Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Reading People's Intentions

Yes - socio-technics are moving from social conditioning via behavourism to pre-cognition of a person's intentions: eerily echoing both Orwell's Thought Police and Dick's Pre-Cogs. This Guardian article - The brain scan that can read people's intentions -

A team of world-leading neuroscientists has developed a powerful technique that allows them to look deep inside a person's brain and read their intentions before they act.

The research breaks controversial new ground in scientists' ability to probe people's minds and eavesdrop on their thoughts, and raises serious ethical issues over how brain-reading technology may be used in the future

This research is a later development from the work of Dr José Manuel Rodriguez Delgado who stated that "brain transmitters can remain in a person's head for life. The energy to activate the brain transmitter is transmitted by way of radio frequencies."

I would recommend a look at Delgado's work in:

- Jose M.R. Delgado. "The Physical Control of the Mind" (PDF).

- John Horgan (October 2005). "The Forgotten Era of Brain Chips". Scientific American 293 (4): 66-73

Also worth reading is this new report on tiny cameras the size of a fingernail linked to specialist computers will be used to monitor the behaviour of airline passengers as part of the war on terrorism - read more on this from New Mobilities


SCOTT said...

Thought Crimes are Here!! It is one thing to think,, damn I could kill you, to having the WILL to follow through with my thought/intention. I fear that our world is geared to live the Orwellian BIG BROTHER Society before to long,, it is already here in so many ways,, the UK leading the way on this in various areas, with our good ol' USA right in Goosestep sync to the rhythm..
Surreal and yep,, finally REAL.

Disconnecting from the Distopia the Masters are leading us too...

SCOTT said...

the line should have read:

"it is another thing to have the Will to follow through with my thought/intention"

sorry Kingsley,, should proof myself better,,

Kingsley said...

Definately not pleasant reading here... a kind of mental global prison... a mind-matrix - it nothing more than complete dehumanisation of the person...

...currently dipping into BF Skinner's 'Beyond Freedom & Dignity'... and re-reading all the old - yet great - Vance Packard books - especially 'People Shapers'... like a bad 70s movie... with flares!

SCOTT said...

Funny I just pulled out Skinners book also,, same wave of thought,,
Also the Hidden Pursuaders is good.