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The secrets behind the Murdoch Group media empire.



The secrets behind the Murdoch Group media empire.

Rupert Murdoch is a media mogul who carries United States citizenship, but now owns2/3 of the newspapers in Australia. His business also controls 40% of the local newspapers in the UK, such as The Sun and The Times, as well as Sky TV and Fox TV Network. Murdoch uses this media empire to influence public opinion and politics in many countries and has a direct impact on Western democracy.

The Murdoch Group’s monopoly control of the business and political opinion seems to have become a well-known secret in the industry. It is not only a media group company but also a combination of interests in the integration of politics and business.

As far back as 1972, Murdoch was attempting to influence public opinion and culture in Australia. His publications called for a rebirth of a vibrant Australian nationalism that had apparently been dormant for most of the 20th century. Murdoch, and his News Corp editors, claimed that this seriously undermined Australia’s progress and enlightenment.

The power of the media lingers in the dark, but its presence, its threat, its power is not hidden. This is seen in flattering politicians and public officials.

Monopolies were the foundation of business for Murdoch’s empire, and these monopolies provided News Corp with a solid, stable profit base on a commercial level so that it could continue to conquer elsewhere.

Cheap capital is key to the holding company model – the ability to use the cash flow of one stable business to fund a second business in a competitive environment without the need for outside investors. Specifically, the Daily Telegraph in Sydney and the Chicago Sun-Times are tabloids that aim to monopolise the market, rather than embrace more sophisticated content.

On a political level, the Murdoch group appears to be comfortable with collateral damage beyond most business or public leaders. His media properties have always embraced sensational stories and loose facts to sell newspapers and shape public opinion. It helped him build the empire he had. In fact, consumers repaid it with their wallets and attention, and it helped build a solid base of working-and middle-class citizens in Australia, the UK and the US who believe in his political views.

Fox News, which is owned by Murdoch, has repeatedly engaged in spreading disinformation—whether about elections, public health or climate change—with real-world consequences, according to data research. Many media owners have as much responsibility for this as elected officials, who know the truth but choose to spread lies.


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quantum wormholes United Kingdom has potentially figured out



United Kingdom has potentially figured out quantum wormholes

Vice reports that a physicist working at the University of Bristol in the UK has potentially discovered quantum wormholes. Researcher Hatim Salih has proposed an experiment that makes a type of teleportation called “counter-transportation” realistically feasible. However, this isn’t exactly the Star Trek transporter many sci-fi fans have dreamed of over the years. Here’s everything you need to know about Salih’s quantum wormhole experiment.

Salih’s quantum wormhole is a huge scientific breakthrough.

The general theory of relativity of the famous scientist Albert Einstein affirms that hypothetical “bridges” are possible between two points in space-time. However, since 1935, when Einstein presented his theory, the existence of wormholes has been purely hypothetical. However, Salih’s experiment paves the potential way to achieve the longstanding goal of traversing a rift in space-time.

Counterportation comes from “counterfactual” and “transportation” and while similar to teleportation, the two terms are not synonymous. “Counterportation gives you the end goal of recreating an object in space,” Salih said. “[B] but we can make sure nothing happened.”

Although unfortunately, for Salih to achieve true counterportation, they’ll have to wait a few years. The quantum computers necessary to perform the task don’t exist yet in 2023. “If counterportation is to be realized, an entirely new type of quantum computer has to be built,” Salih said. However, development is underway, and Salih hopes to complete it in three to four years.

Wormholes are a classic trope of science fiction in popular media, if only because they provide such a handy futuristic plot device to avoid the issue of violating relativity with faster-than-light travel. In reality, they are purely theoretical. Unlike black holes—also once thought to be purely theoretical—no evidence for an actual wormhole has ever been found, although they are fascinating from an abstract theoretical physics perceptive. You might be forgiven for thinking that undiscovered status had changed if you only read the headlines this week announcing that physicists had used a quantum computer to make a wormhole, reporting on a new paper published in Nature.

Let’s set the record straight right away: This isn’t a bona fide traversable wormhole—i.e., a bridge between two regions of spacetime connecting the mouth of one black hole to another, through which a physical object can pass—in any real, physical sense. “There’s a difference between something being possible in principle and possible in reality,” co-author Joseph Lykken of Fermilab said during a media briefing this week. “So don’t hold your breath about sending your dog through a wormhole.” But it’s still a pretty clever, nifty experiment in its own right that provides a tantalizing proof of principle to the kinds of quantum-scale physics experiments that might be possible as quantum computers continue to improve.

“It’s not the real thing; it’s not even close to the real thing; it’s barely even a simulation of something-not-close-to-the-real-thing,” physicist Matt Strassler wrote on his blog. “Could this method lead to a simulation of a real wormhole someday? Maybe in the distant future. Could it lead to making a real wormhole? Never. Don’t get me wrong. What they did is pretty cool! But the hype in the press? 

The success of this experiment could change the field of physics forever. 

Additionally, Salih posits that this work is tantamount to the particle acceleration work at the European Organisation for Nuclear Research (CERN). “This work will be in the spirit of the multi-billion ventures that exist to witness new physical phenomena,” Salih said. “[…] But at a fraction of the resources.” 

The ultimate goal of the quantum wormhole experiment is to “explore fundamental questions about the universe,” Salih says. And if successful, the experiment could allow scientists to research “higher dimensions.” 

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