Dr. Jose “Implant” Delgado

Here’s an io9 article on that actual research involving implants in animals and man. As you’ll see, Dr. Delgado was not full of bull. (In fact he became a matador to dramatically prove he could remote control a bull with only a radio “stimoceiver” to manipulate the animal via the implant).

Again, I remind folks that implants are not required. Acoustic psycho-correction and voice-to-skull are more than capable of manipulating animals and man. This is likely why Delgado’s work went by the wayside. They went “wireless” and he was still stuck with the requirement of surgical implants.

However, the principles appear to be very similar and you can judge what Delgado had in mind from his New York Times interview:

The individual may think that the most important reality is his own existence, but this is only his personal point of view. This lacks historical perspective. Man does not have the right to develop his own mind. This kind of liberal orientation has great appeal. We must electronically control the brain. Someday armies and generals will be controlled by electric stimulation of the brain.

It’s a fascinating story. One that appears to be being played out on a wider scale now (without the implants!).

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