Warning: Undefined variable $cookie_domain in /var/www/html/shared/start_verified_session.shared on line 308 Winning the Battle to Control Your Mind ad-free A marketplace for speech. 82,616 Hours of Speech help 517,412 Transcriptions add title (free) 409 Sources add source €0.99 Spotlight Transcription New Search Search: Newsbud Title: Winning the Battle to Control Your Mind Published: 2017-05-19 Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fMRCq3Naf-g 1/41Hey out there I'm Jeff to resell and welcome to another edition of mine hack today Japanese scientists know what you're about to say a defense industry insiders view on weaponize in the brain and the problem of psychological asymmetry WNED news buddies I wonder present people funded media outlet which means we depend on people like you to keep us going so please supporters on Kickstarter and become2/41 a member of the news but community the first article I want to look at today was published in a Japanese newspaper called I sigh he Shimun which translates directly to morning sun the article was published on may eleventh twenty seventeen by Takashi Miyazawa the title says Japanese scientists know what you are about to say the article reports that researchers at Toho Jaci university of technology in3/41 Japan have developed technology that recognizes syllables before they are spoken just by analyzing brainwaves this is almost the exact same technology that Facebook recently announced they were researching at the FAA developer conference one of the researchers a professor of information processing named sue Mayo Netta says we've studied brainwaves that we observed when recalling syllables without voice bit the technology will lead to the development of devices4/41 that could help people who have difficulty speaking due to diseases or disabilities the article continues to say that by observing in categorizing the brainwave patterns of their subjects the researchers were able to recognize the syllables that correspond with each brainwave patterns and therefore distinguish the syllable before it was spoken the team can currently recognized the digits one through ten with ninety percent accuracy using this method5/41 SUNY Oneonta however remarks that the application of this will be challenging because brainwave patterns vary widely from individual to individual he says that they are planning to overcome this by creating basic brainwave patterns and letting the device learn individual characteristics the team is planning to apply this technology to a brain computer interface headset device and to link it with smartphones this ability to translate brain signals6/41 into digital signals will no doubt be helpful for people who are currently unable to communicate their thoughts to others however the potential risk for abuses of this technology are extraordinary and they should not go unmentioned well I think it's nice for us to discuss how cutting edge research could help our fellow humans the realities of the world of brain research indicate to me that this technology7/41 is much more likely to be used as a weapon against humans then as a tool to heal them and I think we'll see why when we look at our next article the next article I want to look at today was published in national defense magazine on may eleventh twenty seventeen by doctor James Giordano James Giordano is a professor of neurology and biochemistry who has served as8/41 an adviser to the defense department DARPA and the EU human brain project the article is entitled weaponize in the brain neuroscience advancements spark debate Giordano begins the article by giving a timeline for these advancements in neuroscience in two thousand eight the National Academy of science reported brain sciences showed potential for warfare applications but we're not yet operationally viable that changed in twenty fourteen when they released9/41 a subsequent report stating that the brain sciences were quote of definitive value any realistic concern for the military in this time period the author states that our military has achieved the capability to quote create an exploit neuroscientific methods and technologies to access the brain and assess and affect it's fun actions of car emotion and behavior Giordano says that this can have many applications such as treating10/41 brain injury creating super soldiers linking brains to weapons or manipulating groups or leaders into taking actions they wouldn't normally take he references many types of technologies that we've previously discussed on mine hack such as neurofeedback transcranial direct current stimulation and brain computer interfaces he also discusses the possible use of something called Nero weapons according to Giordano the purpose of these weapons is quote to affect the11/41 nervous system and modify opponents thoughts feelings says whose actions health or in some cases to incur lethal consequences my question in response to that is how exactly are you figuring out who your opponent is and at what criteria justifies your targeting of them with these Nero weapons the author then employees the double think that is very common among defense industry apologists when he says when viewed12/41 in a positive light such approaches could and arguably should be employed to prevent warfare he then cites programs at DARPA and a similar group called the intelligence advanced research projects activity which he claims could be effective in reducing the risk of violence these three programs are the socio cultural content in language program the metaphor program and the narrative networks program when you read between the lines13/41 of Giordano's academic jargon in describing these programs what they really amount to our ways for us to force our will upon other countries without the use of physical violence though I would argue and I think many of you would agree with me that the act of forcing your will upon someone else is an inherently violent act regardless of whether it is physical or non physical in14/41 nature Giordano even acknowledges that creating a narrow modified super soldiers could be dangerous to the health of the soldiers themselves he also acknowledges the growing concern that these approaches could turn soldiers into quote amoral combative atomic towns this reference to super soldiers is interesting especially since it recently there have been several self proclaimed whistleblowers who claim to have been part of a secret military super soldier15/41 program though there is not sufficient evidence to verify any of these claims it is worth noting that one of the people claiming to be part of this secret super soldier program Max spears recently died under mysterious circumstances after knowledge in the possible dangers of going down this road of Nero modification doctor Giordano then continues his apologetic for the national security state by attempting to justify these16/41 narrow modification techniques despite their possible catastrophic consequences he says but while such questions and concerns may suggest the need for a reflective pause it's important to note that brain research and its corresponding technologies are becoming ever more international and a number of countries such as China and Russia in some U. S. allies are engaged in these pursuits and are interested in their military viability and use17/41 this creates a situation that tends to sustain if not advanced the pace and extent of research development and incorporation of neuro science and technology in intelligence and military initiatives so in other words those foreigner bad guys will use this technology against us so we have to pull all of our resources into using it against them first yeah that'll show one the next few paragraphs of the18/41 article are full of nauseating fear mongering rhetoric disguised as intellectual pontificate should all aimed to drive the point home that foreigners might use these weapons to quote disrupt public safety stability and health so according to doctor James Giordano who is the chief of the narrow ethics studies program at Georgetown University our best solution is to race to develop this technology before Russia or China does regardless19/41 of the risk of catastrophic consequences this article is a great example of someone who is employed by the national defense industry doing extensive verbal gymnastics in an attempt to morally justify the practice of warfare of course those who make money researching weapons of war have no incentive to promote an agenda of peace and shared prosperity because that would put them out of a job so when20/41 he refers to efforts to use brain science to quote prevent warfare that is really nothing more than a lame effort to disguise the economic ambitions of the warfare industry behind the facade of virtue and national pride Giordano ends the article with the remarkably vague and confusing plead to the readers he says in these times over rapidly reduced budgets and limited resources it just becomes ever more21/41 important to accurately estimate the relative benefit burden risks and threats that specific types and applications of neuro science and technology will incur and to develop and maintain the proactive posture to ensure the possibilities for these developments both now and in the future wow that was a mouthful but the very first statement of that sentence says in these times of rapidly reduced budgets and limited resources I'm22/41 not sure what statistics doctor Giordano was referring to when he says this but let's take a look at a graph to see how the United States defense budget stacks up against the top other spenders in the world though advances in digital technology may make it easier to control or influence someone's behavior can we really entrust this technology to authority figures to use it for the right23/41 reasons and that is the subject of today's my doc flashback today we flash back to August fourteenth nineteen seventy one when a psychology per Stanford Philip Zimbardo began an experiment in the basement of a university building the experiment funded by the U. S. office of naval research sought to investigate the relationships between prisoners and prison guards Zimbardo chose twenty four psychologically stable male participants with no24/41 criminal history and randomly assigned half to be prisoners and the other half to be guards Zimbardo acting as the superintendent of this mock prison instructed the students acting as guards that they would have complete power over the prisoners for the duration of the two week long experiment by the second day both the prisoners and the guards began to internalize their roles one of the students acting25/41 as a guard took it upon himself to begin creating ways to humiliate and dehumanize the prisoners this initially created a backlash and rebellion among the prisoners but as the guards continued to ramp up the abusive and divisive tactics many of the prisoners came to accept and follow the orders given by the guards out of fear that they would be made an example after just four days26/41 two of the prisoners had quit the experiment after the abuse had reached an unbearable level a new student brought in mid experiment to act as a prisoner responded almost immediately by going on a hunger strike which resulted in him being put into solitary confinement and the other prisoners were punished for his behavior on August twentieth after six days of terror a graduate student named Christina ma's27/41 lock demanded Zimbardo and the experiment duty the inhumane and trauma inducing treatment of his subjects this experiment is often discussed in introductory psychology courses and many believe it is evidence that people's behaviors are a product of their environment and their status within it others have pointed out that not all the guards exhibited cruelty toward the prisoners and most of the abuse was the result of a28/41 single guard who is the primary instigator of conflict between the two groups in interviews this student named Dave Eshelman claims that he was just playing a role as a way to make the experiment more interesting still the other guards did nothing to put a stop to the abusive tactics by Eshelman in the prisoners came to accept his dominance because he was arbitrarily granted a position of29/41 authority over them the results of the nineteen seventy one Stanford prison experiment show at the very least that people's behavior is greatly influenced by their perceived social status within their environment and that is today's my tag flashbacks our final article for today was posted on may fourteenth twenty seventeen as part of the book of life which is a collaboration between several authors as part of something30/41 called the school of life school of life is a London based educational institution whose stated mission is developing emotional intelligence the headline reads the problem of psychological asymmetry the article begins by making the observation that as humans we have a deep and unique knowledge of ourselves whereas our knowledge of others is only limited to what they successfully communicate to us about themselves this psychological asymmetry is31/41 built into the human condition and as a result we can never truly understand the experience of what it feels like to be someone else no matter how much we might pretend to the authors believe that this asymmetry creates a bias where many people perceive themselves to be much more odd strange or Chriqui than they actually are relative to others the real reason for this bias is32/41 that they simply have much more data about themselves than they do about others this attachment to unrealistic perceptions about others can produce a profound loneliness and shyness according to the article it also can create a cycle where we mimic the external personas of others in an attempt to connect with and understand them according to the article there are two solutions to this psychological asymmetry and they33/41 are art and love the article reads quote art provides us with accurate portrayals of the inner lives of strangers and it with grace and compelling charm shows us how much they share in troubles and hopes we thought we might be alone in experiencing and love gives us an occasional deeply pressure sense of security to reveal who we really are to another person and the opportunity to34/41 learn about their reality from a position of extreme proximity this solution was a little too fluffy for my taste as it sounded like a vague feel good pronouncement from a new age guru now obviously I'm not against the practices of art in love but I think when defining solutions we have to be a little bit more practical here are the two practical solutions that I came35/41 up with number one except the fact that people may misunderstand you no matter how well you communicate but still do your best to continue improving your communication with others and number two do not assume that your understanding of someone else encompasses the entirety of who they are and instead ask them questions that will further your understanding of them one thing that came to my mind that36/41 was not discussed in this article is what happens when someone's behavior is in contradiction to their publicly curated persona and possibly with their health as an individual what is the best way to reach out and help that person I've struggled with this problem myself my personal view is that observing people's patterns of behavior will often give you a better indicator of who they are did simply37/41 listening to their public pronouncements what I've learned from my experience and in taking inspiration from the legendary philosophers Socrates is that the best approach is to ask more questions to get to the heart of the conflict this is asking of questions will result in one of two scenarios one the person in answering your questions will come to understand the contradiction on their own and make the38/41 necessary adjustments in their behavior or two you will find out more knowledge about the person which better explains why they are behaving that certain way which will further inform your communication strategy for the future many of us are very quick to point out the errors in others but are often blind to the areas that we ourselves commit so I think the best solution to mitigating the39/41 consequences of psychological asymmetry is to concentrate our energies on adequately communicating our own identity to others and to subject all human judgments especially our own to greater inquiry in other words teach others to behave wisely by modeling wise behavior yourself and therefore setting the right example that's it for today's edition of mine hack thank you so much for watching and please share this video with your40/41 friends and family please continue supporting power one hundred percent people funded media outlet by donating to our Kickstarter campaign we can only continue doing the work that we do with the help of people like you I'm Jeff to resell and I'll 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