Telepathy has long been considered an aspect of psychic phenomena or a super power. It isn’t really possible to read the minds of other people nor has it really been considered likely that people can communicate using only their subconscious thoughts. All of that is about to change. Enter Synthetic Telepathy. What is Synthetic Telepathy? It is communication between a computer and the human brain. It allows the communication of thoughts between any given individual and the operators of the computer system with distance being no barrier. The ethics of using mind altering technology on someone without the consent of the individual seems like a given in that it should be considered illegal. But therein lies the major sticking point for this technology – it can’t be measured because the only proof that it exists is in the subjective experience of the targeted individual who can very likely be dismissed as psychotic.
How does a society regulate technology that technically does not exist? How does a society break through the various amounts of red tape to gain official evidence of the existence of this technology? Vladamir Putin’s recent statement regarding the existence of psychotronic weapons capable of turning an individual into a ‘zombie’, or behaviorally despondent, is certainly a starting point but it certainly doesn’t give any insight into the amount of time research was undertaken or even how the research was conducted. Indeed, the technology is blanketed underneath the scope of national security and as such any public discussion is thwarted due to the societal presumption that mental illness equates with any complaint of symptoms that can be possibly attributed to this technology.
But the persistence of neuroscientists all over the world calling for guidelines for the ethical application of this technology is slowly getting the news out. The potential for abuse is great with such a discreet means of influencing behavior and opinion as potentially illustrated by the many complaints and stories from the Targeted Individual community. Yet it is certain that the benefits that are possible from this technology require an extensive acknowledgement and education of its existence to society. Mind Reading technology is here to stay and is getting ready to break into the commercial world in a major way while other mind influencing technologies are classified for national security purposes.
As long as national security requires the keeping of the extent of these possibly MK-Ultra-esque experiments secret, there will always be mind control conspiracy theorists claiming that their tinfoil hats don’t quite work well enough to ward off the NSA.
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