FAQ :: What is Sentient World Simulation?

In 2008 Christopher Ketcham showed that Big Brother is not just eavesdropping and spying on the American people, he is also attempting to predict “what the target will do, where the target will go, who it will turn to for help.

The Pentagon is running an artificial intelligence (AI) program to see how people will react to propaganda and to government-inflicted terror. The program is called Sentient World Simulation. Defense, intelligence and homeland security officials are constructing a parallel world, on a computer, which the agencies will use to test propaganda messages and military strategies.

Called the Sentient World Simulation, the program uses AI routines based upon the psychological theories of Marty Seligman and others. (Seligman introduced the theory of “learned helplessness” in the 1960s, after shocking beagles until they cowered, urinating, on the bottom of their cages.) It features an avatar for each person in the real world, based upon data collected about us from government records and the internet.

Indeed, as noted by Boston University’s Journal of Science and Technology Law, Fox News, the Daily Telegraph and other sources, the Department of Homeland Security is developing an airport scanner to be able to read people’s minds and predict terrorist behavior.

Neuroscientists at UCLA say they can predict–using brain scanning–people’s behavior better than the people themselves can. And Northwestern University announced in July that scientists can read people’s brain waves to detect terrorism.

Is it possible and probable that Big Brother’s AI program is designed to manipulate the American public, to concentrate power, to take away the liberties and freedoms of the American people, and to induce chaos in order to achieve these ends? [1]

[1]. www.informationclearinghouse.info/article 19871.htm.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Synthetic_Environment_for_Analysis_and_ Simulations.