And as a Catholic I prayed. Even in a distant land I still carry the faith. Even in the far-away home place I still believe. A Holy Friday.
And as a Catholic I prayed. Even in a distant land I still carry the faith. Even in the far-away home place I still believe. A Holy Friday.
(There are a TON of photos that go with this post with full explanations over at my travel blog: http://adventurethroughthelens.com/post/83049000641/paris-citadines-tour-eiffel-rooms-with-a )
I had the pleasure of staying at Citadines - Tour Eiffel for 3 nights during my visit to Paris. Located in the former village of Grenelle, Citadines - Tour Eiffel is in a prime location situated across from a major metro hub with tons of cafes, restaurants, and marketplaces all within walking distance. It is also quite close to the Eiffel Tower, the Seine, Invalides, and Champs des Mars. In fact, while staying there, I was able to easily take the metro across the street to Versailles (with a transfer) for the day which made things quite convenient.
The really cool thing about the hotel is that some of the rooms on the upper floors of the hotel feature really beautiful views of the Eiffel Tower.
However, what makes this hotel standout from many others is that it is known as an aparthotel or apartment hotel because it also functions as a place to stay for extended periods of time if you wish. People can stay for a few nights, a few weeks, a month, a few months, even a year if that is what they wish. This makes this a great place for families or individuals looking to relocate who may need a habitable living space centrally located in the city they are trying to relocate to. It also makes it a great place for people who are looking to try to live in a city to get a feel for the city while having the comforts of home.
An intriguing facet of staying at an aparthotel is that not only do you have the comforts that you would associate with an apartment such as a fully functional kitchen and living area but you get the amenities and benefits of hotel living as well. For example, Citadines aparthotels offer various cleaning arrangements for all guests as well as other perks that you would typically associate with staying in a hotel. Only you can enjoy these perks during your extended stay in any of the Citadines locations all over Europe and the Asia Pacific.
I had a great stay there during my time in Paris. I had the misfortune of getting quite sick with bronchitis while in Paris and the staff at Citadines Tour Eiffel were really wonderful when it came to getting me the medical help I needed and making my stay pleasant while I recovered. I really enjoyed the fact that there was a Monoprix right across the street. The Monoprix there had a huge grocery section which allowed me to buy reasonably priced groceries that I was able to store in the refrigerator. This was a great relief to my wallet since it let me save money on certain meals since I could use the kitchen in my room.
And of course, I loved the views. But that goes without saying, right? :)
I posted a ton of the views including the views from the most in-demand suite at Citadines- Tour Eiffel which features a view of the Eiffel Tower right from the bed over at my travel blog. Check it out here:
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Thursday, April 17th, was a great day for the WORLD PEACE cause, as the Geneva talks led to some agreement to lower tension in Ukraine to prevent a new Berlin wall or cold war. Thanks to all who worked on that World Peace meditation project ► https://plus.google.com/+AlexP/posts/JmzwLDsPtMP. :)
Most conflicts are due to identification with a given race or nationality, both of which are illusions ultimately. Data shows race is a social concept, not a scientific one - according to Dr. Craig Venter, one of the first to see biological proof of this by sequencing the human genome. :)
The New York Times article ► http://www.nytimes.com/2000/08/22/science/do-races-differ-not-really-genes-show.html made it clear even in 2000, after we sequenced the human genome, that race is a social construct, unsupported by scientific data.
Since 2000, many studies show within the same ethnicity/race there is often far more variation in DNA between random people than between people of 2 nationalities. Nationality is a very political social non-scientific label that has no basis in reality, since the nose, eye shape and skin-hair-eye color, appearance are just 0.01% of the DNA. Science knows of tens of thousands of human genes so far and 3 genes have a role in how much melanin we have in eyes, hair, and skin. A little melanin means white skin, blue eyes, blonde hair; more melanin means darker eyes, hair, skin. :) It's not worth having wars over such super-tiny differences. Another article from Washington University highlights the illusion of races being real too ► http://wupa.wustl.edu/record_archive/1998/10-15-98/articles/races.html.
The future is so raceless :) and peaceful as telepathy, teleportation, shapeshifting will be real and they will make appearance and nations irrelevant. Google Director of Engineering explains below in a video why we will live much longer. Naturally we will want to eliminate wars too, as they shorten our lifespan.
TELEPATHY - THIS WILL TRULY END THE IDEA OF NATIONALISM AND FIGHTS OVER LANGUAGE
NANOYOU PART 5 - The Nano Future is a 2 min video about a nanoconcept of human-human telepathy using physical technology, tiny robots that swim in our blood or brain. Using the same idea, in the future, holographic computers, made of light and/or energy, or just headbands using ultrasound as patented by Sony (for beaming videos to the brain), could assist our brains to learn to use telepathy and navigate other dimensions. The video talks about the disposable nanobots [the cellphones of the future] enabling us to become Immortal global telepaths. Computers become smaller, so smartphones will become nanobots. Forget email, texting and phone... telepathy is the future :) see, hear, smell, feel, think what others (who answer your '♥telepathy call♥') ☻☺think-feel-hear-see-smell☺☻, full communication :) Brainwaves can be recognized (every time we speak or think a word, there is a voice or brain pattern), as voice can be today, so telepathy will be natural. We'll even move beyond basic sensory + verbal telepathy to conceptual complex trans-linguistic telepathy allowing us to have a communication ☻a billion times richer and more exact than human languages today☻.
In the coming telepathy age we will communicate thru concepts, colors, images & true sensory information instead of language. It'll be a communication a billion times more exact, as you can get a nuanced version of every 'word' or 'bit of info' encoding. ☻Telepathy allows fast transfer of Immortality technologies, volumes of info as vast as the present internet processed in 1 minute by our new brains. We'll evolve to use a trans-linguistic high speed telepathy & present human languages will disappear.
Telepathy will obsolete the monetary system even, as blueprints for 'goods' (things are information patterns) are exchanged freely & as pico-technology materializing centers [within human template] provide ability to re-assemble dirt protons-neutrons into any object. We'll also be able to create perfect weather thru a planetary shield. Compassion & Peace will prevail♥.
TELEPORTATION - THE END OF NATIONS AND PHYSICAL LOCATION
Teleportation will make fixed physical location outdated and nations will disappear as a result. Anyone will be able to be anywhere. Professor Zeilinger hopes it will be possible to teleport people in a few decades, as the 7 min video explains: Visions 19 Beam me up :). Certainly ☻♥Immortal Humans♥☻ should be able to teleport, why not. :) Michio Kaku explains more teleportation in this 1 min video ► Michio Kaku on Teleportation. Nations and languages will disappear and a multi-planetary Galactic Union of Immortals - GUI :) - (extended to many planets we will terraform and colonize) will emerge.
SHAPESHIFTING - CAN BE 10 "RACES" AT ONCE WITHIN SAME DAY
Shapeshifting matter means a tablet will change into an anti-gravity flying belt & we'll overcome the tendency to look at outward appearance - looking instead at Compassionate Intelligence. :) We won't recognize people by their shape, form, gender, height, skin color, which all will be fluid and changeable, but by their kindness & IQ. :) Here is a shapeshifting gadgets 3 minute video ► Intel Claytronics (Programmable Matter) - DARPA from Intel. What is more amazing is when we can re-assemble subatomic particles some day, so that we take air, water or anything solid and shapeshift it into any material object or even nutrients in our bloodstream (eliminating the need to eat and fixing all molecular damage, curing all dis-eases, making us ☺☻♥Shimmering Immortals♥☻☺). We will then be able to 'materialize' things out of thin air. :) We will be able to shift our form :), much more than the octopus in this 1 min video: Shapeshifting Octopus, amazing camouflage
People will live much longer and want to eliminate the wars as a cause of death... Quantum computers (here is a 6 min video from Google about their potential to help us understand the multi-verse, time-travel, Immortal aliens, etc Google and NASA's Quantum Artificial Intelligence Lab) will make possible another faster billion fold increase in computation power/dollar (as the one that happened in the last 3 decades) so we will have petaflop supercomputers the size of red blood cells, nanobots that could repair cells and enable us to live for thousands of years as Google Director of Engineering explains in this 4 min clip ► Ray Kurzweil — Immortality by 2045. Already, today microrobots can do amazing things, as they travel thru our blood vessels, see this 2 min video for more info: Micro robot aids surgery
A Recent Time Magazine Cover asked if Google can solve death thru the founding of Calico, a company that aims to cure aging using Google's vast computational resources to figure out which genes cause aging, etc. Some say that this is a hundreds of millions of dollars effort over several years ► goo.gl/BFtcC2. Here is a post about Calico from the Google CEO ► goo.gl/Jge6dk. Defeating aging has been the dream of humanity for eons, but these days, with science we are getting much closer to that dream. Worms have been created that can live 6 times longer by 17 year old Laura Deming who explains her wish to bring Physical Immortality to all interested in this 5 min clip ► Laura Deming - 20U20 Episode 1. Laura has started IMMORTAL IP, a Venture Capital Fund to bring Immortality Tech faster to the mass market. Calico will inspire more companies to enter the market for curing aging and Physical Immortality therapies.
Calico is not alone. There are other billionaires, Immortality efforts, scientists who gather and discuss at congresses about connecting the soul body (not all believe in it though) with the immortal android bodies of the future. Mystics and emperors have sought physical immortality for millennia. Modern astral researchers have thought of Immortality for decades.
ASPR OBE Experiment 1983 is a 25 min video about some ESP experiments. In the video Alex Tanous explains at 7min22sec how the scientific understanding of astral energy will enable us to attain physical Immortality - just like understanding electricity brought us a lot of progress in medicine.
Ray Kurzweil wrote a book about Immortality by 2045 and TIME Magazine published an article called "2045: The Year Man Becomes Immortal" ► goo.gl/wRN64 and had a cover page about it. Body temp element transmutation nanobots (future quantum computers maybe, who knows?) can make nutrients for cells directly from air, take back waste chemicals from cells and turn these chemicals into molecules cells need, thus eliminating the need to eat. Nikola Tesla, one of the greatest geeks of all time, whose inventions are in every home with electricity, predicted one day we would live without eating. Combined with terraforming billions of barren planets, Living on Nanobot Energy eliminates any worry about agriculture land, food or space. All want Immortality♥ or at least living in perfect health. One day the trillions spent on war (that shortens our lives) will be used for nano robots and quantum computers that help us stay youthful for centuries. :)
Over time, more and more people in governments and private sectors will allocate hundreds of billions of dollars towards Immortality related projects. Some billionaires have given already hundreds of millions of dollars to stem cells research ($100 Million Gift from T. Denny Sanford Launches Sanford Stem Cell Clinical Center) and other anti-aging ventures. This process of shifting the societal focus to constructive Immortality endeavors will be done in hundreds of ways, even thru Departments of Immortality at the Government level and University Level, thru new startups that focus on anti-gravity belts or nanobots and apps able to extend lifespan. Video games will often be about how people help each other, how they find Immortality technologies and cures for aging, how they bring a World of Peace and Immortality. A culture of Immortality will emerge and pervade the contents of movies, songs, TV programs, radio, books, and all media, thus enabling us to create that reality of Immortality. Life will be valued more than anything else. :) Millions of people will dedicate their entire lives to manifesting this great Immortality future because inside we are all beings of compassion. :)
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