The medium levels of hyper state control are the ones in which behavior modification will occur most easily and the ones in which one is most susceptible to posthypnotic suggestion. More important than what has happened in someone's life is how it is interpreted. Brainwash is not necessarily achieved by punishment or reward but by changing the self image, reprogramming and breaking psycho-cybernetic loops, control circuits of affirmation and denial. Humans can tolerate only small amounts of discrepancy between their thoughts and behavior. Goals or outcomes are related to certain behaviors and/or physical things - the way you feel about something.
A traditional technique of memory artists from pre-modern days to today?s television shows is to assemble a large number of places, or loci and place into these receptacles images or simulacra of what is to be remembered. The manipulation of the psychological impact of images in dimensional space to create memorable imprints is a key to how people store vast amounts of information. This mechanism can be manipulated in a reverse fashion. Techniques are used for both mind clearing and amnesia. The suggestion is given that any suggestions given will not be remembered by the conscious mind, but the subject will act upon them none the less. The suggestion is given that the more the subject tries to remember the suggestions, the more they will be forgotten.
It seems likely that in the future nations will be more and more involved in multiple conflicts in which conventional military force cannot be applied. This will involve hostile populations in situations where the application of non-lethal force will be of tactical or political preference. Numerous articles in military publications with titles like "Weapons of Mass Protection: Nonlethality, Information Warfare, And Airpower in The Age of Chaos" refer to this subject. There are a number of physical agents that actively interact or interfere with the biological processes in an adversary in a manner that will provide armed forces the tools to control these enemies without extensive loss of property. These physical agents include acoustic, optical and electromagnetic fields and various combinations thereof combined with behavior control techniques and drugs.
Cold War and Korean War in particular boosted mind control research and the emergence of 'Brain Washing' as a common term. Supposedly the term was coined by a magazine writer later found to be a secret agent of influence. Claiming a 'brainwashing gap', intelligence agencies got the go-ahead for research. Hypnosis, drugs, and psycho-surgery; were tools in this quest for a truth serum and the ability to create agents whose missions could be tortured out of them, or who would not be be aware that they were carrying secret information given to them in an altered state of consciousness. Sophisticated drugs combined with lobotomy and the implantations of electrodes were considered methods for creating "very special agents". Electro-Convulsive Shock, combined with LSD, sedation for days at a time, and constant replaying of the patient?s own voice through helmet-mounted headphones was a notorious recipe for mind control. More advanced technologies have since been researched and tested from Directed Energy Weapons to Hyper Sonic fields and there is strong evidence for political endorsement for the progress of psychophysical control devices. Recent Appraisals of technologies of control offer a grim outlook into the future of these developments