which had been used, and that 'we have no answer to the moralissue'."
They did have the answers to the moral questions on humanexperimentation but chose to ignore them, destroy the records, hidethe truth and still continue in their efforts. Nothing has changed aseach participating organisation, using national security laws, avoidsdisclosure and accountability. The records which were destroyedcontained the evidence necessary perhaps to send some participantsto jail for society's version of behaviour modification. Once again,there was no accountability and no recognition of the rights of theindividuals damaged by these experiments.
"For the first time in some 500 years, a scientific revolution hasbegun that will fundamentally change the world as much as theRenaissance and Enlightenment did. A handful of extraordinarynew advances in science are taking humans quickly and deeply intoareas that will have profound implications for the future."
One of these areas is control of the human mind. The issues sur-rounding behaviour modification, mind control and informationwarfare become crystal clear as the facts unfold.The following is taken from a current military document, "TheInformation Revolution and the Future Air Force" by Colonel JohnA. Warden III, USAF, which clarifiestheir position in the emerging area of research, taking a much different direc-tion than the one described above:"We're currently experiencing, on anunprecedented global basis, threesimultaneous revolutions, any one of which would be more than enough toshock and confound us. The first revo-lution, a geopolitical revolution, sees asingle dominant power in the world forthe first time since the fall of Rome.The opportunities that are inherent inthis situation are extraordinary, as arethe pitfalls. Unfortunately, there is noone around that has first hand experience in how to deal with thatkind of single power dominant world."The second revolution, and there's a lot of discussion about thisso far, is the information revolution. As other people have men-tioned, it is following inexorably in tandem behind Moore's law of computing power. Attendant to it, though, is not the creation of new ideas and technologies, but also an exponential growth in thevelocity of information dissemination, and for us that is of extraor-dinary importance. A key part of this information revolution has anawesome impact on competition. The business that introduced anew product ten years ago could count on probably five yearsbefore it had to look seriously at potential competitors based over-seas. Today, you're lucky if you can count on five months or evenfive weeks before you are facing the overseas competitor. Intoday's world, success simply demands rapid introduction of suc-cessively new products or military systems. Success now goes tothe organization which exploits information almost instantly, whilefailure is the near certain fate of the organization which tries to hus-band or hide ideas. Real simple—use it or you're going to lose it."The third revolution, which is a little bit more complex, is themilitary/technological revolution, or in some places called the revo-lution in military affairs. I'm convinced that this is the first militarytechnological revolution ever because we now have, for the firsttime, a conceptually different way to wage war. We can wage warin parallel now. In the past, communications and weapons technol-ogy, especially weapons accuracy, have constrained us to wagingserial war. This changes almost everything."Biological Process Control: As we look forward to the future, itseems likely that this nation will be involved in multiple conflictswhere our military forces increasingly will be placed in situationswhere the application of full force capabilities of our military mightcannot be applied. We will be involved intimately with hostilepopulations in situations where the application of non-lethal forcewill be the tactical or political preference. It appears likely thatthere are a number of physical agents that might actively, butlargely benignly, interact or interfere with biological processes in anadversary in a manner that will provide our armed forces the toolsto control these adversaries without extensive loss of life orproperty. These physical agents could include acoustic fields,optical fields, electromagnetic fields, and combinations thereof.This paper will address only the prospect of physical regulation of biological processes using electromagnetic fields."Prior to the mid-21st century, there will be a virtual explosion of knowledge in the field of neuroscience. We will have achieved aclear understanding of how the human brain works, how it reallycontrols the various functions of the body, and how it can bemanipulated (both positively and negatively). One can envision thedevelopment of electromagnetic energy sources, the output of which can be pulsed, shaped, andfocused, that can couple with thehuman body in a fashion that willallow one to prevent voluntarymuscular movements, controlemotions (and thus actions), producesleep, transmit suggestions, interferewith both short-term and long-termmemory, produce an experience set,and delete an experience set. This willopen the door for the development of some novel capabilities that can beused in armed conflict, interrorist/hostage situations, and intraining. New weapons that offer theopportunity of control of an adversary without resorting to a lethalsituation or to collateral casualties can be developed around thisconcept. This would offer significant improvements in thecapabilities of our special operation forces."Initial experimentation should be focused on the interaction of electromagnetic energy and the neuromuscular junctions involvedin voluntary muscle control. Theories need to be developed,modeled, and tested in experimental preparations. Early testingusing
cell cultures of neural networks could provide thefocus for more definitive intact animal testing. If successful, onecould envision a weapon that would render an opponent incapableof taking any meaningful action involving any higher motor skills(e.g., using weapons, operating tracking systems). The prospect of a weapon to accomplish this when targeted against an individualtarget is reasonable; the prospect of a weapon effective against amassed force would seem to be more remote. Use of such a devicein an enclosed area against multiple targets (hostage situation) maybe more difficult than an individual target system, but probablyf easible.
"It would also appear to be possible to create high fidelity speechin the human body, raising the possibility of covert suggestion andpsychological direction. When a high power microwave pulse inthe gigahertz range strikes the human body, a very small tempera-ture perturbation occurs. This is associated with a sudden expan-sion of the slightly heated tissue. This expansion is fast enough to
"In the past, communicationsand weapons technology,especially weapons accuracy,have constrained us to wagingserial war. This changesalmost everything."
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