Year: 2016

House Passes Bill Allowing Government to Microchip Citizens with “Mental Disabilities” Whitney Webb True Activist Though the bill only targets those with conditions such as Alzheimers and autism, critics say the bill’s passage will open a “pandora’s box” of invasive government surveillance. Six years ago, NBC Nightly News boldly predicted that all Americans would be fitted with RFID microchips by […]

Neuroscience hasn’t been weaponized – it’s been a tool of war from the start

Neuroscience hasn’t been weaponized – it’s been a tool of war from the start

iSpeech Alison Howell | The Conversation | Source URL What could once only be imagined in science fiction is now increasingly coming to fruition: Drones can be flown by human brains’ thoughts. Pharmaceuticals can help soldiers forget traumatic experiences or produce feelings of trust to encourage confession in interrogation. DARPA-funded […]

‘Neuromorphic’ chip modeled after the human brain aims to bring smarts to computers

Text to Voice Researchers at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, create a neuromorphic chip with off-the-shelf components Agam Shah PC World The dream of creating intelligent computers has inspired the development of exotic chips based on the structure of the brain, which operates in mysterious ways. Some researchers are making such […]

US military successfully tests electrical brain stimulation to enhance staff skills

Text to Speech Ian Sample The Guardian Study paves way for personnel such as drone operators to have electrical pulses sent into their brains to improve effectiveness in high pressure situations US military scientists have used electrical brain stimulators to enhance mental skills of staff, in research that aims to […]