Las Vegas Shooter: Mind Control?

Remote Control of Human Brains. Over ten years ago a team at Stanford University announced that they had perfected the art of brain control in mice through optogenetics whereby the firing of a pattern of neurons is controlled by light. Over the years, the research evolved, becoming more finely tuned and perfected.  Today, that behavioral control is harnessed via magnetic waves. Controlling not just the movements, but the behavior of a person as well.  Scientists have publically claimed they can utilize this technique on rats, mice, pidgeons, beetles, cockroaches and the sharkfish.

What they haven’t announced is whether they have been conducting research on humans. It’s a fair guess, they have.

Elon Musk has stated that this advancement has the potential to create a new race of humans who are not controlled and deviated by emotions.  However, if in fact emotions can be harnessed and manipulated to sway aggressive behavior, then they can also be swayed to perform aggressively.   As in assassinations and terrorism.

Of course, utilizing remote mind control for good, is only so ‘good’ as the person at the controls. The power to manipulate human behavior will elevate that controller to feeling like God, which can never have positive consequences.  And while robotics and artificial intelligence have been the science mania of late, remote manipulation and control of a human whether through hypnosis or through implants, the potential for this to be utilized for harm is quite real.

Given the military has a tendency to only divulge information that it deems necessary, it is a fair estimate to venture that human trials have occurred.

January 2017, Esteban Santiago shot 13 people, killing 5 at the Fort Lauderdale airport. He claimed his mind was being controlled by the CIA forcing him to join ISIS. Today we are witness to the carnage in Las Vegas in which an otherwise ‘ordinary guy’ according to his brother, with an arsenal befitting a commando unit, opened fire on concert goers killing 58 and wounding over 500.   According to Reuters, the gunman, a benign apartment manager with no previous record, converted to Islam and conducted the massacre.

While the background on this incident is still be investigated and the only evidence of his connection to ISIS is based on their website, Amaq, it bears a striking resemblance to the Santiago case.

There have been a number of other shooters making this claim, and while the possibility exists that they are using conspiracy models to justify their behavior, the history of mind manipulation within the military dates back to the 1950’s. The notion that they would simply give it up when a human assassin can be manufactured from any person is about as logical as the notion that the military simply ‘gave up’ on weather modification shutting down the Alaska facility.

We would be quite naive to believe this is ordinary.

The problem is disseminating between the psychological unfit, and the possible realities.   The unfit tend to make the realities less believable.

As in many scientific breakthroughs, there are potential positive uses for controlling brain functions. Such applications include utilizing TMS, transcranial magnetic stimulation, to increase activity in the brain so as to reduce depression. Or even reduce activity so as to diminish the symptoms of Parkinson’s.  These beneficial utilizations give credence to very ugly ethical and moral complexities.

In 2013, students at the University of Washington used focused ultrasound, FUS, to trigger motor cortex responses. Today, the FUS is used to treat various cancer tumors as well as essential tremor. And at Brown University, they created the first wireless implanted brain-computer interface.

Whether or not brain control is and has been manipulated to create terrorism is a valid consideration given that knowledge leads to power and absolute power corrupts.  Is DIA really the equivalent of the alleged Berkshire UK facility as stated by James Casbolt?  Does this evil cabal exist?  Conspiracies have become the fodder of hackers, but when Operation Mockingbird was first revealed, it was previously a – conspiracy.