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TS - Internet help for greater Transparency

Oct 24, 2008 05:34 AM
by MKR

Webcasting is going to all places where audience at remote locations do not
have to or could not travel for one reason or another as well as the
synchronization issue. So you can watch live or at a later time convenient
to you, your favorite event: a lecture, a performance, a ritual, a
celebration, a meeting, etc. It is becoming very easy both physically and

The latest application is in the funeral industry. Your friend dies in
another part of the world and you could be there for the event, you can
watch on the Internet. Here is what the service provider says:

"World Wide Memorials can be setup in virtually any location with a wired or
WiFi broadband connection in just about five minutes. Family and friends are
invited by email and simply click on the link and through a high speed
connection to their PC, view the service. The system comes packaged in a
carrying case making it completely portable, allowing both the memorial
service and interment to be broadcast.

In other words everything you need to make your live web cast with high
quality video and sound comes in the bag. IT'S REALLY THAT EASY !"

Let me add. Once something is broadcast live, then it can be recorded and
stored for later viewing. I believe the above system allows the event to be
watched upto 60 days later.

When you tie this to the transparency issue, it is now very easy to let
members know what is being transacted. All business meetings at National and
International level can be live broadcast. This includes GC meetings. We
need to start thinking with an open mind. It is not enough to talk about
open mind and how it is necessary to develop spiritual perception etc. TS is
not a secret body such as Masonry and hence, since we all believe and try to
live truthfully and honestly, no one should be afraid of sunshine. Actually
sunshine is good because it will prevent backroom actions, however
well-intentioned, can be detrimental to the TS, theosophy and the interests
of the ordinary members.

As a trial, one or two sections in the West can implement it. For example
American Section has all the necessary equipment for live webcast.  Only it
may make the elected officials very nervous and uncomfortable because they
are used to doing the business behind closed doors and change such as this
is always approached with fear.

A pilot program such as the above will allow the kinks to be worked out. We
can even get free advise from local public agencies because some of them air
their proceedings in the local TV.

Humbly submitted for everyone's consideration.

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