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Is Google planning a microchip for people's brains?.....
http://www.dailymail.co.uk ^ | 14:47 EST, 21 July 2013 | By Damien Gayle

Posted on 07/22/2013 1:20:10 PM PDT by Red Badger

Online advertising giant Google's new wearable accessories are merely a stepping stone to its ultimate ambition - a microchip which can be embedded in users' brains.

The company, which uses its search, email and other services to funnel personalised advertising to users, is currently trialling prototypes of its Glass device, which is worn like a pair of glasses.

But Google is staking its future on a new service which will use the information it holds on registered users to automatically predict their search needs and present them with the data they want.

The ultimate ambition is to literally get inside users' heads: using search queries to read their thoughts and then fulfilling their data needs by sending results directly to microchips implanted into people's brains.

Ben Gomes, Google's Vice-President of Search told The Independent that the sinister-sounding vision is far from a sci-fi fantasy and that research had already begun with such chips to help disabled people steer their wheelchairs.

'They are getting a few senses of direction with the wheelchair but getting from there to actual words is a long ways off,' he said.

'We have to do this in the brain a lot better to make that interaction possible. We have impatience for that to happen but the pieces of technology have to develop.'

But standing in the way of this ambition is a major civil liberties backlash over claims that Google has conspired with U.S. authorities to open a 'back door' to data it holds on its hundreds of millions of users, allowing spies to monitor their online activities.

The company, whose 'Don't be evil' motto has long attracted derision from privacy campaigners, is alleged to have allowed analysts from the National Security Agency to 'mine' the terabytes of personal information it holds.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: brain; electronics; google; microchip; sourcetitlenoturl
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Is Google planning a microchip for people's brains? Engineering boss at internet giant says sci-fi-style technology will begin by helping disabled people control wheelchairs *********************************************************

For liberals, it will be the only 'brain' they have........gonna need a lot of excelsior to keep it from rattling.......

1 posted on 07/22/2013 1:20:10 PM PDT by Red Badger
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To: Red Badger

Democrats have been putting microchips in peoples brains for many years now


2 posted on 07/22/2013 1:21:26 PM PDT by molson209
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To: Red Badger
Proving once again that James Coburn's cult flick The President's Analyst was decades ahead of its time.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_President%27s_Analyst


3 posted on 07/22/2013 1:23:29 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Red Badger; null and void


"Cash is king, Marco; cash is king."
4 posted on 07/22/2013 1:26:17 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: Red Badger

47% of the population will be lining up for that...especially if the gubment says they’ll deposit their monthly check directly to the account associated with their chip.


5 posted on 07/22/2013 1:36:39 PM PDT by moovova
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To: Red Badger

Mark of the Beast?


6 posted on 07/22/2013 1:37:55 PM PDT by RetiredTexasVet (The only growth industries left under Progressives are government and poverty.)
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To: Red Badger

Those surface currents are not thinking. They are caused by the brain functioning.

This is a dumb and dangerous idea. Obviously my words aren’t going to stop it, and it will happen regardless.


7 posted on 07/22/2013 1:45:31 PM PDT by I want the USA back (If I Pi$$ed off just one liberal today my mission has been accomplished.)
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To: RetiredTexasVet

Mark of the Stupid.............


8 posted on 07/22/2013 1:49:40 PM PDT by Red Badger (Want to be surprised? Google your own name......Want to have fun? Google your friend's names........)
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To: moovova

Pron beamed directly to your head.........


9 posted on 07/22/2013 1:50:43 PM PDT by Red Badger (Want to be surprised? Google your own name......Want to have fun? Google your friend's names........)
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To: Red Badger

Google doesn’t build chips. However I heard that ARM is coming out with their 666 line of processors shortly.


10 posted on 07/22/2013 1:58:40 PM PDT by clamper1797 (Evil WILL flourish when good men WILL not act)
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To: Red Badger

At least it’ll be Google that captures us.

Just imagine if it were Microsoft...you might wake up one day and all you could see is the blue screen of death.


11 posted on 07/22/2013 1:58:43 PM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: I want the USA back
this is a dumb and dangerous idea....it will happen regardless

Imagine it. There will be an implant that's scanned for everything....financial transactions, medical history, profile of activities, security, ID, GPS monitoring, everything. It's just a matter of getting people to accept being chipped since all of this can already be done on a chip that isn't implanted.

I don't know if you've ever seen this in a casino...there's an observation room, where everyone walking around is a blip on the screen. It's incredible. People are like rats in a maze, creating patterns of behavior.

In the maze we'll live in, they'll be able to ID all of the rats. The Matrix and all of that.

I'm not approving. I'm totally convinced that technology is evolving so quickly that it'll do us in. No species can adapt this quickly. It's a math thing about rate of change.

12 posted on 07/22/2013 1:59:44 PM PDT by grania
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To: Red Badger

What could possibly go wrong?


13 posted on 07/22/2013 2:00:49 PM PDT by Disambiguator
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To: clamper1797

>> “I heard that ARM is coming out with their 666 line of processors shortly.” <<

.
In honor of Prince Charles?


14 posted on 07/22/2013 2:11:36 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: Da Coyote

Maybe Apple needs to jump in to the fray...........an overpriced chip that you can’t get just anywhere and will work only with Apple approved sources..............


15 posted on 07/22/2013 2:16:31 PM PDT by Red Badger (Want to be surprised? Google your own name......Want to have fun? Google your friend's names........)
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To: clamper1797

When you’ve got billions of dollars to waste, they can buy a chip maker.......


16 posted on 07/22/2013 2:17:35 PM PDT by Red Badger (Want to be surprised? Google your own name......Want to have fun? Google your friend's names........)
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To: Disambiguator

“What could possibly go wrong?”

Malware, for one thing. “The voices in my head told me to do it”.


17 posted on 07/22/2013 2:35:13 PM PDT by TexasRepublic (Socialism is the gospel of envy and the religion of thieves)
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To: Red Badger

The solution is willpower. “Must... resist... advertising...”

By the way, when I was a boy, I learned that Nazi Germany and the Communist bloc had propaganda. We were propaganda-free, but we did have advertising. Now I realize... same thing.


18 posted on 07/22/2013 2:46:52 PM PDT by Pearls Before Swine (qui)
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To: Red Badger

Only people without a brain would let google put anything in their brain.

google is evil.


19 posted on 07/22/2013 2:56:01 PM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: Red Badger

It seems to me that this is an excellent opportunity to make fun of the idea of brain chip implants, with parody advertisements.

Start with a SWAT team breaking into someone’s house late at night, and holding them on the floor at gunpoint, while one of them injects the chip implant through their skulls.

Then show them the next day, sitting around the breakfast table in a zoned out daze, talking about how happy they are now and how their government is always working on their behalf, and how thinking is bad and obedience is good.


20 posted on 07/22/2013 3:22:57 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Be Brave! Fear is just the opposite of Nar!)
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To: Red Badger

I had mine done years ago. There was this sand pit way in the back of our yard, just past the fence. They take you down there and twirl this silver Q-tip right into your head!


21 posted on 07/22/2013 3:44:34 PM PDT by HomeAtLast
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To: HomeAtLast

Yeah, me too. I don’t see what people’s problem is with this because it problem with this because it problem with this because it didn’t affect me at all.


22 posted on 07/22/2013 4:02:11 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: Pearls Before Swine
By the way, when I was a boy, I learned that Nazi Germany and the Communist bloc had propaganda. We were propaganda-free, but we did have advertising. Now I realize... same thing.

That's one of the subplots in Idiocracy......

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Idiocracy

23 posted on 07/23/2013 6:23:11 AM PDT by Red Badger (Want to be surprised? Google your own name......Want to have fun? Google your friend's names........)
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