DARPA, at the behest of the Pentagon, has been at the forefront of nearly all military mind control programs and continues to invest tens of millions of taxpayer funds into moving this technology forward. They have looked at various methods, via remote brain wave stimulation as well as the more direct microchip implant (Neural Engineering System Design in their parlance) in order to create the much-touted “super soldier” of the future.
Since the inception of Activist Post we’ve been reporting about other technologies such as transcranial magnetic stimulation that could be added to soldiers’ helmets as a way of altering their brain activity. Just last month, NextGov reported on a “new” DARPA programthat was looking for ways to enable a brain-computer interface so that soldiers could form a two-way connection to weapons systems. However, that press release indicated a path toward a theoretical future. It appears now, however, that things are a bit further along than what was previously hinted at.
Defense One is reporting that a surgically implanted brain chip has current capabilities for mind-controlled weapons systems involving multiple aircraft. Emphasis added…
“As of today, signals from the brain can be used to command and control … not just one aircraft but three simultaneous types of aircraft,” said Justin Sanchez, who directs DARPA’s biological technology office, at the Agency’s 60th-anniversary event in Maryland.
More importantly, DARPA was able to improve the interaction between pilot and the simulated jet to allow the operator, a paralyzed man named Nathan, to not just send but receive signals from the craft.
“The signals from those aircraft can be delivered directly back to the brain so that the brain of that user [or pilot] can also perceive the environment,” said Sanchez. “It’s taken a number of years to try and figure this out.”
In essence, it’s the difference between having a brain joystick and having a real telepathic conversation with multiple jets or drones about what’s going on, what threats might be flying over the horizon, and what to do about them.
As the public rightly becomes increasingly concerned about the threat of killer robots made autonomous by artificial intelligence systems, there is a parallel track of enhancing the killing capabilities of humans turned into super soldier cyborgs that also should not be ignored.
For a full history of the military and government mission to create weaponized versions of the brain-computer interface, I would highly recommend viewing the comprehensive full-length documentary just released by Aaron and Melissa Dykes of Truthstream Media — THE MINDS OF MEN.
Nicholas West writes for Activist Post.