Category: Mind Control

New Documents Reveal CIA Considered Reviving MK Ultra-like Programs

Derrick Broze | The Conscious Resistance | Source URL Documents released to the American Civil Liberties Union detail how the CIA considered using a controversial psychotropic drug as a ‘truth serum’. The American Civil Liberties Union has released documents from the Central Intelligence Agency’s Office of Medical Services detailing a […]

Want to replace painful memories with happy ones? ‘Total Recall’ technology will soon let scientists tweak our brain waves… but it may allow cyber criminals to ‘steal’ our minds

Want to replace painful memories with happy ones? ‘Total Recall’ technology will soon let scientists tweak our brain waves… but it may allow cyber criminals to ‘steal’ our minds

Steven Adams | The Daily Mail | Source URL It’s a dream long held by science-fiction writers: that one day we will be able to erase painful memories and create happy ones. But now scientists at Oxford University say that fiction is closer to reality than we might have thought. […]

Your THOUGHTS could be your next password, researchers say

The Conversation | Source URL Your brain is an inexhaustible source of secure passwords – but you might not have to remember anything. Passwords and PINs with letters and numbers are relatively easily hacked, hard to remember and generally insecure. Biometrics are starting to take their place, with fingerprints, facial […]

Digital immortality: How your life’s data means a version of you could live forever

Digital immortality: How your life’s data means a version of you could live forever

Courtney Humphries | MIT Technology Review | Source URL Hossein Rahnama knows a CEO of a major financial company who wants to live on after he’s dead, and Rahnama thinks he can help him do it. Rahnama is creating a digital avatar for the CEO that they both hope could […]

Defense Intel Chief Worried About Chinese ‘Integration of Human and Machines’

Patrick Tucker | DefenseOne | SourceURL The future of human performance is a research race, and the U.S. shouldn’t take its lead for granted, the DIA director says. The U.S. military’s top intelligence officer is increasingly worried about China’s research into “human performance enhancement,” including efforts to merge human and machine intelligence. It’s […]

Criminals could have reduced sentences if they agree to electrical brain stimulation that MAKES them feel guilty, neuroscientist says

Criminals could have reduced sentences if they agree to electrical brain stimulation that MAKES them feel guilty, neuroscientist says

Phoebe Weston | The Daily Mail | Source URL Brain stimulation could change the morality of criminals so they are forced to feel remorseful about their crime, according to a cognitive neuroscientist. Convicted criminals could have years shaved off their custodial sentences if they agree to have electrical stimulation therapy […]

The first “social network” of brains lets three people transmit thoughts to each other’s heads

MIT Technology Review | Source URL BrainNet allows collaborative problem-solving using direct brain-to-brain communication. The ability to send thoughts directly to another person’s brain is the stuff of science fiction. At least, it used to be. In recent years, physicists and neuroscientists have developed an armory of tools that can […]

DARPA Wants Brain Interfaces for Able-Bodied Warfighters

Eliza Strickland | IEEE Spectrum | Source URL The N3 program will create no-surgery-required neurotech that the general public may also find useful Until now, the neuroscience programs at DARPA, the mad science wing of the Department of Defense, have focused on technologies for warfighters who have returned home with […]

Forget passwords, ‘brainprints’ could be used to identify exactly who you are

Mark Prigg | The Daily Mail | Source URL Humans have a unique ‘brainprint’ that doesn’t change throughout our life, researchers have found. Known as a ‘functional fingerprint’, it could help identify people, and can even tell if people are related – and distinguish between twins. It could also unlock […]

The Pentagon Wants to Bring Mind-Controlled Tech To Troops

Jack Corrigan | NextGov | Source URL The Defense Department’s research arm is working on a project that connects human operators’ brains to the systems they’re controlling—and vice versa. The idea of humans controlling machines with their minds has spun off sci-fi blockbusters like “Pacific Rim” and entire subgenres of […]

Companies using controversial AI software to help hire or fire employees – and gauge whether they like their boss

Annie Palmer | The Daily Mail | Source URL Sometime soon, artificial intelligence could be to blame for you getting hired or fired. A growing number of employers have turned to AI to make hiring and firing decisions, as well as to determine how people feel about their bosses, according to the […]

DARPA’s Brain Chip Implants Could Be the Next Big Mental Health Breakthrough—Or a Total Disaster

DARPA’s Brain Chip Implants Could Be the Next Big Mental Health Breakthrough—Or a Total Disaster

Kristen V. Brown | Gizmodo | Source URL How did a Massachusetts woman end up with two electrodes implanted into her brain? Why is the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency developing a controversial, cutting-edge brain chip technology that could one day treat everything from major depressive disorder to hand cramps? […]

Electric shock to the brain boosts memory ’15 per cent’

Henry Bodkin The Telegraph A device that gives the brain electric shocks has prompted hope for Alzheimer’s patients after an initial trial showed it could improve memory by 15 per cent. The US study was described as “promising” by British Experts, but they cautioned it was too early to say for sure if […]

How ‘wi-fi’ connects human brains and explains why people have ‘gut feelings’

Sarah KnaptonThe Telegraph Humans brains are interconnected through type of ‘wi-fi’ which allows us to pick up far more information about other people than we are aware of, a leading professor claims. Prof Digby Tantum, Clinical Professor of Psychotherapy, at the University of Sheffield, believes that language plays only a part in […]

Nissan’s Car of the Future Will Read Your Brain Waves

The Japanese company will unveil and test its “brain-to-vehicle” technology at next week’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. The “B2V” system requires a driver to wear a skullcap that measures brain-wave activity and transmits its readings to steering, acceleration and braking systems that can start responding before the driver initiates the […]

AI implants will allow us to control our homes with our thoughts within 20 years, government report claims

Sarah Knapton The Telegraph Artificially intelligent nano-machines will be injected into humans within 20 years to repair and enhance muscles, cells and bone, a senior inventor at IBM has forecast. John McNamara, who works at IBM Hursley Innovation Centre, in Hampshire, submitted evidence to the House of Lords Artificial Intelligence Committee, […]

Is this the future of online shopping? High-tech headset tracks the brain’s subconscious response to different items as you browse (and it’s proof clothes really CAN make you happy)

The Daily Mail All women will be familiar with that rush of excitement that comes when you lay eyes on the perfect LBD or pair of heels. But what if technology could harness that instinctive surge of emotion to help you make the right purchase – without so much as […]

Scientists Just Used Brain Stimulation to Literally Change How People Think

Dom Galeon Futurism HITTING THE RIGHT LOBES A team of researchers from Boston University (BU) has explored the possibility of enhancing a person’s ability to learn and control their behavior — in short, to change how people think — by stimulating the brain. BU researcher Robert Reinhart used a new form of brain stimulation, called high-definition […]

Synchronising brain waves using electric pulses could ‘turbocharge’ memory and help treat autism

The Daily Mail Synchronising brain waves using pulses from electrodes can ‘turbocharge’ the brain, new research has found. The artificial mental boosts can be used when carrying out small tasks or recovering from mistakes. It can help improve memory, focus and self-control, researchers claim. The technique could eventually offer a […]

Declassified Files Reveal the US Believed the Soviet Union Mastered Mind Control

Sputnik News Declassified documents from the 1970s have revealed the US government were certain the Soviet Union had mastered telepathy, hypnosis and dream infiltration, a la Hollywood blockbuster Inception. A recently declassified Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) report documents the numerous ways the US government believed the Soviet Union could attack or […]