Pentagon wants to “help” soldiers and seniors by implanting devices to trigger memories
February 10, 2014
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), the research arm of the military, is continuing to develop implantable brain chips, according to documents newly posted as part of the agency’s increased “transparency” policy.
The agency is seeking to develop a portable, wireless device that “must incorporate implantable probes” to record and stimulate brain activity – in effect, a memory triggering ‘black box’ device.
The process would entail placing wires inside the brain, and under the scalp, with electrical impulses fired up through a transmitter placed under the skin of the chest area. [This is NOT “the mark” foretold in Revelation 13, but this technology could lead to that. — PY]
Bloomberg first picked up the story last week, and since then several tech blogs have jumped on board, describing the technological push as part of a project to help injured soldiers, and part an initiative set up by the Obama administration to find treatments for brain disorders, such as Alzheimer’s.
In reality, this project has been ongoing for years, decades in fact. And given that the Pentagon war machine is spear-heading it, with $70m of funding, one must seriously question why the DoD suddenly gives a damn about war wounded vets, never mind everyday Americans with brain disorders.
Microchip expert Katherine Albrecht recently warned Infowars of the dangers of DARPA’s brain implant technology [CLICK ON LINK FOR VIDEO]
The documents state that rather than aid general memory loss, such a device would enable the ability to recover “task-based motor skills” like driving cars, operating machinery, tying shoe laces or even flying planes. It would also help recover memory loss surrounding traumatic events – according to the documents.
Memory loss surrounding trauma occurs for a reason, so the individual can, at some point, slowly work back toward living a normal life. One has to wonder, from this description, whether DARPA’s brain implant, would merely facilitate “patching up”, soldiers, and sending them back out to duty, as if they were defective robots.
Indeed, that is the kind of transhumanism project that DARPA revels in. Just last year it was revealed that a DARPA team has constructed a machine that functions like a human brain and would enable robots to think independently and act autonomously.
There have also long been reports of DARPA seeking to develop technology that enables military masters to literally control the brains of soldiers and make them want to fight. A 2008 report for the US military detailed this initiative, along with possible weaponry including “Pharmacological landmines” that release chemicals to incapacitate enemy soldiers and torture techniques that involve delivering electronic pulses into the brains of terror suspects.
The report, titled “Emerging Cognitive Neuroscience and Related Technologies”, detailed by Wired and the London Guardian, was commissioned by the Defense Intelligence Agency, the intelligence wing of the Department of Defense. It contains scientific research into the workings of the human mind and suggestions for the development of new war fighting technologies based upon the findings.
In a section focusing on mind control, the report states
If we can alter the brain, why not control it? […] One potential use involves making soldiers want to fight. Conversely, how can we disrupt the enemy’s motivation to fight? […] How can we make people trust us more? What if we could help the brain to remove fear or pain? Is there a way to make the enemy obey our commands?
It concludes that “drugs can be utilized to achieve abnormal, diseased, or disordered psychology” and also suggests that scanners able to read the intentions or memories of soldiers could be developed.
The report clearly does not rule out the use of such mind scanning technology on civilians as it suggests that “In situations where it is important to win the hearts and minds of the local populace, it would be useful to know if they understand the information being given them.”
It also suggests that the technology will one day have applications in counter-terrorism and crime-fighting and “might be good enough to help identify people at a checkpoint or counter who are afraid or anxious.”
The notion of “recording” brain activity is also something that DARPA has long sought to master. The concept may seem completely outlandish, yet it has been the central focus of DARPA activities for some time with projects such as LifeLog, which seeks to gain a multimedia, digital record of everywhere a person goes and everything they see, hear, read, say and touch.
Wired Magazine has reported:
On the surface, the project seems like the latest in a long line of DARPA’s “blue sky” research efforts, most of which never make it out of the lab. But DARPA is currently asking businesses and universities for research proposals to begin moving LifeLog forward.
“What national security experts and civil libertarians want to know is, why would the Defense Department want to do such a thing?” the article asks. The answer lies in the stated goal of the US military – “Total Spectrum Dominance”.
Furthermore, assertions that the neuro technology would not be in any way dominant over a person’s capacity to think, does not tally with DARPA’s Brain Machine Interfaces enterprise, a $24 million project reported on in the August 5, 2003 Boston Globe.
The project is developing technology that “promises to directly read thoughts from a living brain – and even instill thoughts as well… It does not take much imagination to see in this the makings of a matrix-like cyberpunk dystopia: chips that impose false memories, machines that scan for wayward thoughts, cognitively augmented government security forces that impose a ruthless order on a recalcitrant population.” The Globe reported.
It is also well documented that the military and the federal government have been dabbling in mind control and manipulation experimentation for decades.
Brain implants are a very scary proposition, however, and selling such a thing to veterans, and especially to the wider American populace, may be a harder task than selling them a pill to pop. Which is why some, including one former DARPA director and now a Google executive, have also been developing devices such as edible chips and e-tattoos.
Transhumanism is trendy!
Steve Watson is the London based writer and editor for Alex Jones’ Infowars.com, and Prisonplanet.com. He has a Masters Degree in International Relations from the School of Politics at The University of Nottingham, and a Bachelor Of Arts Degree in Literature and Creative Writing from Nottingham Trent University.
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I’m going to go out on a limb here and point out this possible prophecy connection …
“The beast was given a mouth to utter proud words and blasphemies and to exercise its authority for forty-two months. It opened its mouth to blaspheme God, and to slander his name and his dwelling place and those who live in heaven. It was given power to wage war against God’s holy people and to conquer them. And it was given authority over every tribe, people, language and nation. All inhabitants of the earth will worship the beast—all whose names have not been written in the Lamb’s book of life, the Lamb who was slain from the creation of the world.
“Whoever has ears, let them hear.
“’If anyone is to go into captivity,
into captivity they will go.
If anyone is to be killed with the sword,
with the sword they will be killed.”
“This calls for patient endurance and faithfulness on the part of God’s people.
“Then I saw a second beast, coming out of the earth. It had two horns like a lamb, but it spoke like a dragon. It exercised all the authority of the first beast on its behalf, and made the earth and its inhabitants worship the first beast, whose fatal wound had been healed. And it performed great signs, even causing fire to come down from heaven to the earth in full view of the people. Because of the signs it was given power to perform on behalf of the first beast, it deceived the inhabitants of the earth. It ordered them to set up an image in honor of the beast who was wounded by the sword and yet lived. The second beast was given power to give breath to the image of the first beast, so that the image could speak and cause all who refused to worship the image to be killed. It also forced all people, great and small, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hands or on their foreheads, so that they could not buy or sell unless they had the mark, which is the name of the beast or the number of its name.”
(Revelation 13:5-17, New International Version, 21st Century translation)
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NOTE: In order for the coming “beasts” to fulfill these prophecies — shown to the apostle John by Jesus the Messiah (Revelation 1:1) — that is, to have complete control over the global population and authority to prosecute sincere followers of Christ (those who will refuse to worship the image of the first beast and who choose to accept death rather than “a mark on their right hands or foreheads” which will be required to “buy or sell”), there must be fewer individuals on the planet than can currently be counted.
As God removes His protection from America and other countries around the world, due to their collective lack of belief in the authority of the Lord God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, catastrophic events are occurring in nature (“ There will be great earthquakes, famines and pestilences in various places, and fearful events and great signs from heaven.” — Luke 21:11, NIV) that are responsible for taking lives and decreasing the population. We are witnessing freakish weather, life-threatening influenza and mysterious diseases, overwhelmingly powerful displays in nature, such as tornadoes, hurricanes, tsunamis, earthquakes, floods and avalanches of earth that bury people alive. Jesus said that all of these are “birth pains” that must happen before the prophesied “end” comes upon the earth.
In the book of Job (considered the first book of the Bible ever written) we get a glimpse into the supernatural world and interaction between the God of heaven and Satan, landlord over the earth. If you have never read Job, I encourage you to read chapters 1-3 and 38-42. You will find that the Lord gave Satan permission to persecute one righteous man to prove that human beings CAN remain faithful to their Creator in the face of extreme hardship.
In Job’s case:
- his enemies carried off his oxen and donkeys and murdered his servants,
- lightning strikes burned up his sheep and servants,
- raiding parties stole his camels and killed his servants,
- his sons and daughters were killed by “a mighty wind” that collapsed the house in which they were gathered,
- he was afflicted with painful sores from the top of his head to the soles of his feet!
And yet he refused to curse God because of his troubles, no matter how severe. And Satan, the destroyer, was proved wrong. Job did NOT curse God, despite the extreme temptation to do so.
As we, 21st century dwellers, continue to witness unfathomable events that we watch unfold through the miracle of modern technology. As we experience the helpless feeling that comes when we are unable to do anything to change the politics, economic hardship, health dangers, supernatural events, and even death that is currently swirling around us, no matter where on the planet we live. When we are forced to face these threatening events that touch our lives personally …
We MUST stand firm and continue to remember that the God of heaven saw everything that HE CREATED, and IT WAS GOOD (Genesis 1).
Please notice that I have not imposed on you my interpretation of Scripture. And as we wonder WHY are these things happening, we must not discount the fact that SATAN has power to bring about disaster. And our loving God has given us the gift of prophecy to help us see what’s coming and RECOGNIZE THE PITFALLS that will continue to be present as prophecy unfolds and is fulfilled in amazing ways! –– PY
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“When the Lamb opened the fourth seal… I looked, and there before me was a pale horse! Its rider was named Death, and Hades was following close behind him.
They were given power over a fourth of the earth to kill by sword, famine and plague, and by the wild beasts of the earth.
“When he opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of those who had been slain because of the word of God and the testimony they had maintained.
They called out in a loud voice, ‘How long, Sovereign Lord, holy and true, until you judge the inhabitants of the earth and avenge our blood?’
Then each of them was given a white robe, and they were told to wait a little longer, until the full number of their fellow servants, their brothers and sisters,were killed just as they had been.”
(Revelation 6:7-11, NIV)