Eleanor White, P.Eng.
430 Cumberland Ave. #312
Hamilton, Ontario L8M 3M9
Dear Human Rights Action Group, NZ:
This will sound at first like something totally unconnected with your beautiful part of the world, but please consider adding this phenomenon to the list of things "we can do without". There is a fine lady living through pure Hell in Rotorua, so it is at your doorstep too.
Devices which can commit crimes against the person and which leave absolutely no evidence are here, "on our doorstep", so to speak.
This note is to plead for debate on how this new type of crime will be handled, as the occurrences escalate. Failing to confront this issue gives license to perpetrators to roam and torment anyone without restriction.
"Electronic neuro-influence weapons", and their invasive surveillance counterparts, have been "leaking" from the lab to the street over the past few years, and now there are commerically available devices which can be used to harass people and leave the victim with no evidence on which to base prosecution of the offenders.
Listed below are some weapons and/or weapons capable devices which can be bought, built, soon to
emerge into the marketplace, or at the very least are certified doable by the authorities:
- Microwave heat gun (Oak Ridge Labs for NIJ)
(NIJ: National Institute of Justice)
(Published, but allegedly "only a literature
search" in the words of the NIJ.)
- Microwave convulsion gun
(Oak Ridge Labs - NIJ)
- Microwave see stars gun
(Oak Ridge Labs - NIJ)
- US Marine Corps stun gun (Drs. Eldon Byrd
and Ross Adey; allegedly never built but
is do-able; triggers massive releases of
body's own "opioid" compounds)
- Any large radar's buzz-in-head effect (ask
an experienced radar technician, and see
research by 1960s Cornell scientist
Dr. Allen Frey)
- Voice-to-skull device, used as an electronic
scarecrow using predatory bird calls sent
to birds' skulls via modulated radar (USAF
at Wright-Patterson AFB and Raven Inc.
of Alexandria VA)
(See US Stocklin patent, #4,858,612)
- Acoustic Heterodyne, aka "Hypersonic Sound
System" TM patented by American Technologies
Corp. of San Diego. The acoustic heterodyne
can project sound up to several hundred feet
and is an alternate to radar voice-to-skull
INVASIVE SURVEILLANCE DEVICES:
- Thru-the-wall radar for police, described in a
1997 article in the New York Times and
used at the Roby IL standoff in 1997
- LADS (Life Assessment Detector System) by
VSE Corporation, microwave detection
of remote heartbeat up to a hundred feet
- Radar flashlight for through-the-wall detection
of humans, designed at Georgia Institute of
You can be assured that if such an array of e-weapons capable devices exist in the UNclassified arena, there are at least as many advanced versions now existing in the CLASSIFIED arsenal. As with nuclear material in storage, "leakage" of the classified versions presents a similar threat to society.
Please note too, that the "voice to skull" weapons, some based on radar hearing, others using ultrasound, become particularly invasive when operated subliminally, with a hypnotist at the microphone.
If you need final confirmation as to how serious this matter is becoming, please check the January 22, 1998 issue of Nature Magazine (Vol. 391, pg 316) for an article about a speech made to the French Pasteur Institute titled: "Advances in Neuroscience May Threaten Human Rights" by Declan Butler.
(At time of writing, this original article can be accessed at http://www.nature.com. Click on News.
Click on Search. Enter date "19982201". As the search string enter the speaker's name "Changeux".)
The only event not yet at the UNclassified stage is for full MRI scanning technology to become
known as usable at a distance.
Eleanor White (text from original article follows)
Nature, Vol 391, 22 January 1998, "News" page 316,
"Advances in Neuroscience May Threaten Human Rights" by Declan Butler
(PARIS) Neuroscience is being increasingly recognized as posing a potential threat to human
rights, just as another area of biology - research in human genomics - may lead to an excessive focus
on genetic determinism and raises the spectre of genetic discrimination. This was one of the
conclusions to emerge from the annual public meeting of the French national bioethics committee
held last week in Paris on the theme of 'Science and Racism.'
Jean-Pierre Changeux, the chairman of the committee and a neuroscientist at the Institut Pasteur in
Paris, told the meeting that understanding the working of the human brain is likely to become one
of the most ambitious and rich disciplines of the future. But neuroscience also poses potential risks, he
said, arguing that advances in cerebral imagining make the scope for invasion of privacy immense.
Although the equipment needed is still highly specialized, it will become commonplace and capable
of being used at a distance, he predicted. **That will open the way for abuses such as invasion of
personal liberty, control of behavior and brainwashing**. These are far from being science-fiction concerns, said Changeux, and constitute "a serious risk to society."
Denis LeBihan, a researcher at the French Atomic Energy Commission, told the meeting that the use of
imaging techniques has reached the stage where "we can almost read people's thoughts."
The National Bioethics Ccommittee is taking such threats so seriously that it is launching a study
to consider the issues and recommend possible precautions. The study will also cover more
immediate issues such as the legal question of whether criminals are responsible for their
actions; Changeux predicts an increase in defence arguments based on irresponsibility due to a
genetic predisposition to certain types of behavior.
In closing the meeting, Claude Allegre, the minister for national education, research and
technology, hinted at the creation of a revamped parliamentary office of technology assessment,
arguing that the national bioethics committee's approach in the life sciences needed to be applied
to other areas of science.