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« Reply #920 on: March 22, 2012, 08:29:47 AM »
Inside Your Mind, Scientist Can Eavesdrop on What You Hear
Charles Q. Choi, TechNewsDaily Contributor
01 February 2012 12:57 AM ET

By analyzing the brain, scientists can tell what words a person has just heard, research now reveals.
Such work could one day allow scientists to eavesdrop on the internal monologues that run through our minds, or hear the imagined speech of those unable to speak.

"This is huge for patients who have damage to their speech mechanisms because of a stroke or Lou Gehrig's disease and can't speak," said researcher Robert Knight at the University of California at Berkeley. "If you could eventually reconstruct imagined conversations from brain activity, thousands of people could benefit."
Recent studies have shown that scientists could tell what number a person has just seen by carefully analyzing brain activity. They similarly could figure out how many dots a person was presented with.
To see if they could do the same for sound, researchers focused on decoding electrical activity in a region of the human auditory system called the superior temporal gyrus, or STG. The 15 volunteers in the study were patients undergoing neurosurgery for epilepsy or brain tumor — as such, researchers could directly access the STG with electrodes and see how it responded to words in normal conversation that volunteers listened to.
The scientists tested two different methods to match spoken sounds to the pattern of electrical activity they detected. The volunteers had recorded words played to them and the researchers used two different computational models to predict each word based on electrode recordings.
[Video: The Computer That Can Read Your Mind]
"Speech is full of rhythms, both fast and slow, and our models essentially looked at how the brain might encode these different rhythms," explained researcher Brian Pasley, a neuroscientist at the University of California at Berkeley. "One analogy is the AC or DC power in your home or car battery. In one case, the rhythms are coded by oscillating brain activity, AC mode, and in the other case, the rhythms are coded by changes in the overall level of brain activity, DC mode."
The better of the two methods turned out to involve looking at the overall level of brain activity. "We found both models worked well for relatively slow speech rhythms like syllable rate, but for the faster rhythms in speech, like rapid onsets of syllables, the DC mode worked better," Pasley said.
The researchers were able to reconstruct a sound close enough to the original word for the investigators to correctly guess the word better than chance. Future prosthetic devices "could either synthesize the actual sound a person is thinking, or just write out the words with a type of interface device," Pasley said.
"I didn't think it could possibly work, but Brian did it," Knight said. "His computational model can reproduce the sound the patient heard and you can actually recognize the word, although not at a perfect level."
To be clear, "we are only decoding sounds a person actually hears, not what they are imagining or thinking," Pasley told TechNewsDaily. "This research is not mind-reading or thought-reading — we can decode the sounds people are actually listening to but we cannot tell what they are thinking to themselves. Some evidence suggests that the same brain regions activate when we listen to sounds and when we imagine sounds, but we don't yet have a good understanding of how similar those two situations really are."
A major step "would be to extend this approach to internal verbalizations, but we don't yet know if that is possible," Pasley acknowledged. "If it were possible, the brain signals required for this are currently only accessible through invasive procedures."
Still, a great deal of work on developing safe and practical brain prosthetic devices has been done, which could be used with these procedures. "As this technology improves, these devices will become practical for the severely disabled," Pasley said.
Pasley did caution this research could not currently be used "for interrogations or any other thought-reading, because at this stage we are only looking at someone's perceptual experience, not their internal verbalizations. If that becomes possible in the future, the procedure requires an invasive medical implant."
The scientists detailed their findings online Jan. 31 in the journal PLoS Biology.


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« Reply #921 on: March 22, 2012, 08:37:23 AM »
Words from brain waves may let scientists read your mind
2012 02 03
By Linda Carroll |

Scientists have found a way to decipher actual words from a person’s brain waves, a feat that sounds very much like mind-reading, a new study shows.

The research may sound like scary science fiction -- once a person’s brain waves can be read, will any thought be private? -- but the positive implications are enormous for patients who have lost the ability to speak through damage, such as stroke, or disease.

In the study, scientists worked with a group of epilepsy patients who were undergoing treatment for intractable seizures. Sensors were implanted deep in their brains in an effort to locate the source of seizures, so doctors could remove the malfunctioning tissue, according to the new report published in PLoS Biology.

Normally that process takes about a week, says the study’s lead author, Brian Pasley, a neuroscientist at the Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute at the University of California, Berkeley.

“During that time the patients are just sitting around in their hospital rooms,” Pasley explains. “And some of them were generous enough to participate in our experiment.”

While the patients’ brain waves were being recorded, Pasley and his colleagues read words to them. Later, the researchers ran those brain waves through a program they hoped would translate the brain’s electronic signals into actual sounds. It worked. Based only on the recordings, the computer was able to pluck out the words spoken to the patients.

Previous research has been able to reconstruct what a person is looking at from brain scans.

Researchers are still a long way from actually reading people’s minds, but it may be possible one day, says Pasley, who acknowledges the technology’s potential to unlock communication for people who can’t speak -- as well as invade our most private thoughts.

“There are ethical concerns,” Pasley says. “Not with the current research, but with the possible extensions of it. There has to be a balance. If we are somehow able to encode someone’s thoughts instantaneously that might have great benefits for the thousands of severely disabled people who are unable to communicate right now. On the other hand, there are great concerns if this were applied to people who didn’t want that."

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« Reply #922 on: March 22, 2012, 08:52:26 AM »
Transhumanism and the Singularity: Elite Obsession with the Übermensch
October 10, 2011 by natalina   

Imagine a world where human beings and machines are one in the same.  What if the computers that we now manipulate externally could one day become part of us;  our bodies engineered to become less emotion driven, and more streamlined for function and data.  Is this a world in which you would like to live?  And, what if such a world existed, but you were unable to take part in such “upgrades”.  What would happen to those who were unable or even (gasp!) chose not to participate.  How would these new “humans” regard those with normal biological make-up?

If these concepts seem straight out of science fiction, that is because they are.  Books, film, and television have explored the concept of the bionic being for decades.  But is it really all that far fetched?  Scientists don’t think so.  In fact, there is a growing trend amongst researchers to ponder what they consider to be an inevitability for humanity.  It has a variety of names and theories;  Post-humanism, transhumanism, and the Singularity.
While transhumanism and the concept of the posthuman are philosophical constructs, a very real theory has arisen from these schools of thought.  Inventor and futurist Ray Kurzweil has popularized this notion with his exploration and promotion of  “the Singularity”.  According to his website,  “The Singularity is an era in which our intelligence will become increasingly nonbiological and trillions of times more powerful than it is today—the dawning of a new civilization that will enable us to transcend our biological limitations and amplify our creativity.”  Kurzweil has written a book titled The Singularity Is Near: When Humans Transcend Biology.  His predictions and research are also the subject of the Time Magazine article 2045: The Year Man Becomes Immortal.
As exciting and alluring as all of this may sound (no more disease, no more death, preventing genetic defects, creating bigger/stronger/better/smarter humans), is it possible that there is more risk than benefit to a human/machine hybrid?
Francis Fukuyama, professor of international political economy at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, defines transhumanism as a movement that wants “nothing less than to liberate the human race from its biological constraints.”  Fukuyama is the author of, Our Posthuman Future: Consequences of the Biotechnology Revolution.  He warns that to tamper with our biological make-up in an attempt to create a more “perfect” human being could be to the detriment of those “normal” humans left behind.   Bioethicists George Annas, Lori Andrews, and Rosario Isasi take this philosophy a step further with the statement:

The new species, or “posthuman,” will likely view the old “normal” humans as inferior, even savages, and fit for slavery or slaughter. The normals, on the other hand, may see the posthumans as a threat and if they can, may engage in a preemptive strike by killing the posthumans before they themselves are killed or enslaved by them. It is ultimately this predictable potential for genocide that makes species-altering experiments potential weapons of mass destruction, and makes the unaccountable genetic engineer a potential bioterrorist.

Many theorize that transhumanism is the brainchild of elitists who desire to outlive, outsmart, and overcome mere mortals.  I would submit that the very idea of transhumanism was born out of the eugenics movement.  During the hayday of eugenics, the aristocracy and ruling classes desired to eliminate “undesirable” humans from the planet.  Indeed, they advocated racial cleansing and forced sterilization to achieve these goals, in many cases succeeding.  With the eyes of the world able to observe the abhorrent activities of the Nazi regime, as well as the first rumblings of a burgeoning civil rights era, eugenicists were forced underground, leaving behind only the most subtle traces that they existed at all (think Planned Parenthood).
But, the ideology has never died, and the uber-wealthy upper class of today’s society continues to desire a distinct separation between themselves and the unwashed masses.  It seems that from this arrogance has emerged the philosophy of transhumanism, in which those with enough power and money could literally become a species unto themselves.  This is not to imply that transhumanism did not exist prior to eugenics.  In fact, one of the earliest supporters of the idea was Sir Charles Galton Darwin, grandson to THE Charles Darwin.
It is little surprise that those who favor the concept of transhumanism and the singularity are largely atheist.  Spirituality is non sequitur with the idea of engineered humanity.  One of the most famous proponents of “advancing” humans in such a way was atheist philosopher Frederick Nietzsche.  In his book Thus Spoke Zarathustra, Nietzsche proposed the idea of the Übermensch, also known as the “Overman, Overhuman, Above-Human, Superman”.   In the book, he states:

I teach you the overman. Man is something that shall be overcome. What have you done to overcome him?….
 Behold, I teach you the overman. The overman is the meaning of the earth.Let your will say: the overman shall be the meaning of the earth! I beseech you, my brothers, remain faithful to the earth, and do not believe those who speak to you of otherworldly hopes! Poison-mixers are they, whether they know it or not. Despisers of life are they, decaying and poisoned themselves, of whom the earth is weary: so let them go.
      Once the sin against God was the greatest sin; but God died, and these sinners died with him. To sin against the earth is now the most dreadful thing…


Those who embrace the atheist mindset are the most willing to accept and promote a philosophy of engineering a superior man.  Further, atheists with money find themselves in a position to not only promote the idea, but perhaps even fund such advancement, in order to take advantage of it themselves.  Not surprisingly, proponents of the Singularity and transhumanist thought have found themselves allies in high places.

Now, high society scientists, corporate giants, politicians, etc are not the only ones getting in on the act.  In this age, the most prominent members of the modern aristocracy are celebrities.  Not only does the public at large tend to treat musicians, actors, and athletes as icons and idols, but they seem to view themselves as a royalty of sorts.  Naturally, if there was a high tech means to enhance their potential, most of them would get right on board.  Which is precisely what we’re seeing today in pop culture.  There is a definite move toward the glamorization of the “futuristic man”.   We see this especially in the music industry, where artists depict themselves as a sort of cyborg or Übermensch.

Beyonce, Tokio Hotel, Christina Aguilera, Lady Gaga, Kanye West

Then we have artists like Lil John with his disturbing song, “I Am Not a Human Being.”
I scream motherf**k you and whoever design you
And if you think you hot then obviously you are lied to
And we dont die, we multiply and then we come divide you.

Lil Wayne - I Am Not A Human Being (4mins 13s)

Not to mention the very futuristic and strange performance by the Black Eyed Peas during last year’s Super Bowl.

Super Bowl XLV 2011 - Halftime Show - Black Eyed Peas (12mins 55s)

So, what does all of this mean to us?  Well, there are divergent opinions.  While clearly some would welcome the convergence of man and machine, others are skeptical. Then there are those (myself included) who find the entire concept to be utterly sinister.   I happen to believe we were perfectly made in God’s image, and to tinker with that design is to deny God’s beautiful creation.  But beyond that, it is also clearly a means for man to surpass God’s glory.   Let us recall, Lucifer was cast out of Heaven for believing that he was equal to or greater than the Most High God.  Who do you suppose is behind the transhumanist trend?
Whether or not you approach the Singularity from a spiritual point of view, one thing is clear.  IF such an even comes to pass, do you really believe it will be for the benefit of all mankind?  More likely is a scenario where only the disgustingly wealthy will be able to afford such “upgrades”, leaving us as the inferior beings who will be tasked with doing their bidding… which I suppose isn’t much different than the way they see us today.

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« Reply #923 on: March 22, 2012, 09:34:40 AM »
The Occult Symbolism of Movie “Metropolis” and its Importance in Pop Culture
By VC | October 19th, 2010 | Category: Movies and TV, Music Business

Fritz Lang’s 1927 movie “Metropolis” is one of those timeless classics that withstand the test of time. Rather than becoming forgotten and obsolete, “Metropolis” is increasingly relevant as many of its predictions are becoming reality. We will look at the  underlying occult message of the film and the usage of its imagery in the acts of  pop stars such as Lady Gaga, Madonna, Beyonce, Kylie Minogue and others.

Metropolis is a silent science-fiction movie released in 1927 by Fritz Lang, a master of German Expressionism. Set in a futuristic dystopia divided into two distinct and separate classes—the thinkers and the workers—Metropolis describes the struggles between the two opposite entities. Knowing that it was produced in 1927, viewing this movie today is quite an experience as many “sci-fi” aspects of the plot are eerily close to reality. Metropolis describes a society where the “New World Order” has already taken been implemented and a select elite live in luxury while a dehumanized mass work and live in a highly monitored hell.
As we have seen in previous articles on The Vigilant Citizen, Metropolis is excessively echoed in popular culture, especially in the music business. Whether it be in music videos or photo shoots, pop stars are often portrayed as the character Maria, an android programmed to corrupt the morals of the workers and to incite a revolt, giving the elite an excuse to use violence repression. Are pop stars used by the elite in the same matter, to corrode the morals of the masses?
Movie Analysis
The Workers

The workers at shift change.

The movie opens by showing the workers and their city, situated deep below the earth’s surface. They are shown dressed alike, walking in sync, holding their heads down in submission, resignation and desperation. Throughout the movie, the human cattle is depicted as being physically and mentally exhausted, highly impressionable and, let’s say it, all-around dumb. Like a flock of sheep, the workers move in crowds, are very impressionable and can easily be deceived. This description of the masses corroborates those of Walter Lippmann, an American thinker who, five years earlier in Public Opinion, compared the general public to a “bewildered herd” that is not qualified to manage its own destiny. Joseph Goebbels, the head of propaganda of the Nazi regime, was also in accord with the movie’s conception of the general public. Hitler famously said “How fortunate for leaders that men do not think”.
The workers labor in a monstrous machine, a hellish industrial complex where they must accomplish repetitive and dehumanizing tasks. At one point, the machine is compared to Moloch, the ancient Semitic deity honored by human sacrifices.

In one of his visions, Fredersen sees the Machine turning into Moloch. The workers are fed to the beast as human sacrifices.

Moloch the God Baal, the Bull of the Sun, was widely worshipped in the ancient Near East and wherever Carthaginian culture extended. Baal Moloch was conceived under the form of a calf or an ox or depicted as a man with the head of a bull. The sacrifices went through the “belly of the beast”.

The tasks assumed by the workers are purely mechanical, needing absolutely no brain power, making them nothing more than an extension of the machine.

The workers accomplish repetitive, mind-numbing tasks, stripping them of their humanity.

The Thinkers

The gleaming city of the Thinkers

If the workers live in a hellish underground dystopia, the thinkers conversely evolve in a gleaming utopia, a magnificent testimony of human achievement. This shiny city could not, however, be sustained without the existence of the Machine (Moloch) and its herds of workers. On the other hand, the Machine would not exist without the need to sustain a city. We find here a dualistic relation where two opposite entities exist in mutual dependence, a concept that has deep occult resonance.

In a thinly veiled reference to the hermetic axiom "As Above, So Below", the movie describes the mirroring yet opposite environments in which in the thinkers and the workers live in.

The hermetic Seal of Salomon visually depicts the concept of “As above, So below” while representing opposites energies mirroring each other to achieve perfect balance. Fritz Lang’s world perfectly recreates this concept.

Joh Fredersen, the Demi-God

The city was founded, built and is run by the autocratic Joh Fredersen. As the creator and only ruler of Metropolis, Fredersen is likened to the Gnostic demiurge, a demi-god who is creator and ruler of the material world.

Joh Federsen, plotting his next move. He is holding a compass, reminding viewers of his role as the “great architect” of Metropolis.

William Blake’s representation of the gnostic demiurge, creator and ruler of the imperfect lower plane, where sin and suffering prevails. The compass borrows from Masonic symbolism for God as the “Great Architect of the Universe”.

Joh’s son, named Freder, who, like all sons of managers, was enjoying a life of luxury, discovers the harsh reality of the workers of down under. Wanting to experience the worker’s reality first-hand, Freder descends to the lower level and trades places with a worker. Freder therefore becomes a Christ-like figure, a savior who descends from above. He also becomes enamoured with Maria, a saintly young women from the proletariat.

Maria, preaching to the workers.

Maria is a charismatic woman that is highly admired by her fellow workers. Understanding their suffering and despair, and knowing that a revolt is brewing, Maria preaches peace and patience, prophesying the coming of a “mediator”, who would become the “heart between the head (the thinkers) and the hand (the workers)
At one point, Maria tells the story of the tower of Babel, upon which would be written:
“Great is the world and its Creator! And great is Man!”

This statement has a deep resonance in Mystery Schools as it is taught that men have the potential to become gods through enlightenment. Throughout the ages, monuments and architecture were used to communicate the principles of the Mysteries and to celebrate the greatness of the human mind. Partially for those reasons, there are numerous links between Freemasonry and the Tower of Babel.
“As regards to Masonry, Babel of course represented a Masonic enterprise and early expositors reaped full benefit from the facts. They remembered that the people, who were of ‘one language and one speech’ journeyed from the East to the West, like those who have been tried and proved as Master Masons. When they reached an abiding place in the land Shinar, it is affirmed that they dwelt therein as Noachide, being the first characteristic name of Masons. It was here that they built their high tower of confusion. Out of evil comes good, however, and the confusion of tongues gave rise to ‘the ancient practice of Masons conversing without the use of speech.’”
-Arthur Edward Waite, A New Encyclopedia of Freemasonry and of Cognate Instituted Mysteries: Their Rites, Literature and History, Volume I

“In several early Masonic manuscripts – for example, the Harleian, Sloane, Lansdowne, and Edinburgh-Kilwinning – it is stated that the craft of initiated builders existed before the Deluge, and that its members were employed in the building of the Tower of Babel.”
 - Manly P. Hall, The Secret Teachings of All Ages

“… at the making of the Tower of Babel there was Masonry first much esteemed of, and Nimrod was a Mason himself and loved well Masons.”
 - John T Lawrence, The Perfect Ashlar

However, says Maria, “one man’s hymns of praise became the other man’s curse”. In other words, the monument praising the greatness of the human spirit was built with the blood and sweat of workers who knew nothing of the Thinker’s grand vision. And, in the film, the same thing is happening all over again. The name of the demi-god Joh Fredersen’s headquarters? Of course … The New Tower of Babel.

Joh Ferdersen’s headquarters named the New Tower of Babel.


Rotwang with his trademark mechanical right hand, which replaces the one he lost during one of his experiments. Is this a symbol signifying that the inventor embraces the “left-handed path”?

Upon learning that the workers are planning an uprising, Joh Federsen seeks the advice of Rotwang, an inventor and mad scientist. Although his work utilizes the latest of technologies, many clues within the movie indicate that he also taps into ancient occult knowledge to create his inventions. He is said to live in “a small house overlooked by the centuries,” symbolically meaning that the scientist’s arcana descended from ancient occult traditions; the basement of his house has a secret trap door leading to 2,000 year-old catacombs, further alluding to the ancient and mysterious sources of Rotwang. Furthermore, the front door of his house bears a pentagram, which refers to the Pythagoreans, occultism and Freemasonry.

A pentagram on Rotwang’s door. Disciples of Pythagoras affixed a pentagram on their door as a secret sign of mutual recognition. The sign and its meaning could remain secret despite that public display because only those initiated into the mysteries of Pythagoras’ geometry were able to draw it correctly and to appreciate its deep significance as a symbol for and gateway to those mysteries.

If we were to do real-life comparisons, Rotwang is to Joh Fredersen what John Dee was to Queen Elizabeth I: an esteemed advisor immersed in the worlds of science, magic, astrology and Hermetic philosophy. If Fredersen represents our world’s rulers, Rotwang is the occult pendant of decision-making, the mystical entity that is hidden from the public but always historically present.
The inventor proudly presents to Fredersen his latest invention, the Machine-Man, which he considers to be the “Man of the Future”. The android has the faculty of taking the form of any person and, says Rotwang, “no one will be able to tell a Machine Man from a mortal!”. The transhumanist dream was already present back in the early 1920s.
Fredersen then tells Rotwang to give the Machine-Man the likeness of Maria in order to use her credibility and charisma to spread corruption among the workers.

Maria laying down while Rotwang gives her likeness to the android. Notice the inverted pentagram right above the Machine-Man’s head. If the upright pentagram represents healing, mathematical perfection and the five elements, the inverted pentagram stands for the corruption of those principles and black magic.

So what do today’s pop stars have in common with this android, programmed by the rulers, with a mix of science and occultism? Well … everything.


Kylie Minogue

Lady Gaga in Paparazzi video

Lady Gaga in Dave Lachapelle photo shoot that is heavily inspired by Metropolis.

Freddie Mercury from Queen with his face instead of Maria’s in Radio Gaga. Lady Gaga’s name was inspired by this song and video, which contains a lot of footage from Metropolis.

Janelle Monae

Metropolis themes are also very prevalent in fashion

Back to the movie. The android completed, Rotwang tells it:
“I want you to visit those in the depths, in order to destroy the work of the woman in whose image you were created!”

Robot-maria responds:

One eye closed with devilish grin. You probably know the importance of the single eye from previous articles and the ridiculous amount of pop artists who flash it.

The Maria android is then sent to Yoshiwara, a man’s club, where she performs erotic dances. In one of her acts, she is portrayed as Babylon, the Great Harlot from the Apocalypse.

Playing the role of the Great Harlot Babylon of the Book of Revelation. “And the woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet colour, having a golden cup in her hand”. She is held up by the seven deadly sins.

Do this scene remind you of a classic music video?

Madonna – Material Girl. How many realized that she was playing the role of Babylon here?

The programmed Maria performs mesmerizing dances in front of an avid public, causing men to fight, to lust, to be jealous and to commit the rest of the deadly sins. When she’s with her fellow workers,  Maria acts as an “agent-provocateur”, inciting the working men to riot and giving Joh Fredersen reason to use force against them. She is basically acting against the best interest of the public and for the interest of the elite.
With the help of their foreman (because they can’t really think for themselves), the workers ultimately realize that they have been mislead by the android. Believing that she’s a witch, they find robot-Maria and burn her at the stake.
A bunch of things happen after that, but I won’t spoil the ending for you (though can you really be mad at someone for spoiling the ending of a 83-year old movie?). The movie finishes with this caption:

This “moral of the story” is basically a message to the elite, a tip to keep the masses in check: in order to keep the oppressed content, you must capture their heart. That is what the media accomplish.

Which is kind of reminiscent of this music video ending:

Madonna’s Express Yourself video heavily borrowed its imagery from Metropolis. In turn, Christina Aguilera’s Not Myself Tonight, heavily borrowed from Express Yourself.

The Moral of the Story
The moral of the story of Metropolis is not “let’s abolish all inequities and rebuild a world where everyone is equal” and it is certainly not “let’s be democratic and vote for who we want as a ruler.” It is more “let’s send the workers back to the depths where they belong, but with the addition of a mediator, who will be the link between the workers and the thinkers”. So, when all is said and done, the movie is intrinsically “elitist,” as it still calls for the existence of an elite group of people holding most of the resources and managing a working class. In the end, the workers – and Freder – were duped, believing that their conditions would change. In fact, the status-quo remained and Joh even got his naive son to give the elite a friendly image while reporting everything happening in the depths, resulting in tighter surveillance and control.
Who is the Freder of today’s working class? The media. Media is the mediator. That is its function.

Fredersen, the link between “the hand and the head”, the Workers and the Thinkers. This role is played today by the media.

Mass media manipulate the masses’ thoughts and feelings on a daily basis, tricking them into loving their oppression. Popular culture is the entertainment branch of mass media and pop music is the fun way to communicate the elite’s message to the youth. References to Metropolis in pop music are almost winks to those in the know, the initiates, as if to say “this star is working for us”. So go ahead and be an ignorant, degenerate and materialistic person, like in the videos … that’s what they want you to be.

Analogies Between Metropolis and Today’s Pop Culture
But why Metropolis? Why has it become the code for “Illuminati star”? If you’ve read other articles on this site, you’ve probably realized that the movie touches upon all of the themes of today’s “Illuminati agenda”: transhumanism, mind control, dark occultism, degradation of morals, police state, all-seeing government. Metropolis is basically a blueprint for population control. Like Maria, today’s pop stars are recruited from the working class and literally programmed and reinvented to become the hidden ruler’s spokespersons. Notice how many pop stars have wild alter-egos, with a different name and personality. Part of the stars’ role is to promote the elite’s agenda through music and videos, making it sexy and attractive.
In Conclusion
Metropolis is a definitely a movie “by the elite, for the elite”. It tackles the concerns of those managing the world and presents a solution that does not disturb the status-quo. The movie is also permeated with Masonic symbolism and contains many symbols referring to ancient Mysteries which were meant to be decoded by proper initiates. In other words, the movie was primarily aimed at the ruling class.
So why do singers love it so much? Well they probably don’t love it as much as those behinds the scenes, the directors and image-makers, those who have power in the music business. They decide what the stars do and stand for. And today’s popular culture is elitist, permeated with Illuminati symbolism and promotes moral degradation and the debasement of traditional values. Our pop stars channel Maria, the programmed android, through their acts and accomplish the same functions. Why else would they dress like her? If artists always embodied absolute freedom and creativity, why do singers play the role of a mind-controlled android? Because that’s what they are.
Metropolis is indeed a great movie. So great that it is only becoming relevant 80 years after its release. But if the elite have it their way, it will be even more relevant in the years to come.

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Re: The Microchip Agenda
« Reply #924 on: April 09, 2012, 11:48:37 AM »
A Cashless Society May Be Closer Than Most People Would Ever Dare To Imagine

Most people think of a cashless society as something that is way off in the distant future.  Unfortunately, that is simply not the case.  The truth is that a cashless society is much closer than most people would ever dare to imagine.  To a large degree, the transition to a cashless society is being done voluntarily.  Today, only 7 percent of all transactions in the United States are done with cash, and most of those transactions involve very small amounts of money.  Just think about it for a moment.  Where do you still use cash these days?  If you buy a burger or if you purchase something at a flea market you will still use cash, but for any mid-size or large transaction the vast majority of people out there will use another form of payment.  Our financial system is dramatically changing, and cash is rapidly becoming a thing of the past.  We live in a digital world, and national governments and big banks are both encouraging the move away from paper currency and coins.  But what would a cashless society mean for our future?  Are there any dangers to such a system?

Those are very important questions, but most of the time both sides of the issue are not presented in a balanced way in the mainstream media.  Instead, most mainstream news articles tend to trash cash and talk about how wonderful digital currency is.

For example, a recent CBS News article declared that soon we may not need "that raggedy dollar bill" any longer and that the "greenback may soon be a goner"....

It's what the wallet was invented for, to carry cash. After all, there was a time when we needed cash everywhere we went, from filling stations to pay phones. Even the tooth fairy dealt only in cash.

But money isn't just physical anymore. It's not only the pennies in your piggy bank, or that raggedy dollar bill.

Money is also digital - it's zeros and ones stored in a computer, prompting some economists to predict the old-fashioned greenback may soon be a goner.

"There will be a time - I don't know when, I can't give you a date - when physical money is just going to cease to exist," said economist Robert Reich.

So will we see a completely cashless society in the near future?

Of course not.  It would be wildly unpopular for the governments of the world to force such a system upon us all at once.

Instead, the big banks and the governments of the industrialized world are doing all they can to get us to voluntarily transition to such a system.  Once 98 or 99 percent of all transactions do not involve cash, eliminating the remaining 1 or 2 percent will only seem natural.

The big banks want a cashless society because it is much more profitable for them.

The big banks earn billions of dollars in fees from debit cards and they make absolutely enormous profits from credit cards.

But when people use cash the big banks do not earn anything.

So obviously the big banks and the big credit card companies are big cheerleaders for a cashless society.

Most governments around the world are eager to transition to a cashless society as well for the following reasons....

-Cash is expensive to print, inspect, move, store and guard.

-Counterfeiting is always going to be a problem as long as paper currency exists.

-Cash if favored by criminals because it does not leave a paper trail.  Eliminating cash would make it much more difficult for drug dealers, prostitutes and other criminals to do business.

-Most of all, a cashless society would give governments more control.  Governments would be able to track virtually all transactions and would also be able to monitor tax compliance much more closely.

When you understand the factors listed above, it becomes easier to understand why the use of cash is increasingly becoming demonized.  Governments around the world are increasingly viewing the use of cash in a negative light.  In fact, according to the U.S. government paying with cash in some circumstances is now considered to be "suspicious activity" that needs to be reported to the authorities.

This disdain of cash has also grown very strong in the financial community.  The following is from a recent Slate article....

David Birch, a director at Consult Hyperion, a firm specializing in electronic payments, says a shift to digital currency would cut out these hidden costs. In Birch’s ideal world, paying with cash would be viewed like drunk driving—something we do with decreasing frequency as more and more people understand the negative social consequences. “We’re trying to use industrial age money to support commerce in a post-industrial age. It just doesn’t work,” he says. “Sooner or later, the tectonic plates shift and then, very quickly, you’ll find yourself in this new environment where if you ask somebody to pay you in cash, you’ll just assume that they’re a prostitute or a Somali pirate.”

Do you see what is happening?

Simply using cash is enough to get you branded as a potential criminal these days.

Many people are going to be scared away from using cash simply because of the stigma that is becoming attached to it.

This is a trend that is not just happening in the United States.  In fact, many other countries are further down the road toward a cashless society than we are.

Up in Canada, they are looking for ways to even eliminate coins so that people can use alternate forms of payment for all of their transactions....

The Royal Canadian Mint is also looking to the future with the MintChip, a new product that could become a digital replacement for coins.

In Sweden, only about 3 percent of all transactions still involve cash.  The following comes from a recent Washington Post article....

In most Swedish cities, public buses don’t accept cash; tickets are prepaid or purchased with a cell phone text message. A small but growing number of businesses only take cards, and some bank offices — which make money on electronic transactions — have stopped handling cash altogether.

“There are towns where it isn’t at all possible anymore to enter a bank and use cash,” complains Curt Persson, chairman of Sweden’s National Pensioners’ Organization.

In Italy, all very large cash transactions have been banned.  Previously, the limit for using cash in a transaction had been reduced to the equivalent of just a few thousand dollars.  But back in December, Prime Minister Mario Monti proposed a new limit of approximately $1,300 for cash transactions.

And that is how many governments will transition to a cashless society.  They will set a ceiling and then they will keep lowering it and lowering it.

But is a cashless society really secure?

Of course not.

Bank accounts can be hacked into.  Credit cards and debit cards can be stolen.  Identity theft all over the world is absolutely soaring.

So companies all over the planet are working feverishly to make all of these cashless systems much more secure.

In the future, it is inevitable that national governments and big financial institutions will want to have all of us transition over to using biometric identity systems in order to combat crime in the financial system.

Many of these biometric identity systems are becoming quite advanced.

For example, just check out what IBM has been developing.  The following is from a recent IBM press release....

You will no longer need to create, track or remember multiple passwords for various log-ins. Imagine you will be able to walk up to an ATM machine to securely withdraw money by simply speaking your name or looking into a tiny sensor that can recognize the unique patterns in the retina of your eye. Or by doing the same, you can check your account balance on your mobile phone or tablet.

Each person has a unique biological identity and behind all that is data. Biometric data – facial definitions, retinal scans and voice files – will be composited through software to build your DNA unique online password.

Referred to as multi-factor biometrics, smarter systems will be able to use this information in real-time to make sure whenever someone is attempting to access your information, it matches your unique biometric profile and the attempt is authorized.

Are you ready for that?

It is coming.

In the future, if you do not surrender your biometric identity information, you may be locked out of the entire financial system.

Another method that can be used to make financial identification more secure is to use implantable RFID microchips.

Yes, there is a lot of resistance to this idea, but the fact is that the use of RFID chips in animals and in humans is rapidly spreading.

Some U.S. cities have already made it mandatory to implant microchips into all cats and all dogs so that they can be tracked.

All over the United States, employees are being required to carry badges that contain RFID chips, and in some instances employers are actually requiring employees to have RFID chips injected into their bodies.

Increasingly, RFID chips are being implanted in the upper arm of patients that have Alzheimer's disease.  The idea is that this helps health care providers track Alzheimer's patients that get lost.

In some countries, microchips are now actually being embedded into school uniforms to make sure that students don't skip school.

Can you see where all of this is headed?

Some companies are even developing RFID technologies that do not require an injection.

One company called Somark has developed chipless RFID ink that is applied directly to the skin of an animal or a human.  These "RFID tattoos" are applied in about 10 seconds using micro-needles and a reusable applicator, and they can be read by an RFID reader from up to four feet away.

Would you get an "RFID tattoo" if the government or your bank asked you to?

Some people out there are actually quite excited about these new technologies.

For example, a columnist named Don Tennant wrote an article entitled "Chip Me – Please!" in which he expressed his unbridled enthusiasm for an implantable microchip which would contain all of his medical information....

"All I can say is I’d be the first person in line for an implant."

But are there real dangers to going to a system that is entirely digital?

For example, what if a devastating EMP attack wiped out our electrical grid and most of our computers from coast to coast?

How would we continue to function?

Sadly, most people don't think about things like that.

Our world is changing more rapidly than ever before, and we should be mindful of where these changes are taking us.

Just because our technology is advancing does not mean that our world is becoming a better place.

There are millions of Americans that want absolutely nothing to do with biometric identity systems or RFID implants.

But the mainstream media continues to declare that nothing can stop the changes that are coming.  A recent CBS News article made the following statement....

"Most agree a cashless society is not only inevitable, for most of us, it's already here."

Yes, a cashless society is coming.

Are you ready for it?


As Katherine Albrecht has said, when it comes to cash, use it or lose it.

We have the power to derail this agenda by refusing to cooperate with it.  BOYCOTT!  BOYCOTT!  BOYCOTT!

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« Reply #925 on: April 09, 2012, 01:25:39 PM »
French Constitutional Court Bans Law Enforcement Use of National Biometric ID Database
Katitza Rodriguez & Maira Sutton
EFF, April 1, 2012

Last week, the Conseil Constitutionnel, the highest authority on the French Constitution, declared the provisions of a law permitting judicial and police use of a centralized national ID database to be unconstitutional. 200 members of the French Parliament referred the law to the Conseil following the law’s adoption on March 6th. The Conseil determined that the use of the centralized database was incompatible with France’s fundamental rights, including the right to privacy and the presumption of innocence.
The proposed legislation mandated compulsory civilian ID cards containing a chip designed to store personal and biometric information, including home address, marital status, eye colour, and fingerprints. Proponents argued that the biometric ID card would be used to stop “honest folk” from becoming the victims of identity fraud. In fact, the law would have enabled the “honest folk” database to be used for criminal and judicial purposes. The Conseil correctly determined that such uses constituted a serious incursion into the right to private life, disproportionate to the law’s stated objective.
Another provision in the law would have allowed for a second, optional chip to be used for online authentication in e-commerce transactions. The Conseil determined that such use would require too broad a range of personal data to be collected without any guarantees of security and confidentiality. Furthermore, it condemned the law’s vague conditions for authenticating individuals, especially minors. EFF welcomes the Conseil’s decision to strike out substantial parts of the legislation to protect privacy. Nevertheless, the Conseil should explain their unmotivated reasoning behind leaving significant anti-privacy portions of the law intact, namely biometric data collection for the purpose of preventing ID fraud.

The argument for biometrics is predicated on the flawed assumption that a national biometric ID scheme will prevent identity fraud. Massive databases already invite security breaches and a biometrics database of this scale is a honeypot of sensitive data vulnerable to exploitation. Such a data breach is not just costly—it is irreversible, you cannot change your fingerprints or your irises. Recently the UC Berkeley School of Law conducted an in-depth analysis of the costs of establishing a biometric employment identity card in the United States. They found that such a program would cost an upwards of “$40 billion in initial costs, but also $3 billion in ongoing annual expenditures.” They also concluded that such a program’s lack of proven effectiveness and its high risk of error would lead to “a Pandora’s box of civil liberty violations.”
In its decision, the Conseil emphasized that they are not ruling either for or against biometrics [PDF, in French] (p.21):

This decision of the Council’s should not be interpreted as being either in favour of biometrics or against it. Nor is the Council expressing any opinion either in favour of a register of biometric data or against it. What the Council is saying is that the safeguards involved in the creation and deployment of this register are inadequate. In the circumstances, the Council is not in a position to over-ride the wishes of the legislature.
The Conseil’s ambivalent statement is politically understandable. Regulators tend to romanticize the security and accuracy of biometric systems. In fact, there is a lack of evidence to demonstrate the reliability and proportionality of this new technology. Jean Marc Manach, a blogger and journalist from, argues that biometrics has proven inaccurate and therefore ineffective in fighting identity fraud or anything else. As long ago as August 2009, The Register magazine suggested that our trust in biometric technology is a delusion.
Last year, a French report revealed that 10% of biometric passports were fraudulently obtained [French]. The introduction of biometrics is exacerbating the problem of identity fraud instead of solving it. The French government already has several powerful surveillance technologies available to track people’s movements, including mobile phone logs, web usage logs and credit card usage logs. They must provide evidence first that they can use this technology to enhance security before spending taxpayer money on another National ID biometric scheme.
French smart card and biometrics companies have lobbied heavily for the “honest folks” law. Their trade association, GIXEL (Professional Association of Industry and Electronic Components) gained notoriety in 2004 when they won the infamous French “Big Brother” award, for their systematic attacks on the right to privacy. Ironically, GIXEL got the award for their proposal to “educate” children under 6 years old and their parents about the need for biometric “security.”
The proposed collection of this vast amount of biometric information gives governments too much unchecked power and opens the door for government abuse. In their referral to the Conseil, French parliamentarians quoted Martin Niemöller’s chilling poem “First they came.” They argued that had this kind of database existed during WWII, the Nazis and collaborators in Vichy France could have more easily arrested French Résistance fighters based on their fingerprints or facial scans.
EFF, as one of 80 civil liberties organizations, has requested the Council of Europe in 2011 to investigate if National ID biometrics laws in Europe comply with the Council of Europe Privacy Treaty and the European Convention on Human Rights.
In light of the long list of privacy concerns surrounding biometrics, and the guarantee of future security breaches, biometric national ID laws cannot be justified. As more nations continue to adopt and implement biometric ID laws, now is the time for the Council of Europe to comply with its duty to seriously confront all of these issues. Under our watch, we refuse to let states collect massive amounts of biometric data without regard to our privacy rights.
Please visit Electronic Frontier Foundation to support Internet freedom and privacy.


See also "A Time Bomb For Civil Liberties": France Adopts a New Biometric ID Card - March 8, 2012

Alan Watt discussed that article in the following RBN broadcast:

March 9, 2012
Alan Watt "Cutting Through The Matrix" LIVE on RBN:
Poem Copyright Alan Watt March 9, 2012:
The Vulture Thrives off Controlling Culture:
"People Think They Well Handle Every Situation,
After All They're On the Cutting Edge of Information,
But Media is Weaponized, Gives You a Chill
Knowing There is Info. Designed to Kill,
We've a Society Obsessed with Anything Sexual,
Media-Hyped, Soap Operas Perpetual,
Hollywood Machine Churns Out Movies, Far Flung,
Promoting the Fiction of World Ruled by the Young,
Then Data, More Data, for the Non-Discerning,
A Scattering of Pretence without Deep Learning,
Sometimes the Mind Must Be Left Fallow,
To Investigate Slowly, Else Knowing is Shallow,
The Brain can Burn-Out, Needs to Be Cooled,
And Think for Yourself, So You Won't Be Fooled"
© Alan Watt March 9, 2012
* Poem & Dialogue Copyrighted Alan Watt - March 9, 2012 (Exempting Music, Literary Quotes, and Callers' Comments)

Topics of show covered in following links:

Wall St. Speculators Drive up Price of Oil

Media-Driven Climate Obsessions

France Adopts New Biometric ID Card

Top CEO Pay Packages among Public Companies

CEOs and Golden Parachutes

Out with the Old --In with the New--- TV Pushing the Envelope to Next Phase of Degradation

Culture War that Devastated West Used on Islamic Countries

The Mind has no Firewall

Constant Conflict

Finkelstein, former Fed. Court Judge, Australia issues 400 Page Report to Government for Super-Regulatory Body on Political Speech and Impose New Laws to Inhibit Australians from Airing their Views

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Re: The Microchip Agenda
« Reply #926 on: April 09, 2012, 01:44:38 PM »
Google goggles are here! Watch video of the mind-boggling techno-glasses which layer Maps, email and web searches OVER your view of the world
By Tamara Cohen
PUBLISHED: 17:08, 4 April 2012 | UPDATED: 23:51, 5 April 2012

For those who can’t be torn away from their smartphones, Google may have the answer.

They have invented a pair of internet-connected spectacles which will make your life flash before your eyes.

If you want to know the time, the temperature, talk to a friend or get directions to that café you read about in a magazine, it will all appear as if by magic in front of you.

The demo shows off Google Maps being 'added' to the real world - providing real-time directions from your current location

In demonstrations, the glasses are mainly voice-controlled, using voice commands to bring up contacts, send emails and search

The glasses appear to run a variant of the Android operating system, using the same microphone icon and other recognisable parts of Google's mobile OS

The demo shows emails and other information 'layered' into a view of the world via screens in the glasses

Called Google Goggles, they are not yet on sale, but a promotional video released by the company has shaken up the technology world and prompted claims they could revolutionise the way we live.

The wraparound glasses feature a miniature display that sits above one eye, allowing users to surf the internet, make video calls, listen to music and update the diary without lifting a finger.

The screen is controlled by voice and by tilting your head, so one catch may be a few funny looks in the street.

A prototype is being tweaked and tested in public by the company’s employees before it goes on sale. The technology is known as ‘wearable computing’ and is expected to launch a new generation of gadgets which display a layer of information over everything the wearer sees – bringing together the search engine, GPS tracking, a phone and a camera.

The service lets you locate nearby friends in a similar way to Google's current Latitude service

The demonstration shows off a weather forecast layered over a view of the world

The demonstration shows off navigation information similar to what Google currently offers via its Maps service

In the video, entitled One Day, the wearer is given information instantly from buildings they are looking at, landmarks or friends in the area. The device is potentially a gift to advertisers as they could reach users in ever more personal situations, such as a restaurant, shop or relaxing on their sofa.

Applications featuring ‘virtual reality’ situations could be offered in future. This is the first glimpse of the glasses after months of speculation. Reports suggest the price will be comparable with the smartphone.

It is a coup for Google’s Android system which has in recent years been stung by the popularity of the Apple iPhone.

The glasses also allow users to record and share videos from a built-in camera, just like on YouTube

The world is just an eyeball away: Models demonstrate how the goggles look in practice


Alan Watt discussed this article in the following RBN broadcast:

April 4, 2012
Alan Watt "Cutting Through The Matrix" LIVE on RBN:
Poem Copyright Alan Watt April 4, 2012:
NSA: Yes We Watch You All the Time,
Collecting Data, Preventing Crime:
"There's Damage Control and Feds are Scurrying
To Prevent the Sheeple Fretting and Worrying,
Massive Banks Built for Data Collection,
The Nasty Citizenry May Be Avoiding Detection,
Yes the Citizens Simply Can't Be Trusted,
All are Potentially Criminals to Be Busted,
The Size of the Project is Fearsome, That's Why
We're Paranoid to Think They Watch You and I,
Even Though Announcing That is Exactly
What They are Doing, Matter-of-Factly,
Doublethink is Necessary for the Proles,
Neutralizes Suspicion of NSA Goals"
© Alan Watt April 4, 2012
* Poem & Dialogue Copyrighted Alan Watt - April 4, 2012 (Exempting Music, Literary Quotes, and Callers' Comments)

Topics of show covered in following links:

NSA New Spy Center---Don't Worry, go Back to Sleep

Google Moves to "Wearable Computing"

Russia and Iran set to Counter US/Israeli Strikes against Iran

U.S.---Another Snooping "Cyber Security" Bill

Men Torch themselves in Italy because of Heavy-Handed Technocracy and "Austerity Measures"

Suicide Note Calls for Young Greeks to "Hang the Traitors"

US and Nuclear Powered Drones

USA--Police Drones over America May eventually be Armed

US Sues Royal Bank of Canada for Fraudulent Trading

World's Largest Solar Plant, with Second Largest Dept. of Energy Loan Guarantee Files for Bankruptcy

Quigley on History of Banking and Money

Carroll Quigley Quotes on Banking Cabal

Nanotubes used in Bodily Diagnosis

Addict Judges Passing Judgement

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Re: The Microchip Agenda
« Reply #927 on: April 09, 2012, 01:52:52 PM »
43,000 Brazilian Students Will Be Required to Wear Locator Chips on their Uniforms
By VC | March 28th, 2012 | Category: Latest News

Schools in northern Brazil are now embedding their uniforms with locator chips that allow the tracking and monitoring of their students. Advertised as a “way of informing parents in case their children skip school”, the widespread use of these devices and the information they can potentially gather is rather unsettling. There no “off function” on these chips. I read some comments stating that these chips will “help finding kidnapped kids”. Really? What if  the kidnappers made the kid, like, um, NOT wear the shirt? Lame excuses to hide the real agenda here, constantly increasing surveillance and monitoring in the name of “security”. Here’s an article on the “intelligent uniforms” that are actually worn by 20,000 students and required on all 43,000 of the Brazilian locale in 2013.


Locator chips keep track of students in Brazil
Grade-school students in a northeastern Brazilian city are using uniforms embedded with locator chips that help alert parents if they’re cutting classes, the city’s education secretary said Thursday.
Twenty thousand students in 25 of Vitoria da Conquista’s 213 public schools started using T-shirts with chips earlier this week, secretary Coriolano Moraes said by telephone.
By 2013, all of the city’s 43,000 public school students, aged 4 to 14, will be using the chip-embedded T-shirts, he added.
Radio frequency chips in “intelligent uniforms” let a computer know when children enter school and it sends a text message to their cell phones. Parents are also alerted if kids don’t show up 20 minutes after classes begin with the following message: “Your child has still not arrived at school.”
“We noticed that many parents would bring their children to school but would not see if they actually entered the building because they always left in a hurry to get to work on time,” Moraes said in a telephone interview. “They would always be surprised when told of the number times their children skipped class.
After a student skips classes three times parents will be asked to explain the absences. If they fail to do so, the school may notify authorities, Moares said.
The city government invested $670,000 to design, test and make the microchipped T-shirts, he said.
The chips, similar to those used to track pets in many countries, are placed underneath each school’s coat-of-arms or on one of the sleeves below a phrase that says: “Education does not transform the world. Education changes people and people transform the world.”
The T-shirts, can be washed and ironed without damaging the chips, Moraes said adding that the chips have a “security system that makes tampering virtually impossible.”
Moraes said that Vitoria da Conquista is the first city in Brazil “and maybe in the world” to use this system.
“I believe we may be setting a trend because we have received many requests from all over Brazil for information on how our system works,” he said.
- Source: AP


Also from

CIA Director: Web-Connected Devices in Your Home Make it Easy to Spy on You


Alan Watt discussed the above article (about the microchipped school uniforms) in the following RBN broadcast:

March 26, 2012
Alan Watt "Cutting Through The Matrix" LIVE on RBN:
Poem Copyright Alan Watt March 26, 2012:
Democracy Where Art Thou?
"Democracy, Democracy, Where Art Thou Democracy?
An Illusion Created by PR for Those Gifted in Sophistry,
A Running Candidate Promises, Always Feels Your Pain,
A Psycho Emulating a Saint, Nothing Personal to Gain,
Those Who Run the Nations are Lifers and Emphatic,
Not a One Elected for They're All Bureaucratic,
Highly Trained for Their Part in This New World Order,
Free-Trade Integration, Working Across Every Border,
Older Generations Complain of Taxes, Price of Food,
The Young are Brainwashed into "Globalism is Good,"
At the Top of This Agenda are Those the Public Curse,
The Uniformed, The Legalists, Mighty Power of the Purse,
There are Those Who Smooth Transitions, Never Getting Thanks,
Neuroscientists, Marketers and Thousands of Think-Tanks"
© Alan Watt March 26, 2012
* Poem & Dialogue Copyrighted Alan Watt - March 26, 2012 (Exempting Music, Literary Quotes, and Callers' Comments)

Topics of show covered in following links:

NSA Whistleblower Thomas Drake  (How it Really Works) Part 2

Micro-chipped School Uniforms

Exotic Weapons

Exotic Weapons Bill with Target Individuals

Climate Fund Seeks UN-style Immunity

Canada-Japan Free Trade Deal

Canada-Thailand Free Trade Deal

Global Citizens Initiative--Foundation-funded Leaders

Global Citizens Initiative--About

Monsanto "Biotechnology" Book to Brainwash Children

Bailouts and Fraud are Secrets to Bank of America's Success

Russian Mob in London Shooting?

Gangster Banksters Keep Winning Public Business--Why?

TV Watches and Listens to You---Now You Know why Governments Mandated Digital Broadcasting

Occupy London now Classed as Terrorist Group

Prostitution Legalized in Ontario

Outsourcing to India---Now Your Credit Card details, Medical can be Bought for as little as 2 pennies in India

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Re: The Microchip Agenda
« Reply #928 on: April 21, 2012, 07:12:24 AM »
Aaron Franz on Glasgow Truth Group Radio - The Transhuman Agenda Explained and Exposed (2hrs 23mins)

This is a Glasgow Truth Group Radio interview with Aaron Franz.
Aaron Franz's website -
Youtube page -
Glasgow Truth Group Youtube page -


Aaron Franz's book "Revolve: Man's Scientific Rise to Godhood" is available here -

Listen to this installment of Trans Resister Radio to learn more about the contents of "Revolve: Man's Scientific Rise to Godhood" -


See also Aaron Franz's Under the Sun DVD -
"In this video series Aaron Franz talks about the various signs and symbols of the Ancient Mysteries, and how they relate to our modern world. We are at a very unique point in time, especially in regard to the current status of the alchemical Great Work of ages. ..."


Glasgow Truth Group Radio, the Transhuman Agenda, interview with Aaron Franz

Adam and Scott host Glasgow Truth Group Radio. Here, they interview Aaron Franz on the topic of the transhuman agenda. This is a very broad topic that includes converging technologies, technological revolution, eugenics, promotion of ideas in fiction, artificial intelligence, the MIC, the Unabomber, implantable chips, surveillance, terrorism, posthuman world, philosophical underpinnings of technological revolution, and much more. Be sure to listen, download, and share this interview.

part 1 of the interview -

part 2 of the interview -


Related videos:

The Age of Transitions (58mins) -

The Net: The Unabomber, LSD and the Internet (1hr 55mins) -

One Mainframe to Rule Them All (43mins) -

Predictive Programming and the Human Microchipping Agenda (1hr 18mins) -


Some of the documents discussed in this interview can be downloaded from Alan Watt's website -

Titled - DCDC Global Strategic Trends Programme 2007-2036
(DCDC) stands for Development, Concepts and Doctrine Centre

Watt also did a Blurb in which he discussed this document, on April 13, 2007:
mp3 -
transcript -

"Converging Technologies for Improving Human Performance" -
National Science Foundation / Department Of Commerce-sponsored report - June 2002

"Societal Implications of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology" -
NSET Workshop Report - National Science Foundation - March 2001
Logistical, Editing and Management Assistance by:
International Technology Research Institute, World Technology (WTEC) Division, Loyola College


There are several Alan Watt mp3s related to the microchip implant and the transhumanist agenda [in the first post of this thread] -

There are also many other relevant mp3s, videos and articles throughout the thread.


See also Alan Watt On Eugenics & Charles Galton Darwin's "The Next Million Years" (1952)

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Re: The Microchip Agenda
« Reply #929 on: April 21, 2012, 07:41:28 AM »
The Banksters Ultimate Dream: A Cashless Society, Starting With the Military

SGT Report
April 14, 2012
Why is a cashless society the holy grail of total tyrannical control for the Banksters? Because once your entire financial banking life is under the dominion of these criminals in the form of a card or an implanted chip, you will never again be free.
They are already tracking you, building a database about you and monitoring your every move. But once cash transactions are done away with entirely, if the Banksters (or fascist government) don’t like your point of view or politics, they can just turn your chip off.

And no one may buy or sell except one who has the mark or the name of the beast.” It’s all part of the Rockefeller plan as Hollywood producer Aaron Russo warned.
We recently received this note about the U.S. military’s implementation of the Eagle cash card, a misnomer since there’s NO CASH involved.
This is just another part of the slippery slope into a 100% fascist society, controlled by a tiny group of elite psychopaths. Here’s the note:

Hey SGT, I love your blog and read it every day. I wanted to add something you may be missing. I am presently working for the U.S. Military at a deployed location. Soldiers, Sailors, Airman and Marines are already laying the groundwork for the “Cashless Society”.
We are already using “Chips”, however, these chips are “Smart Cards” with chips on them. It is called the “Eagle Cash Card”. As with most technology that the government employs, they are trying it on the Department of Defense in areas not in plain site of regular civilians.
The “powers that be” are very keen on using something called “Successive Approximation”. Basically, in layman terms “Baby Steps”. I don’t think they are going to the implants immediately (It’s still to Sci-Fi like for most people and too creepy for others). I truly believe they are going to use “Smart Cards” first.
They already are using them. I know this because I have one and the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston manages it. We basically use it as anyone would use a standard Credit Card, however, the funds come directly from our bank accounts. We can load funds on it and immediately use it at every vendor. We can also transfer funds among each other (From Soldier to Soldier).
We just need to go to Eagle Cash machine to make the transfer and/or check the balance. Every time we make a purchase even if it’s a 50-cent pack of gum, we run the card. In fact, I haven’t seen a U.S. dollar or any other currency other than the host nations in more than a year.
I have been using it for more than three years now at an undisclosed location in the Middle East. A quick search on the Internet and you will find what I am saying is true or you can ask a returning Soldier, Airman, Sailor or Marine and now “a Contractor”. Keep up the good work.

The name of the game is total control.
If you think the Banksters aren’t moving us toward a total-control grid monetary nightmare at warp speed, check out the Brunei-based Bank Islam Brunei Darussalom’s new biometric ATM’s. And please take special note of what appears to be the numbers ’666′ in the bank’s logo. You just can’t make this stuff up.
As we’ve long stated friends, at this point it’s humanity VS. the Banksters.

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Re: The Microchip Agenda
« Reply #930 on: April 21, 2012, 07:59:06 AM »
Spain Bans Cash Transactions Over 2,500 Euros
Posted by Alexander Higgins - April 16, 2012 at 1:21 am

Spain has outlawed the use of cash in business transactions in excess 2,500 euros in order to crack down on the black market and tax evaders.
The motivations behind the push for digital currencies is exposed as Spain heads down the road of the Greeks in combating their sovereign debt crisis.
As the government scrambles for every tax dollar it can get its hands on, even though they already gave every Spaniard $23,000 Euros in debt last year alone (approximately $32,500), they are now banning all large cash business transactions.
Why? So they can track the transactions and make sure that people and business are paying taxes. Being able to track the transactions is also aimed to combat the growing black market in Spain.

See video here


Via Libre Mercado: (translated by google)

The Government banned cash payments in excess of 2,500 euros
Those who violate the ban will face fines of 25% of the payment made in cash.

The Prime Minister, Mariano Rajoy, has announced on Wednesday that the plan to combat tax evasion on Friday approved the Cabinet prohibit the payment in cash transactions of over € 2,500 and which at least involved a businessman professional.
During the control session the Government in the House of the Congress of Deputies and in response to a question about the tax amnesty made by the general coordinator of IU, Cayo Lara, the Prime Minister has revealed that those who violate the ban will face fines of 25% of the payment made ​​in cash.
The Government had already advanced the plan to combat fraud limitations include the use of cash for certain operations, although he had not yet specified which would place the threshold (yes at the time there was talk that it could be 1,000 euros for self-employed).
Black money
This measure aims to prevent the use of black money in commercial transactions and, in the case of companies, give them an obstacle to not resort to false invoices. The plan to combat fraud adopted on Friday, the Cabinet intends to raise up to 8.171 million euros in 2012.
Rajoy has argued before Cayo Lara tax amnesty approved by the Government in the fight against the deficit, noting that a measure is “extraordinary and exceptional” only valid for 2012, adopted in a “very difficult” and to help improve revenue.
In fact, insisted that it is a measure recommended by the OECD in difficult situations and has already been used in countries like Germany, USA and Italy, which allowed the latter to raise 5,000 million euros in 2009 and 2010.
The president has also said that in Spain and there were three tax amnesties in the past (1977, 1984 and 1991) and, unlike then, when the fraudsters who paid nothing surfaced assets to the Treasury, in this case paid between 8% and 10%.
IU criticizes the tax amnesty
For its part, the general coordinator of IU, Cayo Lara, has warned the Government that the tax amnesty “is not the way to fight” the deficit has been reported that an initiative is “unfair and unconstitutional.”
Rajoy Lara reminded that when the PP was in the opposition rejected the tax amnesty proposed by the Socialist government claiming it was “unfair and antisocial” in the words of the PP’s general secretary and president of Castilla-La Mancha, María Dolores de Cospedal.
“We understand the serious situation, but the tax break allows us to continue to rob everyone with impunity. The problem of fraud all fails, cutting the budget of the tax and forgiving fraudsters,” he broached Lara.
The general coordinator of IU Rajoy called on a real anti-fraud plan, with more resources to the tax office, and has taken the opportunity to ask the president that when you announce cuts of 10,000 million euros “do it in Parliament.”

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« Reply #931 on: April 21, 2012, 08:03:21 AM »
How your mobile phone can be turned into a credit card - it could mean the end of small cash payments in 5 years
By Sean Poulter, Consumer Affairs Editor
PUBLISHED: 01:04, 19 April 2012 | UPDATED: 17:37, 19 April 2012

Any mobile phone can be turned into a ‘tap and go’ credit card under a payment system unveiled today.

Advocates of the technology argue it could mean the end of small cash payments within five to ten years.

The system, which can be used to make purchases up to £15, involves sticking a smart card or PayTag – about a third of the size of a normal credit card – to the back of a handset.

A Nokia phone shows a text message with credit card details, but mobiles could soon double as credit cards

To make a payment, the phone is tapped on a specially adapted till. The tag, which contains a microchip, communicates with the till terminal via an antenna to confirm the credit card account of the customer and authorise a payment without the need to enter a PIN.

The system is being launched by Barclaycard, which says it comes with 100 per cent fraud protection, but it is likely to be adopted by other major banks. Previously, only a few hi-tech handsets could be used for tap and go payments, but the new tag means any phone could be.

An increasing number of retailers offer or are introducing tap and go tills, including Waitrose, McDonald’s, Boots and Tesco. By the end of this year, London buses will also accept these so-called contactless payments.

David Chan, the chief executive of Barclaycard Consumer Europe, said: ‘More than half  of us say that the item we’re most lost without is our mobile phone, so we’re giving people the option of using them to  make easy, convenient, everyday payments.’

Carl Scheible, the managing director of PayPal UK, said:  ‘By 2016, you’ll be able to leave your wallet at home and use  your mobile as the 21st century digital wallet.’

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« Reply #932 on: April 21, 2012, 08:08:53 AM »
April 12, 2012 | By Maira Sutton
UAE Signs Deal to Integrate National IDs Into Mobile Phones

The United Arab Emirates signed a deal with telecommunications company, Etisalat, to embed citizens' national ID information into mobile phones. They will now be exploring a system that would utilize an NFC or Near Field Communication application, which allows cell phones to communicate data via radio frequency within very close range. The UAE has had a national ID system since 2004, with IDs carrying a chip similar to one on a credit card and holding a person's name, birthday, gender, photograph, fingerprint, and ID number.
Etisalat, based in the UAE, has had a history working with the Emirati government on various initiatives. Notably, the company helped the government develop surveillance malware to be installed on Blackberry devices. However, it was quickly revealed that the "network upgrade" in disguise was in fact meant to spy on its mobile users.
EFF has long opposed national ID systems because they are fraught with potential abuse in every aspect of their creation and operation. Not only is it extremely costly to implement, the risk of fraudulent and flawed identification cards is very serious: these cards needs to distributed on such a scale that even a small percentage of errors could cause major social disruption. Moreover, such a mass collection of data leaves a high potential for abuse by both private and public actors.
Since carrying an ID card is mandatory in the UAE, this may mean that Emirati citizens may begin to be required to carry their phones on them at all times. Their objectives for working towards implementing this system currently unknown. However, integrating personal data with mobile phones can only bring trouble.

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« Reply #933 on: April 21, 2012, 08:17:06 AM »
Your Car Set To Become Part of ‘The Internet of Things’
Transportation bill orders implementation of ‘Vehicle to Infrastructure Communication System’

Paul Joseph Watson
Thursday, April 19, 2012

A bill already passed by the Senate and set to be ratified by the House not only mandates black box tracking devices in all new cars, it also orders the deployment of ‘vehicle to infrastructure’ communication systems, in other words your vehicle will become part of ‘the Internet of things’ and will be open to constant real-time tracking, eavesdropping and surveillance.

Although introduced and promoted by Democrats Harry Reid and Barbara Boxer, Senate BIll 1813, entitled ‘Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act’ (MAP-21), is expected to be passed by the Republican-controlled House because of its numerous revenue generating provisions.
However, the bill is stuffed full of nightmare big government regulations, including empowering the IRS to revoke passports of accused tax delinquents as well as mandating the installation of black box tracking devices, eventually designed to be used in a tax-by-the-mile system, in all new vehicles from 2015.
Yet another Big Brother measure that is contained deep within the bill appears in Section 53006 – the “Vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-infrastructure communications systems deployment.”

‘(a) In General- Not later than 3 years after the date of enactment of this section, the Secretary shall submit a report to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation of the Senate, the Committee on Environment and Public Works of the Senate, the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure of the House of Representatives, and the Committee on Energy and Commerce of the House of Representatives that–
‘(1) defines a recommended implementation path for dedicated short-range communications technology and applications;
‘(2) includes guidance on the relationship of the proposed deployment of dedicated short-range communications to the National ITS Architecture and ITS Standards; and
‘(3) ensures competition by not preferencing the use of any particular frequency for vehicle to infrastructure operations.

In simpler terms, this lays the framework for vehicles to be installed with communications systems that constantly beam information about location and other diagnostics both to other vehicles, potentially police cars, as well as infrastructure. Given the fact that light poles are now being fitted with computers that both receive and broadcast wireless Internet signals, this would be the easiest method of connecting all vehicles to the ‘Internet of things’ in the future. Alternatively, 3G or 4G signals would also do the same job.
Not only would this open the door to total surveillance of Americans’ traveling habits as well as constant real time eavesdropping of what is happening inside their vehicle, including audio sensors to record conversations (which are already embedded in the new ‘Intellistreets’ light poles), it would also grease the skids for a carbon tax system whereby drivers are charged by the mile.
As we reported last month, the Internet of things is the process of manufacturing every new product with a system that broadcasts wirelessly via the world wide web, allowing industry and the government to spy ubiquitously on every aspect of your existence.
CIA chief David Petraeus has hailed the “Internet of things” as a transformational boon for “clandestine tradecraft”. In other words, it will soon be easier than ever before to keep tabs on the population since everything they use will be connected to the web, with total disregard for privacy considerations. The spooks won’t have to plant a bug in your home or your vehicle, you will be doing it for them.
The ‘Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act’ represents nothing less than a full frontal assault on the mobility rights of Americans, as well as codifying into law mandatory surveillance technology that will allow the government to both spy on drivers as well as taxing them directly under any future CO2 emissions tax system.
Paul Joseph Watson is the editor and writer for Prison He is the author of Order Out Of Chaos. Watson is also a regular fill-in host for The Alex Jones Show and Infowars Nightly News.


See also Mandatory ‘Big Brother’ Black Boxes In All New Cars From 2015

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« Reply #934 on: April 21, 2012, 08:26:08 AM »
City ‘i’s new phone booths
Touch screens on way
Last Updated: 4:34 AM, April 8, 2012

The public pay phone of the future looks like a gigantic iPad.
The city plans to unveil 32-inch “smart screens” with Internet connections next month inside 250 old phone booths throughout the five boroughs.
The pilot program will replace crusty telephones that most New Yorkers wouldn’t touch with their bare hands. And the futuristic screens could eventually replace all of the city’s 12,800 outdoor pay phones, whose franchise contracts with the city expire in October 2014.
The free touch-screen technology will display local neighborhood information, including lists of nearby restaurants, store sales in the area, traffic updates, landmark information and safety alerts — in multiple languages.

GOOD CALL: Hundreds of old phone booths will become Internet-wired with iPad-like “smart screens”.

Pressing an on-screen icon will link users to 311 online to file complaints or request city information.
“The goal is to pilot it and see what the response is,” said Nicholas Sbordone, a spokesman for the city’s department of Information Technology & Telecommunications.

“It will help inform the city’s ongoing reassessment, with public input, of what we want or what we think the future of public pay phones will entail.”
Germaphobes need not fear the filth of using a touch screen shared with 8 million New Yorkers. According to City24x7, the franchisee that will install and maintain the smart screens, they’ll be more sanitary than an ATM.
“They’re built to be cleaned with a jet hose,” said CEO Tom Touchet, the former executive producer of the “Today” show. “They’re waterproof and dust-proof.”
The smart screens will eventually be wired to make Skype calls, log onto e-mail accounts and serve as WiFi hotspots, Touchet said.
But New Yorkers shouldn’t plan on using the tablets as mobile offices, or sites for anonymous Internet trolling: The search capabilities on the tablets will be protected and controlled.
The screens cost the city nothing and will eventually bring in revenue via advertising.
Eventually the city will get a 36 percent cut of all ad revenue — but not during the pilot program.
The city will also be able to use the screens to remind New Yorkers how to get their tax refunds, advertise the upcoming bike-share program and publicize free park events.
Between coins and advertising, pay phones currently earn the city about $18 million annually, a city spokesman said.
The city is also rolling out computer kiosks to replace pay phones underground, such as in subway stations, a city spokesman said. The 22-inch underground touch screens will be equipped with cameras for video applications, as well as electrical outlets so users can charge their phones while buying access to Web, e-mail and apps.


Alan Watt discussed this article in the following RBN broadcast:

April 12, 2012
Alan Watt "Cutting Through The Matrix" LIVE on RBN:
Poem Copyright Alan Watt April 12, 2012:
Lulled by a Symphony which Hides the Infamy:
"There are Signs and Symptoms of a Disease,
We All Can Feel It, Gives Us Unease,
The Cause We Know, Not Exactly Hidden,
But No-One Dare Speak, Because it's Forbidden,
We're Told the World, by Itself is Just Going Global,
And the World Bank, IMF, Private Entities Noble,
Will Run Economics, while Experts will Help
All the Peasantry Go Green, e.g. Collecting Kelp,
To Live Austerely, and Childless, Die,
"Stopping Climate Change" You All Must Try
To Energize Well-Being, with a Happy Face,
Laugh at Misfortune, Content in Your Place,
Like Medieval Peasants, Bowing before Betters,
Professional Titles with Lots of Letters"
© Alan Watt April 12, 2012
* Poem & Dialogue Copyrighted Alan Watt - April 12, 2012 (Exempting Music, Literary Quotes, and Callers' Comments)

Topics of show covered in following links:

Hanson --Enviro-Terrorist Calls for Carbon Taxes

Report on Convergence of Special Forces and Civilian Law Enforcement

The Torture School using Pavlovian Techniques---Shocking Video

NYC---Pay Phones Replaced with iPad-like Screens

The Guardian Classroom at it Again--Revolution, Flashmobs etc..

Riots May be Controlled with Chemicals--Guardian

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Re: The Microchip Agenda
« Reply #935 on: April 21, 2012, 08:35:05 AM »
The Royal Canadian Mint is challenging software developers to create apps for MintChip, the evolution of currency.

Watch the MintChip video to learn more about the evolution of currency!

About the Challenge

The Royal Canadian Mint MintChip Challenge invites software developers to create innovative digital payment applications using MintChip, a R&D phase technology available only to challenge participants. Developers and the public are also encouraged to share ideas for how a digital currency can be used.
Winners will receive approximately $50,000 in gold from the Mint as well as promotional exposure. Prizes will be awarded for the apps that best demonstrate the potential value of the MintChip technology and have the greatest potential impact on digital payment technology. Submitted apps can run on Android, BlackBerry, iOS, Windows or desktop and mobile browsers.
The Mint will provide participating developers with a software developement kit (SDK), two microSD MintChips, and two remote MintChip accounts they can use to integrate the Mint’s technology with their digital payment applications.
The public and developers have approximately four months to share ideas and build their submissions. A panel of distinguished judges from the tech, venture capital, media, and retailer industries will select winners, and the general public will vote to identify a “Popular Choice” winner.

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Alan Watt discussed this and other articles in the following RBN broadcast:

April 11, 2012
Alan Watt "Cutting Through The Matrix" LIVE on RBN:
Poem Copyright Alan Watt April 11, 2012:
Gross National Wellness:

Gross National Wellness is Now, You See,
More Important than GDP,
A New Diktat from Ban Ki-moon,
Now All Sing this New Looney-Tune:
"With Globalism, You Must Learn to Be Selfless,
Be Austere, Poor, 'cos it's All About Wellness,
Your Earnings, Taxed, Must Flow Offshore
To Deserving Folks Who Need it More,
En Route it Passes Through Various Banks
Which Take Their Cuts and Give Us Thanks,
"A Wondrous Thing for Your Foreign Brothers",
Buying Birth Control for Foreign Mothers,
Every Prime Minister is in On the Scam,
Well Aware Long Before Each Ran,
Through NAFTA, GATT, the WTO,
Watch Employment Pack Up, Watch Jobs Go,
It was All Planned Before You were Born,
But Hey, How's Your Wellness, Don't Be Forlorn"
© Alan Watt April 11, 2012
* Poem & Dialogue Copyrighted Alan Watt - April 11, 2012 (Exempting Music, Literary Quotes, and Callers' Comments)

Topics of show covered in following links:

This Week at War: Syria as Prologue

Royal Canadian Mint to Create Digital Currency

Canadian Gov. gets in on Digital Payment Act

Canadian Banking Cabal explained by 12yr. old

Want to Know About The Banking Con from Mouths of Prime Ministers? Watch Oh Canada

The Trilateral Commission--Members

Wikipedia--Trilateral Commission

UN Pushes "Go On Be Happy" Blue Economy Routine---Income is Irrelevant You can be Happy

Can't Make Ends Meet?---Rags to Riches Stories for Fantasy Lovers

Monty Python Version of Rags to Riches

UK Pledges 60 Million Pounds to Keep Premier Voodoo Climate Science Centre Going

Selling Kidney for iPhone

New Accurate Locator Chip

Military proudly unveils small part of its so-called 'non-lethal' weaponry, deathrays, etc.


See also

April 10, 2012
Alan Watt "Cutting Through The Matrix" LIVE on RBN:
Poem Copyright Alan Watt April 10, 2012:
You can Lead a Borg to Water,
but, You Can't Make Him Think:
"Thought Facebook was Collecting All You Say?
Well, They've Spread Their Branches into DNA,
Now Dream On with the New iPhone App.,
Will Record Your Dream-State When You Nap,
And iBrain to Interface Your Thoughts (If Any),
Then Share the Info. with Universities and Many
Hush Hush Agencies, All of a Kind,
Working Continuously to Control Your Mind,
For Those Who're Fearful with Consternation,
Remember, They Count on Your Participation"
© Alan Watt April 10, 2012
* Poem & Dialogue Copyrighted Alan Watt - April 10, 2012 (Exempting Music, Literary Quotes, and Callers' Comments)

Topics of show covered in following links:

Greece--Crime Rampant due to "Austerity" Measures--Law for Hire

Nearly 90% of those who voted in a public poll over Britain's membership of the EU have backed calls to stage a referendum, campaigners say.

US Taxpayers pay Millions to Mow Lawns of Foreclosed Homes

Equities Boss Pleads Guilty to Fraud

DARPA-Google and Musical Chairs

Portable Brain Scanner

Dream Machine---iPhone app. to influence your Brain while Sleeping

Bio-sensor ad. for Brainwaves

Google and DNA

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« Reply #936 on: April 21, 2012, 08:42:21 AM »
Treating depression with electrodes inside the brain - click link to see video
By Dr. Sanjay Gupta and Andy Segal, CNN
April 14, 2012 -- Updated 1716 GMT (0116 HKT)

Editor's note: CNN's chief medical correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta is also an assistant professor of neurosurgery at Emory University's School of Medicine.

Atlanta (CNN) -- The first time Edi Guyton tried to commit suicide, she was 19 years old, wracked with depression and unable to deal with the social and academic pressure of college.

Even as a little girl, Guyton never seemed happy. Her mother had encouraged her to smile, but she didn't see any reason to. In her mind, everyone who smiled was "faking it."

She often thought about taking her own life, and one night in her college dorm, Guyton's dark thoughts gave way to action. With a razor blade, Guyton cut one wrist, then the other.

"I think I wanted it to get better or I wanted to die," she said. "The point was that everything was so bad, I wanted people to know that it was controlling me."

Edi Guyton lived with debilitating depression for 40 years before experimental brain surgery.

Her depression controlled her life for the next 40 years -- until she decided to volunteer for an experimental treatment. A neurosurgeon would drill two holes in Guyton's skull and implant a pair of battery-powered electrodes deep inside her brain.

The procedure -- called deep brain stimulation, or DBS -- targets a small brain structure known as Area 25, the "ringleader" for the brain circuits that control our moods, according to neurologist Dr. Helen Mayberg.

Mayberg's groundbreaking research on this part of the brain showed that Area 25 is relatively overactive in depressed patients. So, Mayberg hypothesized that in patients who do not improve with other treatments, Area 25 was somehow stuck in overdrive.

Mayberg published the results of her brain scan studies in 1999, the same year Edi Guyton attempted suicide again -- this time an overdose of prescription meds that were supposed to ease her depression.

"It's not that you won't be happy or that you aren't happy; it's that you can't be happy," Guyton said.

The first patients

Four years after publishing her research, Mayberg was ready to try what had never before been done: applying deep brain stimulation to Area 25.

Area 25 is the junction of all brain circuits that control our moods, according to neurologist Dr. Helen Mayberg.

DBS had been used since 1997 as a treatment for movement disorders, including essential tremor, Parkinson's disease and dystonia. Mayberg theorized the low voltage current from DBS could also help severely depressed patients.

Her first surgical experiment in 2003, in collaboration with neurosurgeon Dr. Andres Lozano at Toronto Western Hospital in Canada, was more about testing for safety than actually treating the patients.

"For all we knew, we were going to activate [the circuits] and actually make people feel worse," Mayberg explained.

The six patients who volunteered for the procedure had all tried and failed conventional treatments. Some had attempted or considered suicide.

"We had patients who were profoundly without any options and suffering," she said.

All six were lightly sedated when the holes were drilled and the electrodes implanted, but they were awake to describe what they experienced. Several patients reported profound changes just minutes after the stimulator was turned on. One said the room suddenly seemed brighter and colors were more intense. Another described heightened feelings of connectedness and a disappearance of the void.

The patients' descriptions during the procedure went far beyond anything the doctors expected.

One patient spontaneously talked about the first crocus blooms in early spring. Mayberg wondered if the procedure had triggered a hallucination or perhaps the electrode had touched a memory circuit. The patient explained it's the feeling of looking forward to something new and rejuvenating.

Mayberg says she struggled to remain a dispassionate scientist, but her empathy for the desperate patients who were, in effect, collaborators in the experiment got the best of her.

"I did a lot of crying," she said.

After six months of stimulation, four of the six the patients were significantly better. Mayberg has since reported similar results for 31 other patients.

Mayberg and Lozano published the results of that first DBS experiment in 2005, the same year Edi Guyton's depression subverted her career.

'I felt nothing'

For years, Guyton had thought she could outrun her despair by working hard. She had earned her Ph.D. while raising two daughters, landing a tenured position as a professor, earning accolades and awards for her teaching and research, and ultimately becoming chair of Georgia State University's early childhood education department. She said she got there by "faking it."

"I was the great pretender," Guyton said.

Then, after 22 years working at GSU, she told her boss and colleagues about her struggle with depression and retired from the job she loved. Still not fully grasping the nature of her illness, she blamed herself.

"After all, what do I have to be depressed about?" she thought.

She tried a variety of treatments, including talk therapy and psychiatric medicines, but nothing worked.

For the next several years, nine sessions of electroconvulsive therapy kept her stable. "I didn't like it, but it worked," she said. "But then I went back down. And I went back down very deep."

With the support of her husband, Guyton managed to stay in the fight. She inquired about the experimental DBS procedure being offered by Dr. Helen Mayberg and her colleague, psychiatrist Paul Holtzheimer, at Emory University in Atlanta.

Mayberg remembers the first time she saw Edi Guyton. Her slow movements were "like being in a muck," an obvious sign of severe depression, she said. "You could pick her out of a line up."

Seventeen patients out of more than 1,000 who had inquired were ultimately selected for the experiment. Ten of them, including Guyton, had major depressive disorder and the seven others had depression as a result of bipolar disorder.

The doctors warned them all that the procedure carried the risks of any other brain surgery, including brain damage and death, and no guarantee the depression would lift. Guyton signed the consent form, feeling that she had little to lose.

"It was that bad," she said.

She could not even bond with her family. The most vivid example was visiting her baby grand-niece. Guyton could barely go through the motions.

"Somebody handed her to me and I held her, but I didn't even put her face to mine," Guyton said. "I just held her because I thought, 'This is what a great-aunt does. She holds the child. She admires the child. And then, thank God, she gives the child back.' And I felt nothing. Nothing."

A new lease on life

On February 23, 2007, Guyton rolled into a surgical suite, propelled by a sweet and sour mixture of hope and hopelessness. Her head was mounted in a rigid frame as the doctors studied computer-enhanced images of her brain.

Dr. Robert Gross, the neurosurgeon, began drilling the holes in her skull.

Edi clenched her teeth. "The tears came," she says. "The sound of the drill, the feeling of it: Not painful, just like somebody's touching you. That was, I think, what kind of woke me up and said this is your brain that is being drilled into. Somebody is going into your brain."

The two holes allowed Gross to insert hollow tubes called cannulas, which created a pathway for the DBS electrodes -- one on each side of the brain. The electrodes are 1.27 millimeters in diameter, "about the thickness of angel hair pasta," Gross explained.

As they position the electrodes, the doctors are able to monitor the sound of neurons firing. The gray matter makes a raspy sound. The white matter is silent. And that's where the sweet spot seems to be: the white matter slightly below Area 25.

Each electrode has four contacts. Each contact can be independently controlled, on or off, with various levels of electricity. Typically, the doctors apply about a thousandth of the power that's used in a flashlight bulb. At the target, it stimulates approximately 1 cubic centimeter of brain tissue, "about the size of a pea," according to Gross.

Finding which contact works best is done through trial and error as the patient describes what feels best. As a benchmark, the doctors asked Guyton to rate her feelings of dread on a scale of 1 to 10.

"Eight," she reported.

Two minutes later, with contact No. 1 on, Guyton said, "Three."

But doctors would get an ever better result with contact No. 2.

Shortly after the second contact was turned on, Guyton quietly announced, "I almost smiled." Then she chuckled.

Dr. Holtzheimer asked, "Did something strike you as funny? Or was it just sort of spontaneous?"

"I was thinking about playing with [grand-niece] Susan," Guyton replied. "That was when I almost smiled. But when I laughed, that was because I almost smiled."

She had imagined holding the child and looking into her face. "I felt feelings that I thought were gone," she would later say.

How did it feel to have a machine and electricity transform her emotions?

"It felt fantastic," she said. "I didn't care what was doing it!"

To determine whether the surgery was truly effective or if the patients felt better simply because they believed in the treatment, the doctors told the patients that some of the battery packs powering the electrodes inside their brains would be turned off, while others would be left on, to measure any placebo effect.

Guyton's power pack was turned off, and her depression quickly returned. With the stimulator back on, she improved.

Based on her scores in February from a widely used psychological test called the Hamilton Rating Scale for Depression, Guyton's mental illness is in remission. Her ups and downs are the same that any healthy person would experience -- as long as the battery in the stimulator implanted under her collarbone remains charged.

Five years after the surgery, Edi Guyton is one of Mayberg's most dramatic success stories. She volunteers with a mental health advocacy group, she's active with a church and she's in a writer's club. And last fall she toured Italy with college friends who knew her from the days she had put a razor to her wrists.

To be sure, Guyton still has some bad days. "I don't feel good all the time," she admitted, and she sometimes worries that a bad spell could be lurking on the horizon. "But this gives me the capacity that if I can, if there is joy in my life, I have the capacity to feel it."

Next steps

As much as Mayberg's experiments showcase how far brain science has advanced, there is still much more to learn. In fact, more than 10 years after her pioneering studies on Area 25, Mayberg is still trying to answer basic questions about the experimental treatment she conceived. Does the electricity from DBS activate neurons near Area 25 or inhibit them? Is DBS flipping a switch or knocking down a wall?

"To be brutally honest, we have no idea how this works," Mayberg said.

Mayberg is the co-holder of a patent for the procedure, which has been licensed to St. Jude Medical, Inc., a company that manufactures and sells DBS equipment. St. Jude is hoping to win Food and Drug Administration approval for commercial use of DBS for treatment-resistant depression.

The FDA awarded limited approval in 2009 to Medtronic, Inc., to use DBS on a different part of the brain for intractable obsessive compulsive disorder. Medtronic is funding a study to determine if that part of the brain, the ventral capsule/ventral striatum, could also be a viable target for depression.

In the meantime, Mayberg still hopes to answer why DBS helps some patients but not others. After all, if Area 25 is the "ringleader," why doesn't everyone improve? Mayberg simply does not know.

"We've got to understand the biology better," she says. "So until we're actually hitting 90% or really effectively helping everybody, we've got our work cut out for us."


Alan Watt discussed this and other articles in the following RBN broadcast:

April 16, 2012
Alan Watt "Cutting Through The Matrix" LIVE on RBN:
Poem Copyright Alan Watt April 16, 2012:
Fascism, Communism, is The Same Disease,
Public Allow Fanatics to Take Over with Ease:
"Who is Ignorant of Signs of the Times,
Totalitarianism, Strip-Searches and Fines,
The Militarization of Forces Within,
Data Collection, Spying on People is Sin,
Governments, Bankers Colluding to Pillage
Every City, Town and Rural Village,
Excessive Taxation, Redistributing Wealth,
While Rationing Care to Do with Health,
Inflation is the "Cure" for Next Ten Years,
Feeding Children is a Cause for Tears,
Laws Drafted with Bureaucratic Impunity,
Decide Your Value to the Community"
© Alan Watt April 16, 2012
* Poem & Dialogue Copyrighted Alan Watt - April 16, 2012 (Exempting Music, Literary Quotes, and Callers' Comments)

Topics of show covered in following links:

More on 750 Million Rounds of Hollow Point Bullets

Dept. of Homeland Security Orders 450 Million Rounds of .40 Caliber Rounds

& More on Above

Army Snipers in Helicopters for British Olympics

Sexual Humiliation---Body Searches etc. is a Political Tool

More new Cyber-War Tools for Pentagon

Brain Implants for Depression

New Economic Thinking (Part of Soros Group) opens New Economic Centre in Oxford

Rebellion in NASA Against Global Warming

Letter to NASA by former NASA Scientists

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Re: The Microchip Agenda
« Reply #938 on: May 20, 2012, 02:44:58 PM »
"Super-Soldiers" Fight Disease With Bionic Implants
2012 05 08
By Kate Knibbs | (extra links there)

The U.S. military plans to implant soldiers with medical devices, making them harder to kill with diseases.

The military’s Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, or DARPA, announced plans to create nanosensors that monitor soldiers’ health on the battlefield and keep doctors constantly abreast about potential health problems.

DARPA’s plan for nanosensors reflects a larger trend, as scientists are trying to harness technology to improve health care across the globe. Doctors are already quickly adopting mobile technology to improve patient care, carrying around iPads to better explain procedures and inventing smartphone apps to oversee drug users’ progress and watch for signs of stress in at-risk patients.

DARPA called the implants "a truly disruptive innovation," highlighting how healthier soldiers would change the state of modern warfare because most medical evacuations occur due to ordinary illnesses and disease, not injuries. If the U.S. can lead the way in this kind of high-tech monitoring, it could give the military another leg up on adversaries still beset by everyday illness.

Nanotechnology continues to find a place in the medical field as well. Stanford University researchers are developing tiny robotic monitors that can diagnose illnesses, monitor vital stats and even deliver medicine into the bloodstream, similar to the devices that the military plans to create. The two projects have yet to link up, but their similar goals suggest the military could benefit from coordinating efforts with leading university scientists.

The U.S. military regularly invests in the latest mobile technology, not only in healthcare but in its ground operations as well, as the military encourages app developers to develop apps for warfare. The Army is actively incorporating smartphones into battlefield equipment, recognizing the devices' ability to revolutionize combat.

Still, the U.S. is not the only country in on the action, as China developed an iPhone app to give the People's Liberation Army information.

The military runs on the strength of its soldiers, and this latest innovation holds promise to bolster the U.S. armed forces by decreasing preventable illnesses and keeping its men and women at the peak of their health.


CIA creating real life Manchurian candidates? (6mins 57s)

A group of US military veterans claim the government messed with their minds, implanted microchips and electrodes and conducting of mind control experiments.
They are alleging top secret CIA, military and even university scientists experimented on them with the purpose implanting remote control devices in their brains to eventually turn them into robot-like assassins.
The members of the group claim the tests were conducted at the Army's Edgewood Arsenal in Maryland between 1950 and 1975. The US military site was known for testing, but mainly for chemical and biological nerve agents.
Now the group is suing the US government for answers.
Dr. Colin A. Ross, the president and founder of the Colin A. Ross Institute for Psychological Trauma said there are stories from survivors and there are official government documents regarding the allegations.
The documents detail hypnosis, LSD, interrogation and electro-implant experiments. The electro-implant experiments were first conducted on animals, and they controlled via remote transmitters, he explained.
"Electrodes are put into dolphins and the dolphins are directed by remote transmitter to deliver a bomb to a target, there is discussion of similar technology in cats and other animals," Ross said. "There is research funded by the Office of Naval Research published in mainstream journals where electrodes are put into the brains of cats, dogs and their behaviors controlled and even human beings at Harvard and Yale, so this is absolutely documented fact."
Ross said operators were able to force animals to walk or swim to designated areas, and in humans control limited actions, such as hitting a wall, staring into space or strumming a guitar.
Participants in the testing programs were volunteers, however most did not truly understand what was going on.
"The people didn't really know what was going on," Ross said. They were basically tricked."
There are probably active "Manchurian candidate sleepers" thought the world today, he argued. Mind control technology has been known about for decades and there are a range of usable technologies, ranging from electrode implants to brainwashing.
Ross said he is certain such experiments are ongoing today, but he cannot prove it because it is classified.


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Re: The Microchip Agenda
« Reply #939 on: May 30, 2012, 12:16:07 PM »

By Paul McGuire
May 24, 2012

“60 Second Idea,” in association with the BBC, promoted the ideas of science fiction writer Elizabeth Moon, who believes everyone should be given a bar code at birth. Moon said, “If I were empress of the universe I would insist on every individual having a unique ID permanently attached - a barcode if you will; an implanted chip to provide an easy, fast, inexpensive way to identify individuals. It would be imprinted on everyone at birth. Point the scanner at someone and there it is.”

According to “60 Second Idea” and the BBC, “Each week a global thinker from the worlds of philosophy, science, psychology or the arts is given a minute to put forward a radical, inspiring or controversial idea – no matter how improbable – that they believe would change the world.” What is interesting about Moon’s barcode at birth idea is that the Apostle John predicted that in the last days there would be a one world economic system built around a barcode-type concept. Although, John was not specifically referring to a barcode, he predicted that each person would receive a special mark that would identify them and enable them to participate in the coming one world economic system. This mark is commonly referred to as the mark of the beast or the number “666.”

“And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads:

And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.

Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six.” --Revelation 13:16-18

In my book, “Are You Ready for the Microchip?” I go into great detail about all the new “mark of the beast” technologies that use things like nano-technology, microchip implants, biochip implants, RFID chips, and satellites that can be used for tracking, commerce and identification purposes. I believe that the mark of the beast that the Apostle John talked about will probably be made with nano-technology and will be a microchip or biochip implant with an RFID transmitter. A lot of people argue that the original translation of the word mark meant some kind of tattoo. They are already distributing RFID chips that are microscopic and are inserted in the layers of colored ink that forms a tattoo.

The Apostle John had this vision of a mark over 2,000 years ago. John specifically explained that no one will be able to buy or sell without this mark. This mark would be managed by the False Prophet, or Second Beast, who heads the coming one world economic system and coming one world religion. In order to receive the mark of the beast, you have to renounce your faith in Jesus Christ and pledge to worship the First Beast, or the Antichrist, as God. As I said on a recent History Channel special, “The Bible is very specific. If you do not receive the mark of the beast you are beheaded.”

However, you don’t even have to have any religious beliefs to understand the dangers of giving everyone an identification barcode or similar device at birth. Totalitarian regimes and Orwellian-style dictatorships thrive on total control and the tracking of its citizens. Adolph Hitler and the Third Reich set up an elaborate control system that tracked their entire population using index cards and shoe boxes. With the help of IBM-type technology this tracking system evolved to using punched cards and the prisoners in the concentration camps received tattoos with numbers on them.

In 1933, IBM developed a business alliance with Nazi, Germany, as did many American banks and corporations. The Nazis needed to identify the Jews in order to take their assets, place them in Jewish ghettos, deport them and track their slave labor in the camps. IBM had invented what could be called the first microchip by inventing the Holerith punched card technology. The Nazis used this technology to organize their Third Reich, for genetic ancestral tracing and for the concentration camps. Today computer technology is being used to capture and record the DNA of all children born. It is important to understand that just like the Third Reich was heavily into the science of eugenics, in their attempt to breed a master race, many nations today are experimenting in the field of transhumanism, with the goal of creating the first post-human species. The microchip and biochip implant, along with nano-technology are part of this process American corporations have discovered that high-tech surveillance technology is a multi-billion dollar industry and it is growing.

During the Olympics in China, American corporations sold the Communist Chinese hundreds of millions of dollars’ worth of surveillance technology. Then these same U.S. corporations turned around and sold the exact same technology to the U.S. government to spy on U.S. citizens. In fact, careful reading of the Healthcare Bill, which our elected representatives did not read, contains language that many experts believe refers to a microchip implant for medical purposes. On pages 1001-1005, which I have read, there is a section entitled: Subtitle C-11 Sec. 2521 – National Medical Device Registry which states: “The Secretary shall establish a national medical device registry.” Some of the devices proposed are what is called a “class II device that is implantable.”

Although, one could make the argument about the need for such devices for people with certain medical conditions, such as Alzheimer’s and dementia, history and prophecy warn about the dangers of numbering people and tracking them. Identification barcodes and microchip implants are simply a technological means of doing the same thing. Why would anyone advocate universal barcodes, unless they were incredibly naïve or had a hidden and nefarious agenda?

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Re: The Microchip Agenda
« Reply #940 on: June 10, 2012, 09:46:39 AM »

An alternative viewpoint:

The "Name" Is The Mark Of The Beast The Strawman Identifying Your Slave Status In "The System" (56mins 25s)

The "Name" Is The Mark Of The Beast The Strawman
 Identifying Your Slave Status In "The System"
 By Arthur Cristian
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5th February 2012
This is an explanation about the "name" we are given for our characters of "The System" which we use to contract with "The System" and the consequences (the sequence of the con) for renting that name. It is vital to comprehend how the name is used to bind us to "The System" and what we have to do to disassociate from the names of "The System" because, to co-create real freedom, truth, peace, joy, abundance and do no harm for all of life without causing loss of uniqueness and without the need for slaves and rulers successfully, we have to leave everything of "The System" behind. Any contracts we have with "The System" perpetuate "The System" and while "The System" exists, harm doing, chaos and destruction exist.
The "name" you are given as a slave (renter) of "The System" is what binds you to "The System". This is the name on the birth certificate, citizenship papers, passport, Medicare card, bank cards and all other identification documents of "The System". For example, when parents sign for the birth certificate, they have agreed for the State to take responsibility for the administration of the name of the baby but they have made a claim on that name and have agreed to take full-responsibility for the rental of the intellectual property that is the name of the baby so that they can perform business with "The System", administered by the administrators of "The System", and receive the benefits of "The System" for the name (the baby). In truth, no one owns the name but, in claiming it, we take on the responsibility for the business conducted under the name.
By claiming the name, we give those of "The System" the authority to make decisions on our names behalf because they administer the intellectual property of that name, which gives the impression that they are ruling over us. They do not see the living men, women and children, living co-creators that we really are, however, because they are only interested in the intellectual property of the name that we are renting and the benefits that "The System" is providing which they administer on behalf of the name.
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Re: The Microchip Agenda
« Reply #941 on: June 10, 2012, 09:55:38 AM »

On May 29 2012 the news in Utah aired this segment on the RFID chip. The government wants chip kids to get them to go to school. They say that it's to bring revenue to the school district. People in Mexico are already using it on their kids beause of kidnappers. Meny people think that the tchnology is not a good idea. Proof that kids that are in school means more money for district.


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Casual workers forced to wear barcodes
Clay Lucas
June 8, 2012.

Illustration: Ron Tandberg

CASUAL workers at a warehouse in Melbourne's west are being required to wear - and pay for - armbands identifying them as non-permanent staff.
The armbands contain employee numbers on barcodes and must be used to obtain scanning equipment needed for their work. Permanent workers at the Sunshine warehouse do not have to wear the armbands.
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The case has come to light as unions raise concerns over the increased casualisation of labour. Five per cent of Australia's workforce, or about 605,000 people, are now employed by labour hire firms, according to the Bureau of Statistics.
Labour-hire casual workers are concentrated in warehousing, manufacturing, property and business services, and health and community services.
About 15 workers at the Sunshine warehouse must have the barcoded armbands.
The workers are employed by labour hire company Manpower and the warehouse is run by logistics firm DB Schenker to ship equipment for Fuji Xerox.
While the armbands do not need to be worn at all times, the casuals must scan themselves in before starting work and carry the armbands at all times. They also have to pay for the bands.
An official with the National Union of Workers, which discovered the Sunshine armband case, said all employees should be treated with dignity, and questioned whether there was enough regulation of labour hire firms.
''The unregulated use of agency casual labour is creating an underclass that threatens our way of life,'' said the union's assistant national secretary, Paul Richardson. ''Every worker should have the right to a job they can count on and be treated with dignity at work.''
The general manager of Manpower Australia and New Zealand, Chris Riley, said the wearing of armbands was sought by the warehouse operator. ''Many of our clients require people that we place on site to wear ID badges,'' he said.
He said it was Manpower's responsibility to ensure its workers were ''not worse off in any way … We have to ensure that the work practices are appropriate for our people. But in terms of how they are identified, [that] is really another thing''.
The Recruitment and Consulting Services Association, which has many labour hire firms among its members, recently put out a report on benefits of the agencies to manage skills shortages. ''For the majority of employers, it's not a choice of 'hire permanent staff or hire temporary staff'. It is in fact 'hire temporary staff or don't hire at all','' the report said.
The ACTU has run a campaign on what it says are the growing effects of job insecurity. It has singled out the practices of labour hire firms as an issue.
Unions say insecure jobs - those providing little economic security for workers and little control over their working lives - now account for almost 40 per cent of the workforce.
But critics say the ACTU is exaggerating. John Lloyd, former head of the construction watchdog and now at the Institute of Public Affairs, said the 40 per cent figure did ''not stand up to a lot scrutiny''.
Many business operators - about 9 per cent of the workforce - were very happy to work for themselves. ''The ACTU calls them anxious workers,'' Mr Lloyd said. ''Most business operators are quite happy with what they are doing, using their own skills to create their own wealth and independence and very few of them would be running around being anxious.''
He said the same applied for many independent contractors, who also make up about 9 per cent of the workforce.


This article (and the video) was discussed by Alan Watt in the following RBN broadcast:

June 8, 2012
Alan Watt "Cutting Through The Matrix" LIVE on RBN:
Poem Copyright Alan Watt June 8, 2012:
Pied Piper a Political Lifer:
"Every Group is Catered for, Constitution Seekers,
Every Election Time They Supply the Leaders,
Lifer Politicians Should Surely Raise a Flag,
A Bright Blazing Red One for the Scallywag,
His Poll-Men and Marketers Know What You Want to Hear,
Spouting Vocal Symbols They Articulate Your Fear,
For a Hundred Years They've Played You Time and Again,
Yet Will You Learn the Lesson, The Next Time -- When?"
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Topics of show covered in following links:

Porn Industry Hard Hit

Casual Workers in Melbourne Required to Wear Micro-chipped Armbands

Chips for Children

Another Medical Con for "Therapeutic Abortions"

Genetic Screening of Unborn Babies may be Inaccurate

Decades of Sexual Abuse at Elite Horace Mann Prep School

Convicted Pervert on Board Royal Barge with Royalty

"This day ushers in a new era of persistent intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance"---Massive Drone

Another Facebook Child Porn Group Busted

Australian Military Uses Leased Israeli Drones

Canada's Killer Magnotta Possibly Linked to "Hollywood Sign Killing"

City Smacks Whistleblower Christian School with Massive Fees

Scenarios for the Future--Rockefeller Foundation
Scenarios for the Future of Technology and International Development (2010)


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Re: The Microchip Agenda
« Reply #942 on: June 10, 2012, 10:05:16 AM »
19 March 2012
Woman considers hand removal for bionic replacement - click here to see the videos
By Neil Bowdler
Health reporter, BBC News

Nicola Wilding, 35, lost the use of her right arm in a car crash 12 years ago.

Nerve transplants have returned some movement to her upper arm, but she's been told she'll never be able to use her hand again.

Now, having seen a Newsnight film on the work of Austrian surgeon Oskar Aszmann, she is actively considering having her hand cut off and replaced with a bionic prosthesis.

"Twelve years ago on the motorway coming back from Brighton I had a crash," she says, in the kitchen of the Surrey home she shares with her parents and son.

"In the impact I brought my arm up to protect my head and it's pulled the nerves and the shoulder back. I broke the bones straight across - compound fractures I think here and here," she continues, slicing her good hand across the sites of the breaks.

Nicola sustained severe injuries to the nerves in her shoulder, leaving her arm initially paralysed

The bones could be fixed, but the injuries to her brachial plexus, the complex set of nerves which run from the neck via the shoulder to the arm, were always going to prove more problematic.

Her entire right arm was left paralysed by the crash, so surgeons performed nerve transplants, taking tissue from her leg and the side of her torso, to try to restore some movement.

Slowly and with the help of physiotherapy, movement returned to her upper arm. But the hand remained paralysed and withered.

"My doctors are like 'That's all we can do for you'," she recalls.

Nicola remained frustrated, and still is.

"It's the everyday things. If you go to butter toast you can't hold it. I've used my teeth to open bottles and chipped some teeth. Taking my clothes off, having a shower. I have to have meals prepared for me - I can't peel a potato as much as I've tried. I'd probably end up injuring myself.

"There are things I just can't do."

Then, last May, she saw a Newsnight film in which Austrian resident Milo underwent elective amputation to have his withered hand replaced with a prosthesis. He had suffered a brachial plexus injury in a motorbike accident, and had also lost the use of his hand.

The film also featured Patrick, the first patient to undergo the procedure, who was already showing off his bionic hand, opening bottles and tying his shoelaces.

The surgeon was Oskar Aszmann.

"I saw the clip of Oskar, and I was just filled with hope, because it could be life changing."

London meeting
Nicola contacted Mr Aszmann immediately, but it's only this month that she has had the chance to meet him.

The surgeon was giving a lecture on his work to doctors at St Thomas' Hospital, London. Nicola attended the lecture and then met the surgeon for an initial consultation.

In a small room off a hospital ward, Mr Aszmann asked her how she was injured and what treatment she had had. He examined the arm, asking her what she can and cannot feel, and saw what movement she has.

But he was also keen to quiz her on her motivations and her expectations for elective amputation.

"These are risky decisions - they are irreversible. Once the extremity is gone it's gone, you cannot put it back on again," he says after the meeting, but he believes Nicola is a good candidate.

"She's already ready to go. She says she wants to have a functional hand and arm, so I think for her there's no question in her mind.

"What we have to figure out is what she still needs to qualify for an elective amputation and I think for that she will need to come to Vienna for us to conduct thorough tests."

That will involve testing the electrical output of nerves in her lower arm, to see whether they will provide sufficient signals to steer a bionic hand.

More surgery might be necessary to improve movement in the arm, he says. There may also be surgery he can perform to reduce the persistent pain Nicola suffers in her arm.

Nicola herself seems inspired by the lecture and by her meeting with Mr Aszmann.

"If the possibility is there and I feel that I haven't gone through with that, then I'll feel that I've let myself down.

"I've come this far and this is another door to be opened, so yes, I'm all for it, whatever the outcome, whatever happens, it's all good."

She now has to plan her trip to Vienna, and then, should she be selected for elective amputation, she'll have to think about where she can raise the money, not just for the surgery, but for a lifetime's worth of prosthetic hands and maintenance.

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« Reply #943 on: June 20, 2012, 02:48:48 PM »
USDA Wants RFID Tracking Technology To Be Mandatory In US Food Stamp Program
Breaking News | June 11, 2012

(NTEB)  “And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.” (Revelation 13:16-17)
In a little while, the above scene in Revelation 13 will become a global reality. People can no longer buy or sell without the mark of the beast. And sometimes that would mean no longer being able to eat!
The USDA is now considering biometric identification for all individuals who will want to benefit from their Food and Nutrition Services. The RFID chip may just soon be a must for everyone who does not want to starve!

The following is an excerpt of the executive summary of the FINAL REPORT of the Use of Biometric Identification Technology to Reduce Fraud in the Food Stamp Program:
Biometric identification technology provides automated methods to identify a person based on physical characteristics—such as fingerprints, hand shape, and characteristics of the eyes and face—as well as behavioral characteristics—including signatures and voice patterns.
Although used in law enforcement and defense for several years, it has recently been used in civilian applications and shows some promise to reduce the number of duplicate cases in the Food Stamp Program (FSP) and other assistance programs .
Already operational in some states
Biometric identification systems are currently operational at some level in Arizona, California (under county initiative, first by Los Angeles County), Connecticut, Illinois, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, and Texas. Finger imaging is the principal form of technology used in all eight States, though alternative technologies have simultaneously undergone trials in Massachusetts (facial recognition) and Illinois (retinal scanning). By the end of 2000, new systems are expected to be in place in California (statewide unified system), Delaware, and North Carolina. Other States are currently in the initial planning stages, including Florida, Maryland, Michigan, Mississippi, Pennsylvania, and South Carolina. However, there is little information available at this point regarding the specific course and trajectory these States will follow in terms of system types, implementation schedules, and the benefit programs in which they will implement the new requirement.
The States planned for implementation of their biometric identification systems in response to a wide variety of factors and considerations idiosyncratic to each State environment. Some States reported that their respective legislative mandates, which prescribed specific dates by which biometric systems were required to be in place, allowed insufficient time for development and planning. The States developed and followed implementation schedules in accordance with internal priorities and considerations. The States uniformly described their implementation processes as largely uneventful, though they encountered a variety of minor implementation issues, most of which were associated with the logistical difficulties of mobilizing and managing such a complex initiative.
Preparing staff for the implementation of the biometric systems, both philosophically and operationally, took different forms, priorities, and levels of effort in the States. At implementation, advance notification to clients and/or the general public about new biometric client identification procedures was considered important by all State representatives. The objective of providing advance notification was to inform and prepare clients for the additional application or recertification step (i.e., to explain the requirement and who is required to submit, and to address client concerns), as well as to accelerate enrollment of the existing caseload. All States prepared informational mailings to clients advising them of the new requirement. Some States reported developing additional outreach media including multilingual (English and Spanish) videos, posters, and brochures for viewing and distribution in the local office. Most of the States also identified various outlets in the community through which they informed the general public in advance about the implementation of biometric client identification procedures.
Program outcomes
The evaluations of finger imaging systems conducted by six States have produced the following findings.

A small number of duplicate applications (approximately 1 duplicate for every 5,000 cases) have been detected by finger imaging systems. Finger-imaging systems appear to detect more fraud in statewide implementations than in regional pilot systems. Additional matches have been found by interstate comparisons of finger-image data.

Institution of a finger-imaging requirement can produce a significant, short-term reduction in caseload, because some existing clients refuse to comply with the requirement. The number of refusals depends on the implementation procedures and appears to be lower when finger imaging is incorporated into the recertification process.

The most carefully controlled estimate of non-compliance among existing clients suggests that introduction of a finger-imaging requirement reduces participation by approximately 1.3%. However, this estimate reflects both reduced fraud and deterrence of eligible individuals and households.
Additional information from the USDA Nutrition Assistance Program

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« Reply #944 on: June 20, 2012, 02:51:47 PM »
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation funding research into bracelets that track mental, emotional responses
Tuesday, June 12, 2012 by: Ethan A. Huff, staff writer

(NaturalNews) Pushing vaccines on the entire world is apparently not the only goal of the infamous Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, which is reportedly now funding research into human tracking bracelets capable of gauging both emotional and physical responses to various stimuli. According to The Washington Post (WP), the Gates Foundation has already quietly spent more than $1 million on research into the biometric bracelets, which could forever alter the way students learn and teachers teach.

In a controversial move that was only recently brought to light, the Gates Foundation allegedly forked over about half a million dollars to South Carolina's Clemson University late last fall, and another more than $600,000 to the National Center on Time and Learning (NCTL), a group dedicated to improving student achievement. Both grants were intended to fund test studies on the effectiveness of the "galvanic skin response" bracelets, which assess the physiological responses of students to learning material.

The idea is that when a student, for instance, is exposed to new lesson plans from his teacher, the bracelet will detect electrical changes on his skin and inside his body which can be used to assess how well he is learning the information. The bracelet may also detect various cognitive responses in that student's brain which indicate whether or not a particular teaching style is effectively engaging him according to his learning abilities and types.

Tracking bracelets could further dehumanize American education

On the surface, the bracelet concept may appear as though it could actually help improve the quality of education in America. After all, what bad could come of monitoring innate emotional and cognitive responses to external stimuli for the purpose of improving the methods by which teachers educate their students?

On the other hand, tracking students in this way could open the door for an even more dehumanized approach to education. Standardized testing, numbers-based teacher assessments, and various other outcome-based educational formats have already largely eroded the human element that used to play an integral role in American education.

The bracelets could also further thwart the educational environment to cater specifically to what students want rather than what they need. Using students' emotional responses to various learning material as a metric of how well a teacher is performing is a flawed approach that could send many quality, veteran educators packing their bags.

What is the real agenda behind tracking bracelets?

When controversy about the tracking bracelets, and particularly the Gates Foundation's research funding, first began to arise, supporters of the technology denied that their use would affect the learning environment negatively. Deborah Veney Robinson, a Senior Communications Officer at the Gates Foundation, for instance, is quoted in a recent Forbes piece as saying that the bracelets would not be used to evaluate teacher performance, a claim made by the bracelets' opponents.

But if they are not intended to evaluate teacher performance, then what, exactly, are they for? This is a valid question that many educators and education researchers are now asking. Surely the Gates Foundation has some type of agenda with the program that it is not fully disclosing.

"Why do they want bracelets with wireless sensors for children and teachers that can gauge physiological reactions?" asked Diane Ravitch, an education expert and Research Professor of Education at New York University (NYU), who is skeptical of the Gates Foundation's intent with the research. "What's the purpose of this research? I don't understand what those bracelets are for. Still don't."

Based on the Gates Foundation's other agendas, it is not too far of a stretch to assume that tracking bracelets could one day be used to weed out students or teachers that do not buy into the vaccine agenda, for instance, or those that oppose phony environmental hoaxes such as global warming. By monitoring what is being taught and how students respond to it, Big Brother could theoretically read the human mind in real time, which has some fairly disturbing implications.

How long will it be before schools begin requiring that students link up to the system via tracking bracelets so that authorities can essentially monitor and control human thought? Will the bracelets one day be modified to deliver an electric zap to students that get out of line, or that diverge from the information being taught to them? There truly is a brave, new world before us, and the Gates Foundation is helping to pave the way directly to it.

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« Reply #945 on: June 20, 2012, 02:58:47 PM »
MIT creates glucose fuel cell to power implanted brain-computer interfaces
By Sebastian Anthony on June 13, 2012 at 9:55 am

Neuroengineers at MIT have created a implantable fuel cell that generates electricity from the glucose present in the cerebrospinal fluid that flows around your brain and spinal cord. In theory, this fuel cell could eventually drive low-power sensors and computers that decode your brain activity to interface with prosthetic limbs.

The glucose-powered fuel cell is crafted out of silicon and platinum, using standard semiconductor fabrication processes. The platinum acts as a catalyst, stripping electrons from glucose molecules, similar to how aerobic animal cells (such as our own) strip electrons from glucose with enzymes and oxygen. The glucose fuel cell products hundreds of microwatts (i.e. tenths of a milliwatt), which is a surprisingly large amount — it’s comparable to the solar cell on a calculator, for example. This should be more than enough power to drive complex computers — or perhaps more interestingly, trigger clusters of neurons in the brain. In theory, this glucose fuel cell will actually deprive your brain of some power, though in practice you probably won’t notice (or you might find yourself growing hungry sooner…)

Size-wise, the MIT engineers have created glucose-powered fuel cells that are as large as 64x64mm (2.5in), or as small as just a few millimeters. In the picture above, the large yellow square is a single 64x64mm fuel cell, and it’s surrounded by a bunch of smaller versions. Presumably the largest fuel cell produces the most electricity — but at that size, I don’t think it would fit inside a human brain at least. You could quite easily implant a few dozen of the smallest fuel cells in your spinal cord, however.

This discovery is exciting for two main reasons: a) The fuel cell is completely synthetic, and b) they can be produced using low-tech, decades-old chip fabrication processes. Glucose fuel cells have been created before, primarily to power pacemakers, but they used biological enzymes (like your own cells) — and enzymes need to be replenished. Platinum, however, will happily strip electrons from glucose indefinitely. Platinum also has the added bonus of being very biocompatible — i.e. your immune system doesn’t try to reject it. Cerebrospinal fluid is almost entirely devoid of cells, too — it’s basically just a glucose-rich fluid that insulates your brain and spine. Because there are no cells, this means there are no white blood cells that can reject the fuel cell.

Ultimately, this fuel cell will hopefully be used to power implanted, ultra-low-power devices that sit inside your skull or spinal cord. In actual fact, MIT’s research into this fuel cell was led by Rahul Sarpeshkar, who happens to be one of the leaders of hybrid digital-biological devices. So far, implanted devices have mostly been tethered to a wall socket — but now, Sarpeshkar’s group can begin work on implants that are completely self-powered.

Now read about a brain-computer interface that bypasses paralyzed limbs, or decoding the brain to integrate a bionic eye.

Read more at MIT or download the paper at PLoS ONE (non-paywalled!)


This article was discussed by Alan Watt in the following RBN broadcast:

June 15, 2012
Alan Watt "Cutting Through The Matrix" LIVE on RBN:
Poem Copyright Alan Watt June 15, 2012:
What's Happenin' Man?
"It's a New World Order, Age of Transitions,
Lots of New Normals Jockeying for Positions,
Post-Industrial, Post-Family, Post-Democracy Too,
Our Masters via Agencies Run the Human Zoo,
Millions Using Noise, So They don't Think,
Lots of Flashy Entertainment as They Go Extinct,
Cancers Escalate, Young Dropping with Strokes,
Infertile Men Produce No Virile Healthy Folks,
It's Going as Planned, Just Like Sci-Fi Novels,
An Incredibly Wealthy Rich, Poor in the Hovels,
Helped by Surrealism of Hollywood Entertainment,
HAARP, Smart meters, ELF, and Brain Entrainment"
© Alan Watt June 15, 2012
* Poem & Dialogue Copyrighted Alan Watt - June 15, 2012 (Exempting Music, Literary Quotes, and Callers' Comments)

Topics of show covered in following links:

Canadians Threatened with Job Loss for Criticizing Government

China and Forced Abortion--The UN Model State for the World

China--Family Planning Came in and Forced Abortion on Mother

School Lunches--Scotland is Already in Training

Silicone Injections and How Not to Make an Ass of Yourself

Bath Salts Again

MIT Create Implant Power Supply

Visiting Student Has Car Blown Up by Anti-Terrorist Unit and then Given Parking Fine--London

Google and Amazon Taking Over Large Areas of Internet

Bank of England opens Texas Office

Single European Banking System in 2013

Stalk Yourself App. for the Narcissist

iPhone App. Helps you Stalk Women

Council on Foreign Relations--On the Importance of Israel/US Relations

Abnormal Returns of House of Representatives

57 Members of US Congress among Wealthy 1%

Drones, Precision Bombing and Propaganda

Map Shows 66 Military Bases for Drones on US Soil

Syngenta Biotech Charged over its Bt Corn Killing Cows

Blair and Straw Accused over Secret Plan for Multicultural U.K.--They Succeeded

Blair Defends Mass Immigration Policy

New Labour and Mass Immigration

Migrationwatch Releases "Censored" Government Paper Which Outlines Political Objective of Mass Immigration

The Shut Up Law--or Else---Australia


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Re: The Microchip Agenda
« Reply #946 on: June 20, 2012, 03:02:02 PM »
Transhuman Symbolism in Prometheus
Sunday, 13 May 2012

Many films have given us transhumanism, such as terminator, bladerunner, 2001 space odyssey, transformers, I-Robot, and more. With most showing the robot, cyborg, or transhuman as a friend (or at least in parts).

Also games like Deus Ex, Half-Life, Halo, Transhuman Space, Total Annihilation, and even the new call of duty 3 lordly present the coolness of transhumanism.

More can be found here and here regarding movie and game symbolism.
Even pop music videos, such as the mind controlled Britney Spears offering last year had Transhumanism within it.   Watch out for the mind controller handler symbolism too.

But this summer comes Prometheus, and I want to go deeper into two of the trailers.


to be continued (or you can just read the full article by clicking the link at the top).

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Re: The Microchip Agenda
« Reply #947 on: June 25, 2012, 01:35:48 PM »
Transhuman Symbolism in Prometheus
Sunday, 13 May 2012

Many films have given us transhumanism, such as terminator, bladerunner, 2001 space odyssey, transformers, I-Robot, and more. With most showing the robot, cyborg, or transhuman as a friend (or at least in parts). be continued (or you can just read the full article by clicking the link at the top).

Also games like Deus Ex, Half-Life, Halo, Transhuman Space, Total Annihilation, and even the new Call of Duty 3 lordly present the coolness of transhumanism.

More can be found here and here regarding movie and game symbolism.
Even pop music videos, such as the mind controlled Britney Spears offering last year had Transhumanism within it.   Watch out for the mind controller handler symbolism too.

But this summer comes Prometheus, and I want to go deeper into two of the trailers.

Note, this is the biggest film worldwide this summer with a budget of $150 million (yes folks, and everyone is skint - work harder), and every tiny detail is there for a reason.   Many times i have shown movies help to predicatively programme seeds into people's subconscious (and conscious) minds, ready for what is to come.

Prometheus - Peter Weyland TED 2023 [OFFICIAL CLIP] HD - Viral Video (3mins 9s)

He is at a future TED conference, and those that read my previous blogs will know TED is a PR wing for Transhumanists. 

He speaks of mind power, and the stealing of fire from the gods (Prometheus myth), and that fire is the first piece of technology.  Fire, in the occult, is spirit, so swap this word and one gets a new angle.

Also with his list of evolutionary inventions through technology, why state gunpowder was a real game changer?.....What game?    Alas, Most of us know.

Why state 2023  is  the year of our lord?  Is this to do with the numerology for 7, which is the sacred number in occult terms?

There is a big dark city in background, and even though it is "a movie,"  a corporation claiming they are the gods is pretty toxic.

In the myth of Prometheus, he was punished for stealing fire from heaven, and was punished by being ties to a steak with an eagle eating his liver, with no rest, no sleep, and no respite - the transhuman agenda for the masses.


This Prometheus trailer has even more to look at.

Prometheus "The David 8" Viral Ad Official 2012 [1080 HD] - Michael Fassbender (2mins 40s)

0.22 seconds - the AI android is between two pillars of skulls, and wears wings upsidedown.
0.35 - sitting at the white chess pieces, but playing the black pieces.   (Pretending to be for good, but actually dark).
0.50 - states he can carry out unethical things for corporations.
0.52 - smells a dekula flower, know as the devils apple.
1.05 - what are the flashes of dark chaotic imagery?
1.09 - baphomet anyone?  just when he says "angels."
1.15 - David stands on a "playing field" for a "game," and there is a ladder (ascension, reaching), above a metropolis.
1.29 - just like the transhumanists who speak on TED nowadays, he says he does not like war or poverty. yayayaya.
1.42 - as he does not feel emotions, he is more efficient as a worker.   Very Hod (8) in Qabalistic terms, and funny how there are 21 small dots and one big dot = 22.  Both numbers very qabalistic.
1.49 - molding a human.  Why?
1.58 - Gives gratitude to his creators whilst smelling the Devil's apple again.

2.17 - David is written in yellow, and David the biblical archetype would live in the yellow sephiroth (Tipareth) on the Qabalistic Tree of Life.  A black number 8 (hod) is on the screen too, and the path between Tipareth and Hod is the Devil.   Coincidence?   Up to you.

He also looks at peace within his concrete servitude.

If one goes to the weyland industries website, one can see it takes itself VERY seriously and has PR about life extension, employment, resources, and other Transhumanism PR.   Scary.    It even says here that, "Weyland Industries consolidates all products and solutions into seven verticals: health, transportation, energy, electronics, terraforming, security and cybernetics."  Well that sounds just like our world elite right now.  The fictitious corp also has links to the FDA, US Goverment, and........Olympics!!!  As well as defence, security, and arms.

Yes it is fiction, but the subconscious cannot tell the difference, especially with this site being so non-fiction in style.   It is all about the seeds being planted into consciousness.


Ok, we found some symbolism, but how does this affect the now as many think noone likes transhumsanism or that it is sci-fi.

Check these Transhumanist dudes out with thousands of members worldwide, and how the same people are involved in the IEET!  They look and feel weird, shame.  Plus there is this blogger who is a part of the Human Council 2.0, and wants to open a biohacking salon in LA!!!   Just like in the sprawl in my new book...heheh.

More evidence our DNA is mutating now is the mobile phone networks (wait for 4G coming out soon that goes thro thick walls), and GMO's.  Hormones are now being replaced by synthetic chemicals and GMO's are now found to mutate organs.

How GMO foods alter organ function and pose a very real health threat to humans (13mins 38s)
The Health Ranger, Mike Adams, explains how studies in cell research have demonstrated the mechanism by which micro RNA from genetically engineered foods may alter organ function in humans.

This is all linked to the subliminal messaging films, it is the same egg.

So, what can one do?

Turn into Decker and take the Transhumans out in a few years maybe?
Learn that when you see the words low fat, fat free, or no added sugar, they each really mean "chemical shit storm."

Or make sure ones vessel and energy is clean by taking drops of activated MMS, using prill beads and charcoal filters for drinking water, and getting to know the power of crystals (disclaimer, some of this crystals movie is a little fluffy).


On a closing note, I see the festival season kicks off in England soon, yep Sunrise has lots of eco-build, alternative-tech, and 'conscious' areas, even a unity temple.....but the "good" people need to pay £115 to get in as it is surrounded by security and fencing.  lol.    "Oh, but i will have a good time."   Sit and think about it.  "Oh but the money they make they put to good."  What, like fencing, security, credit card handlers, booking databases, and bars selling booze?     wake up.



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Re: The Microchip Agenda
« Reply #948 on: June 25, 2012, 01:46:50 PM »
Prometheus: exploring some of the movie's symbolic keys
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Wednesday, 13 June 2012 00:35
By Aaron Franz

Prometheus, the much anticipated prequel to Ridley Scott's 1979 classic film Alien has been anxiously anticipated for some time. Because the movie is a prequel the audience came to the theater expecting to find answers to the many questions evoked by the entire Alien franchise. Questions like: what are those horrific bug-like creatures? Why do they reproduce in such a grotesque way? How did they get on that strange planet with the shipwrecked spacecraft? Who or what is the space jockey?
Prometheus - Official Trailer [TRUE HD] (1min 10s)

Instead of plainly answering these questions, Prometheus goes about adding even more queries to an already long list. One thing that has bothered many moviegoers and fans of the original Alien is that Prometheus doesn't reveal enough. Its mystery extends so far as to make a full explanation of the actual story line impossible. It lends itself to infinite interpretations, but here I will present my personal take on the film. Although enigmatic, Prometheus does present some definite messages.

Main themes and concepts within Prometheus

 • genetic engineering
 • both questioning and reinterpreting concepts of god/creation
 • the "ancient astronauts" theory of human genesis
 • the mystery and power of the primordial creative force itself (symbolized by the black liquid)
 • creation out of destruction

The very title of this film is taken directly from Greek mythology. Prometheus being the Titan who brought fire to Man. The very idea of the Titans, the gods that held power over the world in an ancient time, is one that must be noted in order to understand what is going on in this film. The Titans were a set of gods that existed before the later Olympians who overthrew them. Their story denotes a distant golden age, the memory of which has been lost as the sands of Time have eventually worn it away leaving behind only the myth itself. This film depicts such concepts directly as it follows the trail of the lost gods all the way from Earth, out into distant space.

In this movie Prometheus is the name of the spacecraft that journeys out in search of the creator gods themselves. These gods are explained by Elizabeth Shaw (Noomi Rapace) to be an ancient race of space travelers. Shaw and her partner Holloway (Logan Marshall-Green) are archaeologists who travel the world comparing the art of ancient peoples. Their discovery of the repeated motif of human figures pointing up to a set of six stars leads them to the conclusion that humans were created by beings from another world. This mirrors the "ancient astronauts" theory of Erich Von Däniken, which subsequently became famous due to its repeated presentation on cable television programs and in the pages of grocery store magazines. It is the idea that humanity's existence is the result of a genetic engineering experiment conducted by a race of technologically advanced aliens.

So the gods in this film are actually humanoid beings, a race of giants with impressive physiques and highly advanced technology. Shaw and Holloway refer to these beings as the "engineers." Their very human traits and characteristics mirror those of Greek gods. Both the Titans and Olympians had incredibly volatile temperaments. They were cruel, vindictive, and ruthless. Many people have wondered what this means, and what the myths may be hinting at. Are they saying that the Gods themselves are more a part of Man than most would assume? In the film this is certainly the case.

As Prometheus was severely punished by the gods so too are the crew of the spaceship Prometheus punished by the sole surviving engineer. They wake him from his cryostasis in the hope of asking him questions only to have him kill them all on sight immediately after regaining his consciousness. Again, this sort of violent behavior echoes that of the Greek gods. The concept that the engineers are imperfect and violent themselves is important. What kind of creation is made by an imperfect god?

The opening sequence of the film is highly symbolic. It consists of a series of sweeping aerial shots of a harsh tundra-like landscape devoid of any visible life. Harsh though it may be, it is also beautiful and rich in flowing water. This is a key point to note, as it is water which holds within itself the capacity to generate and sustain life. A shadow on the ground tells us that someone has come down from above to interact with the landscape. We then see an engineer dressed in a druidic robe walking up to the edge of a waterfall. He disrobes and pulls out a small bowl filled with a strange black liquid. It is clear that he is performing some sort of ritual, but things go terribly wrong for him after he drinks the black liquid. He appears to be caught by surprise as his body begins to contort and fall apart. We are shown a visual of his very DNA floating in the middle of this chaos. As the engineer's body falls to pieces it also falls down the waterfall and his DNA, tainted with the black liquid, is mixed into the flowing river. So what does this mean?

The meaning of the opening scene

 • The landscape, in particular the flowing water represents the female creative aspect in its pure receptive state. This equates to the Abyss of various creation myths.
 • The engineer represents the male creative aspect. The seed which impregnates matter.
 • This landscape is actually Earth (this is assumed, but it makes sense within the context of the entire film). The engineer has come to create life where none is yet present. This is the cause for his ritual.
 • The engineer's death is actually the event which leads to the appearance of life on Earth, culminating in the eventual arrival of the human being. The engineer's destruction leads to the the creation of an entire world.
 • Life on Earth is thus an accident on the part of the engineers. Somehow the power of the black liquid is beyond their control.

So the beginning of the film clearly depicts creation out of destruction. It frames the genesis of man as the literal fall of his god into matter (water). In the Mystery Tradition there is a concept that life in the physical world equates to spiritual death. This concept is being referenced in Prometheus as the god of humanity literally dies to sow the seed of the human race. The engineer symbolizes the spiritual male principle. We see here the fall of spirit into matter, matter being the female principle. It is a death and rebirth ritual, and also a reference to another ancient creation myth. This particular myth holds that the gods experimented with metals and created a race that once existed in a pure and impeccable state. Their further experimentation resulted in a degradation of this race in a reverse alchemical fashion. The very first was a pure golden race, and the last (and current race) was one of iron. The god's experiments with metals caused only destruction and pain in this myth, and it is the very same with the engineers attempts to genetically engineer life.

Immediately upon their arrival the crew of the Prometheus venture out to explore the world of the engineers. The crew enters a large domed structure. Within its hallways are found many corpses of engineers, dead for thousands of years. Upon entering a special room, the crew discovers something very important. At the center of this room is a large sculpture in the likeness of a human head and all around it are many vases containing the black liquid. The room has a tall ceiling with paintings and relief sculptures on its walls. It is clearly a temple of some sort.

What is the significance of the room containing the giant head and many vases?

 • It is a temple created by the engineers to celebrate their own creative power. The black liquid was produced by them in a scientific fashion, but it also held very serious spiritual significance. It has the power to create/alter life. An altar, is a place where transmutation occurs.
 • The giant head symbolizes the source from which the black liquid was produced. The head holds the brain, and this is why the head is a temple unto itself. With advanced brain power the engineers created the black liquid.
 • The temple was created to celebrate the intelligence and creative power of the engineers themselves. This act of hubris led to their own demise.
 • The black liquid represents the primordial creative essence itself. Beyond male and female this imperishable thing is harnessed by the engineers and placed within an actual physical substance.

We can see that Prometheus is primarily about genetic engineering. This topic invariably brings with it an exploration of the mystery underlying creation itself. What is the primordial creative force? What is that black liquid? The engineers hoped to contain the very essence of creation in order to use it to their own ends. Within the film it is never revealed whether the engineers intended to use the liquid to create or to destroy, but we witness it doing both on multiple occasions.

Prometheus desanctifies the concept of a loving creator god. It is saying, hey look, we know that genetic engineering is possible, so what if life as we know it was originally the product of a science experiment gone wrong? In the movie, all life on Earth is apparently the result of a terrible mistake. This is certainly a dark concept, and one that seems to echo some of the popular sentiments of our day. Many big names are presenting the concept that humanity is in no way special, and in fact a parasitic presence upon the Earth. If there is any sort of god at all, it likely hates us. Were these ideas being put forth in Prometheus as part of an ideological agenda? Could there be purpose in presenting such concepts to a global audience? Was the film exploring such dark ideas in some sort of attempt to actually work them out? Is the ancient astronauts theory given increased or decreased credibility by this work of fiction? Why do we still know next to nothing about the original xenomorph alien?

It is clear that Prometheus has set itself up for a sequel, Epimetheus perhaps? What is not so clear is the overall intent of the film. Hopefully this exploration of its themes will help you form your own ideas about it. One thing to remember is that this was a massive Hollywood production, and that it will be viewed worldwide. Any ideas that the film contains will have a lasting effect on the audience.

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Re: The Microchip Agenda
« Reply #949 on: June 25, 2012, 03:43:21 PM »
The Beast: Tracking You and Your Family Just Got a Whole Lot Easier
Mac Slavo
June 21st, 2012

“When your life and all you love are on the line”

It’s been hailed as the ultimate in personal identification and human tracking technology, and now it’s going mainstream. The VeriMed system, formerly known as the Verichip, is a passive RFID microchip measuring about the size of a grain of rice and is implantable under your skin, making it possible for health care providers and other parties to instantly access your medical history and other personally identifying information.
Via The Daily Sheeple and SGT Report:

Verimed Health Link, Human Implantable RFID Commercial propgaganda (1min 3s)

The chip itself doesn’t store a whole lot of information other than a personal identification number, much like a social security number. When scanned it connects directly to the Healthlink global network via the internet allowing doctors immediate retrieval of everything they need to know about you.
The systems are not only limited to human medical data storage, however, and have been used for years as location tracking for cattle and pets by Verichip’s former parent company Applied Digital Solutions.
Recently the UK prison system proposed that these machine-readable chips be implanted into prisoners to keep tabs on their whereabouts and help prevent escape:

Because of concerns about the security of existing tagging systems and prison overcrowding, the British Ministry of Justice is investigating the use of satellite and radio-wave technology to monitor criminals.
But, instead of being contained in bracelets worn around the ankle, the tiny chips would be surgically inserted under the skin of offenders in the community, to help enforce home curfews.

“All options are on the table, and this is one we would like to pursue.”
Source: NZ Herald

While reportedly plagued with security problems and health concerns, RFID chips are being rapidly implemented into society, often with the argument that that they will protect the safety of our loved ones, namely our children:

While interviewing Scott Silverman (Applied Digital CEO), Sean Hannity said on October 24, 2008: “[Parents are saying:] we can’t even allow our kids to play in the front yard. Is there anything – technologically speaking – that [parents] can do that can help the situation, like a kidnapping. Is there, for example, a microchip…we can use for our kids?” In the interview, Silverman describes a PLD, which is an acronym for “Personal Locating Device,” which is an RFID chip. This PLD is to be implanted into the body of the “child or someone you are interested in tracking.”
While Hannity initially presents the RFID’s use into the context of “protecting children from being kidnapped,” Silverman quickly admits the multi-function purpose of the RFID: “It is the first implantable microchip for humans that has multiple security, financial and healthcare applications.” Sean Hannity’s response: “I love this idea, Scott.” Security, financial, and healthcare: These are the vast categories of use which would encompass all of human life and activity in America.
Source: Right Side News

While VeriMed and its precursor the Verichip are reportedly designed for medical application, the system itself is already capable of wide ranging tracking implementation that includes personal location services. Coupled with the recent advances in federal surveillance technologies that include a massive newly built National Security Agency data center and tens of thousands of drones patrolling the skies of America, an implantable tracking chip would give the government unfettered access into the personal lives and daily goings on of every man, woman and child in the country.
As Mark Dice points out in the Resistance Manifesto, the ultimate goal of the chips is to replace ”drivers licenses and cash by using these devices so that every person on the planet will not be able to buy or sell anything without one.”
I’ll Never Stick One of Those In My Body!
Revelations refers to it as the mark of the beast.

And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a MARK in their right hand, or in their foreheads: And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the MARK, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.
Revelation 13:16-18

To suggest that Americans would willingly accept such a “mark” under their skins for the purposes of health care or financial security may sound ridiculous, but it is not out of the realm of possibility.
Consider the current state of affairs in America and the world and we can see how easily global governing entities may move to force such a technology on the vast majority of the population.
There are hundreds of millions of people worldwide, including half of all American households, on some form of government assistance, be it medical insurance, welfare, food stamps, disability or retirement stipend. With all of the fraud rampant in the system as it exists today and the lack of funds to maintain it, it would only take one major crisis for the government to step in and pass a law that forces anyone receiving government benefits of any kind to be implanted with an RFID chip in order to continue receiving those services they can no longer live without.
Can’t happen? Heck, these days the government doesn’t even need to pass a law. The President can either mandate such an action through Executive Order (as he and his predecessors have done so many times before), or a government alphabet agency can simply instigate a new rule requiring it, such as the USDA’s recent call for exactly what is mentioned above - RFID tracking for those receiving food stamps.
Some would bow out of the system on personal moral or religious grounds, but millions would be left with no other choice but to concede their liberty.
Do you need to put food on the table to feed your family or gain access to that life saving medicine for your wife or child? Then you and your family had better have the chip, otherwise there will be no help coming to you.
It’s that simple, really.
With more Americans than ever before dependent on government redistribution of wealth and services to get by, acceptance by most people of this technology is not such a far off proposition, especially with the threat of cutting off access to those services which people have come to depend for survival.
Those who refuse the chip, of course, would soon be labeled unpatriotic domestic terrorists, added to no fly lists (because if you’re not chipped, you’re probably hiding something and are obviously dangerous), and we’d soon see FBI/DHS bulletins distributed to doctors, retailers and government bureaucrats about how to identify potentially threatening activities of non-chippers.
If you see an unchipped, say something. It’s your duty.


See also Predictive Programming and the Human Microchipping Agenda (1hr 18mins) -
Predictive Programming and the Human Microchipping Agenda confirms the reality of the microchip agenda, and shows that the weapon of propaganda has been used against the public for decades in order to familiarize us with the idea of being chipped. This process is called predictive programming and its purpose is literally to program the mind of the victim so as to accept without question whatever is required by the programmer - in this case, the idea of being microchipped at some point in the future. The victim is generally unaware of being programmed, believing that it's all just harmless entertainment. For this reason it can be a powerful and effective weapon against us.
By explaining this process and giving example after example, Predictive Programming and the Human Microchipping Agenda is an attempt to alert the viewer to some of the ways in which we have been manipulated throughout our lives for the specific purpose of slowly but surely shepherding us all into a Hellish world of microchip implants and totalitarian control. We hope that by exposing the programming we can break the program and derail this diabolical agenda. To be successful we need your help.


The above article was discussed by Alan Watt in the following RBN broadcast:

June 22, 2012
Alan Watt "Cutting Through The Matrix" LIVE on RBN:
Poem Copyright Alan Watt June 22, 2012:
The End Justifies the Means:

Scientific Socialism Never Relaxes,
Must Rule Over You, Collecting All Taxes:
"A Time of Plunder, Wide-Scale Corruption,
Are Best Laid Schemes Prone to Dysfunction?
The RIO Technocracy's Cryin' in its Champagne
As it Tries to Regroup to Save the Campaign,
NGOs had Vision of Raking in Millions,
With Carbon Taxes 'twould Be Multi-Trillions,
Unelected NGOs Could have Private Jets,
Have Weekly Extravagances, But Not Those Yet,
Their Mountain of Lies Collapsed All-Asunder,
Marketing Departments Fired for the Blunder,
Some say They should have Stayed with Cooling,
"The Coming Ice Age" was Everyone Fooling,
But They Changed in Panic to "We're Going to Die",
"If We don't Tax the People the World will Fry",
Then the Frantic Shift to Blame Me and You
For Climate Change, Breathing Out CO2"
© Alan Watt June 22, 2012
* Poem & Dialogue Copyrighted Alan Watt - June 22, 2012 (Exempting Music, Literary Quotes, and Callers' Comments)

Topics of show covered in following links:

Canada--Canadian Security Intelligence Service Re-Writes Lexicon to Distinguish between Terrorist, Sympathizer, Supporter

Fed's Holdings of U.S. Debt Jumped 452%

Nigel Farage says E.U. Bailouts Scheme is Just One Big Banking Ponzi Scheme

Tracking Got Easier

Symptoms of Fluoride Poisoning

Starving Greeks Queue for Food

Communist Climate Fanatics Upset--Blame it on RIO

Champagne Flows for Enviro NGOs at RIO as they Demand Lower Living Standards--For You

Lord Monckton Reports from RIO

RIO and Summer Fatigue

CIA Helping Arm Syrian "Rebels"

Bangor Wales--Curfew on 16yr.-olds

Lawsuit Against Monsanto Launched by 5 Million Farmers

Sandusky's Son will Testify that Jerry Sandusky Abused Him


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Re: The Microchip Agenda
« Reply #950 on: July 03, 2012, 03:37:38 PM »
Amped: A Sci-Fi Novel Asks Whether "Transhumans" Would Still Be Human
By David Sydiongco
Posted Tuesday, June 19, 2012, at 9:00 AM ET

Oscar Pistorius.

After years of fighting claims that his artificial limbs grant him an unfair advantage over other runners, South African Oscar Pistorius has a chance to become the first double amputee to compete in the Olympic Games.

What if the debate over enhancement technology that made some people “better than human” went from just one man to a whole population? That’s the premise of the latest sci-fi novel from roboticist (and Future Tense contributor) Daniel H. Wilson.

Amped depicts a near-future United States struggling with discrimination and social unrest—caused not by racism or economic injustice, but by transhumanism.

Transhumanism is the concept of integrating technology with one’s body in order to improve the human condition—from prosthetic limbs to or imbuing brains with zettabytes of storage space.

Wilson’s novel focuses on the political and social disruption caused by the advent of the “amp,” a tiny device of the placed in one’s prefrontal cortex. It sends electrical impulses to specific parts of a user’s brain, resulting in a wide range of miraculous benefits—like the elimination of all disability, both mental and physical, and seamless synchronization with prosthetic limbs. The amp also dramatically improves one’s mental capacities, allowing those of once below-average intellect to perform machine-fast probability computations.

Observers of transformative technologies often worry that they will promote further disparity between the rich and poor, as the wealthy can afford the new enhancements and the poor remain old-fashioned humans. But Wilson’s novel flips this. “Many people believe that implantable technology will be something rich people use to oppress poor people. But Tony Stark isn’t going to be the first person to get this stuff,” he told me in an email. He argues that “super-enabling” technology such as this would first be adopted by the desperate. “Nobody else will be willing to take the risks inherent in having a nascent technology put into your skull,” he said.

In Amped, the transhumant revolution begins as a governmental welfare program, directed at America’s poorest. The device heals kids suffering from once-incurable mental diseases; it mobilizes the broken bodies of elderly veterans. Rather than creating a more just society, however, the technology unleashes many problems—all relating to the definition of “human.” What erupts is a violent cycle of oppression and class warfare reminiscent of the X-Men series, pitting oppressed “Amps” against the majority of “pure humans.”

The novel opens with the Supreme Court declaring that amplified individuals are no longer protected by the 14th Amendment, as they “wield an unfair intellectual advantage” over those without implants. Amps are soon stripped of their businesses, properties, and contracts by the Pure Human Citizen’s Council, led a right-wing senator. As the novel progresses and the chaos escalates, tens of thousands of “amps” are forcibly moved into camps.

The “amp” technology will be science fiction for some time. But, Wilson says, “Human beings have been co-evolving with technology for thousands of years, and now, today, that technology is starting to migrate under our skin,” said Wilson. Meanwhile, governments are still struggling with how best to deal with the Internet.

“Change creates fear, and technology creates change,” says Wilson. ”Sadly, most people don’t behave very well when they are afraid.”


Related Articles (from Red Ice Creations)

Amped -
Call me Ishmael…or Not: The Identity “Crisis” and Transhumanism
Transhumansm; Merging With Technology
The Psychedelic Transhumanists
Genetic Engineering and the Brave New World of Transhuman Machines
Transhumanist Salvation or Judgment Day?

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Re: The Microchip Agenda
« Reply #951 on: July 03, 2012, 03:46:10 PM »
Alan Watt On Virtual Worlds + The Brainchip + Science Is Used To Control People, Not To Help Them (14mins 5s)

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This video is a clip from the following RBN show:

Feb. 10, 2011
Alan Watt "Cutting Through The Matrix" on RBN:
In System Feudal, "Progress" is Brutal,
Ensuring Minority Reign over Majority:
"Children Strapped to Tables, Afraid to Cough,
Neck, Tubes Inserted by the God Pavlov,
The Dominant Minority Put All Reliance
Of People Control in the Hands of Science,
In Old Days from Brain Probes, People Would Run,
Now with TV and Computer We Think it's Fun,
Electric Waves Monitor Brain Patterns in Game,
Then Send in Signals to Erase Life's Pain,
A Well-Ordered Society, No Choice but Compliance,
An End to Free-Will, Courtesy, Neuroscience"
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Thinking Cap for Behaviour Modification -
Doctors--Spot a Mental Illness & Win a Cash Prize--Incentive Scheme -


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Shepherding The Willing Into Virtue-al Worlds -
Human v2.0 -

April 15, 2006 Alan Watt Blurb
"Mass Mind Control" (Includes Aldous Huxley's Scientific Dictatorship Speech at Berkeley University)
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transcript -
Aldous Huxley speech only: The Ultimate Revolution, March 20, 1962 - mp3 -
Question and Answer Session - mp3 -

Dec 2006 Alan Watt Blurb
Part 1 "Psychopathic Scientists and the Control Factor"
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transcript -
Part 2 "Psychopathic Scientists and the Control Factor"
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The Soviet Story (1 of 6) -
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Re: The Microchip Agenda
« Reply #952 on: July 08, 2012, 02:20:15 PM »
6 July 2012 Last updated at 04:58
'Most realistic' robot legs developed - click to watch video

US experts have developed what they say are the most biologically-accurate robotic legs yet.

Writing in the Journal of Neural Engineering, they said the work could help understanding of how babies learn to walk - and spinal-injury treatment.

They created a version of the message system that generates the rhythmic muscle signals that control walking.

A UK expert said the work was exciting because the robot mimics control and not just movement.

The team, from the University of Arizona, were able to replicate the central pattern generator (CPG) - a nerve cell (neuronal) network in the lumbar region of the spinal cord that generates rhythmic muscle signals.

The CPG produces, and then controls, these signals by gathering information from different parts of the body involved in walking, responding to the environment.

This is what allows people to walk without thinking about it.

The simplest form of a CPG is called a half-centre, which consists of just two neurons that fire signals alternately, producing a rhythm, as well as sensors that deliver information, such as when a leg meets a surface, back to the half-centre.

'New approach'
The University of Arizona team suggests babies start off with this simplistic set-up - and then over time develop a more complex walking pattern.

They say this could explain why babies put onto a treadmill have been seen to take steps - even before they have learnt to walk.

Writing in the journal, the team says: "This robot represents a complete physical, or 'neurorobotic' model of the system, demonstrating the usefulness of this type of robotics research for investigating the neuropsychological processes underlying walking in humans and animals".

Dr Theresa Klein, who worked on the study, said: "Interestingly, we were able to produce a walking gait, without balance, which mimicked human walking with only a simple half-centre controlling the hips and a set of reflex responses controlling the lower limb.

"This underlying network may also form the core of the CPG and may explain how people with spinal cord injuries can regain walking ability if properly stimulated in the months after the injury."

Matt Thornton, gait analysis laboratory manager at the UK's Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, said the work was "an interesting development".

He added: "Previous robotic models have mimicked human movement: this one goes further and mimics the underlying human control mechanisms driving that movement.

"It may offer a new approach to investigate and understand the link between nervous system control problems and walking pathologies."

Mr Thornton said existing systems for analysing how people walk, so-called gait analysis performed by the RNOH and others, accurately measure hip, knee, and ankle joint movements in 3D while patients walk on a treadmill. Patients react differently, depending on their condition.

He added: "At present this type of analysis provides us with detailed information about the joints, bones and muscles.

"The robotic model may go one step further in linking these problems to the nervous system, which actually controls the movement.

"The implications for increased understanding of, for example, patients with spinal cord injury are very exciting."

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Re: The Microchip Agenda
« Reply #953 on: July 08, 2012, 02:36:08 PM »
AlterNet / ByJulianne Escobedo Shepherd
Google Gets Dystopian: "Google Glasses" and the Surveillance State
Techies are pumped for Google Glass, the real-time recording eyewear. But will they further normalize spying?
July 3, 2012

Google Glass is, on the surface, the next step toward the future promised to us in science fiction: it ain’t flying cars, but a pair of “glasses” with the ability to record exactly what you’re doing in real time—”AUGMENTED REALITY GOGGLES”—is nothing to scoff at.

Showcased this week at Google’s tech I/O, in something PC Mag called “the most kickass tech demo ever,” the company’s co-founder Sergey Brin orchestrated a conference call on Google Plus with skydivers, BMX bikers and rock climbers, all wearing Google Glass so the audience could see what was going on in real time. And indeed it was impressive. Here’s video of how they put the stunt together, soundtracked to feelgood temp control with a song by the band We Were Promised Jetpacks. The subtext: Google Glass is our jetpack.

Project Glass: Skydiving Demo at Google I/O 2012 (2mins 3s)

Brin informs us that we should be ready for a Google Glass world within two years, which is ambitious considering a pair costs $1500—about the price of a super tricked-out MacBook (or in New York City terms, rent). But if we’re fantasizing about the future, let’s imagine that in 2014, inequality is wiped out and Google has distributed Glass(es) to every American for free. Not only will we all be walking around like extras from Minority Report, we will be able to surreptitiously record video and take photographs of whatever we’re seeing, without anyone’s knowledge. In a closed-circuit television world, our future is looking pretty dystopian.

In April, when word of Google Glass emerged (before the demo showed us exactly how easy, effective and hi-fi using the accessory actually could be), an ominous thread began on the official forum of the International Private Investigators Union. “Undercover Surveillance Just Got Easier,” it declared, “with the New Google Glasses.”

Of course, those who claim surveillance as their line of work were beside themselves, chattering excitedly about the glasses, and speculating on other types of surveillance devices that do indeed portend the future from the movies and paranoid Philip K. Dick novels: contact lenses with built-in Internet, for one, which one poster predicted could turn us all into mini-Terminators: “Based on what the bio-science will be doing with connectivity in your eyes, I suspect an iPhone or any standalone item will be obsolete.” And you thought the iPad changed your life.

Also in May, Forbes columnist Kashmir Hill was less enthusiastic than the gumshoes, and posited that the “surveillance state” was now “inevitable":

Imagine how helpful this could be for reporting crimes. If you witnessed a boy being attacked in your yard, or a hit and run, or a robbery, you could immediately upload that file to police databases. Inevitably, we would all become watchmen, critical parts of the surveillance society. Alternately, law enforcement could use cell location tracking to figure out who was in a certain area at a certain time and get a warrant (or subpoena) for access to their vision logs.
And of course, any time we see something funny, embarrassing, sexual, disgusting, inspiring, or otherwise interesting, we will be able to more easily capture it and tweet it out. And once Google (or some other, braver company)  inevitably introduces facial recognition to the system, we’ll be able to include a stranger’s Twitter handle.You see two people having sex in a parking garage? Sure, take a photo, tag them in it, and upload the photo to Facebook, captioning it “OMG.” It’s creepy. It’s awesome. And it’s increasingly seeming inevitable.

Hill was on the right track but her whimsy was optimistic. Certainly we’re looking at a better, more interesting YouTube (which Google also owns) and potentially a safer society in regards to everyday crime. As we accept that our every move has viral potential, it seems we are helping to normalize the concept of actual surveillance—that not only our government, but corporations (and our employers), can know our entire lives to the point to living them vicariously through us, via footage captured on our devices and fed back to Google.


Both The Final Cut starring Robin Williams and an episode of Black Mirror entitled The Entire History of You featured a future setting in which a portion of the population had brain chips that recorded everything that those people who were willing to have chips implanted in their brains saw throughout their lives.  The footage could then be viewed at a later date.

These are classic examples of predictive programming.

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Re: The Microchip Agenda
« Reply #954 on: July 22, 2012, 03:45:40 PM »
Sunday, July 15, 2012
Facebook Banking on a Cashless Society
Brandon Turbeville
Activist Post

As if the current methods of evaporating privacy and pushing a world toward the Cashless Society were not moving fast enough, Facebook is now developing and beta testing an app that would allow users to “pay their utility bills, balance their checkbooks, and transfer money at the same time they upload vacation photos to the site for friends to see.”

Essentially, the new application which is currently in beta phase with the Commonwealth Bank of Australia, allows for interactions regarding banking and financial services over alleged secure and private connections.

A similar, albeit attenuated program, is already in existence in India which was created by ICICI Bank in conjunction with Facebook that allows users, “through a secure SSL connection,” to “view account details and mini statements as well as apply for debit cards and request chequebooks.”

See the ICICI Bank Facebook App Demo Video here.

Indeed, KeyPoint Credit Union also has its own Facebook app that allows for many of the same features including the user’s ability to access all of their KeyPoint accounts via the app.

Facebook is obviously known for many things – but none of them are its respect for privacy. In fact, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has been very open about his disdain for even the concept of privacy, stating openly that he simply doesn’t believe in it.

Still, both Facebook and the participants in this emerging app are assuring future customers that there is no need for concern regarding leakage of personal data. Commonwealth Bank, for instance, holds that it will not launch the program without a 100% guarantee of security.

With this in mind and, given the track record as well as the open declarations of disregard for privacy by Facebook and its directors, would anyone in their right minds trust their online banking and financial information to the social networking giant?

Unfortunately, the answer is likely to be a resounding “Yes.”

Regardless of the stampede toward yet another privacy-destroying program, Ana Kasparian of The Young Turks accurately summed up some of the concerns regarding online banking privacy and the new Facebook app during a recent TYT broadcast. She said;

And I’ll tell you what my conspiracy theory is. Facebook makes money by selling ads. And the way that they sell ads is by telling the advertisers what their users are spending their money on. If they have the ability to see what you’re spending your money on via BillPay, on their website, then they’re going to sell that information to a third party. And then they’re going to be like ‘What? What privacy? What are you talking about?’

Kasparian should give herself more credit. Her deductions are merely logic based on previous experiences and the historical behavior of Facebook – not conspiracy theories.

Facebook Beta Testing Online-Banking (3mins)

In keeping with the concerns regarding privacy, however, it is clear that these ridiculous apps will no doubt be able to be accessed via smartphones in addition to personal computers and will therefore be subject to even more hacking possibilities.

Indeed, the increasing number of “apps” and remote-smartphone related programs dealing with personal financial, banking, and payment information will undoubtedly produce an increase in the number of hacking and identity theft incidents. Thus, the public that was so easily enticed to use these programs under the guise of convenience will be calling for an increased level of security to reduce the ability of hackers to access the data they freely offered online once their poorly thought-out decisions come back to bite them.

Enter biometrics – the only sure way to protect against theft and hacking.

Unfortunately, however, such concerns as those expressed by Kasparian are almost guaranteed to go unheeded. If they are even addressed by Facebook or the respective participating banking institutions, it will only be discussed as a public relations move designed to placate those on the fence and the holdouts who will themselves be caught up in the dragnet in a matter of just a few years.

In the end, the new Facebook banking app is just one more step toward the ultimate goal of the Cashless Society and the requirement that even the most personal individual information such as iris scans, fingerprints, vein scans, facial photographs, and even DNA swabs be surrendered for the purpose of data security.

As I have stated on many occasions, these types of programs are always introduced under the guise of convenience. Then, as more and more people take the bait, the older methods of payment are seen as cumbersome and, eventually, are phased out completely. Mandates then replace what was once a personal choice.

Yet, what is so ironic about the Facebook banking app is that, while the program is touted as providing so much more convenience, even when putting privacy and Cashless Society issues aside and, with the program running at its optimum, the app really isn’t that much more convenient.

As one commenter on the TYT video quoted above wrote, “You can already do online banking at the same time as Facebook. It’s called opening a second tab you morons.”


Brandon Turbeville is an author out of Mullins, South Carolina. He has a Bachelor's Degree from Francis Marion University and is the author of three books, Codex Alimentarius -- The End of Health Freedom, 7 Real Conspiracies, and Five Sense Solutions and Dispatches From a Dissident. Turbeville has published over one hundred articles dealing with a wide variety of subjects including health, economics, government corruption, and civil liberties. Brandon Turbeville is available for podcast, radio, and TV interviews. Please contact us at activistpost (at)

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Football (Chase QuickPay) (31s)


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Re: The Microchip Agenda
« Reply #955 on: July 22, 2012, 03:59:08 PM »
The mind-reading helmet: “Big Brother in your head”
By Madison Ruppert
Editor of End the Lie

What most people thought to be the last bastion of privacy in today’s world – the mind – are likely going to be quite disturbed to know that a new company, Veritas scientific claims that they are developing technology which “will invade that.”
Remember, earlier this year I reported on a study showing that computers very well might be able to spot liars better than even the most successful human experts, meaning that we can only expect to see this type of technology used in law enforcement on a more regular basis.
It is important to note that we are not talking about your run of the mill “lie detector,” a polygraph. As many people know, it is very easy for some people to beat these tests as former CIA operative and spy for the Soviet Union Aldrich H. Ames explained in saying, “There’s no special magic [in passing lie detector tests] … confidence is what does it. Confidence and a friendly relationship with the examiner … rapport, where you smile and you make him think that you like him.”
This technology, on the other hand, is what Discovery called “a mind-reading helmet” designed to measure the brain activity of subjects via electroencephalogram (EEG) while flashing potentially familiar images across the visor.
Unsurprisingly, Veritas Scientific has chosen to go after the most lucrative market: the U.S. military. When you’re dealing with the military, you’re dealing with a market with never ending demand and at times a complete disregard for even the most essential of considerations like the functionality of products being purchased.
Eric Elbot, CEO of Veritas, stated that he wants his technology to be used by the U.S. military to “help them pick friend from foe among captured people,” according to IEEE Spectrum.
Elbot also pictures it being used by law enforcement agencies, the justice system in criminal trials and corporate takeovers. He thinks it might even make its way into consumer cell phone applications at some point.
“Certainly it’s a potential tool for evil,” says Elbot. “If only the government has this device, it would be extremely dangerous.”
This is quite true, but unfortunately, since Elbot has confirmed that it will first be going to the U.S. military, it must be noted that they could easily claim exclusive rights to the device.
Indeed, the federal government has the ability to simply seize a patent under eminent domain, meaning that the control would quickly be completely out of Elbot’s hands and thus remove his ability to control his technology which he readily admits is “a potential tool for evil.”
Surely Elbot realizes this and the fact that the U.S. military is obsessed with lie detection technology for a reason, and it’s not to find out who stole the cookie from the cookie jar.
For instance, take the military’s interest in the use of functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) technology, especially technology which can be used at a distance.
As IEEE Spectrum has noted in the past, in 2006 the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) called for proposals for research to “understand and optimize brain functions during learning.”
Just a year later, DARPA put out requests for a transportable battlefield MRI scanner.
“For the intelligence community, what we’re interested in are going to be devices that you can use remotely,” said Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) research scientist Sujeeta Bhatt. “We can create a fantastic map of deception in fMRI, but what we use for national security has to be something that we can train anyone to use fairly easily, that’s fairly portable, and not outrageously expensive.”
This device Bhatt speaks of is not, however, an fMRI-based device, at least according to what Bhatt believes.
“Functional MRI has serious limitations. Countermeasures haven’t been seriously studied, but of the ones that have, simply moving your tongue can compromise the data,” Bhatt said. “And in the intelligence community, the people that you’re screening have really studied their cover stories. Will that look like truth or a lie? We’re not there yet, and in terms of using [fMRI] as a practical, everyday tool to detect human deception, I don’t think we’re ever going to be there.”
Could the EEG helmet being developed by Veritas be precisely the device Bhatt spoke of? Only time will tell and if it is really as successful as Elbot claims, we likely won’t hear very much about it.
“Once you test brain signals, you’ve moved a little closer to Big Brother in your head,” concludes Paul Sajda, an associate professor of biomedical engineering at Columbia University.
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« Reply #956 on: July 22, 2012, 04:11:14 PM »
World’s first cybernetic hate crime?
2012 07 18
By Michael Harper |

Steve Mann, often referred to as the “Father of wearable computing” has posted a very interesting story on his blog. According to Mann, he was “physically assaulted” in a Parisian McDonald’s for wearing his “EyeTap Digital Eye Glass” invention. Similar to the prototypes created by Google and Olympus, the EyeTap is a wearable camera, resembling a pair of spectacles. Instead of using the device for skydiving, Mann has unspecified medical reasons for wearing this device everyday. According to his personal account, when he and his family visited a McDonald’s restaurant in Paris on July 1, 3 employees aggressively questioned him before assaulting him as they tried to remove the glasses from his face. Mann is more than just the father of wearable computing, he’s also a pioneer in this area.

Working as a professor at the University of Toronto in the department of electrical and computer engineering, Mann’s inventions have helped blind and visually impaired people see. More than a philanthropic inventor, Mann is also a bit of an activist against the rising trend of ever-present surveillance cameras.

For instance, in 2002, Mann was strip-searched and questioned by security at his hometown airport, St. John’s International. During this 3-day incident, Mann said $56,800 worth of equipment was damaged, including his futuristic eyeglasses, which he was using at the time to enhance his vision and track his vital signs.

Mann was on his way to the premier of his documentary, Cyberman, in Austin, Texas. In a Wired article just after the documentary premier, Mann explains an experiment he had conducted with his EyeTap glasses. To conduct this experiment, he streamed, in real-time, everything he saw through his camera-equipped glasses, effectively turning the “establishment’s” cameras back on the shooter. His experiment, entitled Shooting Back, was often met with suspicious questioning and funny looks. During a virtual presentation for Shooting Back, Mann explained his experiment thusly: “We explored what happened when we’d bring an ordinary handheld camera into places with surveillance.”

“I was often told only criminals were afraid of cameras (by store employees), but then I was told that I couldn’t record in those stores.”

One particular scene in Shooting Back shows Mann being questioned by 3 Wal-Mart employees about his EyeTap camera and the handheld camera he carried throughout the shoot. When the employees tell Mann he’s not allowed to record inside the store, Mann says he should be allowed to record if the store is recording their customers via their surveillance cameras. Mann and his filmmakers are run out of the Wal-Mart when the store’s assistant manager is unable to explain the difference between surveillance cameras and Mann’s cameras.

The most recent McDonald’s incident is just another to add to Mann’s storybook.

Mann gives an exhaustive account on his blog, giving the unnamed McDonald’s employees titles such as “Possible Witness 1 and 2,” and “Perpetrators 1,2 and 3.”

By his account, Mann and his family had just spent the day visiting museums and historical landmarks and, as such, was carrying documentation and a doctors note for his EyeTap device. When Mann and his family first walked in to the McDonald’s on 140, Avenue Champs Elysees, an employee asked him about his eye camera. He presented the documentation and doctors letter and was allowed to remain in the store.

However, as he was eating his food, another employee (referred to as “perpetrator 1,”) tried to forcibly remove the glasses from Mann’s face.

“He angrily grabbed my eyeglass, and tried to pull it off my head. The eyeglass is permanently attached and does not come off my skull without special tools,” Mann writes in his blog.

He once again presented his documentation to Perpetrator 1, who brought Mann to two other employees. Perpetrator 1 then handed the papers to Perpetrator 2 and Perpetrator 3. After they all had studied the papers for a while, Perpetrator 2 “angrily crumpled and ripped up the letter from my doctor.”

Perpetrator 1 then pushed Mann from the restaurant and onto the street.

The McDonald’s employees likely didn’t expect Mann’s camera to be capturing every moment of this altercation. According to the EyeTap inventor, when the computer is damaged by falling or, in Mann’s case, by physical assault, the camera buffers each image and stores them in its memory. The images are not overwritten.

Mann has clear a image of every person involved in this altercation, from the witnesses to the perpetrators and even innocent passers-by.

Mann has reached out to McDonald’s seeking restitution for his broken glasses, but has been unable to do so. As such, he’s asked for help from anyone who has any contact. His attempts to reach out to the Consulate, Embassy and Police were met without any luck.

There are a few questions left unanswered in Mann’s retelling. First, what condition does Mann have which would necessitate the EyeTap device? He does say he was wearing the EyeTap during his 2002 incident at St. John’s International to enhance his vision and track his vital signs, but he doesn’t say much more. While he doesn’t have to explain his conditions, any explanation could bring more sense to the somewhat puzzling account. He does say the device is affixed to his skull, which makes the part of the story about the employee trying to remove them from his head particularly cringe-worthy.

Secondly, Mann doesn’t say specifically what problem the McDonald’s employees had with his EyeTap device. At the end of his blog post, he does mention reaching out to an American who was physically assaulted in another Parisian McDonald’s for taking pictures of their menu. Were the employees simply upset that Mann may have been violating a McDonald’s “no photography” policy? Furthermore, why did they become so irate so quickly? As Mann’s is the only account of the incident we have, these questions will likely go unanswered until another witness speaks up.

McDonald’s has issued a comment to Forbes, saying only that they, “take the claims and feedback of our customers very seriously. We are in the process of gathering information about this situation and we ask for patience until all of the facts are known.”

For now, many are wondering: Is this the first case of cybernetic hate-crime? If these EyeTap devices become commonplace in the future, as Mann suggests, will there be more altercations like this in the coming years? Will this incident give McDonald’s and other retail chains a reason to review their surveillance and “no photography” policies?

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Steve Mann explains the EyeTap (6mins 39s)

Steven Mann on Cyborg Technology, EyeTap, and the Hydraulophone (43mins 36s)

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Re: The Microchip Agenda
« Reply #957 on: July 22, 2012, 04:17:19 PM »
Expressive face helps robot bridge ’uncanny valley’
2012 07 13

By Helen Thomson |

A good-looking robot is seriously hard to find. Robots can be pretty, some even handsome, but as soon as they get too realistic they start to creep us out. A new system for helping robots to generate more realistic expressions might go some way to help.

Many years ago, roboticists realised that as you morph an abstract robot into a human you generate a peak of unease - the "uncanny valley principle" - that makes people feel uncomfortable when a robot looks realistic but not realistic enough. Some say it’s because they remind us of a corpse. However, research has shown that if you manipulate the robotic images so that they are more attractive, you can bypass this feeling of unease.

Humanoid robot mimics facial expressions

To create a robot we are more likely to accept, life-like expressions are vital. That’s why Nicole Lazzeri at the University of Pisa, Italy, and her colleagues have designed a "Hybrid Engine for Facial Expressions Synthesis" (HEFES) - a facial animation engine that gives realistic expressions to a humanoid robot called FACE.

FACE’s appearance is modelled on one of the team’s wives. "It’s really realistic," says Lazzeri, who presented the work at BioRob in Rome last month. See for yourself in the video above.

To mimic the myriad expressions that facial muscles are capable of achieving, the team placed 32 motors around FACE’s skull and upper torso that manipulate its polymer skin in the same way that real muscles do.


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« Reply #958 on: July 22, 2012, 04:22:06 PM »
South Africa's Oscar Pistorius to run at 2012 London Olympics
Oscar Pistorius, the double-amputee sprinter nicknamed "Blade Runner," will run in South Africa's 4x400 meters relay squad at the 2012 London Olympics.
Erin Conway-Smith
July 4, 2012 08:17

Oscar Pistorius of South Africa wins the men's 200m at the Paralympic World Cup on May 22, 2012, in Manchester, England.

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — Oscar Pistorius, the South African double-amputee sprinter nicknamed "Blade Runner," will run at the 2012 London Olympics.
Pistorius has been included in South Africa's 4x400 meters relay squad, the national Olympic organizing body SASCOC announced Wednesday.
This will be his first Olympic Games, and it will be the first time an amputee sprinter has competed in the Olympics.
Pistorius, 25, who has four gold and one bronze Paralympic medals, made history last year when he helped South Africa win a silver medal in the 4x400 meters relay at the world track and field championships in Daegu, South Korea.
Pistorius wears carbon-fiber prosthetic blades. Born with a congenital disorder, doctors amputated both legs below the knee when he was 11 months old.

He will be joined on the relay team by Willem de Beer, Ofentse Mogawane and Shaun de Jager.
“As I have said many times before, we are not taking passengers to London," said Gideon Sam, president of SASCOC, in announcing the additions to Team South Africa.
"Everyone has met selection criteria and are genuine Olympic Games material," Sam added. "I wish them all the best."
Pistorius last month missed the qualifying time for the 400-meter race, finishing second at the African championships in Benin with a time of 45.52 seconds, or 0.22 seconds slower than the Olympic standard.
He failed to qualify for the 2008 Beijing Olympics after court battles against the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) for the right to compete against able-bodied athletes.
Critics say his J-shaped carbon-fiber blades, called the "Cheetah Flex-Foot," give him an unfair advantage.

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« Reply #959 on: July 22, 2012, 04:38:06 PM »
Russian research project offers ’immortality’ to billionaires - by transplanting their brains into robot bodies
2012 07 20

By Rob Waugh |

A Russian entrepreneur who heads a hi-tech research project called ’Avatar’ has contacted billionaires to offer them immortality.

Itskov claims he will personally oversee their immortality process, in exchange for an undisclosed fee.

Itskov, a media entrepreneur, claims to have hired 30 scientists to reach this goal - and aims to transplant a human brain into a robot body within 10 years.

’You have the ability to finance the extension of your own life up to immortality. Our civilization has come very close to the creation of such technologies: it’s not a science fiction fantasy. It is in your power to make sure that this goal will be achieved in your lifetime,’ says Itskov in a letter delivered to billionaires listed in Forbes magazine.

He has contacted a list of billionaires with a proposal for funding his quest for immortality - which Itskov refers to as ’cybernetic immortality’ and the ’artificial body’.

The initiative is opening its San Francisco office this summer, and will be launching a social media project connecting scientists around the world.

Itskov, a 31-year-old media entrepreneur, says that he aims to transplant a human brain into a robot body within 10 years. He says his technology will be of interest at first to the ’disabled and close to dying’

’The 2045 team is working towards creating an international research center where leading scientists will be engaged in research and development in the fields of anthropomorphic robotics, living systems modeling and brain and consciousness modeling with the goal of transferring one’s individual consciousness to an artificial carrier and achieving cybernetic immortality,’ says Itskov’s official site.

Dmitry Itskov: Welcome to the Global Future 2045 (2mins 43s)

’Such research has the potential to free you, as well as the majority of all people on our planet, from disease, old age and even death.’

’For anyone interested, but skeptical, I am ready to prove the viability of the concept of cybernetic immortality by arranging an expert discussion with a team of the world’s leading scientist working in this field.

’I will also be willing to coordinate your personal immortality project entirely free of charge for the sake of speeding up the development of these technologies,’

James Cameron’s Avatar: Dmitry Itskov’s ’Avatar’ project aims to ’load’ human minds into robotic bodies within 10 years

'This project is leading down the road to immortality,' says Itskov. 'A person with a perfect Avatar will be able to remain part of society. People don’t want to die.'

‘I understand these are some very big challenges for scientists,’ Itskov says. ‘But I believe in something you call ‘The American Dream.’ If you put all your energy and time into something, you can make it a reality.
Itskov envisages surgically 'transplanting' a human consciousness into a robot body within 10 years.
He hopes to then 'upload' minds without surgery, leaving human bodies as empty husks as their owners 'live on' inside robots.
The project is called Avatar after the James Cameron movie, set far in the future, where human soldiers use mind control to inhabit the bodies of human alien hybrids as they carry out a war against the inhabitants of a distant world.

'The next effort of science will be to create a new body for the human being,' says Itskov, speaking at the Global Future 2045 conference. 'It will have a perfect brain-machine interface to allow control and a human brain life support system so the brain can survive outside the body.'
Itskov says that the system will at first be of interest to, 'Disabled people and people at the edge of dying.'

'The third phase will be to create an artificial human brain,' he says - a computer environment into which human minds can be uploaded.

Measuring brain waves with EEG machine: Recent breakthroughs have allowed scientists to 'see' what is inside people's heads for the first time - but could the technology really be used to create robot Avatars?

His final goal, he says, is to upload human minds into holographic bodies.
Holograms give plenty of advantages. You can walk through walls, move at the speed of light, he says. ‘Remember in Star Wars, Obi-Wan’s hologram? That was pretty amazing.’
Itskov says he wants to work with DARPA - the Defense Advance Research Projects Agency in the U.S military.

DARPA is already  researching ways for its troops to use their minds to remotely control androids who will take human soldiers' place on the battlefield.
The Pentagon's hi-tech research arm, has earmarked $7million for research into the project, also nicknamed Avatar.
According to the Darpa's 2013 budget: 'The Avatar program will develop interfaces and algorithms to enable a soldier to effectively partner with a semi-autonomous bi-pedal machine and allow it to act as the soldier’s surrogate.'

Global Future - 2045 (site)

2045: A New Era for Humanity (7mins 14s)

Russia's First Android (2012) - 2mins 17s

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