The idea of mind control has been portrayed in the media for some time, although controlling the human brain to the extent often portrayed in the media has until recently proven impossible.
A report has come to light however which suggests that not only is it now possible, but that entire bodily functions can be controlled as U.S patent 6506148 B2 and the related research paper “Nervous system manipulation by electromagnetic fields from monitors” have discovered.
Mind control is possible, and probably already being used
The brief of the paper states:
“Physiological effects have been observed in a human subject in response to stimulation of the skin with weak electromagnetic fields that are pulsed with certain frequencies near ½ Hz or 2.4 Hz, such as to excite a sensory resonance.
Many computer monitors and TV tubes, when displaying pulsed images, emit pulsed electromagnetic fields of sufficient amplitudes to cause such excitation. It is, therefore, possible to manipulate the nervous system of a subject by pulsing images displayed on a nearby computer monitor or TV set.
For the latter, the image pulsing may be imbedded in the program material, or it may be overlaid by modulating a video stream, either as an RF signal or as a video signal. The image displayed on a computer monitor may be pulsed effectively by a simple computer program. For certain monitors, pulsed electromagnetic fields capable of exciting sensory resonances in nearby subjects may be generated even as the displayed images are pulsed with subliminal intensity.”
To put that into less scientific terms basically, any bodily system can be affected and manipulated through the use of magnetic fields emitted through monitors.
If this is as effective as the report suggests then there are almost certainly numerous agencies and governments around the world who will have been working on developing this into a means of controlling and affecting people remotely to further their own agendas.
The recent WikiLeaks vault 7 in revealed that the CIA had been using smart TVs to spy on people and that more worryingly numerous other groups had the capacity to do exactly the same. It wouldn’t be a huge leap to imagine that they had also developed the capacity to remotely control people through their televisions as well as spy on them.
One thing is for certain if the agencies and governments of the world have adapted this technology for their own use they are almost certainly already using it. On a small scale, this could be useful to them to control dissidents or terrorists, or even track down and neutralize dangerous criminals. Taken too far however and the general populace could be turned into mindless drones blindly accepting whatever the government tells them to and that is a scary thought.
During the cold war, both the Soviets and the United States conducted a lot of research into mind control, much of which later came to light through the declassification of less successful experiments and the like. Similarly, the Nazis researched mind control as well as numerous other horrific avenues of science best forgotten. None of these experiments seemed to produce any significant results at least ones that came to light, and the projects were forgotten.
Full mind control was until recently dismissed as an impossibility with current levels of technology. Lesser ways of controlling the minds of individuals have been well documented, however, although not the same degree is as often shown in film and TV. Certain drugs can make people more suggestible for example, although at a greatly reduced intellectual capacity than they normally operate. Similarly, the idea of voodoo zombies often relies on the victim or zombie being in an altered state of mind due to a combination of poison and possibly brain damage leaving them open to following simple commands.
More commonly experienced are the ideas of thought conditioning, which things such as propaganda would be an example of. Advertisement networks have also tried a variety of methods to condition the way people think in order to sell their products over the years with varying degrees of success. Subliminal messaging, for example, was at one point widely used, as were techniques known as framing and agenda setting.