Pollution in the Modern World Leads to Modern Problems

In this modern world as scientists produce new technology for the welfare of mankind it only results in new luxuries being produced. This attitude by people towards the environment is changing because they want more and more luxuries and they are destroying the environment for this reason.

They use instruments like fridges, air conditioners etc that release C.F.C’s in the environment which in turn deplete the Ozone layer but these gadgets not used before the 19th century, according to recent researches the depletion of ozone has increased by about 50% in the 20th century. The uncontrolled deforestation to built buildings for their own accommodation is increasing the oxygen content in the atmosphere, which is leading to global warming. The increasing riots also increase pollution as many cars are set on fire during the riots. This increases the temperature of that place as well as the global temperature; wars are also producing much type of pollutions like air, water, land, noise and radiation. The testing of missiles produce toxic radioactive gases like Radon, Xenon, So2 ,Co etc.

The increasing use of plastic bags leads to the pollution of the land and the sea. These plastic when buried in the earth do not decompose and convert that land into bad land not suitable for agriculture; throwing these plastic bags into the sea kills the fish. The use of loud speakers at late night parties, marriages Noise come from all over the place. Noise from road traffic, jet planes, jet skies, garbage trucks, construction equipment, manufacturing processes, lawn mowers, leaf blowers, and boom boxes, to name a few, are among the audible litter that are routinely broadcasted in the air or from road traffic, jet planes, jet skies, garbage trucks, construction equipment, manufacturing processes, lawn mowers, leaf blowers, and boom boxes lead to increase in sound pollution which have many harmful effects like disturbance in sleep, deafness etc.

At the end I would like to say that if this trend of modernization continues we will ultimately change the earth into a place, which will be full of pollution and unsuitable for flora and fauna.

My Grandfather Was a Modern Day Viking Beserker

Viking- Berserker

Modern day scholars say that Berserker’s were Norse warriors who wore coats of wolf or bear skins and fought in a trance of fury. I say that they were much more than that. I believe they actually transformed into wolves and bears!

Modern day man has lost all of his spirituality and therefore the belief in Supernatural happenings is lost to him. But the writings of thousands of scholars pre 1900’s, (When there was still some spiritual energies in the world) wrote about shape shifting and shape changing.

Look at the modern day classics, “Dracula” and the “Wolf Man.” My Rune Master told me when it comes to believing what was written, “where there is smoke there is fire.”

I have proof of a Berserker in my own family. Though he didn’t change shape. My grandfather, who was born in Sweden, would bite on his tongue and go into a Rage whenever he fought. Which he did many times. He was gassed in France during WW1. He fell off a three story building while tarring a roof (and drunk). He lost the use of his left arm. In his 80’s he would take his SS check, go to his favorite bar, throw the check on the bar and say “Throw me out when this is gone. If you can.” He still fought in his 80’s with one arm.

Berserkers were also known as Odin’s warriors, for they all carried spears and had runes either tattooed or drawn on their bodies.

King Harolds’s army included a warrior gang of Berserker’s who fought under the name of the Norse God of War, Tyr. They all carried Tyr’s rune, on their shields int battle.

Berserker’s are mentioned in the Ynglinga Saga. “Odin’s warriors rushed forward without armor, they were as mad a wolves or bears, bit their shields and were as strong as wild Bulls, and killed people in one blow, but neither fire nor iron told upon themselves…”

Berserker’s appear in many of the Sagas and poems including “The Saga of Hrolf Krakl.”

In Egil’s Saga, Egil’s grandfather was named Kueld-ulf which means “Werewolf.” Kueld-ulf’s son, Skalla-Grimm was a Berserker.

The Varangian Guard (Norse Warriors working in the service of the Byzantine Empire) performed a “Berserker Dance” wearing animal skins and masks.

In 1015, Janc Eirkr Hakonarson of Norway outlawed Berserker’s and sentenced them to out lawry. By the 1100’s organized Berserker war bands disappeared.

But according to our new laws of Quantum Physics, Berserker’s still exist in the Quantum Ocean. You might want to attract one or two of them to protect your property if you live in a bad part of town.

Modern Turn on Game-Based Learning With the Help of Motion-Sensing Technology

Game-based learning is a new approach that has been successful across a variety of learners – from high-school and college students. It is now being increasingly adopted for corporate learners as well.

There are many strategies that can be adopted when developing game-based learning. This learning is one of the new ways that increases the effectiveness of games in learning.

Learning can be made ‘motion-aware’ or ‘motion-based’ with the help of motion-sensing technology, like Kinect in Xbox 360. Here are a few strategies of making game based learning motion based:

  • The motion of the learner can be studied, while the learning process is in progress, and inferences can be made accordingly. For instance, using the Eye-Tracking feature it can be deduced if the learner has enough focus or is getting distracted frequently. Similarly, Facial expressions and Head positions can also be studied and a true measure of learner engagement can be formed. This will enable us to modify learning environment or learning content and suit it according to the preferences of the learner.
  • Learners can get an opportunity to practice physical skills or nuances needed in their line of work through physical exercises that can be inserted into the learning activity – for example a set of physical movements or the optimum speed, force or pressure required for a particular task.
  • The learning environment can mimic real-life responses as per the learners’ progress through the course and provide authentic experiences in a simulated environment.
  • The level of difficulty or the context can also be adjusted as per the learner’s response.
  • Special needs of different trainees can also be understood by motion-sensing through gestures or voice recognition. The learning environment can then align to the needs of the learner for increased effectiveness.

There are many benefits and can be utilized to create training activities for different learning needs:

Motion-based learning for the Sales Function: In absence of an actual instructor, they can be conducted to impart various skills necessary for sales personnel. These include communication skills, body language, posture, facial expressions, finesse in presentation and so on. With real-time feedback, these trainings would provide the learners multiple tries to perfect the skill. They could also create a simulated environment with real-life scenarios to practice the skills as well.

Motion-based learning for the Operations Function: Functioning and operating machines can be learnt through motion-based learning – providing the learner a life-like experience in a stress-free simulated platform. Complex procedures like medical surgeries can also be practiced and perfected using the technology. Safety operations training that require long hours in the field can be learnt in the simulated environment and can be revised whenever and wherever the learner feels the need.

Motion-based learning for Human Resources: Motion-based courses can be extensively used for recruiting by providing life-like immersive scenarios and judging the prospective employees on their response. This would provide a true evaluation of the capabilities of the prospective employee and help the HR team to align him or her to the best suited role in the organization. Induction programs could also benefit from motion-based learning through a virtual exploration of the organization or orientation for a foreign location.

Motion-based learning for Special Needs within an organization: Training courses for differently-abled employees could also be developed with motion-sensing technology where the course would align itself to suit the special needs of the learner. For instance, motion-based trainings can recognize hand-gestures to align a particular course to a sign-language interface to suit a differently-abled learner. Employee wellness programs that include physical activities and competitive events can also be motion-based.

Motion-based learning is an emerging way of learning that is sure to develop monumentally in the coming years. Adopting it to suit your learning needs would warrant a close inspection of the pros and cons – do share your thought on it.

Neo Classicism Enlightenment – Treatment of Classic Themes in Modern Style

Neoclassicism is a unique movement in the decorative, literature, classical arts and theatre that originated in the middle of the 18th century. Ancient Greek and Roman culture draw upon the Western classical arts and culture during this era.

Neo classicism artists do not make dreary reproductions of their creations- be it arts, sculpture or poetry but makes something new and innovative every time. This ensures a high standard. However a neo classical artist runs more chance in churning out mediocre and innocuous stuff in his over enthusiasm to be different. More than just creating something entirely new, neoclassicism is a natural expression of a culture with all its elements and the finesse with which an artist regains the lost elements that might have slipped into the oblivion is what makes a neo classic artist successful and popular.

Neoclassicism has thrown open countless possibilities in interior designing, inspired by the rediscoveries at Pompeii and Herculaneum, dating back to the 1740s. Intelligent and sensuous application of these styles has resulted in the creation of some of the most enchanting interiors in the Baroque style. The Roman styled rooms of William Kent were actually based on the classic basilica and temple exterior architecture, which was given a different treatment.

Pastel colored motifs, sculpted in low relief or monotone paintings, suspended ribbons and vases were all used lavishly in neo classic creations. In the 1800s a theme of etchings and engravings in Greek architectural examples, set off a trend called the Greek revival.

Neoclassicism started in England and France and was quickly accepted by the artists of Rome and Sweden. A second, more prominent neoclassic wave came into being during Napoleonic Empire, which stood out for spectacular engravings. In France, the first spell of neoclassicism is often called the “Louis XVI style”, where as the second phase is referred to as “Directoire” or Empire. Italy stuck to the Rococo style until the Napoleonic regimes infused new archaeological classicism, which became a strong political for the young urbanites with republican leanings in Italy.

At the end of the world wars, a neo classic movement in the Arts came into being. This movement which shunned romanticism was noted for its religious (especially Christianity) themes, the foundation of which was laid by T. E. Hulme in English literature. Some of the most popular neo classicists in English included T. S. Eliot and Wyndham Lewis among others.

The Aboriginal Dream Time In Modern Day Life

The Australian Aborigines believe in their Dream Time that we dream about something before we actually do it, In other words, if we are planning on traveling to a distant city, we actually dream about it and in our subconscious mine know what the final result will be before the actual journey begins.

If we were as in tune to nature as they are, we would then be able to comprehend the future, and if something was to occur we didn’t want to participate in, we could change it before it happened.

Many times, we believe modern day people no longer or never had those abilities. We believe those talents are confined to people in the past, or prophets in the bible.

That simply isn’t true. We all have those abilities, we just need to cultivate them. When a talent we have isn’t practiced or thought of it withers and dies just like a muscle in our body withers and dies if we don’t use it.

My dad always talked about the time he applied for a job, he had never been to the building or workplace where the job was, but as he entered the building, he walked over to the workstation without any prompting from anyone.

The human resources director was astonished that dad knew where to go, and questioned him as to whether he had been in the building prior to this particular time.

Dad replied that he had never been there before, I don’t think either one ever realized what had just happened.

Dad had a premonition, or dreaming and only followed his instincts after “dreaming” before the event.

We all have those abilities, we have just been conditioned to believe that we don’t, either through religion or a belief that we are not worthy and need someone else to dictate to us what we believe.

For the human race to evolve into the next state of consciousness, we must all once again learn to develop our intuitive skills. We have come to a point in history here we can no longer trust anyone to tell us the truth without their bias, it is imperative we relearn these skills.

These are skills we already have, we just don’t realize it on a daily basis. We all have premonitions and thoughts that guide us in our daily life, these thoughts are the same as what the aborigines are experiencing.

We just need to let our ego and conscious mind get out of the way.