“Reality is what we say it is”
Very few understand how advanced technology really is behind the scenes at the military and DARPA. For example, the internet, when released to the public in the mid 1990’s, came from DARPA.
DARPA had the speeds of the internet, and faster at that time, than we have today. (Why did the military release the internet to us in the first place?)
Below is a video of a fake city being “hologrammed” over a city in China. Additionally, a city of a small area in Africa was also “Blue Beamed” in the skies a couple of years ago.
Project Bluebeam is one of the code names for this type of virtual reality as well as voice recognition technology that allows your voice to be digitialized and then copied to near perfection to create your voice to be used by another.
This is why you are constantly having to use your voice when speaking to pay a credit card bill on the phone, or ask questions to a tech rep. All our voices are recorded to be stored for use, or abuse, later by this technology. This is also likely how the cell phone calls on 9/11 (when air cell phones were not even possible!) were used to talk with family and love ones from the airplanes during the alleged hijackings.
Please note the technology has existed for decades as this video clip shows.
By William M. Arkin
Special to washingtonpost.com
Monday, Feb. 1, 1999
Digital morphing — voice, video, and photo — has come of age, available for use in psychological operations. PSYOPS, as the military calls it, seek to exploit human vulnerabilities in enemy governments, militaries and populations to pursue national and battlefield objectives.
To some, PSYOPS is a backwater military discipline of leaflet dropping and radio propaganda. To a growing group of information war technologists, it is the nexus of fantasy and reality. Being able to manufacture convincing audio or video, they say, might be the difference in a successful military operation or coup.
Allah on the Holodeck
Pentagon planners started to discuss digital morphing after Iraq’s invasion of Kuwait in 1990. Covert operators kicked around the idea of creating a computer-faked videotape of Saddam Hussein crying or showing other such manly weaknesses, or in some sexually compromising situation. The nascent plan was for the tapes to be flooded into Iraq and the Arab world.
The tape war never proceeded, killed, participants say, by bureaucratic fights over jurisdiction, skepticism over the technology, and concerns raised by Arab coalition partners.
What if the U.S. projected a holographic image of Allah floating over Baghdad?
But the “strategic” PSYOPS scheming didn’t die. What if the U.S. projected a holographic image of Allah floating over Baghdad urging the Iraqi people and Army to rise up against Saddam, a senior Air Force officer asked in 1990?
According to a military physicist given the task of looking into the hologram idea, the feasibility had been established of projecting large, three-dimensional objects that appeared to float in the air.
But doing so over the skies of Iraq? To project such a hologram over Baghdad on the order of several hundred feet, they calculated, would take a mirror more than a mile square in space, as well as huge projectors and power sources.
And besides, investigators came back, what does Allah look like?
The Gulf War hologram story might be dismissed were it not the case that washingtonpost.com has learned that a super secret program was established in 1994 to pursue the very technology for PSYOPS application. The “Holographic Projector” is described in a classified Air Force document as a system to “project information power from space … for special operations deception missions.”
War is Like a Box of Chocolates
Voice-morphing? Fake video? Holographic projection? They sound more like Mission Impossible and Star Trek gimmicks than weapons. Yet for each, there are corresponding and growing research efforts as the technologies improve and offensive information warfare expands.
Whereas early voice morphing required cutting and pasting speech to put letters or words together to make a composite, Papcun’s software developed at Los Alamos can far more accurately replicate the way one actually speaks. Eliminated are the robotic intonations.
Ernst Stavro Blofeld uses this device to convince the world at large that he is Willard Whyte and not to arouse any suspicions about Whytes kidnapping by imitating his voice. Later in the film Bond uses a similar device designed by Q to imitate the voice of Bert Saxby to gain information about Willard Whyte’s hostage locatio
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