THE BRITISH government is close to releasing the findings of its inquiry into the death of Alexander Litvinenko. It appears Litvinenko was killed after exposing links between the Russian mafia and associates of Vladimir Putin.
IT’S CHRISTMAS EVE and dandelions are blooming in the Ozarks. We review a few major trends from the past year, discuss the surge in public proclamations of imminent prophetic fulfillment, and share our wish for you–a blessed and happy holiday season.
TECH VISIONARIES have announced a new non-profit artificial intelligence startup. The goal, apparently, is to make sure the first AI is “good”. This is an interesting development, considering that one of the founders has called building an AI “summoning the demon.”
THE DEHUMANIZATION of Planet Earth continues as we make way for Humanity 2.0. In the news this week: Treating depression with emojis, robots designed with free will, and robots for search and rescue (funded by the Defense Department)–or to replace a spouse who might one day take all your stuff in a divorce.
MEET THE new Slenderman–an evil clown named Laughing Jack. A 12-year old Indiana girl allegedly stabbed her 50-year-old stepmother to death and setting their apartment on fire. Why? To please Laughing Jack.
Today we discuss immortality through technology and several stories related to Russia: Putin’s goals in the Middle East, a possible deal with Israel to develop the Leviathan natural gas field, and Russian code infects Pentagon servers with viruses.
AN ASTEROID will fly by Earth on Halloween at only 1.3x the distance of the Moon. It’s nicknamed “Spooky”, it’s been identified by astronomers as a dead comet — and it just happens to look like a human skull.
RUSSIA AND Iran have sent troops to fight for Syria’s largest city, Aleppo. Since it borders on the “Islamic State-free zone” declared by Turkey and the US last month, will the NATO allies have a problem with this? And how will the Islamic State respond?