THE LILLY WAVE – riding on 60Hz into our homes and into our minds!

Electrical Stimulation of the BraIn

The goal was to find an electric current waveform with which animals could be stimulated through implanted electrodes for several hours per day for several months without causing irreversible changes in threshold by the passage of current through the tissue.

Many waveforms, including 60-cps. sine-wave current could apparently be used safely for these limited schedules of stimulation. They could not be used for the intensive, long-term schedule of chronic stimulation. Electric current passed through the brain can cause at least two distinct types of injury: thermal and electrolytic.

The technical problem in chronic brain stimulation is to stay above the excitatory threshold and below the injury threshold in the neuronal system under consideration. This result can be achieved most easily by the proper choice of waveforms and their time courses; and less easily by the choice of the range of repetition frequencies and train durations.

The previous wave forms used in neurophysiology and in neurosurgery injured the neurons when unidirectional current passed through the brain. Dr. Lilly developed a new electrical wave form to balance the current, first in one direction and then, after a brief interval, in the other. Thus ions moving in the neurons would first be pushed one way and then quickly the other way, stimulating the neurons and leaving the ions in their former positions within the neurons. This new wave form was called a balanced bidirectional pulse pair, or the Lilly Wave. Microscopic studies of brains stimulated with this balanced pulse pair showed that there was no injury of the neuronai networks from this kind of stimulation.

Waveform of stimulating current: pulse pairs of current resulting from quasi-differentiation, with passive electrical elements, of a rectangular pulse. Measured at 2 percent of the peak, the duration of the positive pulse (upward) is 34 µsec, and the duration of the negative pulse (downward) is 28 µsec.

Smart Meters: Are They Spying On You?

Smart Meters: Are They Spying On You?

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Smart meters could potentially be used as spying or “monitoring” devices, according to a new report by a technology publication. Smart Grid News, a “mouthpiece” for the high-tech meter industry, stated that off-label uses of smart meters abound in the near future. The devices utilize wireless radios to communicate data about electrical usage, which makes them easy targets for cyber hackers, according to many technology experts. As former Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said, a cyber attack on the power grid is a matter of when, not if. Some feel that a nationwide smart grid and smart meters increase the likelihood of such an attack occurring on a devastating scale.

 Along with an increased push for smart meter installation nationwide comes backlash over the intrusive nature of the electricity gauging devices. Smart grid and smart meters opponents vocally opposed the gathering of personal usage information via mandatory connection or installation to a high-tech electrical system. The antiquated nature of the power grid is a major concern for many security experts and Americans in general.

Excerpt from smart meters report on Smart Grid News:

“Soon, the idea of using smart meters to simply tell us how much electricity is being used at any given time will seem similarly archaic. One of the next areas of value comes from taking smart meter data and ‘disaggregating’ it to tell us exactly how customers are using electricity. Do external devices already do this? Sure. Just as progress in the smart phone world reduced the need for external devices, cameras, alarm clocks, radios, pedometers, navigation systems, etc, the ability to get accurate, appliance level feedback, without the need to invest in external hardware, is the next step in the world of smart meters. Studies indicate that the more specific the information, the better the conservation impact. “

Although the conservation information presented to customers is billed at merely a guide to help residents use less energy, the reduction of energy might not remain voluntary forever. Thousands of utility workers could reportedly be laid-off because smart meters eliminate the bulk of the need for meter readers.

According to the Stop Smart Meters group, the smart grid devices do not always emit less RF (radio frequency) exposure than a cell phone — as some utility companies allegedly state. “People are becoming increasingly aware of the potential harm done by chronic exposure to RF radiation-emitting devices and are taking steps to change how they use them. Most people are not offered a wired smart meter and you can’t turn it off once it is installed,” the group contends.

Former CIA Director David Petraeus once stated that WiFi connected devices, such as appliances commonly found inside many homes, will “transform the art of spying.” Petraeus also said that spies will be capable of monitoring Americans without going inside the home or perhaps even acquiring a warrant. He went on to state that remote control radio frequency identification devices, “energy harvesters,” sensor networks, and small embedded severs all connected to an internet network will be all that is necessary for clandestine intelligence gathering.

People rally against smart meters in Burnaby

People rally against smart meters in Burnaby

Jennifer Moreau / Burnaby Now
June 16, 2014 01:42 PM

 From left, Carl Kartz and Dennis Pederson sang protest songs at the anti-smart meter rally in Burnaby on Saturday.   Photograph By Chun Chow/BURNABY NOW

 A few dozen people rallied against smart meters in front of a B.C. Hydro office in Burnaby on Saturday.
The rally, organized by Citizens for Safe Technology and the Coalition to Stop Smart Meters, was part of a series of similar events across the province.
“We’re really happy with how the rally went; it went quite well. We’d like to see more members out, but considering it was our first time, it went well,” said Mission resident Lori Giesbrecht, one of the organizers of the Burnaby event.
The group is concerned about the health impacts of the wireless technology used with smart meters, while B.C. Hydro maintains the devices are safe.
The local event was at Burnaby’s Fraser Foreshore Park, across the street from a B.C. Hydro on Glenlyon Parkway.