Facebook Game Predicts Mind Controlled Smart Homes

Nicholas West
Activist Post

The other day I wrote about Google positioning itself as the lead developer of automated Smart Home technology that will essentially introduce robotic intelligence into every home.

As further evidence of why Google and others see that the future of surveillance and control is likely to be accepted, attendees of the international Consumer Electronics Show (CES) played the game What’s Next? – a Facebook game “released by IEEE, the world’s largest technical professional organization, in order to predict the future of consumer electronics.”

The future, as you will see, is upon us – and mind controlled devices are a central component.

For a chance to win a $100 Amazon gift card, a substantial 42% of those who participated in a game designed to predict future trends revealed that they are not entirely satisfied even with an automated “anticipatory home” where the objects in it could be programmed to cater to their every need. Rather, these players preferred the ability to control appliances and systems by thought alone.

Dean Aslam, IEEE senior member and professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Michigan State University, explained: “Through use of wearable Microsystems equipped with inexpensive and non-invasive brainwave and muscle sensors, we will be able to set specific patterns and thoughts to turn on ceiling fans, appliances or even lights. When you get cold, all you’ll need to do is blink your left eye twice or think about raising the temperature on the thermostat and you’ll warm right up. If you go to sleep without switching off lights and TV, they will be automatically switched off the moment the sensors find you in the state of sleep.” (Source)

The findings have led the developer of the game, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), to conclude that the gadget of the future is YOU. The Institute sees this as an indication that people are not yet prepared to relinquish full control to autonomous systems, but instead prefer to self-direct those applications and objects. For example:

Participants thought that the only thing better than having an app tell your coffee maker that it’s time to start brewing a fresh pot in the morning, is having their brains telling it to serve up a cup. 42 percent of respondents think that the future smart home appliances will be mind controlled.

However, while this desire for control could be seen as a positive development, it is also unsettling in its shortsightedness. It is like saying that because I can choose the app on my hypothetical smartphone – from a wide variety of choices – that it is actually MY app and will behave only as directed without any of personal data being collected, my personal choices being databased, or all of that being sold to the government and third parties for purposes well beyond my control. As we know from the revelations of Edward Snowden and others, this is a naive position to have taken.

But now that we know the extent to which all of our data (i.e. our thoughts) is open to the companies that lay claim to it, and the governments with which they cooperate, we want to open up our brains directly?!

This merger of our brains with computer systems is another two-way street. While participants in this game feel empowered to use their mind to control things – essentially reversing the traditional concept of mind control – it is itself a psy-op.

The mind control of the future forgoes all pretense at indirectly altering perception through media and politics, and does away with the clumsiness of mind-altering drugs and environmental toxins. The mind control of the future looks exactly like the emerging Smart Home and Smart City, which aims to become the Smart Society. It goes straight into direct programming of the digital mind via the two-way interface system being erected.

This is precisely what the technocratic elite are discussing right now. This is why we are seeing such heavy investment by the twin behemoths, Google and Microsoft, in “augmented reality” – not so curiously one of the other elements seen as a major trend at the Consumer Electronics Show. Mind-controlled computers, tablets, phones, video games and more are already here. The direct experience with mind/perception alteration preps the individual for this type of direct manipulation in other areas of their lives. Data received and data transmitted. Every two-way action will be recorded by tech companies, then fed into government databases.

Facebook itself is investing in artificial intelligence and has just appointed New York University’s Yaan LeCun as head of these efforts to get into our heads a bit better.

There is speculation that the goal of the artificial intelligence efforts at Facebook are to use its vast trove of consumer data to power intelligent search and response software that can speak with you the way the computers do on Star Trek. (Source)

As LeCun explains below, much of what we would call simply Internet activity already employs artificial intelligence, from how we search the Net to what advertisements we see as a result. But predicting that behavior, to maintain the Star Trek reference, is the final frontier.

The coolness, convenience, and even health and safety factors are always sold first. Here is an excellent video compilation 8 Examples of Mind Controlled Technology in Action that shows what is already possible with the mind, and is being fully embraced as we race headlong toward becoming full-fledged cyborgs.

Everything from mind controlled drones, robots, skateboards and your computer – even remote controlled humans via the Internet – are now a reality.

Mind controlled humans via the Internet using Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation

Between the Internet of Things and revelations that reporter Michael Hastings’ car could theoretically have been hacked, to the desire for directly connecting one’s brain to the computer matrix, the concept of a direct mind upload to the Internet/Cloud should not be seen as far off.

And if all of these lesser systems are open to surveillance and hacking, whether domestically or abroad, it would stand to reason that the mind, too, will be subject to security leaks, blunders, and deliberate alteration. Now is this something you are really willing to buy into?

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