A message implanted in the brain is done in such a way that people genuinely believe that it is their original thought or will. The brain can be stimulated by many external media, such as advertisements to purchase goods.
Brain virus can affect the way we live or even induce suicide. Religious beliefs are carefully selected brain viruses.
Throughout history people have committed atrocities in the name of their God.
Strong and weak people infected by the brain virus will react completely differently. Brain virus may use threats, fear, pleasure and other senses and desires in order to achieve and act upon the selected target.
Anti-brain-virus (ABV) is the personal ability to ignore and overcome implanted viruses. Phase I - implant, Phase II - evolve, Phase III - act.
ABV will go into action after it recognizes that a message on which we are about to act is a virus.The defence mechanisms against mind viruses can assist us in changing or eliminating those thoughts which are imposed upon us by the implanted viruses.
Certain memories fade faster than others, possibly depending on our need or willingness to remember or forget.
In early experiments on rats, scientists found a certain enzyme which caused memory to fade more rapidly than usual. This finding suggests the possibility of selectively erasing certain undesired memories. Does it work the other way, too? Can we boost or enhance our memory?
Future research could lead to genetically engineered brain virus, which will enable such memory enhancement.
A spin-off of brain virus is brainwashing, which originated during the Korean War in the 1950s.
Brainwashing is defined as the application of certain techniques, usually coercive, to manipulate or change a person's beliefs, values, perceptions and judgments. Subsequently, it affects the behaviours of that person.
The purpose of brainwashing is usually to change someone's political, personal, or religious opinions and beliefs.
The Chinese used brainwashing methodologies under the Maoist regime. Their aim was to transform individuals with a reactionary imperialist attitude into 'right-thinking' members of the new Chinese social system.
It was largely done in two phases. First, the person's psychic integrity was broken down by dehumanization, and then when they were 'clean' they would go through certain rites.
Cults in general use brainwashing techniques to recruit members into their organization. The 1960s to the 1970s was a decade when mind control theories were applied by religious movements, especially in the USA.
The success of many a totalitarian regime can be explained by the use of brainwashing and mind-controlling techniques.
Brainwashing or mind control theories are researched from neuroscience and social psychology perspectives. The activation of brainwashing can be done by manipulating the prefrontal cortex of the brain.
Project MKULTRA was the code name for a covert, illegal CIA human research programme run by the CIA's Office of Scientific Intelligence during the 1950s and 1960s.
This project used scientific, medical and psychological methodologies to manipulate individuals' mental states and alter their brain functions.
Diverse and complex combinations of chemicals, drugs, hypnosis, isolation and sexual abuse were used.
A short summary from the New York Times (August 2nd, 1977) is given below:
The C.I.A. leaders were certain the Communists had embarked on a campaign to control men's minds and they were determined to find a defense, setting out in earnest the next year-1950-with Project Bluebird, which evolved into Project Artichoke, then became MK-ULTRA, MK-DELTA.
They wanted to be able to interrogate enemy espionage agents in such a way that neither the agents nor their superiors would know they had been compromised, and they wanted to be able to wipe clean the memories of their own agents after certain missions and, especially, when they were going into retirement.
The evolution of human communication - humans cannot exist without communicating with each other for various purposes.
Different forms of communication are required for everyday life, entertainment and many other areas.
Communication can be verbal, telepathic, musical, use signs or SMS, electronic and other non-electronic means, and use visual and audio signals.
In the prehistoric era, fire, smoke signals, beacons, drums and horns were used.
The mail was introduced about the sixth century BC and pigeons were used to send post from the fifth century BC.
Semaphore, which is a system for communicating by means of visual signals, using towers with blades, was introduced in the fourth century BC and the heliograph, which is a wireless solar telegraph that uses signals based on Morse code and mirrors reflecting flashes of sunlight, was used from 490 BC.
The maritime flag system was introduced about the fifteenth century and signal lamps were used from the nineteenth century, mainly by the navy using Morse code.
The electrical telegraph was in use from 1836 and the telephone, photophone (radio-phone) and the radio were invented in between 1876 and 1896.
The television has been in use since the late 1920s, the videophone from the 1930s, telecommunication using fibre optics since 1964 and computer networking since 1969.
Cellular mobile phones came onto the market in 1981 followed by email and the Internet, and satellite phones have been in use since 1998.
It is believed that, as the technology improves, these communication devices may become part of our body, rather than an accessory which we carry or wear.
We could become wired organisms and meet each other in a new medium in cyberspace.
About the author: Dr. Giora Ram is an interdisciplinary scientist in physics, mathematics, computer science, and medicine. He is a graduate of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, the Weizmann Institute of Science, and the Royal Postgraduate Medical School, Hammersmith London.
Dr. Giora Ram has published many scientific and philosophical articles and he is the author of five books:
In Hebrew (3): "ADHD - Children of Tomorrow", a co-production with his son about unique treatments for ADHD. "The House on the Hill", poems and love letters. "My Love, My Wife, My Divorcee", mating and dating.
In English (2): "The Hungarian Connection", an autobiographical novel and "Sex and Scientific Philosophy", scientific and philosophical insights observed, analysed and researched by the author.