Not all the developments we cover under the heading of "the transhumanist scrapbook" portend bad things, though it is possible, I suppose, to read into them developments of capabilities that are not benign. But this one, on its surface, promises something truly significant for those who have suffered life-debilitating injuries to their spine, and who have ended up unable to walk. Consider this story from RT shared by Mr. J.D.:

Paralyzed man walks in 1st-ever proof direct brain control possible

The essence of the experiment is in itself both breathtaking and highly suggestive;

A proof-of-concept study has just achieved monumental success: researchers in California got a paralyzed man’s legs to move, proving it’s possible to stimulate certain brain centers and make them work again.

They achieved this by using an electroencephalogram (EEG) machine, fashioned with wires. One end was connected to the brain centers in question. At the other, the signals sent by the brain arrived at electrodes attached to the paralyzed muscles. The result was an astounding success and is only the beginning of further research into brain control.

With the aid of the system, the man – a paraplegic with a spinal cord injury – was able to walk nearly four meters.

This proves that it’s not the years spent paralyzed that matters most, but the brainwaves still exerted by the brain, even when the connection to the limbs has been severed.

"Even after years of paralysis the brain can still generate robust brainwaves that can be harnessed to enable basic walking. We showed that you can restore intuitive, brain-controlled walking after a complete spinal cord injury. This non-invasive system for leg muscle stimulation is a promising method and is an advance of our current brain-controlled systems that use virtual reality or a robotic exoskeleton,” Dr. An Do, one of the lead researchers on the study from University of California in Irving, said.

Now let's indulge for a moment in our high octane speculation trademark. We've all encountered those stories concerning advances in 3D printing of organic tissue, as well as stories of advances in nanotechnology.
It thus becomes possible to envision the day when these technologies might be harnessed to produce "alternative" nerve connections - to literally grow them - inside the human body to connect directly to the brain, and to restore normal limb functionality in the case of traumatic spinal injuries. The fact that this current experiment was able to identify and successfully utilize those centers of the brain to control walking, demonstrate just how far neuroscience has come in understanding and mapping brain functions.
One can go further: with the advent of such technologies, it even becomes possible to envision the day of their utilization to repair the spinal cord itself, to engineer therapies based on these technologies.
We're along way from such capabilties of course, but the fact that this experiment was successfully performed, is a major step - quite literally - in that direction.
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. valis74 on November 1, 2015 at 9:12 pm

    The entirety of human history tells one story, any technology in human hands eventually gets turned into a weapon.

    • zendogbreath on November 2, 2015 at 11:22 pm

      any good tool is a weapon. likewise any good weapon is a tool.

      brings up a better point. how do we deal with the intent and attitude rather than the technology? the knife in the attacker’s hand is not the problem. the problem is the attacker’s intent and the cause or context of that intent.

  2. zendogbreath on November 1, 2015 at 6:53 pm

    glad i got to write it first:

    please consider Robert O Becker et al for their work in regenerative therapy.

    the hardwiring of the human brain here might have good consequences. Becker’s (and a long list of other Tesla like suppressed geniuses) work makes clear how fourth rate such good is compared to what nature offers us when we get out of the way.

  3. Aridzonan_13 on November 1, 2015 at 12:21 pm

    IMHO, this technology may be decades old. Where all the peices weren’t positioned on the the chess board for the PTB to take full advantage of the technology. That being said, I am reminded of the old Marvel Hulk Comic. Where a brain inplant was used to control the recipient. I can’t trust any of my computers or my cell phone. So, now I’m supposed to trust a brain inplant?? NOT!!

  4. Robert Barricklow on November 1, 2015 at 10:00 am

    Like Eisenhower’s beating swords into plowshares; what does the leadership of humanity fashion with technologies? Indeed, do technologies that rate low profit or monopoly potentials fall to the engineer’s cutting room floors? What technologies are given the green light? Is the dolled-up TV-Side presented;
    while the dark side receives the bulk of the steroid grants?
    In other words, is the money two-faced globalized-system leading us
    down the Potemkin primrose path; whose DOMINATE dark side is hidden?

  5. marcos anthony toledo on November 1, 2015 at 9:23 am

    The darkness is our oligarchs lust for power to use this technology to create super soldiers and slaves. Technology has always been a double edge sword to heal and to harm. Experiments along these lines have been going on from at least the last thirty to forty years.

  6. WalkingDead on November 1, 2015 at 7:01 am

    It is always good to remind ourselves that there are still beneficial derivatives from science; that it is not totally corrupt. All is not yet dark, there is still some light in the world.

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