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Friday, July 29, 2016

THE OTHER FINAL FRONTIER


THE "NEXT" WARFARE DOMAIN IS YOUR BRAIN:
(always projected into "the future")

http://www.wired.com/2012/12/the-next-warfare-domain-is-your-brain/

HACKING THE HUMAN BRAIN: THE NEXT DOMAIN OF WARFARE




Photo: Joint Base Lewis McChord / Flickr


FROM THIS EXCELLECT 2012 WIRED ARTICLE:

"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 truth about this final of frontiers. 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 robotic systems."

"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 for security or humanitarian purposes, the reality is that 
misapplication of such research and technology has significant 
implications for the future of warfare."

"Recently, security expert Barnaby Jack demonstrated the vulnerability of
biotechnological systems by highlighting how easily pacemakers and implantable 
cardioverter-defibrillators (ICDs) could be hacked, raising fears about the 
susceptibility of even life-saving biotechnological implants. This vulnerability 
could easily be extended to biotechnologies that connect directly to the brain,
such as vagus nerve stimulation or deep-brain stimulation."
(Security expert Barnaby Jack died in 2013)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barnaby_Jack

"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?"
The Wired article is not just posing these facts for the sake of drama. 
It is asking the reader to just use some inference, some imagination as to the
actual possibilities.  Methods that resemble what was thought to be
something akin to "magic" but is not.

In reality there is no compunction about doing involuntary psychological
experimentation on civilians.  Unless caught all of it is sanctioned and winked at
as no big deal.  Imagine Russian, Chinese or N. Korean labor camps with
the usual in-house fanatical patriots turned loose on prisoners serving life
terms.  Those prisoners who've kept their major organs from being sold
off on the black market to the enrichment of some warlord general.

The average smug individual like I used to be has little to worry about except getting
all angry at NSA spy overreach on one hand and if we are attacked again getting
understandably angry about that.  The media feels entitled to exploit each in isolation
as if one has nothing to do with the other.  Bounced back and forth by our mainstream
and so-called alternative media, between privacy and security with one political
party having a near monopoly on the manipulation and exploitation of fear and
doom perpetual war at home and abroad.  I don't have to mention the name.
This is the party of endless financial and religious endtime all the time disruption.
The lefty rapture of the nerds global warming and climate change disasters in the
making don't compare.


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