Soldiers scanning the battlefield for threats may soon get a new tool: a brain-scanning set of binoculars that can pick up on a soldier’s unconscious recognition of a potential threat and bring it to his conscious attention. It’s just one of many ways DARPA and other military research groups are looking to have soldiers mind-meld with their machines and materiel, and as the BBC reports, it demonstrates how remarkably close we are to deploying mind-control on the battlefield.
It can take the brain some time to become conscious of things it sees, and when seconds are critical--say, in the case of a convoy barreling toward a buried IED--the Sentinel recognizes the P300 signal imparted by the unconscious perception of that threat and alerts the soldier that he has just seen something significant, trimming the time between his seeing something and actually perceiving the threat.
Originally posted by DerepentLEstranger
reply to post by Nspekta
Well, it is really a pair of special goggles/binoculars - A camera/computer scans a wide range of area and decides on potential threats.. then flashes those pictures infront of the user.. when the computer detects that you have given off the P300 signal, the computer detects that and the user is alerted to focus on that specific image!
i have to laugh when i see stuff like this touted as some sort of advance
it's actually the opposite
the brain/mind can already do this, else humans would be extinct otherwise
consciousness/awareness/mindfulness can be enhanced through diligent practice
no need for overpriced gizmos
oh wait, duuuh!, precisely what TCOTBIP do not want in ANYBODY much less soldiers
i have to laugh at these "supersoldiers" whose superpowers can be turned off
flood a battle area with subsonic isochronic tones that resonate with the P300 signal
and sit back and watch the chaos
maybe a modified bullroarer could do the trick
pity the peoples taxes were most probably spent on these investigations, and the final result is some MIC corporate fatcats are the primary beneficiaries, instead of trickling down to the classroom
interesting subject, nonetheless
Originally posted by orbitbaby
This is just remarkable. New technology that brings threats perceived by the unconscious
mind to conscious awareness. What a great tool for soldiers on the battlefield. Still gotta
wonder though... what constitutes a threat? Will I be considered a threat some day?
How bout the IMF? Wishful thinking I suppose.....
Originally posted by CIAGypsy
It's a neat trick, but I don't see the application being useful under the guidelines in which it is being presented.