sophia_sadek (sophia_sadek) wrote in talk_politics,

Neural Wave Machines: Who Should Regulate Them?

As a child of a parent who worked on the Manhattan Project, I have always been concerned about technical advancements getting into the wrong hands. The knee-jerk American mindset would want the "international community" to restrict advanced technology for use only by those nations that kowtow to Washington and her allies. Another school of thought is that Washington is a rogue regime that should not be allowed to control advanced technology. Given Washington's poor track record and her theocratic tendencies, some members of the international community feel that the US should be prevented from developing advanced technologies altogether.

Neural wave technology is at the forefront of this debate. It has an array of civilian applications in the fields of telecommunication and health care, but it is also something that Washington's military planners want to use for their own ends. It would be very easy for civilian use to be usurped by sinister forces or even suppressed altogether with restrictions to a select class of paying customers possessing political connections.

The technology is not as complex as is rocket engineering. It works on the same principle as a holographic projection. Rather than using the visible frequencies of the spectrum, it uses radio frequencies that can be directed and focused toward a fixed or moving position. When the projected pattern is a neural pattern, it is experienced by the person or persons at the focal point as a projection into their own thought space. The content of the projected pattern could be auditory, visual, even kinetic. (Naturally the military is very much interested in the kinetic applications. Imagine a directed energy weapon that could turn the enemy's guns against their own position.)

Who do you feel would be the ideal authority to regulate this technology? Do you believe it should be open to market forces? Do you trust Washington to "do the right thing?"
Tags: regulations, technology
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