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Prepare to Be Assimilated: Resistance Is Futile

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Dave Emory’s entire life­time of work is avail­able on a flash dri­ve that can be obtained here. [2] (The flash dri­ve includes the anti-fas­cist books avail­able on this site.)

COMMENT: As sci­ence devel­ops much faster than human ethics, sto­ries are appear­ing that could lead to despair. Indeed, some of the things we are wit­ness­ing [3] may sig­nal the end of our civ­i­liza­tion as we know it.

At a basic lev­el, we–the human race–are the same femur-crack­ing, mar­row-suck­ing nean­derthals we’ve always been. Yet tech­nolo­gies are emerg­ing that may enable the dark­est impuls­es of human nature to be con­sum­mat­ed. 

Using a brain-sig­nal cap, Uni­ver­si­ty of Wash­ing­ton researchers were able to man­i­fest a man­u­al response by trans­fer­ring an impulse OVER THE INTERNET!

Con­sid­er the impli­ca­tions of tech­nol­o­gy like this. Sol­diers and/or police could become vir­tu­al automa­tons wear­ing hel­mets incor­po­rat­ing such tech­nol­o­gy. The abil­i­ty of total­i­tar­i­an politi­cians and/or eco­nom­ic plu­to­crats to man­i­fest utter con­trol of those whom they wish to sub­ju­gate might become expo­nen­tial­ly eas­i­er.

Enjoy!

“I Am Think­ing You’ll Read this Sto­ry” by Dan Vergano; USA Today; 8/28/2013. [4]

EXCERPT: Shades of Darth Vad­er and demon­ic pos­ses­sion?

Brain researchers say that for the first time, one per­son has remote­ly trig­gered anoth­er person’s move­ment, a flick­ing fin­ger, through a sig­nal sent to him by thought.

On Aug. 12, Uni­ver­si­ty of Wash­ing­ton researcher Rajesh Rao sent the fin­ger-flick­ing brain sig­nal to his col­league, Andrea Stoc­co, in a first demon­stra­tion of human-to-human brain sig­nal­ing, a uni­ver­si­ty announce­ment said.

A video of the exper­i­ment shows Rao observ­ing a video game gun­bat­tle while wear­ing an elec­tri­cal brainsignal read­ing cap. By imag­in­ing his right fin­ger flick­ing dur­ing the game, he trig­gered a can­non-fir­ing key­stroke by Stoc­co, who sat in a dis­tant lab, wear­ing a cap designed to send mag­net­ic stim­u­la­tion sig­nals to his brain. In effect, Rao’s thought was trans­ferred across the cam­pus, via the Inter­net, to trig­ger the motion in Stoc­co. He described it as feel­ing like an invol­un­tary twitch, accord­ing to the announce­ment. . . .

. . . . “The Inter­net was a way to con­nect com­put­ers, and now it can be a way to con­nect brains,” Stoc­co said in a state­ment. . . .

. . . . Out­side researchers such as Duke University’s Miguel Nicolelis note that sim­i­lar exper­i­ments have used com­put­ers to deliv­er mag­net­ic sig­nals before, trig­ger­ing invol­un­tary motions. What is new here is the use of a sig­nal picked up from one person’s brain to spur the motion.

“What they did is like using a phone sig­nal to trig­ger a mag­net­ic jolt to the brain,” Nicolelis said. “It’s not a true brain-to-brain inter­face where you would have com­mu­ni­ca­tion of sig­nals between peo­ple. This is one-way,” Nicolelis said. “So, I would say it is a lit­tle ear­ly to declare vic­to­ry on cre­at­ing a true human brain inter­face.”