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DARPA Hacking Brain To Make It "Download" Knowledge

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posted on May, 3 2017 @ 02:49 PM
Most of you probably have heard of DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency), but did you know that they've been working on a way to stimulate the brain to make it much more efficient in acquiring information? Since March of last year they initiated the Targeted Neuroplasticity Training (TNT) Program, which in a nutshell, attempts to stimulate the peripheral nervous system to facilitate learning.

The crux of the wide-ranging program is to identify optimal and safe neurostimulation methods for activating “synaptic plasticity”—a natural process in the brain, pivotal to learning, that involves the strengthening or weakening of the junctions between two neurons—then build those methods into enhanced training regimens that accelerate the acquisition of cognitive skills.

TNT could accelerate learning and reduce the time needed to train foreign language specialists, intelligence analysts, cryptographers, and others.

The engineering side of the program will concentrate on developing non-invasive methods to deliver peripheral nerve stimulation that enhances plasticity in brain regions responsible for cognitive functions.

This sounds similar to what was done to CIA assassin, Jason Bourne in the "Bourne" fims. In the films, Bourne was given "chems" which enhanced the physical and mental abilities of CIA field operatives. Could this be what they really want to achieve?

Essentially, TNT aims to "download" knowledge with the use of neurostimulation methods.

The ideal end benefit for this kind of breakthrough would be downloadable learning. Rather than needing to learn, for example, a new language through rigorous study and practice over a long period of time, we could basically “download” the knowledge after putting our minds into a highly receptive, neuroplastic state. Clearly, this kind of research would benefit anyone, but urgent military missions can succeed or fail based on the timing. In those situations, a faster way to train personnel would be a tremendous boon.

Can you imagine a world where people are trained to do specific jobs by having information "downloaded" into their minds? What happens to schools or libraries? Could they become a thing of the past? Who knows, maybe Elton Musk is on to something when he formed the company "Neuralink."

Musk calls the technology, which would intertwine computers and the human brain, “neural lace.” Neural lace could help humans keep apace with rapidly accelerating advancements in artificial intelligence, which Musk said will cause humanity to “be left behind by a lot.” With the help of brain implants that are directly linked to computers, humans may be able to improve their brain function, or even one day download their thoughts or upload the thinking of others.

posted on May, 3 2017 @ 02:50 PM
Good. Download me all the knowledge. I've always wanted to be able to retain the important stuff.


posted on May, 3 2017 @ 02:57 PM

In a nutshell, there are four recognized brain wave ranges: Beta (14-30 Hz) is present in normal waking consciousness; Alpha (7-14 Hz) in states of relaxation; Theta (4-7 Hz) in meditative states; and the slowest, Delta (0.5-4 Hz) in deep sleep and profound meditative states. The most recently researched brain frequency is Gamma, which is the fastest, about 30.0 Hz and higher. Why are brain waves important? You can use sound to positively alter your brain wave frequencies and produce specific desired results.


They have been studying sound frequencies and how they affect people for years. I'll look for this old website that had frequencies you could listen to that would help with Lucid Dreaming and OBE. Interesting stuff for sure.
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posted on May, 3 2017 @ 03:03 PM
What's wrong with Musk in that video? I hear he's supposed to be a really smart guy ... But can't he get a simply thought out. Talk about I/O limitations.
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posted on May, 3 2017 @ 03:03 PM
Actually, it would be uploading information and knowledge. However, if it can be done, you could eventually do both.

I think it will be more beneficial to upload abilities.
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posted on May, 3 2017 @ 04:02 PM
a reply to: shawmanfromny

This is horrifying. No more need for re-education camps now they'll just need re-education booths. As many really neat things there are about this potential technology I can think of twice as many possible abuses.

Also, you can download all of the knowledge of mankind, it does not make a person wise. I'd be worried about our future education system. In learning a particular topic there is an importance to the learning process itself. If we lose this as a race we may never be able to get it back.

The problem with Musk's attempt to compete with AI is that it instead of letting the machines take over, we join them.

posted on May, 3 2017 @ 04:06 PM
Neat idea and all, but of course anything good can be used for evil, like downloading required propaganda early in childhood/school. "brainwashing" etc.

Ah covered above.
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posted on May, 3 2017 @ 04:07 PM
a reply to: shawmanfromny

Interesting and actually very scary.

But how will they discern truth from simple perception, fact from belief and actual memory from false memory?.

More worrying if they learn this trick then couple it with google's own plan to upload the human mind and how long before they can transfer the mind from one body to another IF they learn to literally hack the human brain, of course even then a planted mind would still work different to it's original version as even if they can rewrite the neural network and hardware of the brain it will still be a different brain to the original template mind's brain but as an alternative to brainwashing, turning an enemy agent into your own agent etc Darpa obviously see the application's and right or wrong, ethical or otherwise they will seek to control this first.

posted on May, 3 2017 @ 04:15 PM
a reply to: LABTECH767

Yes, sadly it would work similar to Quantum Cloning, the 'transfer' of conscious would be a clone, not an actual transfer, the Golden Goose of it's own brand of immortality. Still, you could live for several hundred years and have memory of it before each 'transfer' process. That's what's interesting, each clone doesn't realize it's died before, but can easily fathom it's next death.
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posted on May, 3 2017 @ 07:18 PM
a reply to: TobyFlenderson

You're right TF: lot's of opportunity for abuse here.

Who says the downloaded info into your brain won't contain anything extra?

Propaganda. Advertising. Viruses?
Behavior modification that makes you suddenly go and do something previously out-of character?

posted on May, 3 2017 @ 07:37 PM
Anybody....Nobody..... the year is 2021.....Keanu knows

posted on May, 3 2017 @ 08:59 PM
Great make me a cyber security expert over night please.

posted on May, 4 2017 @ 12:12 AM
Could you imagine what they would charge for it? College prices are insane so I doubt this would be any different.

posted on May, 4 2017 @ 01:05 AM
if they can download information directly into the brain, whats to keep them from extracting or deleting or rewriting information thats already in the brain?

posted on May, 4 2017 @ 04:42 AM
a reply to: shawmanfromny

Interesting concept, and certainly one can see why such download interface technologies are being considered.

The first thing I thought of, when I read your thread title, was "Hmm... That sounds a lot like that unusual experience I had back on the night before St Patrick's Day/ and on St Patrick's Day, in Oxford, UK, which featured a double-combo of weird, amounting to a 'God-Knows-What' unknowable (to me) explanation.."

Setting the scene: I was halfway between being homeless, and being a member of a UK-wide community church. I had been homeless for a year or so, before that having lived in temporary accommodation following the breakdown of my family life with parents, brothers, etc, a couple of years prior. During this time period, I had so many weird & surreal experiences, with several hidden sides of the UK network, that I had become accustomed to such highly unusual & sometimes just too dang weird experiences, that I had in a way become accustomed to them. Strange experiences with doctors, with social workers, with housing officers, with the 'underworld interface' which exists anywhere that young people in dire straits due to bad personal choices, end up shuttling between (halfway houses, hostels, charitable night shelters, etc). This brings me to the actual experience in question.

Spending the night in the hostel I was staying in, I found myself in a room share with another apparently fairly normal sort of guy, he was fairly quiet compared to many of the residents, so I was pleased that I didn't need to sleep with one eye open for a change. As I lay drifting into sleep in an armchair in our room, he had already gone to bed.. I suddenly found myself having some sort of a violent seizure, in which patterns of light & sound were advancing rapidly into my subconscious via the terrified conscious mind, with an overwhelming electrical-type buzzing sensation, literally felt like I was being electrocuted. NB - a few years after this I saw the film 'Outlander', where the crash-landed protagonist set up a device which produced the exact same experience, though voluntary in his case, which allowed him to immediately learn the language, history, culture & environment, of the Viking age in Scandinavia, with himself definitely a fish out of water having apparently just traveled from participation in a scorched earth destruction of the dangerous local fauna, apparently it would seem, on the planet Mars, where his people intended to set up a colony.

Back to the hostelry, after what seemed like around a minute, but which was probably much quicker, I 'awoke' in terror at what had just befallen me. I found myself praying determinedly as I wasn't sure whether the experience had been physical psychotronics, or spiritual 'demon' attack. After a few minutes all seemed well, so I got to bed & fell asleep quickly. The next day this roommate of mine suggested hanging around together that day, making the most of the St Patrick's Day offers in several local pubs/ bars. We did this, fortunately we both had a bit of money for a change so it seemed quite civilised. Bearing in mind that the previous evening had been the first time we met, himself having just arrived at the hostelry around the time I did, we were having a drink while a parade went past the pub we were in. We were exchanging stories of our backgrounds, and I said: "I bet you can't guess what I wanted to be growing up". His immediate, zero delay deadpan response, with a hint of a not-too-friendly smile as he said it, and absolutely, 100% correct - I hadn't spoken of my childhood ambition for years, so this scared the # out of me: "Marine Biologist".

Nobody can 'guess' the correct answer if the answer is marine biologist - nobody can be that accurate over a fairy obscure childhood dream career. Impossible. So in my shock, my thoughts were a bit jumbled, but two answers were possible:

1. He was psychic and had plucked the answer from my mind.

2. He was working for someone with access to intelligence information, and had been briefed on a detailed summary of my origins, intentions & character, in some way tasked to monitor & track me, or as part of a deliberate psy-op also involving a highly unusual & totally isolated incidence of the 'electrical brain storm/ advanced information high speed cortical uptake of pre-programmed information, using a psychotronic means of delivery'

Suffice to say, the entire situation made me decide to leave Oxford - I was too freaked out by the experience of two consecutive days as described, so much so that the very same afternoon I booked a ticket on a bus heading back to the city where the household church was established, so as to have a 'sabbatical' to unravel & understand what was actually going on.

Part of me looks back on it and says that the electrical brainstorm/ cortical high speed uptake of information was a human-led psy-op, whereas another part of me thinks it was of decidedly non-human origin, seemingly too advanced to have been implemented by human controllers. I often found myself wondering just what the purpose was, and until recently I was certain nothing had happened as a result. However, a few months ago I was under stress, and I found myself carrying out movements which seemed to be a combination of Tai Chi & Kung-Fu, feeling instinctively the motions & the need to 're-distribute' energy around my body/spirit, using movement to channel that re-balancing of 'Chi'. I was unnerved, and it sparked ideas of past lives maybe, as I'd never in my life spent a single day learning, or even researching, the ways in which these things are done.

I let the idea rest & soon forgot about it - but then again, a few weeks ago, I was in bed & really struggling with severe pain (I have a neurological condition) - again, I found myself carrying out movements & knowing instinctively how to gather, build & redistribute the Chi in a manner effective for control of very severe pain. I got to wondering whether there was a more mundane reason for the apparent implantation of this fully intuitive & effective means of managing the physical/spiritual conduits of my form. It was then that I remembered the weird St Patrick's Day events, and now I'm between a rock & a hard place, as I simply don't know which explanation is correct: past lives, or psychotronic teaching/learning through advanced transfer of information by rapid cortical uptake through the optic nerves.

Whatever happened, I somehow have instinctive awareness of Chi management, and I knew that in some measure I was being surveilled (though overall, because there were a number of equally weird yet fully lucid experiences, it seemed to be benign & simply curiosity-driven - though I'm not really in a position to know that for certain..). Whatever the truth, I am able to report that things more or less got on track, and I;m now married with two sons, a family that I never thought I would have, based on my experiences/beliefs back in those days.

Interesting caveat: my future wife was worried about me, unsure why I had left the area, so she asked one of her friends to look into it. He is an Italian, and over the years we have come to know that he is involved, peripherally, with the Italian mafia. He made one phone call, and got a call twenty minutes later, with a report I was in Oxford. Nobody in my life at that time knew where I had gone..

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posted on May, 4 2017 @ 07:57 AM
a reply to: shawmanfromny
Sounds like Chuck.

posted on May, 4 2017 @ 09:48 AM
And Thennnnn...

posted on May, 4 2017 @ 09:49 AM
a reply to: TzarChasm

See my post above...

posted on May, 4 2017 @ 09:51 AM
a reply to: shawmanfromny

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posted on May, 4 2017 @ 03:45 PM
this is the start of mind control

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