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Defense Department Considering Implanting Chips in Brain to Counteract PTSD

Dave Emory’s entire life­time of work is avail­able on a flash dri­ve that can be obtained here. [1] (The flash dri­ve includes the anti-fas­cist books avail­able on this site.)

[2]COMMENT: With PTSD at extra­or­di­nary lev­els in the ranks of mil­i­tary vet­er­ans as a result of the decades-long con­flicts in Afghanistan and Iraq, find­ing ways to relieve the suf­fer­ing of vet­er­ans is on the front burn­er.

Note in this regard that the cur­rent brouha­ha about lag­ging treat­ment at VA hos­pi­tals is noth­ing new, to say the least. Talk to any vet. This has been going on for a long time and is sim­ply anoth­er gin­ning-up of scan­dal by the same GOP that allowed 9/11 to go for­ward (cour­tesy of the fol­low­ers of a mem­ber of the Bush fam­i­ly’s long-time busi­ness partners–the Bin Laden fam­i­ly.)

Dubya then seized on the oppor­tu­ni­ty to ful­fill his long-stand­ing goal of invad­ing Iraq.

DARPA is devel­op­ing chips to be implant­ed in the brain, in order to com­bat PTSD. While we wel­come treat­ment and con­se­quent reliev­ing of the suf­fer­ing of vets, the pos­si­bil­i­ty for abuse/mind con­trol is one to be con­tem­plat­ed.

New­er listeners/readers might want to famil­iar­ize them­selves with some of the poten­tial for mind con­trol by perus­ing AFA #‘s 5, 6 and 7 [3], as well as AFA #9 [4] (among oth­er broad­casts.)

“The Mil­i­tary Is Build­ing Brain Chips to Treat PTSD” by Patrick Tuck­er; Defense One; 5/28/2014. [5]

EXCERPT: With $12 mil­lion (and the poten­tial for $26 mil­lion more if bench­marks are met), the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, or DARPA, wants to reach deep into your brain’s soft tis­sue to record, pre­dict and pos­si­bly treat anx­i­ety, depres­sion and oth­er mal­adies of mood and mind. Teams from the Uni­ver­si­ty of Cal­i­for­nia at San Fran­cis­co, Lawrence Liv­er­more Nation­al Lab and Medtron­ic will use the mon­ey to cre­ate a cyber­net­ic implant with elec­trodes extend­ing into the brain. The mil­i­tary hopes to have a pro­to­type with­in 5 years and then plans to seek FDA approval.

DARPA’s Sys­tems-Based Neu­rotech­nol­o­gy for Emerg­ing Ther­a­pies, or SUB­NETs, [6] pro­gram draws from almost a decade of research in treat­ing dis­or­ders such as Parkinson’s dis­ease via a tech­nique called deep brain stim­u­la­tion. Low dos­es of elec­tric­i­ty are sent deep into the brain in some­what the same way that a defib­ril­la­tor sends elec­tric­i­ty to jump­start a heart after car­diac arrest.

While it sounds high-tech, it’s a crude exam­ple of what’s pos­si­ble with future brain-machine inter­ac­tion and cyber­net­ic implants in the decades ahead.

“DARPA is look­ing for ways to char­ac­ter­ize which regions come into play for dif­fer­ent con­di­tions – mea­sured from brain net­works down to the sin­gle neu­ron lev­el – and devel­op ther­a­peu­tic devices that can record activ­i­ty, deliv­er tar­get­ed stim­u­la­tion, and most impor­tant­ly, auto­mat­i­cal­ly adjust ther­a­py as the brain itself changes,” DARPA pro­gram man­ag­er Justin Sanchez said. [6]

SUB­NETs isn’t the only mil­i­tary research ini­tia­tive aimed at stim­u­lat­ing the brain with elec­tric­i­ty. The Air Force has been study­ing [7] the effects of low amounts of elec­tric­i­ty on the brain by using a non-inva­sive inter­face (a cap that doesn’t pen­e­trate into the skull.) . . . .