The Pentagon is preparing to read minds

The Pentagon is preparing to read minds
U.S. Department of Defense announced the new development, which can significantly simplify the surveillance of so-referred to as «enemies of democracy», as the elimination of people, «threatening state security». Refers to the development of robotic worms penetrate the skin, and its army of Terminators on devices able to read people’s thoughts. It should be noted that the operator of the state order for all of these devices is sverhtehnologichny DARPA — the Defense Advanced Research Agency projects. This is a separate division U.S. Department of Defense, which was created in 1958 — on the day when President Dwight Eisenhower realized that he was defeated in the battle for space exploration. The purpose of this agency was to develop different sverhtehnologichny devices for the needs of the U.S. Army, which could be more complex than might oppose it possible opponent.

During the war, cool main areas of work were DARPA air, sea and land-based military technology — lowering visibility (development of stealth) constituting the Strategic Defense Initiative, of cosmic probes, tactical armor, automatic detection of targets and much more. With all this the best experts at DARPA has always been «moved» fanatics own business (in a good sense), many of them were recruited by the military agency while studying in institutions, but the majority was recruited staff in the midst of successful startups. Currently, the agency employs about 240 employees who each month learn about 2.8 billion. bucks from a South American budget. With all of this, because in the main DARPA implements the short-term projects which are small, specially hired for this command, at any moment funding can be increased significantly.

Currently, DARPA as before working on the development of technical «surprises» that would astound U.S. adversaries. List of projects implemented by the agency is truly impressive, as well as the ongoing development here. Middle of October 2013, the agency announced that is half way to the development of a device that could read people’s thoughts.
The Pentagon is preparing to read minds
In placement agency application notes that modern devices electroencephalography that massively used in medicine do not satisfy the interests of the military and operational objectives because of their own enormous size. Scientists face task to create a portable analog electroencephalograph and achieve significant progress in reading the human brain works. It is reported that the project could «revolutionize the science», will also facilitate access to the discovery of the mysteries of commercial potential enemy and give new powers to the intelligence services.

Also plan to use the developed apparatus and in politics, because it will allow a lot of ability to use the resources of the crowd. This South American told reporters anonymous informant, who said that the main objective of this project is nothing less, and «the fight against extremism and political dissent by means of transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS)» together with sophisticated a propaganda based on this technology. This, in fact, is a «push» to the masses relevant thoughts.

Such studies DARPA may cause concern because affect a number of ethical problems. Although it is the kingdom of «The Matrix» in the world has not yet come, well, everything is as before more like a work of modern writers utopian. But work in the direction of reading the human mind in the United States is really underway. Information not once appeared in the press in 2008 and 2012.
For disk imaging RIA «Novosti», the Pentagon said that the development of mind-reading in the future may help to develop devices that would have allowed us to read the wounded soldiers thought the injured brain, and can be used for interrogation of prisoners of war. Project to develop such a device connects immediately voedinyzhdy 3 American universities: Carnegie Mellon Institute (Pennsylvania), California Institute, the Institute of Maryland.

Scientists are investigating the human brain signals, trying to decode the message, and find who it was addressed specifically. For this and used electroencephalography — a modern method of diagnosing a multifunctional brain, its status, which is based on the measurement of e-brain activity. Initially, on the head of special volunteers were fixed electrodes, then they were asked to pronounce certain level of thoughts words. Go with this, there is a continuous recording of brain activity test and acquired results are summarized and subjected to analysis. In the future, the scientists plan to introduce a device that could detect a person’s thoughts and play them in text or audio format.

It should be noted that the enthusiasm for the decoding of the brain appeared about 10 years ago, when neuroscientists quite realized that the acquired MRI — magnetic resonance imaging — allows an unlimited amount of disk imaging, and which remains unclaimed. This study reveals the way the brain and its level by identifying areas that are heavily saturated with oxygenated blood. To carry out the analysis of the human brain is divided into individual «cubes» — voxels (three-dimensional analogue of pixels are). Behold the scientists what specific voxels over very react to different stimuli, such as images of human faces. So Makar, not discarding the most active voxels, identifies those areas of the brain that are responsible for the processing of incoming visual of information.
In 2008 he was presented the first decoder that could determine which of the 120 photos guinea considers this point in time. The device was created by a group of Jack Gellenta California Institute. Determination of specific photos, which reflects a person is a very difficult task. The next step is to provide a decoder which could play primitive filmstrip that a person sees.

Beginning around 2006, researchers in the world are working to develop decoders for various tasks: working memory for when people detained in the memory of any fact or figure; for visual images that arise when people are that or other scene; for research purposes when the subject perceives the decision to lay down or take away. The latter is more complicated, because the figures can be grouped by content or color, but the rules that govern the person’s intentions, not so easy to identify.

In laboratory Jack Gellenta already have preliminary information on how this difficult task. On example is popular with computer games «Counter Strike» researchers have tried to predict a player will turn right or to the left, shoot or will to pursue the enemy. With all this about his intentions player movement more or less left to decipher, but everything else in the acquired MRI overwhelmed strong sensory signals that were more colorful when the character died a hero or shoot at the enemy.

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