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5 Unbelievable Tech Trends You Have to See Media

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Susanne Posel ,Chief Editor Occupy Corporatism | The US Independent   Microsoft has unveiled their HoloLens , a hologram projecting pair of glasses, to a limited audience of reporters. Journalists were prohibited from recording the demonstration of this prototype consisting of “a two-piece unit that included a heavy battery attachment and a cord that tethered the machine to a computer.” The device was described as looking “a lot like ski googles” which project 3D “digital controls like button, lines and pictures – as well as the sheep from the video game Minecraft superimposed on the world around you.” The user…

Get Ready For Virtual Traffic Lights For Self-Driving Cars by 2020 Science

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Susanne Posel ,Chief Editor Occupy Corporatism | The US Independent January 16, 2015   Researchers from Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) have devised a way to “reduce the commute times of urban workers by 40% by replacing physical traffic lights with virtual traffic lights .” Ozan Tonguz, co-developer of the technology and professor at CMU explained: “With this technology, traffic lights will be created on demand when [two cars] are trying to cross this intersection, and they will be turned down as soon as we don’t need it.” Tonguz added: “It’s a seamless process — the driver does not get involved…

Holder Campaigns For Improving Police-Community Relations Government

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Susanne Posel ,Chief Editor Occupy Corporatism | The US Independent January 15, 2015   Attorney General Eric Holder is on a campaign to convince “community leaders, elected officials and police officers to seize the opportunity to improve relations between the community and law enforcement.” The attorney general said that the “US must do a better job of tracking killings by police officers and the killings of police officers. The troubling reality is that we lack the ability right now to comprehensively track the number of incidents of either uses of force directed at police officers or uses of force by…

CPS v. Childhood Independence: What Happened to Parent’s Rights? Security

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Susanne Posel ,Chief Editor Occupy Corporatism | The US Independent January 15, 2015   One family in Maryland is being pursued by Child Protective Services (CPS) because their 2 children ages 6 and 10 were allowed to walk home alone from the park which is 2 blocks from their home. Because of a “concerned” neighbor calling 911 to report the incident, Danielle and Alexander Meitiv (the parents of the children) are under an investigation. Media quoted the Meitivs as saying they are raising their children to be “independent, free range kinds” who are allowed to have free play and personal…

Charlie Hebdo Shooting Inspires WH Summit on Extremism World

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Susanne Posel ,Chief Editor Occupy Corporatism | The US Independent January 11, 2015   The Obama administration revealed their intention to hold a summit entitled, “Countering Violent Extremism” in February regarding how the US and other governments can combat violent extremism and domestic radicalization. To be held on February 18th, this gathering of heads of state will “highlight efforts at home and abroad aimed at stopping extremists from radicalizing, recruiting, or inspiring individuals.” Along with an international focus, the community effort will be a topic of discussion as programs for “involving educators, religious leaders, law enforcement and medical professionals” must…

Mentally Ill Kids & Guns: Do We Need Prudent Precautions or Nanny State? Security

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Susanne Posel ,Chief Editor Occupy Corporatism | The US Independent January 5, 2015 The University of Washington School of Medicine (WSM) at Harborview Medical Center (HMC) released a study claiming that mentally ill teenagers in the US have “easy access to firearms” in the home and this poses a problem with regard to gun safety. Joseph Simonetti, lead author of the study, admitted that there needs to be “better studies on how to promote safe firearms storage especially in households with children and children with mental illness.” Data from 10,123 teenagers in the US ages 13 to 18 during 2001…

Washington Reverses State Practice on Warehousing Mentally Ill Government

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Susanne Posel ,Chief Editor Occupy Corporatism | The US Independent December 27, 2014   The Washington State Supreme Court (WASC) has rescinded their ban on warehousing detained psychiatric patients in a practice called psychiatric boarding . In August of 2014 the WASC ruled the “practice of detaining and holding patients temporarily in settings such as emergency rooms didn’t provide individualized care and was a violation of state law.” In the last 6 months since the decision, 152 more psychiatric beds have been added to hospital emergency wards and “more than 30 of those have been added since November.” Psychiatric boarding…