Podcast Episode 68

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SHOW NOTES:

The Struggle for Control of Global Communication: THE FORMATIVE CENTURY By Jill Hills

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DARPA

Darpa Wants to Master the Science of Propaganda | WIRED

"DARPA launched the Narrative Networks program to understand how narratives influence human cognition and behavior, and apply those findings in ..."

"Narrative Networks has three parallel tracks of research and development: Develop quantitative analytic tools to study narratives and their effects on human behavior in security contexts; Analyze the neurobiological impact of narratives on hormones and neurotransmitters, reward processing, and emotion-cognition interaction; and Develop models and simulations of narrative influence in social and environmental contexts, develop sensors to determine their impact on individuals and groups, and suggest doctrinal modifications."

source: Narrative Networks - Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency

Progress in Quest to Develop a Human Memory Prosthesis

Towards a High-Resolution, Implantable Neural Interface

Researchers Identify Conductor of Brain’s Neural Orchestra & Begin to Decode the Score

DARPA Helps Paralyzed Man Feel Again Using a Brain-Controlled Robotic Arm

Implantable “Neural Dust” Enables Precise Wireless Recording of Nerve Activity

Darpa Explores the Science of Storytelling | WIRED  •  Psychological Operations (United States) - Wikipedia

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Virtual_reality#Future

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/War#On_the_arts

Applied Virtual Reality Research And Applications at NASA/Marshall ...  •  NASA Uses Students To Develop Virtual Reality Programs : NPR

Walking through space in NASA's Virtual Reality Lab - The Verge

The Virtual Interface Environment Workstation (VIEW), 1990 | NASA

Time Machines: NASA goes virtual at CES - Engadget  •  Virtual Environments in Training: NASA's Hubble ... - Stanford University

        Mars - The Red Planet 360 VR Documentary - Duration: 11:31. Matsopoulos Astronomy 17,995 views360° 

                 Astronaut Charlie Duke plays Apollo 11 VR on Oculus Rift               

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“The internet, GPS, voice recognition programs like Siri - many of the technologies that we use today were developed with national security in mind. These inventions and many others began as projects of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), the Defense Department's secretive military research agency.”

source: World Affairs


"The program is called "Narrative Networks."..."

source: Darpa Wants to Master the Science of Propaganda | WIRED

Annie Jacobsen: Inside DARPA: The Pentagon's Brain

“The internet, GPS, voice recognition programs like Siri - many of the technologies that we use today were developed with national security in mind. These inventions and many others began as projects of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), the Defense Department's secretive military research agency.”

source: Annie Jacobsen: Inside DARPA: The Pentagon's Brain

Special thanks to Jay Dyer of https://jaysanalysis.com.

"DARPA launched the Narrative Networks program to understand how narratives influence human cognition and behavior, and apply those findings in .."

"Why do people accept and act on certain kinds of information while dismissing others? Why are some narrative themes successful at building support for terrorism? What role can narratives play in causing—and helping to treat—Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)? These questions deal with the role narratives play in human psychology and sociology, and their answers have strategic implications for defense missions. DARPA launched the Narrative Networks program to understand how narratives influence human cognition and behavior, and apply those findings in international security contexts. The program aims to address the factors that contribute to radicalization, violent social mobilization, insurgency, and terrorism among foreign populations, and to support conflict prevention and resolution, effective communication and innovative PTSD treatments. Narratives may consolidate memory, shape emotions, cue heuristics and biases in judgment, and influence group distinctions. To determine their influence on cognitive functions requires a working theory of narratives, an understanding of what role they play in security contexts, and an examination of how to systematically analyze narratives and their psychological and neurobiological impact."

source: Narrative Networks - Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency

Narrative framing using sacred values

"A listener's psychological reaction to narrated events is influenced by how the narrator frames the events, appealing to different values, knowledge, and experiences of the listener. Narrative framing that targets the sacred values of the listener, including core personal, nationalistic, and/or religious values, is particularly effective at influencing the listener's interpretation of narrated events. These values are closely tied with the psychology of identity, emotion, moral decision making, and social cognition. When sacred framing is applied to mundane issues, those issues can gain properties of sacred values and result in a strong aversion to using conventional reasoning to interpret them. In our research, we seek to understand the linguistic and neuropsychological mechanisms underlying the effectiveness of narrative framing using sacred values in influencing a listener's interpretation of events."

source: Neurobiology of Narrative Framing - Narrative Group - USC

DARPA's New Biotech Division Wants To Create A Transhuman Future  •  Transhumanism And The Future Of Humanity: 7 Ways The World Will ...


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image source: File:NASA helmet for T-38 Speyer front top.jpg - Wikimedia Commons

NASA Ames VIEWlab VR demo reel 1989

“Virtual Environment Workstation Project (VIEWlab), 1989. Most recent VIEWlab system including helmet mounted display with 3D sound, speech recognition, and dataglove. Video credit: " NASA/Scott S. Fisher,”


"In 1985, Steve Jobs predicted the internet would inspire everyone to buy computers."

"The most compelling reason for most people to buy a computer for the home will be to link it into a nationwide communications network. We're just in the beginning stages of what will be a truly remarkable breakthrough for most people-as remarkable as the telephone."

source: In 1985, Steve Jobs predicted the internet would inspire everyone to ...

“That's what's Steve thought 20 years ago... I wonder what he would say today. Full interview here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TRZAJY23xio


1989: NeXT Computer Serves Up CERN's World Wide Web

"Tim Berners-Lee, a British scientist at CERN, invented the World Wide Web (WWW) in 1989. The web was originally conceived and developed to meet the demand for automatic information-sharing between scientists in universities and institutes around the world."

"The first website at CERN - and in the world - was dedicated to the World Wide Web project itself and was hosted on Berners-Lee's NeXT computer. The website described the basic features of the web; how to access other people's documents and how to set up your own server. The NeXT machine - the original web server - is still at CERN. As part of the project to restore the first website, in 2013 CERN reinstated the world's first website to its original address."

"On 30 April 1993 CERN put the World Wide Web software in the public domain. CERN made the next release available with an open licence, as a more sure way to maximise its dissemination. Through these actions, making the software required to run a web server freely available, along with a basic browser and a library of code, the web was allowed to flourish."

source: The birth of the web | CERN


AT&T Archives: The UNIX Operating System

“Watch new AT&T Archive films every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at http://techchannel.att.com/archives In the late 1960s, Bell Laboratories computer scientists Dennis Ritchie and Ken Thompson started work on a project that was inspired by an operating system called Multics, a joint project of MIT, GE, and Bell Labs.”

via: AT&T Tech Channel

1985: NASA VR

“NASA video about the virtual environment display system produced in 1985 at Moffet Field, CA. What is a virtual reality? -- Virtual reality (VR) is a technology which allows a user to interact with a computer-simulated environment, whether that environment is a simulation of the real world or an imaginary world.”