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I'm offering a paper to the 5th European Symposium on Non-lethal Weapons

For the information of any members of Hearing Voices who want the information offered. (I'm not really interested in "flames" from people who aren't interested in the topic raised. I only came back because this forum emailed me, suggesting I should come back.)


From: John Allman
Sent: Saturday, September 27, 2008 8:00 PM
To: mcactivism
Subject: 5th European Symposium on Non-lethal Weapons - the call for papers


http://mcvictimsworld.ning.com/profiles/blog/show?id=2301601%3ABlogPost%3A1757

The closing date for submitting abstracts of papers one intends to offer to the conference in Ettlingen next May is 1 October 2008. The papers themselves don't have to be completed until February. The call for papers is published at:

http://www.non-lethal-weapons.com/sy05index.html

You can read what I've submitted at:

http://www.wmamw.com/Abstract.doc


Paper offered to the 5th European Symposium on Non-Lethal Weapons


Author:

John Allman
University of Wales, Lampeter, UK


Title of paper:

Ethical and societal implications of capacity for privacy-invasive remote interrogation and behavioural influence applications


Preferred presentation mode:

Presentation in oral session


Abstract (exactly 300 words)

Open literature cited in the paper on the Frey effect documents that transmission of speech was demonstrated by 1975. Subsequent military proposals for non-lethally weaponised deployments are also cited.

An open literature source cited documents the demonstration of the inference of human verbal thought from biological data collected non-invasively (i.e. without prostheses) prior to 1972, and from EEG and/or EMG data from 1975 onwards. Later cited literature confirms thought inference capacity developments. Media reports about such capacity quote token calls by researchers for ethical debate, but media refuse publication of correspondence pertinent to such debate from issue groups with an already-developed adverse ethical stance towards non-consensual technological thought inference and influence.

Cited biotelemetry open literature documents remote capture of EEG, citing benign application.

Cited open literature documents target tracking and signal-aiming technologies that would enable the targeting of specific individuals, even when moving at speed, with signals that would not affect others proximate. Such target-tracking capability would (inter alia) enable individual targeting with cited “active” telemetry (i.e. telemetry that illuminates the subject, as opposed to merely collecting biological data passively).

The thus-documented capabilities to deliver speech remotely (and, by some accounts cited herein, to deliver speech subliminally) to specific targeted individuals, and to monitor in realtime the effect upon targets of stimuli delivered, including targets’ conscious or subconscious verbal thoughts in response to stimuli, enables applications that targeted individuals would not perceive as benign. These include not only privacy-invasive interrogation applications, but also behavioural influence applications, such as the “psycho-correction” application developed by the late Prof Igor Smirnov and cited. Likely present-day or imminent feasibility of such applications warrants public ethical debate.

The potential for non-benign applications of the capabilities documented also require ethically-informed societal responses that touch upon human health and welfare, human rights, the law, medicine and politics.


Keywords:

· Frey Effect
· Thought inference
· Behavioural influence
· Privacy
· Ethical implications



About the author:

During his thirty year-long career in Information Technology, principally working in software development, and since leaving that field in 2005, John Allman has studied academically by distance learning.

From 1976, he studied Mathematics, Physics and Computing at The Open University, and was awarded jointly with another student the annual undergraduate DeBroglie Prize for Quantum Mechanics, before graduating with first class honours in 1980.

John lectured from 1983 to 1985 in Computer Studies at The University of the West of England.

He studied academic Law at DeMontfort University from 1993 to 1995, passing The Common Professional Examination.

John is presently a member of the Spiritual Leadership Team of a Christian charity called Beulah Baruch Ministries (a UK limited company, with UK registered charity 1124651). He is in charge of that company’s non-taxable trading in donated merchandise that raises funds for that charity. His present studies are for the Licence in Theology, with The University of Wales, Lampeter.
 
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Your back. :clap:
Apotheosis, why is there a graphic next to my name saying that I am a "founding member" of this forum?

The paper got half-accepted. They allocated it to a Social Implications workshop that clashes with one out on by the US Navy about Human Effects of NLW, rather than to a plenary session. Sort of a "controlled explosion". It deprives me of the opportunity to say that the paper was "censored", and deprives me of a large audience at the same time.

See www.slavery.org.uk/nlw5.htm.
 
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Apotheosis, why is there a graphic next to my name saying that I am a "founding member" of this forum?
Because you are one of the founders. I think it was the first 500 members who received the honour.
 
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I'm offering a paper to the 5th European Symposium on Non-lethal Weapons
Oh No you ain't Pal!

:oops::clap::clap::evil::clap::clap::oops::mad::scared::scared::scared::scared::scared::scared::scared::scared::scared::scared::scared::scared::scared::scared::scared::scared::scared::scared::scared::scared::scared::scared::scared::scared::scared::scared:
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here:
In a meeting held on 16th April 2009 by the Organization Against the
>> Misuse of Pyscho-Physical Weapons e.V. (Verein gegen Missbrauch
>> psychophysischer Waffen e.V.) a resolution was reached to exclude the
>> following persons: Mr. John Allman

>> Miss ***********************
from attending the Protest against the misuse of non-lethal weapons, which
>> will be taking place in Ettlingen on 11th and 12th May 2009. Should Mr.
>> Allman and ************ try to attend this demonstration, they will
>> consequently be removed by police escort.

>>
>> â Executive Committee of the Organization Against the Misuse of
>> Pyscho-Physical Weapons e.V.â
>> 16.04.2009, Berlin

:oops:

But..... I AM, so there! NANANANANANANANANANAAAAAA
:p:p:p:p:p:p:p:p

AND I'M REPRESENTING A SUCCESSFUL GROUP WHICH SUPPORTS TI'S
 
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Oh No you ain't Pal!


here:
In a meeting held on 16th April 2009 by the Organization Against the
>> Misuse of Pyscho-Physical Weapons e.V. (Verein gegen Missbrauch
>> psychophysischer Waffen e.V.) a resolution was reached to exclude the
>> following persons: Mr. John Allman

>> Miss ***********************
from attending the Protest against the misuse of non-lethal weapons, which
>> will be taking place in Ettlingen on 11th and 12th May 2009. Should Mr.
>> Allman and ************ try to attend this demonstration, they will
>> consequently be removed by police escort.

>>
>> â Executive Committee of the Organization Against the Misuse of
>> Pyscho-Physical Weapons e.V.â
>> 16.04.2009, Berlin

AND I'M REPRESENTING A SUCCESSFUL GROUP WHICH SUPPORTS TI'S
It's a People's Front of Judea -v- the Judean Popular Front squabble about the protest outside the symposium. It has no bearing on the proceedings of the symposium itself.
 
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It's a People's Front of Judea -v- the Judean Popular Front squabble about the protest outside the symposium. It has no bearing on the proceedings of the symposium itself.
Huh? So what's that gotta do with the price of fish?

Take it on the cheek Pal, they don't want you there! Then ask yourself, why?

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they don't want you there!
"They" don't have any say in the matter. The "they" concerned don't have any authority. "They" are vastly outnumbered by those who DO want us there. I'm giving the presentation I've been invited to give by the European Working Group on Non-Lethal Weapons, at the symposium on the Monday afternoon, and we're holding a reception at the Watthalden Hotel on the Tuesday evening. That's not negotiable.

It is disappointing that the founder of this tiny, local, German group has a bad attitude towards the movement in the rest of Europe, but her happening to live near the town where the symposium is held every two years doesn't give her the authority to decide who can, and who cannot, attend the symposium, or demonstrate outside the venue. The rest of us have tried our best to work with the lady who started the little local group that now wants to exclude people from further affield from the protest. God alone knows why she prefers to be the biggest fish in her own little pond, rather than to swim with the shoal in the big, wide ocean.
 
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"They" don't have any say in the matter. The "they" concerned don't have any authority. "They" are vastly outnumbered by those who DO want us there. I'm giving the presentation I've been invited to give by the European Working Group on Non-Lethal Weapons, at the symposium on the Monday afternoon, and we're holding a reception at the Watthalden Hotel on the Tuesday evening. That's not negotiable.
Perhaps the "Lil'ol'Lady", is a Politzei Conspirator in Disguise! :oops:
 
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Perhaps the "Lil'ol'Lady", is a Politzei Conspirator in Disguise! :oops:
Maybe. I've been habitually calling the Intelligence Services "the Stupidity Services" for the past eight or nine years, and Swet***na is certainly stupid enough for a career in that industry.

You were gaudily exuberant, nay gleeful, to tell me, "They don't want you there. Got the message?", or words to that effect.

Have you managed yet to get your head around the pertinent distinction, that the official people who invited me to give a presentation at symposium are big and important, whereas the "people" (if there really is more than one of them) in the misspelt committee you quoted, whose kangaroo court decision to exclude from the protest you came across God knows how, are unofficial, small, and seriously unimportant?

Roger?
 
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Maybe. I've been habitually calling the Intelligence Services "the Stupidity Services" for the past eight or nine years, and Swet***na is certainly stupid enough for a career in that industry.

You were gaudily exuberant, nay gleeful, to tell me, "They don't want you there. Got the message?", or words to that effect.

Have you managed yet to get your head around the pertinent distinction, that the official people who invited me to give a presentation at symposium are big and important, whereas the "people" (if there really is more than one of them) in the misspelt committee you quoted, whose kangaroo court decision to exclude from the protest you came across God knows how, are unofficial, small, and seriously unimportant?

Roger?

And OUT. (for now) :p
 
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