19 April, 2020

The Future of MPEG Standards

MPEG-1, -2, -4, -5, -7, -21, then MPEG-A, -B, -C, -D, -E, -G, -H, -I, -M, -U, -V, furthermore MPEG-CICP, MPEG-DASH, MPEG-IoMT and finally MPEG-MAR. Since much of the possibilities are depleted I would say the future of MPEG is in the Greek alphabet: -α, -β, -γ, -δ, -ε and so on 😃

Seriously, MPEG has tons of cool standards to come: High Efficiency Video Coding (MPEG-H Part 2), MPEG-IoMT for Internet of Things, Compression of Neural Networks, MPEG-21 Multimedia Framework.

Read more about "New Protocols, Standards, File Types":
https://www.blogger.luka.jagor.info/2019/02/new-protocols-standards-file-types.html

MPEG Event starts tomorrow – the next big meeting - “MPEG 130 – Alpbach”, 4 days in a row. The Alpbach meeting will not be held physically, but online. Good luck to you all.

10 April, 2020

You Can Now Donate Using Bitcoin

Bitcoin () is a cryptocurrency, it is an innovative payment network and a new kind of money, decentralized digital currency. You can now donate to me using Bitcoin.

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About Me & My Blog
Get ready for the future, read my blog, I'm blogging for a number of years. I always try to pinpoint the essence. There are three basic categories on my blog: art, science, and politics, all on some sort of a verge of good taste. This is the manic world we live in and crowd wisdom is appreciated, please spread the word about me - Luka Jagor. I like individuality with empathy for others. Remember: knowledge is power, but art is also important.

Time of Crisis
Every little thing counts in a crisis.
Jawaharlal Nehru, former Prime Minister of India
Please be kind in this time of crisis. Think about the exhausted nurse, medical personnel, lack of equipment, help them first. They are on the front line in this fight against collapsing civilization. I write this blog from the safety of my home, while they are doing the real work.

"The world will never be the same again"
It isn't the end of the world but a warning about something that has already been set in motion, a whole series of collapses that have begun.
professor Yves Citton of Literature and Media at the Université Paris
Key events in my opinion
  • Interstellar objects were detected passing through the Solar System. There is no asteroid impact avoidance strategy, the Earth is unprepared for such an event
  • Geomagnetic reversal - the Earth's protective magnetic field will change its polarity, it could weaken by up to 90% in this process
  • Human overpopulation - from a historical perspective, technological revolutions have coincided with population expansion. Potential ecological collapse - a drastic, possibly permanent, reduction in carrying capacity for all
  • Global warming - the rise of the average temperature of the Earth's climate system. Effects of global warming include extreme weather events, glacier retreat, changes in the timing of seasonal events, sea-level rise, and declines in Arctic sea ice extent
  • Holocene extinction - otherwise referred to as the sixth mass extinction. The included are numerous families of plants and animals, including mammals, birds, amphibians, reptiles, and arthropods
  • Pollution can take the form of chemical substances or energy, such as noise, heat, or light. Effects on human health are very bad
Key social events in my opinion
  • Labour (work) cult - just chasing material social symbols, read more here: https://www.blogger.luka.jagor.info/2018/04/my-special-message-regarding-labor-day_26.html
  • Substance (drug) abuse in collaboration with the criminals or psychocrats
  • National short-term, superficial, self-interest is wrong because we are all in the same boat
  • Displaced people, modern-day slavery, world hunger, the lack of human rights around the world and so many more signals that sustainable development is failing

Glimpse of Hope
We can see how fragile the world is and how important is our personal engagement. If we make a stand for a change maybe it isn't too late to reverse negative trends. Your beneficence today will reflect a better future.

26 March, 2020

Flavors of Democracy in My Opinion

Meritocracy is government or the holding of power by people selected according to merit (on the basis of their ability).
from Oxford
In my opinion errors in meritocracy start to show up mostly in economics, when excess profit is conducted. Having excess profit accumulates social unrest. The opposite of meritocracy is nepotism.
Technocracy is the government or control of society or industry by an elite of technical experts.
from Oxford
There is nothing wrong in saving the world by enabling people to work, to earn for everyday life essentials – that is what technocracy is trying to do. On the other hand I don’t like their rigid methods that hurt freedom of speech and expression. Technocracy is using psychocracy to penalize insubordinate, unsubmissive people. I believe the opposite of technocracy is populism.
Psychocracy is characterized by its exclusive use of psychological knowledge and methods in the governance of citizen behaviours.
Sufficiently different definition of psychocracy comes from the Urban dictionary:
Psychocracy is a government with psychopathic rulers.
Populism is politics with a face, a special touch, driven by a human often seen as a prophet, a soothsayer - a charismatic leader that usually gains greater support of the community.

Read more:
Populist leader often defies either the methods or the ideology of psychocracy.

My solution for the darkness of all the notions that gotten into democracy: I have nothing against technocracy as long they don’t use psychocracy torture methods. Similar, I have nothing against meritocracy as long there is no excess profit, or populism as long there is no cult of personalty.

18 March, 2020

Doomsday Bunkers in Nowadays - Humanity Will Prevail

The threat of climate disasters and nuclear attacks have prompted some wealthy survivalists to purchase doomsday shelters — properties that could help them survive a catastrophe. These modern, often high-end bunkers are equipped with freeze-dried food and blast-proof doors to help people live for years underground.
A doomsday bunker is a privilege for some, an accessible option in desperate need. We are all in the same boat in this global emergency. Unfortunately, some are more resilient than others. Let's cross our fingers in hope of overcoming the worldwide pandemic. There is no need for petty, pitiful disagreements with the authorities, they are professionals. I'm sure once this will be over, the authorities will reward the survivors, extending their personal freedom and comfort.

11 March, 2020

Big Artificial Intelligence Enhancement

According to Tesler's Theorem:
AI is whatever hasn't been done yet.
Google has programmed open-source TensorFlow Quantum - bringing together the power of artificial intelligence (AI) and quantum computing. Xanadu AI now also has the same merge with their own open-source quantum framework.
A quantum computer is a new type of computer that stores and acts on information in its quantum form.
Dave Bacon, Google AI Quantum team

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