I can buy the idea that the brain can be compromised by “low-frequency waves or beams”, but “transmit[ting] suggestions and commands directly into someone’s thought processes”? Nah. At least definitely not yet.[/quote]
I’ve heard of something like this before. I don’t know if it actually exists, but here’s how it supposedly worked.
Normally you hear sound by vibrating the eardrums, and having (whatever part of your ear) interpret that and send the electrical signals to your brain. This would supposedly bypass your eardrum, and directly stimulate the inner portion(s) of your ear.
In other words, I guess you are correct - it wouldn’t go “directly into someone’s thought processes”. The brain would still recognize it as a sound - not it’s own thought processes. But the ‘target’ would probably feel like someone else’ voice was in his head
A. driving someone crazy
B. faking communication from God
C. actually - any situation where you might want to fake a one way telepathic communication… fake alien encounter, whatever
So you gotta be careful Tirib, in case you ever start hearing those God voices in your head again… it could just be someone messin with ya
The human audible range isn’t very big. I just looked it up: 20 Hz to 20,000 Hz. The brain can be affected by much more than just tones in this frequency range. This has nothing to do with the human sense of hearing. What if I put someone’s head in a microwave, or in front of some kind of satellite transmission system? Clearly you won’t hear sound as those things operate in the GHz ranges, but it can affect your brain.
Think about the way a radio works. Given a power source and frequency of oscillation, you make slight modifications (modulation) to that RF energy by modifying amplitude, frequency, etc. I am not a radio expert, so please don’t pick apart my short explanation. I am not a brain-wave expert either. But my point is that it is entirely reasonable that specific information can be transmitted wirelessly to another endpoint that is also receptive to RF energy. Whether or not the human brain can receive/process it (at this time) is really the question.