10 Futurist Technology Predictions for Inside Sales Teams

What is AI?

AI stands for Artificial Intelligence. I prefer automated intelligence. It’s already with us in many forms. Artificial Intelligence is the intelligence exhibited by machines or software.

Algorithms helping Google to be the smartest search engine in the galaxy.

Stock markets around the world use Algos, as they call them, allowing high frequency trading using algorithms. It’s estimated that as of 2009, high frequency trading accounted for 60-73% of all US equity trading volume. So Artificial Intelligence or AI has done away with human traders.

  • Robots, at such a low price, that you can afford one to cut your grass or vacuum your carpets.
  • Cars that drive without humans. Scary.
  • Amazon’s algorithms that suggest what you should buy next, the most successful cross-selling engine on the planet.

AI is already with us and is about to go through massive growth. Before I take a look at the predictions for us, let’s have a quick look at the economics of all of this, after all, it’s money that drives everything.

The Economic Influence

The fundamental aim of all advanced economies is to increase productivity. In other words to produce more goods and services or gross domestic product (GDP) per person in the workforce. Gone are the days of cheap labour. In the UK we now have the Living Wage which has increased the old minimum wage substantially. Off-shoring to the Far East doesn’t bring cheap labour, in fact labour costs in China are rising rapidly as their industrial growth continues.

  • In the past we’ve relied on innovations and inventions to drive productivity.
  • In the 19th century, we had steam power
  • In the early 20th century, we had electricity and the motor car
  • In the late 20th and early 21st centuries, we had personal computing and the internet

All these inventions increased GDP for the countries who maximised their use.

AI is predicted to increase GDP by 1% during the years 2020 and 2030. That’s when the changes I’m going to talk about will become mainstream. Let’s go.

1. Brains in the sky

Or smart data in the cloud. Have you ever spoken to Siri or Cortana? These are embryos of this prediction. In the future all of our knowledge, our experiences, our data will be held in personal cloud storage accessible via voice control from our Smartphones. It is already. But the future knowledge will be able to learn and improve based upon what we experience, do and learn.

Think about it. Everything you ever want to know or do, the answer will be in the personal cloud. You can ask the cloud any question… anything… and it’ll answer it for you in seconds.

The implications for the Inside Sales operation are enormous. No need for training anymore. Your cloud can advise you what you need to know, can feed you information, show you how to do things at a voice command.

No need for coaching since the cloud storage will observe you and provide feedback to make you better at what you do. It’s an automated mentor, a coach always on hand to help and assist.

And it learns, it improves, you will be able to buy “boost” packs that enhance it. Can you imagine being able to perform and do anything?

There’s even talk of being able to map the human brain, digitise the output and put that in the cloud for accessibility at any time. To be able to “back up” your brain. Maybe this is a few more years away yet.

2. Robotics

Will have an enormous influence on the Inside Sales Operation. Tea fetching robots, robot cleaners. Your manager using a robot to enquire how you are, almost like a moving avatar. Window cleaning robots, compliance robots wandering the centre, observing and recording all around them.

3. The Internet of Things

Every device will be connected to the internet and will communicate with other devices.

In our home the following items have chips in them and can communicate via the internet:

  • Our Aga cooker. You can switch it on and off from a phone and if it develops an electrical fault, it tells the Aga central control of the problem.
  • Our fridge which can inform Tesco’s when we’re light on milk.
  • TVs, DVD Players, Sky Box, naturally.
  • My printer.
  • My Microsoft Band.
  • My car. The computer tells me that my service is due and simultaneously contacts the local garage who emails me to fix up an appointment.
  • Smartphones, Tablets, Kindles… but you knew they were connected.

The number of devices connected to the internet is expected to grow tenfold, from 2 billion to 25 billion, between 2010 and 2020.

What are the implications for the Inside Sales operation? Everything smelling of electrics will be connected to the internet and will be able to talk to something else. I mentioned the vending machine, but this is small ticket compared to the bands around the wrists of your Inside Sales People.

Imagine the bands feeding you information about their state of mind, their motivation, their stress levels. Do they need a break, a conversation or just someone to counsel with? We all know that the burn-out amongst Inside Sales People is high and the turnover of staff in a call centre is horrendous. Imagine being able to monitor their state of mind, how useful this would be.

4. 3D Printing

Not necessarily AI, but something that will change the way companies and individuals buy in products. Instead of buying them in, we will use the 3D Printer to make them.

From the internet comes the blueprint fed straight into the 3D Printer which makes it there and then, using some kind of polymer or liquid metal or tofu foodstuff.

So when you need a piece of equipment, you order it up on the internet, pay for the blueprint and have it printed in the office 3D printer or the resource shared with the landlord, since they’re going to start off very pricy.

5. Automated salesperson

This might sound very unusual, but you can obtain software that is intelligent and can read and respond to the written text. Imagine an email coming through, the Automated Salesperson called Lucy answers it based upon her programming algorithms and her ability to react to the written word.

She has access to everyone’s calendar, email systems and the company’s cloud of data and intelligence so can mimic the responses of a real human.

This morning I was using live chat to speak with HP about my malfunctioning printer. Questions came from her, I responded, she reacted and told me how to fix the printer. She might well have been human, she might well have been an intelligent algorithm handling the job.

More and more of these roles will migrate to algorithms and in the Inside Sales of the future much of the initial email exchanging and live chats will be dealt with in this manner. Once the customer has been qualified by the algorithm or algo as I’m going to call it from now on, it’ll pass the query onto a human who can make contact and handle the customer moving forward.

Live video chats can be accomplished with an algo. The algo will look, sound and act like a real person on the screen in front of you.

6. Algos in websites

This is the most exciting innovation for the future of the Inside Sales operations. Algos in action on websites. Already Amazon’s cross selling engine will recommend products for me, but I’m talking about advice being given by algos.

Imagine you’re an Inside Sales operation selling mortgages and associated protection products. Many companies do use humans at the moment to give the advice and complete the sale. In the future, customers will log onto the system looking for mortgage advice and they’ll get it from the algo.

The algo will imitate being human, will have all the questions needed to be asked, will call themselves Dave or Umran and will give a great service. I can see voice being added to the mix in a way difficult to distinguish from a real human. A rigidly regulated sale conducted by a computer programme.

Is it a person on the screen or is it a lip synced avatar of the algo? We’ll never know.

7. Smart Call Monitoring

This is currently available. A call monitoring system can monitor and listen to the actual call and flag up when an issue occurs. Maybe an irate customer or key words being uttered by either the customer or the sales person. This could be intercepted by the manager or recorded for coaching purposes later. A real time saver.

8. Recruitment with no Limits

It’s hard to recruit the right kind of people in the area where the Inside Sales operation lies but the future will allow you to recruit from anywhere in the world and connect them to the centre via the internet. You can now, but the future will allow this to be more effective than it is now with all the algos and AI in operation.

9. Virtual Reality

Will become a reality and ubiquitous. We already have the technology but it’ll be become cheaper and easier to move the mass of data around the lightning fast connections everyone has.

Your Inside Salesperson based in Singapore can don their headset and be in the training room in Milton Keynes, interacting with his colleagues. He can be with the manager for a one to one in the meeting room number 4.

10. Holographics

Will be beamed to these rooms and in time, you’ll think the person is actually there in front of you. But they’re not, they’re in the home office in downtown Singapore Capital City.

Think about the impact with customers. With the ability to beam your hologram anywhere, Inside Sales will need to change their name back to field sales. Now there’s a game changer.

Summary

All these predictions are based on present day facts and trends already happening. The period 2020 to 2030 will see robotics and Artificial Intelligence (AI) dominating our economies and contributing to a 1% increase in the world’s GDP through additional productivity.

For the Inside Sales operations, we will witness an enormous increase in productivity and, by the way, the HP representative on the live chat this morning was a human and she told me her name was Lucy.

Source by Paul Archer

Plasma Life Forms – Spheres, Blobs, Orbs and Subtle Bodies

Life-Like Qualities of Plasma

Bohm, a leading expert in twentieth century plasma physics, observed in amazement that once electrons were in plasma, they stopped behaving like individuals and started behaving as if they were a part of a larger and interconnected whole. Although the individual movements of each electron appeared to be random, vast numbers of electrons were able to produce collective effects that were surprisingly well organized and appeared to behave like a life form. The plasma constantly regenerated itself and enclosed impurities in a wall in the same way that a biological organism, like the unicellular amoeba, might encase a foreign substance in a cyst. So amazed was Bohm by these life-like qualities that he later remarked that he frequently had the impression that the electron sea was “alive” and that plasma possessed some of the traits of living things. The debate on the existence of plasma-based life forms has been going on for more than 20 years ever since some models showed that plasma can mimic the functions of a primitive cell.

Plasma cosmologist, Donald Scott, notes that “…a [plasma] double layer can act much like a membrane that divides a biological cell”. A model of plasma double layers (a structure commonly found in complex plasmas) has been used to investigate ion transport across biological cell membranes by researchers (See American Journal of Physics, May 2000, Volume 68, Issue 5, pp. 450-455). Researchers noted that “Concepts like charge neutrality, Debye length, and double layer [used in plasma physics] are very useful to explain the electrical properties of a cellular membrane”. Plasma physicist Hannes Alfvén also noted the association of double layers with cellular structure, as had Irving Langmuir before him, who coined the term “plasma” after its resemblance to living blood cells.

David Brin’s Sundiver also speculated on plasma life forms. This science fiction proposed a form of life existing within the plasma atmosphere of a star using complex self-sustaining magnetic fields. Similar types of plasmoid life have been proposed to exist in other places, such as planetary ionospheres or interstellar space. Gregory Benford had a form of plasma-based life exist in the accretion disk of a primordial black hole in his novel Eater.

Plasma Life Forms in Space

An international scientific team has discovered that under the right conditions, particles of inorganic dust can become organized into helical structures which can interact with each other in ways that are usually associated with organic life. Using a computer model of molecular dynamics, V N Tsytovich and his colleagues of the Russian Academy of Science showed that particles in plasma can undergo self-organization as electric charges become separated and the plasma becomes polarized in their paper entitled From Plasma Crystals and Helical Structures towards Inorganic Living Matter, published in the New Journal of Physics in August 2007.

Past studies, subject to Earth’s gravity, have shown that if enough particles are injected into a low-temperature plasma, they will spontaneously organize into crystal-like structures or “plasma crystals”. Tsytovich’s computer simulations suggest that in the gravity-free environment of space, the plasma particles will bead together to form string-like filaments which will then twist into helical strands resembling DNA that are electrically charged and are attracted to each other.

The helical structures undergo changes that are normally associated with biological molecules, such as DNA and proteins, say the researchers. They can, for instance, divide to form copies of the original structure; which then interact to induce changes in their neighbors that evolve into other new structures. The less stable structures break down over time leaving behind only the structures that are most adapted to the environment. “These complex, self-organized plasma structures exhibit all the necessary properties to qualify them as candidates for inorganic living matter”, says Tsytovich, “they are autonomous, they reproduce and they evolve”.

He adds that the ionized conditions needed to form these helical structures are common in outer space. If that is so, then it will mean that plasma life forms are the most common life form in the universe, given that plasma makes up more than 99% of our visible universe which is almost everywhere ionized. This is in stark contrast to carbon-based life forms, which according to the Rare Earth hypothesis proposed by Peter Ward and Donald Brownlee, would be rare in the universe due to a number of factors – including the need for an acceptable range of temperatures to survive. Complex carbon based life may be as rare as solid rocky bodies like the Earth in the universe.

Plasma, on the other hand, is associated with high temperatures. Plasma life forms would be much more adapted to environments which would be considered hostile to carbon-based life forms. It is possible that plasma life forms were already present in the gas and materials that formed the Earth 4.6 billion years ago. Carbon-based biomolecular life forms only appeared 1 billion years later. Tsytovich and other scientists (including Lozneanu and Sanduloviciu, discussed below) have proposed that plasma life forms, in fact, spurred development of organic carbon-based life on Earth.

In this connection, Tsytovich pointed out that plasma life forms can develop under more down to Earth conditions such as at the point of a lightning strike. The researchers hint that perhaps a plasma form of life emerged on the primordial Earth which had a highly ionized atmosphere, which then acted as the template for the more familiar organic molecules we know today. A plasma bubble could form at the end of a lightning strike and act as a mould for chemicals to conform with to form a primitive biological cell.

Plasma Life Forms in the Laboratory

This is not the first time in recent years that plasma life forms have been studied. In 2003 physicists; Erzilia Lozneanu and Mircea Sanduloviciu of Cuza University, Romania, described in their research paper Minimal Cell System created in Laboratory by Self-Organization (published in Chaos, Solitons & Fractals, volume 18, page 335), how they created plasma spheres in the laboratory that can grow, replicate and communicate – fulfilling most of the traditional requirements for biological cells. They are convinced that these plasma spheres offer a radically new explanation of how life began and proposed that they were precursors to biological evolution.

The researchers studied environmental conditions similar to those that existed on the Earth before life began, when the planet was enveloped in electric storms that caused ionized gases to form in the atmosphere. They inserted two electrodes into a chamber containing a low-temperature polarized plasma of argon – a gas in which some of the atoms have been split into negatively-charged electrons and positively-charged ions. They applied a high voltage to the electrodes, producing an arc of energy that bolted across the gap between them, like a miniature lightning strike. Sanduloviciu says this electric spark caused a high concentration of ions and electrons to accumulate at the positively charged electrode, which spontaneously formed spheres. The evolved sphere appears as a stable, self-confined, layered, luminous and nearly spherical body – much like the “orbs” described in the paranormal literature and discussed below. The amount of energy in the initial spark governed their size and lifespan. Sanduloviciu grew spheres from a few micrometers to up to three centimeters in diameter.

Lozneanu and Sanduloviciu describe a rhythmic “inhalation” of the nucleus which mimics the breathing process of living systems and results in pulsations. The spheres could replicate by splitting into two. Under the right conditions they grew bigger, taking up neutral argon atoms and splitting them into ions and electrons to replenish their boundary layers. Finally, they could communicate information by emitting electromagnetic energy, making the atoms within other spheres vibrate at a particular frequency. “This is no different from the vibrating diaphragm in a telephone which enables information to be communicated from one point to another,” says David Cohen, reporting in the journal New Scientist. This would give these plasma spheres an ability which would be described as telepathic if we did not know how electromagnetic waves worked. Sanduloviciu insists that although the spheres require high temperature to form, they can survive at lower temperatures. “That would be the sort of environment in which normal biochemical interactions occur”.

According to Sanduloviciu, these plasma spheres were the first cells on Earth, arising within electric storms, and he believes that the emergence of such spheres is a prerequisite for the evolution of biological cells. He says that the cell-like spheres could be at the origin of other forms of life we have not yet considered. “There could be life out there, but not as we know it” he says. Indeed, according to plasma metaphysics, the microscopic orbs (described in the paranormal literature) and the macroscopic subtle bodies (described in the metaphysical literature) are plasma-based life forms.

The Physical-Etheric Nucleus in Metaphysical Literature

Each subtle body has a nucleus – which metaphysicists Charles Leadbeater and Annie Besant had described as a “permanent particle” almost a century ago. Leadbeater calls the nucleus of the higher etheric double a “physical-etheric atom”. Information about the relevant subtle body is stored in this particle (its composition, frequency, structure and associative memories). In this way the experiences that the subtle body has gone through in this universe are stored or are linked to this nucleus – according to Leadbeater and Besant. The particle is analogous to DNA in the biomolecular body. DNA is referred to as a “bioparticle” in the medical literature and it stores or links vast amounts of information about a particular life-form. Hindu metaphysics describes these particles or nuclei as “bindus” and Tibetan yoga “drops”.

The physical-etheric nucleus is transferred to higher energy bodies when the subtle body dies – serving the same purposes as a “black box” flight recorder in an airplane in preserving information about a particular life’s experiences. This nucleus is also responsible for the life review in a near-death experience. According to Besant, the permanent particles are used to preserve within themselves as “powers of vibrations” (i.e. different frequencies and waveforms) the results of all experiences through which they have passed. By the end of one’s life in the physical body, the permanent particle (or physical-etheric nucleus) would have stored up “innumerable powers of vibration” (i.e. a set of waveforms of different frequencies). The particle usually resides (probably in an electromagnetic well) around the heart region of the physical-biomolecular and lower physical-etheric body.

Plasma Orbs in Paranormal Literature

In 2004 (as reported in the Physical News Update by Phil Schewe and Ben Stein) an experiment was conducted where particles in a plasma crystal arranged themselves into neat concentric shells (or rings – from a two-dimensional perspective), to a total ball diameter of several millimeters. These orderly Coulomb balls, consisting of aligned, concentric shells of dust particles, survived for long periods. This structure was described as an “onion-like architecture”. (Dark matter halos around galaxies also have similar structures.)

Paranormal analyst, Allan Danelek (in his book The Case for Ghosts) says, “One could think of orbs as ‘tiny ghosts’ moving around a room, their essence being contained within a tiny sphere of pure energy, like air inside a bubble.” This description matches the description of life-like pulsating plasma spheres generated in the laboratory by Lozneanu and Sanduloviciu. Furthermore the pulsating plasma spheres would also give readings of a fluctuating electromagnetic field. Leading ghost hunter, Joshua Warren, says “Nine times out of ten, if a mysterious field is constant and stable, it’s artificial; if it fluctuates erratically, it’s paranormal.”

According to the paranormal literature “orbs” are light anomalies that appear on photographs and video as spherical balls of light but as flashes of light to the naked eye because of their rapid speed of motion. They exhibit intentional behavior – suggesting some consciousness or awareness of the environment.

Orbs often travel in groups or clusters i.e. they exhibit swarm behavior – also a characteristic of particles in plasma – a characteristic observed by Bohm (see above). Orbs also can dart back and forth rapidly like amoebic life-forms in a Petri dish. The balls can be transparent, translucent or in a bright solid form. These are signature features of magnetic plasma which has the natural property of being able to change its degree of opacity when internal frequencies change. Magnetic plasma would also allow orbs to change their output of light or luminosity.

Looking at these balls in close-up reveals that they possess an onion-like layered structure i.e. they have concentric shells – a signature feature of plasma crystals. Danelek says, “…’true orbs’ do not reflect light the same way a dust particle or flying insect does, but are instead generally more opaque and, in some cases, even appear to have rings within them.” Experienced ghost hunter Joshua Warren (in his excellent book How to Hunt Ghosts) says, “Often, orbs appear to have a nucleus, just like a cell. The nucleus might be surrounded by ‘bands’ – concentric circles emerging from it. In fact, it might appear like an onion that’s been chopped in half.” All these characteristics are identical to plasma crystals generated in the laboratory.

Some believe that an orb is a human soul or the life force of those that once inhabited a physical-dense body. Psychics claim to be able to communicate with them on a regular basis, and ghost hunters encounter them quite frequently in photographs and video. It is thought that they are conscious spirits that have stayed behind because they feel bound to their previous life or previous location for whatever reason – a typical characteristic of “Earth-bound” physical-etheric ghosts. According to plasma metaphysics, (genuine) orbs are plasma life forms and are identical to the physical-etheric nuclei observed by metaphysicists Charles Leadbeater and Annie Besant that are released from dying persons.

According to plasma metaphysics, (genuine) orbs are the physical-etheric nuclei that are released from dying persons. Most of these nuclei exit-out of our universe through vortexes after the death of the higher physical-etheric body and are absorbed into the next higher energy body in the next universe – most frequently what metaphysicists describe as the “astral body” and the “astral plane or sphere”. However, some stay behind because of unfinished business or some psychological attachment to the physical life that just ended. These are the (genuine) orbs that we see in photographs and videos. This conclusion is consistent with the theory of some paranormal investigators that spirits may find it easier to travel from one dimension to another in the form of orbs which can move more easily (than full-blown subtle bodies) through vortexes to another universe.

A number may also get reabsorbed into the dark plasma halos that envelope human embryos to start a new life in this physical-dense universe (i.e. they reincarnate in a physical-dense body). They grow with the embryo and facilitate the morphogenesis of the physical-dense and lower physical-etheric body. As they grow they absorb more energy and particles from the ionized (physical-etheric) environment and eventually become full-blown ovoids with “subtle bodies” inside. In this particular case, the subtle body will be the (higher) physical-etheric body or the “physical-double”.

During death, the ovoid contracts into the physical-etheric nucleus (by dispersing its contents) and is released from the dying physical body after traveling through a meridian (which is associated with the lower physical-etheric body) and exits from the head to emerge as an orb with a bright nucleus. Details of this process can be found in the author’s book Our Invisible Bodies.

Interactions with Ordinary Matter

Orbs resemble plasma spheres in many ways. However, while plasma spheres generated in the laboratory are composed of standard particles (i.e. the particles described in the physicists’ Standard Model currently), orbs are composed of super (i.e. supersymmetric) collisionless dark matter particles. This allows orbs to pass through objects and walls (just like ghosts).

Dark matter in the physical-etheric universe can only interact with ordinary matter if their energy levels temporarily fall and ordinary matter condenses around them. Warren believes that since ghosts have an electrostatic field, it makes sense that particles from the atmosphere would be trapped in the field. This would form a tiny clump of particles that betrays the presence of the ghost. He says that, based on readings on electromagnetic meters during paranormal investigations, paranormal orbs carry a charge of static electricity. Dr Michael Persinger, a lab-based parapsychologist, and his colleagues demonstrated a link between strong or varying electromagnetic fields and orb activity. Orbs are also said to travel along Birkeland currents (i.e. ley or energy lines). This is another characteristic of their electromagnetic nature – which suggests that they are composed of magnetic plasma which is a good generator of electromagnetic fields and a good radiator of electromagnetic waves.

According to Warren, orbs are most active in the deep infrared region. In 1983, physicist Pierre Sikivie proposed a technique to detect invisible dark matter particles called “axions”. His technique called for a high “Q” microwave cavity, permeated by a strong static magnetic field. In the magnetic field, axions were expected to convert into microwave photons. Microwaves are in between the infrared region and radio waves in the electromagnetic spectrum. If ghosts are composed of dark matter particles, it can be hypothesized that they too would generate microwave and infrared radiation in the presence of a strong static magnetic field and even radio waves which can be received by our radios.

Subtle Bioplasma Bodies in the Metaphysical Literature

According to plasma metaphysics (see Jay Alfred, Our Invisible Bodies, 2006) the subtle bodies described in the general metaphysical literature (particularly the yoga and New

Age literature) are bioplasma bodies.

The Subtle Body is a Bioplasma Body

Subtle bodies have signature features associated with plasma. These include:

• Networks of filamentary currents (known as “nadis” or “meridians” in the metaphysical literature).

• Helical currents, aligned with the spine, which resemble helical pinches and “snakes” often found in plasma.

• Plasma vortexes (know as “chakras” in the metaphysical literature) caused by the helical movement of particles entering the bioplasma body.

• Jets or beams of collimated light that issue out from these vortexes which evidence a plasma discharge (similar to what issues out of a plasma gun).

• A magnetized plasma ovoid which surrounds and shields subtle bodies from the environment (just as the Earth is protected by the magnetosphere – a sphere composed of collisionless magnetized plasma).

• A plasma (Langmuir) sheath (know as an “auric sheath” or “auric shell” in the metaphysical literature) which encloses the ovoid.

• The ability of subtle bodies to pass through each other suggesting that they are composed of collisionless plasma.

• The ability of subtle bodies to emit light (not simply reflect them) that generate colorful halos.

• The ability of subtle bodies to change their degree of opacity – becoming transparent or translucent.

• The electrical feel of subtle bodies.

• The responsiveness of subtle bodies to electromagnetic fields.

All these features were described and documented more than 2,000 years ago, mainly in the Hindu and Chinese acupuncture literature; but also alluded to in the Buddhist and Christian scriptures and literature – long before the age of electricity and magnetism which was only sparked-off in the eighteenth century. Furthermore, the list above is not exhaustive – it is only meant to be a sample of the features of subtle bodies which unmistakably points to plasma. Details of the above observations can be found in the previous articles and books by this author.

The Spark of Life

According to plasma metaphysics, subtle bodies live in a magnetic plasma sphere (an ordinarily invisible counterpart Earth) – an environment similar to the early (physical-dense) Earth.

During in vitro fertilization the human embryo is given an electrical jolt to spark-off cell division. The purpose of this routine electrical intervention is not known. All is known is that cell division is unlikely to occur in the absence of this electrical intervention. According to plasma metaphysics (Our Invisible Bodies, 2006), this electrical spark is necessary to generate a plasma bubble which acts as a catalyst during embryogenesis. Unlike a biomolecular environment, a plasma environment allows long-range correlations, without which a 3 dimensional structure could not be projected from a 1 dimensional gene. An embryo within a human body is protected by the plasma bubble (i.e. the physical-etheric double) of the mother and inherits a bubble within this environment. (In this process, it acquires what the Qigong literature refers to as “prenatal qi”.)

Accelerated Morphogenesis of the Bioplasma Double

An embryonic bioplasma body is projected into the plasma bubble based on information in the physical-etheric double of the DNA. In fact, subtle radiation containing holographic information was observed by researchers at the Russian Academy of Science as a surprise effect during experiments when they were measuring the vibrational modes of DNA in solution using a sophisticated laser photon correlation spectrometer. According to Sue Benford, their research suggests the existence of a subtle radiation linked to physical DNA that supports the hypothesis of an intact energy field containing relevant ‘organismal information’. The Russian experiments produced different measurements when DNA was present and removed from the scattering chamber. These results were contrary to the expectations of the experimenters. After duplicating the initial experiment many times with re-calibrated equipment, the scientists were forced to accept that some new field structure existed. This embryonic bioplasma body within the plasma bubble (which contains helical currents) grows together with the physical-biomolecular body but at an accelerated rate, being aided by the long range correlations present in the plasma but absent in the biochemical field.

Morphogenesis of the Physical Biomolecular Body

There is mutual affinity between the bioplasma and physical-biomolecular bodies. In fact, the term “plasma” is derived from a Greek word meaning “to mould” and was coined by Langmuir based on his observations of the manner in which the positive column of a glow discharge tended to mould itself to the containing tube. Similarly, the bioplasma fetus wraps around the physical-biomolecular embryo while undergoing an accelerated morphogenesis (relative to the physical-biomolecular embryo).

The physical-biomolecular body therefore is cued by the bioplasma body which acts an electronic matrix and a time-resolved hologram that guides its development. The bioplasma body, in turn, acts as a mould or a template body for the development of the single-celled physical-biomolecular embryo to the adult body. This has frequently been pointed out by metaphysicists, including Leadbeater, Besant and Barbara Brennan.

Complex biological evolution could not have taken place on Earth without the aid of the templates provided by subtle bioplasma bodies which interacted with biochemical fields via weak electromagnetic fields. These bioplasma bodies are composed of high energy particles and inhabit (magnetized) plasmaspheres which share the same space and gravitational field as the physical-dense Earth. The lowest energy plasmasphere has been described by metaphysicists as the physical-etheric Earth.

Conclusion

As proposed by Tsytovich, Lozneanu and Sanduloviciu, the physical-dense plasma cell was a precursor to the biological cell in the early (physical-dense) Earth – acting as a template or mould for the biological cell to form in 3 dimensional space. However, the lightning strikes that generated the physical-dense plasma cells also generated physical-etheric plasma cells in the physical-etheric Earth. As the conditions on Earth changed and the environment became progressively less ionized, the physical-dense plasma cell was less frequently generated. However, the physical-etheric plasma cell (existing in the physical-etheric Earth) remained as it participated in the development of the biological body to which it was attached to and subsequently was transmitted together with the biological cells in various forms of reproduction – both asexual and sexual.

Copyright © Jay Alfred 2007

Source by Jay Alfred

Changes We Are Going to Experience in the SEO World in 2017

“A year can change a lot” – something very truly said. And when it comes to a world where change is occurring every other minute we need to scrutinize and review what all things needs to be addressed in order to keep moving. The world of SEO continues to change at lightning speed. SEO value is increasing everyday so there’s a high demand to figure out and rethink optimization strategies. For better optimization of strategies we need to be aware of the changes we are going to encounter in the coming time. Here are some important changes that we’ll be experiencing some time soon:

MOBILE SCREEN OPTIMIZATION

We have entered in the third screen world. The first screen involved big room size computers fashioned by Charles Babbage in 1990’s, then came in desktop screens, what we refer to as Personal computers (PCs) and now we have entered into the world where we opt for mbile phone screens for anything and everything and all this proactively works for creating a new Mobile ecosystem. So this requires to kick off on creating responsive mobile websites.

Statistical data and Facts:

• 95% smartphone users put location-based site links.

• Huge traffic can be drawn to mobile friendly sites as more than 1.5 billion users use mobiles instead of any other screen.

• A good UI (user interface) the engages good amount of prospect’s for longer period of time.

• 15% of all Internet traffic is mobile traffic, globally. (Source: Newtarget. com)

• 70% online action within an hour comes from Mobile searches. (Source: Socialmediatoday. com)

Social Media

SEO usually puts all the keywords people and more specifically targeted audience are inquiring for. Your audience is no longer in one place. People use other mediums to communicate their requirements, such as Facebook, LinkedIn, Google+, Discussion panels or forums such as Yahoo answers, Quora etc. and directly browse on web, now the trend has changed and is more on phones. Keeping this in mind, plenty of brands has grown mobile-friendly in 2015. Social media is all about building a brand and spreading awareness about the prospects. To increase your ranking in Google search you need to have good reputation on social media that implies good network and active presence on social sites. That acts as a helping hand in having a great SEO rank.

Becoming more available or Real time is the key i. e. Audio Input to Search is a preferred mode

Nowadays, people prefer audio search instead of typing keywords for search just because of its convenience factor, specially when someone is driving or is engaged in multitasking. Almost all mobile devices have a voice search function. With audio search having so much of appealing power, most of the software companies, nowadays, focuses on audio search interface. Some like Microsoft, Google, and Apple have launched their own versions of advanced voice-responsive assistants – Cortana, Google Now and Siri, respectively. Even ‘Domino’s Pizza’ has a ‘voice-ordering feature. Allo, Whatsapp, and many more. However,

1. Long tail Keywords: When people carrying out with audio search they are more likely to ask questions like why to…? How to? When to? etc. these sentences come under long tail keywords category.

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The Need For Digitising Fourah Bay College Library

INTRODUCTION

In this Information Age, Information Technology has revolutionized every aspect of human life to an extent that the present generation could be referred to as digital natives. This Information Technology has brought the world to a point of being a global in terms of information dissemination. It is against this background that Sutton(2008) envisaged “Information Technology has rapidly changed the world today.” This is evidenced in the change of cultural, social, economic and educational aspects of life. In this regard, the impact of Information Technology has been felt in the home, education, health defense and security, finance and commerce, the industry and in the office. This technological development has also had an impact on traditional information institutions such as libraries.

Information Technology’s impact on libraries in academia has been on activities concerned with in-house keeping routines such as acquisition, cataloguing, serials control, circulation of library materials, managing statistics and retrieval of information. Academic libraries are now providing their clientele with much better and effective information services through the use of Information Technology. The application of Information Technology to information management activities has resulted in the overall improvement in the performance of academic libraries.

An academic library is the nerve centre of its parent institution thereby meeting the teaching and research needs of that institution. It is established with the main focus of providing effective information service delivery for students, teaching staff, administrative and technical staff of an academic institution. In this regard, current and relevant textbooks and journals as well as reference materials constitute the collection of an academic library to match with the information needs of the curricula. In an academic library, an adequate and conducive reading environment should be provided for users and it should be properly staffed. In a nutshell, an academic library supports research work and complements the teaching/learning programme of the institution.

FOURAH BAY COLLEGE LIBRARY

Fourah Bay College Library is a three-storey building located in the centre of the campus housing various sections/departments. The functions/operations of the different departments of the Library are all geared towards one goal, thus the provision of effective service delivery in meeting the information needs of its clientele. Each department is headed by a trained and qualified professional staff supported by para-professional and non-professional staff who are all answerable to the Acting Librarian.

The lower ground floor of the Library houses the Sierra Leone Collection and Bindery. The Sierra Leone Collection houses materials written on Sierra Leone and the neighbouring countries; materials written by Sierra Leoneans; few copies of dissertations and theses; manuscripts, pamphlets and pamphlets-files; selected titles of local newspapers, Sierra Leone Gazette; Fourah Bay College and University publications; periodicals such as Sierra Leone Studies, Africana Research Bulletin, Sierra Trade Journal, Sierra Leone Language Review, Historical Journal of Sierra Leone, Sierra Leone Geographical Journal; Sierra Leone Chambers of Commerce Annual Reports; Sierra Leone Acts/Bills; CSM Reports, Parliamentary Debates and Proceedings; Annual Reports of the various Government ministries and departments; and Presidential Addresses. Attaching such importance to this department for research work, the Sierra Leone Collection is referred to as our national heritage. Located on this floor also is the Bindery which is the Conservation and Preservation Unit of the Library for the preservation of library materials to prolong their life span. It also operates commercially as a way of generating revenue for the College.

On the ground floor of the building on entering the Library are the Circulation and Cataloguing departments, American Shelf, the Librarian’s Office, the Reference Section of few stocks with a conducive reading area and a Photocopying Unit. The Circulation/Lending department of Fourah Bay College Library like all academic libraries is responsible for lending materials especially books for use outside the building or home-reading. The Circulations Desk which is adjacent to the Librarian’s Office and Reference Collection handles all lending procedures, thus charging and discharging. The Circulations staff also register new students and those desiring to become members by issuing them prepared library cards for the use of the library and its facilities. Recalling overdue books and reserving required books returned form part of the routines of the Issue Desk. The Issue Desk staff also maintain records of all materials issued for home-reading.

The operations of the Cataloguing Department which is also located in the ground floor include the classification, cataloguing and accessioning of all newly acquired materials especially books before placed on the shelves for accessibility by users. Typing and filing of catalogue cards and stamping of catalogue books with Library’s ownership stamp is also done by the staff of the Cataloguing Department. The American Shelf created by the American Embassy in collaboration with the Fourah Bay College Library is a collection of American literature, history and few titles of international magazines and provides a small reading space. Photocopying, printing, laminating as well as comb binding jobs are done on commercial basis in a rented room. This Photocopying Section located at the ground floor of the building. The entire first floor of the library houses the Periodicals Department which houses current and back issues of periodicals in almost all disciplines. These include journals, abstracts, indexes and magazines.

Lecturers, students and researchers find the Periodicals Department useful for preparing lecture notes, doing assignments and undertaking research activities. This Department also houses magazines for leisure reading as they contain information such as news items, announcements, statistical data, and advertisements about products and services. The routines carried out in the Periodicals Department include subscribing to journals, claiming back issues paid for but not yet to be received as well as missing issues, entering of received journals on kardex, preparing materials to be bound.

The Textbook Collection is partly located in the second floor of the Library and as the name implies, this department stocks recommended texts by the various faculty teaching staff in meeting the information needs of the curricula. Past examination question papers, dissertations and theses as well as prepared lecture notes by some departments form part of the Textbook Collection. This department is highly patronised by students and lecturers in enhancing teaching/learning programmes.

THE NEED FOR DITIGISING FOURAH BAY COLLEGE LIBRARY

Academic libraries should move along with the global trends of information technological development. I is therefore viewed with much optimism that digitizing Fourah Bay College Library will significally enhance its operations and improve its information service delivery. A digitized library ensures an accurate and quick information processing, storage, retrieval and accessibility. The use of computers in collecting, processing, analyzing, retrieving of information and data for dissertation to users could be seen as a great privilege enjoyed by academic libraries in this Information Aged. According to Birdsall (2009) a digitised library operates within an electronic collaborative environment to access information regardless its location. This implies that easy access to electronic publications of books and journal is feasible and possible through a digitized library system. Digitised library allows information to be accessed by an unlimited audience at the same time and anywhere.

According to the fifth maxim of Library Science asserted by S. R. Ranganathan (1931) “The library is a growing organism”. Meaning that libraries especially academic libraries in Third World countries in this Information Age should not remain static but be dynamic and move along with the global trends of technological development in terms of information processing, preservation, retrieval and dissemination. Justifiably, Fourah Bay College Library needs to adopt and adapt this trend as a way of improving the services it offers in trying to meet the needs of information seekers.

The dire need to digitize Fourah Bay College library stems from the fact a digital is one that harnesses digital technologies and infrastructure to search, collect, organise and distribute cultural, historical and scientific information whether it is text, visual images or sound. Digital libraries make it possible for electronic publications of books and journals to be accessed by an unlimited audience at the same time and anywhere. In this regard, digitising academic libraries such as Fourah Bay College Library is a necessity. Justifiably, there is dire need to digitise Fourah Bay College Library as the routines carried out manually are time-consuming as opposed to the digitised system which is very much faster and it is thus necessary to digitize Fourah Bay College Library as a way of effectively enhancing its operations. Without controversy, a digitize Fourah Bay College Library system is very much in its operations and retrieval of information and search methods involve less labour, skills and experience as well professional competence in reference queries posed by information seekers.

Digitising Fourah Bay College Library is justifiable as efficiency and effectiveness in information service delivery is ensured over the manual. A digitised library system increases speed in performing duties and subsequently increases productivity. Indisputably, such a library places the full resources it contains at the immediate disposal of the user. Realistically, improvement in the services provided by a digitised library will be on a scale impossible to achieve by manual procedures. Another point of justification in digitising Fourah Bay College Library is that the existing manual system is incapable of handling the work-load taking into account the current state of the collection in terms of size and increase in the number of users. It should be noted with concern that materials especially books are added to the collection on a daily basis and the student population of the college increases every year.

Keeping pace with the current trends in this Information Age, it is necessary to digitise Fourah Bay College Library so that it will acquire some prestige. It is a universally accepted phenomenon that libraries that have initiated a mechanised programme have attracted attention and enhanced their reputation accordingly. In this day and age, there is certainly improvement in the currency of searchable records, improvement in the currency and production of Current Awareness Bulletin, and ability to search and manipulate data in a number of different ways as a result of digitisation. In this regard, there is a need to digitise Fourah Bay College Library as the system enhances its Current Awareness Services in keeping users abreast of latest developments in their areas of interest.

As no library is self-sufficient in information resources, information sharing is facilitated as a result of digitisation. It is quite possible with the use of the computer to share the resources of Fourah Bay College Library with other libraries and information units without the problems and constraints represented by the catalogue. By digitising Fourah bay College Library, staff can learn new skills based on this new technology; tedious jobs can be delegated to machines; easier and quicker access to information; easier means of remedying typing errors; availability of shorter working hours thereby providing extra earnings for the staff.

WHAT TO AND WHY DIGITISE

Digitised academic libraries stand to benefit among other thing increased output and more productive tasks in documentation and information processing, information network enhancement and perfect control of records management and retrieval.

Taking into account the size of the Fourah Bay College Library collection, its digitisation needs adequate financing by the college administration. However, if not the Sierra Leone Collection which holds rare and important documents of historical and research value, some of which are out of print need to be digitised. By digitising the Sierra Leone Collection, the country’s cultural heritage will be well preserved for posterity. Local newspapers and some vital documents housed in the Collection are so flimsy that if they are not digitised, as years go by, there is every tendency for them to wear out and become unreadable.

The Cataloguing Department of the Library which processes newly acquired materials before placed on the shelves for accessibility needs a computerised cataloguing system that will exhibit a clear superiority over its manual counterpart. A digitised cataloguing system involves the production of catalogue cards as well as the availability of high speed printers. Unlike manual cataloguing, a digitised cataloguing system ensures improvement in work flow; more efficient work space and increased productivity is also envisaged. Depending on the availability of required funds to embark on this all-important project, the Sierra Leone Collection and the Cataloguing Department should be prioritised in digitising Fourah Bay College Library.

Staff and users will highly appreciate the immense benefits to be derived in digitising Fourah Bay College Library; new skills are learned based on this new technology. As for the staff, tedious job can be delegated to machines and typing errors can be easily remedied. Users have easier and quicker access to information thereby eliminating intermediary with a digitised library system. Some benefits of digitising academic libraries include enhancing increased output more productive tasks in documentation and information processing, information network enhancement and perfect control of records management and retrieval. According to Tedd (2009), academic librarians will acquire better control and manipulation of their work environment through the use of digitised library system. In this regard, Library needs to be suitably and adequately stocked with relevant materials to meet the information needs of the curricula, a digitised system will ensure easy selection and acquisition of materials from publishers and their vendors. The purchase of materials especially books and journals can be done online and less paper is involved in this exercise. And a major benefit of a digitised library system especially the Acquisition Department is the ability to follow up outstanding orders; the identification of publications required to develop the collection; ordering publications from appropriate suppliers; their recording on arrival; the settlement of invoices and detailed keeping of acquisition accounts.

In terms of accuracy and speed, the merits of a digitised cataloguing system far outweigh its manual counterpart. Efficient work space and increased productivity especially in the production of catalogue cards is ensured through a digitised cataloguing system. The digitisation of Fourah Bay College Library enhance its image as a credible source of relevant, timely and current information in satisfactorily meeting the needs of its clientele. In a nutshell, the digitisation of Fourah Bay College Library enhances effective information service delivery thereby attracting high patronage.

DIGITISING CHALLENGES

Notwithstanding the benefits derived in digitising Fourah Bay College Library, there are challenges equally associated with this new technology. It should be noted with great concern that as a result of financial constraints faced by the College, there has been a drastic cut in the Library budget and this has adversely affected the operations of the Library and its management. Against this back-drop, digitising Fourah Bay College Library will not be an easy undertaking as the system needs to be properly maintained and sustained.

Another challenge to be taken into consideration in digitising Fourah Bay College Library is that most users and staff lack basic training in the use of this new technology and as such, they need to be adequately skilled for the effective operations of this system. And it should therefore be borne in mind that the training of users and staff to become computer literate and proficient involves money which the Library cannot easily afford. This implies that for the programme to succeed, it must be integrated into the working lives of users and staff of the Library. Unquestionably, the Library will need help from system analysts to ensure the functionality of the system. Contracting the services of computer technicians costs money which should be regarded as financial burden on the Library. Besides, the Library will also need to acquire and maintain all necessary equipment for the system to be operational.

A challenging task in managing digitised library systems is that computers are complex, quickly changing, fragile and often incompatible. Besides, electronic records are difficult to preserve because of rapid changes in computer hardware and software. There will always be a new or improved system available that is bigger, better or less expensive than the one just purchased. The time and effort required to convert manual data to machine readable form is also a problem in implementing the system. Frequent power-cuts as well as irregular power supply pose a serious problem in digitising Fourah Bay College Library as it does not have a stand by generator to operate the system.

It should be also taken into account that a real problem during the rainy season is the threat of high intensity lightning strikes. The security of the equipment against damage is also seen as a challenge if users and staff do not acquire adequate skills in handling this technology. Another challenge associated with digitising Fourah Bay College Library is the drastic reduction of its staff thereby creating unemployment which eventually becomes a social problem.

CONCLUSION

Digitising Fourah Bay College Library is a brilliant idea taking into account the improved services which the system would bring to it. The college administration therefore, should fully support this initiative as users and staff of the library as well as the administration will immensely benefit from it. Accurate and speedy information retrieval so as to get the right information to the right person is realised when the library is digitised. In essence, undertaking such a venture is worth-while notwithstanding the pending challenges that it will bring with it. The college librarian should therefore advocate with justification so that the administration manifests high interest in funding this all-important project. In addition, the college librarian should solicit funds from other organisations, request donor agencies and be actively engaged in fund-raising activities and income-generating programmes for the realisation of this dream.

REFERENCES

Birdsall, Margaret O. (2009). Managing electronic information. New York: Prentice Hall.

Chinney, Victor M. (2007). Choosing an automated library system: a planning guide. New York: McGraw-Hill.

Findlay, George R. (2009). Managing periodicals in college libraries. Oxford: Butterworth-Heinemann.

Suttan, Milton S. (2008). A computerised library: effects and challenges. London: Routledge

Tedd, Lucy A. (2009). An introduction to computer-based library system. Chichester: John Wiley and Sons.

Source by Frederick Lavai

Analytics in Football – A Double Edged Sword

Sports as we know it today has come a long way. There were times when watching sports on television was considered a massive step forward in terms of technology. Fast forward 60 years, watching sports on television has become the most basic thing. Today we watch sports on the go on our mobile phones or any device with a screen and internet connectivity. Proud of how far we’ve come, aren’t we? Hopefully I can change your opinion on that by the end of this article.

What is sports all about? Sports is a bunch of people getting together to play a game with pre defined rules and a referee to ensure that these rules are adhered to during the passage of play. I am a sport lover and play sports all time. My love for tennis and soccer in particular cannot be defined. My issue when it came to technology and advanced analytics was with the game of soccer in particular. Soccer is such a beautiful game. The strategies that the coaching staff come up with and the way it is executed on field by the players, it actually is a thing of beauty. I was a soccer player myself (just an average one at that) and have been part of various teams. I know firsthand how strategies are built, how much thought goes into one single run of play.

Enter -> Advanced Analytics

Most of you would’ve seen the movie Moneyball. The movie was based on the book Michael Lewis wrote in 2003. It talks about how a jock turned luminary uses advanced statistics to gain a competitive edge over his better funded opponents. This book brought about a revolution is sports. Fans and boards of soccer clubs didn’t want to settle for subpar statistics or analytics anymore. What Moneyball did is, it took an old cliché – “sports are businesses” and made us move on to the next logical question – “how do we do things smarter?”

Now let’s talk about advanced analytics. Advanced analytics in today’s world plays a massive role in every business sector. Advanced analytics has been a boon for us. Moving from descriptive analytics to prescriptive analytics, we actually have come a long way. In various businesses, where the requirement is demanding, advanced analytics are of utmost importance.

When we look at soccer, its a game that does not require too much machine intelligence, it is a game that needs the human element. When you bring in analytics and technology and try to reduce the human element in the sports, it simply just crushes the spirit of the game.

Relying on analytics heavily killed the Premier Leagues long ball game and brought in the pressing, continual passing tiki-taka. Each league for that matter had its own style of play. The Premier League had the brash and brazen style of football that was termed “The way real men play football”. There were beautiful long balls, harsh tackles but all the players just sucked it up, walked it off and it was all up to the referee on the pitch to penalize the offender or not. There were arguments and fights, the passion from the fans was crazy, that was the football that screamed of passion, when players got in the face of other players not fearing punishment. The Eric Cantona’s, the Ivan Genaro Gattuso’s, the Jaap Stam’s of the football world went missing soon enough and the diving and the biting began. Then there was the tiki-taka style of football that was played in the Spanish La Liga, the silky style of play that caught everyone off guard. The legendary Pep Guardiola and his army at Barcelona were the masters of the tiki-taka. There was Real Madrid who were always a star studded line-up with excessive parts of their play relying on lightning quick counters which most often than not left the opponents stunned. There was Manchester United who had their own brand of football being managed by the legendary Sir Alex Ferguson. That United team was a team of sheer grit and character. Each of these leagues had their own beauty and the teams had their own style of play.

When you bring in excessive technology and analytics, there emerge sorry technologies like VAR (Video Assistant Referees).

There are 3 stages as to how the VAR works:

Step 1

Incident occurs

The referee informs the VAR, or the VAR recommends to the referee that a decision/incident should be reviewed.

Step 2

Review and advice by the VAR

The video footage is reviewed by the VAR, who advises the referee via headset what the video shows.

Step 3

Decision or action is taken

The referee decides to review the video footage on the side of the field of play before taking the appropriate action/decision, or the referee accepts the information from the VAR and takes the appropriate action/decision.

Now the referee can consult with VAR for basically any doubts he wants clarified. What does this do?

• Removes the human element from the game.

• Takes up excess time and brings too many stoppages within the game, a game that was previously free flowing and continuous.

This makes it similar to Formula 1 racing. The analytics which brought about the fuel weight management systems and the numerous pit stops took the continuity out of the race and viewership reduced with the increase in technology. A pretty similar trend might occur in football if this implementation becomes mandatory.

The Positive Side of Advanced Analytics in Soccer:

Analytics are not all that bad in football. Let’s take the case of when Simon Wilson joined Manchester City in 2006. Simon Wilson was a consultant for an analytics startup called Prozone initially. He joined City to start a department of analytics and hired the best data analysts under him. He wanted to change the way how data was used by football teams. He saw that, after a defeat there was no introspection as to why they had lost and what needed to be done next time. City were a mid table club at that time. In September 2008, when the club was acquired by the Abu Dhabi United Group for Development and Investment, a private-equity outfit owned by a member of the Abu Dhabi royal family, the team suddenly found itself with the resources necessary to mount a challenge for the Premier League. Today, Wilson is Manchester City’s manager of strategic performance analysis. He has five departments under him, including the team of performance analysis, which is now led by a sports scientist named Ed Sulley.

After each match, the team’s performance data would be examined. The list is extensive. Line breaks (a rugby term), ball possession, pass success rates, ball win/loss time ratio were what used to be analyzed. “Instead of looking at a list of 50 variables we want to find five, say, that really matter for our style of play,” says Pedro Marques, a match analyst at Manchester City.

“With the right data-feeds, the algorithms will output the statistics that have a strong relationship with winning and losing.” Wilson recalls one particular period when Manchester City hadn’t scored from corners in over 22 games, so his team decided to analyze over 400 goals that were scored from corners. It was noticed that about 75 percent resulted from in-swinging corners, the type where the ball curves towards the goal. The next 12 games of the next season saw City score nine goals from corner.

Teams are investing heavily in analytics today and it is working in their favor. Look at where Manchester City are today, sitting atop the Premier League table and not being threatened at all. Look at Manchester United this season, their game has been such where their possession percentages are low but their goal conversions are high. The Manchester Derby on 7th April 2018 saw United have only 35% of the possession but they managed to trump City 3-2. Each team has their set of analysts who provide inputs as per the strength of the team.

Advanced analytics is like the coin Two Face in Batman has, “Heads you die, Tails you survive!”

It can reap crazy rewards from a team’s point of view but at the same time can disrupt the lovely game by bringing in unnecessary stoppages, replays and by taking the human element out of it. The numerous replays and the different angles, show the fans if the referee has made an error or not. Let the error happen, after all to err is human. Refereeing in soccer is not an exact science and it’s all real time. Let there be arguments about a decision, let the passion in the argument come through. Do you want to watch a football match like the El Classico or the Manchester Derby and sit with your bunch of friends and say “it was a very clean game, the best team won!” Hell NO! Don’t drive the passion out of soccer with technology and analytics. Let soccer be soccer and let technology stay away!

Source by Abhimanyu Sundar

How to Become a Sexual Powerhouse of Nuclear Strength

What does it mean to be a Sexual Powerhouse? It means having the ultimate abilities in EVERY facet of your sexual potential.

There are many ways to increase your sexual energy and abilities. Some men are content with just enlarging their penis; as they feel this is all they need to please their partner. Nothing could be farther from the truth. If you don’t have the sexual stamina to go with it, what good is it? It’s like having an Italian sports-car that is being powered by a 4-cylinder engine out of some junker.

To be the ultimate sexual powerhouse, one must address all aspects of the sexual system. That is, if you want to be the best, to get the ultimate pleasure out of your sexual encounters, and to please your partner beyond belief. The true potential of a man’s sexual energy, once tapped into, will transform, not only his sexual life, but every other aspect of his life.

What does it take to, truly, be The Ultimate?

A Large Penis: A man with an above-average length and girth is not only physically dynamic and striking; but sexually has the ability to please his partner more than a man of average or below-average size.

Stamina: Being able to please your partner for hours-on-end seems impossible, now, doesn’t it? Well, the truth is out there and it can be done. Tantric exercises teach a man to have the ability to please his partner for hours.

Multi-Orgasmic: Women are multi-orgasmic, so why not men, too? The ability to have sex multiple times in one day is one key to becoming a sexual dynamo.

On-Demand Erections: Learning how to create an erection immediately is having total mind-body control over your sexual system. They say the mind is the largest sex organ. Learning how to connect that to your other sex organ(s) is part of the process of becoming a sexual powerstation that is powered by a fast-breeder nuclear reactor.

High-Seminal Volume Output and Intensity: A man who can ejaculate with an above-average volume and with a lightning intensity will not only receive more pleasure during orgasm, but it is also most impressive to his partner. It is a sign of fertility and potency.

These are some of the characteristics of a man who has truly mastered one of the greatest gifts that was bestowed upon man by nature: The ability to enjoy the most pleasurable and intense sex imaginable.

One way of getting on your way to becoming a sexual powerhouse is to add zinc to your diet. Zinc does wonders for the quantity and quality of sperm. This means more seminal volume. See, sperm need seminal fluid to use as a food source in the vagina. The more and healthier sperm you create, means a greater output.

Another tip is to strengthen your abdominal muscles. They work in conjunction with the muscles in your testicles that cause ejaculation. Weak abs means a weak ejaculation.

What we call this system of creating the ultimate sexual powerhouse is: IRON MAN PENIS. An Iron Man being a man that is the best of his class in any competition. The book, IRON MAN PENIS – The Russian System, outlines what is necessary for a man to achieve this status. Written by a Russian and an American, with years of research, and incorporating old Soviet techniques on how to get the most out of any man. Read it, use it, and become a Sexual Powerhouse.

Sincerely,

Georg von Neumann

Source by Georg Von Neumann

Just Five Minutes

A strange story surfaced about an old, downtrodden, poor husband named “Edgar Goose” who owned very little money. He told his aging wife that he decided to take their last stash of money, amounting to $10 to Las Vegas, Nevada to gamble their remaining money to see if he could turn that money into more money even though they had everything to lose. So, Edgar drove their beat up old Chevy pickup to a casino in Las Vegas. When he walked inside, he was dressed in rags. He looked around and decided to play a slot machine. At first, it took him a while to get used to playing one but he quickly caught on.

At first, he didn’t have much luck, but suddenly, when he pulled the lever down, the machine stopped at four “hearts”. The lights all around the slot machine flared and made a lot of loud dinging sounds. Then, a ton of quarters gushed out of the output tray. Edgar stared in disbelief and so did everybody else at the number of quarters clanging out of the machine. A friendly woman walked over to his machine and offered Edgar two plastic bags for him to put all of his coins inside. But Edgar wasn’t finished with the slot machine.

He inserted one of his quarters into the machine, and the slots stopped again at four hearts. More quarters fell out of the tray. Edgar was becoming a rich man quickly. After several hours, Edgar owned a small fortune of about $4,000. Then one of the undercover casino owners who had been watching him, visited Edgar at his machine, and told him threateningly, “You only have five minutes left, or we’ll take your winnings away!”

Edgar felt a cold chill, a feeling of terror that made the blood in his veins turn to ice. He had taken it personally, and he needed to fold. He lifted his bag of quarters and took his bags and cashed them in for dollars. As he left the casino, he could still hear the manager tell him he only had “five minutes left”.

At the same time, a storm had been brewing overhead, and suddenly, a lightning bolt came out of the sky and struck Edgar in the leg. He quickly fell to the pavement. People who saw the whole thing happen, rushed to him to see what they could do. Edgar had lost consciousness. In 30 minutes, he opened his eyes inside an ambulance racing toward the nearest hospital. Two paramedics had been tending to his oxygen flow and another had placed a temporary cast around his leg.
“Five minutes.” Edgar said when he partially regained his consciousness. “Five minutes… five minutes.” He kept repeating. The paramedics thought he was just in shock. When they rushed him into the hospital, Edgar kept repeating “Five minutes… “

When he was stabilized, the doctor asked him some questions, but Edgar said, “We are not guaranteed the next five minutes.”

His wife was contacted and rushed to the hospital via a neighbor’s car. When she got to the hospital, she saw Edgar in a comfortable bed. But he kept repeating “five minutes”. When he heard his wife’s voice, he opened his eyes, and said, “Only five minutes left… Only..five mi… ” Edgar fell asleep.

A minute later, Edgar opened his eyes. This time he said, “four minutes left… ” A minute later, he said, “Three minutes left..”

His wife became nervous and tried to wake Edgar. She thought he was reacting to the pain medications affecting parts of his brain.

Then, he awoke and said, “Two minutes left… “

At that point, the hospital was overshadowed by darkness, although it had been a bright shiny day at 2:15 in the afternoon. Suddenly, the hospital shook violently.
“One minute left..” Edgar said. It would be his last.

In one minute, a huge asteroid fell and hit the Earth at 10,000 miles per hour. There was no warning except for Edgar who had counted down the hours to the end of civilization.

Source by Harrington A Lackey

5 Benefits of Facade Lighting

Facade lighting is starting to see a significant increase in popularity with this innovative technology used to light up the outside of buildings to draw attention. A professional installation has the ability to be unobtrusive, discreet, and gives complete precision to light up the building to match the specific needs. Here are five benefits of using facade lighting to promote a building, bridge, or other structure:

Low-cost and eco-friendly

Facade lighting relies on the LED bulbs which run on a lot less energy compared to the halogen, incandescent, or fluorescent alternatives. This means they are cheaper to use and much more friendly to the environment. Plus, this more modern lighting technology has the ability to provide a longer life.

Less maintenance

The long life span of the LED bulbs means the amount of time and effort invested in maintenance is significantly less than the incandescent or fluorescent lighting. The low-cost and minimal maintenance means these types of lights are usually preferred in large-scale applications, such as structural lighting.

Projection range

The LED bulbs have the ability to emit more light and provide a more impressive projection range compared to most other types of bulbs. Because of the greater output per bulb it is possible to use fewer bulbs in the process of illuminated a structure, which also means less initial expense and maintenance.

High quality

LED bulbs give greater clarity and therefore the output is rated as extremely high-quality. Plus, this type of light is resilient and perfect for the outside environments.

Easy to control

The LED bulbs are best suited for facade lighting because of the complete ease in control. By connecting the lights to a series of drivers and controllers, it is a very simple process to turn the lights on and off, as well as making adjustments to the intensity and color. Plus, the most efficient set-up will rely on wireless technology to stop the wires becoming noticeable when the lights are lit up on the front or the side of the building.

Overall, the facade lighting is the perfect solution for any small or large company that wishes to highlight their business name, logo, or other mark in low-light conditions. Plus, this lighting solution is a perfect solution to illuminate and add beauty to a range of structures for a special event. The high-quality LED bulbs are the best option because of the increased flexibility, reliability, and eco-friendly nature that they are able to provide.

Source by Leo Eigenberg

In and Out About Withstand Voltage Test Equipment

The primary use of a Withstand Voltage Test Equipment is for conducting electrical safely tests which in turn ensures trustworthiness of the product and thus the safety of the person using it.

Each of these Withstand Voltage Test Equipment works on the principal of dielectric high potential (abbreviated as “Hipot”) tests which should be performed on an electric section to regulate the insulation properties.

This Withstand Voltage Test Equipment includes a hand-cranked generator which delivers high voltage and the same is calibrated rightly to its scale in Meg-ohms. The instrument is also known as “Hipot” tester and is mostly used for performing these kinds of Withstand Voltage Testing with a high voltage source and Volt/Amp meters where the testing instrument applies the required voltage to the test device and check up on the current outflow. The output currents shall trip a fault indicator. The Withstand Voltage Test Equipment has a range of 0.5 and 20 mA as a limit for the current outflow trip. This limit is typically chosen and regulate by the tester personal as per the features of the item under testing and voltage application rate. This process ensures that the tester personal select the settings such that it will not trip the tester incorrectly and also helps in identifying a setting that lessens likely damage to the device under test should an inadvertent discharge or breakdown occur.

The Withstand Voltage Test Equipment is equipped with overload protection for high outputs. While the test voltage could be AC or DC with VLF (0.01 – 0.1 Hz) or resonant frequencies (30-300 Hz) as per the suitability but in the range of the maximum voltage as per the test standard for that particular test device. The submission rate can be tuned up to manage leakage currents causing from inherent capacitive effects of the device under testing. Withstand Voltage Test Equipment do the test among conjointly insulated units of a part or energized parts and electrical ground. The Hipot test actually identifies a device’s capacity to safely operate during prescribed electrical environments. The Withstand Voltage Test Equipment is used, for both, a factory test on newly manufactured device and equipment which is used for its periodic maintenance check. The typical testing interval for such Hipot tests varies up to 60 seconds or above.

The tester should be aware of the fact that the applied voltage, rate of application and test duration totally subject to the description of the equipment which means that diverse test standards apply for consumer electronics, military electrical devices, high voltage cables, switch-gear and other devices.

Source by Allan Esposo

IMeye Review – Be A Satisfied Customer

Well the article here is an IMeye review which details about the hyped IMeye keyword tool created by the duo Tim Godfrey and Steve Clayton. This product was launched on April 8th 2010 more likely for all the ecommerce business people, internet marketers, search engine optimization professionals, CPA users and last but not the least ClickBank affiliate marketers.

What is IMeye?

IMeye is an online keyword research service. It is a paid service, you have to pay every month to continue enjoying the services of this keyword tool.

How is it different from other keyword tools?

As told earlier IMeye is an online keyword service which is web based and you will be given a user name and a password using which you will access the tool.

Another major difference between other tools and IMeye is that you can specify your requirements based on which the keywords will be returned.

For a more detailed understanding consider the example of how it works.

If you want keywords with more than 20,000 searches per month and competing pages less than 15,000 results you can specify this to the keyword tool and it will obey your orders by giving you the output which you desired or specified.

Who can use it?

SEO Marketers – Finding phrases which you can dominate instantly is as simple as a breeze.

ClickBank Affiliates – If you are a ClickBank affiliate then you just choose a product on ClickBank and then go to this IMeye tool and find the keywords which people are using to market the affiliate product that you have chosen to promote. Again making your work simple.

AdWords Marketers – Finds the cheapest and related keywords to bid on Google AdWords as low as 5 cents. This is one big advantage i really loved.

Things to worry about IMeye.

The cost of the tool is $97/month which is the only headache but when compared to the operations it does and the money you can make from this tool is really good and high, if used smartly.

Overall opinion.
It is a super tool promoting hundreds of products from different niches is now possible due to the lightning fast keyword software that will do all the work and we just grab those returned keywords and start promoting them.

Source by Kushal Kumar