Coach Lou Holtz 2015 Commencement Address

Published on May 13, 2015

2015 Commencement Address at Franciscan University of Steubenville delivered by Lou Holtz, former NCAA football coach and former ESPN analyst. The coach received an honorary doctorate in Communications.

The class of 2015 was the fourth-largest in University history.
Enjoy and be inspired.

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OMNIVEILLANCE — combining omnipresence with omniscience in ubiquitous surveillance.

In discussing the “identity” or “definition” of God, Wikipedia makes this distinction: “The concept of God as described by theologians commonly includes the attributes of omniscience (infinite knowledge), omnipotence (unlimited power), omnipresence (present everywhere), and omnibenevolence (perfect goodness).” These are the four predominate attributes commonly and historically assigned exclusively to the divine nature and character.

In today’s advanced, pervasive, invasive, ubiquitous technologies, there has arisen yet another attribute that many are speaking of in terms of the near-divine: Omniveillance — which is a combination of omnipresence and omniscience.

Santa Clara Law Review – Jan.1, 2009:
“Google does not only record streets. Its high-resolution cameras are able to capture people, both outside and inside of their homes through open windows, engaged in private matters.
“Those captured by Google’s cameras are not even aware they are being recorded, as Google uses nondescript recording equipment to clandestinely  record people in their natural state. These images are then disseminated to users all over the world.
“Current privacy laws do not prevent Google from implementing a system that broadcasts live video feeds of street corners throughout America. This threat is all the more real in light of projected trends in technology and the path of future Internet developments.
“Such pervasive human monitoring is the essence of the phenomenon this article has termed ‘omniveillance.'”

“Omniveillance is a form of omnipresent and omniscient digital surveillance in public places that is broadcasted indiscriminately through-out the Internet. Due to the unselective nature of this technology, neither news-worthiness nor a person’s solitude is of any concern.”

In an article posted on CNN Money entitled, “Your face is secretly being used against you,” David Goldman writes: “Retailers and advertisers want to scan your face to identify you, track you, and market stuff to you — all without your consent.”

“Your face is the key to unlocking everything you keep private. On social media sites — particularly Facebook (FB, Tech30)– your friends, interests, location and past purchases can be linked to your photo. That a gold mine for advertisers.  Until recently, however, there was no way to link your online treasure trove of data with your offline persona. Walk into a store, and retailers had no idea who you are or how to market stuff to you. That has changed in the past couple years as facial recognition technology has become more robust. Now, your face has become the link between your offline and online presences.”

Are we sliding rapidly down a slippery slope that will take us to places of supreme secret scrutiny that we will regret once we get there?


Additional reading:

  • The Center for Advanced Studies in Science and Technology Policy: Working Paper – “The Surveillance Society”http://omniveillance.info
  • “Omniveillance, Google, Privacy in Public, and the Right to Your Digital Identity: A Tort for Recording and Disseminating an Individual’s Image over the Internet” by Josh Blackman, Assistant Professor, South Texas College of Law, Houston – http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1116776
    Social Science Research Network
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Star of Bethlehem? Jupiter and Venus converge in night sky

venus-and-jupiter-2015NASA is calling it the possible “return” of the “Star of Bethlehem” in our post-dusk western sky.

Sign of the First Coming — Season of the Second Coming?

Luke 21:25
And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring;
Joel 2:30
And I will cause wonders in the heavens and on the earth…
Galatians 4:4
But when the fullness of time had come, God sent forth his Son, born of woman, born under the law.
Romans 11:25
For I do not want you, brethren, to be uninformed of this mystery– so that you will not be wise in your own estimation– that a partial hardening has happened to Israel until the fullness of the Gentiles has come in.

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Humility Astounds the Room!

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Transparency Through Connectivity Drives IoT

ConnectedVehicles[4]“For many organizations across various industries, the future of IoT is now. Insurance companies that track drivers’ activities to make underwriting decisions are using the Internet of Things. So are medical device companies that design their products to feed data back to healthcare providers. Industrial companies that use wireless technologies, sensors and data streams to monitor their assembly lines or field-based equipment also are capitalizing on IoT.” [Whirlpool CIO: The future of IoT demands a new IT paradigm].

Tracking drivers’ activities through the Internet of Things? Really? How? Through “connected car” technology.

Increasingly, more and more late model vehicles are falling into the 4G and 5G status line. “Yes, it’s a mad, mad, mad, mobile world. And nowhere is this more true than in the multifaceted auto industry, where car manufacturers that once seemed out of touch and needed government assistance to stay afloat are introducing cutting-edge mobile tech into their vehicles. Detroit and Silicon Valley are no longer worlds apart; rather, they’re forming partnerships,” reports TechTarget.

“We’re going to see consumers be able to use the vehicle like a mobile phone: to buy apps, download apps and use the services these apps provide. A whole new ecosystem is going to be developed around this. this new ecosystem will be built around the proliferation of fourth-generation (4G) wireless. What we’re going to see with 4G is your vehicle becomes your hub; it’s going to be the hotspot of your world.”

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America — Remembered!

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Jonathan Cahn Speaks – The Washington Man of Prayer event: April 29, 2015

Prophetic Warning to America!

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_BKetoa4c3s

Over 4 million views worldwide!

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