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Cognitive Freedom Concerns

In the first half, numerologist Glynis McCants shared her analysis of recently deceased music superstars such as Prince, and what the numbers say about the US presidential candidates. In the latter half, author and researcher David Wellington reported on the use of drones, and robots in a government and law enforcement capacity, as well for civilian spying and surveillance.

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Cognitive Freedom Concerns

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Date: Tuesday - May 4, 2004
Host: George Noory
Guests: Richard Glen Boire

Richard Glen Boire, the Co-Director of the Center for Cognitive Liberty & Ethics, discussed freedom of thought which may face challenges from new developments in technology and pharmacology. "We need to have in place protections," he commented, as there is the possibility that these new tools could infringe on people's mental freedoms.

"Brain Fingerprinting," which works by measuring brain wave reactions to certain images or words, is one such technology that could be considered an invasion of mental privacy, said Boire. "Hypersonic Sound" which can narrow cast sound signals directly into someone's eardrums may have useful applications, but also has the potential for misuse, he added.

"Memory management" drugs coming onto the market may allow a person to diminish or improve their recall of events within certain time periods, and this could create some complications for the field of medicine, he said. Perhaps more insidious is the use of "neurocops," pharmaceuticals designed to attach to receptor sites that illegal drugs plug into, Boire noted. A drug such as this could, for example, prevent a marijuana user from being able to get high on that substance.

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