Bio-Politics in the age of Identity Dominance

Sci-fi surveillance: Europe's secretive push into biometric technology (Guardian)

EU science funding is being spent on developing new tools for policing and security. But who decides how far we need to submit to artificial intelligence?

There is a bigger question at stake, concerning who decides what kind of technological development is truly in the public interest. “Do we want to fund these dubious technologies?” he asked. “That’s a decision that should be taken democratically.”

Wirelessly rechargeable soft brain implant controls brain cells (science daily)

Researchers have invented a smartphone-controlled soft brain implant that can be recharged wirelessly from outside the body. It enables long-term neural circuit manipulation without the need for periodic disruptive surgeries to replace the battery of the implant. Scientists believe this technology can help uncover and treat psychiatric disorders and neurodegenerative diseases such as addiction, depression, and Parkinson's.

DARPA-Funded Implantable Biochip to Detect COVID-19 Could Hit Markets by 2021 (mintpress)


An experimental new vaccine developed jointly with the US government claims to be able to change human DNA and could be deployed as early as next year through a DARPA-funded, injectable biochip.

The breakthrough came to a Canadian scientist named Derek Rossi in 2010 purely by accident. The now-retired Harvard professor claimed in an interview with the National Post that he found a way to “reprogram” the molecules that carry the genetic instructions for cell development in the human body.

NSA makes medical intelligence operations a priority (strategic-culture)

In yet another worrying sign that the U.S. National Security Agency has completely gone off the rails, a June 2010 PowerPoint slide, titled «Medical Pattern of Life: Targeting High Value Individual № 1», subtitled «SIGINT Enabling HUMINT / Targeting», describes how NSA is using medical intelligence (MEDINT) to target medical patients.

The Head of Operation Warp Speed & The Gates Foundation Are Pushing BioElectronics & Vaccine Patches (thelastamericanvagabond)

To understand the goals of Operation Warp Speed we must understand Dr. Moncef Slaoui and his connections to Big Pharma and the Gates Foundation.

Is Your DNA Data Safe in Blackstone’s Hands? (neo.life)

The Wall Street giant’s big bet on Ancestry.com drives home the financial realities facing the consumer genomic revolution.

Stanford researchers develop lab-on-a-chip that turns blood test snapshots into continuous movies (stanford)

The new device can continuously sense levels of virtually any protein or molecule in the blood. The researchers say it could be transformative for disease detection, patient monitoring and biomedical research.

First Platoon: A Story of Modern War in the Age of Identity Dominance - Book by Annie Jacobsen

This is a story that starts off close and goes very big. The initial part of the story might sound familiar at first: It is about a platoon of mostly nineteen-year-old boys sent to Afghanistan, and an experience that ends abruptly in catastrophe. Their part of the story folds into the next: inexorably linked to those soldiers and never comprehensively reported before is the U.S. Department of Defense’s quest to build the world’s most powerful biometrics database, with the power to identify, monitor, catalogue, and police people all over the world.

U.S. Intelligence Claims China Wants to Steal Your DNA (gizmodo)

"Indeed, warnings about China’s alleged desire to gobble up the world’s genetic data and use it for nefarious purposes have been ongoing for some time. It’s true that China has an extensive domestic DNA collection program, having launched an initiative to create a national genetics database in 2017. Concerns exist that this data will be used to control trends in medicine and pharmaceuticals, or to engineer bioweapons."

France Says Its Developing Bionic Supersoldiers Because “Everyone Else Is Doing It”

A report published last Tuesday by the French Military Ethics Committee has indicated that the country has begun to develop technology for bionically enhanced soldiers. The report discussed conditions in which devices like implants can be used to improve soldier performance on the battlefield.

“Human beings have long sought ways to increase their physical or cognitive abilities in order to fight wars. Possible advances could ultimately lead to capacity enhancements being introduced into soldiers’ bodies,” the report said, according to the BBC.

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