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Old 12-15-2011, 06:56 AM
 
Location: Israel
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Could hackers develop a 'computer virus' to infect the human mind?
]Synthetic biology is 'out-accelerating evolution' - expert
Bio-crime today is 'like computer crime in the Eighties'
Viruses could be used to influence behaviour - and we
may have to 'learn how to counterattack'
'One of the most powerful technologies in the world'

By Rob Waugh
Last updated at 9:26 AM on 14th December 2011

The field of 'synthetic biology' is in its infancy.
We can 'tweak' the genetics of life forms - but billionaire
entrepreneur Craig Venter only created 'artificial life' for the
first time last year, christening his life form 'Synthia'.
But experts working within the field believe that our expertise
is out-accelerating natural evolution by a factor of millions
of years - and some warn that synthetic biology could spin out of control.
It could lead, says Andrew Hessel of Singularity University,
on Nasa's research campus, to a world where hackers could engineer
viruses or bacteria to control human minds.
Hessel believes that genetic engineering is the next frontier of computing.
'This is one of the most powerful technologies in the world,'
says Hessel 'Synthetic biology - the writing of life.'
'I advocate that cells are living computers and DNA is a
programming language.'
'I want to see life programmed and used to solve global challenges
so that humanity can achieve a sustainable relationship within
the biosphere,' he says.It's growing fast. It will grow faster than
computer technologies.'
He predicts a world where we can 'print' DNA, and even 'decode' it.
But he warned, in a speech at technology conference TXM,
that viruses and bacteria send chemicals into human brains – and
could be used to influence, or even 'control' their host.

A literal virus - injected into a 'host' in the guise of a vaccine,
say - could be used to control behaviour.
Hessel warns that we 'may have to learn how to counterattack'
against such weapons.

Security expert Marc Goodman said, 'Synthetic biology will lead
to new forms of bioterrorism,' and said, 'Bio-crime today is akin
to computer crime in the early Eighties, Few initially recognised
the problem - but it grew exponentially.'
[When billionaire entrepreneur Craig Venter 'created life' last year
by adding synthetic DNA to a bacteria cell, Professor
Julian Savulescu, an Oxford University ethicist, said
'Venter is creaking open the most profound door in humanity's
history, potentially peeking into its destiny.This could be used
in the future to make the most powerful bioweapons imaginable.
The challenge is to eat the fruit without the worm.'
Hessel, however, is generally optimistic about the future of synthetic
biology. The scientist - who had a vasectomy because he
'never trusted the process' of natural reproduction, says
'We are going to make synthetic genomes - human genomes.
It will make cloning look organic. It will make human reproduction
look quaint.'
Computer World blogger Darlene Storm says, 'I know people who
can't even keep their computers protected, updated and patched –
I wonder if they would be more security minded when the
hacking could be lethal?'

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Isn't man fantastic, is their no end to man's creation and manipulation
of the universe. Has he succeeded in becoming like God,
in both creation of the universe from the humble beginnings
of eating the forbidden fruit to this, the ultimate pinnacle
of man's control over the cells, virus and programming of DNA
isn't it just amazing, we have become like the gods

Man, World, 14/12/2011 20:26
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Last edited by s0cratus; 12-15-2011 at 07:08 AM..
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Old 12-15-2011, 06:49 PM
 
Location: The Raider Nation._ Our band kicks brass
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They already did. It's called television.
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Old 12-15-2011, 07:21 PM
 
Location: God's Gift to Mankind for flying anything
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Originally Posted by South Range Family View Post
They already did. It's called television.
Naaah ... it is called the *ON* button on your pooter.

BTW, if you are reading this with your hand on your mouse, your brain has been fried !!!
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Old 12-15-2011, 07:33 PM
 
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Couldn't the OP make the text any smaller and did he/she really have to paste the comments from the blog they copied from?

To answer the OP's question, yes, it's called p0rn.
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Old 12-15-2011, 10:31 PM
 
Location: Vancouver, B.C., Canada
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If you find a tattoo that says "Intel Inside " on the back of your head you may be at risk for a computer virus.... I suggest getting Norton 360 Antivirus protection and Reset your firewall settings and change your password.
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Old 12-16-2011, 09:57 PM
 
Location: God's Gift to Mankind for flying anything
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Guess, the posters who answered, including me, found the answers, but I have one more solution for the OP, since it may be true, no ???

Go the a hardware store, and by a *handle*. Not an expensive one, but just a good cheap one. They usually have the screws with it !!!
Screw that on your computer, and then take the handle into your hands, open a *window*, (the one on the wall of your room !!!), and then throw the computer out the window !!!
Works every time, unless the virus already got to you ...
Have you checked what *GTOLover* mentioned ???
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Old 12-16-2011, 09:59 PM
 
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Please all, treat the OP kind...

Because if we don't the next technology question he/she/it makes will be in 2pt Courier.
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Old 12-17-2011, 01:11 AM
 
Location: Florida
3,359 posts, read 6,353,682 times
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Quote:
Originally Posted by s0cratus View Post
Could hackers develop a 'computer virus' to infect the human mind?
]Synthetic biology is 'out-accelerating evolution' - expert
Bio-crime today is 'like computer crime in the Eighties'
Viruses could be used to influence behaviour - and we
may have to 'learn how to counterattack'
'One of the most powerful technologies in the world'

By Rob Waugh
Last updated at 9:26 AM on 14th December 2011

The field of 'synthetic biology' is in its infancy.
We can 'tweak' the genetics of life forms - but billionaire
entrepreneur Craig Venter only created 'artificial life' for the
first time last year, christening his life form 'Synthia'.
But experts working within the field believe that our expertise
is out-accelerating natural evolution by a factor of millions
of years - and some warn that synthetic biology could spin out of control.
It could lead, says Andrew Hessel of Singularity University,
on Nasa's research campus, to a world where hackers could engineer
viruses or bacteria to control human minds.
Hessel believes that genetic engineering is the next frontier of computing.
'This is one of the most powerful technologies in the world,'
says Hessel 'Synthetic biology - the writing of life.'
'I advocate that cells are living computers and DNA is a
programming language.'
'I want to see life programmed and used to solve global challenges
so that humanity can achieve a sustainable relationship within
the biosphere,' he says.It's growing fast. It will grow faster than
computer technologies.'
He predicts a world where we can 'print' DNA, and even 'decode' it.
But he warned, in a speech at technology conference TXM,
that viruses and bacteria send chemicals into human brains and
could be used to influence, or even 'control' their host.

A literal virus - injected into a 'host' in the guise of a vaccine,
say - could be used to control behaviour.
Hessel warns that we 'may have to learn how to counterattack'
against such weapons.

Security expert Marc Goodman said, 'Synthetic biology will lead
to new forms of bioterrorism,' and said, 'Bio-crime today is akin
to computer crime in the early Eighties, Few initially recognised
the problem - but it grew exponentially.'
[When billionaire entrepreneur Craig Venter 'created life' last year
by adding synthetic DNA to a bacteria cell, Professor
Julian Savulescu, an Oxford University ethicist, said
'Venter is creaking open the most profound door in humanity's
history, potentially peeking into its destiny.This could be used
in the future to make the most powerful bioweapons imaginable.
The challenge is to eat the fruit without the worm.'
Hessel, however, is generally optimistic about the future of synthetic
biology. The scientist - who had a vasectomy because he
'never trusted the process' of natural reproduction, says
'We are going to make synthetic genomes - human genomes.
It will make cloning look organic. It will make human reproduction
look quaint.'
Computer World blogger Darlene Storm says, 'I know people who
can't even keep their computers protected, updated and patched
I wonder if they would be more security minded when the
hacking could be lethal?'

[SIZE=3]http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2073936/Could-hackers-develop-virus-infect-human-mind.html[/SIZE]

Comments (20)

Isn't man fantastic, is their no end to man's creation and manipulation
of the universe. Has he succeeded in becoming like God,
in both creation of the universe from the humble beginnings
of eating the forbidden fruit to this, the ultimate pinnacle
of man's control over the cells, virus and programming of DNA
isn't it just amazing, we have become like the gods

Man, World, 14/12/2011 20:26
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Interesting, scary, and plausable...

In the past drugs like LSD or other mood altering drugs...psp ect ect...probable could play such a role...but the outcome would be uncontrollable...and left up to the infected induvisuals own personality, nightmares, fears and joys to didctate subsequent behavior or illusions...

But with micro computer type bugs in the brain, actually controling mood and actions, takes it into a whole different realm...

if they're writing about it, that means it's already been done or practiced in a lab...on animals, or maybe even people...
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Old 12-17-2011, 01:25 AM
 
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I have to go back and see where I saw this... but there was research done on controlling the brain. They were effectively able to remove ethical reasoning from the decision making process by stimulating certain areas of the scalp with electromagnetic waves. Participants made different decisions before and after. It was interesting.

When these techniques develop, I think it could be possible.
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Old 12-17-2011, 03:40 AM
 
Location: Florida
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They've discussed stuff like this on the Art Bell show years ago...

He would alway have anonymous guests on, late at night, and they would discuss such 'weapons'...mind control...but they were based more on waves...some kind of wave or frequency device that could effect moods, or even disrupt bodies electrical pulse and shut the body down...or something like that...

Or like pointing a high power microwave beam at someone, and cooking them while they walk...
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