“How The Military Could Turn Your Mind Into The Next Battlefield”

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Interviews in io9 with neuroscientists James Giordano of Georgetown University Medical Center and Jonathan Moreno from the University of Pennsylvania supplement a discussion of the latest thinking about and developments of offensive and defensive tactical “neurosecurity” weapons.

“This particular area of concern is what the military, police, and IT folk refer to as neurosecurity, a burgeoning field nestled within the broader and more established domain of biodefense,” writes io9. “While many of the technologies required to diminish or manipulate someone’s thought processes won’t exist for several decades, some are available right now.”

i09 divides the field into four main areas: drugs that affect the central nervous system and sensory experiences, microbiological agents that can induce neurological diseases or effects, neurotoxin weapons, and “neurologically-based” forms of propaganda and psychological operations.

How The Military Could Turn Your Mind Into The Next Battlefield (io9, December 19, 2014)

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2 COMMENTS

  1. “Drugs that affect the central nervous system and sensory experiences,” “technologies required to diminish or manipulate someone’s thought processes,” this is what the antipsychotics have been used for by governments, for decades. Why are the psychiatrists still claiming them to be “safe” and effective medications that cure fictitious diseases, when they’ve been known to be nothing but drugs that “diminish or manipulate someone’s thought process” for decades? It seems the psychiatrists apparently have an unannounced, and completely hypocritical, war going on with the people of their own countries.