The New Brain Research

Notice the new brain research projects currently being heavily funded. We have President Obama’s 10 year Brain Initiative and Ray Kurzweil’s effort to simulate the human brain called a “Manhattan Project” no less. Kurzweil’s plan clearly has artificial intelligence (AI) development as its objective, but Obama’s plan claims to have unlocking the mysteries of the mind and aiding research into mental illness as its grand goals. However, it’s funny that the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), an arm of the United States Department of Defense, would have a significant interest in this research. The editors of Popular Science feel the President’s Brain Initiative will also lead to major advances in AI. See page 10, Better Brain Science, of the May 2013 issue of Popular Science. More potent weapons, super soldiers, and security (spying) systems enhanced through AI is likely to be DARPA’s major concern here.

When I see articles like “How Scientists Are Learning To Shape Our Memory” appearing in the “December 2013 issue of Popular Science, and Scientists Improve Human Self-Control Through Electrical Brain Stimulation” appearing in the December 13, 2013 Science Daily, I have to ask where is this all going? Will we be handing advanced mind control capabilities over to a powerful elite who will use it for malevolent purposes? After the human destruction caused by psychiatry with lobotomies, electroshock, and psychotropic drugs, does science believe it will have it right this time? See Psychiatry an Industry of Death. Even the author of the Popular Science article had to admit that this all sounds a bit creepy.

To his credit, President Obama has directed his Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues to explore the ethical, legal, and societal implications raised by his Brain Research Initiative and other recent advances in neuroscience. But will he permit this commission be more than just a rubber stamp for the god-building ideas of the “scientific-technological elite” as President Eisenhower called them. It will be the working class and poor who will suffer the most in the event this research fails and becomes oppressive. There are many serious believers in the God of the Bible and in natural health who do not want anything to do with any man-made gods or the latest profit-making ideas and gadgets of modern medical science. Will there be safe havens for us so we can serve the biblical God and practice natural health to its fullest?

Possibly, as a counter balance, some funding could be launched into the merging of minds with the biblical God while living a simple lifestyle in a new-style Eden-like Kibbutz project as a utopian alternative to mind merging with man-made artificially intelligent (AI) gods, and into the development of natural health education classes in community colleges to aid the working class and poor achieve health independence from the medical/pharmaceutical industrial complex. Assistance for such a project might be obtained from the International Communal Studies Association and the Institute for the Research on the Kibbutz & the Cooperative Idea.

The Human Brain Project has officially begun
http://www.kurzweilai.net/the-human-brain-project-has-officially-begun

Wearable ‘neurocam’ records scenes when it detects user interest
Keio University scientists have developed a “neurocam” — a wearable
camera system that detects emotions, based on an analysis of the user’s brainwaves.
http://www.kurzweilai.net/wearable-neurocam-records-scenes-when-it-detects-user-interest?utm_source=KurzweilAI+Daily+Newsletter&utm_campaign=8b405031de-UA-946742-1&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_6de721fb33-8b405031de-282039045

Disruptions: Brain Computer Interfaces Inch Closer to Mainstream

http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/04/28/disruptions-no-words-no-gestures-just-your-brain-as-a-control-pad/?_php=true&_type=blogs&_r=0