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(May 28 2016) - Mind-reaching machine turning your secret thoughts into speech ???
CALIFORNIA - A mind-reaching machine that can translate thoughts into speech is coming closer to reality. The research has been ongoing for several years, and recently, scientists successfully managed to playback a word that someone is thinking by monitoring their brain activity. While there remains a long way to go, they say this could help victims of stroke and others with speech paralysis to communicate with their loved ones.

(May 24 2016) - NBC News; Someday We'll Microchip All Our Children
U.S.A. - Would you allow microchips to be surgically implanted in your children if that would keep them safer? This is already being done to pets on a widespread basis, and a shocking local NBC News report is promoting the idea that if it is good for our pets, then we should be doing it to our children as well. As you will see below, the report even puts a guilt trip on parents by asking them this question: How far would you go to keep your children secure?

(May 24 2016) - Google aims to kill passwords by the end of this year
U.S.A. - Google will begin testing an alternative to passwords next month, in a move that could do away with complicated logins for good. The new feature, introduced to developers at the companys I/O conference, is called the Trust API, and will initially be tested with several very large financial institutions in June, according to Googles Daniel Kaufman. Kaufman is the head of Googles Advanced Technology and Projects group, where the Trust API was first created under the codename Project Abacus.

(May 24 2016) - Google Patents The Mark Of The Beast ... WATCH ???
U.S.A. - The mark of the beast is truly coming about right before our very eyes. Google recently patented a device which is worse than the RFID chip and could easily be considered the actual Mark of the Beast called the Vampire Watch. What was quietly patented in 2014 by Google has only recently been revealed. It is a well-known fact that Google works hand in hand with the United States government, and it is no surprise that Google will play a major role in the downfall of mankind. Google is a wicked machine which seeks the destruction of freedom and the destruction of man.

(May 23 2016) - Cashless Britain advances as contactless & debit cards thrive
BRITAIN - Britain has passed another milestone on the path to a cashless society, with 2015 the first year that cash was used for fewer than half of all payments by consumers. Cash usage will be eclipsed by debit cards and contactless payments by 2021, according to Payments UK, which represents the major banks, building societies and payment providers. In 2015 cash made up 45.1% of payments, compared with 64% in 2005, and is expected to fall to just a quarter by 2025.

(May 19 2016) - The Shift To A Cashless Society Is Snowballing
WORLD - Love it or hate it, cash is playing an increasingly less important role in society. In some ways this is great news for consumers. The rise of mobile & electronic payments means faster, convenient & more efficient purchases in most instances. New technologies are being built & improved to facilitate these transactions & improving security is also a priority for many payment providers. However, as Visual Capitalist's Jeff Desjardins explains, there is also a darker side in the shift to a cashless society. Gov'ts and central banks have a different rationale behind the elimination of cash transactions, and as a result, the so-called war on cash is on.

(May 14 2016) - Brainjacking: the future of software security for neural implants
WORLD - In a new scientific review paper published in World Neurosurgery, a group of Oxford neurosurgeons and scientists round up a set of dire, terrifying warnings about the way that neural implants are vulnerable to networked attacks. Most of the article turns on deep brain stimulation devices, which can be used to stimulate or suppress activity in different parts of the brain, already used to treat some forms of mental illness, chronic pain and other disorders. The researchers round up a whole dystopia's worth of potential attacks on these implants, including tampering with the victim's reward system "to exert substantial control over a patient's behaviour" ...

(May 11 2016) - Think Cashless Society is So Great ? Think Again ...
U.S.A. - FACT ... Cash and economic freedom are inseparable, in fact freedom as a whole is inseparable. To move to a cashless society may appear to make life easier, but also means a loss of freedom thus opening the doors to digital Totalitarianism. So why do we still need to those pesky things called dollar bills ? Without cash, totalitarianism is the next thing that will follow once a society accepts a cashless society.

(May 10 2016) - Mastercard, Visa Say Head & Hand Scanning is the Future
WORLD - To keep transactions as secure as possible, the MasterCard is taking a multi-layered approach. We know about device identification, geo location, forensics and analytics on behaviors. So you take everything that we already have, and you add another layer on top of that which would be a biometric authentication. Say youre ready to buy something on a merchant website, and youve already signed up for your banks mobile biometric payments option. As a cardholder, thats just another tool that your bank would offer, that MasterCard facilitates, Reany says. You hit the pay button, and a message goes from the merchant through MasterCard to the bank.

(May 09 2016) - THE WAR ON CASH ... On All Notes Above $50 ???
U.S.A. - The war on cash continues. Former US Treasury Secretary Lawrence Summers, who appears to be leading the global ground attack on cash, is out with an op-ed in the Financial Times commending the EU for their move to halt the production of 500EU notes. He is now calling for Switzerland to stop production of the 1,000 Swiss franc note ...

(May 06 2016) - Electronic devices that ... MELTS IN YOUR BRAIN
PENNSYLVANIA - Two implantable devices developed by American and Chinese researchers are designed to dissolve in the brain over time and may eliminate several current problems with implants. University of Pennsylvania researchers have developed an electrode and an electrode array, both made of layers of silicon and molybdenum that can measure physiological characteristics (like neuron signals) and dissolve at a known rate (determined by the materials thickness). The team used the device in anesthetized rats to record brain waves (EEGs) and induced epileptic spikes in intact live tissue.

(May 05 2016) - Thumbprint Scanner-Recorder Installed In School Cafeteria
ILLINOIS - I will tell you that many of the kids arent very good about keeping track of their ID cards, Goldberg said. And so moving to biometrics was felt to be sort of the next generation of that individual, unique ID. Well record their thumbprints, there will be thumbprint readers at all the cash registers, and theyll simply come by and bang hit their thumbprint. It makes it faster and, also, theres a lot less opportunity for any kind of misuse or fraud when theyre using biometrics.

(May 02 2016) - Inside the Secret "Get Rid of Cash" Meeting
NEW YORK - On a recent Monday in April, more than 100 executives from some of the worlds largest financial institutions gathered for a private meeting at the Times Square office of Nasdaq Inc. They werent there to just talk about blockchain, the new technology some predict will transform finance, but to build and experiment with the software. By the end of the day, they had seen something revolutionary: U.S. dollars transformed into pure digital assets, able to be used to execute and settle a trade instantly. Thats the promise of a blockchain, where the cumbersome and error-prone system that takes days to move money across town or around the world is replaced with almost instant certainty.

(Apr 29 2016) - Google patents smart vision IMPLANT for your eyeball
CALIFORNIA - Google Glass may not have been the perfect start for the search giant's move into eyewear, but now it has taken things a step further. A new patent reveals Google is developing a way to inject smart devices directly into the eyeball. The application reveals a smart vision correction system, complete with sensors and wireless communication capabilities, that would help focus light onto the eyes retina.

(Apr 22 2016) - People Are Merging with Their Smartphones
U.S.A. - Have you looked around lately? The zombie apocalypse is already here. It's as if people have merged with their smartphones, as if the device is now a part of their bodies like another hand or another foot. Reality is becoming a little less real by the day. Can you even imagine what it will be like when virtual reality hits the mainstream?

(Apr 18 2016) - Researchers can ID you by your Brain Waves
NEW YORK - A team of researchers at Binghamton University, led by Assistant Professor of Psychology Sarah Laszlo & Assistant Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering Zhanpeng Jin, recorded the brain activity of 50 people wearing an electroencephalogram headset while they looked at a series of 500 images designed specifically to elicit unique responses from person to person - e.g., a slice of pizza, a boat, Anne Hathaway, the word "conundrum." They found that participants' brains reacted differently to each image, enough that a computer system was able to identify each volunteer's "brainprint" with 100 percent accuracy.

(Apr 18 2016) - A Tattoo-Based Mobile Payment System May Be Coming
U.S.A. - Mobile payment systems have come a long way. First there was cash, and then checks. Cards stepped in next, and the cards migrated to phones, and now most recently we have wearable devices. There have been complaints about the wearables being too clunky to really be used, however, and thats leaving some users looking forward to the next platform: a mobile payment system built around a unique tattoo. The product of a partnership agreement between MC10, a healthcare firm, and a product solution design firm known as PCH, the end result will produce a set of wearable devices so thin and flexible that it can be applied directly to the skin.

(Apr 15 2016) - Turning hands and packages into displays
SUSSEX - Imagine using your hand as an interactive touch-screen display. Sounds like science fiction, but Nokia Research Centre and the European Research Council have funded a study, led by the University of Sussex, to develop such a device, which could be used as a display for the next generation of smartwatches and other smart devices. Called SkinHaptics, the device (still in the lab) sends ultrasonic pulses to your palm from the back of your hand, creating tactile sensations (similar to the iPhone 6s and Apple Watch 3D Touch feature, which senses the amount of pressure your finger applies to the screen and can trigger various actions).

(Apr 15 2016) - Super-thin electronic skin lights up on your hand
JAPAN - Imagine having a fitness tracker that doubles as a temporary tattoo. Or a monitoring device that doctors can paste straight onto an ailing organ. Or a watch so unobtrusive that it looks like it's built right into your wrist. These are all long-term possibilities for electronic skin (or e-skin) ultra-thin and ultra-stretchy material that can mimic the flexibility of human skin. New e-skin research is happening all the time, but today, researchers at the University of Tokyo are introducing a new method of turning it into an electronic display.

(Apr 13 2016) - Computers in your clothes? A milestone for wearable electronics
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Researchers who are working to develop wearable electronics have reached a milestone: They are able to embroider circuits into fabric with 0.1 mm precisionthe perfect size to integrate electronic components such as sensors and computer memory devices into clothing. With this advance, the Ohio State University researchers have taken the next step toward the design of functional textiles - clothes that gather, store, or transmit digital information. With further development, the technology could lead to shirts that act as antennas for your smart phone or tablet,

(Apr 10 2016) - How to identify people by the way they walk
CANADA - According to a recent report by CBC, Canadian research and development company ViTRAK is doing research to recognize people by their gait. The company currently has a federal government contract to supply its gait analysis system, Stepscan, to three Canadian hospitals. What were doing here is collecting data for a research project that were working on, said ViTRAKs Patrick Connor. And that is, were trying to identify people by the way they walk.

(Apr 08 2016) - Fingerprints to be tested as currency
JAPAN - Starting this summer, the gov't will test a system in which foreign tourists will be able to verify their identities & buy things at stores using only their fingerprints. The gov't hopes to increase the number of foreign tourists by using the system to prevent crime & relieve users from the necessity of carrying cash or credit cards. It aims to realize the system by the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games. The experiment will have inbound tourists register their fingerprints & other data, such as credit card information, at airports and elsewhere.

(Apr 06 2016) - Cash Banned, Freedom Gone
WORLD - Some politicians want to ban cash, arguing that cash is helping criminals. The first steps in that direction are the withdrawal of big denomination notes and the limits imposed on cash payments. Proponents of a ban on cash claim that this will help fight criminal transactions involved in money laundering, terrorism, and tax evasion. These promises of salvation are used to get the general public to agree to a society without cash. But there is no convincing proof for the claim that the world without cash will be a better one.

(Apr 05 2016) - Would you swallow a data-tracking SMART pill ???
AMERICA - Big Pharma is spending like never before to make sure patients take their drugs. Investors recently committed $172 million for SMART PILLS being developed jointly by Proteus Digital Health and Otsuka Pharmaceuticals. After a pill is swallowed, a microscopic device within the pill relays health data to a patch worn by the patient, then to a smartphone, and then (if the patient wishes) to doctors and/or pharmaceutical companies.

(Apr 01 2016) - Biometrics in banking on verge of become mainstream
AMERICA - According to a recent Mobey Forum survey, the use of biometrics in banking and payment systems is on the verge of becoming mainstream. The survey notes that major technological advances and economies of scale have enabled biometrics to gain strong momentum as a secure authentication factor to verify a customers identity in the areas of mobile banking and payment. The report argues that over the last two decades, the technology has steadily proven its credibility in this market, attracting the strong interest of a number of global business players.

(Mar 29 2016) - How Implantable Brain Chips could change Medicine
U.S.A. - In the future, taking a pill to treat a headache may seem like a low-tech solution. Scientists have built an implantable brain chip that regulates the amount of dopamine in mice using an electrical impulse, a process that could one day be used to treat human patients suffering from various disorders, IEEE Spectrum reports. When dopamine levels fall below a specific level, the chip sends an electrical impulse to neurons that causes them to release more. The device works essentially the same way a thermostat automatically monitors and controls temperature in a room.

(Mar 24 2016) - Education of the future ???
CALIFORNIA - In a breakthrough which promises new technology like that from The Matrix, researchers at HRL Laboratories have developed a programme which they say can upload new skills and knowledge directly to your brain. The California-based institution analysed electrical signals in the brain of a pilot and fed the data to people who didnt have the knowledge to fly planes via electrode-embedded head caps which stimulated the correct regions of the brain.

(Mar 21 2016) - The U.N. is Now Chipping Refugees
U.N. - After the heavy corporate and three-letter agency integration of Fitbit data and smartphone ping data with almost everyone whos anyone in todays society, one can only guess the next major step for public health integration is in fact human RFID implantation - and it looks as if the United Nations is now leading the way by pushing toward a global database under the orders of world bankers. In 2002 the the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) approved the usage of advanced technologies such as iris recognition and microchips to identify refugees in Afghanistan and other regions in what some would call an Orwellion push for the eventual full-scale implementation of human RFID chipping.

(Mar 15 2016) - Pay with a WINK ???
U.S.A. - Forget 1-Click ordering, buying goods on Amazon could soon be made in the blink of an eye, literally. The retail giant has been awarded a patent that would allow users to verify online payments by winking at a phone or tablet's front-facing camera. It takes the facial recognition already seen in a range of devices to the next level, to avoid people trying to use photos or similar to bypass the biometric technology.

(Mar 10 2016) - Martial Law of the Mind ...
U.S.A. - Predictive technologies are the future police force. The biotech industry is ushering in a time when thoughts are actually crimes, freedom does not exist, and humans are wirelessly connected to the internet. This plan concocted by the NEW WORLD ORDER, will soon be a reality. There is no compromise or conspiracy, DARPA agencies are readily working on BCI (brain-computer interfaces) that will radically change the battle field. Many misunderstood the dangers of Jade Helm 15 because the purpose of the martial law drill was covert and hidden.

(Mar 08 2016) - The Church Collection Plate Goes Digital
AMERICA - Although churches are saying a collective hallelujah that a new generation of devotees is filling pews, a youthful congregation has its limitations. Twentysomethings might find religion, but not a lot of them have found that six-figure job. They dont carry cashand what, exactly, is a personal check? Still, about a quarter of them use mobile payment apps such as PayPal and Venmo regularly, according to a recent Accenture survey.

(Mar 05 2016) - Google piloting payment app that uses face biometrics
SAN FRANSISCO - Google is piloting a new payment app in San Francisco called Hands Free that uses face biometrics for authentication. The new system is available on Android and iOS devices and uses face biometrics and your phones location as two identifying factors to verify its you making the purchase. Hands Free is currently available in San Franciscos South Bay area at participating McDonalds and Papa Johns locations, as well other local restaurants and cafes. There is a complete list of all participating establishments within the Hands Free app.

(Mar 03 2016) - You can now upload knowledge directly into your brain
CALIFORNIA - Researchers from the Hughes Research Laboratories, based in California, have announced a way of speeding up leaning; similar to what was portrayed in the Matrix movie some 17 years ago. The researchers described a simulator they have developed, which can feed information directly into peoples brain and teach them new skills in a shorter amount of time. This new process will be far faster than the conventional life imitating art. The process will guide the first step in developing advanced software, making Matrix-style learning a reality.

(Mar 02 2016) - RFID IN OUR STORES, IN OUR ANIMALS, AND NOW IN OUR EMPLOYEES, NEXT IN OUR KIDS AND OLD PEOPLE AND THEN ???
AMERICA - The RFID tagging of these items is quite shocking from a consumer privacy standpoint, since the RFID industry has been telling lawmakers & the press that they're interested in only "supply side" inventory tracking on crates & pallets. They have claimed that item-level tagging of consumer goods is not feasible for the near term, thus there is no need to worry about its consumer privacy implications. Over 40 consumer groups (including CASPIAN) came out against item-level RFID tagging of consumer goods in a position statement issued last November. Since that time, the RFID industry has carefully kept any item-level tagging far from public view.

(Feb 26 2016) - New surgical microchips the key to the future
SWEDEN - Imagine a world where people can enter buildings and turn on machines using a tiny microchip in their hands. Well, that future - at least for Sweden - isnt too far out. A few office workers in Sweden are being injected with a microchip the size of a grain of rice that will open doors, turn on machines and serve as a business card, according to Q13 Fox. The Swedish company plans to eventually have the chip allow workers to pay for their meals at the office caf as well. Epicenter is a high-tech office complex in Sweden. The point of this product is to test the efficiency of the technology.

(Feb 19 2016) - NKU student wants to be first with chip implanted
KENTUCKY - A growing tech trend takes personal computing to its highest level. It's gone from "hands-on" to "hands-in." More and more people are "bio-hacking" their bodies with implanted computer chips that can perform a wide range of tasks. Garrett Frey is already an accomplished entrepreneur and other than that seems like a pretty typical 21-year-old college student. Until you look more closely. "It's right here in my left hand. You can see it and feel it if you touch it," he said.

(Feb 19 2016) - Cashless society drumbeat for Mark of the Beast
FLORIDA -- If a popular Christian radio program host is correct, central banks are paving the way in 2016 for a tyrannical global regime ruled by the Antichrist. Rick Wiles, host of TRUNEWS, denounced international banksters who are scheming to eliminate cash under the guise of fighting tax evasion and illegal drugs. Wiles claims there is a coordinated propaganda operation underway to psychologically condition the public in Western nations that eliminating cash is in their best interests.

(Feb 16 2016) - SKYNET may be killing thousands of innocent people
BIG BROTHER -- In 2014, the former director of both the CIA and NSA proclaimed that "we kill people based on metadata." Now, a new examination of previously published Snowden documents suggests that many of those people may have been innocent. Last year, The Intercept published documents detailing the NSA's SKYNET programme. According to the documents, SKYNET engages in mass surveillance of Pakistan's mobile phone network, and then uses a machine learning algorithm on the cellular network metadata of 55 million people to try and rate each person's likelihood of being a terrorist.

(Feb 14 2016) - Scientists can make a mini thinking version of a brain ???
WASH D.C. -- Tiny, rolling balls of brain cells knocking around in a lab may one day help keep you from losing your marbles - among other things. The small cellular balls act like mini-brains, mimicking aspects of the real thing, including forming noggin-like structures and pulsing with electrical signals like a thinking mind, researchers reported Friday at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in Washington. The mini-brains, which can be personalized based on whose cells theyre made from, may soon help scientists study a wide variety of diseases and health problems ...

(Feb 08 2017) - Implantable device translates thought into action for people ...
AUSTRALIA -- Researchers in Australia have built an implantable brain-machine interface (BMI) that may give people with spinal cord injuries the ability to walk again using the power of their own thoughts. Consisting of a stent-based electrode, known as a "stentrode", implanted within a blood vessel of a patient's brain, along with a power supply and transmitter inserted under the skin in front of the shoulder, the new system creates a minimally invasive BMI that is capable of translating thoughts into action.

(Jan 31 2016) - Google's PO Box Number in Bermuda ... is 666
BERMUDA -- Google has no office, no staff and little more than a plain PO Box numbered 666 on the sunny Caribbean Island of Bermuda. But it still sends $8billion in profits a year to the island which happens to have a 0 per cent corporation tax rate. Googles communications chief Peter Barron today insisted the billions of dollars funnelled from the search engines global network of subsidiaries had no impact on the firms tax bill in Britain.

(Jan 29 2016) - Company Developing Tech Tattoos ...
NEW YORK -- Could we soon be carrying all of our medical and financial information on a tattoo? Software company Chaotic Moon has developed a tech tattoo that gets embedded into a persons arm & can track a persons financial & medical info. Eric Schneider, the companys hardware creative technologist, explained the tattoo can monitor if a person is about to get sick. Rather than going to the doctor once a year for your physical, this tech tattoo can be something you put on your body once a year and it monitors everything that they would do in a physical and it sends that to your doctor, and if theres an issue they can call you, Schneider said.

(Jan 28 2016) - ARRESTING AMERICANS REFUSING MICROCHIP ...
AMERICA -- In the virtual realm, software programs are now capable of watching us in real time, going so far as to make predictions about our future behaviors and sending alerts to the appropriate monitoring station depending on how a computer algorithm flags your activities. That is in and of itself a scary proposition. What may be even scarier, however, is whats happening in the physical realm. According to researches working on human-embedded microchips its only a matter of time before these systems achieve widespread acceptance. Chances are ... youre carrying a couple of RFID microchips now !!!

(Jan 27 2016) - The War on Cash: A Country by Country Guide
WORLD -- Corbett Reporteers will be no stranger to the war on cash. Ive made videos discussing it, conducted interviews about it, written articles examining it and dissected it on the radio. The war has been waged through mainstream propaganda outlets, TV advertisements and even childrens games. Weve heard cash is dirtied by drug dealing, tarnished by terrorism, tainted by tax evasion (heaven forbid!) and just plain dirty. Not to mention sooooo outdated.

(Jan 23 2016) - Robots could soon read your mind ... and ...
BIG BROTHER -- Robots could soon be able to read your mind - and we won't be able to stop them because there are no laws against it, experts claim. If expert predictions come true, by 2030 smartphones, tablets and computers will be able to examine our brain activity to see what we are thinking. Initially this will be used for security as a kind of 'pass thought' - the user thinks of a specific song or thought which the device recognises and then unlocks itself. But a panel at the World Economic Forum, in Davos, warned of the terrifying possibility of hackers reading people's innermost thoughts.

(Jan 22 2016) - U.S. customs using facial recognition at JFK
NEW YORK -- U.S. citizens and some first-time Visa Waiver Program travelers coming into John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York may have their photo automatically checked against the photo stored on their electronic passport using facial recognition. The new security procedure adds one step to existing processes ... the images taken will be deleted unless Customs officials determine that further administrative or enforcement actions are necessary.

(Jan 22 2016) - Norways largest bank calls for total end to cash
NORWAY -- Norways largest bank, DNB, has said that cash has fallen out of favour with everyday Norwegians & is instead primarily used on the black market & in laundering schemes. Today, there is approximately 50 billion kroner in circulation & Norges Bank can only account for 40% of its use. That means that 60% of money usage is outside of any control. We believe that is due to under-the-table money & laundering, bank executive Trond Bentestuen told VG. "There are so many dangers & disadvantages associated with cash, we have concluded that it should be phased out," he added.

(Jan 21 2016) - Cashless Society War Intensifies During Global Epocalypse
WORLD -- In the fall of 2015, the world descended into an economic apocalypse that will transform the globe into a single cashless society. This bold prediction is based on trends in nations all over the earth as shown in the article below. As we enter 2016, we are only beginning to see this Epocalypse form through the fog of war. The war Im talking about is the world war waged furiously by central banks against the Great Recession as the governments they supposedly serve fiddled while their capital burned.

(Jan 20 2016) - Will Biometrics Kill The Password ???
AMERICA -- Welcome to the new password: you. Your face, iris pattern, voice, veins, fingerprints, palms, heartbeat, brainwave patterns and other body parts are being used increasingly at the expense of the traditional password which has always been so vulnerable to being lost, stolen or forgotten. Even body odor is said to be distinct enough to tell us all apart ... although the traditional password may be on 'death row', it clearly isnt likely to go six feet under overnight. However, it cannot be denied that the writing is on the wall for all such identification methods that involve memory or character storage. The debate has been reduced to when, not if passwords will eventually die off.

(Jan 20 2016) - Scotts considering facial recognition to "ID" troublemakers
BIG BROTHER -- The Scottish Professional Football League has asked the gov't for financial support to introduce facial recognition technology to identify troublemakers in stadiums next season. The goal in implementing the technology is to ID those guilty of violence, offensive singing, using pyrotechnics & exhibiting any other prohibited behaviour. One proposal would see the creation of a database of fans who should be banned from stadiums across the country. If someone who is banned should try to enter a stadium, the club would be notified and have to ensure blacklisted fans were unable to gain access to matches. Sports fans & privacy advocates have concerns.

(Jan 19 2016) - Bridging the Bio-Electronic Divide
DARPA -- A new DARPA program aims to develop an implantable neural interface able to provide unprecedented signal resolution and data-transfer bandwidth between the human brain and the digital world. The interface would serve as a translator, converting between the electrochemical language used by neurons in the brain and the ones and zeros that constitute the language of information technology. The goal is to achieve this communications link in a biocompatible device no larger than one cubic centimeter in size, roughly the volume of two nickels stacked back to back. The program, Neural Engineering System Design (NESD), stands to dramatically enhance research capabilities in neurotechnology and provide a foundation for new therapies ... {they say}.

(Jan 18 2016) - This chip will "Monitor Your Brain" & Dissolve later
ILLINOIS -- Well folks, we've finally arrived at the long-anticipated future of brain-implantable chips. How many hundreds of science fiction novels have led us to this moment? No matter: the chips are here, and we're getting a good look at 'em today thanks to a study just out in Nature. Now, before you start panicking about gov't mind control, know that these chips were built with a benevolent purpose: {... right} helping doctors to monitor patients who recently suffered traumatic brain injury or underwent brain surgery.

(Jan 17 2016) - The Mark Of The Beast : Mandatory By 2017 ???
AMERICA -- Is the RFID chip the Mark of the beast ? What is the connection to the number 666 ? Will the RFID Microchip Implant be mandatory by 2017 ? NBC has predicted that in 2017, all of America will be tagged with microchips. They will be implanted to help identify individuals immediately. According to the report, the technology is used to answer one question, Am I who I say I am? Some worry, however, that the RFID Microchip will give the government too much power, allowing them to track every move. In some states, like Virginia, legislation is in process to stop this from happening.

(Jan 15 2016) - The REAL-ID Act and entry to Federal facilities
DHS -- Now that the DHS has postponed its self-imposed (and legally baseless) deadline for domestic air travelers to have ID that complies with the REAL-ID Act until at least 2020, the only threat left in the Federal arsenal to intimidate state governments into compliance with the REAL-ID Act any sooner than 2020 is the threat to bar residents of noncompliant states from access to some (but not most) Federal facilities, for some (but not most) purposes, in some (but not most) circumstances.

(Jan 15 2016) - The Final Phase of REAL ID Act and Implementation
DHS -- "Today I announce the schedule for the final phase of implementation of the REAL ID Act. Bottom line up front: Effective Jan 22, 2018, air travelers with a drivers license or identification card issued by a state that does not meet the requirements of the REAL ID Act (unless that state has been granted an extension to comply with the Act) must present an alternative form of identification acceptable to the TSA in order to board a commercial domestic flight. Over the next 2 years, those states that are not REAL ID compliant are strongly encouraged to meet the requirements of the law for the benefit of their residents."

(Jan 15 2016) - Real ID Act Blocks Some Visitors From Fort Bragg
FORT BRAGG -- Visitors to Fort Bragg will no longer be allowed entry onto the base using some drivers licenses. The military post has begun to enforce the REAL ID Act, which was signed into law several years ago after the 9-11 terror attacks, to help identify fake identification. Other bases will do the same. The new cards will have an embedded chip to prevent obtainment from terrorists who use licenses to avoid detection.

(Jan 15 2016) - Man uses microchip implanted in hand to pass through airport security
STOCKHOLM -- A man who implanted a microchip containing his airline booking details into his hand was able to use it to pass effortlessly through security to his flight. Andreas Sjstrm, vice president of digital for technology consulting company Sogeti, had the near-field communication chip (NFC) about the size of a grain of rice injected into his hand with a syringe, before using it at Stockholm Arlanda Airport to pass through security and board his plane ... The microchip came from an American company called DANGEROUS THINGS, which is located in the greater Seattle area.

(Jan 15 2016) - Matchstick-size implant ... answer to serious overdose problem ???
NEW JERSEY -- An implant that delivers a medication continuously for six months could help address some of the toughest challenges with managing drug addiction. The implants, an inch long and the width of a matchstick, carry a drug called buprenorphine, which scientists hope can help wean people off addiction. Buprenorphine is an opioid that appears to work by activating the receptors in the brain that respond to opiates like prescription pain medications or heroin.

(Jan 15 2016) - Facebooks DeepFace AI can recognize you in nearly any photo
BIG BROTHER -- The more time goes by the more obvious it becomes that Minority Report was as good at predicting the future as the psychics it featured. Not only are we now waving our hands around to control games, but soon we may have to remove our own eyeballs to prevent computers from recognizing our faces. Facebook is boasting that its DeepFace AI system is now powerful enough to spot users in the 400 million photos uploaded to the social network every single day. Sci-fi paranoia aside, Facebook claims the program, which has been learning for years, is actually for increasing privacy.

(Jan 14 2016) - California Hospital is first to prescribe Ingestible Sensors
REDWOOD CITY, CA. -- California-based Proteus Digital Health announced its first US healthcare provider customer, Barton Health, which will prescribe the companys Proteus Discover to patients. The company says this is the first time its technology has been implemented outside of a clinical trial setting in the US. Barton Health, a health system in Lake Tahoe, California, will use the medication adherence platform, which includes Proteuss FDA-cleared ingestible sensor, in populations with uncontrolled and co-morbid hypertension.

(Jan 11 2016) - Artificial Intelligence Is Now a Part of Everyday Life
U.S.A. -- Artificial intelligence made significant leaps and bounds last year, including refined facial recognition software, hyper-specific mapping technology and experimental devices. Artificial intelligence (AI) is changing the way we interact with technology and the world around us, and we can expect to see even more this year. Weve reached a point in history when science fiction is turning into science fact: machines now can learn like humans. That technology is referred to as deep learning.

(Jan 05 2016) - Body Hackers & Bioengineers - Making a Hub of Implantable Electronics
TEXAS -- Ryan Mills snaps black surgical gloves on his hands and plucks a syringe off a paper-shrouded tray. Its 10-gauge needle gleams under the fluorescent lights. Hidden inside the tip is a half-inch long electronic implant. Mills prepares for the procedure with professional quickness and ease that come with experience. He's done more than 50 implants in 2015, here at the Skin Art Gallery tattoo parlor in Addison.

(Jan 02 2016) - The Cashless Society Cometh ...
SWEDEN -- Did you know that 95% of all retail sales in Sweden are cashless ? And did you know that the gov't of Denmark has a stated goal of eradicating cash by the year 2030? All over the world, we are seeing a relentless march toward a cashless society, and nowhere is this more true than in northern Europe. In Sweden, hundreds of bank branches no longer accept or dispense cash, and thousands of ATM machines have been permanently removed. At this point, bills and coins only account for just 2% of the Swedish economy, and many stores no longer take cash at all.

(Dec 29 2015) - Video game companies are collecting massive data about you
BIG BROTHER -- For many of us unwrapping new video game systems this holiday season, the terms and conditions will be a vague memory between taking the console out of the box and finally getting to play Fallout 4. But with more and more video game companies collecting ever greater amounts of data about their customers, privacy advocates are starting to warn about risks to gamers personal privacy as well as the dangers in normalizing surveillance.

(Dec 28 2015) - Google is tracking students, privacy advocates warn
BIG BROTHER -- In public classrooms across the country, the corporate name that is fast becoming as common as pencils and erasers is Google. More than half of K-12 laptops or tablets purchased by U.S. schools in the third quarter were Chromebooks, cheap laptops that run Google software. Beyond its famed Web search, the company freely offers word processing and other software to schools. In total, Google programs are used by more than 50 million students and teachers around the world, the company says.

(Dec 23 2015) - In 20 yrs, every item will have a chip implanted in it
WORLD -- The hype around the Internet of Things has been rising steadily over the past five years. In tech analyst Gartner's Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies report in 2015, the IoT is at the peak of "inflated expectations", particularly for areas like the smart home, which involve controlling your lights, thermostat or TV using your mobile phone. But the era of sensors has only just dawned, according to renowned technology investor and internet pioneer Marc Andreessen. In 10 years, he predicts mobile phones themselves could disappear.

(Dec 23 2015) - Denmark Pushes Forward with Cashless Payments
DENMARK -- Sweden is not the only country interested in eradicating cash. Its neighbor, Denmark, is also making great strides to lessen the circulation of banknotes in the country. Two decades ago, roughly 80% of Danish citizens relied on hard cash while shopping. Fast forward to today, that figure has dropped dramatically to 25%. Were interested in getting rid of cash, said Matas IT Director Thomas Grane. The handling, security and everything else is expensive; so, definitely we want to push digital payments, and thats of course why we introduced mobile payments to help this process.

(Dec 22 2015) - DNA bringing us closer to cognitive engineering
LONDON -- The hundreds of genes which are responsible for intelligence have been identified, opening the door to the possibility of improving people's intellect. Scientists have mapped these genes on human DNA for the first time, and believe that with more research they may be able to manipulate them. The researchers found that the genes are likely to be controllable all at once. They suggest this means they may be able to modify the genes to increase someone's cognitive function, and it will also help with research to find new treatments for neurological diseases.

(Dec 21 2015) - Human Memory Implants to be Tested Soon
CALIFORNIA -- A new human memory prosthesis will be tested next year could not only restore long-term recall but may eventually be used to upload new skills and memories directly to the brain according to researcher Theodore (Ted) Berger. The first trials will be undertaken on patients with epilepsy. Seizures can sometimes damage the hippocampus, causing the brain to be unable to form long-term memories. To repair this functionality, Berger, a biomedical engineer and a developer of neuro-prosthesis technology models, will use brain implants to try to replace damaged or dysfunctional nerve tissue.

(Dec 21 2015) - This Is the Anti-Christs Military of the Future
U.S.A. -- I did not sleep particularly well last night. I interviewed Pastor Billy Crone on The Common Sense Show. I considered myself to be knowledgeable on the topic of drone and robotic technology until I interviewed Pastor Crone. His revelations left the staff of my show in absolute shock. Why would a pastor become concerned about drone technology? Simple, this is end times, Mark of the Beast, human enslaving technology.

(Dec 21 2015) - Surveillance cameras can track multiple people ...
BIG BROTHER -- The majority of existing pedestrian trackers concentrate on maintaining the identities of targets, however systems for remote biometric analysis or activity recognition in surveillance video often require stable bounding-boxes around pedestrians rather than approximate locations. Below are two excerpts from Active Vision lab's report, titled Stable multi-target tracking in real-time surveillance video ...

(Dec 12 2015) - Scientists Develop Algorithm that can teach Machines to Learn
NEW YORK -- Artificial Intelligence researchers at the New York University, University of Toronto in Canada and MIT reported Thursday that theyve developed an algorithm that captures the human-level learning abilities allowing machines to surpass humans for a narrow set of vision-related tasks. The New York Times reported Thursday that the scientific article published in the journal Science is noteworthy because machine-vision technology is becoming more common, from video games to roads courtesy of self-driving cars, e.g. Google self-driving car that can detect pedestrians.

(Dec 11 2015) - U.S. starts collecting biometrics at the Otay Mesa border crossing
CALIFORNIA -- U.S. Customs and Border Protection began a pilot program collecting facial photographs and iris images of foreigners entering & departing the U.S. from the Otay Mesa, California land border port-of-entry. CBP began scanning foreigners entering on foot at San Diegos Otay Mesa port of entry on Thursday. Next February, it will start collecting the same info on foreigners exiting into Mexico through the checkpoint. The pilot runs through to June 2016. To record the data, CBP has installed 6 new kiosks with the ability to read irises & record facial characteristics, a process that takes a matter of seconds.

(Dec 10 2015) - Mapping the brain ...
ANN ARBOR -- With the help of light-emitting diodes as small as neurons, University of Michigan researchers are unlocking the secrets of neural pathways in the brain. The researchers have built and tested in mice neural probes that hold what are believed to be the smallest implantable LEDs ever made. The new probes can control and record the activity of many individual neurons, measuring how changes in the activity of a single neuron can affect its neighbors. The team anticipates that experiments using probes based on their design could lead to breakthroughs in understanding and treating neurological diseases such as Alzheimer's.

(Dec 07 2015) - Is the Future of Music a Chip in Your Brain ???
WORLD -- THE YEAR IS 2040, and as you wait for a drone to deliver your pizza, you decide to throw on some tunes. Once a commodity bought and sold in stores, music is now an omnipresent utility invoked via spoken - word commands. In response to a simple play, an algorithmic DJ opens a blended set of songs, incorporating information about your location, your recent activities and your historical preferences - complemented by biofeedback from your implanted SmartChip.

(Dec 01 2015) - New Computer System will be 'like an Angel' ... called Gabriel ???
PITTSBURGH -- Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University are building a computer system called Gabriel that, like the angel that is its namesake, will seemingly look over a person's shoulder & whisper instructions for tasks as varied as repairing industrial equipment, resuscitating a patient or assembling IKEA furniture. The National Science Foundation has awarded CMU a four-year, $2.8 million grant to further develop the wearable cognitive assistance system. Gabriel uses a wearable vision system, such as Google Glass & taps into the ubiquitous power of cloud computing via a CMU innovation called a "cloudlet."

(Nov 26 2015) - Biometric Tattoos are next step towards the 'Mark Of The Beast'
TEXAS -- The future of wearables could be inked on your skin. Chaotic Moon, a software design and development firm based in Austin, Texas, is developing a high-tech biometric tattoos made of components and conductive paint to create circuitry to basically turn you into a cyborg collect health and other biometric data from your body. Chaotic Moons tattoo kit is in the nascent prototype stage right now, but CEO Ben Lamm told me it will be able to collect and upload health and informational data, much like Jawbone or the Apple Watch and send it to medical staff or maybe even the military.

(Nov 24 2015) - The Drug Lords of Tomorrow Will Be Biohackers
WORLD -- Through various sources - mainly transhumanist biohacker friends - I've been hearing about how some drug traffickers might be taking an interest in cranial implant technology. If scientists can get a brain implant to give neural stimuli that affects our perspectives, moods, and behaviors, then the future of drugs could be totally different than what it is now. In fact, in such a future, drug creation would become the domain of engineers and coders. This could become the next major frontier of the so-called drug market.

(Nov 17 2015) - US gov't is working on making 'IMPLANTABLE' memory chips ...
U.S.A. -- If work being backed by the US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) goes according to plan, we one day will be able to implant chips into our brains that will make sure we never forget anything (... or the gov't). And although this sounds like science fictionperhaps a movie starring Keanu Reeves from the 90sits quickly becoming a reality. Scientists have already tested out implants in people suffering from brain injuries to improve their memory, the defense agency announced at a conference in September.

(Nov 13 2015) - Biometrics to be collected at Otay Mesa border crossing
CALIFORNIA BORDER -- The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has posted an official notice that it will soon conduct a test to collect biometric info at the Otay Mesa, California land border port-of-entry from certain aliens entering & departing the U.S. The move comes a few months after the U.S. CBP announced it would launch a biometric border entry and exit control pilot program at Otay Mesa, San Diego in an effort to identify & apprehend foreigners with expired visas who are have surpassed their permitted duration. The notice states that the pilot program will begin no earlier than Dec 7, 2015 & will end on or before June 30, 2016.

(Nov 13 2015) - Cambodia testing biometric voter registration system
CAMBODIA -- Cambodias National Election Committee announced that its testing of a new biometric voter registration system is running smoothly, having already registered more than 14,000 people across 24 provinces in a week and a half, according to a report by The Phnom Penh Post. The move comes a month after Cambodias National Election Committee (NEC) announced it will begin piloting biometric voter registration in each of the provinces on November 1 in advance of the countrys national registration next year,

(Nov 09 2015) - Corporates Take Their First Steps Into Biometric Banking
U.S.A. -- Anyone doing business with a bank demands security. But in corporate banking, the stakes are often higher, with multimillion dollar transactions that financial institutions need to keep safe. At Wells Fargo, corporate users of its Commercial Electronic Office (CEO) platform for mobile have a lot to handle when it comes to authentication: multiple passwords that change every 60 days, hard tokens, pins and thats just for one bank.

(Nov 01 2015) - UN plans universal 'Biometric ID' for all Humanity by 2030
U.N. -- Previously, I have written about the 17 new Global Goals that the UN launched at the end of September. Even after writing several articles about these new Global Goals, I still dont think that most of my readers really grasp how insidious they actually are. This new agenda truly is a template for a NEW WORLD ORDER, and if you dig into the sub-points for these new Global Goals you find some very alarming things.

(Oct 29 2015) - Biometric banking is booming
U.S.A. -- Biometrics is growing so quickly an industry group called the FIDO Alliance, which stands for Fast Identity Online, formed to push dumping old-school text passwords in order to create standards for these new high-tech logins. While it may sound creepy to send your biometric information, FIDO calls for the user credentials never to leave the users device. So its actually on the device itself that way its under your control and not off in the cloud somewhere that can be hacked into and taken away, said Mozer.

(Oct 29 2015) - Pay By Swiping Your Right Hand Starting In 2016
WORLD -- It looks like the ability to leave your wallet at home, but still carry what you need to pay for stuff will be here sooner than expected. In my opinion, this is the next step before the push to implant the chips in the hand or forehead. These bracelets are already available for pre-order via their website, and apparently MasterCard is in on this new venture. Once released, the bracelet will cost $49 and have a $4.99 per month membership fee associated with it. MasterCard is currently developing the technology so that it can be worn in glasses, clothes, and jewelry.

(Oct 28 2015) - Sweden gets closer to being the first cashless society ...
SWEDEN -- Sweden is shaping up to be the first country to plunge its citizens into a fascinating and terrifying economic experiment: negative interest rates in a cashless society. The Swedish central bank, the Sveriges Riksbank, on Wednesday held its benchmark interest rate at -0.35%, the level it has been at since July. Though retail banks have yet to pass that negative rate on to Swedish consumers, they face increased pressure to do so as long as the rates remain where they are. That's a problem, because ...

(Oct 26 2015) - Obama signs Executive Order forcing govt use of EMV Credit Cards
WASH D.C. -- As more and more information comes in, the more Im convinced that were being rushed along the path to the Mark of The Beast. Just TWO DAYS AFTER THE EMV CHANGEOVER, Obama signed an Executive Order that forces all government agencies to only use cards equipped with the EMV chip. As if Obamas latest Executive Order wasnt enough, there are three major players that are trying to get some skin in the EMV game. The following three companies are three of the biggest debit and credit card processors in the world.

(Oct 26 2015) - No Bank Card Required: Citigroup Testing Eye-Scanning ATM
OHIO -- No card reader, no PIN pad, no touch-screen display how you bank at your ATM could drastically change in the not-so-distant future. Citigroup is testing an automated teller machine made by Canton, Ohio-based Diebold that relies on your smartphone and perhaps an eye scan to dispense your cash ... Diebold also unveiled a second futuristic banking concept on Monday that it calls "Janus." It's a dual-sided terminal that can serve two customers at the same time for in-branch customer service.

(Oct 22 2015) - Visa Already Testing EMV Biometrics In Africa
AFRICA -- Just the other day I told you about MasterCard and Wells Fargo Bank wanting to add biometrics to EMV technology worldwide (BEAST SYSTEM UPDATE: Biometrics Being Added To Credit Cards For Security), but it appears Visa has already begun testing the new technology in Africa. Apparently they began testing September 15, 2015 exactly one month before the EMV credit card changeover here in the U.S. Now might be a good time to start looking into living off of the grid if you havent already done so.

(Oct 20 2015) - These Crazy Biometrics Are Now in Your Car
FRANCE -- Faurecia has developed what it calls "Active Wellness Seat Technology," where medical-grade-sensors previously found in hospitals to monitor patients are embedded into the driver's seat. These sensors record things like your heart rate and respiration, and they use an algorithm can even determine your mood. If a driver is stressed, the seat could respond accordingly with a relaxing massage. In the event of a crash, these sensors in the car could actually send up-to-the minute information about your vitals to first responders, which could help save lives.

(Oct 14 2015) - Scientists claim they can change your belief on immigrants & God
BRITAIN -- A bizarre experiment claims to be able to make Christians no longer believe in God and make Britons open their arms to migrants in experiments some may find a threat to their values. Scientists looked at how the brain resolves abstract ideological problems. Using a technique called transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), researchers safely shut down certain groups of neurones in the brains of volunteers ... Researchers found the technique radically altered religious perceptions and prejudice.

(Oct 12 2015) - GREECE IS IN SHOCK !!!
GREECE -- A shock-measure: civil servants and pensioners will be subject to stricter capital controls than the rest of the Greeks. They will be able to withdraw only 150 per week with the cash withdrawal cap being 420 per week that is a total of 600 per month. The rest of their wage or pension they will have to spend by using debit or credit card. The news fell like a bombshell on Saturday evening and spoiled the weekend of millions of Greeks. It will probably spoil the rest of their lives too.

(Oct 06 2015) - Are you ready for 'The New Beast System' roll out ?
U.S.A. -- In a week, the credit card companies will roll out what I believe to be a predecessor to The Mark of The Beast. About a year ago I read an article that warned about this coming technology, and Ive been following the technology ever since. The article mentioned an overhaul of the current credit card system, in order to help prevent fraud. On October 15, 2015 all credit card processors will be required to upgrade their machines to accept cards containing RFID chips, in addition to the strips.

(Oct 05 2015) - Mastercard rolling out facial & fingerprint recognition
WORLD -- Mastercard is rolling out MasterCard Identity Check, the credit card firms new payments system that enables consumers to make online purchases using facial or fingerprint recognition technologies, according to a report by The Telegraph. The move comes a few months after Mastercard said it would launch a small pilot program this fall which would allow select consumers to place a finger on the scanner of their smartphone, or blink into their smartphones camera to verify their identity to complete online purchases. Mastercard said the system could potentially eliminate the need for consumers to remember passwords when they shop online.

(Oct 02 2015) - FBI Mobile Biometric Application Request for Quotations
U.S.A. -- The Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) Divisions Quick Capture Platform (QCP) originated in 2007, as an investigative tool for use by the FBI Hostage Rescue Team during operations conducted overseas. The purpose was to develop a platform capable of providing a rapid collection and response in hostile environments. Since the QCPs inception, the FBIs need for a tool that is capable of biometric collection, as well as providing rapid responses, has expanded from supporting overseas investigations to include increased domestic use.

(Oct 01 2015) - Google exec: With robots in our brains, we'll be godlike
CALIFORNIA -- Futurist and Google exec Ray Kurzweil thinks that once we have robotic implants, we'll be funnier, sexier and more loving. Because that's what artificial intelligence can do for you. I suspect a few of you are looking forward to being robots. Who wouldn't be fascinated by the idea of becoming someone other than themselves? We do get so tired of being the same dull soul every day. What kind of robots will we be?

(Oct 01 2015) - DHS : Accept Biometric 'REAL ID' or be Grounded !!!
U.S.A. -- Starting next year - 2016 - residents of four states plus American Samoa may be unable to use their drivers licenses as identification for boarding an airplane or entering certain federal buildings if the DHS gets it way. Under the current schedule, beginning January 1 DHS plans to require U.S. residents wishing to fly commercially to present identification compliant with the 2005 REAL ID Act ... Americans without such a card would be prohibited from flying and entering certain federal buildings and thats just the beginning.

(Sep 27 2015) - DARPA is implanting chips in soldiers brains
U.S.A. -- For decades, DARPA, the secretive research arm of the Department of Defense, has dreamed of turning soldiers into cyborgs. And now its finally happening. The agency has funded projects that involve implanting chips into soldiers brains that they hope will enhance performance on the battlefield and repair traumatized brains once the fog of war has lifted. Of the 2.5 million Americans who served in Iraq and Afghanistan, 300,000 of them came home with traumatic brain injury, journalist Annie Jacobsen told NPR. DARPA initiated a series of programs to help cognitive functioning, to repair some of this damage. And those programs center around putting brain chips inside the tissue of the brain.

(Sep 23 2015) - Does CBP have access to domestic Amtrak reservations?
AMTRAK -- Documents released to us by Amtrak suggest that since 2012, US Customs and Border Protection has had direct access to Amtraks reservation system, possibly including access to reservations for Amtrak passengers traveling entirely within the USA. The Amtrak documents we received this week are the fourth in a continuing series of long-overdue interim responses (1st interim response, 2nd interim response, 3rd interim response) to a FOIA request we made in October 2014 for records related to Amtraks data-sharing and other collaboration with the DHS and other US and foreign law enforcement agencies.

(Sep 23 2015) - Surprising number of adults are open to brain chip implants
AMERICA -- If you could implant a microchip in your head to get continuous access to the Internet and all things digital, would you? One in four Americans would, according to new data from communications and strategy firm Vrge. It seems like an idea straight out of science fiction that usually completely backfires, and while there's certainly no brain implant that can control Internet access available to the public today, the possibility does underscore our complete dependence on wireless technology and how addicted people are to staying connected to the world at all times.

(Sep 23 2015) - Linking brains: Researchers at UW say theyve done it
WASHINGTON -- Brain scientists at the University of Washington have used an old-fashioned parlor game in a novel way to prove that two peoples brains can be linked across the Internet an experiment that sounds like it was ripped from the pages of a science-fiction novel. The experiment is believed to be the first one to demonstrate that two brains can be directly linked to allow one participant to correctly guess what the other is thinking. Researchers say melding two minds has the potential for a vast range of applications. For example ...

(Sep 22 2015) - Welcome to the Mass Surveillance State through Microchipped Pills
U.S.A. -- Ever since the 9/11 terrorist attacks the powers that be cannot get enough surveillance on us. The latest in their quest for wanting to watch our every move comes in the form of microchipped pills. Not happy enough with monitoring our phone calls, computers and having a camera on us everywhere we go outside the recently FDA-approved microchip in a pill will be the perfect excuse to place surveillance inside our bodies. (Yes, its science-fiction as in the example of the old George Lucas movie THX 1138 now turned into science-fact. The scientific dictatorship is here care of the surveillance state folks.)

(Sep 22 2015) - DHS wants Boeing to test a 'Brain Chip' for their ... Spyphone ???
U.S.A. -- The DHS is funding a Boeing company to create a "brain chip" for its self-destructing Black smartphone that could be adapted for any device, officials say. The technology powering the devices potentially could identify the users walking style, for example. Officials would be alerted if the gait does not match the authorized users walk a red flag the phone might have fallen into the wrong hands, officials said. The "secret sauce" of the mobile device is a so-called neuromorphic computer chip that simulates human learning ...

(Sep 20 2015) - FBI Quietly Ramps Up Biometrics Programs
U.S.A. -- In the last few years, FBI has been dramatically expanding its biometrics programs, whether by adding face recognition to its vast Next Generation Identification (NGI) database or pushing out mobile biometrics capabilities for time-critical situations through its Repository for Individuals of Special Concern (RISC). But two new developmentsboth introduced with next to no media attentionwill impact far more every-day Americans than anything the FBI has done on biometrics in the past.

(Sep 15 2015) - Scientists can now 'Control Brains' using noninvasive sound pulses
LA JOLLA, CA. -- One of the most important biological discoveries of this decade has been optogenetics, or the ability to turn genetically modified neurons on and off in the body using pulses of blue light. The problem with optogenetics is that, normally, you've got to cut a hole in the subject's skull for it to work. But a newly described proof of concept allows scientists to get the same results using an ultrasound, which essentially means that it's now possible to control an organism's brain using noninvasive sound waves.

(Sep 10 2015) - Meet the Hackers Who Are Decrypting Your Brainwaves
NEW YORK -- These DIY brain scientists, or neurohackers, aren't sure how deep they will be able to go; but they are excited that they finally have cheap tools to start looking. That's what brought about half a dozen of them to this Brooklyn lab for the NeuroTechNYC meetup. Together with groups in San Francisco, Montreal, and Toronto, they form NeuroTechX, a new international collaboration of researchers and inventors (some still in grad school) building an open-source project to investigate the mysteries of the mind.

(Sep 08 2015) - Japan issues National ID Card linking Banks, Vaccine Records to gov't
JAPAN -- Japan is considering mandatory personal IDs for its Citizens by 2021 that link your personal bank account, health, and vaccine records to a centralized Government database. This means every financial transaction can be monitored for tax fraud, and vaccination records can be monitored for compliance. My Number, the latest big brother tracking grid, is live and completely voluntary according to the Japanese Government. The roll out is aimed at stopping fraud, the likely excuse used by every Government, to force us into the inevitable big brother tracking system where Government can track every purchase and follow you in real-time with RFID tracking chips embedded in your card.

(Sep 04 2015) - DHS delays refugee 'DNA Tests' aimed at stemming human trafficking
AMERICA -- The U.S. gov't is technically ready to run DNA tests this fall on children at refugee camps, using portable machines, to ensure adults fleeing with them to the U.S. are actually their relatives. The onsite, one-hour minilabs could help curb human trafficking, federal officials say. But old-fashioned paperwork and language barriers have gotten in the way of this technological advance. "The implementation of the program has been postponed until new voluntary consent forms are developed as well as operational protocols for translation," DHS spokesman John Verrico told Nextgov in an email.

(Sep 04 2015) - A benefit or Big Brother? NYC unveils program to track driving habits
NEW YORK -- Its a new city pilot program to track how you drive, when you drive, how fast you drive and how much gas you use. The Department of Transportation says it will help fix street problems. Others say its like Big Brother is watching you, CBS2s Marcia Kramer reported Friday. Its a tiny black box about the size of a pack of gum that is installed right under the steering wheel. It will allow city officials under a program called Drive Smart to collect and access data about how you drive if you drive like a maniac, or if youre Mr. or Mrs. Slow Poke.

(Aug 31 2015) - Customs piloting biometric border entry and exit control
CALIFORNIA -- U.S. Customs and Border Protection is set to launch a biometric border entry and exit control pilot program at Otay Mesa, San Diego in an effort to identify and apprehend foreigners with expired visas who are have surpassed their permitted duration, according to a report by The San Diego Union-Tribune. The Pedestrian Border Experiment, which will likely launch this year, will target non-U.S. citizens who enter and exit the country on foot through Otay Mesa. The pilot program will be the agencys first use of facial and iris scans on the nations southern border, said U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

(Aug 27 2015) - The Financial Times Calls for Ending Cash !!!
LONDON -- Earlier this week, as the financial world was mesmerized by a min-stock market crash, the Financial Times published a dastardly little piece of fascist propaganda. There is no more egregious anti-liberty economic policy imaginable than banning cash. I covered this earlier in the year in the post, Martin Armstrong Reports on a Secret Meeting in London to Ban Cash. Heres an excerpt ...

(Aug 26 2015) - Iowa launches mobile driver license pilot
IOWA -- Iowa Department of Transportation employees have started using MorphoTrust mobile driver license software as part of a new pilot. MorphoTrust provides identity solutions to more than 80% of U.S. motor vehicle agencies, including Iowa, and has delivered a test version of the secure software to a group of Iowa DOT employees. This group will assess and validate the solution for use in situations where physical licenses are typically presented. Users download an app after receiving an email to enroll. After entering the email address and PIN the user takes a selfie, which is checked against the previously enrolled image and are then able to use the mobile driver license.

(Aug 25 2015) - Biometrics, wearables will ease financial services access
WORLD -- Goode Intelligences latest research, Biometrics for Banking; Market and Technology Analysis, Adoption Strategies and Forecasts 2015-2020, identifies that the rapid adoption of biometrics on mobile and wearable devices will deliver frictionless authentication and identity verification services across the banking industry. Goode Intelligence forecasts that by 2020, there will be more than 620 million mobile banking app downloads that support biometrics for customer authentication and transaction verification. Additionally almost 160 million wearable devices will be benefiting from seamless biometric authentication for accessing banking services on a variety of wearable devices including smart watches and bands.

(Aug 21 2015) - Mark of the Beast: password tattoos & Google verification
CALIFORNIA -- Even thought the Book of Revelation warns of the Mark of the Beast, in 2015 the discoveries include the new password tattoo, which could easily become a vehicle to regulate commerce or access to merchandise. Back in 2012, at the D11 Tech conference, Motorola rolled out the electronic tattoo developed by the University of Illinois. It may be true that ten to twenty year-olds dont want to wear a watch on their wrist, Regina Dugan said at the time. But you can be sure that theyll be far more interested in wearing an electronic tattoo, if only to piss off their parents.

(Aug 18 2015) - First almost fully-formed human brain grown in lab ...
OHIO -- An almost fully-formed human brain has been grown in a lab for the first time, claim scientists from Ohio State University. The team behind the feat hope the brain could transform our understanding of neurological disease. Though not conscious the miniature brain, which resembles that of a five-week-old foetus, could potentially be useful for scientists who want to study the progression of developmental diseases. It could also be used to test drugs for conditions such as Alzheimers and Parkinsons, since the regions they affect are in place during an early stage of brain development.

(Aug 17 2015) - Single DNA molecule could store info for a million years
ZURICH -- Scientists have developed a way of storing vast quantities of information for up to a million years in a single molecule of DNA. The breakthrough could lead to digital archives of everything from ancient texts to Wikipedia changes being stored in the form of DNA that could in theory survive for hundreds of thousands of years without any loss of data. Robert Grass and colleagues of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich said they have pioneered a process of encapsulated DNA in glass that is equivalent to creating a fossilised form of data storage.

(Aug 13 2015) - FBI Dedicates New 360,000 Sq Ft Biometric Technology Center
WEST VIRGINIA -- Government spying hasnt been curbed in the least since Snowdens leaks came out. Its more just about having it rubbed in our faces every other five minutes than anything else. Take the new state-of-the-art FBI biometrics facility opening in West Virginia. Tuesday started a new era for fighting crime and protecting our country with the dedication of the new FBI Biometric Technology Center in Clarksburg, local West Virginia WDTV 5 reported.

(Aug 13 2015) - School rolls out 'Iris Scanner' for cafeteria entry system
VIRGINIA -- Virginia Commonwealth University is attracting controversy after it launched a high-tech iris scanning system to control entry to the schools cafeteria, prompting students to complain about the creepy new technology. Students wont need their ID to enter the dining center anymore, said Stephen Barr, director of campus services at VCU. With iris identification, its as simple as a camera taking a picture of their eyes and two seconds later they walk through. The system is voluntary (for now) and is intended to be used to speed up queues and act as an alternative for students who forget their ID cards. The iris scan generates a NUMBER which is then tied to the student.

(Aug 13 2015) - Microchip welfare-receivers to stop cash flow to ISIS
FINLAND -- Finns wishing to receive welfare in other countries should have identification microchips implanted so that the money does not go to Islamic State fighters, a politician from a nationalistic Finnish party suggested. Benefit tourism is being debated in the Nordic country with one of the worlds most comprehensive welfare systems after suspicion arisen that Finnish citizens recruited by the terrorist group Islamic State to fight in Iraq and Syria may be still receiving benefits from the Finnish government. One Finnish politicians suggested implanting all benefit-receivers leaving Finland with ID microchips as a solution to prevent abuse of the national social security system.

(Aug 09 2015) - Microsoft Lumia ... Iris Scanner & Facial Recognition
U.S.A. -- Microsoft is preparing two new Lumia devices for the holiday season. While some specifications have leaked previously, Windows Central is reporting that both devices will include an iris scanner to let you log into the phones with your face. This is a part of the Windows Hello feature in Windows 10.

(Aug 02 2015) - Voice biometrics ... for your business
BRAZIL -- The use of voice biometrics to identify people is already a reality in the world: today, approximately 40 million people use this resource for commercial applications. Over the last two years, voice biometrics has outgrown the walls of academic innovation to become a real-world application, considered by companies all over the world as a powerful fraud prevention tool and more importantly, a way to improve relationships with their customers.

(Aug 01 2015) - Facial recognition quietly taking hold
WASH D.C. -- Facial recognition technology is becoming one of the nations great unknowns. There are no laws that expressly regulate the software, nor is there data available on how much it is being used by American businesses to track customers and collect data. As the technology advances, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) is renewing its call for Congress to strengthen consumer privacy laws. The privacy issues stakeholders have raised about facial recognition technology and other biometric technologies serve as yet another example of the need to adapt federal privacy law to reflect new technologies, the GAO said.

(Jul 31 2015) - Forget About The Apple Watch, Implantables Are Coming
WORLD -- (Forbes) That is right, the implantable. In the past decade of tech innovation, connectivity has been the name of the game. Call your friend in the middle of the night in Antarctica. Facetime with your sister on vacation in India. Talk about the movie you saw with friends in London. Anything is possible with the push of a button and now with the Apple AAPL -0.75% Watch, you can do it all with the twist of a dial. But this is just the beginning of what Silicon Valley has in store for us in the name of connectivity. Were about to enter the next level of high tech innovation connecting with yourself.

(Jul 28 2015) - New Ads of the Future Will Be Beamed Directly into Your Head
U.S.A. -- Have you ever wondered what it would be like to randomly come down with a touch of schizophrenia? Probably not. Or if you did, it was probably in a nightmare. Well now, with the help of a little futuristic technology, companies who just cant get over themselves long enough to respect your privacy for one second can make your worst nightmares come true.

(Jul 27 2015) - Transhumanist Candidate wants 'Brain Implants' ???
U.S.A. -- Maybe the solution to all crime is more surveillance and direct control over the minds of all prisoners, anyone marked with violent tendencies and ultimately everyone in society. Thats what one futurist is proposing, as he runs on a political platform based around psycho-physical state control over mind and body. Zoltan Istvan, presidential candidate for the Transhumanist Party, thinks that prisoners would be better motivated to obey the law if the death penalty were abolished, and it be replaced by implanting a surveillance brain chip that notify the law and can even deploy a tranquiliser triggered to block violent behavior.

(Jul 20 2015) - The People 'Possessed' by a Computer
LONDON -- Sophia Ben-Achour looks like a typical London student. She has short, brown hair, dancing eyes and a wide smile. We talk about the weather, music, and her life teaching English to foreign students. You would never believe her mind is being controlled by a bunch of processors more than 200 miles away. Being possessed by a computer isnt too disconcerting, she later tells me. Today was the first time I thought, Eugh, Im just a body and nothing else. To be technical, Sophia is an echoborg a living, breathing person who has temporarily given themselves over to become a robots mouthpiece.

(Jul 17 2015) - New brain implants are so microscopic, you won't even notice
CALIFORNIA -- (NaturalNews) The cult of "science" has a fetish for trying to amalgamate humanity with machine. And its latest endeavor in this pursuit has taken the form of an emerging brain implant technology that would render humans part flesh, part computer. Researchers from the University of California, Berkeley (UCB), have come up with a concept they've dubbed "neural dust" that they say can be implanted into people's brains for data collection purposes. And the technology is reportedly so small that humans wouldn't even know it was inside their heads.

(Jul 13 2015) - 'Smart implants' dissolve after healing
NORTH CAROLINA -- NSF Engineering Research Center for Revolutionizing Metallic Biomaterials is developing biodegradable metals for surgical implants. We all know that injuries happen and doctors sometimes have to use metal screws or plates to support broken bones while the bones heal. What if that implanted metal just disintegrated on its own after the injury heals? A team at the NSF Engineering Research Center for Revolutionizing Metallic Biomaterials at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University is working to transform current medical and surgical treatments by creating "smart" implants.

(Jun 30 2015) - Deal Reached re: Wireless Remote Drug-Releasing Microchip Implants
U.S.A. -- A pharma company with generic drugs meets michrochip and biotech in a marriage of implantable devices that are shockingly close to the finish line of commercialization. Deals were made. Money exchanged. Development in process - this is actually going to happen. Is this the next phase of The Singularity?

(Jun 24 2015) - Brain Implants No Bigger than Dust Particles On the Way
CALIFORNIA -- A new concept of a brain-computer interface has been proposed by engineering researchers at University of California Berkeley, utilizing what they term as 'neural-dust', tiny machines that would be implanted in the brain to help facilitate the collection of neurological data ... dust would be able to collect data on brain function and possibly to influence brain activity in many different ways. It is also possible that information could be transmitted directly into the brain using such a system.

(Jun 22 2015) - Churches are using facial recognition software to spy on members
AMERICA -- Soon every churchgoer will be identified by facial recognition software! You read that right, churches will soon be using facial recognition software to identify you and your family. The company website brags: "First of its kind, Churchix provides you with accurate data on members attendance in your events and services. The software also allows you to sort and manage your videos and photos." Churchix was originally developed by us for a chain of international churches, which wanted to follow up with membership attendance at its events. Today its being used at a number of other churches in the US and in Indonesia Moshe Greenshpan, the companys CEO said.

(Jun 19 2015) - Tell-Tale Tattoo: US Govt Researching Biometric Ink Recognition
U.S.A. -- Tattoos might be the next biometric frontier, with one in five Americans sporting ink these days. The FBI is partnering with academia and private firms to develop a computer program that could help police identify people based on their body ink. Matching tattoos with the government database could help officials identify victims of natural disasters, such as earthquakes or tsunamis. However, the governments primary interest is they believe matching the tattoos into a computer system, could help to catch more criminals, as they have more body ink than the general population, according to computer scientist Mei Ngan.

(Jun 16 2015) - Transgender Will Lead To Transhuman
WORLD -- Satan imitates everything that God does. Transhumanism is the demonic mirror of heaven on earth. And the transgender movement is the match that will ignite transhumanism. Erasing the absolutes of gender opens the door to be like the beast. Do what thou wilt. You determine your fate. And because he is an angel of light, he will offer the world the gift of eternal life. I believe the mark of the beast is not just a symbol of rebellion, but a biometric DNA game changer. In order to be like the beast your DNA will have to change to resemble his. After all if there is no male nor female, then you are what you say you are. Who is to say what is human? And if THE MARK slightly changes your DNA and you become eternal like the anti-Christ, then so be it. Who is like the beast ?

(Jun 11 2015) - Wearable tech 2.0 aims to "alter" mind, body
LOS GATOS, CA. -- Now entrepreneurs are working to push the technology to new heights, creating gadgets that don't simply collect data on the body but can alter the user's physical and mental state. It's a largely underexplored area that offers the potential to alleviate pain and improve brain functionality, but also carries a host of concerns about whether using startup technology to change our body chemistry poses unnecessary risks. Thync, a startup based in the Bay Area town of Los Gatos, launched publicly last week with a device that sends electricity to the user's nerves to alter their mood and mental state.

(Jun 10 2015) - Prepare to be Microchipped. This is Not a Request
U.S.A. -- MAKE NO MISTAKE: CHIPS ARE COMING ! First, in the private sector we already know the FDA approved the VeriChip for use in humans that is intended to house medical information. For the record, note that says APPROVED, which is past tense. This isnt some Flash Gordon futuristic stuff. This is the hear and the now. Second, we know the Department of Defenses DARPA handed IBM a contract to develop self-destructing chips. That means we know the govt is still very much into this idea. Third, the former head of DARPA, Regina Dugan, it just so happens left DARPA, one of the most twisted organizations around, and now she's the head of R&D SPECIAL PROJECTS at Google.

(Jun 08 2015) - Google Exec Behind Ingestible ID Chips to Attend Bilderberg 2015
AUSTRIA -- Former DARPA director and now Google executive Regina Dugan, who is helping to develop and promote the idea of an ingestible identification microchip, will be in attendance at the secretive 2015 Bilderberg conference in Telfs-Buchen, Austria. Dugans name appeared on the official list of participants released today on the Bilderberg Groups official website. One of the topics up for discussion will be artificial intelligence. Google Chairman Erich Schmidt along with Demis Hassabis, Vice President of Engineering for Google DeepMind, will also meet with over 100 global power brokers from finance, politics and academia during the elitist confab.

(Jun 08 2015) - Brains of the future will be man machine hybrid
LONDON -- Humans will be able to boost their brain power with artificial intelligence by the late 2030s, an expert has claimed. Ray Kurzweil, director of engineering at Google, and one of the foremost thinkers on artificial intelligence (AI) has said that in the future the human brain will connect to online AI to become a "hybrid of biological and non-biological thinking." "Tiny 'nanobots' made from DNA strands would connect our brains to the internet, allowing us to augment our own intelligence with artificial intelligence," he said.

(Jun 05 2015) - The future of biometrics: Word meanings and brain waves
SPAIN -- Brain waves and their potential for use as human biometric identification, which we first covered in 2013, have risen to the surface once again, as hacks, Internet hoaxes and scams, and phishing attacks have become all too common on the Web. Humanity knows the password isnt secure enough to remain the universal standard forever. Examining so-called passthoughts can already serve as a way to distinguish humans, but a new study from Spain points to word meanings as a specific type of identifier.

(Jun 02 2015) - Biometrics main banking ID method by 2020
WORLD -- Goode Intelligence published its Analyst Report, Biometrics for Banking; Market and Technology Analysis, Adoption Strategies and Forecasts 2015-2020, which forecasts that there will be over one billion users accessing banking services through biometric systems by 2017. In the report, Goode Intelligence predicts that by 2020, bank customers will use biometrics as the predominant identity authorization method to access bank services.

(Jun 01 2015) - Forget Credit Cards, Now You Can Pay With Your Eyes
JAPAN -- A new phone, released this month by Japanese telecommunications giant NTT Docomo, comes with iris recognition technology. Fujitsus Arrows NX F-04G phone allows users to unlock websites and access stored information using only their eyes, scanned by the phones front-facing camera. This means users can store credit card information and then pay for online purchases simply by staring into the screen.

(May 29 2015) - Google Wants to Turn Your Clothes Into a Computer
SAN FRANCISCO -- If you thought it was only a matter of time before Google tried to turn your pants into a computer, well, guess what, you were right. On Friday, the second day of its annual developer conference, Google I/O, one of the search giants semi-secretive research divisions announced a project that aims to make conductive fabrics that can be weaved into everyday clothes ... Much like the screens on mobile phones, these fabrics could register the users touch and transmit information elsewhere, like to a smartphone or tablet computer.

(May 27 2015) - Obamacare 'Body Antenna' Being Developed to Monitor Patients
U.S.A. -- The National Science Foundation (NSF) is helping fund the creation of an implantable antenna for health care, which could be used for long-term patient monitoring. The govt has so far given $5,070 for a graduate fellowship to work on the project, which begins June 1. The project is being financed in collaboration with the National Research Foundation of Korea to create a high frequency antenna that can be permanently implanted under a persons skin.

(May 27 2015) - A 'Flexible' Computer Chip Made of Wood ?
WISCONSIN -- Portable electronics typically made of non-renewable, non-biodegradable and potentially toxic materials are discarded at an alarming rate in consumers' pursuit of the next best electronic gadget. In an effort to alleviate the environmental burden of electronic devices, researchers developed a surprising solution: a semiconductor chip made almost entirely of wood.

(May 26 2015) - Implants to aid payment with a wave of the hand
AUSTRALIA -- A survey, commissioned by global payments firm Visa, found 25% of Australians were slightly interested in having a commerce-oriented chip implanted in their skin. A subcutaneous chip would let consumers pay at a retail terminal without a wallet, credit card, smartphone or smartwatch. They would simply wave their bare hand over a terminal. The finding was revealed as Visa and University of Technology Sydney announced a partnership to explore the future of wearable technology.

(May 22 2015) - Electronic Money and the Rise of Antichrist
WORLD -- The shackles of an electronic slavery have finally appeared. Our masters tell us that we will not notice them, and most of us probably wont until the day comes, when our most cherished freedoms have disappeared. This marks yet another step towards the awful coming of the Antichrist. Other steps towards the coming of the Beast seem to be moving along quickly.

(May 19 2015) - European Union to Get Rid of CASH ???
EUROPE -- Brussels is going to bring about new steps in order to cope with the debts of European bank reserves. It decided not to undertake any further reforms to tackle the existing economic problems but rather to get rid of all cash. To maintain the euro, they must maintain the banks. But the bank reserves consist of debts of all member states. As gov't becomes insolvent as in Greece, the banking system is undermined. The only way to prevent the banking collapse is to prevent people from withdrawing cash. Hence, we see this trend surfacing all the mainstream press to get the people ready for what is coming after 2015. We can even evidence this approach in major parts of Germany.

(May 18 2015) - One Step Closer to a Bionic Brain
AUSTRLIA -- Scientists have for the first time developed an electronic long-term memory cell that mimics the work of a human brain. The researchers say the discovery is a step towards creating a bionic brain. Researchers from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) have created the worlds first electronic multi-state memory cell which mirrors the brains ability to simultaneously process and store multiple strands of information, according to the universitys press-release ... The new electronic cell could also help to develop artificial intelligence, said co-author Dr Sumeet Walia.

(May 17 2015) - Welcome to the Internet Of Skin
GEORGIA -- It should be no surprise to learn that engineers are fascinated by skin and its sensory potential. A new paper published in the IEEEs Nanotechnology Magazine outlines the concept of smart skins and their fabrication using ink-jet printinga cheap and green alternative to conventional electronics manufacturing. The ink: a solution of carbon nanotubes, particles highly desirable for their malleable electrical conductivity and chemical sensitivity.

(May 15 2015) - The Ultimate Interface: Your Brain
U.S.A. -- The final frontier of digital technology is integrating into your own brain. DARPA wants to go there. Scientists want to go there. Entrepreneurs want to go there. And increasingly, it looks like its possible. Youve probably read bits and pieces about brain implants and prostheses. Let me give you the big picture. Neural implants could accomplish things no external interface could: Virtual and augmented reality with all 5 senses (or more); augmentation of human memory, attention, and learning speed; even multi-sense telepathy sharing what we see, hear, touch, and even perhaps what we think and feel with others.

(May 15 2015) - UGC wants biometric scanners to track students ...
INDIA -- The University Grants Commision (UGC) of India has asked higher educational institutions in the country to install biometric devices in classrooms and hostels as a means to mark attendance in class and in order to keep an eye on a students movement and whereabouts in failsafe manner. Biometric way of marking student attendance, both in higher education institutions as well as hostels, can be an effective way to overcome proxy, the UGC said in its guidelines for students safety.

(May 14 2015) - MIND READING DEVICE DEVELOPED BY SCIENTISTS
CALIFORNIA -- It might seem the stuff of science fiction, but a Mind-Reading Device is being developed by scientists which can evesdrop on your inner-voice. Reseachers at the University of California, Berkeley, have developed a machine and computer programme which converts brain activity into sounds and words. Speech activates specific neurons as the brain works interpret the sounds as words. Each word activates a slightly different set of neurons. Now scientists have started to develop an algorithm that can pick up the activity and translate it back into words in the hope it might help people who are unable to speak.

(May 14 2015) - All will be Microchipped in less than 3 Years
AMERICA -- THE MARK OF THE BEAST ? NEVER GOING TO HAPPEN ? YOU'RE BASING THAT ON WHAT ? Say whatever you want ... but I suggest rather thsn speaking, you do more reading. Look at the players in this ... former head of DARPA and GOOGLE. So ... I have news for all of us, "This is coming, like it or not, PERIOD !!!"

(May 14 2015) - Nowhere To Run, Nowhere To Hide
WORLD -- A recent study by TechSci Research forecast annual growth rates of 14 per cent in the biometrics market, which should reach $21 billion (13.5 billion) by 2020. The demand for biometric systems is increasing at a much higher rate in countries such as China, India, Japan and Indonesia when compared with the United States and Canada, due to increasing focus on identity management and curbing security breaches, says TechSci analyst Kalpana Verma. Whats changed ???

(May 13 2015) - How to end boom and bust: 'MAKE CASH ILLEGAL'
DENMARK -- Forcing everyone to spend only by electronic means from an account held at a govt-run bank would give the authorities far better tools to deal with recessions and economic booms, writes Jim Leaviss. A proposed new law in Denmark could be the first step towards an economic revolution that sees physical currencies and normal bank accounts abolished and gives governments futuristic new tools to fight the cycle of boom and bust. The Danish proposal sounds innocuous enough on the surface it would simply allow shops to refuse payments in cash and insist that customers use contactless debit cards or some other means of electronic payment.

(May 09 2015) - The Revolution Will Be Digitized
WORLD -- The explosion in extreme tracking is part of a digital revolution in health care led by the tech visionaries who created Apple, Google, Microsoft and Sun Microsystems. Using the chips, database and algorithms that powered the information revolution of the past few decades, these new billionaires now are attempting to rebuild, regenerate and reprogram the human body ... In the near future, companies hope to augment those trackers with new ones that will measure from the inside out using chips that are ingestible or float in the bloodstream.

(May 08 2015) - Patents for technology to read peoples minds increasing
U.S.A. -- Companies are taking out a huge amount of patents related to reading brainwaves, according to analysis, with a range of different applications. Fewer than 400 neuro-technology related patents were filed between 2000-2009. But in 2010 alone that reached 800, and last year 1,600 were filed, according to research company SharpBrains. The patents are for a range of uses, not just for the healthcare technology that might be expected. The company with the most patents is market research firm Nielsen, which has 100. Microsoft also has 89 related patents.

(May 07 2015) - Tracking kids via microchip 'can't be far off,' says expert
TEXAS -- It's a thought that is just a little too Orwellian for most people -- putting a microchip inside your body. But there are people who are doing just that already. For most of those who have, it's a matter of convenience. Now, they can log onto their computer, lock or unlock their front door, or even start their car with a wave of a microchip implanted in their hand. Now let's take the technology one step further.

(May 05 2015) - Human trials for bionic eye with 'wireless brain chip' ?
AUSTRALIA -- Researchers working on the ambitious project led by Monash University to build a bionic eye have revealed they are ready to start human trials next year. "We have gone past the point of no return, where the device has been manufactured in prototype form and it is working in the laboratory," said Jeffrey Rosenfeld?, director of the Monash Institute of Medical Engineering. Professor Rosenfeld? outlined the group's progress in Washington DC on Monday, at the American Association for Neurology Surgeons' annual scientific meeting.

(May 05 2015) - DHS is working on an RFID biometric ID badge
CONNECTICUT -- A Southern Connecticut State University student named Steve Abbagnaro of Durham is developing technology for DHS through his company, Queralt Inc. Employees are issued an RFID-enabled badge that a computer reads while they are at work. As they go about their day, the system collects information when they arrive, eat lunch, or go to the restroom, for instance, or which computers they log into. The system then uses the information to establish patterns and issue an alert if something is amiss.

(Apr 23 2015) - Digital tattoo lets you control devices with mind power ...
CHICAGO -- What's on your mind ? For 79, anyone can buy a headset that reads the electrical activity of their brain. It's called an electroencephalogram and you can use it to control devices with the power of your mind. But there's a drawback: they don't work when the wearer is moving and they look silly, so no one wants to wear them. The solution could be a kind of EEG system that does away with the cumbersome electrodes, annoying gels and wires of its predecessors, replacing them with a flexible electronic skin that conforms to the body. It promises to let us monitor our brains discreetly 24 hours a day, and can be worn continuously for two weeks, staying put whether you're swimming, running or sleeping.

(Apr 20 2015) - PayPal wants to implant passwords in your stomach & brain
U.S.A. -- PayPal is working on a new generation of embeddable, injectable and ingestible devices that could replace passwords as a means of identification. Jonathan LeBlanc, PayPals global head of developer evangelism, claims that these devices could include brain implants, wafer-thin silicon chips that can be embedded into the skin, and ingestible devices with batteries that are powered by stomach acid. These devices would allow "natural body identification," by monitoring internal body functions like heartbeat, glucose levels and vein recognition, Mr LeBlanc told the Wall Street Journal.

(Apr 19 2015) - Is the "Mark Of The Beast" set to begin in Israel ?
ISRAEL -- Israel is one step closer to a national biometric identification system Monday, after outgoing Interior Minister Gilad Erdan announced that he would be advancing legislation to make a nationwide and mandatory switch to the system. The Biometric Database Law mandating collection of fingerprints and facial contours from all Israeli residents and integrated in domestic ID cards and national passports was actually passed by the Knesset in December 2009. The same law mandated creation of a biometric government database of that information, to be used for management of access control, identification of individuals and to assist in locating individuals suspected of criminal activity by the law enforcement officials.

(Apr 18 2015) - The end of the license plate
AMERICA -- Until recently our auto travels in public have been essentially private. Scattered individuals may have observed our locations at given moments, but the bulk of our public movements have been practically obscure. Nobody collected data in a systematic or useful way, and our movements were lost to history. That is no longer true. Public and private entities are scanning license plates, snapping photos of our cars, and storing the times and locations where they appear.

(Apr 15 2015) - Brain Implants May Be Able to Shock Damaged Memories
U.S.A. -- With funding from the Defense Department, scientists have begun work on devices that would use electric pulses to realign a memory process gone awry. Baby boomers must be pleased to see that scientists are going down so many different paths in not only tackling the enduring mystery of how our brains function, but also in seeing if lost memories can be found.

(Apr 13 2015) - Forcing Cajuns to Go Cashless
LOUISIANA -- With the passage of House Bill 195 into law, the State of Louisiana has banned the use of cash in all transactions involving secondhand goods. State representative Ricky Hardy, a co-author of the bill, claims that the bill targets criminals who traffic in stolen goods. According to Hardy, Its a mechanism to be used so the police department has something to go on and have a lead. The bill prohibits cash transactions by "secondhand dealers," defined to include garage sales, flea markets, resellers of specialty items, and even non-profit resellers like Goodwill.

(Apr 08 2015) - Can the Military Make a Prediction Machine ?
PENTAGON -- What could the military do if it could better understand the massive amounts of data that humanity creates, an estimated 2.5 quintillion bytes every day ? Could it predict aspects of the future ? If Pentagon funds can help create - even partially - a machine capable of understanding cause and effect, or causality, and do so on the scale of thousands of signals, data points, and possible conclusions, then, perhaps, big data will reach its real potential: a predictive tool that allows leaders to properly position soldiers, police forces, and humanitarian relief long before the action starts.

(Apr 07 2015) - Inkjet-printed liquid metal could bring wearable tech
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- New research shows how inkjet-printing technology can be used to mass-produce electronic circuits made of liquid-metal alloys for "soft robots" and flexible electronics. Elastic technologies could make possible a new class of pliable robots and stretchable garments that people might wear to interact with computers or for therapeutic purposes ... "This process now allows us to print flexible and stretchable conductors onto anything, including elastic materials and fabrics," Kramer said.

(Apr 04 2015) - Nanobot Surgery, "MICROCHIP" Medical Records and ...
WORLD -- Did you know you could use your iPhone to monitor your pulse and oxygen levels ? From nanobot surgery to microchip medical records, new medical technologies come about in different ways. Check out the infographic listed to see what affects medical research, research spending numbers, and some of the important technologies now available as a result ...

(Apr 02 2015) - NBC News Agrees With The Book Beast Tech ...
U.S.A. -- NBC has predicted that in 2017, all of America will be tagged with microchips. They will be implanted to help identify individuals immediately. According to the report, the technology is used to answer one question, Am I who I say I am? Some worry, however, that the RFID Microchip will give the government too much power, allowing them to track every move. In some states, like Virginia, legislation is in process to stop this from happening. The report also reveals an RFID Brain Chip that has been developed and is currently being tested on several humans.

(Apr 02 2015) - This Brain Implant Gives Blind Rats ... Sense of Direction
JAPAN -- The brains abilities of perception arent necessarily limited to the five traditionally recognised senses; other stimuli can help it make sense of the world. In a new study published in Current Biolo?gy, researchers in Japan found that rats could cope without one of the main sensessightwhen they were given another sense to help them navigate. The blind rats brains were fed geomagnetic information thanks to a microstimulator implanted into their visual cortex and connected to a digital compass.

(Mar 26 2015) - Google Admits Their High-Tech Microchips Will ... ???
WORLD -- Online advertising giant Googles new wearable accessories are merely a stepping stone to its ultimate ambition a microchip which can be embedded in users brains. But Google is staking its future on a new service which will use the info it holds on registered users to automatically predict their search needs & present them with the data they want. The ultimate ambition is to literally get inside users heads: using search queries to read their thoughts & then fulfilling their data needs by sending results directly to microchips implanted into peoples brains.

(Mar 23 2015) - They Are Slowly Making Cash Illegal
WORLD -- The move to a cashless society wont happen overnight. Instead, it is being implemented very slowly and systematically in a series of incremental steps. All over the planet, governments are starting to place restrictions on the use of cash for security reasons. As citizens, we are being told that this is being done to thwart criminals, terrorists, drug runners, money launderers and tax evaders. Other forms of payment are much easier for governments to track, and so they very much prefer them. But we are rapidly getting to the point where the use of cash is considered to be a suspicious activity all by itself.

(Mar 20 2015) - Microsoft enabling multiple biometrics with Window 10
WORLD -- The software giant announced that the latest version of its operating system will come equipped with Windows Hello and support finger, face and iris biometrics, according to a blog post from Joe Belfiore, corporate vice president in the Operating Systems Group at Microsoft. If a system already comes with a fingerprint scanner it can automatically be enabled for the consumer to access the system, web sites or applications. Facial and iris recognition will require additional hardware. Microsoft 10 will be rolled out this summer. Use of Windows Hello or Passport wont be mandatory and consumers will have to opt in to use the services. All biometrics will also be stored locally on the device and never shared ... (unless the gov't wants it).

(Mar 09 2015) - New memories "IMPLANTED" in mice while they sleep
PARIS -- Sleeping minds: prepare to be hacked. For the first time, conscious memories have been implanted into the minds of mice while they sleep. The same technique could one day be used to alter memories in people who have undergone traumatic events. When we sleep, our brain replays the day's activities. The pattern of brain activity exhibited by mice when they explore a new area during the day, for example, will reappear, speeded up, while the animal sleeps. This is thought to be the brain practising an activity - an essential part of learning.

(Mar 05 2015) - Scientists Can Now Read Your Memories
UCLA -- Researchers have mapped rats memories, and humans could be next. For decades scientists have been trying to map memories in the brain. This study shows that scientists can begin to pinpoint the precise synapses where certain memories form and learning occurs, explained James Gnadt, a program director at the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke.

(Mar 04 2015) - Researchers Create "Nano Ink" Skin Sensors
SAN DIEGO -- Using a new simple tool, nanoengineers at the University of California, San Diego, are opening the door to an era when anyone will be able to build sensors, anywhere, including physicians in the clinic, patients in their home and soldiers in the field. The team from the UCSD, developed high-tech bio-inks that react with several chemicals, including glucose. They filled off-the-shelf ballpoint pens with the inks and were able to draw sensors to measure glucose directly on the skin and sensors to measure pollution on leaves.

(Mar 02 2015) - Bye-bye passwords, hello biometric authentication
WORLD -- If you are eager to see the end of passwords, then you might be pleased by biometric solutions being touted as enhancing privacy and security. New authentication solutions being shown off at World Mobile Congress 2015 include a Fujitsu prototype smartphone that uses iris recognition, an eyeprint scanner built into the new ZTE Grand S3 and Qualcomms ultrasonic fingerprint scanner.

(Feb 27 2015) - Microchipped office workers feel 'very modern'
STOCKHOLM -- At the newly opened Epicenter office complex in central Stockholm, office workers have been opening doors and operating the photocopier with a chip implanted in their hands. The RFID chip is made from Pyrex glass and contains an antenna and microchip, with no need for batteries. Instead of using identification cards and pass codes, all the staff at companies based in the Swedish tech business incubator Epicentre are using microchips implanted into their hands to get into and around the workplace.

(Feb 19 2015) - US travellers set for EU biometric dragnet
EUROPE -- US citizens and other non-EU nationals who enter Europe will be asked to have their faces image-captured and fingerprints scanned upon arrival at a half-dozen major airports. The biometric dragnet is part of a pilot test of the EUs so-called SMART BORDERS package. Passengers can refuse to give the data - for now - but there are plans to eventually make it obligatory. A draft internal EU document dated Wednesday (18 Feb) ... says the proof of concept is set to start in March and will run until September this year.

(Feb 17 2015) - Brain-Altering Devices Now Available
U.S.A. -- Motivation and habit change are hard, and no heart-monitoring bracelet is going to magically solve that problem. But there are wearables that can. Thync, a brain-shocking wearable, has been heralded as the first mood-altering device on the market. Through gentle shocks, you can use Thync to give yourself energy or calm yourself down, and the team is working on ... EXPANDING THOSE CAPABILITIES !!!

(Feb 15 2015) - Top 10 Implantable Technologies
WORLD -- One in five persons in the world own smartphones. They help us stay connected to the world and improve day to day living. This was taken to the next level in 2013,when artist Anthony Antonellis got a Radio frequency Identification (RFID) chip implanted inside his arm. It could store and transfer art to his smartphone. Researchers are also conducting experiments with sensors which are inserted into human bones to turn them into living speakers.There is research going on in the domain of eye implants to enable images to be captured with just a blink and transmitted to some local storage device,like the embedded RFID chip. There have also been attempts to use artificial skin as a display.

(Feb 14 2015) - Infrastructure for RFID Chip and Mandatory Vaccines, Ready Now !!!
AMERICA -- For those that doubt that the US government can, and are fully ready, to implement a MANDATORY RFID PROGRAM, consider this information, which shows that there is already a plan in the works "by major carrier airlines requiring passengers to be vaccinated," for domestic travel, supposedly in the name of "preventing larger outbreaks," of diseases. The FAA source, speaking on condition of anonymity explains that many of the airlines have, had it with the anti-vaccination arguments and dont want to be left with the guilt and partial responsibility when a preventable disease spreads by way of air travel. It is assumed that a valid vaccination record will be required upon check in before travelers embark on their journey. Itll add another step to the flight process, but the airlines, so far, are willing to absorb any costs associated with it, said the FAA source.

(Feb 11 2015) - Fitbit Acknowledges Latest Devices Are Causing Rashes ...
U.S.A. -- Fitbits are still causing rashes. Some owners of the Surge are reporting that, like the Force and Charge before it, the new smartwatch activity tracker is causing a rash. Fitbits solution? Take the thing off occasionally. Fitbit tells TechCrunch that a very limited percentage of users reported skin irritation, and the reactions are not uncommon with jewelry or wearable devices that stay in contact with the skin for extended periods. After consulting dermatologists, Fitbits advice is this: Keep it clean, keep it dry and give your wrist a rest.

(Feb 05 2015) - Mind control, holograms & biohacking: future of business ?
WORLD -- What will the workplace look like in 2040? Imagine remote working via hologram, commuting by jetpack, even controlling your office with your mind ...(and) ... what about mind control in the other direction ? Will employers be able to bend recalcitrant employees to their will ? If you want to be sinister about it, that will certainly be possible, he says. We could work out which brain pattern is associated with looking at Facebook, for example, and which is looking at a spreadsheet. The boss could have a dashboard to see whos working and whos not.

(Jan 30 2015) - Office Implants Microchips Under Employees Skin
SWEDEN -- A high-tech office in Sweden is implanting its workers with computer chips under the skin in order for them to access the building, a move which biohackers says is preparation for a dystopian future when governments and corporations adopt the same technology. The Epicenter building in Stockholm, which hosts start-up companies as well as the likes of Google and Microsoft, utilizes microchip technology to allow staff to open doors, interact with smartphones, as well as operate equipment. BBC reporter Rory Cellan-Jones volunteered to be microchipped for the story and had a chip injected into his hand.

(Jan 28 2015) - US Military Develops Invisible Biometric Passwords
U.S.A. -- The end of traditional biometric and password security? US Military signs deal for new ID verification system. A new form of identity verification could be in the works after the US military signed a deal for next gen passwords. The deal will see the development of a cognitive identity verification system at West Point, the home of the US armys military academy.

(Jan 24 2015) - Flexible Brain Implants Have Arrived
MASS -- Now, a team led by MIT professor Polina Anikeeva has harnessed insights from the materials sciences to develop a better wire for deep-brain stimulation. They managed to fabricate flexible wires capable of not only stimulating brain tissue, but delivering drugs and recording brain activity simultaneously, while drastically reducing the side-effects one would expect from a traditional metal implant.

(Jan 23 2015) - Googles Eric Schmidt greases skids for 'Internet Brain Chip'
SWITZERLAND -- Google CEO Eric Schmidt greased the skids for an Internet brain chip during a speech at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland yesterday when he predicted the end of the world wide web as an external concept. Asked how he saw the Internet developing in future years, Schmidt responded. I will answer very simply that the Internet will disappear. There will be so many IP addressesso many devices, sensors, things that you are wearing, things that you are interacting with that you wont even sense it, he added. "It will be part of your presence all the time."

(Jan 20 2015) - Young people 'ready to ditch passwords for biometric security'
U.K. -- Password overload is causing 'Generation Z' to turn to biometrics for online security. Three-quarters of 16- to 24-year-olds are ready to ditch passwords in favour of biometric security measures such as facial recognition, fingerprint and retina scanning, research has revealed. In a survey of over 2,000 UK adults commissioned by Visa Europe, 76 per cent said they would feel comfortable making a payment using biometric security and 69 per cent believe this would make their lives faster and easier.

(Jan 13 2015) - iPhone 'Separation Anxiety' leads to loss of self ???
MISSOURI -- Cellphones have become an extension of our arm. Theyre our personal assistants, social calendars, and connection to the outside world, and we rely on them so much we actually experience serious separation anxiety when we become unplugged. Researchers from the University of Missouri took away unsuspecting study participants iPhones to see how they handled it, and the results were published in the Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication.

(Jan 09 2015) - Will Smith's son says God inspired his 666 Fashion Line ???
HOLLYWOOD -- Jaden Smith, the son of rapper-actor legend Will Smith, has announced a new fashion line, which he titled "666". Despite 666 being highly regarded as an evil number which references the mark of the beast, Jaden says the fashion line was inspired by God. In an interview with Rolling Stone, Jaden spoke about his fashion line ... God exists in all things that surround the fire that burns in the sky. She is responsible for all spontaneous ideas. In fact, 666 is not an evil number.

(Jan 08 2015) - Swedish Implant Party seeks to place RFID Microchips in 10,000 People
SWEDEN -- What is happening now in Sweden in is not that mark, but mental conditioning to receive the mark when it comes. By day there were tech entrepreneurs, students, web designers and IT consultants but that night they were going to be transformed into cyborgs. It may sound like the beginning of a science-fiction novel, but in fact it is a recollection of real events, by bio-hacker Hannes Sjoblad.

(Jan 02 2015) - Will that be Cash, Credit, Fingerprint or Iris Scan ?
WORLD -- Forget about whipping out your credit card. The next time you have to buy milk, condoms or whatever else you need, some mobile technology and financial companies are hoping youll give a quick imprint of your finger, scan of your eye or tap of an armband that links to your heartbeat. Once used for getting high-level security clearances and criminal record checks done, biometric security features fingerprints, iris scans and other unique human identifiers are just starting to make inroads as forms of payment.

(Dec 30 2014) - Intel files patent for real-time facial recognition system
U.S.A. -- Intel recently filed an application with the United States Patent & Trademark Office for a new technology method of real-time facial detection using an image or video of the subject taken by a mobile device. Intel continues to make a strong push into the biometric & wearable technology market through a series of developments & partnerships, such creating a new developers platform for the Internet of Things, a sector that is closely related to wearable technology.

(Dec 22 2014) - Next-generation tracking technology dubbed "SPIRIT"
U.K. -- Sophisticated tracking technology, the likes of which you might associate with govts or big companies, may soon be in consumers' hands, homes, cars & local stores. If it works as described - a big "if," of course, - the technology developed by a small-but-established U.K. company called Apical could detect not only people, but determine what they are doing, where they are going & even what they may be thinking. The technology, dubbed Spirit & part of the growing & fast-developing field of computer vision, could be used for everything from helping consumers shoot better videos to helping the local coffee shop improve its sales.

(Dec 19 2014) - DHS Is pushing for REAL ID In 2015
U.S.A. -- Beginning in 2015, many federal facilities will require a "Real ID" for entry where identification is required. Several states have opted out of the Real ID Act, a federal mandate to modify the design of state drivers licenses, raising questions about the ability of people in those states to access federal buildings and board commercial aircraft. EPIC, supported by a broad coalition, opposed the Real ID regulations, arguing that many of the required identification techniques, such as facial recognition and RFID tags, compromise privacy and enable surveillance.

(Dec 16 2014) - Green implants are coming, and ...
U.S.A. -- When nuclear power first became available, lots of folks wanted a reactor, but nobody wanted to deal with the problems they cause as they age. With medical implants, we have seen much the same thing implant now, worry about it later. These days its not so easy to get a new medical device approved by the FDA. Increasingly, the FDA demands to know exactly how long implants will remain in the body, and how they will be removed. A way to avoid these issues entirely is to build implants from biodegradable materials like silk, and small amounts of biosafe metals like magnesium. That way by the time the FDA comes knocking, your implant will have performed its prescribed function and disappeared like a fart in the wind.

(Dec 12 2014) - DARPA plans to develop implantable devices to ...
U.S.A. -- DARPA has announced that it is planning to develop tiny implantable nerve stimulation devices that would monitor, diagnose & treat the nervous system, offering personalised treatment for a number of nerve-related conditions that are common among current & ex service personnel. The technology would in effect be a feedback-controlled treatment system, restoring the nervous system to a healthy state & thus avoiding the development of associated mental health conditions & chronic inflammatory diseases. The US agency has formed the Electrical Prescriptions (ElectRx) program to develop the technology ...

(Dec 09 2014) - Microchip implants in humans grow in popularity
NETHERLAND -- Some 50 people in the Netherlands have had a microchip implanted in their hands this year, piercing specialist Tom van Oudenaarden told broadcaster Nos on Tuesday. Worldwide some 2,000 people have been chipped and their number is growing. Oudennarden expects their number to grow considerably next year, particularly among what he calls technerds.

(Dec 08 2014) - Implanted future: How bodyhacking could become commonplace
WORLD -- Implanted tech shows a lot of potential, but its only in the early stages of being useful in everyday life. We speak to double chip implantee Amal Graafstra to find out how the technology could get under our skin. Wireless technology has come of age. Wi-Fi changed the way we connect to the internet, Bluetooth increased connectivity, now near field communication (NFC) may be the next iteration that could explode in to our everyday lives.

(Dec 04 2014) - Brain Scan Reveals Your Decisions In Seconds
GERMANY -- In a kind of spooky experiment, scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences reveal that our decisions are made seconds before we become aware of them. In the study, participants could freely decide if they wanted to press a button with their right or left hand ... using fMRI, researchers would scan the brains of the participants while all of this was going on in order to find out if they could in fact predict which hand the participants would use BEFORE they were consciously aware of the decision.

(Dec 04 2014) - Wireless brain sensor could unchain neuroscience from cables
PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- In a study in the journal Neuron, scientists describe a new high data-rate, low-power wireless brain sensor. The technology is designed to enable neuroscience research that cannot be accomplished with current sensors that tether subjects with cabled connections. Experiments in the paper confirm that new capability. The results show that the technology transmitted rich, neuroscientifically meaningful signals from animal models as they slept and woke or exercised.

(Dec 04 2014) - Google Wants to Replace Passwords With Fingerprints and Eyeballs
U.S.A. -- Google Glass is due to receive an update in 2015, and if a Google patent submitted last month is any indication, it could include a new feature to let wearers use their fingerprints, or scans of their eyes, instead of passwords on websites. In Novembers patent application, Google explored ways to replace website passwords with biometric data from a wearable device. In the filing, Google references head-mounted displays (HMD) that could scan a wearers fingerprints, eyeballs, veins, or even her voice pattern, then use that data to access a website on a computer or mobile device.

(Nov 25 2014) - Summit Europe: Chip Implants Easy as Piercings
EUROPE -- I am bleeding just a little bit, said Raymond McCauley. Might I ask for a little assistance? McCauley, chair of Singularity Universitys biotechnology and bioinformatics track and a biohacker, had just implanted a microchip in his hand. He was giving his talk at Singularity Universitys Summit Europe on the $0.01 human genome, drag-and-drop genetic engineering, garage biohacking, cheese from genetically modified yeasta whirlwind tour of future biotech. But the real thrust of this particular talk? Cyborgs.

(Nov 19 2014) - Swedish Woman Receives Microchip In Back Of Right Hand
SWEDEN -- Emilott Lantz, 25, from Ume in northern Sweden got a microchip inserted into her hand last week. She became a guinea pig during Sime 2014 in Stockholm a conference about digitalism, the internet, and the future. In line with the goals of the event, participants were offered to get a microchip fitted for free an opportunity Lantz jumped at.

(Nov 12 2014) - IBM's Watson Wants to Examine Your DNA
U.S.A. -- How much exercise should I get today? How much coffee can I drink on Monday? These are questions you might ask yourself, not really expecting an actual response, but if IBM has its way, its Watson supercomputer will soon be able to supply the answers. IBM's Watson Group today announced an undisclosed investment in Pathway Genomics to create the first cognitive consumer app based on a user's genetic makeup. Citing research on genomic medicine, IBM said the bioinformatics market is expected to grow to $12.86 billion by 2020.

(Nov 09 2014) - REMOTE CONTROLLED HUMANS ... Via the Internet ???
WASHINGTON -- Over the past year we have learned that scientists have been working on neural dust to create a remote-controlled computer pathway to the brain; that scientists have been successful implanting false memories in mice; an experiment at Harvard enabled a human to remote control a mouse by thought alone; and the worlds first telepathic e-mail was sent. However, when it was announced last year that remote-controlled humans via the Internet became a reality, it was still met with disbelief.

(Nov 07 2014) - X-Men "MIND CONTROL" becomes a reality
WASHINGTON -- Taking control of another person's body with your mind is something that has been long dreamed of in comic books and films like X Men, but now scientists have achieved it in real life. Researchers used electromagnets and computers to transmit a person's brainwaves allowing them to control the hand of another sitting in a different building one mile away. The technology recorded the brain signals from a computer gamer and then fired them into the brain of another volunteer, triggering the nerves that controlled their hand muscles.

(Nov 05 2014) - Could we soon record our DREAMS ?
MANCHESTER -- If you have woken up from a vivid dream, only to forget what it was about, you might want a dream recorder. While such a consumer device may be years away, researchers have created a system that uses a biosensor headset to edit moving images shown on a screen according to changes in an individual's brain activity. The film thats created is a visual record of a wearers subconscious mind, giving them a glimpse into the dream world.

(Nov 02 2014) - Biometrics Institute eyes Trust Mark certification program
LONDON -- The Biometrics Institute is working on a program that it says will reassure the public of the responsible use of biometrics, and will make privacy compliance more transparent and easier to understand. According to Biometrics Institute CEO Isabelle Moeller, the group is presently building an advisory panel for the proposed "Trust Mark" program and it is currently in consultation with its members and stakeholders, brainstorming the new idea. The Biometrics Institute announced the new proposed Trust Mark system earlier this month, at the Biometrics 2014 event in London.

(Oct 31 2014) - All Your Fingerprints Are Belong To Us
VIRGINA -- All Your Fingerprints Are Belong To Us: iPhone Users Forfeit Fifth Amendment ... Court rules fingerprints have no fifth amendment right. What does this mean for the rest of our biometric data ?

(Oct 31 2014) - Wearable devices to fuel second wave of biometric adoption
WORLD -- Global wearable biometric technology users to hit 604 million by 2019. A new report from Goode Intelligence forecasts that the global adoption of wearable biometric technology will reach 604 million users by 2019, which will mainly be driven by wearable devices. The first wave of adoption will mainly driven by biometric authentication in Smart Mobile Devices including smartphones, while the next wave is expected to be led by the integration of biometrics into wearable technology including smartwatches, bands, ear-pods, jewellery and glasses.

(Oct 29 2014) - Growing unease re: biometric student tracking systems
WASH D.C. -- A growing number of schools are using special tracking chips embedded in student ID cards or biometric scanners to track students, and the new technology is making many lawmakers nervous about its privacy implications. The relatively new tracking technology allows schools to more accurately follow student attendance, lunch purchases and students who ride buses, but lawmakers in many states have banned specific types of student data collection over privacy concerns, Governing.com reports. "This year, Florida became the first state to ban the use of biometric identification in its schools."

(Oct 28 2014) - Google Developing a "MEDICAL" Pill to swallow
CALIFORNIA -- Google is attempting to develop a pill that would send microscopic particles into the bloodstream in an effort to identify cancers, imminent heart attacks, and other diseases ... the idea is that patients will swallow a pill that contains these particles, and after they enter the bloodstreamattempting to identify molecules that would indicate certain health problemsa wearable device could use their magnetic cores to gather them back together and read what theyve found.

(Oct 25 2014) - Implantable Devices Coming Soon
TEXAS -- We may be a long way from the "$6 Million Man" but there are plenty of implants coming in the near future. Researchers in the medical fields of birth control and monitoring are already using implants to control hormones, monitor blood sugar, and control heart rate. Researchers are already testing medication implants that get installed in your body and are controlled by your doctor to control the release of medications. So you don't have to remember to take that pill every morning, noon, and night.

(Oct 24 2014) - New Wearable Thync Device Promises To Alter Your Mood
WORLD -- Have you ever just wanted to shake off a bad mood, ASAP? Want to instantly ease that ball of anxiety that seems to live in your stomach? Well, welcome to the future, my friend, because theres a new product that claims it can help us do just that. A startup company called Thync is releasing a device that can alter your mood and change the way your mind and body feel, the Daily Dot reports. It basically strives to achieve the same sensations you get from coffee, wine, and other mood-stimulating substances without the side effects of jitters, hangovers, or brain damage.

(Oct 20 2014) - Half the World's Population will have Chip-Based ID Cards by 2018
DENVER -- Leading identity analyst firm Acuity Market Intelligence forecasts that in five years time half of the world's population will have a chip-based National eID card, including near-complete regional coverage in Europe. Asia, with its vast population, is expected to dominate the market accounting for more than 60% of all National eID cards issued between 2014 and 2018. Acuity's report - "The Global National eID Industry Report: 2014 Edition" - projects that nearly 3.4 billion National eID cards will be issued over the next five years doubling global National eID card circulation from 1.75 billion to 3.5 billion by 2018.

(Oct 20 2014) - Could an implanted tattoo be the future of wearable technology ?
U.S.A. -- GOOGLE Glass and smartwatches seem positively tame by contrast with the latest wearable technology prototype - an interactive tattoo, implanted under the skin. Asked to speculate on the future of wearable tech, a US design company drafted 'Project Underskin' a digital tattoo that would be implanted in your hand and allow you to trade data with a handshake, monitor your vital signs or even unlock a door, according to Fast Company.

(Oct 19 2014) - Nine real technologies that will soon be inside you
WORLD -- Given the frenzy of interest following the announcement of the Apple Watch, you might think wearables will be the next really important shift in technology. Not so. Wearables will have their moment in the sun, but they're simply a transition technology. Technology will move from existing outside our bodies to residing inside us.

(Oct 18 2014) - Safeguarding Consumers Financial Security
WASH D.C. -- (VIDEO) Today, the President is signing a new Executive Order directing the government to lead by example in securing transactions and sensitive data ... While there is no silver bullet to guarantee data security, the President is signing an Executive Order to implement enhanced security measures, including securing credit, debit, and other payment cards with microchips in lieu of basic magnetic strips, and PINs, such as those standard on consumer ATM cards.

(Oct 08 2014) - Wearable Technology That Feels Like Skin
U.S.A. -- When it comes to the future of computing, there is one major known and a principal unknown. The known, with almost guaranteed certainty, is that the next era of computing will be wearables. The unknown, with commensurate guaranteed uncertainty, is what these wearables will be and where on your body they will live. Apple and Samsung, for example, are betting on the wrist; Google, the face. A slew of tech companies believe clothing will simply become electronic.

(Oct 01 2014) - $172 Million for Development of Ingestible Data Devices
CALIFORNIA -- Ingestible sensors are now in the marketplace! These devices are designed to be swallowed by the patient. The device will then send the patients vital health data to a smartphone. No imagination is needed by pathologists to understand how such devices could generate diagnostic data in real time that could supplement traditional medical laboratory tests. These ingestible sensors are designed with the goal of helping track both the adherence of patients to their prescription drug regimens and the effectiveness of these prescription drugs. Proteus Digital Heath of Redwood City, California, is one company that has introduced an ingestible sensor that sends a persons vital health data to a smartphone, reported Smart Planet in a story it recently published.



(Jul 09 2014) - LG wants to put a tracking device on your child
WORLD -- Various tech companies have introduced wearable devices over the last few years that track your steps or heartbeat and even deliver your e-mails to your wrist. Is electronically tracking your kid the next frontier ? LG announced a new device Wednesday morning, the KizON wristband, designed to let parents keep track of their child's whereabouts.

(Jul 09 2014) - DARPA Awards $40 Million ... to Develop Memory Implants
DARPA -- DARPA has awarded $40 million towards memory restoration technologies aimed at helping military service people cope with brain injuries. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency said that the new Restoring Active Memory (RAM) will help design and "develop wireless, fully implantable neural-interface medical devices that can serve as 'neuroprosthetics'" ... researchers will try to develop electronic implants that can find memory lapses in the brain and restore them.

(Jul 08 2014) - Paralyzed man moves hand after chip installed in brain
OHIO -- The University of Ohio Wexner Medical Center has made an amazing breakthrough as a man has now regained control of his hand with the aid of a new brain implant. Amazingly, the man can now move his hand via the "power of thought", says the new report.

(Jul 07 2014) - Biometric imaging system identifies finger vein patterns
JAPAN -- Fujisoft Incorporated and mofria Corporation have announced a collaboration that will produce a CMOS sensor-based solution that deploys pattern recognition techniques based on images of human finger vein patterns beneath the surface of the skin for biometric authentication purposes. Since finger vein patterns are impossible to replicate, they provide a secure and accurate means for biometric identification. mofiria's finger vein authentication technology uses pattern recognition techniques based on images of human vein patterns under the skin's surface.

(Jul 07 2014) - MARK OF THE BEAST PEOPLE ... LINING UP FOR MICROCHIP
U.S.A. -- PATIENTS ARE LINING UP TO TAKE THE IMPLANTABLE MICROCHIP : "34 patients and caregivers got the chip yesterday, dozens more will get it in the next week. The makers of the chip say it is important to note this is not a GPS, the patients can't be tracked, it just provides a code for a database ... but privacy rights activists say this is a first step toward tracking them ... "

(Jul 07 2014) - Gates Foundation readies 'Contraceptive Microchip' in 2018
MASSACHUSETTS -- A contraceptive computer chip that can be controlled by remote control has been developed in Massachusetts. The chip is implanted under a woman's skin, releasing a small dose of levonorgestrel, a hormone. This will happen every day for 16 years, but can be stopped at any time by using a wireless remote control.

(Jul 06 2014) - U.S. Soccer Team Microchipped By Doctors
U.S.A. -- When the U.S. Men;s National Team runs onto the field today in an elimination World Cup match againstBelgium, doctors will track their every footstep, leap and dribble. Using matchbox-sized GPS tracking devices, team physician George Chiampas can follow his players' every move to help keep injuries at bay - especially those that could keep his best out of the tournament.

(Jul 02 2014) - Desensitization Leading to 666 Mark of the Beast ...
WORLD -- Technology continues to advance as radio frequency identification device (RFID) chips are often used and even implanted inside of people to make life easier. Based on a new study, most people are now open to using biometric identification to make traveling easier. The study carried out by Accenture surveyed people in the UK, Australia, France, Germany, Japan, and the US and revealed that 89% of citizens are willing to provide details such as fingerprints to speed up traveling and make it more convenient.

(Jul 02 2014) - Establishment Pushing 'Cashless Society' to Control Humanity
WORLD -- The global establishment is increasingly pushing the notion of what it calls a "cashless society" - a world in which all payments & transactions would be conducted electronically, creating a permanent record for govts to inspect & track at will. Multiple govts from Africa & Asia to Europe & the Americas are explicitly working toward that goal, and in recent months, even more have joined the effort. Powerful globalist forces & organizations including the United Nations are helping, too. However, analysts are warning that the implications of such a shift would be nightmarish for liberty & privacy.

(Jun 28 2014) - Digital Tattoo for Moto X offered in packs of ten
CALIFORNIA -- Back in 2013, Regina Dugan, the former DARPA head, and leading special projects for the Google-owned Motorola, showed electronic tattoos as one password authentication sign of the future. The idea of a password authentication tool in the form of a wearable tattoo was quite novel but welcomed by a wider audience of techies and mobile phone users looking forward to better, more reliable and easier ways of logging into mobile devices. The idea this week has ripened considerably with Thursday's introduction by VivaLnk, a Santa Clara, California-based company, of Digital Tattoo, developed with Google's Advanced Technology and Projects (ATAP) group.

(Jun 08 2014) - Analysis of RFID Chip Prevalence in 3 Discrete U.S. Populations
U.S.A. -- Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) Chips have been used extensively in wildlife ecology and conservation to identify and track individual specimens in a population. It has been unknown, however, how often RFID chips have been implanted in human populations for the tracking and identification of individuals. This study analyzed the prevalence of RFID Chips in 3 geographically discrete populations and found that, on average, 1 in 3 individuals carried an RFID Chip. Interestingly, there was a strong correlation with RFID Chip presence and previous dental work.

(May 28 2014) - The Military Is Building Brain Chips to Treat PTSD
PENTAGON -- How well can you predict your next mood swing? How well can anyone? It's an existential dilemma for many of us but for the military, the ability to treat anxiety, depression, memory loss and the symptoms associated with post-traumatic stress disorder has become one of the most important battles of the post-war period. Now the Pentagon is developing a new, innovative brain chip to treat PTSD in soldiers and veterans that could bring sweeping new changes to the way depression and anxiety is treated for millions of Americans.

(Apr 12 2014) - UPC Code 666 caculation
WORLD -- All Upc Codes contain numerical values of 666 represented by lines. The number 6 is represented by 2 lines which can be found on 3 positions on every Upc code in America. This may represent the number of the beast which is 666.

(Feb 28 2014) - Tenn. State University Requires Students to Wear Trackable IDs
TENNESSEE -- Beginning Saturday, March 1, students and staff at Tennessee State University will be required to present identification badges at any time that can also track their movements in and out of buildings, according to a local-news report. After a spate of break-ins and vandalism, officials at the university instituted the new ID requirement as a way to ensure safety on campus, a TSU release said.

(Jan 13 2014) - Motorola Patents E-Tattoo Mark of the Beast ...
CALIFORNIA -- Imagine trying to patent the smartphone, or for that matter, the tattoo. Any company that could swing that, could probably also patent the fork and knife. Incredibly, a new application from Google-owned Motorola Mobility seeks a patent not for any particular utensil, but rather, for setting the table. In other words, if you have an electronic smart tattoo, and want it to speak to your mobile communications device, you may soon be able to do it in spades, but you will have to do it Google style. But hold on for a minute, as there is a bit more to the whole concept than might first appear.

(Jan 08 2014) - PulseWallet uses your veins to pay for things
JAPAN -- If there's one thing you can depend on, it's businesses always making simple for you, it's purchasing their stuff. Utilizing a bit of Fujitsu's camera technology, PulseWallet wants to make paying for your goods as simple as holding out your hand. As you hover your hand over PulseWallet's camera, it captures an image of your veins. Like many biometric measurements, the veins in your hand are generally unique and unchanging. After age eight, you've got the veins you've got.

(Oct 30 2013) - Intel Labs Creating Implantable Mark Of The Beast ...
U.S.A. -- For some time now, scientists have been working on the fusion of human beings and computer-controlled machines known as singularity. Computer chip giant Intel Labs has made some recent and stunning advances in refining this technology. When fully realized, this will be the heart and soul of the Mark of the Beast Surveillance System that will control the entire world. Sound far-fetched? Think again. Your whole world works that way right now. Even the Affordable Health Care Act, known as Obamacare, calls for regulations regarding implanting microchips into humans.

(Sep 29 2013) - Retiring early 'cause of the Mark Of The Beast ?
U.S.A. -- In recent news a man named Beverly R. Butcher Jr. is filing a lawsuit against Consol Energy on behalf of his religious beliefs. Consol Energy/Consolidation Coal Company had employed Butcher until after the company acquired a biometric hand-scanning device in order to keep track of employees time and attendance. Butcher wrote a letter to his employers describing his objection to the use of the hand-scanning device, which he said is "against his religious beliefs." Butcher explained that the hand-scanning device is linked to the mark of the beast and the antichrist as explained in the book of Revelation, chapter 13, verse 16 and asked for an exemption to the use of this device based on his religious beliefs.

(Aug 08 2013) - IBM Scientists Show Blueprints for Brainlike Computing
DALLAS -- To create a computer as powerful as the human brain, perhaps we first need to build one that works more like a brain. Today, at the International Joint Conference on Neural Networks in Dallas, IBM researchers will unveil a radically new computer architecture designed to bring that goal within reach. Using simulations of enormous complexity, they show that the architecture, named TrueNorth, could lead to a new generation of machines that function more like biological brains.

(Feb 22 2012) - Is Real ID a step toward 'mark of the beast' ?
CHARLESTON -- Is the Real ID a precursor to the end-time world dictator known in Bible prophecy as the Antichrist ? A Randolph County school teacher is convinced there is an eventual link, and wants West Virginia lawmakers to grant anyone with a religious conviction an exemption from the license that employs biometrics. "If we as Christians comply with the Real ID act, we would be enrolled into a global system of identification that directly links our body through biometrics to our ability to buy or sell," Philip Hudok told the Senate Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Tuesday.

(Sep 06 2011) - The New Electronic Tattoo
CHICAGO -- A computer built right into your skin? Yes, it has become a reality. A team of scientists at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have developed an electronic computer patch thinner than a hair that attaches to the skin. The device can observe vital signs of a medical patient, store and transmit data, locate individuals as well as other functions. John A. Rogers, a materials science professor and leader of the development team, reported on the new device in a paper in the journal Science.

(Aug 09 2008) - Fear mark of the beast? State OKs special license
WEST VIRGINIA -- It's not "666," but it's close enough to the New Testament's "mark of the beast," says a small religious group in West Virginia that won an exemption from the state's requirement that driver's license photos be stored in a digital database. Phil Hudok, a high school physics teacher in Randolph County, pastor Butch Paugh and 12 others raised the issue in 2006 during meetings with Department of Motor Vehicles Commissioner Joseph Cicchirillo ...

(Feb 11 2008) - RFID "TATTOOS" to Make a "MARK" on Cattle Tagging
U.S.A. -- SOMARK Innovations announced it has successfully field tested its chipless RFID technology for cattle identification. SOMARK's permanent animal ID system works by tattooing the animal with dielectric ink. Data is encoded in the tattoo and can be read remotely using a SOMARK reader. The company reported tattoos were applied in less than three seconds and read instantly during the demo. Read range, data capacity, and other technical details were not disclosed. SOMARK called the field test at an undisclosed US location "a giant leap" for the startup company ...

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