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Geopolitical, Environmental, Social, Economic and Technological threats to HUMAN LIFE (GESET Part 2)

Bulletin_of_the_Atomic_ScientistsIn GESET part 1 of this article series I wrote: Each one of us, individually, is responsible for the world we are living in today and every day. Thus I hope each one of us also realises that regardless of the risks and challenges presented here, positive change always starts within. – This was my most compelling statement in the 1st part of my GESET series and my statement is specifically referring to controlling our human ego – the “lower self” (as opposed to the “higher Self” which refers to our Consciousness).  The human ego, this lower self, is the entity in charge of most individuals on Earth and my conclusion is that the human ego is the real cause of most of the awful things and all the madness happening on Earth. A fraction of this madness was mapped by me in my GESET research and it is presented here in a centralised mindmap which should make the understanding of these risks effortless.

However I must stress this paramount point in advance: regardless of the drivers/causes present to you in each threat/trend category, the real cause of each problem lies at the top of the pyramid – and at the top of the pyramid is the human ego.  We wouldn’t be here, in this inhumane mess, if it wasn’t for the human ego which desired more and more and a never-ending more. Human intelligence didn’t create our parasitic financial system, it was the ego of a number of individuals who wanted control and power and were driven by their ego to pursue the never-ending “more”. The ego of these individuals created one of the most perfect systems of mass-control – money – which in turn keeps billions of people in a never-ending rat race, while stimulating all the awful desires in a human being. Therefore to be clear, the process that got us here and which is driving us off the edge of the cliff is:

Human ego (source) -> Money (incentive/cause) -> Human Behaviour (effect) -> GESET threat (after-effect)

As the current cycle seems to be coming to its end, we are fast approaching a potentially inevitable reset in our way of life. If this reset brings ethical positive changes or augmented negative outcomes, I do not know; but I feel that we still have some (diminishing) time left and the difference in outcome can be created by our choices. Now what facts am I basing such a dramatic statement on? First, please read the 1st part of this post called The paramount requirement for Self-Awareness, Critical Thinking and Adaptability (Part 1)so you can understand where I’m coming from. Second, read on and please feel free to disagree with me.

Notes:

  • I published the references and my sources of information for my research in the post: “My Top200 RSS info sources for ethical activism and global research“.
  • All the information listed in my research is already public and my results can be easily replicated by following either my sources of information, or by a simple Internet search for each topic of interest.
  • If someone has the resources to help me create a threat modelling expert system (AI), I’d be most grateful if you could please contact me
  • I’m sharing all this research with the hope that we will be able to mitigate the highlighted threats in time. Please note that the images in this post provide much more information than the text below which is just a high level summary of the mindmap.
  • With a few exceptions, all of the following threats are ego-driven man-made, money-driven man-sustained (for profit) and all of them can be mitigated through ethical means and sustainable alternatives.
  • In regards to the exceptions which have to do with the Earth itself or the Sun’s life cycle, we can at the very least mitigate their impact through predictive information awareness and proactive preparedness.
  • The most concerning part about this list is that each one of the listed threats are also trends:

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CAT i) Top 5 categories of Geopolitical threats (for further details please see the mindmap)

Note: Only the high level categories of threats are listed below from least impactful to most damaging. Some solutions to each are presented in the GESET mindmap and they will be detailed in GESET part 3.

  1. Armed conflicts and active civil conflict areas where losses of lives occur
    • Syria
    • Ukraine
    • Iraq
    • Yemen
    • Palestine
  2. Manipulation of public actions (online and offline) through:
    • Mass media: established TV, newspapers, radio
    • Nocebo advertising
    • Marketing of deceitful/twisted political ideas
    • Ridicule and suppression of alternative ideas or of ethical apolitical leadership
    • Political ponerology
  3. Rising geostrategic competition to established system
    • BRICS
    • Eurasian Economic Union
    • Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB)
    • China’s multi-front strategic partnership with Russia
    • China, Russia and Iran planning gold backed currency
  4. Unethical and abusive political leadership
    • Numerous outrageous human rights violations in multiple countries on 6 continents: Africa, Asia, South America, North America, Oceania and Europe.
  5. Potential nuclear conflict
    • NATO vs Russia – Main driver: Economic and geopolitical domination
    • USA vs China – Driver: China’s expansion in South China Sea due to USA pressure and USA’s rejection of China as a rising military power.
    • Israel vs Iran – Main driver: complex history with increasing escalating hostilities.
    • USA/NATO (using Romania and/or Poland and/or S.Korea and/or Japan and/or other unknown ways) to provoke Russia or China to strike first with nuclear weapons and then attack the aggressor in a world-wide nuclear war.
    • Nuclear conflict purposefully started through a planned accident or a false flag (created with the purpose to ignite a nuclear conflict between two or more nuclear powers). Main driver: Economic and geopolitical domination; Reset of the existing financial system due to its imminent collapse.

GESET - Geopolitical➤ If war wouldn’t be profitable, every single one of the above geopolitical threats would be easily avoided. But war is profitable and until we take the profit out of human killing, we will continue to see these barbaric trends.  The choice is ours and the change starts at the source:

Human ego (source) -> Money (incentive/cause) -> Human Behaviour (effect) -> GESET threat (after-effect)

 

CAT II) Top 5 categories of Environmental threats (for further details please see the mindmap)

Note: Only the high level categories of threats are listed below from least impactful to most damaging. Some solutions to each are presented in the GESET mindmap and they will be detailed in GESET part 3.

  1. Pollution
    • Air & Atmosphere pollution
    • Lakes, Sea and Oceans pollution
    • Land and Home pollution
    • Human Food pollution
    • Fresh Water pollution
  2. Ecological disaster
    • Waste disposal
    • Gas fracking
    • Oil and gas leaks/disasters
    • Cyanide gold mining
    • Nuclear leak or meltdown
  3. Exhaustion of core natural resources, including drastic loss of biodiversity
    • Depletion of essential industry resources
    • Deforestation
    • Unexplained wild animal mass-deaths
    • Wild fish stock depletion and wildlife extermination
    • Bee colonies deaths and mass pollinator shortages
    • Oceans acidification
  4. Natural planetary changes
    • Climate change (warming/cooling)
    • Extreme weather events
    • Considerable uptick in Earthquake and Volcanic activity
    • Earth changes due to (minimum) Solar activity
    • Geomagnetic abnormalities
  5. Cosmic threat
    • Meteor impact on Earth
    • Earth directed CME (Coronal Mass Ejection)
    • Earth directed Solar Flare
    • Gamma radiation from space
    • ELE cosmic body impact on Earth

GESET - EnvironmentIf we continue our current trends of “economic growth” at the cost of environmental destruction, I have no doubt that we will negatively impact the quality of our life, but most importantly we will undoubtedly permanently damage the core environmental elements which sustain our life on planet Earth: pressure, temperature, radiation, oxygen, clean water and healthy food. The choice is ours and the change starts at the source:

Human ego (source) -> Money (incentive/cause) -> Human Behaviour (effect) -> GESET threat (after-effect)

 

CATiii) Top 5 categories of Societal threats (for further details please see the mindmap)

Note: Only the high level categories of threats are listed below from least impactful to most damaging. Some solutions to each are presented in the GESET mindmap and they will be detailed in GESET part 3.

  1. Manipulation of public actions (online and offline) through:
    • Mass media: established TV, newspapers, radio
    • Nocebo advertising
    • Marketing of deceitful economic ideas
    • Ridicule and suppression of alternative economy which is not profitable/legalised for taxation
    • Political ponerology
  2. Privatisation of knowledge
    • “Patented world”
    • Growing private possession of ideas and creations results in the erosion of human rights and the lack of development for individuals without the means to pay for education (not referring just to academic education here).
    • Suppression of publicly beneficial open-projects (open-source, creative-commons, copyleft etc) by for-profit entities.
  3. Financial pressure forcing individuals to rely on unethical means for survival
    • Prostitution (including sugar daddy/mammy)
    • Joining extremists
    • Mercenary army signups
  4. Human condition degradation
    • Propaganda and media programming
    • Porn & uncontrolled sexuality
    • Entertainment industry
  5. Numerous crisis of various types
    • Human rights
    • Fresh-water
    • Food supply
    • Migration
    • Threat of war.

GESET - Societal➤ Our society is very deeply broken. Not by the people living in it. But by those who rule over it. The sooner we realise that this zoo of a society we were born in and conditioned into, is just a construct of those in charge of the monetary system, the faster we will earn our freedom (intellectual freedom 1st, then emotional, and finally physical). If we want to fix the core problems in our society, we need to “wake-up” intellectually and then move beyond our current economic paradigm because our monetary system is the underlying issue that gives rise to the vast majority of the world’s problems.

I realise that most people cannot conceive a world without money, but a world without money would function exponentially better than our current one..However lets not jump ahead of ourselves and first consider improving the existing economic system to make it fair and sustainable. The first step would be to change it in such a way that we don’t need to compete against one another, but work together against social and scientific challenges. This way, as we develop technologies, our tech will be used to serve our needs and make our lives here easier, as opposed to being the means of ever greater levels of social control and exploitation. If we’d just spend some time to think about it, we’d see that given our current tech, it would be a lot easier to shift from a scarcity-driven and money-dependent neo-feudalist economic model we slave under, to a world where every person has their needs fulfilled, has an appropriate education for the era and preferably a high standard of living. This way we could work together efficiently and effectively (like a bee-hive) to focus on solutions to what’s truly important in our lives and our individual/collective development. And the priorities for our efforts can be easily decided based on our shared needs and interests, instead of having a few overlords amassing vast sums of wealth in [insert_name_here – they’re all the same] political system, while billions starve right in front of our eyes. Our reward (as if happiness and well-being were not enough) would be fulfilment of our needs, self-development, social progress and success in our chosen fields. Just imagine the possibilities for such a human society.. If you can’t imagine it, then just read about this topic to understand how such a society can be created.

We have the capabilities to produce more than enough to sustain many more billions of people on this Earth and to thrive here. However, the core problem is lack of self-awareness, lack of ethical mass-education, and greed – which is simply the natural by-product of system that re-enforces conquest and competition in pursuit of the ownership (i.e. enslavement) of the labour of others as well as their material resources. I feel that we have little time left but I know that we can do so much better in the time we have left..The choice is ours and the change starts at the source:

Human ego (source) -> Money (incentive/cause) -> Human Behaviour (effect) -> GESET threat (after-effect)

 

CAT iv) Top 5 categories of Economic threats (for further details please see the mindmap)

Note: Only the high level categories of threats are listed below from least impactful to most damaging. Some solutions to each are presented in the GESET mindmap and they will be detailed in GESET part 3.

  1. Extreme income inequality
    • Jan 2016: 62 people own the same wealth as half the world – Oxfam Davos
    • Jan 2016: The richest 1% now have more wealth than the rest of the world combined
    • The wealth of the richest 1% individuals continues to grow, while that of the poorest half of the world (3.6 billion people) stagnates.
  2. Manipulation of public actions (online and offline) through:
    • Mass media: established TV, newspapers, radio
    • Nocebo advertising
    • Marketing of deceitful economic ideas
    • Ridicule and suppression of alternative economy which is not profitable/legalised for taxation
    • Political ponerology
  3. Economic warfare
    • US and Western financial systems vs Russian & Chinese competition (i.e. BRICS, AIIB, EAEU or EEU)
  4. Over-dependency of the economic system on the financial system
    • Our financial system is in charge of our economy, politics, society, science, health, education, human growth and human development.
  5. World-wide Economic DEFLATION
    • Wide-spread Deflation which proves the lack of sustainability for our financially-reliant economic system. The economic and social chaos that will follow such an event, will undoubtedly give the opportunity to those in charge to implement a new and “better” system.

GESET - Economic➤ Human beings are the only species on this planet which needs money to…LIVE, to survive. Over the millennia, we, the highly intelligent human beings living here on top of the food chain on this planet, we have been systematically conditioned to believe in various religious or political systems of mass-control. And as we know from history, over the millennia we believed in those systems of control and we suffered greatly at the cost of millions of lives. But now, in the age of the Internet, we have no excuse to remain slaves to another system of control – the monetary system ruling this planet controls our lives without our awareness nor active permission. How could we, the superior intelligence beings that we think we are, don’t realise that in order to even survive (nevermind thrive) on this resource-rich planet, we must rely on a monetary system controlled by very few men? How can we not realise that this monetary system, which we don’t control, is the middleware between our most basic needs and the satisfaction of our needs? How come we haven’t replaced money yet with an ethical, equal and fair economic system? How do we not realise that we don’t need money to survive and thrive here? How is this even possible..today..in the age of the Internet? Nevertheless, the choice is ours and the change starts at the source:

Human ego (source) -> Money (incentive/cause) -> Human Behaviour (effect) -> GESET threat (after-effect)

 

CAT v) Top 5 categories of Technological threats (for further details please see the mindmap)

Note: Only the high level categories of threats are listed below from least impactful to most damaging. Some solutions to each are presented in the GESET mindmap and they will be detailed in GESET part 3.

  1. Mass surveillance & Government control of digital Internet
  2. Cyber-warfare and core infrastructure hacking
  3. Unethical (military-focused) Transhumanism
  4. Artificial Intelligence and sentient robots/machines
  5. Nuclear disaster / nuclear leak / nuclear weapons.

GESET - Technological➤ Last year I wrote a detailed post about “How to communicate securely & privately in today’s digitally surveilled world -and why do so?” What I wrote then is perfectly valid for this category because it turns out that my concerns were well founded. Considering the fact that the threat to individual privacy is strongly connected with the dangerous security threats we are experiencing today, we must be aware of the increasing trend in cyber-warfare, and economic & industrial cyber-espionage which has devastating effects on all of us living in this digital reality. Cyber-threats (cyber-weapons) such as Stuxnet, Duqu, Flame, Gauss, Regin and countless other mal/ransomware & APTs, are not just a digital threat like a pesky computer virus, they are a real physical danger to our core infrastructure, to our personal identities and to our individual security and privacy. Therefore we must find an ethical way to combat such threats through policies, legislation and technology which enforce security against cyber-threats, and we must do this without taking away people’s privacy and liberties in the process. Our technology today can help us fulfil beneficial dreams or destructive desires.

Unfortunately, digital technologies are subversively used at global scale to guide, control and protect not just an unnecessary financial system which is corrupt beyond imagination, but digital tech is also used to manipulate our real-life thoughts, words, knowledge, behaviour and actions. The digital tools (both software and hardware) are now literally shaping the new generations of humans. This is especially concerning given the fact that some of the controversial world events which took place in the last 15 years, have given Orwellian powers to governments and unethical individuals who own these tools and the “factories” which makes them.  As a result of a very unfortunate combination of events, the Internet itself is now at risk to be owned and used as a power tool for control and profit. And the most unbelievable thing about all this is that the users of Digital are not just ignorant of the dangerous digital trend used against humanity, but they’re also its messengers, happily (or unknowingly) transferring their own real life into digital format and in the process they surrender their identity…

To be perfectly clear, digital technologies by themselves are not harmful or “evil” and this is not an argument against technological developments. The real threat here is due to the way digital technologies are abused by those in power to create undesirable outcomes for billions of individuals. This is what Aaron Swartz died for, this is why numerous activists and journalists are trapped/incarcerated, this is what Snowden warned us about, and this is why we all need to wake up and stand for what is ethical! The choice is ours and the change starts at the source:

Human ego (source) -> Money (incentive/cause) -> Human Behaviour (effect) -> GESET threat (after-effect)

Conclusion & Solutions: TBA in GESET part 3.

A message to Humanity – speech by Charlie Chaplin

“Be the change you wish to see in the world!” Be good. Be ethical. Be human!

 
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Posted by on July 11, 2016 in Academic, Personal

 

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My Top200 RSS info sources for ethical activism and global research

bizarroworldThis post is for all divergent thinkers, critical thinkers, researchers, writers, ethical activists, ‘curious cats’ and pretty much anyone else interested in trying to find out what’s actually going on in this profitdriven Bizarro World we live in…I’m writing this as part of my “how-to” practical tutorial series and it focuses on the Top200 RSS information sources I’m actively using to keep up to date with the global agenda and with local developments in Roumania, Europe and the world. Please note that unless you’re a researcher, you most likely don’t need all of these sources for a “normal” periodical update, therefore feel free to select only the sources you like/require. The reason why I’m using so many sources is because for the last 5 months I’ve been working on/off on an independent (secondary) research project. Since “all the easy problems have already been solved”, I decided to try and compile a map and a report on: Highly Dangerous Global Trends & Risks to humanity. I self-started this personal project in 2014 and my goal was (and is) to:

  1. Analyse public data & media info which may be related to major threats to the well-being of people living on Earth, with a focus on Europe, particularly Roumania and Eastern Europe;
  2. Identify dangerous trends, sort and rank the main threats in the following categories: Environment, Human Society, Economy, Geo-politics and Technology;
  3. Attempt to produce accurate ethical insights which reflect the real truth, and not some profit-driven agenda (e.g. corporate/academic/governmental/private-driven agenda);
  4. Suggest viable ethical solutions using my existing and newly gained knowledge.

Therefore, in the last 5 months I read a fair amount of info from multiple sources (many of them didn’t actually make this list because of their too strong bias), and what you see below is my curated list of balanced-bias information sources. While my self-driven purpose is to find as much factual information as possible about what’s really going on, I’m well aware that the complexity is enormous and I can only cover a tiny percentage. However, based on my progress to date, I think I’m on the right track, so with a bit of luck I’m hoping to publish my first draft with my findings in the next couple of weeks.

Now to get to the “how-to” part, please note that all the web-links below are for an RSS news aggregator. (i.e. Firefox’s Live Bookmarks or Thunderbird or Liferea). For a comparison between the available RSS news aggregators please see this Wiki page. And if you’ve never used RSS feeds, then you may want to see this short tutorial for Thunderbird. (the principle is the same for all aggregators). So why am I using RSS? At first because RSS is the most efficient way to quickly go through 100s of articles per hour, and considering my goal and scope, time is of the essence. For those who are not familiar with news aggregators, please see the RSS benefits listed below (and for more info visit tutorialspoint):

  • Save time by not visiting each site individually.
  • Control the flow and quality of information you receive.
  • View and scan multiple content streams simultaneously.
  • Ensure your privacy by preventing the need to join each site’s e-mail newsletter.
  • Obtain fresh content automatically, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • Avoid missing information if you forget to check a certain site.
  • No ads (a well-configured hosts file helps. alt1; alt2).
  • All news sources in one place. For example:

Liferea_ovi So now without further ado, my Top200 RSS info sources for ethical activism and global research are:

==== RSS ROMANIA ====

(all in Roumanian, for English sources just scroll down)

Surse Principale

Mass Media Romania

Economia Romana

==== RSS EUROPE (All in English) ====

EU info sources

==== RSS WORLD ====

Earth and Environment

Essential Sources

Human Rights

Independent Info Sources

Economy and Business

Research Centres

Global Mass Media

Tech and Science

Health and Nutrition

Knowledge and Development

Prepping and Survival

Fun stuff

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Aye! arrr.. 😀

 
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Posted by on April 2, 2015 in Academic, IT stuff, Personal, Romana

 

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Open data, Open-Source and SPI for Irish SMEs

Counties of Ireland numbered.

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[posted by me 2 months ago on the Dublin Chamber of Commerce forum]

Open-source can play a very significant role in Ireland’s future and its good to know that some of you are interested in technological benefits that move things forward for the whole country, not only for an individual or a company.

An introduction to Open Data. The main goal of the project is to make it easy for people to have access to Irish government data via an innovative platform that takes a grassroots approach to get people involved in achieving a more transparent and accountable government in Ireland.  The project aims to do this by helping Irish citizens to get access to high value, machine readable data sets that have been created by the Irish government sector authorities in the normal course of their business. By having this data available in a meaningful form we can help enhance government services and open up accountability.
The Irish government, like many governments, has been a little slow in coming forward and fully embracing the idea of transparency. Rather than waiting to see what happens, the members of Open Data have taken the initiative and decided to demonstrate the virtues of open data and the great applications that can be built using readily available technologies.

Open Data will be of massive benefits to so many Irish citizens and companies alike but from my perspective, I’ll be extremely happy to gain free access to it as well. As some of you might know, I’m building a national multi-modal multi-platform public transport information system and I will release it for free to the whole country. It will route (with turn by turn directions) from any national point A to any point B only by using public transport. Its part of my final year project in DCU and I know it will help move things forward in the right direction. At least for the public transport infrastructure. This should be one of the most important goals right now, especially for the leading multinationals and the Irish Government: do whats necessary to move things forward for everyone.
(www.TMTproject.eu)

Earlier today I finished writing a very short research paper on Software Process Improvement models and the suitability of a process quality model like CMMI or ISO/IEC 29110 in the Irish SME and VSE environment. Please allow me to share some of my findings with you.

Kevin Ryan, from lero.ie (The Irish Software Engineering Research Centre) wrote the following in the IEEE Computer Society journal no.6/2008: “Information and communication technologies, particularly software, play a crucial role in the Republic of Ireland’s remarkable economic growth. The Industrial Development Authority states that nine of the world’s top 10 software companies have significant operations in Ireland, making it the largest exporter of software in the world. In 2007, Ireland exported €50 billion worth of ICT products and services. Forty percent of the packaged software and 60 percent of the business software sold in Europe originated from Ireland. ” But that was in 2007.

The downturn in the economy has changed things quite a bit since then though. Further research has showed that Ireland completely lacks a software quality culture. And without sustainable quality in any industry, a company cannot survive long past its innovative starting point or past an economic boom. The current recession clearly proved that no matter how technological innovative a company might be, if its not constantly quality compliant, then soon enough will become a not-existing entity.

SMEs are central to the Irish economy and the software development VSEs play a major role in Ireland’s economic growth. The majority of people, but especially the decision makers from all industries – the managers and CXOs, really need to let go of the old ways and understand the benefits and advantages of using (the right) Technologies that will move things forward, will bring significant ROI to their companies, and subsequently to the country! The Irish government needs to acknowledge this and do everything they can to help them have the right resources so they can help the country. Ireland has no other major industry (that I know of), to bring significant revenue, so what other way is this country going to get out of the major debt is into now? I’m happy to hear ideas, maybe we’ll even gather enough to make a difference!

 
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Posted by on July 4, 2011 in Academic, Business, IT stuff

 

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New theme + 2011 updates

I can’t believe its been a year since I created my blog…and in all this time I only wrote 2 posts! Well there is a good explanation for that and I will give details below but one of the reasons, I must admit, was my own neglectfulness for blogging.  Anyway, starting with last month, my blog has a new theme, some new widgets and soon will also have lots of info about what happened in the last year.

Well for the past year I’ve been busy making a living, working on various projects and struggling to keep up with my CAIS degree at DCU. I managed to achieve some cool things though and to mention a few:

  • OviTech.eu – gained new customers & partners, enhanced relationships with the existing ones;
  • Got a 1.1 in my 3rd year Android project @DCU, finished 3rd year with a 2.1 mark
  • Bought a car that wasn’t even road worthy, rebuilt it and now, almost a year later still runs like new
  • Worked all summer for Visual Network Systems, became proficient in virtualizaiton with VMware products, mainly ESXi 4, had some awesome fun with the VNS Dublin team
  • TMTproject.eu – my challenging Final year project @DCU for which I got a 1.1 mark
  • I can’t remember what else, if you wanna find out more, feel free to check my Uaneen portfolio with all the academic, professional and personal activities for the past 4 years.

Well that’s about it for now. Will update the other sections in the next few days and then I’ll finally be up to date with my blog…I’m more of a doer than a writer but I’m trying to improve on the latter considering I’m planning to write a book at some stage in my life so got to start “training” somewhere 🙂

 
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Posted by on July 1, 2011 in Academic, Personal

 
 
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