Health on your plate!

FReSH (initials standing for Food Reform for Sustainability and Health) is a benevolent initiative of the “World Business Council” to restructure the world’s food system; and to make companies adapt to it… It was created in 2017 – and its members confer regularly… There are many things that interest the bosses of food, drugs, communications… Keep the name of one …

Eternal youth (superficial first)…

A South Korean cosmetics company called Amorepacific, in collaboration with a team from the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), is preparing to support and commercialize the latter’s finding to inhibit skin cell aging. KAIST biotechnologists claim that with a combination of chemical and genetic intervention in the cells, they have found a way to “block” a molecule …

Genetic extermination

Between 2008 and 2014, the US government funded nearly $ 1 billion in synthetic biology research. From 2012 onwards, most of the relevant funds came from the infamous DARPA and other military budgets. Why does the US army love synthetic biology so much (too)? It has good purposes… It wants, for example, to eradicate malaria by eradicating mosquitoes. It targets …

Close contacts of the known type.

They have their reasons to hide them; or, at least, not to advertise them. The hard core of the (American) state is a very good customer, and it has its requirements. But a former Google search executive, Jack Poulson (retired in 2018), had the perseverance and patience to look for a stack of 30 million US government contracts, signed from …

Open sesame!

Some people thought that by wearing surgical masks they become unrecognizable. Maybe even invisible. To their friends maybe. But not to biometric technologies! The well-known Japanese NEC group developed and implemented facial recognition software even if the person is wearing a sanitary face mask. One of the group executives, Shinya Takashima, explained the beneficence of the invention: “Needs grew even …

Ηave faith and doubt not

Deception is part of the job; especially when the “job” is to impose massive techno-scientific applications that, at best, would be considered dangerous. Therefore, there is a surplus of kibitzers of genetic engineering companies, who use their “charm” to convince that mRNA platforms do not interfere in human DNA, so they are harmless. On February 4, 2020 (when covid 19 …

Robotic melancholy

When it premiered, in 2016, it cut a big swath… “Her” company, Hanson Robotics, based in Hong Kong, specializes in high social intelligence machines. As self-presented on its website: Robots will soon be everywhere. How can we nurture them to be our friends and useful collaborators? Robots with good aesthetic design, rich personalities, and social cognitive intelligence can potentially connect …

Pharmacovigilance…

A new word, in a handful of similar ones, which have one main purpose: to cultivate the mysticism of power… What exactly is this “pharmacovigilance” that came up for the first time in modern social life? If you ask an “expert” (or even a government official) in our area, 11 out of 10 will try to deceive you. It is …

Bioprinting

Every 1 to 2 seconds, somewhere on the planet, a diabetic will get an ulcer somewhere on the tip of his or her feet. Half of these ulcers become infected within three days at most. Infection eats the flesh. Gangrene… Equally effective is the medical treatment of such conditions: amputation. It is estimated that a mutilation of this kind occurs …

No prisoners!

The news is of american origin; it obviously serves american purposes. (The news is that) the chinese army that invests in the technological upgrade of the infantry, has made, among other things, helmets that can be blown up from a distance, by the administration… According to this proof of chinese barbarism, if the administration deems that a marine has been …

Swarms…

Many species have group behaviors without “leaders”. This “anti-authoritarian” behavior has for years attracted the attention of developers in the fields of artificial intelligence and “machine learning”. And their efforts have already paid off; useful (you guessed it?) to the armies. Developments with flying drones are well known, and anyone interested in video demonstration (and not only) of swarm drones …

Technical details…

Remember the “debate” last spring / summer about digital tracking techniques? When mobile phones would (supposedly) communicate with each other “informing” their users that they were “at a distance of infection” from someone “positive”? And that all this would be done “anonymously” and with “respect for privacy”? A few days ago, a u.s military (specifically its air force) research center …