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The Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster (福島第一原子力発電所事故 Fukushima Dai-ichi ( pronunciation: genshiryoku hatsudensho jiko) was an energy accident at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant in ŌkumaFukushima Prefecture, initiated primarily by the tsunami following the Tōhoku earthquake on 11 March 2011.

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The research continues at break-neck speed, but will we have time to save planet Earth and humanity from the path being forged by the Cryptoborgs?

Immediately after the earthquake, the active reactors automatically shut down their sustained fission reactions. However, the tsunami disabled the emergency generators that would have provided power to control and operate the pumps necessary to cool the reactors. The insufficient cooling led to three nuclear meltdownshydrogen-air explosions, and the release of radioactive material in Units 1, 2 and 3 from 12 March to 15 March. Loss of cooling also raised concerns over the recently loaded spent fuel pool of Reactor 4, which increased in temperature on 15 March due to the decay heat from the freshly added spent fuel rods but did not boil down to exposure.

Enter the Cryptoborgs, laboratory and field tested and expendable. Advanced computer systems with Artificial Intelligence (AI) and radiation resistant materials. Things went quiet, the world was seemingly left in the dark, media and associated press advised readers to wait whilst officials worked to complete assessments of the causes and extent of damage to the nuclear facility. From an observers perspective, it was obvious a humanitarian disaster had occurred, and even more obvious that a lot was being covered up, twisted and manipulated to ulterior agendas.

On 5 July 2012, not surprisingly, the Fukushima Nuclear Accident Independent Investigation Commission (NAIIC) found that the causes of the accident had been foreseeable, and that the plant operator, Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO), had failed to meet basic safety requirements such as risk assessment, preparing for containing collateral damage, and developing evacuation plans.

On 12 October 2012, TEPCO admitted for the first time that it had failed to take necessary measures for fear of inviting lawsuits or protests against its nuclear plants. But, was there some other more sinister reason things went the way they did? As economies have been under pressure, growth rates at close to zero, have others been concocting new ways involving technological innovation in order to seek profits?

It is not coincidental, the emergence of superior machines has produced these AI organisms that have both organic “natural” and cybernetic “machine” parts. In other words, when people become cyborgs, they’re part human and part machine. The initial challenge was to overcome the radiation and make the contaminated real estate encapsulating the destroyed nuclear power plant valuable again. Discussions of Artificial Intelligence (AI) have created a certain amount of unease in the local communities surrounding the disaster site, and by those who fear it will quickly evolve from being a benefit to human society to taking over. Even Stephen Hawking and Elon Musk have warned of AI’s threats.

Scientists have now created biological computers inside living cells. They’ve developed a biological computer that controls how cells behave,” says Alexander Green, an engineer at Arizona State University, who developed the technology with colleagues at Harvard University. “The cells go about their normal business, replicating and sensing what’s going on in their environments, but they’ve also got this computational machinery in them that we’ve instructed them to synthesise,” he says, and the new biological circuit works just like a digital one, it receives an input and makes a logic-based decision, using AND, OR, and NOT operations, but instead of the inputs and outputs being voltage signals, they are the presence or absence of specific chemicals or proteins. The process begins with the design of a DNA strand that codes for all the logic the system will need. The researchers then inserted the synthesised DNA into E. coli bacteria as part of a plasmid, which is a ring of DNA that can replicate itself as it floats around in the cell, that served as a template for the biological computer’s machinery. The cell’s molecular machinery then translated the DNA into RNA, essentially copying the DNA code onto a different molecule, which could then be used by the cell.

Engineering and expert mining companies were employed swiftly in the aftermath and technological solutions were called for as more and more people were diagnosed with radiation sickness. Advanced machines were required to dive into leaking and contaminated wreckage, involving complex assessment of parameters, a matrix of time, heat and pressure, that all needs to be contained, paid for and generate future revenues for sustainability.

It was only a few years prior that Bitcoin was born, supposedly by a Japanese man, but who knows him personally? Bitcoin was invented by an unknown person or group of people using the name Satoshi Nakamoto, perhaps a first generation Cryptoborg? The cryptocurrency was released as open-source software in 2009. In the years since other cryptocurrencies have emerged into the world, with Chinese, Japanese and Korean mining operations emerging as leading proponents in the field. Originally just viewed as a geeky magic internet money for nerds, and one may recall someone ordering a pizza with 10,000 BTC in 2010 and the thought may have been fleetingly whimsical? Of course that was then, and a couple of tech geeks would use their magic internet money to have a pizza delivered.

But we are now in 2018 and the world has leapt forward dramatically, and it is almost as if few few really see what’s happening? Crypto currencies have evolved since then into a full-fledged blockchain ecosystem. Projects are innovating at the protocol level allowing for immutable, permissionless, transparent, censorship resistant transactions, while doing away with the need for trusted intermediaries.

This powerful combination of technologies has given idealists and supporters of freedom a new hope across the entire globe. However, the proliferation of ICO (initial coin offerings) hype has enabled some company founders to pen a quick white paper setting out the details of their fundraising for a quick money grab and investors to find the next flip. People want to make money, after all.

Binance just launched their crypto-fiat Uganda Exchange on June 28th. You might ask why Uganda? The revenue will be much higher in established markets. Binance’s mission is to spread the adoption of crypto to the masses. CZ, Founder and CEO of Binance says, “Uganda is a much less developed financial economy. To get crypto adopted in a country where only 11% of the population has a bank account will take years of painstaking drive. You have to educate users, build the economy, and essentially build everything from scratch.”

Meanwhile, the vast energy requirements in running mining operations have driven many mining operations to seek opportunities in cost effective locations. Japan’s contaminated wasteland and other areas have become hot spots for economic “off-the-grid” mining operations. An example, nestled right between the Sea of Japan and the Ryohaku Mountains, the city of Fukui is not necessarily a tourist hotspot. But Fukui has started to become known across the world for another reason. Cheap rental prices and inexpensive electricity have driven cryptocurrency miners to the seaside city. Some residents are hoping more will come set up shop. A former lace factory in the city of roughly 250,000 people is now home to a bustling virtual currency mine. A Tokyo-based company called Alt Design is in charge of operating the 500 servers that should theoretically churn out about 200 Ethereum coins per month.

Looping back to reiterate the research continues at break-neck speed, but will we have time to save planet Earth and humanity from the path being forged by the Cryptoborgs?

 

 

 

 

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The SIG 1 :: SIGAR GmbH, Stark Networks AG and affiliated companies have developed the world’s first luxury premium hand-rolled cigar product, labeled as SIG 1, containing a proprietary RFID Blockchain smart chip storing a wide array of data. The hand-crafted 24 karat gold leaf premium cigar is packaged in a custom designed Viennese glass tube containing its own built-in humification control system.

The new line is anticipated to commence retailing directly to private clients in early 2018. Design work on a downloadable SIG smartphone application is expected to be completed by March 2018 allowing owners of their luxury products to trade products via a blockchain secured app on their smartphones and other wireless devices, interacting with the blockchain technology contained in the smart chip of each SIGAR product. SIG 1 luxury products are made in a variety of sizes, blends and tastes to test the market reaction. The initial limited world premiere of the products will be available in Churchill, Torpedo and Toro sizes. The SIGAR team is also working on a number of other sizes, including a special gold leaf panatella designed for ladies and gentlemen.

SIG 1 Churchill
Ring Gauge: 48 Length: 6 3/4″
Filler: Dom. Rep., Binder: Dom. Rep., Wrapper: US Connecticut Shade, 24 karat Gold leaf

SIG 1 Torpedo
Ring Gauge: 52, Length: 6 1/4″
Filler: Brazil, Dominican, Nicaragua, Binder: Dom. Rep., Wrapper: Brazilian Sun Grown,  24 karat Gold leaf

SIG 1 Toro
Ring Gauge: 52, Length: 6″
Filler: Honduras, Dom. Rep., Binder: Brazil, Wrapper: Connecticut Broadleaf, 24 karat Gold leaf

In 2018 the SIGAR team will begin testing and developing a range of new blends at production facilities in the Dominican Republic. The creative journey of SIGAR started in 2016 when James, a long time cigar aficionado, approached his friend Peter Mai with the idea of a new cigar business. Peter is a Vienna based artist behind the idea and launch of the world’s first gold leaf cigar at the 2008 Millionaire Fair held in Munich, Germany. The two decided to focus on creating an entirely new luxury brand and associated products, and have produced a product far superior to anything done before. In Vienna, SIGAR GmbH focuses on the design and packaging aspects of the luxury products range. The premium hand-rolled cigars are produced in Latin America and the smart chips are produced in Thailand.

During the first development meetings of 2017 James Wearing-Smith, CEO of SIGAR GmbH approached Jason Ho, founder and Chairman of D8: D8ii Limited with the blockchain security concept for the luxury cigar products. Over a series of meetings Jason took up the challenge of designing the custom modelled smart-chip that is used in the SIG 1. Another member of the SIGAR team is film producer and actor Cameron Pearson, who worked alongside James With and Sylvester Stallone as missionaries in RAMBO (2008). Cameron supported the idea from the start and relocated to Vienna from Los Angeles to become a more active participant of the SIGAR team.

The SIGAR team believes the products will become special collectors items and could appreciate considerably in value over time if maintained correctly. Maintaining a SIG 1 product is made all that easier with the help of the custom designed glass container and humidification system containing specially engineered crystals. The small crystal beads are designed to maintain a stable 70% RH level for a period of 5 years and is Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved for direct and indirect contact and complies toward cGMP practices. When the glass container is opened the crystals can be easily replaced. The RFID blockchain security smart chip can maintain a precise data record of each SIG 1 product. Information can be stored in smart contracts to include manufacturing data, client to client transfer data, and global tracking data.

With the recent frenzy over Bitcoin, the first decentralized digital currency it would appear the development, implementation and timing of the SIG 1 has been coordinated perfectly. The world premiere release in 2018 is eagerly anticipated. Private clients will have the chance to purchase their luxury products using either fiat currency or blockchain secured cryptocurrencies.

The SIGAR team created the SIG 1 brand and it embodies the desire to fulfil a vision; one built on family values, knowledge, integrity, discreet diligence and the essence of a luxury lifestyle. “Silence is Golden” is the motto representing the SIG 1 brand.

SIG 1 :: Golden Opportunities

SIG 1 :: Golden Opportunities

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New Yorker Sues Social Network Over Deleted Account

Being cut off from Facebook can feel like torture – and one man is seeking damages to the tune of half-a-million dollars.

A New Yorker is crossing one friend off his Facebook list – the company itself. He’s slapped the company with a $500,000 (£316,000) lawsuit for what he calls an unexplained closure of his account. Mustafa Fteja, 30, used Facebook to keep in contact with his family in his native Albania. But back in September, he attempted to log in, only to be kicked back with a message saying his account was disabled.

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Repeatedly contacting the company, he received only form letters telling him he had somehow violated the Terms of Service. And he’s had no luck reaching a real person in the four months that have passed. “I lived in a communist country where people had no rights. This looks the same to me,” Fteja, who grew up in the Eastern Bloc, told the New York Post.

The Staten Island man says he’s never done anything to violate the service agreement. He’s even accused Facebook of religious discrimination against his Muslim heritage.

The money is one thing, but NewsFeed thinks that Fteja would be happy simply being able to log back in and write on his friends’ walls. It’s sure to be his happiest status update ever.

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New Yorker Sues Social Network Over Deleted Account

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