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posted on Mar, 9 2022 @ 12:35 PM
Rand is a think tank that performs research to advise policy. They are public with their research and cover areas ranging from the Internet of Bodies to Strategic Competition with Russia. Rand published a report titled "The Internet of Bodies: Opportunities, Risks, and Governance"

Rand wastes no time luring us into the wonder:

IoB devices come in many forms. Some are already in wide use, such as wristwatch fitness monitors or pacemakers that transmit data about a patient’s heart directly to a cardiologist. Other products that are under development or newly on the market may be less familiar, such as ingestible prod- ucts that collect and send information on a person’s gut, microchip implants, brain stimulation devices, and internet-connected toilets.

Brain stimulation devices and internet-connected toilets?  Sounds convenient.

We can also see just where the joy will come from: brain stimulation. Its a no-brainer!

Not sold yet?  I know, when something sounds too good to be true, it probably is, but they've really taken the thought out of it.
So, there must be risks, you ask?
Minor, but don't take my word for it:

"These devices have intimate access to the body and collect vast quantities of personal biometric data. IoB device makers promise to deliver substantial health and other benefits but also pose serious risks, including risks of hacking, privacy infringements, or malfunction... Access to huge torrents of live-streaming biometric data might trigger breakthroughs in medical knowledge or behavioral understanding. It might increase health outcome disparities, where only people with financial means have access to any of these benefits. Or it might enable a surveillance state of unprecedented intrusion and consequence. There is no universally accepted definition of the IoB"

See?  Nothing to worry about!

They had me at intimate access, but one does have to wonder what exactly a "malfunction" would be.
Also, there's "no universally accepted definition".  So, nothing's set in stone; it's agile.

But what about the devices? 

"An IoB device is defined as a device that - contains software or computing capabilities - can communicate with an internet-connected device or network, and satisfies one or both of the following: - collects person-generated health or biometric data - can alter the human body’s function."

Somehow, I get the feeling that the phrases "alter the human body’s function" and "brain stimulation" refer to the same thing.

Rand explains the software portion as:

"The software or computing capabilities in an IoB device may be as simple as a few lines of code used to configure a radio frequency identifica- tion (RFID) microchip implant, or as complex as a computer that processes artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning algorithms. A connection to the internet through cellular or Wi-Fi networks is required but need not be a direct connection. For example, a device may be connected via Bluetooth to a smartphone or USB device that communicates with an internet-connected computer."

Probably just spur of the moment development, but think about what they'll do with it when they put their minds to it.

The entire Rand report is 37 pages long. The quotes above are merely from pages 3 and 4. I stopped there, for now. I'm going to have to read this one in pieces, lest I become too overjoyed in anticipation.

Might want to reserve a spot today.  There's sure to be a line for this one.

posted on Mar, 9 2022 @ 01:00 PM
Luckily, there are off-switches, unmanned server centers and unguarded power lines ...
time to make some homemade "soap."

All their plans are nifty and super duper convenient ... as long as it's benign, non-intrusive and easily opted out of! Fat chance of that.

I, for one, am not anxious for ol' Klaus to be able to monitor my rectum in real time.

posted on Mar, 9 2022 @ 01:23 PM
a reply to: Baddogma

They are scared of the new tech, let's scare them more and sell it to protect them, works like a charm.

posted on Mar, 9 2022 @ 01:40 PM
You can always rely on the Rand corp to push vile NWO techno dictatorship enslavement garbage.
Its one of lifes eternal constants.

posted on Mar, 9 2022 @ 02:54 PM
a reply to: Wisenox

Here's Elon Musk explaining Neuralink to Joe Rogan. Elon says the brain implants should be ready within a year:

posted on Mar, 9 2022 @ 04:54 PM
a reply to: Wisenox

That's a scary thought there. A brain hooked to the internet could have a lot of potential. But. Wouldn't that leave said brain vulnerable to all the problems of the internet? You could pick up a computer virus. Or malware designed to take over and control you. Being able to control the masses through software updates and commands is a totalitarian dream come through. We are the Borg. Resistance is futile. So many possibilities.

posted on Mar, 9 2022 @ 04:58 PM
Remember 12 years ago when the internet was making the world freer, governments fear their people and allow uncensored access of information?

It is depressing how far it has fallen.

posted on Mar, 11 2022 @ 01:00 PM
a reply to: Terpene

Yeah... control through fear works.

Some of the tech IS scary! Forget nukes and airborne AIDS for a moment, as hackable humans aren't just for breakfast anymore.

Who do you know that you'd trust with rewiring your noggin? If someone comes to mind, what are the chances they'd be in charge of a government or big corporation?

Luddites are less silly to me after reading about some of the energy, pysch chem and nano-tech that exists... and that's just the stuff we know about...

add the infinitely corruptible lawmakers and enforcers and it gets bleak... very fast.

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