The transhumanist scrapbook seemed to have been on the minds of many of you this week, since many of you sent me various versions of this story, and one individual, Mr. M.L., rather wryly commented that "mineral man makes his public debut." What's all the fuss about? Well, it seems that various mad scientists have now managed to use the internet and direct brain-to-brain technologies to transmit a message without the clicking of keyboards, use of monitors, and the usual paraphernalia:

Researchers demonstrate direct brain-to-brain communication in human subjects

The actual accomplishment reads like a bad script for one of those awful SyFy channel movies (which I had the misfortune to see a few days ago, when I granted myself a rare slot of time to watch tv. Flipping through the channels I came upon something called "Sharknado". I'll leave it to the reader to imagine just how abysmally bad it was.):

"Previous studies on EEG-based brain-computer interaction (BCI) have typically made use of communication between a human brain and computer. In these studies, electrodes attached to a person’s scalp record electrical currents in the brain as a person realizes an action-thought, such as consciously thinking about moving the arm or leg. The computer then interprets that signal and translates it to a control output, such as a robot or wheelchair.



"But, in this new study, the research team added a second human brain on the other end of the system. Four healthy participants, aged 28 to 50, participated in the study. One of the four subjects was assigned to the brain-computer interface (BCI) branch and was the sender of the words; the other three were assigned to the computer-brain interface (CBI) branch of the experiments and received the messages and had to understand them.

"Using EEG, the research team first translated the greetings “hola” and “ciao” into binary code and then emailed the results from India to France. There a computer-brain interface transmitted the message to the receiver’s brain through noninvasive brain stimulation. The subjects experienced this as phosphenes, flashes of light in their peripheral vision. The light appeared in numerical sequences that enabled the receiver to decode the information in the message, and while the subjects did not report feeling anything, they did correctly receive the greetings.

"A second similar experiment was conducted between individuals in Spain and France, with the end result a total error rate of just 15 percent, 11 percent on the decoding end and five percent on the initial coding side."

While an error rate of 15 percent is not all that great, one may imagine that this will come down - probably considerably - as the technology is "perfected," and it's that prospect that may have the boys at Google and the NSA and DARPA (The Diabolically Apocalyptic Research Projects Agency, to give it the nickname a reader here, Mr. J.B., suggested we call it), rubbing their hands together and cackling with anticipation.

We've all seen the stories about the Ed Snowden affair and the NSA snooping on...well... everyone, and we've all seen the stories about the various "social media" platforms being clever plots by The Insanely Power-Hungry in such agencies and corporations being a convenient way for them to update their "control files." It was, you must admit, a masterstroke: for those platforms allow those files to be constantly updated, by the individuals themselves. Now, imagine for a moment, bringing down that error-transmission rate, wiring up your brain-to-computer interface, calibrating your home Walmart EEG machine, and sending your message to your friends on the other side of the world. It can even be marketed as a safe alternative to texting and such while driving: "stay in touch with your friends safely while driving....just THINK your message and they'll get it!"

But computers, like the internet, can be hacked, and spied on, by big multi-billion-dollar agencies and corporations... So before you buy into the latest gimmickry of alchemo-mineral-man that is barreling down the pike, just remember, those brain waves of yours could just as easily be read and the "data stored," and can just as easily be manipulated as well right down - possibly - to your memories and the emotions associated with them:

Bad Memories Turned to Happy Ones in Mice Brains

I don't know about you, but I'm beginning to think that the transhumanist light at the end of the tunnel is a train...

See you on the flip side...


Joseph P. Farrell

Joseph P. Farrell has a doctorate in patristics from the University of Oxford, and pursues research in physics, alternative history and science, and "strange stuff". His book The Giza DeathStar, for which the Giza Community is named, was published in the spring of 2002, and was his first venture into "alternative history and science".


  1. yankee phil on September 8, 2014 at 2:42 am

    Hollywood dabbles in this technology but lets not depend on the bravado of movie writers to set the CIA/NSA combination straight,you’ve all seen what’s happened to our News services. The MK ULTRA program that was run by the combination and also later the rockefeller foundation used millimeter wave broadcasting technology back in the early 70’s according to the Church committee that investigated the program and tried to bury it in 77. But it was simply reassigned and renamed and that was that. The TI’s in america that are laughed at and until just resently could not substantiate even micro wave voice to skull bio-communications claims(psychotronics)till the NSA’s enforcement arm, the U.S. Airforce, put a patent on the technology this century. Its been said that there is a neural junction in the right side of the jaw bone that the thought center sends a signal to where it connects to the speech center that helps work the muscular system involved in actual verbalization of thought. It was also said that the signal from the thought center transmitted to this external (from the brain) junction even when verbalization is not initiated. Thinking out loud happens when this connection is made without conscious thought to do so. I tried years ago to buy an oscilliscope to recreate a millimeter signal myself but found the purchase impossible to make without having more diploma’s than a german police dog(yes german police dogs get more diplomas than most lawyers I’ve known).I travelled to europe,africa, and asia and still was unable to make the purchase legally.Perhaps Gruppen Fuhrer Scorcesy could enlighten us further but a FCC employee once told me the psychotronic(microwave) bio-communication was officially refered to as intermodulation,I believe refering to finding the resonating frequency of a particular (their all different)human skull by modulating the frequency of the broadcasting signal till it’s receivable. This was alledgedly used on Sadam’s republican guard,battle hardened soldiers to get them to break down and surrender after two weeks of this bio-communication psychological bombardment. The US armys Signal corps were quite successful using this technique of playing God.Kind of funny….till they use it on you. It also gives them the use of hypnosis on unwilling subjects,the ULTRA effective brain washing technique.

    • DanaThomas on September 8, 2014 at 3:51 am

      Yes it would be annoying for certain parties if people like the readers of Gizadeathstar got ahold of “intermodulation devices” – until of course g**gle starts marketing some version of them. Example: press a key and baby stops crying and other “beneficial” applications…

  2. moxie on September 7, 2014 at 8:14 pm

    People on this planet are not ready for this tech, or atleast not yet deserving.
    I remember Tesla and his triphilia, and him talking about some sort of a core or a source..

  3. jedi on September 7, 2014 at 8:56 am

    Transcendence with Johnny Depp, “the fifth estate” and many other Hollywood films are coming out along these lines. Dark Skies is another one that focuses on em with a biblical narrative. Speaking of Biblical, Noah as well, which among other gems refutes evolution.

  4. marcos toledo on September 6, 2014 at 2:22 pm

    I would recommend the short story The Tissue Culture King by Julian Huxley eighty nine years old came out in 1925. Then there is the novel Donavan’s Brain that I only know via the movie version. Our overlords really lust to turn the rest of us into their mindless slaves. And before I forget the amnesia helmets of Killer Kane in the Buck Rogers serial.

  5. Robert Barricklow on September 6, 2014 at 2:06 pm

    Great last line!

    In, Spark: A Novel, there are Q-scanners that fire off a burst of undetectable laser beams that are able to penetrate clothing, ect., and provide molecular level feedback from a distance of fifty meters. So James Bond types are history. The new assassins are emotionally sterile people that have to carry around phone-aps of facial expressions to help them on their mission. Again humans adapting to technology; instead of the other way around. Humans slaves to money(simply a crude measurement technology); instead of mankind being its master. The frame is definitely wrong. That “system” was a seed planted long ago that has since taken root and spread death, misery, and destruction. “System Platform” is probably not of terrestrial origin. And frankly, neither is mankind, in a Peter Dale Scott “DEEP” sense(or, at least 100% of him/her).

  6. Aridzonan_13 on September 6, 2014 at 10:55 am

    The dribs and drabs of technology that leaks out is truly amazing. One must realize that we are living w/ civilization retardation. Where the 99% live in the petroleum dark ages and the Break-Away 1% are living the Star Trek TOS life style. Just how far ahead of us they are is left to SWAGs.

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