The one thing every military force is looking for, is a way to give their soldiers an edge. If they can’t do it through training or superior equipment, they often turn pharmacological means. From the Viking Berserkers to Hitler’s meth fueled Whermacht, there are plenty of examples in history of armies utilizing drugs to give their troops more focus and ferocity. But here in the 21st century, the military is beginning to turn to technology rather than drugs to give their soldiers a mental boost.
In a recent interview with several military officials, Military.com uncovered the fact that our armed forces are interested in pursuing brain enhancing technologies, and they’re testing at least one of these technologies on multiple units, including the Navy SEALS:
Szymanski expanded on his remarks in a brief interview later, saying he has his eye on a number of technologies, including pharmaceutical aids. But the results of one breakthrough involving the direct application of electrical stimulation to the brain have particularly caught his eye.
“In experiments, people who were watching these screens … their ability to concentrate would fall off in about 20 minutes,” Szymanski said. “But they did studies whereby a little bit of electrical stimulation was applied, and they were able to maintain the same peak performance for 20 hours.”
Transcranial electrical stimulation was one of the technologies touted by then-Defense Secretary Ash Carter in July 2016 as part of his Defense Innovation Unit (Experimental), or DIUx, initiative. Since then, multiple SEAL units have begun actively testing the effectiveness of the technology, officials with Naval Special Warfare Command told Military.com
What the article is referring to, is also often called transcranial direct current stimulation, or tDCS. It’s been around in one form or another since the 19th century, but has only reached widespread awareness over the past few years. It’s a simple technology that applies a very small electrical current to the brain to induce focus and well-being. Some research has shown that it can help people learn certain tasks twice as fast as they could without the device.
The company that makes the brain-stimulating device — a headset that could be mistaken for a pair of Beats by Dre headphones — is Halo Neuroscience. And the technology offers not cognitive enhancement, but neuro-priming, Chief Technology Officer and Company Co-Founder Brett Wingeier told Military.com.
Developed for elite athletes, the headset purports to work by stimulating the brain to enter a state of hyper-elasticity, allowing users to learn better and more efficiently. In physical training, he said, the technology has proven useful in developing explosive power for athletes whose sports require vertical leaps or sudden starts.
For operators, the same system could improve shooting performance, Wingeier said.
“Whatever you’re training on as far as a movement-based skill,” he said, “if you do deep practice, hard repetition, this accelerates the benefit of that.”
And this isn’t the first time that our military has considered tinkering with the brains of soldiers to enhance brain function. In 2010, DARPA revealed that they were working on a device that would emit ultrasound into a soldier’s brain while he’s on the battlefield.
Tyler’s technology, packaged in a warfighter’s helmet, would allow soldiers to flip a switch to stimulate different regions of their brains, helping them relieve battle stress when it’s time to get some rest, or to boost alertness during long periods without sleep. Grunts could even relieve pain from injuries or wounds without resorting to pharmaceutical drugs. More importantly, in the periods after brain trauma ultrasound technology could reduce swelling and metabolic damage that is often the root cause of lasting brain damage.
This is probably just the beginning. Given the budget our military has, and its obsession with electronic technology, we can probably expect to see some very strange and potent brain enhancement technologies to come out of the military in the near future.
this sums things up very nicely.
Brain boosts??? Sounds twisted.
There is bound to be some kind of repercussions from this, it is not normal. The human body was made the way it was supposed to be by a higher power than man. Here goes man again choosing because he thinks he’s smarter than God. Man will never learn until the end comes, when it’s too late. Accept what you have and do your best to use it for good, and be grateful for it. Man is always never satisfied, is greedy and promoting the wrong things. God gave man a good and simple life which he did not appreciate. Life could be so good if man would only accept the instructions left for him in God’s word, the Bible.
Wait until it’s found to be tweaked to be addictive so SEALS or any police/soldier will kill anything the upper command tells them to in order to get the next fix. Not beyond reason. Definitely useful to keep a NWO.
I have seen brain surgeries using electrical stimulation. As the article stated, brain surgery and brain stimulation techniques are nothing new. Neither is using our young men, and now women, too, as guinea pigs. I think it’s abhorrent. Bad enough, we are getting our kids back with brain injuries. Now, they want to play around with our healthiest specimens. Experiment on lab animals. Leave those kids alone. Bastards. They are a bunch of sick bastards. I wish there were words to express how I really feel.
__ don’t be suckered into thinking there won’t be mistakes. There will be. There always are. They get swept under the rug.
Maybe they should use this on the homos and liberals to try and make them normal.
I was thinking use it on Congress and the Senate.
BlackMoe, before that can happen they’ve got to have BRAINS, LOL!
Read “Stealing Fire” by Steven Kotler and Jamie Wheal. They explain it all.
Azrael, on your advice I am reading the excerpts on Amazon. I am up to page 27 and find it extremely interesting on many counts. Thank you for mentioning Stealing Fire: How Silicon Valley, the Navy Seals, and Maverick Scientists Are Revolutionizing the Way We Live and Work.
Maybe Military Intelligence will no longer be an oxymoron.
I’m kidding…I’m Kidding!
Some people call me a hate monger. I’m not a hate monger, I’m more of a hate stylist!!
1. Stop the machine
2. Become one
3. Let the machines become you mmaster
4. The machine kill you
These are your options people
Neo: “Hmmm. Upgrades.”
Why not test it on politicians at all levels,probably wouldn’t help but nothing to lose if we fry their what passes for a brain!
Seems we may have started the first steps towards WW#,thanks trump.Potus claims no doubt that Assad gassed 50 civilians,well,what about 100% proof before you mire us in this.Was willing to give potus a 100 days before judging whether a good leader or not,keeps this bullshit up my judgement and millions of others will be made.
What would have made you think this guy would be any better than any of the other idiots trying to be the head dickhead? He was thust the least worst candidate, not the best,,,
Argh….,WW3,what the hell would be WW#?!
warchild d…. you were thinking #sand, seeing its all that is going to be left when all is said and done.
In context, for those who needs more information about this thema, please read :
Quantum computing and artificial intelligence. Ready to leap frog over human intelligence. There will be no catching up for us. Sky Net for ever!
“tinkering with the brains of soldiers to enhance brain function”
Cause this is how you get Cylons.
what is in charge in these brains, the machine( or another man by remote control/programming) or the man, it seems that the machine overrides the man…WE ALL LOSE..its abomination in the worst form.
You can do this stuff for yourself if you want.
The equipment for it is readily available and inexpensive, in fact there is a fair amount of self use and experimentation going on among a small but growing worldwide amateur community.
To the above.
I respect you ideas, but I have to disagree.
We will have to be one of two things.
We either are the one that gets our asses Kick, or we are the ones Kicking the asses. At least we now know where this POTUS stands.
I think the POS that Trump replaced put us in the I’ll suck your dick if you leave me alone. This guy is telling us if you swing your dick at us I’ll cut it off and shove it down your throat! Now this is the POTUS I want.
Like I said I respect you guys. This is just how I feel!!!
I respect your right to an opinion. I wish you would investigate the situation a little more. The bombing of Syria is a win for the NWO. The Globalists. ISIS is our terror group. Bombing, just to show the world that we’re stronger than everyone else, is not a good thing. Surely, you don’t support the NWO, do you?
Actually it would be a win for China, since China wants to become the world dominant power and Russia and the United States are preventing it claiming that status.
Get Russia and the United States to destroy or otherwise neutralize each other, and China can step right in without resistance.
(Good thing China has never thought of this or they could generate a false flag incident that would result in the US/Russian conflict they need to get where they want to be.)
SgtD, Trump failed us by striking Syria. This only gives the greedy billionare warmongers more power and monetary opportunity. No one else benefits from this attack. We have no legitimacy in being the world’s bully.
9/28/2015 DARPA is testing implanting chips in soldiers’ brains
DARPA responded to a request from Fusion that “brain-neural interfaces” have not yet been implanted in soldiers, though test devices have been implanted in the brains of volunteers already undergoing brain surgery.
The White House announced the BRAIN initiative in April 2013.
Today, the initiative is supported by several federal agencies as well as dozens of technology firms, academic institutions, scientists and other key contributors to the field of neuroscience.
Brain boosting technology. I understand they tried it on Schmancy Pelosi, Fauxahontas Warren, and Duck (I know what you are thinking.. sorry, not going there) Schumer, but the machines blew up due to circuit overloads.
BMo. I agree with you partially. I think (hope) this is more due to his “shoot from the hip” or “cut the group meetings and get down to action” mentality than it is bowing to the military industrial complex (of course, this DOES suit their purposes). I guess that remains to be seen, though.
Key point is this: Trump was a victory for America, vs. the vile, lying, criminal Hilary. BUT we STILL need to push back where he is wrong, and he WILL be wrong on a lot of things. He isn’t perfect by a long shot. So… let’s support him where we can (e.g., Gorsuch is excellent), and push back where we must. To be honest, as utterly disgusting as Obungler was, even he wasn’t wrong 100% of the time. The price of freedom is eternal vigilance – true 250 years ago, and still true today.
Like others here, BMo, always appreciate what you, and Sarge, write.
I worked in the medical field for over 40 years and during that time I saw electric shock treatments used on the mentally ill. After one of these treatments they always came back in a state of sleep, and when they woke they walked around like a zombie. This is not a good thing. Yes, they were calmer, but had no personality or drive. This maybe a good way to control people who oppose the NWO’s agenda.
If Obama hadn’t screwed up the last eight years in the middle east, let our military go to hell we wouldn’t be in the position to react to the present situation like we have. Seems Hillary would have done the same thing, Where does that leave us? Lets hope Russia,China,Iran and North Korea have second thoughts before they act in the future. At least we didn’t draw a red line and then keep pulling back from it looking weak and foolish in the process.
I wonder about the long term side-affects. Pushing the human body like that has to have some long term side-affects. I don’t know, off the top of my head, maybe crippling arthritis at a extremely early age, chronic back pain especially the lower and bottom of the spine were you bend. how about problems with the mind itself, headaches… I don’t know but I think we should know before this becomes to wide spread among our warriors. Just thinking aloud mind you.
For D day out paratroopers were given little white pills to take just before they took off for France. It resulted in the paratroopers being highly reckless in battle They were high on drugs and didnt care,. Good old US Army