Pope Francesco boarded a simple car instead of the Official Vatican Car and with a simple bouquet of flowers in His hand went to the Church to pray silently for about ten minutes in front of the Altar.
(by pio dal cin) Saturday March 9th 2013 7:00 Rome Time. With the Conclave Extra Hommnesfrom the Latin word ”cum clavem” (with key) that comes from what happened in 1270 when the people of Viterbo locked the cardinals in the City’s Palace until they reached the election of Gregory X The process to elect the new Head of the Catholic Church will begin on Tuesday March 12th. As I stated in a previous post( A fool’s prediction), trying to make a prediction is like to be able to guess the lottery numbers. Anyone can be right or wrong.
I was brought up a Christian Catholic in a very strict way. My name comes from Padre Pio da Petrelcina whom my dad met many times when he was a “small friar” battered by the Church and confined without the permission to Celebrate the Mass as he was becoming popular among the crowds for His “miracles”.
(Mons. Albino Luciani-Pope John Paul the I with my father)I met two Popes personally in my life: Pope John Paul
the I and Pope John Paul the II. (foto copyright pio dal cin 2013) During my travelling around the World, as a photojournalist I came in touch and I studied Islam, Ebraism, Buddhism and the Religion of the Native Americans, out of my curiosity of understanding where, if there is one, lies the Truth. I must admit that I wasn’t thrilled about Pope Benedict VXI; not much for His great personality and profound culture, but for the fact that he “sported” those huge golden crosses on His neck and the “fisherman ring” was big enough to buy a couple of apartments. I kept repeating to myself that “This cannot be Sacred..” Isn’t the Church supposed to support the poverty as one of the three wows?” Native Americans have a saying “If it is Sacred it must be Free..” I like this. But how many controversial, not free items are there in the Catholic Church today? Why is the Legacy of Saint Peter obliterated by scandals of the Vatican’s funds of million of Euros? I learned that the IOR (the Vatican Bank)is the most powerful bank in the whole world. This should change, in my humble opininion. Saint Francis of Assisi was called by Jesus to “Repair the Church”“Vai Francesco, ripara la mia Chiesa” and was cited here by Benedict VXI. Times are very hard and the sex scandals, Vatican Leaks and not so transparent transactions of the Church are “rocking the Boat” like never before. Given my statement that “You have to be a Fool to make a prediction of choosing a Pope”, I will have another approach and “write a letter of plead to the Holy Spirit“, asking to pick the only one I saw that fits the description of Saint Francis of Assisi: Cardinal Sean O’Malley (read His blog)
LETTER TO THE HOLY SPIRIT: I will start with this Song to the Holy Spirit, that is sung by the Cardinals upon entering the Conclave, to ask for Divine Inspiration.
Dear Holy Spirit, I am just a grain of sand in the Universe. I understand nothing about the Laws and the Forces that balance the Great Space. Many Humans call upon Your Force and Greatness. Some call You Great Spirit, other call You Holy Spirit, other do not even believe in You. During these days the Catholic Church is called to elect the Captain of the Ship. It is been very hard for me in these past years to believe that Your Holy Presence is among those walls, given all the scandals that we heard about. It is very hard to boftenelieve that the Spirit of Jesus and of Saint Peter, and Saint Francis of Assisi is behind the gold and richness ofnen shown by those who are called to be Your servants, while there are million of people who suffer in the World. So here is my humble plea: If You are really among those walls, Shed a Great LIght upon those who are called to elect the new Pope so that His ways will be as Jesus requested of simplicity and trasparency. a real Sheperd that can show the World that Jesus is still among us human beings in the way HE taught us.
by pio dal cin) I found this great article about +Google Glass project on “Marketingland.com” describing the impact that the Glass will have on the market as the project prepares to release the commercial version of the product by the end of 2013 . The “Glass” basically will allow you to see what you see now in your “Smartphone” through a pair of glasses that you are wearing. The product was publicized and +Sergey Brin co founder of +Google with +Larry Page was spotted on a New York City subway wearing the “Glass”. The following analysis by
“Marketingland.com” will explain you what the real impact will be on the way we live in the future
. The Small Screen Will Force Those To Adapt To Space Constraints
The Google Glasses will, of course, have a smaller screen than a PC. But the glasses will also have a smaller screen than any smart phone on the market. The viewing area is minimal, and it only resides on the right hand side. Because of this, everything that is rendered for Google Glass will be incredibly small. This will create a whole new medium for Web viewing and usability. Google and third-party interests will need to explore different ways to perform actions and render data.
Google will, of course, make their browser available first for use through Google Glass, and this will result in most users sticking with that browser. However, it is safe to say that new browsers will most likely be introduced later. Regardless, this will mean more market share for Google-owned browsers.
3. Less Switching Of Applications
When we are on smart phones, we often switch from app to app to accomplish an objective. With Google Glass, we can expect to start with a core set of abilities that are inherent to the operating system. Following this, applications will be introduced and their use will grow. While this is true, Google will get the first crack at developing all the functionality needed for the device, much like the advantage Apple had with the iPhone. If Google can do this well, they will limit the need for new apps and gain more control of this new market.
Most of the usability in this device is activated based on voice recognition. Google has improved their abilities here, but voice recognition and activation technology is still very new and buggy. Google will need to continue to improve and expand the capabilities of this technology to make the product successful long-term.
Google Glass is scary to everyone. You can bet Apple, Microsoft and other big players are having meetings right now (or have already) to develop an ad hoc Google Glass strategy. They are asking, “Do we create our own technology to compete? Do we look for ways to integrate? Or, do we just sit back and watch?” These companies are heavily invested in the smart phone battle right now. Google Glass means a whole new opportunity to create a new generation of devices. Each one of these companies is no doubt developing a strategic plan.
6. New Advertising
Google appears to be offering this product with no ads to start. They are generating a little revenue from the sale of the device, but they will be creating ads at some point. When they do, a new ad format will need to be developed. This is going to be a tough one for Google. Creating an ad that is non-intrusive but also one inch from someone’s face is not easy. But trust me, they will find a way.
7. More Eye-Movement Focused Applications
Google has already patented a new eye tracking technology that basically follows the eye, and thus, can control the camera. According to techradar.com, “Several methods of tracking eye movement are provided, including projecting moving objects and displaying a path, such as a zigzag or partial circle pattern, for the eye to follow.”
While at this point, this technology is only being utilized to unlock the head-mounted display, there are many more implications. This could be used to play a racing game, move a chess piece, organize an excel spread sheet or perform an action (ex., move eyes to the right for “yes” or to the left for “no”). This eye movement technology, as it is developed, will be a great help for using the device when you don’t feel like speaking. It will also allow for some fun ways to interact with different device offerings. Finally, as users become more accustomed to eye tracking technology we will see it increasingly utilized in all technologies.
8. Social Media Will Need To Adapt
Google Glass is a game changer for social media. You know it, and I know it. Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Google +, LinkedIn, FourSquare, as well as other sites, will all need to develop strategies to deal with this new technology. Will the social sites allow for easy uploads? Will they have an area of their page that shows the person’s live feed when it is turned on? Does Facebook race to create their own device? One thing is for sure, if a social media site cannot interact properly with this technology, they risk losing users. Google knows this and will undoubtedly be creating seamless integration with Google +. At this stage, it would seem that Google + has the most to gain from Google Glass.
9. GoPro Will Suffer
GoPro has been an amazing venture to watch. A simple camera with better mobility and water resistant capabilities turned into a worldwide phenomenon very quickly. Google Glass is going to be a serious competitor for GoPro. Sure, Google Glass is much bigger than just video, but the two devices can accomplish the same goals, and to me, Google Glass looks a little less bulky.
10. SEO Will Change Yet Again
While right now, it appears that the search function is limited. Google will, of course, be offering full search abilities at some point. With the incredibly small visual interface, search listings will render a small amount of data, and overall, the way results are presented will change. I don’t want to go too in-depth on this one without more information, but it is clear things will evolve to fit the technology.
Wrapping Up Predictions
These predictions are simply ideas based on my experience in Internet marketing. They may not all be right, but there is nothing wrong with considering the implications of Google Glass. I hope you found this a good read. If you disagree with these predictions, that of course, is fine. Let’s get a good discussion going below on this topic. However, I believe we can all agree that Google Glass is a game changer on many levels.
Opinions expressed in the article are those of the guest author and not necessarily Marketing Land.
Previsioni sulla politica italiana per il futuro:
Il pdl verra’ sciolto e ritorneranno a formarsi i partiti che lo hanno composto, rivendicando la loro autonomia e andando a creare nuovi poli che andranno ad allearsi a comporre nuove alleanze. La Lega si scindera’ in due o piu’ correnti altrimenti e’ destinata a perdere ben piu’ consensi, vista l’impopolarita’ di certe decisioni come quella dei ministeri al Nord che non servono assolutamente a niente rispetto ai problemi concreti della gente. Maroni diventera’ il nuovo leader del carroccio e forse anche il nuovo primo ministro del dopo berlusconi. Gli Italiani chiederanno un referendum per abrogare le ricche paghe dei parlamentari ed i loro privilegi.La sinistra privata del suo bersaglio preferito berluscono continuera’ ad arrovellarsi cercando un programma vero per governare con i suoi “dinosauri” senza riuscirci e trovera’ un nuovo bersaglio sul quale scaricare le sue frustrazioni. Grillo continuera’ a cavalcare il malcontento “monetizzando” con i banners del suo cliccatissimo blog. Infine i tre moschettieri del terzo polo continueranno a voltarsi ora a destra ora a sinistra a seconda di come tira il vento, come sono soliti a fare i voltagabbana, e in tutto questo baillame a rimetterci, come sempre saranno i poveri pensionati, i disoccupati, i cassintegrati, i giovani in cerca di lavoro per pagare un mutuo che petmetta loro di farsi una famiglia, mentre chiedendo enormi sacrifici al popolo, i parlamemtari continueranno a vivere come nababbi con le loro pensioni d’oro e le loro paghe stratosferiche, poiche’ alla fine, troveranno il sistema per non fare il referendum di cui sopra