- Unknown to most of the world, satellites can perform
astonishing and often menacing feats.
- This should come as no surprise when one reflects on
the massive effort poured into satellite technology since the Soviet satellite
Sputnik, launched in 1957, caused panic in the U.S. A spy satellite can
monitor a person,'s every movement, even when the "target" is
indoors or deep in the interior of a building or traveling rapidly down
the highway in a car, in any kind of weather (cloudy, rainy, stormy).
- There is no place to hide on the face of the earth. It
takes just three satellites to blanket the world with detection capacity.
- Besides tracking a person,'s every action and relaying
the data to a computer screen on earth, amazing powers of satellites include
reading a person,'s mind, monitoring conversations, manipulating electronic
instruments and physically assaulting someone with a laser beam.
- Remote reading of someone,'s mind through satellite technology
is quite bizarre, yet it is being done; it is a reality at present, not
a chimera from a futuristic dystopia!
- To those who might disbelieve my description of satellite
surveillance, I,'d simply cite a tried-and-true Roman proverb: Time reveals
all things (tempus omnia revelat).
- Probably the most sinister aspect of satellite surveillance,
certainly its most stunning, is mind-reading. As early as 1981, G. Harry
Stine (in his book Confrontation in Space), could write that computers
have "read" human minds by means of deciphering the outputs of
- Early work in this area was reported by the Defense Advanced
Research Projects Agency (DARPA) in 1978. EEG,'s are now known to be crude
sensors of neural activity in the human brain, depending as they do upon
induced electrical currents in the skin.
- Magnetoencephalographs (MEGs) have since been developed
using highly sensitive electromagnetic sensors that can directly map brain
neural activity even through even through the bones of the skull.
- The responses of the visual areas of the brain have now
been mapped by Kaufman and others at Vanderbilt University.
- Work may already be under way in mapping the neural activity
of other portions of the human brain using the new MEG techniques. It does
not require a great deal of prognostication to forecast that the neural
electromagnetic activity of the human brain will be totally mapped within
a decade or so and that crystalline computers can be programmed to decipher
the electromagnetic neural signals.
- In 1992, Newsweek reported that "with powerful new
devices that peer through the skull and see the brain at work, neuroscientists
seek the wellsprings of thoughts and emotions, the genesis of intelligence
and language. They hope, in short, to read your mind."
- In 1994, a scientist noted that "current imaging
techniques can depict physiological events in the brain which accompany
sensory perception and motor activity, as well as cognition and speech."
- In order to give a satellite mind-reading capability,
it only remains to put some type of EEG-like-device on a satellite and
link it with a computer that has a data bank of brain-mapping research.
- I believe that surveillance satellites began reading
minds--or rather, began allowing the minds of targets to be read--sometime
in the early 1990s. Some satellites in fact can read a person,'s mind from
- John Fleming is the author of a book called
- 'The War of All Against All: An Analysis of Conflict
- which can be ordered by calling toll free 800-462-6420.
- Paperback, 120 pp., $24, Univ. Press of America