Interesting site callled MINDFVCK I just StumbleUpon-ed (below is an obvious before/after): These nine drawings were done by an artist under the influence of LSD — part of test conducted by the…
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What looks like a soldier having a bit of fun was actually a series of controlled experiments that lasted for decades. We’re talking about mind control or the use of hallucinogenics such as LSD as weapons used in warfare. Said to have been pioneered by the Nazis; Britain, the United States and others soon followed suit with their own experiments on unwitting soldiers and civilians, the Vietcong and now terrorists…
Images say more than a thousand words; this video taken in 1963 of British soldiers under the influence of LSD surely does:
As the narrator aptly describes,
Fifty minutes after taking the drug, radio communication had become difficult, if not impossible. But the men are still capable of sustained physical effort; however, constructive action was still attempted by those retaining a sense of responsibility despite their physical symptoms. But one hour and ten minutes after taking the drug, with one man climbing a tree to feed the birds, the troop commander gave up, admitting that he could no longer control himself or his men. He himself then relapsed into laughter.
Via Wired: At the height of the Cold War, the Central Intelligence Agency paid $3,000 to renowned magician John Mulholland to write a manual on misdirection, concealment, and stagecraft. All known copies…
Besides a “60 Minutes” report on Carnegie-Mellon’s “neural decoding” project, there’s already toys which detect brain waves, and NeuroSky is designing brain-reading headsets for several industries. Researchers are now able to determine what vowel and consonants a person is thinking of by recording activity from the surface of the brain (with up to 70% accuracy), and this system could someday be used to read the thoughts of the paralyzed.
And the goverment is even financing projects to build intelligent artificial limbs controlled by your nervous system.