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DARPA is working on projects to connect the human mind to AI.

DARPA ( Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) is the research arm of the US Department of Defense. "LifeLog", a former Darpa research project used to gather private information of American citizens was cancelled in 2004. On the very day that DARPA killed "LifeLog", Facebook was launched. YOU DO THE MATH.

This video explains a bit how DARPA is working on projects to connect the human mind/brain to AI (Artificial Intelligence). Could LifeLog/Facebook and this research be connected?

Have Facebook users been programmed? YOU DO THE MATH.

THINK FOR YOURSELF.

The more you know...


Facebook Secrets, Project Lifelog & IN-Q-Tel - DARPA

Where the Search for the Truth Begins.

On 2004 DARPA’s Project was shutdown. The same day Facebook was started. DARPA’s project name was Lifelog.




Facebook is a front for the Pentagons Lifelog project.

Sometimes the establishment likes to leave clues to what they're doing...


https://www.vice.com/en/article/vbqdb8/15-years-ago-the-military-tried-to-record-whole-human-lives-it-ended-badly.



- The Pentagon cancelled its so-called LifeLog project, an ambitious effort to build a database tracking a person's entire existence. Run by Darpa, the Defense Department's research arm, LifeLog aimed to gather in a single place just about everything an individual says, sees or does: the phone calls made, the TV shows watched, the magazines read, the plane tickets bought, the e-mail sent and received.- Feb. 4, 2004 LifeLog ends: https://www.wired.com/2004/02/pentagon-kills-lifelog-project/


-The Facebook service can be accessed from devices with Internet connectivity, such as personal computers, tablets and smartphones. After registering, users can create a customized profile revealing information about themselves. They can post text, photos and multimedia which is shared with any other users that have agreed to be their "friend".-Feb. 4, 2004, Facebook is founded: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Facebook

Facebook| DARPA| Project LIFELOG





60 Years of DARPA Technological Advancements: The ARPANET to the Atlas Robot



Since 1958, DARPA has been credited with the development of some of the most important technologies used today, including the Internet and GPS. Here is a look at DARPA’s 60-year history and some major projects in electrical engineering.


In 1957, the world heard the heartbeat of the first satellite launched into orbit—a feat achieved by the USSR during the height of the Cold War.

During this era, both the USA and USSR were competing for the higher ground (at times, quite literally), at odds with one another to demonstrate who was the most technologically superior—and hence a true world superpower.


Sputnik 1 orbiting around the planet, making the world aware of its presence, created a pressing urgency at the White House during Dwight D. Eisenhower’s presidency.

One of the responses to the orbiting of Sputnik 1 was for the US to establish the Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA). The agency's goal was to bring the US back to the forefront of technological innovation and to ensure their military technology was on the bleeding edge with no future surprises. Later, “Defense” would be added to the title of the agency, which is now known as DARPA.


The agency has worked outside typical research and government processes to ensure the ability to quickly innovate and develop new ideas, reporting directly to the Secretary of Defense. DARPA does not host its own staff, but instead awards short-term contracts for research to project managers who are scientists at other research institutions.


Since 1958, DARPA has been credited with the development of some of the most important technologies used today, including the Internet and GPS. Here is a look at DARPA’s 60-year history and some major projects in electrical engineering.


These are just some highlights from DARPA’s successes.



Television and Infrared Observation Satellites AKA TIROS (1959)

The TIROS project would bring together several agencies, engineers, and scientists together to develop a satellite capable of weather monitoring from space—the partnership involved ARPA, NASA, NOAA, and the Defense Department.

When TIROS 1 launched in April 1960, it became the first dedicated weather satellite in orbit and provided over 20,000 photos for weather analysis and storm tracking.




TRANSIT (1960)

TRANSIT was a collaboration between ARPA, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, and the US Navy to provide satellite-based positioning.

The technology for TRANSIT was based on the realization that the position of a satellite could be determined by radio emissions relative to a receiver due to the Doppler effect. This system was a precursor to GPS, which wouldn’t become available until the mid-90s.


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transit_(satellite)










The Computer Mouse (1964)

Human-computer interaction was a relatively important area of research for ARPA, and new ways to interface with computers has been regularly explored. The first computer mouse was created in 1964 by Douglas Engelbart who also worked on ARPANET. The mouse was made out of wood and had only one button.



First Self-Navigation Robot (1966)

Navigation is a significant aspect of robotics research and, today, extremely sophisticated systems exist that can even allow an underwater vehicle to navigate and map completely unknown caves without any operator assistance.

In 1966, however, a self-navigating robot was still a concept straight out of science fiction. Charles Rosen from the Stanford Research Institute submitted a proposal for DARPA support in a self-navigating robot. In the early 1970s, Shakey the Robot was delivered, featuring stepping motors, a TV camera, a range finder, and radio communications, and could navigate through a set of rooms autonomously.


ARPANET (1969)

One of DARPA’s most famous technological contributions is, of course, ARPANET—the precursor of the modern Internet.

ARPANET was born from several ideas but the first was J.C.R. Licklader’s 1963 memo on an “intergalactic network” which could allow computers to share resources through a time-sharing network. Licklader envisioned a network that would be impervious to disruption.

The TCP/IP protocol would soon be developed, and several nodes installed in universities across the USA and Europe. The first message to be sent over the Internet would be “lo”—an error when trying to send “login”. Of course, the technology was improved, eventually adopted by the public, and today the Internet is one of the most important pieces of infrastructure in history.

https://www.britannica.com/topic/ARPANET

https://www.edn.com/arpanet-establishes-1st-computer-to-computer-link-october-29-1969/

https://www.kurzweilai.net/memorandum-for-members-and-affiliates-of-the-intergalactic-computer-network


Gallium Arsenide (1970)

Materials science is an important area of research for electronics development—faster, cooler, more efficient chips are possible with novel new materials. In the 1970s, DARPA began funding research into gallium arsenide, which promised those traits desirable to electronics. It allowed transistors to operate faster and allowed for the miniaturization of the GPS receiver. However, silicon still remained the chip material of choice due to the price disparity between the two.

https://www.sciencedirect.com/topics/engineering/gallium-arsenide




The internet (1990)

Windows, and video conferencing,Google Maps

Probably the best known invention to come

out of DARPA is the internet. Indeed, if it weren’t for ARPANET, as the internet’s ancestor was known, you wouldn’t be reading this article right now.

The seeds of ARPANET were sown by JCR Licklider, a psychiatrist and computer scientist who in a 1963 memo to colleagues at ARPA described the concept of an “Intergalactic Computer Network”, where many computers are networked together. While he acknowledged some of the limitations of existing programming languages and technology to create such a network, Licklider managed to persuade fellow ARPA scientists Ivan Sutherland and Bob Taylor of the importance of developing the technology.

In 1966, funding was secured to create a computer network and three years later, ARPANET truly came online. It wasn’t until the creation of the World Wide Web at CERN in Geneva in 1990 by Tim Berners-Lee, thought, that the internet really started to explode from the world of research institutions and some businesses into the ubiquitous utility it is today.

https://home.cern/science/computing/birth-web

https://worldwideweb.cern.ch




HAARP HAARP, or the High-frequency Active Auroral Research Program to give it its full name, is a scientific research station and magnet for conspiracy theories. Located in Gakona, Alaska, this joint project between the US Air Force, US Navy, DARPA and University of Alaska Fairbanks investigates the very highest layer of earth’s atmosphere, the ionosphere. Work began on HAARP back in 1993, although the current facility dates from 2007. It uses high frequency radio waves directed at the ionosphere to glean insights both about the layer itself, but also the effects it has on radio communications and how to mitigate them. It’s also looked into other atmospheric events, though, like the creation of plasma trails by lightning.


The military withdrew from the project and the facility was shut down in 2014. While the original plan was to dismantle it, it was handed over to the University of Alaska Fairbanks completely, which now allows researchers to use it on a pay-per-use basis.




Personalized-Assistant-that-Learns (2002)

It may seem strange, but the technology behind Siri and Alexa originated from DARPA-funded military research to make decision making more effective and streamlined. The idea was that relevant information could be curated and presented so that actions could be taken in a more coordinated and timely manne


r. The technology continues to be used and improved for military purposes and has also branched off into commercial uses, making personal assistants available everywhere from your smartphone to many modern cars.

Internet with a Brain

Your browser becomes your personal

assistant and Internet gets a synthetic

consciousness





Cyborg insects If you thought a headless dog robot was strange, the research DARPA has done into insect sentinels is even weirder. In 2006, the organisation announced it was looking for researchers who would help it find a way to implant technology into an insect’s body while it’s in its pupa, thus turning it into a cyborg. Successful entrants had to deliver the insect to within 5m of a target, using either remote control or GPS – and the results are predictably horrifying and somewhat impractical. While it’s unclear if DARPA ever learnt anything useful from the initiative and indeed one researcher told New Scientist he didn’t think cyborg insects would ever become fully-fledged surveillance instruments as it’s impossible to create a power pack that will run the electronics for a long enough time without also being too heavy for the insect to move while wearing it.

Some 13 years later, another call was put out involving insects, this time with the intention of creating conscious robots by mapping the creatures’ brains. In a January 2019 the agency published a brief for artificial intelligence exploration (AIE) proposals involving insects, explaining that their brains could solve the problem of how much energy and time it takes to train increasingly complex AI systems. It also touched on the fact these animals have subjective experiences, and that researching this particular aspect of insect brains “could lead to capability of inference, prediction, generalization and abstraction of problems in systematic or entirely news ways in order to find solutions to compelling problems". The project has in the intervening year and a half become µBRAIN, which you can read more about here.



High-Altitude LIDAR Operations (2010)

LIDAR is a useful, optical-based, 3D mapping and obstacle detecting technology that is used frequently in robotics, autonomous driving, and unmanned aerial vehicles. However, through a DARPA partnership, the US military is also using LIDAR to create high-resolution 3D maps from aircraft.

In particular, the HALOE system is 100 times faster than a typical LIDAR mapping system, capable of mapping half of Afghanistan in only 90 days. This task would otherwise take 30 years using a typical LIDAR system.

https://www.militaryaerospace.com/unmanned/article/16714706/army-moves-forward-with-electrooptical-project-to-use-sensitive-laser-radar-for-widearea-mapping



Atlas Disaster-Response Robot (2013)

Boston Dynamics is now relatively well known within the robotics community. Their robots are highly advanced, stable systems that can perform backflips, run, and are resistant to being kicked or knocked over. Their movements are natural in appearance, a huge technological feat.

Atlas was developed as a result of the DARPA Robotics Challenge, which fostered the creation of robots that could assist humans during disasters.



These are just some highlights from DARPA’s successes but WHATS NEXT ??!!!


Dr. Steven Walker, DARPA Director,

heralds the agency’s past as he looks toward its future in his opening message to attendees at D60, a symposium marking DARPA’s 60th anniversary. He begins with the charter that created the Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA) – now, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) – in response to the Sputnik launch. The charter directed the agency to perform advanced research and development with the primary mission to ensure the United States would never again be surprised by another nation’s technological achievements. Dr. Walker describes the profound impact DARPA’s technologies have had on national security, including portable GPS receivers, unmanned aerial vehicles, and the ARPANET, which became the internet and forever changed the way the world communicates. D60 took place Sept. 5-7, 2018, at Gaylord National Harbor, Oxon Hill, Maryland.


15 Astounding Technologies DARPA Is Creating Right Now

https://www.businessinsider.com/15-current-darpa-innovations-2014-7?r=US&IR=T



https://www.fanaticalfuturist.com/2019/09/new-darpa-neuro-tech-project-will-let-people-telepathically-transmit-images-to-other-peoples-brains/



https://www.fanaticalfuturist.com/2021/03/wireless-brain-to-brain-telepathy-gets-another-darpa-funding-boost-to-go-next-level/



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8u8llXIHswc



https://www.darpa.mil/news-events/2022-22-06

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nBy1piJrq1A&t=5s




https://time.com/4078877/darpa-the-pentagons-brain/



https://www.darpa.mil/attachments/DARAPA60_publication-no-ads.pdf
























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