Subliminal Acoustic Manipulation of Nervous Systems

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In human subjects, sensory resonances can be excited by subliminal atmospheric acoustic pulses that are tuned to the resonance frequency. The 1/2 Hz sensory resonance affects the autonomic nervous system and may cause relaxation, drowsiness, or sexual excitement, depending on the precise acoustic frequency near 1/2 Hz used. The effects of the 2.5 Hz resonance include slowing of certain cortical processes, sleepiness, and disorientation. For these effects to occur, the acoustic intensity must lie in a certain deeply subliminal range. Suitable apparatus consists of a portable battery-powered source of weak subaudio acoustic radiation. The method and apparatus can be used by the general public as an aid to relaxation, sleep, or sexual arousal, and clinically for the control and perhaps treatment of insomnia, tremors, epileptic seizures, and anxiety disorders. There is further application as a nonlethal weapon that can be used in law enforcement standoff situations, for causing drowsiness and disorientation in targeted subjects. It is then preferable to use venting acoustic monopoles in the form of a device that inhales and exhales air with subaudio frequency.

Hendricus G. Loos, 1997

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Voyeurism Statutes 2009

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“Europeans will not engage in ever-more-sophisticated online activities unless they feel that they, or their children, can fully rely upon their networks. Europe must therefore address the rise of new forms of crime — “cybercrime” — ranging from child abuse to identity theft and cyber-attacks, and develop responsive mechanisms. In parallel, the multiplication of databases and new technologies allowing remote control of individuals raise new challenges to the protection of Europeans’ fundamental rights to personal data and privacy. The internet has now become such a critical information infrastructure for individuals as much as for the European economy at large, that our IT systems and networks must be made resilient and secure to all sorts of new threats” ~ European Commission, Digital Agenda for Europe

National Center for Prosecution of Child Abuse National District Attorneys Association

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Privacy: Where Do We Draw the Line?

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“We can only be sure of being free from surveillance today if we retire to our basements, cloak our windows, turn out the lights and remain absolutely quiet”
~ Gerald La Forest, Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada

Privacy is one of the most comprehensive of all human rights – broad, ambitious and valued around the world. Traditionally understood as the “right to be left alone,” in this technological age, privacy has taken on new dimensions. To experts, privacy is the right to enjoy private space, to conduct private communications, to be free from surveillance and to respect the sanctity of one’s body. To the average Canadian, privacy is a question of power – the ability to control one’s personal information and to remain anonymous by choice. Privacy, however, is not an inalienable right. Where do we draw the line? Where is the balance between social and economic needs such as crime and fraud prevention, health services and business practices on the one hand, and the protection of our private lives on the other? These questions have become all the more critical because once lost, our personal privacy can never be recaptured. As a human right, privacy belongs to everyone. Canadians are all aware of the benefits that technology can bring. But they have never approved of peeping Toms or unauthorized wire-tapping and our criminal laws reflect this.

The Hon. Sheila Finestone, Chair, 1997
Report of the House of Commons Standing Committee on Human Rights
and the Status of Persons with Disabilities

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Condemnation of Human Biomedical Experimentation in Aboriginal Communities and Residential Schools

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The BC Assembly of First Nations, First Nations Summit and Union of BC Indian Chiefs, together with BC Chiefs present at the Assembly of First Nations 34th Annual General Assembly in Whitehorse, Yukon, are deeply upset by the horrifically distressing research that has surfaced recently regarding historic human biomedical experimentation on malnourished Aboriginal communities and children attending Indian residential schools in Canada. A recent research paper by Ian Mosley titled, “Administering Colonial Science: Nutrition Research and Human Biomedical Experimentation in Aboriginal Communities and Residential Schools, 1942–1952,” has been the subject of considerable media attention over the past few days. In his recently published research findings, Mosby, with the Department of History at the University of Guelph, details a series of nutritional studies of Aboriginal communities and residential schools between the years of 1942 and 1952, conducted by nutrition experts, in cooperation with the Canadian government.

UBCIC is a NGO in Special Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations

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Interim Guidelines on Limits of Human
Exposure to Airborne Ultrasound

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The International Radiation Protection Association (IRPA) took on the responsibility for activities in the non-ionizing radiation field by forming a working group in 1974. This working group became the International Non-Ionizing Radiation Committee (INIRC) at the IRPA Congress in Paris in 1977. The IRPA/INIRC in cooperation with the Environmental Health Division of the World Health Organization develops criteria documents on all non-ionizing radiations. These documents include thorough reviews of the available scientific literature, studies of existing national and international standards and their rationale, and evaluations of the health risks of exposure to non-ionizing radiations. They then form a scientific basis and rationale for the development of exposure limits and codes of practice.

International Non-Ionizing Radiation Committee of the International Radiation Protection Association, 1984

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Ethical Aspects of ICT Implants In the Human Body

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Information and communication technologies (ICT) pervade our lives. Thus far, this pervasive influence has mainly involved devices that we use for private purposes or at the work place such as personal computers, mobile phones, laptops and the like. Due to new developments these devices are becoming more and more part of our bodies, either because we wear them (wearable computing) or because they are implanted in our bodies.

Professor Stefano Rodotà and Professor Rafael Capurro
Opinion of the European Group on Ethics in Science and New Technologies to the European Commission

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The Need for Government Oversight Over Do-It-Yourself Biohacking, the Wild West of Synthetic Biology

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In the not too distant past, synthetic biology was limited to well-financed laboratories. Now Do- It-Yourself (DIY) scientists, or “biohackers,” conduct genetic experiments in the comfort of their own homes, garages, and offices. Home laboratories can be set up for the cost of a couple Macbooks. Furthermore, equipment can easily be purchased on ecommerce sites such as Ebay and material used in these experiments are ordered via conventional mail. The term synthetic biology is used and defined in many ways throughout the scientific community. Synthetic biology has been described as engineering biology and is attractive to the private sector, students, and amateur scientists. This field of study appeals to biologists, chemists, and engineers who seek to understand nature, create new drugs, or invent new technologies.

George Blazeski, Seton Hall University

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Cyber criminals target implanted medical devices to hack remotely

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cbc-radioMarc Goodman used to be a Futurist-in-Residence for the FBI figuring out how criminal minds would use new technology. He explains why criminals are head with the latest technology and why some hackers are targeting pacemakers and insulin pumps.

What Is Telemedicine?

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Telemedicine is the use of medical information exchanged from one site to another via electronic communications to improve, maintain, or assist patients’ health status. Closely associated with telemedicine is the term “telehealth,” which is often used to encompass a broader definition of remote health care that does not always involve clinical services. Videoconferencing, transmission of still images, e-health including patient portals, remote monitoring of vital signs, continuing medical education, and nursing call centers, are all considered part of telemedicine and telehealth.

ICU care LLC, Patient-Centered Medical Technologies

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