Let’s start with supercomputers. With the advent of faster and faster microprocessors and increasing miniaturization of data storage systems, supercomputers are now being put to previously unimaginable uses. For instance, at the Utah Data Center, built by the United States National Security Agency (NSA), it is reported that it is possible to monitor ”100 per cent” of a foreign country’s telephone calls. The NSA reportedly can now rewind and review conversations as long as a month after they had taken place. (http://www.trunews.com/nsa-surveillance-program-can-retrieve-replay-phone-calls/).
Similarly, citing an NSA document, the German magazine Der Spiegel., reported that as far back as 2008, The NSA had been developing a software implant for Apple iPhones that allowed the Agency to take almost total control of the device. This include retrieving text messages and voicemail, remotely turning the phone’s microphone and camera, remotely pushing and pulling files from the iPhone, retrieving the phone’s contact list and identifying the device’s location and the location of the nearest cell tower, etc. The implant could do all this without the phone user’s knowledge, over SMS (Short Message Service) or a GPRS (General Packet Radio Service) data connection. (see http://www.pcworld.com/article/2083460/report-nsa-developed-software-for-backdoor-access-to-iphones.html). That was six long years ago. Today, an App like “What’s App” quietly admits to phone users that it has similar capabilities as these functioning. But most phone users who even bother to read the declarations in fine prints at all, apparently see no problem with that. After all they are not terrorists and they have nothing to hide!
The direction to which progress in supercomputers is being directed is that leading to the development of microchips that are compatible with biological systems. One major breakthrough along this line is the recent announcement by Stanford University of the first purely biological transistor, made entirely of genetic material. Stanford assistant professor of bioengineering, Dr Drew Endy, described the breakthrough as the final component needed for a biological computer that can operate within living cells and reprogram living systems. (http://www.smh.com.au/digital-life/digital-life-news/human-microchipping-ive-got-you-under-my-skin-20140416-zqvho.html)
And talking of living systems, the IBM has announced that her collaboration with the US DARPA has led to the development of a self-learning computer system (http://www.artificialbrains.com/darpa-synapse-program). The age of machines that can think like man and make their own decisions seem truly at hand..
The DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) has not hidden her interest in the development of computer microchips that can be implanted in humans. Such a system will not only allow unfettered monitoring of people, it will further allow thoughts to be inputted into (and perhaps deleted from!) people’s mind against their volition. (Literally, everything the NSA could do to the iphone could be done to the mind of people who allow the microchip to be implanted in them). The literature is currently cluttered with reportage of one variant or another of mind-actuated systems. In a previous edition, we described DARPA’s Multiple Micro Electrode Arrays (MMEA) which makes other regular bio-implantable microchips look more like mere toys. The involvement of Prof Kevin Warwick of University of Reading in the DARPA’s MMEA project establish beyond any doubt what DARPA has in mind. Warwick is fanatically committed to turning humans into cyborgs, a goal he seems never tire of announcing (see http://archive.wired.com/wired/archive/8.02/warwick.html).
Now as things approach a head, the head of DARPA, Regina Dugan has moved to join Google – the undisputed world leader in satellite surveillance. According to spokesman for DARPA, Eric Mazzacone, "[Dugan] felt she couldn’t say no to such an innovative company “ and she had to leave her position of considerable influence in the US Pentagon (http://www.wired.com/2012/03/dugan-darpa-google/ ) Only a fool will wave such a move aside as mere childplay.
Regina Duggan is respected as having highly impacted the DARPA in her two years there. In response to the notion that many of her research products seemed futuristic and of no immediate value, she was famously quoted as telling a US congressional panel in March 2011 “There is a time and a place for daydreaming. But it is not at Darpa. Darpa is not the place of dreamlike musings or fantasies, not a place for self-indulging in wishes and hopes. Darpa is a place of doing.”
In her new position as head of Google’s Advancd Technology, Duggan shared her latest idea with the world at a recent All Things D11 Conference. The idea involves people swallowing an edible microchip or tiny pill that contains a microchip, which will turn them into a living authentication system for all the popular electrical devices in common use throughout the day – such as cell phones, automobiles, or doors. See some descriptions here (http://www.infowars.com/ex-darpa-head-wants-you-to-swallow-id-microchips/)
Dugan is not one to dwell on fantasies. According to her, work is at an advanced stage in the production of the new biochip and the US Food and Drug Agency has already approved its use!
A new book, Beast Tech, by Tom Horn and Terry Cook, attempts to review and summarize current developments in the quite open agenda of using Science and Technology to prepare the grounds for the coming antichrist.
“And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name. Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six. (Rev 13”16-18)