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 ><snip> >>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'. >>www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/10/091006102637.htm ><snip> >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: http://tinyurl.com/clsxw38 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: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Microwave_auditory_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 system. So... to move to a holographic approach for induction would require: 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 CCD. C) SQUIDS (Superconducting Quantum Interference Devices) strike me as another potential approach: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SQUID 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> -M Listen to 'Strange Days... Indeed' - The PodCast At: http://www.virtuallystrange.net/ufo/sdi/program/ These contents above are copyright of the author and UFO UpDates - Toronto. They may not be reproduced without the express permission of both parties and are intended for educational use only.
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