|Jose Delgado, Physical Control of the Mind, et al.|
Of all the technologies available for Mind Control on an individual, brain implants may be the most invasive. While there is little physical evidence of their diabolical use on the general population, studies have shown the technology to be very effective at controlling behavior.
In 1965 The New York Times reported that José Delgado stopped a charging bull with radio controlled implants. Delgado was also “able to ‘play’ monkeys and cats like ‘little electronic toys’ that yawn, hide, fight, play, mate and go to sleep on
|(c) José Delgado|
Delgado’s 1969 Physical Control of the Mind: Toward a Psychocivilized Society is a one-of-a-kind text detailing the power of brain implants. “To this day, Delgado’s is the only popular book on the subject of implants and electrical stimulation of the brain,” writes Jim Keith in Mind Control,
Vance Packard in his 1977 book
Other brain implant studies have shown that animals including humans given the ability to self-stimulate their brain’s pleasure centers will starve to death rather than take time to
|Source: University of Tokyo|
“Cybernetically enhanced bugs have become a reality,” notes William Eazel in an article for the wireheading.com
Using hardy American roaches, scientists remove their wings, insert electrodes in their antennae and affix a tiny backpack of electric circuits and batteries to their carapace. The electrodes prod them to turn left and right, go backward and forward. The plan is to equip them with minicameras or other sensory
“The Pentagon’s defence scientists want to create an army of cyber-insects that can be remotely controlled to check out explosives and send transmissions,” writes BBC News in their 2006 article “Pentagon plans cyber-insect
|Source: University of California, Berkeley|
Neural implants have even allowed us to see through an animal’s eyes by processing signals in the
By recording the electrical activity of nerve cells in the thalamus, a region of the brain that receives signals from the eyes, researchers from the University of California at Berkeley were able to view these
shapes.…They recorded the output from 177 brain cells that responded to light and dark in the cat’s field of view. In total, the 177 cells were sensitive to a field of view of 6.4 by 6.4 degrees.…Given time, it will be possible to record what one person sees and “play it back” to someone else either as it is happening or at a later date.11
|A microscopic view of the “brain in a dish,” or rat neurons growing on a multi-electrode array in a petri dish. (Tom DeMarse)|
Neurons have even been cultured on a computer chip that in a matter of minutes learned how to control a virtual F-16 fighter jet. “Enzymes were used to extract neurons from the motor cortex of mature rat embryos and cells were then seeded onto a grid of  gold electrodes patterned on a glass Petri dish,” reports the NewScientist.com website. University of Florida in Gainesville biomedical engineer Thomas “DeMarse’s array of 25,000 interconnected neurons were able to convert signals that indicated whether the simulated plane is experiencing stable conditions or hurricanes into a measurement of whether the plane is flying straight or tilted and then correct the flight path by transmitting signals to the airplane’s
“Over time, these stimulations modify the network’s response such that the neurones slowly [over the course of 15 minutes] learn to control the aircraft,” [DeMarse] said. “The end result is a neural network that can fly the plane to produce relatively stable straight and level
“(The brain is) getting its network to the point where it’s a live computation device,” said DeMarse in the University of Florida press
It is clear that a marriage between neurology, or the study of the human brain, and high speed computers is leading into territory that sounds more like science fiction than fact. Some experts have warned that incredibly smart machines might someday leave the rest of us in the dust, usurping our self-appointed role as the most important creatures on the planet, if not the
“We’re closer to becoming real cyborgs than most people realize,” writes the io9.com website. “With our brains connected to computers at a fundamental
The world’s first brain prosthesis – an artificial hippocampus – is about to be tested in California. Unlike devices like cochlear implants, which merely stimulate brain activity, this silicon chip implant will perform the same processes as the damaged part of the brain it is
replacing.…The job of the hippocampus appears to be to “encode” experiences so they can be stored as long-term memories elsewhere in the brain.17
IBM, “along with four universities and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), have created the basic design of an experimental computer chip that emulates the way the brain processes information,” reports the VenturBeat.com website. “IBM’s so-called cognitive computing chips could one day simulate and emulate the brain’s ability to sense, perceive, interact and recognize – all tasks that humans can currently do much better than computers
As professor Kevin Warwick points out: “When cyborgs exhibiting an intelligence that far surpasses that of humans are brought about, it will surely be the cyborgs themselves that make any decisions about how they treat
i Decision making, like memory, is a multifaceted process that involves many neural circuits, depending on the decision being made.
Benedict Carey, “Brain Implant Improves Thinking in Monkeys, First Such Demonstration in Primates,” The New York Times, 14 September 2012, at http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/14/health/research/brain-implant-improves-thinking-in-monkeys.html (retrieved: 31 December 2012).
1 John A. Osmundsen, “‘Matador’ With a Radio Stops Wired Bull,” The New York Times, 17 May 1965, CXIV(39,195), p. 20.
2 Jim Keith, Mind Control, World Control (Kempton, IL: Adventures Unlimited Press, 1998), p. 130.
3 Vance Packard, The People Shapers (Boston: Little, Brown & Co., 1977), p. 45.
4 Norman D. Livergood, “Brain, Mind, and Altered States of Consciousness,” at http://www.hermes-press.com/altstates.htm (retrieved: 25 March 2011); See also: Professor Kevin Warwick, I, Cyborg (London: Century, 2002), p. 110.
5 William Eazel, “Robo-roach brings Judgement Day closer,” (source VNUNET, September 2001), Wirehead Hedonism, at http://www.wireheading.com/roboroach/robo-roaches.html (retrieved: 1 May 2011).
6 “Peepers creepers; Research at the University of Tokyo is investigating ways in which cockroaches with the mini-cameras can be used to locate vermin or perhaps even survivors of earthquakes,” Time, 27 January 1997, 149(4), p. 17.
7 Gary Kitchener, “Pentagon plans cyber-insect army,” BBC News, 16 March 2006, at http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/4808342.stm (retrieved: 25 March 2011).
8 James Meek, “Live rats driven by remote control,” The Guardian, 2 May 2002, at http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2002/may/02/animalwelfare.highereducation (retrieved: 1 May 2011).
9 Eazel, “Robo-roach.”
10 Robert Sanders (Public Affairs), “Reconstructed movie showing animal view of world proves scientists have a good understanding of how the brain processes visual information,” University of California, Berkeley, 15 October 1999, at http://www.berkeley.edu/news/media/releases/99legacy/10-15-1999.html (retrieved: 1 May 2011).
11 Dr. David Whitehouse, “Looking through cats’ eyes,” BBC News, 11 Oct 1999, at http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/471786.stm (retrieved: 1 May 2011); See also: Garrett B. Stanley, Fei F. Li, and Yang Dan, “Reconstruction of Natural Scenes from Ensemble Responses in the Lateral Geniculate Nucleus,” The Journal of Neuroscience, 15 Sep 1999, 19(18):8036-8042, at http://www.jneurosci.org/content/19/18/8036.full (retrieved: 1 May 2011).
12 Celeste Biever (Discovery News), “Brain cells in a dish fly fighter plane,” NewScientist.com, 26 Oct 2004, at http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn6573-brain-cells-in-a-dish-fly-fighter-plane.html (retrieved: 1 May 2011).
13 Jennifer Viegas (Discovery News), “Brain-in-a-dish flies plane,” Australian Broadcasting Company, 26 Oct 2004, at http://www.abc.net.au/science/articles/2004/10/26/1228132.htm (retrieved: 1 May 2011).
14 “UF scientist: ‘Brain’ in a dish acts as autopilot, living computer,” University of Florida press release, 21 Oct 2004, at http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2004-10/uof-us102104.php (retrieved: 1 May 2011).
15 Lee Dye, “Scientist Build a ‘Brain’ From Rat Cells,” ABC News, 30 Oct 2004, at http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/DyeHard/story?id=198839&page=1 (retrieved: 1 May 2011).
16 “We’re closer to becoming real cyborgs than most people realize,” io9, 19 September 2011, at http://io9.com/5841901/were-closer-to-becoming-real-cyborgs-than-most-people-realize (retrieved: 8 October 2011).
17 Duncan Graham-Rowe, “World’s first brain prosthesis revealed,” NewScientist.com, 12 March 2003, at http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn3488-worlds-first-brain-prosthesis-revealed.html (retrieved: 8 October 2011).
18 Dean Takahashi, “IBM produces first working chips modeled on the human brain,” VentureBeat.com, 17 August 2011, at http://venturebeat.com/2011/08/17/ibm-cognitive-computing-chips/ (retrieved: 8 October 2011).
19 Warwick, I, Cyborg. p. 239.
John Markoff and James Gorman, “Obama to Unveil Initiative to Map the Human Brain,” The New York Times, 2 April 2013, at http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/02/science/obama-to-unveil-initiative-to-map-the-human-brain.html (retrieved: 4 July 2013).
José M. R. Delgado, M.D., Physical Control of the Mind: Toward a Psychocivilized Society (New York: Harper & Row, 1969), Government Mind Control, at http://www.angelfire.com/or/mctrl/chap16.htm (retrieved: 24 October 2008); See also: An Incomplete Copy of Jose Delgado’s “Physical Control of the Mind,” at http://blockyourid.com/~gbpprorg/mil/mindcontrol/Physical_Control_of_the_Mind.pdf (retrieved: 25 March 2011).
Kevin J. Crosby, “Brain Implants,” SkewsMe.com, at http://www.skewsme.com/implants.html (retrieved: 25 March 2011).
Kevin J. Crosby, “Neural Computers,” SkewsMe.com, at http://www.skewsme.com/wetware.html (retrieved: 25 March 2011).
“Mad Scientist Department: Lab-grown neurons to control the grid,” SmartGridNews.com, 18 April 2013, at http://www.smartgridnews.com/artman/publish/Projects_R_D/Mad-Scientiest-Department-Lab-grown-neurons-to-control-the-grid-5696.html/ (retrieved: 1 May 2013).
Doree Armstrong and Michelle Ma, “Researcher controls colleague’s motions in 1st human brain-to-brain interface,” UW Today, 27 August 2013, at http://www.washington.edu/news/2013/08/27/researcher-controls-colleagues-motions-in-1st-human-brain-to-brain-interface/ (retrieved: 29 August 2013).
“Taking Brain Implants Wireless,” video at Discovery News, http://news.discovery.com/videos/taking-brain-implants-wireless.htm (retrieved: 6 April 2013). ( (retrieved: March 2013).(
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