Saturday, June 21, 2008

Breath of Life Classes - Online!!!

KNN is proud to announce weekly "Breath of Life Classes" online
By Ahtur Keymah
KNN is proud to announce that we will be offering weekly "Breath of Life Classes" online. This will give our online family a chance to better understand the doctrine of the Kingdom of Yah.
Each week will we will post various lessons and ask our online family to respond and explain what they have read. You can also expound on the lesson and add whatever input and questions that you may have.
Lesson #1
The following excerpt is take from Ben Ammi's latest writing "The Resurrection: From Judgment tot Post-Judgment". Please read the following passages and explain to us what you get from what Ben Ammi is expressing:
"When the habitation of a species is continuously invaded to the extent that the eco-system required for its support is destroyed, that species will soon become extinct without an obvious, massive extermination. That means you can destroy a species by destroying the eco-system required for its survival. Are there vital elements of the eco-system whose absence would bring wide-spread destruction upon the "B'ray-sheet" (Genesis) social structure (habitat) of man, woman, children and the family as a unit?
Every individual is representative of a micro eco-system. The mind of such is required to manage it appropriately. A faulty mind will leave man's internal organs in the same state as his rivers, lakes, topsoil, underground springs, air, and ozone. Our social environment and society (a social order structured where there is a binding relation between all constituent parts and persons) would be resoundly affected by the loss of these vital eco-processes. Are such admonishments as: "honor thy father and mother", "love thy neighbor as thyself", "do unto others as you desire them to do unto you", things we can live without, or are they elements that make up a life-support system?"
The Resurrection: From Judgment tot Post-Judgment by Ben Ammi
We are looking forward to your comments.

Sunday, June 15, 2008

In 2050, your lover may be a ... robot

Romantic human-robot relationships are no longer the stuff of science fiction
by Alix Rijckaert
Yahoo News

MAASTRICHT, Netherlands (AFP) - Romantic human-robot relationships are no longer the stuff of science fiction -- researchers expect them to become reality within four decades.

And they do not mean simply, mechanical sex.

"I am talking about loving relationships about 40 years from now," David Levy, author of the book "Love + sex with robots", told AFP at an international conference held last week at the University of Maastricht in the south-east of the country.

"... when there are robots that have also emotions, personality, consciousness. They can talk to you, they can make you laugh. They can ... say they love you just like a human would say 'I love you', and say it as though they mean it ..."

Robots as sex toys should already be on the market within five years, predicted Levy, "a sort of an upgrade of the sex dolls on sale now".

These would have electronic speech and sensors that make them utter "nice sounds" when a human caresses their "erogenous zones".

See: In 2050, your lover may be a ... robot

America for sale?

It's not just Wall Street bailouts. Foreign ownership of U.S. assets is accelerating - and that's a worrisome trend.
By Geoff Colvin
Fortune Magazine
Senior editor-at-large

(Fortune Magazine) -- The big foreign-money purchases of stakes in Citigroup, Merrill Lynch, and Morgan Stanley are merely a hint of what's ahead in 2008. Foreign buyers, such as sovereign wealth funds from countries like Kuwait and Singapore, will continue to make headlines by grabbing major U.S. assets this year, and the trend is much broader than investments in Wall Street firms that need a capital infusion. What's important to understand is why this is happening - the reasons go beyond what most people realize - and why it may be even more worrisome than it seems.

Such deals were hot even before the bank bailouts. Foreign buyers set a record last year by purchasing $414 billion of U.S. assets - even more than they bought in the wonder year of 2000. The usual explanation is that the dollar was cheap, which was certainly an important factor. But more had to be going on. Many of the biggest deals were done by Asian or Middle Eastern buyers who already hold much of their wealth in dollars. Those investors didn't get a discount because of the dollar's declining value. In addition, U.S. stocks were hitting record highs through much of last year, so it's hard to say that American businesses in general were bargains. Why, then, were foreign buyers so busy?

See: America for sale: Foreign buyers are grabbing U.S. assets - Feb. 6 ...