Are You Addicted to Facebook?

When describing the cultural impact of social media, to call it “phenomenal” would be an understatement. But is the overuse of social networking sites like Facebook on par with the use of physically addictive and/or mind-altering substances? 

In a trend that shows no signs of slowing, the number of people who use social media has experienced a meteoric rise from just under a billion worldwide users in 2010, to more than 3 billion estimated users by 2021.[1] With nearly 2.2 billion active users each month,[2] Facebook leads the pack as the social networking site (SNS) where we’re spending the bulk of our time online.

Not only are more people using social networking sites, we’re also spending increasing amounts of time each day liking, commenting, and sharing our lives online. Don’t assume that this is only a fad amongst young people: since 2012, adults are spending 50% more time on Facebook each day. An adult in the U.S. uses Facebook for an average of 135 minutes per day, equating to nearly 16 hours—that’s two, full workdays—per week.[3] What accounts for the magnetism people young and old, feel for social media?

Social Engineering

Let’s break it down into parts. Social—our inherent human need to connect. Media—today, media is essentially, digital information. It comes in many forms: articles, photos, videos, infographics, to name just some of the media types we are routinely exposed to on social networking sites. So far, it doesn’t sound all that sinister, right?

This is the part that should prick everyone’s ears. The delivery of articles, ads, and even your Friend’s posts, is called “serving content.” This content is designed to stimulate our sense of connection, or opposition, with the world around us. Marketers know what keeps us up at night, and they know what we are (Google) searching for. The exact content that YOU are getting served is determined by complex, proprietary algorithms, and code that adapts to nearly every online action that you take. One thing is certain: you are being served content that are specifically curated to get your attention. Sure, it’s addictive. It’s designed to be that way.

We live in a time when many people feel socially insecure. “FOMO,” the “fear of missing out,” is a known motivator, especially among younger users of social media, that keeps them in a state of habitually checking social accounts for status updates, responses to posts, reactions to shares. For some, the ability to Like, Share, and Comment on Friend’s musings provides a sense of engagement that feels real, and is on our time, and our terms—a safer and more economical alternative to actually socializing. We take willing part in this process, applying glamorous filters through which we selectively share our lives.

“God Only Knows What It Is Doing To Our Children’s Brains”

What if all the “feel good” we get in this virtual interaction comes at a price—that we are unwittingly addicted to social media? According to Sean Parker, the founding president of Facebook, that was the company’s intention all along. When referring to Facebook’s earliest mission, Parker said: “How do we consume as much of your time and conscious attention as possible?”

Parker, who came clean about his former company’s agenda at the Axios conference in November 2017, described the Facebook founders conscious exploitation of “a social-validation feedback loop” that plays on inherent vulnerabilities in human psychology. “The inventors, creators — it’s me, it’s Mark [Zuckerberg], it’s Kevin Systrom on Instagram, it’s all of these people — understood this consciously. And we did it anyway.”[4] When the makers of the machine expose its underpinnings, look away at your own risk. It’s time for a wake-up call: every user of social media should know what happens when our brains get stuck in this loop, and what we can do to get unstuck.

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Biotech’s Dark Promise: Involuntary Cannibalism for All

” Technological progress is like an axe in the hands of a pathological criminal.” ~ Albert Einstein

Whereas the quote above could easily be dismissed as the ‘progress-denying’ sentiment of a disgruntled anti-GMO activist, the fact is that it came from a scientist representing the very epitome of Western rationality and accomplishment.

Perhaps Einstein was reflecting on the inevitable existential consequences of the so-called technological imperative”–whatever can be done, will be done.  Fundamentally amoral and irrational economic and political forces drive technology’s feverish pace, infusing a certain arbitrary cruelty and disequilibrium into everything it touches.

In our continual drive to ‘improve upon Nature’ in the name of much-hyped, ‘life-saving’ biotechnological innovations, the line between humane and inhumane eventually is crossed, and there seems no going back.  Biopollution from defective or dangerous GMO genes, for example, is virtually impossible to undo once unreleased into the biosphere; you can’t “recall” a defective gene like you can an automobile. Nor can we remove from our bodies the surreptitious viruses (e.g. simian virus #40 (SV40)) that contaminated millions of first-generation polio vaccines. In many ways our moral fiber suffers from the same susceptibilities. Once we have crossed a certain line – be it theft, lying, or worse, etc., – it is difficult, if not impossible to ‘go back’ and regain our innocence. Such is the human condition. And this is why we must carefully consider the medico-ethical implications of new technologies, whose developments we must first be aware of in order to guide, regulate and sometimes terminate.

The Scientific Community Moves To Embrace Embryo Cloning for Medical Purposes

For example, few are aware that the cloning of human embryos for ‘therapeutic purposes’ was made legal in the UK in January, 2001 through an amendment to the Human Embryology Act.[i]  Not long after, in August 2004, the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA) approved the first license for cloning human embryos in the UK.  Media reports at the time alleged the legal changes would result in the use of cloned human embryos to create “spare body parts.”

In an article published in 2000 titled, “Biotech Cannabalism,”[ii] C. Ben Mitchell, PhD reflects on the pro-cloning movement by quoting a proponent’s justification: “If you could use tissue from human embryos to save hundreds of lives, there must be a moral imperative to do it.” Mitchell disagrees, countering: “Creating a human being for the purposes of killing that person for another human being’s health, sounds an awfully lot like cannibalism, only worse.”  

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EXPOSED: Insurance Company Offers Medical Doctor Payouts Of $400 Per Child, If Fully Vaccinated By Age 2

medical-doctor-cash-150x150By Jonathan Landsman

(NaturalHealth365) Does your medical doctor have a child’s best interests at heart – when they’re being paid to practice medicine a certain way? Common sense tells us that there’s a conflict of interest here, but (today) we’ll expose a driving force behind this issue.

An alarming news item has revealed that the Blue Cross Blue Shield company is offering medical doctor incentives to promote (and administer) vaccines to young children. The fact is: medical professionals can receive $400 bonuses per child for those who are administered a full course of vaccines by the age of two.

Some medical doctor policies include ‘refusal of service’ to parents who opt out of child vaccinations

Because of this, some medical professionals are being influenced to put pressure on families to accelerate their children’s vaccine schedule.  There are some doctors (pediatricians, in particular) who are even refusing service to families who choose to opt out of receiving vaccines.

So, despite the lack of adequate vaccine safety or testing, these doctors are being trained to ‘follow orders’ from the moment they enter medical school and throughout their medical career.

A conventionally-trained medical doctor rarely (if ever!) questions the administration of vaccines – even though (believe it or not) they are not even taught about ingredients prior to the administration of these toxic substances.

Make no mistake about it, this kind of financial payout is a living testament to how much the insurance companies (with support of the pharmaceutical industry) control how your child will be treated at every doctor visit.

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Blue Light Exposure From Smartphones INCREASE the Risk of Eye Damage

blue-light-smartphones-150x150By Lori Alton

(Naturalhealth365) According to The Vision Council, almost 90 percent of American adults use digital devices – including notebooks, laptops and smartphones – for two or more hours a day. And the resultant barrage of blue light (coming off these devices) is raising lots of red flags.

Recent studies have sparked concern among natural health experts that blue light from the screens of digital devices could cause optical problems, ranging from eye strain to increased risk of macular degeneration.

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MIT Researchers Develop a Machine That Manipulates Hypnagogia, the State Between Wakefulness and Sleep

Sleeping-Teen-PillowThis brain control technique and many others were actually developed by the deep state years ago and this ability is active right not through the “Cell” towers in almost all western countries.                                                                                          Are you having trouble getting to sleep or regularly waking up at 3am?        Welcome to the misuse of advanced technology.

By Edsel Cook

As we move from sharp awareness to restful sleep, we undergo hypnagogia, a state where we experience small but surreal dreams that escape our recollection when we wake up. In a Motherboard article, an MIT team reported how they developed a device that can access this dreamland.

MIT Media Lab researcher Adam Horowitz led the efforts to create Dormio, which helps the user enter hypnagogia and prolong their stay in that state. This lets them study the intense associative thinking that drives the microdreams during this period.

Trials showed that Dormio can prolong the time a user spends in hypnagogia. It is also able to alter the content of the microdreams.

This will help neuroscientists overcome their bafflement over hypnagogia. For one thing, experts are still debating what constitutes sleep. They do agree that hypnagogia is a natural part of the body’s rhythm.

Researchers have wondered if creativity rises during this stage. They are also puzzled as to why it sometimes leads to true dreams while bringing about dreamless sleep at other times.

MIT Dormio device detects hypnagogia and keeps users in that state

Hypnagogia takes place during stage 1 sleep. Yet some people who wake up afterwards believe they are awake or have responded to other people. Others experience powerful hallucinations and microdreams.

Some of the greatest minds in human history have desired hypnagogic consciousness. Thomas Edison claimed entering this phase boosted his creativity and mental clarity.

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Human Eyes Respond To “Invisible Light,” Impacting Important Biological Functions

Eyes-Hopeful-DreamThe deep state is tricking the local councils in communities worldwide to install blue light street lights on the pretext that they are cheaper because they draw less power. But this is another depopulation thrust because it causes sleep deprivation that we cannot afford and the disruption to the body’s natural rhythms.

By Rita Winters

Recent studies on the mammalian eye shed light on why some people have excessive light sensitivity. These new discoveries may contribute to developing effective therapies for individuals who experience migraine headaches and concussions with light sensitivity.

Melanopsin is a protein in the eye that is sensitive to blue light, and establishes our circadian rhythms (day-night cycle). It is found in the retina, a layer of cells that are photosensitive, or reactive to light. These photopigments change shape depending on the type of light they are exposed to, which then triggers chemical reactions and signals the visual cortex of the brain. This process is how we create a picture of the world. When melanopsin cells detect light, less melatonin (the hormone that makes you feel sleepy) is produced, making you feel awake. When melanopsin cells do not detect light (signalling nighttime), more melatonin is produced, hence why we feel sleepy or tired.

Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania’s Perelman School of Medicine and School of Arts and Science created a special type of light that affects only the melanopsin cells. During the study, they measured pupil reactions and brain activity, as well as recorded the subjects’ verbal responses to what they saw. When researchers asked the participants what they saw, people described the melanopsin stimulus as bright and blurry, and also highly uncomfortable. It can be correlated to the fact that looking directly at a bright source of light makes us squint and feel uncomfortable. Some individuals even have physical reactions to bright lights, resulting in severe migraine headaches and in others, epilepsy. The study was conducted in order to better understand the effects of light sensitivity.

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