Maybe you’re a fan of Star Trek, maybe you’re not. Regardless, you may be aware of the Borg, which was an amalgamation of species, including humans, into a centralized computer-brain. The Borg scares us precisely because it functions coldly, impartially, and by stripping away our humanity.
What scares me, though, is that scientists in North Carolina are developing the technology to create the Borg now.
They’ve started with monkeys and mice, but, as we’ve seen time and time again, these kinds of tests on animals are purely for the purpose of developing a product or technology to impact human beings. No human application, no profit.
Jonathan Benson writes,
“Researchers from Duke University Medical Center in Durham say they’ve successfully harnessed the power of three monkey brains to create a “superhuman” brain, of sorts, with the capacity to process and interpret abstract thoughts and experiences. Individuals will one day have access to this brain-machine interface, say researchers, allowing them to control machines and prosthetic limbs using just their thoughts.”
I don’t know about you, but this poses all kinds of scary possibilities. At what point is our government going to try to “assimilate” us “for our own good?”
Be prepared, and don’t submit to this attempt to control you and me and make us one of the collective.
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