Hope To The End .... POEMS

I'm No Fool

Second Thessalonians Chapter 2
Tells about a man who'll try to
Play the role of Jesus Christ-----
His name? Why, he's the antichrist!

In Revelation, Chapter 13
A fake death and resurrection can be seen
By all who believe in Special-effects TV:
Movie magic, and Digital folly.

The False Prophet can create an illusion
That will give the whole world over to a Great Delusion
What is their awful, deceptive lie?
That technology means you won't have to die.

Yet a wise person won't fall for their tricks
Nor take the number  ... 666.
For if you do, you won't get to Heaven,
Says Revelation 14: 9 to 11.

But Jesus will slay them in His ire
And toss them into the Lake of Fire.
There they will be tormented aplenty,
Just look for yourself in Rev. 19:20.

So love the Lord Jesus---Him always obey---
Be ready when He comes to catch us away.

A. Goodrick

( Please see I Thessalonians 4:13--18 and I Corinthians 15: 51, 52 )

The Mark of the Beast

graphic by Marianne "Boaz"

From the Latin translation: Apocalypse 13:18:
" hic sapientia est qui habet intellectum conputet numerum bestiae numerus enim hominis est et
numerus eius est sescenti sexaginta sex"

Spanish: ESPANOL: Apocalypsde 13: 18"
Aqui hay sabiduria. El que tiene entendimiento, cuente el numero de la bestia, pues es numero de hombre .
Y su numero es seiscientos sesenta y seis."

ESPANOL Apocalypse 14: 9--11
"Y el tercer angel siguio, diciendo a gran voz:
" Si alguno adora a la bestia y a su imagen, y recibe la marca en su frente o en su mano,
el tambien bebera del vino de la ira de Dios, que ha sido vaciado puro en el caliz de su ira;
y sera atormentado con fuego y azufre delante de los santos angeles y del Cordero;
y el humo de su tormento sube por los siglos de los siglos.
Y no tienen reposo de dia ne de noche los que adoran a la bestia
y a su imagen, ni nadie que reciba la marca de su nombre."

"Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic"
Arthur C. Clarke 1917--

Lying With Pixels ... By Ivan Amato
"Seeing is no longer believing. The image you see on the evening news could well be a fake - a fabrication of fast new video-manipulation technology.
In films such as Forrest Gump and Wag the Dog, reality twisting has become commonplace."

Manipulation can be done in REAL TIME, as the cameras roll
What sets the Witt demo apart-way apart-is that the technology used to "virtually delete" the skater can now be applied in real time, live, even as a camera records a scene and instantly broadcasts it to viewers. In the fraction of a second between video frames, any person or object moving in the foreground can be edited out, and objects that aren't there can be edited in and made to look real. "Pixel plasticity," Livingston calls it. The implication for those at the satellite imagery conference was sobering: Pictures from orbit may not necessarily be what the satellite's electronic camera actually recorded
electronic manipulation
The problem stems from the nature of modern video. Live or not, it is made of pixels, and as Livingston says,
pixels can be changed.
cameras were fitted with sensors that tracked the cameras spatial positions and zoom levels. Adding to the illusion of reality was the ability of the Sportvision system to make sure that players and referees occlude the virtual line when their bodies traverse it.
http://www.rense.com/general31/pix.htm ( one whole article )
http://www.technologyreview.com/articles/00/07/amato0700.asp ( divided into 6 parts )

Hidden Persuasion
"But real-time video insertion has far more serious implications, in this age of what Amato calls the "CNN effect"-where the mass media go beyond merely reporting on events to "actually influencing decision-makers as they consider military, international assistance, and other national and international issues." Just imagine, Amato says, "[how] a government, terrorist or advocacy group could set geopolitical events in motion on the strength of a few hours' worth of credibility achieved by distributing a snippet of well-doctored video."

Embedded Algorithms
" The digital world is based on the binary system. When something is digitized it is reduced to a series of number that are a multiple of two.
In this system a numerical version of the 26 letters of the alphabet require five columns representing 16, 8, 4, 2 and 1.
The letter Z, the 26th letter is written as 11010 (one multiple of 16, one of 8, no multiples of 4, one of 2 and none of 1). The number 00001 would represent the letter A. The more columns used to represent information the more opportunities there are to hide something.

Disney buys Pixar -- Jan. 24, 2006
In the same statement, Mr. Iger said: "The addition of Pixar significantly enhances Disney animation,
which is a critical creative engine for driving growth across our businesses."  Pixar, based in Emeryville, Calif., has grown to hundreds of employees from about 44 in 1986, two years after Mr. Jobs acquired the company from the director George Lucas for $10 million. Pixar and DreamWorks Animation have led the way in computer animation for films http://www.iht.com/articles/2006/01/24/business/disney.php not working

John Lasseter and magic animation
After graduating in 1979, Lasseter spent five years at Disney, working on "The Fox and the Hound" and "Mickey's Christmas Carol." After seeing the pioneering "Tron," he and a fellow animator, Glen Keane, made a 30-second test based on Maurice Sendak's book "Where the Wild Things Are" that suggested how traditional hand-drawn animation could be combined with computerized camera movements and environments

Will the Son of Man find faith on the earth when He returns ??? Luke 18:8

In a world in which everyone cheats, it's the honest man who passes for a charlatan." 
-- Gide
"Similarly, the photographic falsifier holds up not a mirror to the world but a looking glass through which the observing subject is slyly invited to step, like Alice, into a place where things are different--where facts seem indistinguishable from falsehoods and fictions and where immanent paradox continually threatens to undermine established certainties (figure 9.1). To grasp precisely how this can be so, we must consider not only how photographs and pseudo-photographs are made, but also how they are used--how their potential uses are established, how they are appropriated and exchanged, how they are combined with words and other pictures and made to play roles in narratives, and how they may have the effect of creating beliefs and desires

Special effects replacing reality
LONDON: Oscar winning actor Sir Anthony Hopkins says he is afraid he will soon be unemployed because computer wizardry might replace human stars. Hopkins says he is amazed by the special effects used on the sets of his new movie "Beowulf". He insists that technology could ruin Hollywood, reported contactmusic.com. --

Magic Manipulation --Digital Fraud ...... the End of Authenticity; Phony Video ... disinformation scenarios
"Pretty much any piece of video that has ever been recorded is becoming clip art that producers can digitally sculpt into the story they want to tell, according to Eric Haseltine, senior vice president for R&D at Walt Disney Imagineering in Glendale, Calif.
Consider Video Rewrite technology, which its developers at the Interval Corp. and the University of California, Berkeley first demonstrated publicly three years ago. With just a few minutes of video of someone talking, their system captures and stores a set of video snapshots of the way that a person's mouth-area looks and moves when saying different sets of sounds. Drawing from the resulting library of "visemes" makes it possible to depict the person seeming to say anything the producers dream up & emdash; including utterances that the subject wouldn't be caught dead saying."

The combination of real-time virtual insertion, cyber-puppeteering, video rewriting and other video manipulation technologies with a mass-media infrastructure that instantly delivers news video worldwide has some analysts worried. "Imagine you are the government of a hypothetical country that wants more international financial assistance," says George Washington University's Livingston.

Combine the potential erosion of faith in video authenticity with the so-called "CNN effect" and the stage is set for deception to move the world in new ways. Livingston describes the CNN effect as the ability of mass media to go beyond merely reporting what is happening to actually influencing decision-makers as they consider military, international assistance and other national and international issues. "The CNN effect is real," says James Currie, professor of political science at the National Defense University at Fort McNair in Washington. "Every office you go into at the Pentagon has CNN on." And that means, he says, that a government, terrorist or advocacy group could set geopolitical events in motion on the strength of a few hours' worth of credibility achieved by distributing a snippet of well-doctored video

How Digital TV Works

Mind Control and Submission / Compliance ; HAARP, GWEN Towers; SSSS Silent Sound Spread Spectrum
Ed: We do not agree with the anti-Semitism contained in the article
In layman's terms, this device, this "Sound of Silence"simply allows for the unwarranted implantation of specific thoughts, emotions, and even prescribed physical actions into unsuspecting human beings. In short, it has the very real ability to turn human beings into mere puppets in the hands of certain "controllers," or puppet-masters.
Moreover, what if televisions across the US and Canada all went 100% digital [to be mandatory in Feb. 2009] in their signals (in order to successfully link to GWEN towers) which would allow the unrestricted use of the Sound of Silence frequencies in a complete and massive control of the nation's mind and consciousness?

Again, the absolute secrecy surrounding the development and deployment of the electromagnetic mind-altering technology of the Sound of Silence in a very real way reflects the tremendous power that is inherent in it. This is why Eisenhower knew that he had to warn the nation about it back in 1961. To put it bluntly, whoever controls this technology[ Ed: FCC ? ] literally has the power to control the minds of men -- all men and women everywhere.

Putting Words into Mouths--saying things that were never said
"CAMBRIDGE - Scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have created the first realistic videos of people saying things they never said - a scientific leap that raises unsettling questions about falsifying the moving image.

In one demonstration, the researchers taped a woman speaking into a camera, and then reprocessed the footage into a new video that showed her speaking entirely new sentences, and even mouthing words to a song in Japanese, a language she does not speak. The results were enough to fool viewers consistently, the researchers report.

But scientists warn the technology will also provide a powerful new tool for fraud and propaganda - and will eventually cast doubt on everything from video surveillance to presidential addresses.
Story with videos
http://www.boston.com/dailyglobe2/135/metro/At_MIT_they_can_put_words_in_our_mouths+.shtml (expired )

"Fog Screen", " Heliodisplay", and "Perspecta 3D"... airy images
Thin air about to replace viewing screens
Science fiction staple close to becoming scientific fact

http://www.ajc.com/business/content/business/0304/14screen.html not working

The Power of Technology
VCR's manipulated by remote to download trashy programs
The BBC was accused yesterday of Orwellian tactics after digital video machines in thousands of homes were switched on remotely to record Caroline Aherne's new sitcom Dossa and Joe. The move was described as the equivalent of junkmail.
Many of the 50,000 households that own TiVo machines awoke on Friday to discover that the 30-minute programme had been downloaded on to their recorders without having asked for it.
It is the first time a broadcaster has used the new technology to try to boost audiences for a show.
TiVo is one of a new generation of digital video machines that record programmes on hard disk rather than tape. The BBC was able to send the episode because the machines are linked by telephone to a central database.
Consumers were told that TiVo would give them greater control, yet exactly the opposite has happened here. Someone has decided, 'This is what you want to watch.' "


TV, radio to automatically turn on in an emergency
If you had the right gear, cable companies could turn on your set with a burst of reflected infrared light, said Mark Smith, spokesman for the National Cable Television Association.....
Just the reality of it coming on in your home, if that technology is there, it becomes easier to add the capability to peek," said Wayne Crews, director of technology policy at the Cato Institute, a libertarian research center in Washington sponsored primarily by business interests.
"Anonymity still matters to a lot of people, and privacy still matters to a lot of people," Crews said. What's more, people already have access to nearly instant communication through the Internet, he said.