A few weeks ago, you might recall, I blogged about the latest diabolical gimick being cooked up in the bubbling cauldrons of Muck Pharmaceuticals, our euphemistic code name for Big Pharma. What was the gimick? Vaccines that literally modified a person's sneeze with more of the same muck. The plan is relatively simple: (1) take a vaccine, (2) sneeze, and (3) thereby spread the vaccine to other people, who may not even want it. Add this to the arm's length long list of other technologies - nano-technology, genetic engineering, CRISPR and so on - and one has a veritable witches brew of all manner of mischief. Then of course, we have the lunacy of the transhumanists who want to chip everyone (hmmm, that sounds vaguely familiar), and put computer-brain interfaces inside you and everyone will be happy and there will be population control and world peace. Think of it as "the electronic LSD trip".
The hang up of course, has been that pesky stuff called DNA.
Until now, for according to this article kindly shared by Mr. M.B., scientists at the university of Arizona have come up with... well, read for yourself:
DNA has unique electrical properties that have for years interested pioneering engineers trying to advance the development of tiny, low-cost electronic devices. Now, a research team led by scientists at Arizona State University (ASU) have developed the first controllable DNA switch to regulate the flow of electricity within a single, atomic-sized molecule—much like flipping your light switch at home, only on a scale 1000 times smaller than a human hair.
"It has been established that charge transport is possible in DNA, but for a useful device one wants to be able to turn the charge transport on and off. We achieved this goal by chemically modifying DNA," explained senior study investigator Nongjian Tao, Ph.D., professor of electrical engineering and director of the Center for Biosensors and Bioelectronics within the Biodesign Institute at ASU. "Not only that, but we can also adapt the modified DNA as a probe to measure reactions at the single-molecule level. This provides a unique way for studying important reactions implicated in disease, or photosynthesis reactions for novel renewable energy applications."
There's another statement that's important here, a little further in the article:
To accomplish their goal, the investigators modified just one of the double-stranded DNA's standard bases (A, T, C, or G) with another chemical group, called anthraquinone (Aq). Anthraquinone is a three-ringed carbon structure that can be inserted in between DNA base pairs but contains what chemists call a redox group (short for reduction, or gaining electrons, and oxidation, losing electrons).
Why is this statement important? Because it opens the door to how this new ability will be "sold" to the public: "Why, it will potentially help us be able to combat or even cure diseases with a known or suspected link to oxidation problems, cancer for example. Why, potentially, one might even be able to use the technique to repair or remake neural pathways. It's hard to tell where this might go, we're just beginning." Now lest my usual trademark high octane speculation here might seem a bit over-the-top, it should be pointed out that in the very next sentence, the technique of how this will be "sold" to the public is clearly implicated:
Redox groups are also the foundation for how our bodies'(sic) convert chemical energy through switches that send all of the electrical pulses in our brains and hearts and communicate signals within every cell that may be implicated in the most prevalent diseases.
Of course, the flip side of this switch is that if this technology impinges upon the switches "that send all of the electrical pulses in our brains and hearts" then it also has the potential to be that proverbial "kill switch" I and others have been warning about for a while.
Add this technology to the "sneeze vaccine" and voila, one has a pretty handy tool for all sorts of mischief.
So while Muck Pharmaceuticals may run commercials about this new wonder cure, also remember the darker potentials...
See you on the flip side...