Nanotechnology News – May 2019



Cultocracy note :

Disguised and propagandized .

Transhumanist ideologues are now mainstream .

Some would say it is the future , others sense a dark regression to the past .

Many have previously and are at present exploring ‘exciting wonders’ , they do not have a choice .

“I AM HUMAN’ made a debut at the Tribeca film festival earlier this month , along with another film titled ‘Almost Human’ .

The film titles reveal the dualistic approach to transhumanist technologies .

Another Tribeca film titled ‘Universal Machine’ reveals the adversarial nature of the developmental approach towards a final merger between man and machine .

This scenario to be played out in the not too distant future may hold several interesting possibilities . As mankind slowly loses it’s own human identity in a maelstrom of synthetic suicide , will the machine paradoxically become more human ?

Will the machine eventually develop a soul .

Wrapped in our own self belief and hubris we assume that any machine can only learn from and follow logic and math .

Tribeca Film Festival

“I Am Human explores the exciting wonders and future of BCI research.”

“Almost Human is notes on the human condition by 10 scientist (sic) and a robot.”

Universal Machine is a meditation on the ultimate fate of humanity’s relationship with technology.”

“the film follows a gifted young woman who awakens into a post-apocalyptic world and must transcend a violent confrontation with a lifelike Artificial Intelligence.”

Conclusion

Are you currently playing the lead role in your own version of Universal Machine ?

We are human .

But for how long ?


Supermen (and women)

“The film follows the trio as they pursue experimental brain treatments, cracking open their skulls to insert electrodes in the hope of regaining what is lost—movement, eyesight, control of their bodies—and reclaiming some sense of freedom. For each of them, the journey is as much medical as it is philosophical, one that gives them command of their biological reality. The documentary also looks at the promises of neurotechnology to push the limits of what humans could accomplish with chips in their brains.”

“Hundreds of thousands of people around the world already have brain-computer interfaces, which scientists have been developing since at least the 1970s, in part thanks to funding from Darpa. “

Living Machines

“The Human Genome Project — which brought together biologists, computer scientists, chemists, and technologists with funding primarily from U.S.- and U.K.-based agencies — did not just give us the first map of the human genome, but paved the way for tools that allow us to study cells and diseases at entirely new scales of depth and breadth.”

“But ultimately, we need to renew a shared national commitment to developing new ideas. This July, we will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 lunar landing. While some might argue that it offered no real benefit, it produced enormous technological gains.”

“Besides providing a focus for our shared ambitions and hopes, the drive to put astronauts on the moon also led to an amazing acceleration of technology in numerous areas including computing, nanotechnology, transportation, aeronautics, and health care. History shows us we need to be willing to make these great leaps, without necessarily knowing where they will take us.”

What is coming ?

“We hear a lot these days about a coming convergence between man and machine. Nowhere are more promises being made than in the area of the brain.”

Automated Fascism

“He says people are already under the “illusion” that they are in control….”

“Full trust in robots will push aside human judgment and empathy, de-prioritizing human choice, ethical decision-making processes, while ushering in automated decision-making throughout society.

“In our effort to annihilate our brokenness as humans, will we lose our greatest gift – the purpose that comes from the pain? In our desire to automate everything, will we lose our soul?



Nanotechnology News – May 2019


Genetics


Cultocracy note :

News this month suggests that the CRISPR twins may potentially suffer from a shortened lifespan , possibly a blessing in disguise if true .

An article in the mainstream media quotes Professor Julian Savulescu , a professor of ethics at Oxford University who states “These healthy babies are being used as genetic guinea pigs. This is genetic Russian Roulette.” .

The professor obviously does not know the half of it , or maybe he does .

I remember somebody else who was very interested in twins………

Hmmmm…….What was he called again ????

Aaahhhhh…..Now I remember……


Plants modified with CRISPR-Cas9

“Recently, the bacterial CRISPR/Cas9 system has been transferred to plants to target and confer immunity to geminiviruses.”

“Our study highlights the risks associated with CRISPR-Cas9 virus immunity in eukaryotes………”

Related :


Cultocracy note :

The appearance of eukaryotes marked an explosion in Earth evolutionary terms .

One theory as to how eukaryotes initially formed is termed endosymbiosis .

A larger organism ‘ate’ it’s smaller relatives , thereby creating an entirely new organism which formed the precursor to life on Earth as we now know it .

Others dispute this and have formulated different theories as to the origin of eukaryotes .


 Cultocracy note on Cultocracy note :

‘Ate’ ???

 I much prefer the word ‘assimilated’ .


History has a knack of repeating itself .



Cultocracy note :

Lipid nanoparticles can be used to deliver synthetic compounds or RNA or DNA to a specific cellular region , for example a portion of the human brain .

Useful in Immunotherapy and gene therapy .

Also useful for magnetic and nuclear imaging .


Self-amplifying RNA (saRNA) lipid nanoparticles

Messenger RNA (mRNA) has emerged as a versatile and advantageous tool for both vaccine and protein replacement therapeutics.”

“Recently, self-amplifying RNA (saRNA) has been investigated as the next-generation approach for mRNA therapeutics”

“………the optimized formulation resulted in ∼7-fold increase in luciferase expression….”

Further reading :

“The imaging environment for biomedical research has improved significantly in recent years……These include x-ray computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI 1 ), magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS), positron emission tomography (PET, 1 or microPET), single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT, 1 or microSPECT), ultrasonography, and optical imaging, including fluorescence and bioluminescence.”

Molecular imaging cannot be precisely defined in a way that would be agreed upon by all imaging scientists, but there would be general agreement that it includes the use of reporter constructs. These are the genetically encoded instructions to manufacture a protein, which is an integral part of the mechanism for imaging contrast.”

“The chemical reaction of the bioluminescence process that leads to light emission also requires magnesium (Mg) and adenosine triphosphate (ATP) in addition to the substrate D-luciferin.”

  1. Noninvasive Bioluminescence Imaging in Small Animals
  2. Bioluminescent sensor causes brain cells to glow in the dark
  3. Optogenetic inhibition of neurons by internal light production
  4. Halorhodopsin

More reading :

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  1. ADENOSINE
  2. Adenosine triphosphate
  3. Side Effects
  4. More side effects
  5. Chapter Two – Adenosine Receptor PET Imaging in Human Brain
  6. Adenosine and the Auditory System

Even more reading :

  1. Electro-optical MASINT
  2. Hyperspectral imaging
  3. Multispectral vs Hyperspectral Imagery Explained
  4. Fusion of synthetic aperture radar and hyperspectral imagery to detect impacts of oil spill in Gulf of Mexico
  5. CLASSIFICATION OF PIXEL-LEVEL FUSED HYPERSPECTRAL AND LIDAR DATA USING DEEP CONVOLUTIONAL NEURAL NETWORKS (PDF)

 


Health & Medical

Sunscreen may pose health risk

“A new study from researchers at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has found that four active ingredients in sunscreen can leech into a person’s bloodstream at levels high enough to warrant further toxicology testing .”


Cultocracy note :

The word ‘unclear’ from an official perspective sounds like an unprofessional understatement and makes me feel uneasy , unwell and unhealthy .


Related :

  1. A Natural Homemade Sunscreen Recipe That Works!
  2. 40 Best Organic Sunscreens of 2019 (Non-Toxic & Natural)
  3. What sunscreens are best for you—and the planet?

 

Should we worry about nano food ?

“…..some people are concerned nanoparticles may present health risks. Recently France announced one nanoscale food additive will be banned from 2020 due to a lack of evidence about its safety .”

Related :

  1. France Bans Titanium Dioxide Food Additive Beginning in 2020
  2. Hidden Brain Risk in Foods and Cosmetics
  3. Dunkin’ Donuts ditches titanium dioxide – but is it actually harmful?

Cultocracy note :

Oh bu**er , didn’t those ‘safe and natural’ sunscreen links point to products containing titanium dioxide ?

My advice , wear a hat .

Or live in a bunker , permanently .


Aspartame and Alzheimers

“Recent reports have revealed the intrinsic propensity of single aromatic metabolites to undergo self-assembly and form nanostructures of amyloid nature. Hence, identifying whether aspartame, a universally consumed artificial sweetener, is inherently aggregation prone becomes an important area of investigation.”

Aspartame fibrils were also found to induce hemolysis, causing DNA damage resulting in both apoptosis and necrosis-mediated cell death.”

“Results reveal that the aspartame molecule is inherently amyloidogenic, and the self-assembly of aspartame becomes a toxic trap for proteins and cells, exposing the bitter side of such a ubiquitously used artificial sweetener.”

Related :

  1. Amyloid Precursor Protein Processing and Alzheimer’s Disease
  2. Amyloid
  3. Aspartame (Wikipedia)
  4. List of Products Containing Aspartame
  5. Another list of Products Containing Aspartame
  6. From Wikipedia :
    “Aspartame was discovered in 1965 by James M. Schlatter, a chemist working for G.D. Searle & Company.”
    “In 1985, Monsanto Company bought G.D. Searle, and the aspartame business became a separate Monsanto subsidiary, the NutraSweet Company.”
    “In March 2000, Monsanto sold it to J.W. Childs Equity Partners II L.P.”
    “………the U.S. patent expired in 1992.”
    “Since then, the company has competed for market share with other manufacturers, including Ajinomoto, Merisant and the Holland Sweetener Company.”
    “In 2008, Ajinomoto sued British supermarket chain Asda, part of Wal-Mart, for a malicious falsehood action concerning its aspartame product when the substance was listed as excluded from the chain’s product line, along with other “nasties”. In July 2009, a British court found in favour of Asda.”

 

Rapid wound healing nano gel

“……researchers have developed a nanofiber-reinforced injectable gel that can rebuild missing muscle and connective tissues by serving as a scaffold and recruiting the body’s wound-healing cells.

 

Anxiety & air pollution

“Children exposed to higher levels of air pollution from traffic have increased levels of myo-inositol in the brain. The increase in myo-inositol was associated with higher risk of generalized anxiety in children.”

 


Implants


Cultocracy note :

The potential profits of previously covert technologies are now being explored as part of the global technological trancef…….sorry , transformation .

There is a fear that administrations and industrialists based in rival countries may commercialize the technology first and reap $trillions in rewards .

This is inevitable to a ceratain degree .

The pieces of the puzzle are slowly coming together .

Has technology really made your life ‘better’ ?

Or do you simply imagine that it has made your life better ?


 

Augmenting your life

“Hearables Will Monitor Your Brain and Body to Augment Your Life”

“These hearables will likely also use miniature electrodes, placed on their surfaces, to sense the weak electric fields around the brain—what we sometimes refer to as brain waves. Future hearables will use software to translate fluctuations in these fields at different frequencies into electroencephalograms (EEGs) with millisecond resolution.”

Decades of research have helped scientists draw insights into a person’s state of mind from changes in EEGs.”

 

Brain monitoring

“The ear is like a biological equivalent of a USB port.”

 

Societal control , experimentation & eugenics

“This machine is pretty magical. He adjusts it to make you happy and you’re happy, to make you nervous and you’re nervous,” he told the Associated Press. “It controls your happiness, anger, grief and joy.”

AI powered hearing aid

Powered by artificial intelligence, this brain-controlled hearing aid acts as an automatic filter, monitoring wearers’ brain waves and boosting the voice they want to focus on.”

 

Brain to Brain communication

“A Rice University-led team of neuroengineers is embarking on an ambitious four-year project to develop headset technology that can directly link the human brain and machines without the need for surgery. As a proof of concept, the team plans to transmit visual images perceived by one individual into the minds of blind patients.”

““In four years we hope to demonstrate direct, brain-to-brain communication at the speed of thought and without brain surgery,” said Rice’s Jacob Robinson, the lead investigator on the $18 million project, which was announced today as part of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s (DARPA) Next-Generation Nonsurgical Neurotechnology (N3) program.”

“Robinson said MOANA’s decoding and encoding technologies will each employ viral vector gene delivery……….”

“In the brain receiving an image, MOANA would “write” information to neurons that are reprogrammed to fire in response to magnetic signals.”


Cultocracy note :

Those kind , kind people at DARPA and IARPA remind me of Mother Theresa…..

They don’t want to blow up , poison , kill and maim us after all , that’s just fake news .

Hope they didn’t use any exotic ingredients for the banquet .


Related :

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Nonexistent Ethical Issues

“Symptoms and side effects that could result from use of these products include redness or other irritation where the devices contact the skin, headaches, pain, tingling, and nausea.”

 


Synthetic Biology

We have the technology

“Several biotech companies offer cat-cloning services, which reportedly costs about $25,000.”

“Cloned pets are also likely to suffer birth defects and illnesses…………”

 

Live forever like a vampire

“An upcoming experiment aboard the International Space Station will test the effects of microgravity on living cells mixed with tiny ceramic particles. The test could result in powerful new antioxidants to treat the deleterious effects of prolonged exposure to space as well as various age-related diseases.”

 

My Spidey sense is tingling

“What if drones and self-driving cars had the tingling “spidey senses” of Spider-Man?”

“Instead, Purdue researchers have built sensors inspired by spiders, bats, birds and other animals, whose actual spidey senses are nerve endings linked to special neurons called mechanoreceptors.”

 


Materials

Carbon nanotube cash

“Researchers at IMDEA Nanociencia have developed a physically unclonable function based on carbon nanotubes with potential applications in security and anti-counterfeiting. “

“While quantum computing slowly progresses towards the cryptographic paradigm, the so-called physically unclonable functions (PUFs) are presented as the choice to ensure unique and effective identification.”

“A PUF is a device that has unique and non-repeatable physical properties that can be translated into usable bits of information.”

Related :

  1. Biological physically unclonable function
  2. Biological One-Way Functions for Secure Key Generation
  3. Unclonable digital fingerprints developed for IoT devices
  4. Researchers unveil Internet of Things security feature

 


Graphene

Graphene flakes control neurons

“Measuring just one millionth of a metre, these particles have proven able to interfere with the transmission of the signal at excitatory neuronal synaptic junctions. Furthermore, the study has shown that they do so in a reversible manner, because they disappear without leaving a trace few days after they have been administered.”

 

Graphene clothes

Wearable electronic components incorporated directly into fabrics have been developed by researchers at the University of Cambridge. The devices could be used for flexible circuits, healthcare monitoring, energy conversion, and other applications. “

“Turning textiles into functional energy storage elements can open up an entirely new set of applications, from body-energy harvesting and storage to the Internet of Things,”

 


Environment


Cultocracy note :

Those whacky scientists at DARPA again………..

I wonder if they realize that they are insane .


Fish used as spies

“Many marine animals respond audibly or visibly to sound, optical, electromagnetic and chemical shifts in the water around them.”

““The PALS program was developed to leverage the great sensitivity that organisms have in the ocean to changes in their environment,” says Lori Adornato, manager of the initiative, which is administered by the federal Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA).”

“…………these sensors are already “installed” throughout the seas, with each generation naturally replacing the previous one. All these features make ocean life ideal agents for continuous, long-term surveillance.”

 

Plastic Rain

““We’re seeing plastics virtually everywhere we look,” U.S. Geological Survey researcher says.”

 

Plastic Air

“The average person eats at least 50,000 particles of microplastic a year and breathes in a similar quantity, according to the first study to estimate human ingestion of plastic pollution.”

“The health impacts of ingesting microplastic are unknown, but they could release toxic substances. Some pieces are small enough to penetrate human tissues, where they could trigger immune reactions.”

 

Magnetic nanoparticles clean water

“Using multiferroic nanoparticles, they have succeeded in inducing the decomposition of chemical residues in contaminated water.”

 

blind-spot-take-care

Ionospheric Experimentation and Destruction

“NASA rocket mission to study disturbances in the upper atmosphere….”

“Known as equatorial spread F, or ESF, these disturbances occur after sunset at latitudes near the equator…”

“The disturbances can interfere with radio communication, navigation and imaging systems and pose a hazard to technology and society that depends on it.”


Cultocracy note :

Technologies developed by NASA and their partners are the only source of destructive disturbances in the upper atmosphere .


 


Quantum Computing , Communications & AI


Cultocracy note :

We are fast approaching an era where many will find it hard to differentiate between the synthetic lie and reality .

“I’d rather have roses on my table than diamonds on my neck” (Emma Goldman)


Diamonds for Quantum Computing & Bioimaging

“Scientists are excited about diamonds…….”

“These so-called “nanodiamonds” are made up almost entirely of carbon. But by introducing other elements into the nanodiamond’s crystal lattice—a method known as “doping“—researchers could produce traits useful in medical research, computation and beyond.”

“Nanodiamonds doped with such elements could be applied to quantum information science—a rapidly expanding field that includes quantum communication and quantum computing.”

“The nanodiamonds emitted a deep-red light at a wavelength of about 740 nanometers, which is useful in medical imaging. Nanodiamonds doped with other elements could emit other colors.”

“Researchers hope next to dope nanodiamonds intentionally with xenon, another noble gas, for possible use in fields such as quantum communications and quantum sensing.”

 

Machine learning and Quantum sensing

“Researchers at the University of Bristol have reached new heights of sophistication in detecting magnetic fields with extreme sensitivity at room temperature by combining machine learning with a quantum sensor. “

“Researchers have demonstrated this using a quantum sensor based on the electron-spin in a Nitrogen-vacancy (NV) centre in a diamond. “

“Nitrogen-vacancy (NV) centres are atomic defects that can be found or created in a diamond. They allow one to interact with single electrons, which can in turn be used for sensing both electric and magnetic fields. Their unique combination of high spatial resolution and sensitivity has led to the investigation of scenarios where the activity of single neurons is monitored and mapped down to the nanoscale.”

 

Brain on a chip

“Scientists have succeeded in developing a piece of hardware which could pave the way for creating computers resembling the human brain. They produced a chip containing a network of artificial neurons that works with light and can imitate neurons and their synapses. This network is able to ‘learn’ information and use this as a basis for computing.”

 

Artificial Neural Networks can control Brain activity

“Using their current best model of the brain’s visual neural network, the researchers designed a new way to precisely control individual neurons and populations of neurons in the middle of that network.”

“The findings suggest that the current versions of these models are similar enough to the brain that they could be used to control brain states in animals.”

“It is perhaps the strongest validation so far of the use of artificial neural networks to understand real neural networks.”

“Funding: The research was funded by the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Agency(IARPA) , the MIT-IBM Watson AI Lab, the National Eye Institute, and the Office of Naval Research.”


Cultocracy note :

The maniacal monsters at IARPA and their chums make DARPA scientists look like Mary Poppins .

They actually realize that they are insane .

The true masters of the Mengele Mind .


 

AI sees like a human

“Computer scientists at The University of Texas at Austin have taught an artificial intelligence agent how to do something that usually only humans can do — take a few quick glimpses around and infer its whole environment…..”

“This research was supported, in part, by the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency…”

 

Subliminal visual stimulus

“The pictures were created by an artificial-intelligence algorithm called XDREAM, which gradually tweaked them to stimulate one particular neuron in Ringo’s brain…..”

“Through these experiments, researchers are learning more not just about the brain itself, but also about how to simulate it.”


Cultocracy note :

The above research illustrates how mental images can be reconstructed by an AI system based purely on neuronal activity .

In simplistic terms the AI system is able to recreate what the monkey thinks .

see-no-evil

Lennon , McCartney & George

Have you noticed how in AI research there is a lot of emphasis placed on recreating the visual region of the human brain , I wonder why ?

I also like how the Franke….. scientists give their test subjects a name…….Ringo……..Probably plays the drums .

I wonder what they would call a human subject ?


 

Quantum phone

“The quantum encryption uses photons to generate a shared key between two collocutors. A potential eavesdropper would need to measure photons to hear the conversation. However, the nature of photons doesn’t allow somebody to measure them without changing their state, thus the collocutors will always know if a call is bugged. This provides an “unmatched level of confidentiality,” the developers said.”

 

AI and Reinforcement Learning

Reinforcement learning (RL) has shown great success in increasingly complex single-agent environments and two-player turn-based games. However, the real world contains multiple agents, each learning and acting independently to cooperate and compete with other agents.”

“In our formulation, the agent’s policy uses the same interface available to human players. It receives raw red-green-blue (RGB) pixel input from the agent’s first-person perspective…..”

“In this work, we have demonstrated that an artificial agent using only pixels and game points as input can learn to play highly competitively in a rich multiagent environment: a popular multiplayer first-person video game.”


Cultocracy note :

Hmmmm……….I wonder what would happen if you could combine the brain computer interfaces (described earlier) with reinforcement learning……..

The mind boggles .


Related :

  1. Reinforcement Learning
  2. Reinforcement Learning: An Introduction (PDF)

Further related :

  1. The New Thought Police
  2. Sentient World Simulation and NSA Surveillance – Exploiting Privacy to Predict the Future?
  3. Sentient World Simulation (SWS) (PDF)
  4. The federal government has been developing a highly classified plan that will override the Constitution
  5. Sentient World Simulation: Meet Your DoD Clone
  6. “Targets” Are Enrolled In The Pentagon’s 4th-Generation-Warfare – “Sentient World Simulation”

Cultocracy note :

As always , the keyword is control .


  1. Reinforcement Learning is Direct Adaptive Optimal Control (PDF)
  2. Reinforcement Learning for Control (PDF)
  3. Hypergame Theory
  4. Targeted Individuals XVI: Hyper Game Theory

Cultocracy note :

…..and cash .


  1. How businesses can leverage reinforcement learning?

 

Further reading :

  1. Amazing AI Generates Entire Bodies of People Who Don’t Exist
  2. This AI-generated Joe Rogan fake has to be heard to be believed
  3. I listened to a Massive Attack record remixed by a neural network

 


 

5G

Russia hates 5G

“The cellphones known as 5G, or fifth generation, represent the vanguard of a wireless era rich in interconnected cars, factories and cities. Whichever nation dominates the new technology will gain a competitive edge for much of this century, according to many analysts.”

The Russian network RT America aired the segment, titled “A Dangerous ‘Experiment on Humanity,’” in covering what its guest experts call 5G’s dire health threats. U.S. intelligence agencies identified the network as a principal meddler in the 2016 presidential election. Now, it is linking 5G signals to brain cancer, infertility, autism, heart tumors and Alzheimer’s disease — claims that lack scientific support.”

Related :

  1. China Poised To Dominate 5G
  2. A world divided by 5G: Russia’s Huawei deal is the latest sign of an emerging internet iron curtain

 

Control your smartphone with synthetic telepathy

“A collaboration between Tianjin University and the state-owned China Electronics Corporation led to the recent unveiling of “Brain Talker,” a computer chip designed specifically for use in BCIs.”

“The chip could be used to control computers, smartphones and other devices, its creators say.”

“The brain decoding chip works by picking out minor neural electrical signals within the cerebral cortex and rapidly translate them into a form that the computer an understand.”

“This brain-computer codec chip has the ability to discriminate minor neural electrical signals and decode their information efficiently, which can greatly enhance the speed and accuracy of brain-computer interfaces…..”


Cultocracy note :

It logically follows that any ‘brain decoding’ system could easily be turned into a ‘brain encoding‘ system .



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