By Ethan Huff
As if things weren’t already bad enough for Mark Zuckerberg’s baby, Facebook (the world’s least trusted company at this point), now they are apparently working on a secret project behind the scenes that has nothing to do with social media, and everything to do with scanning people’s brains as part of a sinister artificial intelligence (AI) endeavor.
Known as “Building 8,” the research and development venture involves manipulating the human central nervous system in order to build so-called “augmented reality” technologies that blend real life with fantasy. And heading it up is none other than former DARPA executive Regina Dugan, who will spearhead the program’s success – “in the style of DARPA,” of course.
In case you aren’t aware of what DARPA actually is, it’s a program of the United States military-industrial complex. Known in full spell-out form as the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, DARPA is basically the U.S. military’s “high-tech” division, some of its other projects including a $100 million “genetic extinction technology” that involves weaponizing genetically-modified organisms (GMOs) as part of a global eugenics program.
Building upon these and other technologies she learned about while still at DARPA, Dugan will apparently work towards exploiting the human brain in order to input its functionalities into AI systems that, should Zuckerberg one day get his wish, might be used to merge the Facebook application directly into people’s minds.