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A.I. Downs Expert Human Fighter Pilot In Dogfights. 12 Futuristic Forms of Government That Could One Day Rule the World. Soldier Andrew Garthwaite's mind-control bionic op. 25 January 2012Last updated at 12:00 By Sharon Barbour BBC News, Vienna.

Soldier Andrew Garthwaite's mind-control bionic op

Soldier Andrew Garthwaite's mind-control bionic op. The 10 Most Important Theories About Why We Make War. I'm very disappointed, though not surprised, at this analysis.

The 10 Most Important Theories About Why We Make War

I don't fault the author, but rather the inherent bias of the academic fields involved. Most of these items help explain how people are exploited in order to support war, but none offer the main motivation for war: the health of the state. Government is not somehow the pooling of community resources for the common good under the supervision of society's best and brightest. This is worthless propaganda of the same sort as war propaganda itself, and is well explained by the points listed in the article. Politics is an arrangement by which the most ruthless and violent factions in a socio-cultural environment consolidate their power and violence to gain beneficial economic advantages. Malthusian pressure has nothing to do with war as a direct cause.

How Covert Agents Infiltrate the Internet to Manipulate, Deceive, and Destroy Reputations. One of the many pressing stories that remains to be told from the Snowden archive is how western intelligence agencies are attempting to manipulate and control online discourse with extreme tactics of deception and reputation-destruction. It’s time to tell a chunk of that story, complete with the relevant documents. Over the last several weeks, I worked with NBC News to publish a series of articles about “dirty trick” tactics used by GCHQ’s previously secret unit, JTRIG (Joint Threat Research Intelligence Group).

These were based on four classified GCHQ documents presented to the NSA and the other three partners in the English-speaking “Five Eyes” alliance. Neuro-enhancement in the military: far-fetched or an inevitable future? About five years ago, not long after I started up my research group at Cardiff University, something rather strange happened.

Neuro-enhancement in the military: far-fetched or an inevitable future?

One morning I came down to my lab to find the door wide open and a suited man standing in the middle of the room, peering around and scribbling on a clipboard. He told me he worked for a private defence firm who were interested in applications of my research on human brain stimulation. He also said there was funding available for joint research projects. We spoke for a couple of minutes before I made it clear I wasn't interested in that sort of collaboration.

Thinking about it afterward, something about the encounter chilled me. Five years later, brain stimulation research has moved far and fast. Different forms of neurostimulation in humans have now been shown to boost our ability to learn and perform motor actions, to pay attention to events in the environment, to recall information in memory, and to exercise self-control. 43 Books About War Every Man Should Read. Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from Ryan Holiday.

43 Books About War Every Man Should Read

War is unquestionably mankind at his worst. Yet, paradoxically, it is in war that men — individual men — often show the very best of themselves. Greenwall_report. Military Must Prep Now for 'Mutant' Future, Researchers Warn. Lockheed Martin tests its Human Universal Load Carrier exoskeleton.

Military Must Prep Now for 'Mutant' Future, Researchers Warn

Photo: Lockheed Martin The U.S. military is already using, or fast developing, a wide range of technologies meant to give troops what California Polytechnic State University researcher Patrick Lin calls “mutant powers.” Greater strength and endurance. Superior cognition. This Scientist Wants Tomorrow's Troops to Be Mutant-Powered. Andrew Herr in Mongolia.

This Scientist Wants Tomorrow's Troops to Be Mutant-Powered

Photo: via Andrew Herr Greater strength and endurance. Enhanced thinking. Hacking the Human Brain: The Next Domain of Warfare. It’s been fashionable in military circles to talk about cyberspace as a “fifth domain” for warfare, along with land, space, air and sea.

Hacking the Human Brain: The Next Domain of Warfare

But there’s a sixth and arguably more important warfighting domain emerging: the human brain. This new battlespace is not just about influencing hearts and minds with people seeking information. It’s about involuntarily penetrating, shaping, and coercing the mind in the ultimate realization of Clausewitz’s definition of war: compelling an adversary to submit to one’s will.

And the most powerful tool in this war is brain-computer interface (BCI) technologies, which connect the human brain to devices. Chloe Diggins and Clint Arizmendi are research & analysis officers at the Australian army’s Land Warfare Studies Centre. Outside the body, recent experiments have proven that the brain can control and maneuver quadcopter drones and metal exoskeletons. Darpa's Magic Plan: 'Battlefield Illusions' to Mess With Enemy Minds. Arthur C.

Darpa's Magic Plan: 'Battlefield Illusions' to Mess With Enemy Minds

Clarke once famously quipped that “any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.” So perhaps it was inevitable that the Pentagon’s extreme technology arm would eventually start acting like magicians — and try to create illusions on the front lines. In its new budget, unveiled on Monday, Darpa introduced a new $4 million investigation into technologies that will “manage the adversary’s sensory perception” in order to “confuse, delay, inhibit, or misdirect [his] actions.”