THE BRAIN AND NATIONAL SECURITY
This one comes courtesy of Ms. P.H. and it's what my friend George Ann Hughes would call a "whopper-doozie."
Recently as most readers of this site are probably aware, President Obama made a statement in behalf of a multi-million dollar project to map the human brain and its functions. We were re-assured that this would be a step towards the healing of neurological diseases such as Alzheimers' and Parkinson's. By extension, one can imagine that perhaps such mapping would lead to a greater understanding of brain cancers.
However, when I heard this news, I could not help but think of darker applications. There exists an entire literature dedicated to flushing out the details of the CIA's Project Artichoke and MK-ULTRA mind-control programs, and it takes little imagination to see that an ability to map human brain function, neuron by neuron as it were, would constitute an immense advantage to such programs and their implied technologies. On the battlefield, for example, such knowledge would be - to use military jargon - a "force multiplier."
Or to put it in different terms, it is a national security matter.
If that sounds the highest flights of fantasy, then read this, right off what a friend of mine, Mr. J.B., called the Dumb Ass Idiots Role-Playing the Apocalypse's, otherwise known as DARPA's, website:
Better Understanding of Human Brain Supports National Security
The final paragraph of this notice says it all about the emerging technological capabilities:
"DARPA’s planned investment includes new programs to address the areas outlined and ongoing efforts designed to advance fundamental understanding of the brain’s dynamics to drive applications (Revolutionizing Prosthetics, Restorative Encoding Memory Integration Neural Device, Reorganization and Plasticity to Accelerate Injury Recovery, Enabling Stress Resistance), manufacture sensing systems for neuroscience applications (Reliable Neutral Interface Technology, Blast Gauge), and analyze large data sets (Detection and Computational Analysis of Psychological Signals)."
Doubtless an understanding of the brain's activity would greatly enhance the emerging capabilities of prosthetics, of accelerating recovery from brain injuries, but these same capabilities would, for example, enhance speedier recovery from such injuries on the battlefield, and also not only revolutionize prosthetics, but enable the creation of exoskeletal suits to enhance human capabilities, an obvious boon on the battlefield, or for domestic policing.
As for "reliable neutral interface" technology, the implications of those technologies speak for themselves, and we have covered them often enough on this website.
What remains to be noted, and asked, is that all this wondrous work is being done by an agency whose ties to the military-industrial complex are well-known, and deep. After all, its inception was under the Eisenhower Administration during the Cold War. Which leads to some interesting questions: what are the goals and objectives that are being hidden from us?
We can fairly bet that some of them will include investigations of how these emergent capabilities can be combined with, say, electromagnetic stimulation of the brain (remember Dr. Jose Delgado?).
Put another way, what DARPA is really saying is that the transhumanist agenda that Dr. Scott de Hart and I wrote about in our book (Transhumanism: A Grimoire of Alchemical Agendas) is that the transhumanist agenda - whether it issues in the "Heaven" or "Hell" versions of the "Singularity," is an official goal and national policy.
See you on the flip side.
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Regardless whether the agenda is to implement a “Heaven” or “Hell” version of the “Singularity,” the goals and policies of POTUS and his ilk are meant to take away freedoms and unalienable rights.
Some are resisting the beast, for instance, ”
U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) just today released a report – “The Legal Limit: The Obama Administration’s Attempts to Expand Federal Power” – that analyzes six instances in the last 15 months where the U.S. Supreme Court (SCOTUS) has unanimously rejected the Obama Administration’s arguments for increased federal power.”
1• Attach GPSs to a citizen’s vehicle to monitor his movements, without having any cause to believe that a person has committed a crime (United States v. Jones);
2• Deprive landowners of the right to challenge potential government fines as high as $75,000 per day and take away their ability have a hearing to challenge those fines (Sackett v. EPA);
3• Interfere with a church’s selection of its own ministers. (Hosanna-Tabor Evangelical Lutheran Church & School v. EEOC);
4• Override state law whenever the President desires. (Arizona v. United States);
5• Dramatically extend statutes of limitations to impose penalties for acts committed decades ago. (Gabelli v. SEC); and
6• Destroy private property without paying just compensation. (Arkansas Fish & Game Commission v. United States).
View or download the full report at,
“Which leads to some interesting questions: what are the goals and objectives that are being hidden from us”?
Jeeeze, where do you start. I believe that todays scientists haven’t a clue on how the brain works, just look at the inventors of it.
What’s between our ears has confounded the best minds on the planet for a very long time and I’m convinced they are no closer to understanding it.
What’s being thrown around as “research”, and what they are telling us promotes the idea that they know what they are doing.
Just another bunch of P-I-N-O-K-E-O’
I just read the post on the DARPA website it looks like psychobabble. What are these people thinking or are thinking at all. They have had problems relating with other whether at home or abroad with their follow Europeans and around the World. Americas has been for the late sixty years going a VIKING so to speak with it’s never ending wars and with trying to enslave the world with this technology we are all slaves on the plantation EARTH what nightmarish we can look forward to.
National Security has become some kind of magic wand. Wave the national Security wand and all impediments and moral questions disappear. It is almost like some cheesy B grade movies, you all know the ones. These people have almost become a characterchure of themselves.
As the inmates are in charge of, and running the asylum(of what used to be a vibrant and caring society), this just adds to the surreal nature of looking inside the inner processes of the human brain.
Berkeley Researchers Authenticate Your Identity With Just Your Brainwaves, Replace Passwords With Passthoughts
And then there’s this …
Will Big Brother read brain scans to ‘see’ who will commit future crime?
Interesting about the ‘passthought’ … What if you forget your passthought? Locked out? … or your choice of security questions: mother’s middle initial, name of favorite pet, first grade teacher? Reset ‘passthought’ …
The asylum emptied and the inmates running the town reminds me of a favorite movie, ‘King of Hearts’ (Le Roi de Cœur) with Alan Bates. We need to herd the clueless twits at the top into those dark chambers where they can cogitate their own dim thoughts while we can again “be a vibrant and caring society”, nicely said Robert.
Reminds me of Shelter Island/ movie & book; where the inmates take over the asylum and an investigator uncovers it, only to find a military black project is behind it. And the investigator bearly gets out alive, but can’t the truth out, because “they” are also in control of much more than Shelter Island.
An awakening to a nightmare that doesn’t go away, when you open your eyes the morning after.
Kind of representative of what is going on.
(This is my reading of it.)