a co-founder and first president of the Society of Toxicology. Hodge was a leading advocate for fluoridation of public water supplies, publishing research assuring the public that it was safe. A 1997 article, “Fluoride, Teeth and the Atomic Bomb,” based on declassified documents linking the Manhattan Project, fluoride, and public water systems was commissioned by the Christian Science Monitor, but then they refused to publish it. The linked article includes quite a bit of information involving activities in Rochester. Around the same time, in 1995, Dr. Phyllis Mullenix, then with the Forsyth Dental Institute in Boston, published research about sodium fluoride toxicity in rats, after which she was promptly let go from her position and the institute received a substantial grant from Colgate. Concerns about fluoride were documented during WWII in a lawsuit brought by farmers in Deepwater, NJ due to crop loss and poisoning from hexafluoride releases at the nearby DuPont plant working on the Manhattan Project.
Source: Radiological Survey of E.I. DuPont de Nemours and Co. Deepwater, NJ
The University of Rochester’s Strong Medical Center was the site of secret US military experiments where they injected unknowing patients with plutonium between 1945-47. Joseph Howland who had earned his medical degree at the University of Rochester created a metabolic ward at the Strong Hospital Medical center in 1943 to research radiation dosage. The following year he was appointed medical officer in charge of “special problems” by the Manhattan Project of the Army Corps of Engineers. He worked at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, too.
A 2009 report by the National Institutes of Occupational Safety and Health showed no records were maintained of radiation exposure of hospital or laboratory staff – none! A search of Atomic Energy Commission records in Chicago was unable to come up with the closing file for the project. Howland’s papers are held at the University of Rochester and include documents pertaining to allocations of isotopes to regional hospital systems. In an October 11, 1939 letter to President Roosevelt that set the stage for green-lighting the Manhattan Project, Alexander Sachs, chief economist for Lehman Brothers, lists power and “healing” as goals beyond national defense. I am left to wonder, was the project actually closed?
Source: Research regarding radiological exposure of staff at the University of Rochester 1943-1971
Source: Page 31-32, Alexander Sachs Letter to Franklin Delano Roosevelt, October 11, 1939
Richard Wendt, professor of psychology at the University of Rochester was a contractor to the US Navy during the same era, drugging unsuspecting student volunteers in search of a truth serum. The project was affiliated with Project Chatter and Project Artichoke. Frederick T. Gates, philanthropic advisor to John D. Rockefeller, was a University of Rochester alumnus. A timeline of the Strong Medical Center notes the emphasis on treating the “whole patient” and the construction of “Wing R” in 1946, “one of the first psychiatric facilities in the nation to function as an integral part of a university hospital.”
Much of the twentieth century was spent leveraging research carried out under the auspices of “defense,” to refine technologies through which our experience of reality can be altered. This has been accomplished through manipulation of information and communication – written word and moving image. Before writing this piece I had no idea that the celluloid that made the film industry a reality started out as explosive “gun cotton.” Its unstable tendencies burned down many movie theaters and film archives – full of creative potential and yet harboring extreme danger.
Leaving behind the film era, precision manipulation of information through digital means seeks to fundamentally change how we live. The most vulnerable are the youth who don’t have memories of a world that was anchored in direct experience – where there are no coded filters or haptic controllers. Beyond data surveillance and predictive profiling, one of the most insidious aspects of this era is custom curation of reality, and there’s only an illusion that we’re in control. Once you realize what’s happening, everything becomes questionable. Unless you’re incredibly grounded, your identity can easily become untethered, adrift in a treacherous sea of garbled information.
Source: “A Proposed Concept of Learning Based 3D Hologram To Enhance Attention Among Primary School Learners”
Even if we’re able to disconnect children from screens, the introduction of pervasive biosensing means alternative education models like Montessori and Waldorf are vulnerable to new forms of data-mining and digital mirroring. There’s a reason Jeff Bezos is financing Montessori pre-k, and it has nothing to do with educating a class of children who might overthrow his business model. This line of inquiry requires a bit more investigation, but the influence of Silicon Valley extends into gnome, forest schools like Waldorf. Why are Waldorf schools continuing to mask their children? Could it have anything to do with the plans for “healing money” by the RSF Social Finance? What does it mean that the fund, moved from the Hudson Valley to the Presidio in the 1980s, was reimagined by the son of a former executive with Xerox and ITT (Siegfried and Mark Finser)?
Educational technology is now pervasive in schools and in alternative settings. Through children’s tokenized interactions with digital artifacts the machine seeks to process their humanity in mechanical terms. The digital holography market is projected to almost double between 2020 and 2024 – up from $2.7 billion to $5.4 billion. While the focus is presently on medical imaging and commercial advertising, augmented and gamified edutainment can’t be far behind. Our children are in crisis, and their fractured mental states are about to be raided for tele-health digital data financed through “community school” pay for success wrap-around services.
How can we reasonably expect them to retain their sanity in a world where military and finance operatives want us interacting with holograms, literally digital hallucinations, daily? This isn’t even considering increased radiological exposure from disruptive new forms of telecommunication that may ultimately become embedded in our bodies. While this may sound extreme, once you grasp the massive fraud and deception that has been perpetrated at the highest levels against regular moms, dads, and children trying simply to survive in this so-called “civil” society, you cannot discount anything.
Source: Queen Appears as A Hologram in Jubilee Coach
Reflect on what I’ve laid out about the University of Rochester’s ties to the Manhattan Project and behavioral experiments on unsuspecting college students. Many of those researchers had ties to California universities, either through their training or their teaching. Do you think those tendencies of deception and domination have disappeared? I’d like to pose an open question to the optical engineers, to the defense contractors, to the academics at the MAGIC Spell Lab in Rochester:
What do YOU think Battelle has planned for the children of the United States with their “portrait of a graduate” campaign?
What happens if the “future of work” for the masses involves being turned into walking bioreactor hosts for holographic quantum computing?
Source: Magic Spell Studios
Part 4: Ritual Gaming and Berggruen’s Transformation of the Human
Part Four-B Interspecies Game Interview
Part Five: Elite Views on Automated Law and Vending Machine Democracy
Part Six: Reject Scientific Management, Celebrate Weeds
Part Seven: Computational Life and Industrial Design Erode the Boundaries of Our Being