Day 12: A Quick Excursion to DefCon

Farewell for just a couple days, Bass/Nature Camp… I’ve got to head to Vegas baby. In just two days, I’ll have flown to Vegas, toured the Las Vegas crime lab (including the Secret Service offices), gave pointers to help with an iPhone-related case, and hiked in Death Valley in the Mojave Desert. I’ve never been to Vegas before, and I must say there were plenty of turnoffs to the city, but there were also many amazing things to explore. I barely scratched the surface, but the strip at night has got to be the most lively activity one can do. People are out and walking around everywhere at all hours of the night. Club music is playing everywhere, large volcano shows are going on, fireworks, and much more. What I didn’t care for were all of the losers snapping up a racket trying to hand out tickets for strippers, or the fact that you can’t turn anywhere without seeing some racy advertisement for something sleazy. But if you can ignore that, you can actually have a ton of fun in Vegas at night… just be careful what streets you walk down.

In addition to being jet lagged, as soon as I stepped off the plane, the culture shock of going from the Tennessee countryside to a city like Vegas had already begun giving me anxiety. In Tennessee, we focused on peace and music, and appreciating the stillness of nature and the world around us. Vegas was a sensory overload on all fronts… I heard everything. I smelled everything, I saw more than I wanted to… every single sensory gate in my mind was overloaded and it took a while to clear my head.

I had heard that there were over 10,000 people at DefCon, and I’ve always been anxious of crowds. I have minor agoraphobia, which involves the fear of large crowds and having no escape… DefCon was such a crowd and had us packed like sardines into tiny rooms that were too small for the capacity. My initial anxiety shot up. I can’t say I ever got used to it, but I did manage to hold it together without panicking the entire time.

I thought I’d be saying good-bye to music and nature for two days but I was sorely mistaken. I’m at a hacker conference – what in the world does music have to do with anything? There were some fantastic talks, but the most notable talk I attended was so closely related to music, it echoed what we had learned at camp. The talk was titled, “Weaponizing Lady Gaga’s PhychoSonic Attacks”, and was all about how we use sound to socially engineer people. You can actually hack people through their earbuds. The ears are the one sense that is tied the closest to the mind. It’s also the one sense that people lose last while dying. We receive all kinds of messages through our ears, “Buy this couch!”, or “Eat at Joe’s!”. But beyond that, the study of neurolinguistics allows us to “harmonize” with the brain in many ways. Certain frequencies can invoke certain responses in the human mind. Open source software can be used to add attack vectors to normal everyday music or sound. This is why people in a coma sometimes have a “God channel” on the radio, because the sound outside of us really does affect us, even when we’re not conscious. A Canadian team found that music reduced pain and encouraged better oral feeding in children.

Music can nurture. It can also manipulate. Jack 4 hz of sound into your ears to get deep, dreamless sleep. Go 4-7 hz and your mind will be invoked to meditation and hypnosis. At 8-13 hz, your mind is in a relaxed state and allows you to rest. At 13-40 hz, your beta waves are active and you have a feeling of being “busy”… Finally, at 40hz and greater, you find great insight. This is called the “aha moment”. Now consider that A440 is very close to that frequency. Certain sounds are like pushing buttons. Think, “I want a Pepsi, so I push the button that says Pepsi”. Finding the right frequency to the brain allows for certain responses to be evoked as well. This was used in war for centuries. Bagpipes were used to unhinge people with neural attacks through sound. Speakers were mounted to American choppers in Vietnam, and the speaker showed photos of airplanes filled with speakers used to weaponize sound and use it against our enemy. Every culture has things they’re afraid of. Tapping into those fears through sound has allowed many militaries to weaponize sound. Sound can strike fear into the enemy. LRAD (Long Range Audio Devices) are essentially audio rifles capable of putting the voice of God into people’s minds to surrender and run away, without them even being conscious of it. The Urban Funk Campaign consisted of recordings representing eerie dead people at night to scare superstitious enemies. In fact, our own government has been discovered to use sound against us. The speaker showed us a photo of an LRAD being used at a public health care demonstration to try and incite the crowd to break up.

Music is used by the military as well to invoke certain reactions. The most heavily played song at Guantanamo bay is reportedly Neil Diamond’s, “Coming to America”. The top torture songs at Gitmo include Eminem’s, “White America”, the Barney theme song, and Metallica’s Enter Sandman. Imagine 20 days of Dr Dre and Eminem: utter torture.

Certain frequencies have physiological effects on people. 18.98 hz is the frequency that the eyeball vibrates at. 17 Khz disperses teenagers, and 8 Khz will disperse anybody. Google the “Mosquito Speaker”. Kids now have mosquito ringtones which teachers and parents can’t hear. Hackers went and analyzed the sound at certain Casinos in Vegas, and found that even Vegas uses psychosonics to excite you near the slots, using the Devils’ triads and other techniques outside of the conscious audio spectrum.

The ultimate point of the talk was this: Lady GaGa is a puppet of the illuminati mind control cult.

Manipulating people with sound is very similar to how we play with people’s emotions in music. The frequency determines the “mood”, much like scale and chords help determine mood when playing. But beyond that, certain pulses have certain results, just like in music. Upbeats in spaces of the sonic stream cause stronger reactions than steady streams. Start at a high frequency, then drop down. Start on the upbeat, then move down to the downbeat. Adding space to your pulses will amplify the overall reaction. Now think of music. Dynamics and rhythm have similar effects. Adding space allows the brain to absorb what it just heard, and fill in pieces. It’s very difficult to separate frequency and pulse from a song once it’s injected; it becomes part of the musing.

There are a number of “iDosing” downloads out there created as digital drugs to induce similar effects. Rather than listen to music, kids are playing psychological games with their brain to get high.

Check this out. If you put 440 hz in one ear, and 400 hz in another ear, the 400 get canceled out and you’re left with 40hz.

The moral of the story, and this talk is that you can really screw with people using sound… the same is true in music. And the technique, dynamics, space, rhythm, and other characteristics of music that you use will determine how you affect your listener.

There were many other great talks as well. Zoz gave a talk about how he hacked into and recovered his stolen computer, all while screwing with the computer’s new owner two years after the theft. We learned how to properly hack ATM machines. The wall of sheep continued to show everyone how many people were sending their passwords in the clear. Many people also got their hair whacked into a mohawk to help for a good cause. More DefCon all weekend… tomorrow afternoon, I hit the Mojave Desert for an even more amazing experience.