Pentagon “Mind control” Technology coming to future “warfighter’s”

“While these capabilities might fuel conspiracy theories about government mind-reading and mind-control,that won’t be the case”.

Huh,I enjoy that they had to drop the “conspiracy theory” angle in to this article. It is true that DARPA has been at work on cybernetics and Brain/machine interfaces for quite some time. And while there is no well defined “conspiracy theory” on implementing this technology within the defense dept,if you’ve done the research and look at the trends,there is no denying that there is a well coordinated agenda to implement cybernetics and of course the Military is the leading edge of this research. It is just more prevalent and visible now. While this isn’t “Mind control” technology in the MK-ultra(behavior modification) sense,one could make the argument that this is obviously where (Real)”Super Soldier” Transhumanism research is happening.

The idea of humans controlling machines with their minds has spun off sci-fi blockbusters like “Pacific Rim” and entire subgenres of foreign film, but while today skyscraper-sized fighting robots exist only on the big screen, the Pentagon is building technology that could one day make them a reality.

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is selecting teams to develop a “neural interface” that would both allow troops to connect to military systems using their brainwaves and let those systems transmit back information directly to users’ brains.

The Next-Generation Non-Surgical Neurotechnology, or N3, program aims to combine the speed and processing power of computers with humans’ ability to adapt to complex situations, DARPA said. In other words, the technology would let people control, feel and interact with a remote machine as though it were a part of their own body.

DARPA began studying interactions between humans and machines in the 1960s, and while technology that merges the two may sound far-fetched, the organization already proved it’s possible.

The N3 program is divided into two tracks: non-invasive interfaces that sit completely outside the body, and minutely invasive interfaces that could require users to ingest different chemical compounds to help external sensors read their brain activity.The program is solely focused on designing an interface for humans to connect with technology, not the technology itself, but according to Emondi, the use cases will likely be more high stakes than controlling prosthetic limbs.

Participating teams will have four years to create a working neural interface. DARPA declined to comment on the project’s funding levels. (womp-womp,how convient...)

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Mind Transfer To A Computer Could Be Possible By 2050. TransHuman Immortality On The Way

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*Transhumanism is said to be the cutting edge of science, a science that promises eternal human”life” transferred to non biological bodies. Much like Alchemy,Transhumanism seeks to convert one state of matter to another, and being that it is mostly influenced by dogmatic science it see’s the human mind in purely mechanistic terms.

Most of Modern science agrees that The brain is simply a computer,or a tool that can be replicated and tweaked and “uploaded”. Without considering that Consciousness itself may be more than just electrical impulses and trillions of bits and bytes of data. The ultimate goal being to transcend the fragile mortal biological body. It’s an ambitious goal, but one that should take into consideration the nature of consciousness, not simply the cutting and pasting of it into another temporary “container”.

Immortality is Something that the human race has dreamt of since we understood the concept of death. But Rather than dreaming and attempting to keep our physical bodies alive forever, maybe we need to look somewhere else. What’s something that you use every day. What’s something that has incredible power similar to that of our minds. What are you looking at right now? A thought provoking article surely, but what’s displaying it? A computer; running a program. What else is our mind but a type of computer running a program?

I think the brain is like a program in the mind, which is like a computer, so it’s theoretically possible to copy the brain onto a computer and so provide a form of life after deathStephen Hawking

Many scientists and thinkers are suggesting that the answer to eternal life has literally been right in front of us for a while now. The head of British Telecom’s futurology unit stated that rapid advances in computing power would make cyber-immortality a reality within 50 years.
More recently (in 2013) one of todays great minds and Google’s director of engineering, Ray Kurzweil, suggested that the ability to transfer the entire human mind to a computer will be achievable within four decades.

Based on conservative estimates of the amount of computation you need to functionally simulate a human brain, we’ll be able to expand the scope of our intelligence a billion-fold. Ray Kurzweil

We’ve even begun to replicate the functions of a brain. In a study done by The Blue Brain project, Henry Markram and a team successfully simulated the neocortical column of a rat. A complex layer of brain tissue common to all mammals. Although we are still a ways off from replicating the human brain, it is extremely foreseeable that it will exist within many of our lifetimes. Whether it will be affordable to the masses that soon is another question. It could take time for it to become a common and affordable means to an end.

*Well…Not so Fast there, take into account that one of the leading “sources” of making such technology happen is the Pentagon’s DARPA. They most likely aren’t developing this for use by the masses, in fact quite the opposite, it would most likely be used as a tool to bait or control the masses

DARPA Cortical Modem connects the brain directly to a computer

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A brain-computer interface has been developed by the US Defence Research Projects Agency (DARPA) that is capable of laying a heads-up display over a user’s natural vision.
The “cortical modem” also holds the potential to cure sight loss and enable “electronic telepathy and telekinesis” according to noted futurist Peter Rothman, writing for H+ Magazine.

The interface provides a direct link between the brain and an external device or software through manipulation of the visual cortex.Phillip Alvelda, chief of DARPA’s Biological Technologies, told the conference how the device could replace all virtual reality glasses, such as the Oculus Rift, by bypassing the visual sensory system entirely.

DARPA has led the way in a number of futurist and transhumanist projects, including a tiny implant that assists the body’s organs in healing themselves when injured. Their mission statement has evolved over time. Today, DARPA’s mission is still “to prevent technological surprise to the US, but also to create technological surprise for our enemies.”

And Who would those Enemies be? Well read this for some insight. It doesn’t involve bearded guys hiding in caves, it involves what will be left of the masses of humanity.

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The Coming ”Brain Chip”

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The year 2015 brings a new kind of American, one that is largely unconcerned with anything other than the most basic needs of sustenance and entertainment. While, in 2007, Americans who were willing to engage the ruling class in the idea of microchipping humans were still a distinct minority, the seven years after the report has seen a major increase in the population of individuals who are indeed willing to consider the possibility.

But, while those actually concerned about the idea of a microchipped population are often bombarded with misinformation such as rumors that the AHCA contains provisions to forcibly implant microchips[1], the concerns over microchipping (mandatory and otherwise) are very real. Indeed, not only does the technology exist, it is currently being implemented. Indeed, the goal is to gradually expand the frequency and ubiquity of such technology until it becomes the norm and, eventually, a procedure enforced by law.

As the report mentions, forms of biometric identification for payment and ID have been used for years, with relatively warm reception amongst the general public despite the fact that the majority have yet to join the bandwagon.

Regardless, such technology has expanded at a rapid pace over the last ten years, intensifying its presence over the last five especially. For instance, in June 2012 it was announced by Homeland Security News Wire that researchers at the Biometric Technologies Laboratory at the University of Calgary have improved upon current commercially available biometric identification technologies to the point of creating a form of artificial intelligence capable of making decisions regarding biometric information received from a variety of different sources.The new biometric security program works by simulating the “learning patterns and cognitive processes of the brain.” The system was developed by the research and application of “neural network-based models for information fusion.”

Brain Chips

For years, many have mocked the idea of implantable microchips and cyborgs as both conspiracy theories and science fiction. Anyone who so much as mentioned these possibilities to their neighbor risked being labeled either as a religious fanatic or delusional and paranoid. However, as they have become more and more prevalent in everyday society, it has become increasingly difficult to ridicule these concepts.Scientists have recently announced the creation of an implantable device that can be placed in the brain and which will allow for the control of computers by thought. Dr. Miguel Nicolelis and company have already tested these devices in monkeys with stunningly accurate results.

Scientists have recently announced the creation of an implantable device that can be placed in the brain and which will allow for the control of computers by thought. Dr. Miguel Nicolelis and company have already tested these devices in monkeys with stunningly accurate results. In addition to allowing the user to control the computer by thought, it also allows the user to feel the virtual object it is manipulating.

In a testament to just how fast the coming cyberization of mankind has progressed, a new report published by the Daily Mail entitled, “Hitler would have loved The Singularity: Mind-blowing benefits of merging human brains and computers,” reaffirms most of what has been written about on this subject. Namely, that the merging of man and machine is much closer than the average person is willing to believe.

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Creepy Mind-Control and Mind-Controlled Technology

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The ways in which technology controls our minds may go eerily beyond our habits of blindly following GPS directions or instantly Googling something instead of thinking about it.

The technology already exists to implant and erase memories in the brain (RHIC-EDOM??), and to use one person’s mind to control another person’s actions. On the flip side of technological invasions into our minds, interesting gadgets are increasingly being invented that can be controlled with the mind, hands-free.

The machine-mind meld is a fascinating phenomenon, with something perhaps a little creepy about it.Scientists are able to implant and erase memories in rats’ brains—and maybe human brains are next?

A team led by Roberto Malinow, a neuroscientist at the University of California, San Diego, used light to activate neurons. They inserted a light-sensitive protein into the rat brain along with an implant that could produce a pulse of light. They used this method to stimulate neurons that connect a part of the brain related to fear and a part related to processing sound.
“We can make a memory of something that the animal never experienced before,” Malinow told Nature last year. Conversely, they could erase the memory by another sequence of light impulses. “We were playing with memory like a yo-yo,” Malinow said.

If one person is hooked up to a machine that picks up brain signals and another person is hooked up to a machine that stimulates part of the brain, the first person can control the other’s actions.
Researchers from the University of Washington, led by Rajesh P. N. Rao, published a study in November 2014 in PLOS One, showing experimentally that this kind of mind-control is possible.

Person A’s intention to move the right hand was picked up through an electroencephalography (EEG) cap. It was sent to a computer, which transmitted it as electric pulses to a transcranial magnetic stimulation coil on top of Person B’s head, explained Live Science. Person B’s right hand twitched. It’s not at the science-fiction level of total mind-control yet, but it’s a start.

Via Soren Dreier

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University creates first wireless, implanted brain-computer interface

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Another (not so) subtle technological development on the Transhumanist Front

Researchers at Brown University have succeeded in creating the first wireless, implantable, rechargeable, long-term brain-computer interface. The wireless BCIs have been implanted in pigs and monkeys for over 13 months without issue, and human subjects are next.

Historically BCI”s have been bulky and tethered to a computer. A tether limits the mobility of the patient, and also the real-world testing that can be performed by the researchers. Brown’s wireless BCI allows the subject to move freely, dramatically increasing the quantity and quality of data that can be gathered — instead of watching what happens when a monkey moves its arm, scientists can now analyze its brain activity during complex activity, such as foraging or social interaction. Obviously, once the wireless implant is approved for human testing, being able to move freely — rather than strapped to a chair in the lab — would be “rather empowering”.

Via Red Ice Creations

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Hacking the Human Brain: The Next Domain of Warfare

Once again to prove a point, this upcoming transhumanist type technology is first being researched and developed by the worlds most powerful military. Why? is it because they know that this type of technology if freely given to the masses could change the whole world.

It’s been fashionable in military circles to talk about cyberspace as a “fifth domain” for warfare, along with land, space, air and sea. But there’s a sixth and arguably more important warfighting domain emerging: the human brain.

This new battlespace is not just about influencing hearts and minds with people seeking information. It’s about involuntarily penetrating, shaping, and coercing the mind in the ultimate realization of Clausewitz’s definition of war: compelling an adversary to submit to one’s will. And the most powerful tool in this war is brain-computer interface (BCI) technologies, which connect the human brain to devices.

Where BCIs can provide opportunities for injured or disabled soldiers to remain on active duty post-injury, enable paralyzed individuals to use their brain to type, or allow amputees to feel using bionic limbs, they can also be exploited if hacked. BCIs can be used to manipulate … or kill.

Outside the body, recent experiments have proven that the brain can control and maneuver quadcopter drones and metal exoskeletons. How long before we harness the power of mind-controlled weaponized drones – or use BCIs to enhance the power, efficiency, and sheer lethality of our soldiers?

Given that military research arms such as the United States’ DARPA are investing in understanding complex neural processes and enhanced threat detection through BCI scan for P300 responses, it seems the marriage between neuroscience and military systems will fundamentally alter the future of conflict.

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