Author: Rafael Augusto

Rafael Augusto B.L de Oliveira is a devoted Roman Catholic from Brazil. He considers himself an old soul, who enjoys traveling and the small things in life. Rafael believes, that a society with strong Christian values mixed with Objectivism is the best answer against the decline of Western Civilization. He has been influenced by the works of Ayn Rand, G.K. Chesterton, Saint Ignatius and Marcus Aurelius. If you want to know more about him check out his Blog or follow him on Twitter.

Chinese Scientists Want to Give Monkeys Human Brains

Rafael Augusto B.L. De Oliveira | @ancient_scrolls

Largely due to our intelligence, the human race was able to quickly become the ruler of planet Earth. But what if another race soon becomes as smart as us? Will our rule of the Earth be under threat?

Movie franchises like The Matrix and Planet of The Apes explore this possibility. In the first, humanity creates robots so smart that they are able to enslave us inside a simulated reality. In the latter, humans travel to a planet where apes became smarter than us and use their intelligence to rule. But now, Chinese scientists hope to bring an element of this fantasy into reality.

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Gab Takes Another Hit From Silicon Valley

Rafael Augusto B.L. De Oliveira | @ancient_scrolls

Have you ever said or done something that no matter how much backlash and disapproval you received as a result, you knew you were right? This is probably a common feeling we all have, especially considering the present PC culture. We must be cautious in our words and actions because anything we do or state can be taken out of context and used against us. 

Unfortunately, it seems that unrestricted speech is under threat from social media corporations. As the internet becomes increasingly centralized, the abuse of power by tech monopolies and governments is becoming more probable. With those concerns in mind, a group of developers at Gab decided to develop Dissenter, a commenting tool created for the purpose of improving users’ ability to speak openly on the internet.

Despite their best efforts, their attempts of gaining approval by the MSM were futile, as their platform got labeled as an “Alt-Right” social network. As a result, their extension got banned from Mozilla and Chrome extension stores. But was it fair for the MSM and Big Tech to end up labeling and ostracizing Gab’s social platform like that?

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Mr. Checkpoint Launches Campaign to Fund New DUI App

Rafael Augusto | @ancient_scrolls

The famous Mr. Checkpoint service was originally created by Sennet Devermont to report the exact location of DUI Checkpoints located in California and later on expanded to report about other types of law enforcement roadblocks such as license and immigration checkpoints. The service is now planning on taking his service to the next level by making a nationwide checkpoint reporting service with a brand-new app for Android and IOS. In order to do so, he must raise $20,000 through his GoFundMe Campaign in order to finish the development of his app.

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Chicago: The Next FinTech Cryptocurrency Powerhouse

Rafael Augusto | @ancient_scrolls

During a FinTech meeting held in Chicago on March 18th, Mayor Ralph Emmanuel made it very clear that he wants his “Windy City” to pioneer the ongoing worldwide crypto revolution.

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Surviving QuadrigaCX Co-Founder Has A Criminal Record

Rafael Augusto B.L. de Oliveira | @ancient_scrolls

When you think things can’t get any worse, they usually do. Now, 115.000 QuadrigaCX crypto investors, who trusted QuadrigaCX fintech solutions with their hard-earned money, are still waiting with empty hands for their money back or at least for some answers. Unfortunately, as the QuadrigaCX case unfolds it seems that things are getting shadier than ever. It seems that one of the co-founders have a dark past he was trying to hide by changing his name and hiring IT experts to purge his questionable past. Omar Dhanani, now known as Michael Patryn used to be a known con-artist in the US. American authorities charged and arrested him for trying to pull up numerous scams. These scams include credit-fraud, identity theft, and burglary. Continue reading “Surviving QuadrigaCX Co-Founder Has A Criminal Record”