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Re: Prayer Meditation Cause 'White Orbs' To Respond

From: From: J. Maynard Gelinas <j.maynard.gelinas.nul>
Date: Thu, 29 Dec 2011 12:13:24 -0500
Archived: Fri, 30 Dec 2011 07:15:11 -0500
Subject: Re: Prayer Meditation Cause 'White Orbs' To Respond

>From: Ray Dickenson <r.dickenson.nul>
>To: <post.nul>
>Date: Thu, 29 Dec 2011 12:19:40 -0000
>Subject: Re: Prayer Meditation Cause 'White Orbs' To Respond

>>From: J. Maynard Gelinas <j.maynard.gelinas.nul>
>>To: post.nul
>>Date: Wed, 28 Dec 2011 15:08:29 -0500
>>Subject: Re: Prayer Meditation Cause 'White Orbs' To Respond


>>Speaking strictly as a layperson, my sense is that a more
>>prosaic explanation is possible that might both explain these
>>observations while at the same time fitting in with recently
>>published 'brain-computer interface' findings. For example, here
>>is a press report about a research team that used a combination
>>of EEG sensors on the head of one person, connected to a
>>computer, and then 'transmitted' to another person quite
>>similarly to what is often termed as 'telepathy'.


>Right Maynard,

>When you've made such an apparatus 'discrete' (a single unit -
>without wires) and 'remote capable' you effectively have a form
>of mind-reading.

>Also, modern medical research can enable control of prosthetic
>limbs by the patient's mind, and - by implants in a test
>animal's brain - allow an experimenter to control that animal's
>muscles and movements.

>So, even in our primitive state, we can now see rational
>technological explanations for UFOs' sensitivity to human
>thoughts or intentions, and further, for CE witnesses' accounts
>of 'telepathy' and even of apparent 'control' of their bodies.

>Like A.C. Clarke said: sufficently advanced technology is
>equivalent to 'magic'.

Exactly. We're on the same page here.

Again, speaking as a lay person, I'd like to get back to the
holographic approach (because I get a kick out of extrapolating
potential new technologies by merging the known with what could
be possible a few technological leaps ahead). Let's look at a
few known and verifiable facts:

1) Commercial manufacture of holographic television looks to be
a near reality:


This approach uses mems (micro mechanical systems) technology to
manipulate light in the visible spectrum, generating
controllable voxels (volumetric pixels) within a confined
volume. This group is reporting a 60 degree viewing angle for
their system.

2) It is known that in the microwave (200 Mhz to 3 Ghz band), a
directed (presumably non-coherent) beam is possible to induce
audio 'chirps' "...within the heads" of others. This is known as
the Frey effect:


I don't know, but I presume, that this approach works by
inducing action potential firings within the neurons of a brain.
However, one presumes that a directed beam of this sort would
induce all sorts of undesirable effects simply due to the fact
that a bream directed at someone's head would pass through and
excite many differing brain regions beyond simply the auditory

So... to move to a holographic approach for induction would

A) A coherent beam source in the correct frequency band.

B) Reflective surfaces (mirrors) designed to work in this
frequency band (newer metamaterials designed to work in this
frequency band might fulfill this objective).

C) Some kind of light manipulation device similar to the MEMs
approach depicted in 1) to generate the diffraction patterns
necessary for volumetric output.

The goal here is not to generate a visible image, but instead to
induce action potentials of a brain within the volume of a
skull. Presumably, with a high enough voxel resolution, and the
right computational model based on known neuroanatomy, one could
generate experiences within the subject of such fidelity that
they might be indistinguishable from reality. Something like
what was depicted in that film, The Matrix.

3) Then there's the question of reading action potentials in a
subject. Some speculations:

A) fMRI is currently being used to discern some level of brain
activity, though I believe it keys in not on actual neuron
firings, but blood flow to brain regions.

B) Perhaps in the terrahertz band one could use the same
holographic approach to read actual neural firings. For
example, terrahertz emissions are currently being used in some
of airport body scanners. This would require a coherent
terahertz beam source, a beam splitter designed to work in that
frequency range to generate the reference and illumination
beams, and mirrors capable of working in that frequency band as
well. Metamaterials strike me as - once again - potential
approaches to solving that problem. And then some kind of
imaging device would be necessary to record the interference
patterns generated - something akin to a very high resolution

C) SQUIDS (Superconducting Quantum Interference Devices) strike
me as another potential approach:


I know that for a while folks have been talking about using
SQUID devices to detect action potentials from neuron firings
due to their extreme electromagnetic sensitivity.

4) A detailed map of the neuroanatomy of a human brain combined
with a computational model to manipulate neuron firings across a
brain's volume according to the desired output. Basically, a
bunch more knowledge of the brain combined with a powerful
computer and the right software.

Combine this all together and you have that "magic" Arthur C.
Clarke referred to.

Hmmm. Well, that was fun. Even if I'm completely wrong, it might
still make for a pretty good plot point in an SF story. <LOL>


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