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JASON WARNS OF THREAT FROM SLEEPING ENEMIES

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posted on Jun, 7 2008 @ 12:54 AM
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JASON WARNS OF THREAT FROM SLEEPING ENEMIES

The Pentagon should "monitor enemy activities in sleep research" says a newly disclosed report from the elite defense science advisory panel known as JASON.

The JASONs were investigating the potential for U.S. adversaries "to exploit advances in Human Performance Modification, and thus create a threat to national security."

Their report examined "the present state of the art in pharmaceutical intervention in cognition and in brain-computer interfaces, and considered how possible future developments might proceed and be used by adversaries."
Among their findings was the underappreciated significance of sleep and the possibility of a "sleep gap" (a term not used in the report).

"The most immediate human performance factor in military effectiveness is degradation of performance under stressful conditions, particularly sleep deprivation."

"If an opposing force had a significant sleep advantage, this would pose a serious threat."

Fortunately, "the technical likelihood of such a development is small at present." Just to be safe, however, the scientists recommended that the Pentagon "Monitor enemy activities in sleep research, and maintain close understanding of open source sleep research."

In general, the JASONs went on to observe, "the publicity and scientific literature regarding human performance enhancement can easily be misinterpreted, yielding incorrect conclusions about potential military applications."

See "Human Performance," JASON, March 2008:
www.fas.org...

Selected other reports from JASON are available here:
www.fas.org...




posted on Jun, 7 2008 @ 02:28 AM
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Yeah baby!
I have been waiting all my life for a sleep cold war.

We need to nap every chance we get for national security!

We need Siestas to be mandatory and enforced by the federal government. Cat naps for 15 minutes on the hour must be added to labor law. We must lead the world in rest and REM.

Only when we have the sleep advantage can we rest assured that America is secure.

We are lagging behind the Swedish in sleep technology, behind the Chinese in comfy Jammies! And we are behind the Russians in the firmness of our pillows.



posted on Jun, 7 2008 @ 04:43 AM
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The way you spend your dreaming-sleep is actually of great influence to what is in your mind. The amount and the quality of sleep is of great influence to your mental state and physical performance...
The way you process your daytime activities in dreams is of great influence to your daily performance...
Why was it again that you so jokingly dismissed the importance of this post??.



posted on Jun, 7 2008 @ 04:48 AM
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Originally posted by Cyberbian
Yeah baby!
I have been waiting all my life for a sleep cold war.


Oh, behave!



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