Mind Reading and Mind Control Technology...
Briefly, Ms. Naylor told a story of unbelievable harassment, which included,
Being a successful
authoress, with everything to live for, these conversations
disturbed her, and she sought counseling, and was prescribed
Over the course of a few weeks, she began to notice something very "odd" about those conversations:
She made this discovery one evening when lying in bed trying to go to sleep.
The "conversations" immediately started. She got out of bed, and moved across the room, and the "conversation" immediately stopped, only to resume again after a few minutes in her new location.
Again, she moved, and the "conversation" stopped.
Naylor came to an astonishing conclusion:
When she moved, she moved
out of the "target zone," and hence the conversations would
Naylor's story intrigued me, not only for its fantastic and (some would say) incredible nature, but because the basic concepts behind it were possible.
I investigated further and discovered that indeed work on reading brainwave patterns for specific words had been done, and a simple "electroencephalographic dictionary" of brainwave patterns had been compiled for about 2,000 words, in the 1970s.
This research I
summarized in Microcosm and Medium.
Pay attention to the implications of these opening statements:
While the concerns about privacy - especially with a 'company' like Facebook - are legitimate, it's with the implications of that first statement that we are concerned in today's high octane speculation, for a device that would allow people to "type at a speed of 100 words per minute, just by thinking," means two things:
And obviously, as Ms.
Naylor experienced, and as the article implies, such a technology
could be a two-way door, not only from the individual "typing"
thoughts, but also into that individual.
As noted, this "electroencephalographic dictionary" work began in the 1970s. That, at least, is the publicly available information, though it does not strain reason to assume the research began in secrecy prior to that.
But even then, that 1970s research was not "public" in the sense that it was widely known outside the narrow professional group conducting and/or funding that research.
So stop and consider:
In other words, there's been a lag of about half a century between the actual development of a capability that was clearly done in the "black projects world," and its initial appearance as a concept available to the wide public.
And that's not factoring in the possible and in my opinion probable exploration of that capability entirely in secret for any number of years before its acknowledgement to the professional public.
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