June 30, 2007

Crack CocaineResearch to limit mental fatigue among soldiers may foster controversial ways to enhance any person’s brain

Physicians have long tinkered with ways to “improve” the human brain, but as our understanding of that organ’s inner workings quickly grows, artificial enhancement is becoming more feasible. Military research is at the forefront of this work, much of it focused on drugs. The goal is to produce a better soldier, but the emerging techniques could just as easily be applied to any individual. The military wants to juice up personnel’s brains because the human being is the weakest instrument of warfare. Although for centuries astonishing and terrifying advances have been made in the technology of conflict, soldiers are basically the same. They must eat, sleep, discern friend from foe, heal when wounded, and so forth. The first state (or non state) actor to build superior fighters will make an enormous leap in the arms race. In the short run, researchers are trying to devise aids that would overcome a person’s inherent limitations, such as mental fatigue. Long-term results could lead to individuals everywhere who are tireless, less fearful or even better speakers.

Sleepless in Battle

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Cry ‘Havoc,’ and let slip the dogs of war…

June 24, 2007

Boyz in the Hood

“It is not merely that speeches, statistics, and records of every kind must be constantly brought up to date in order to show that the predictions of the Party were in all cases right. It is also that no change of doctrine or in political alignment can ever be admitted.”

George Orwell, 1984

 FOREVER in search of MORE, the American military machine is murdering innocent civilians in the SOVEREIGN COUNTRY of Iraq. As the world stands by WATCHING, doing NOTHING to halt this ILLEGAL OCCUPATION, we can’t help thinking; MAYBE someday, the US war machine will come to YOUR country – killing your women and children, destroying YOUR livelihood and in return, you will get ALL this “FREEDOM!!” – WHAT A SWEET DEAL!!

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