BBC Acorn/Archimedes and MK Ultra PART 1: Bridging the Mind to the Computer

“MK Ultra never ended” is a term I see being thrown around here and there but ask them why and you might find it difficult to get an explaination.

What I have come to learn is that MK Ultra all centres around ARM, a computer language  architecture that most of the worlds biggest tech giants revolve around. Elon Musk, Bill Gates, the late Steve Jobs and computer programmers all around the world will be very familiar with this computer construct. What many may not realise is that this computer technology has been around us for more than 30 years and began on a machine that was partly funded by the British Broadcasting Corporation.

ARM, originally Acorn RISC Machine, later Advanced RISC Machine, is a family of reduced instruction set computing (RISC) architectures for computer processors, configured for various environments. British company ARM Holdings develops the architecture and licenses it to other companies, who design their own products that implement one of those architectures—‌including systems-on-chips (SoC) and systems-on-modules (SoM) that incorporate memory, interfaces, radios, etc. It also designs cores that implement this instruction set and licenses these designs to a number of companies that incorporate those core designs into their own products.” Reference

I wonder how many people remember the BBC/ACORN Archimedes computers? British children born in the 70’s/80’s are likely to remember them being used in schools and universities during the 1980’s and early 90s as part of student education, whilst many teachers and professors would have been involved in their development. Many of these machines featured learning and games programs as well as primitive word processing tools.

By today’s standards the Acorn Archimedes computer could be considered to be extremely slow and basic, yet these computers were some of the first to incorporate ARM architecture, a computer language which is a standard used in modern mobile and tablet devices. ARM architecture is essentially the backbone which makes up any particular computer system that is designed today. It could be compared to how an architect designs a building around the physics of the real world. Therefore, if a computer company or individual wishes to build a new processor, a licence must be obtained in order to use the ARM architecture.

“Companies can obtain an ARM architectural licence for designing their own CPU cores using the ARM instruction sets. These cores must comply fully with the ARM architecture. Companies that have designed cores that implement an ARM architecture include Apple, AppliedMicro, Broadcom, Cavium, Nvidia, Qualcomm, and Samsung Electronics.” -Wikipedia

Sumerian/Chinese Maths Systems and A.R.M

From what I understand, ARM at its core incorporates a very basic Sumerian/Chinese mathematical system.

The system itself was found to make large calculations easier, particularly multiplication and division using very simple rule sets. It was this system that modern mathematicians found to be the quickest and easiest methods to work with when it came to computer design.

This system allows, addition, subtraction, Multiplication and Division to be represented as a physical map, hence the architecture of ARM has patterns of number much like geometry. You could say that modern computers in some ways are more or less physically shaped by the numerical system that they use in order to represent data.

The father of the modern computer Alan Turin was well aware of this, and is why some of his most exotic studies involved those of self organizing systems in nature. These studies included the analysis of aerial reconnaissance pictures taken of land forms such as coastlines and forests.

LSD and Technology: The MK Ultra Connection.

After doing a bit of digging online, it seems that one of the BBC Micro/ACORN computers incorporated a computer processor made by Rockwell (a now defunct aerospace manufacturer). More specifically, the Model B+64 featured a “Rockwell Semiconductor 6512A at 2 MHz” built by Conexant Systems, Inc a division of Rockwell International, before being spun off as a public company.

Teledyne is a company that is still running today and has been noted for buying out some of the worlds leading technology manufacturers. Rockwell Scientific Company LLC was one company bought out by Teledyne (major US defence contractor) in 2006 for $167.5 million in cash?!?!?!?!?! Its not often you hear a story like that, almost like something out of a film where a deal is made with a briefcase full of cash.

Teledyne, Conexant Systems and Rockwell all have a link to the CIA Project MK Ultra through a man called Alfred Matthew Hubbard.

Hubbard was directly involved with MK Ultra, particularly in the area of LSD experimentation but he is also noted for being involved with other projects, particularly in engineering. Alfred Matthew Hubbard was referred to as the “Johnny Appleseed of LSD” and known to his peers as “The Captain”.

From a google books source, it would appear that Alfred Matthew Hubbard was once an employee for Teledyne in 1960.

Martin A. Lee and co-author Bruce Shalin strongly indicate that Captain was in fact an asset in their classic study Acid Dreams: A Complete Social History of LSD: The CIA, the Sixties, and Beyond:

“The Captain also engaged in undercover work for a number of other government agencies, including the Federal Narcotics Bureau and the Food and Drug Administration (at a time when both organizations were assisting the CIA’s drug testing programs.) During the mid-1960s he was employed by Teledyne, a major defence subcontractor, as ‘director of human factors research.’ In this capacity Hubbard served as adviser and consultant to a combined navy and NASA project that involved testing the effects of psycho-chemical agents on newly designed ‘helicopter avionics system.’

Teledyne worked closely with various government organizations, including the CIA, to apply these techniques to additional areas of military interest.

“While Hubbard was not a CIA operative per se, his particular area of expertise –hallucinogenic drugs –brought him into close contact with elements of the espionage community.”…ver-Apple.html

Information on Alfred Matthew Hubbard is limited but what seems clear is that LSD played a critical part in the development of computer technology. My reasons for this are based on a few aspects. The first is clear that Conexant, Rockwell and Teledyne had some use for LSD experiments through their connection to Hubbard and the CIA. The second is what is described by Michael S Schnider in the video to be computers links to natural mathematics.

Our own brains are natures most powerful computers and in terms of mathematical calculations, the Sumerian/Chinese methods of number crunching is what both our minds and computers are suited to. It could be considered that natures own mathematical system or key is the same system.

Therefore, MK Ultras LSD experiments are most likely to have been conducted as “brain hacks” in order to open up and study the mind for its secrets. Computers would have been used alongside to input the results for use in further experimentation drawn from conclusive data.

Bridging the gap between computer technology and mind altering substances is a contrast, but ultimately, LSD was studied uniformly as a substance that had the potential to ‘program’ human beings. It is why many MK Ultra victims suffered greatly under the horrors of the experiments which included  methods of torture, sensitization/desensitisation techniques, sleep deprivation, starvation and so on.

Whilst LSD usage has been known for its negative effects, Alfred Matthew Hubbard is understood to have been an advocate of its usage for the bettering of humanity. But considering what MK Ultra did to people, it is likely the drug movements of the 60’s and 70’s were the first steps to introducing LSD on a large scale in order to divert public attention away from what was really happening. We could also look at other drug experiments such as The Jonestown Massacre, LSD Food poisoning at Pont-Saint-Esprit, in the Gard, southeast France 1951 and the Charles Manson Cult to see that these experiments were operating in plain site but were being spun as something else.

LSD can potentially turn on parts of the brain that are otherwise inactive at certain times of the day such as when we sleep. Therefore the experience of LSD can render a person out of touch with the balanced projection of the reality they perceive around them. Certainly if the unconscious projection we experience when sleeping can become activated under the influence of LSD, then a persons perceptions can seem to feel timeless and unworldly, much like the dream-state becoming a reality.

Modern AI has evolved to calculate incredibly complex mathematical problems within fractions of a second. Perhaps the most ground breaking event was when DNA code was cracked for the first time during the 90’s. DNA code is vastly complex and many thought it would not be able to be cracked for many years to come. GM (genetically modified) foods would not have been possible without computer advancements as computer were used to fill in the ‘gaps’ of DNA that would have otherwise taken many years just to complete one single sequence.

In a matter of 35 years, we have moved from silicon processors to quantum processing. In terms of practical needs, quantum processing  is not really a nessessity for the home environment. In fact, computing power used on todays modern machines is far beyond capable of dealing with office based tasks. Quantum computing is perhaps something that could be viewed as a server processor for the future, one which intends to act as a network of host computers that will crunch large amounts of data for millions of computers at a time, all in real-time.



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