|Imperio! Make them all do the psychic Macarena!|
OK, although I suspect they've already been doing this in the intelligence community for decades (See MKULTRA, ARTICHOKE, MONARCH, etc.), I can see a few things wrong with using this on soldiers in combat:
When a psychic soldier dies, will he broadcast his death experience to his comrades in arms? Think it's emotionally traumatic to witness death now? What kind of PTSD will these soldiers have then? Will their comrade's life pass before all their eyes, literally?
Could this system be hacked? Could someone jam the channel with, say, Annoying Orange videos (OMG NO!), or orders to march the opposite way? What if someone gets hit in the head or is in great pain and can't stop broadcasting? What about someone getting captured and tortured in order to make them broadcast? Is it possible to amplify the broadcast so as to hurt or distract the receivers with its volume? Could someone be psychically tortured?
Would someone's secret thoughts also be audible? What about the mental babble we all have day in and day out? Would this pretty much obliterate Don't Ask Don't Tell?
Would the soldiers, like Dumbo without his feather, develop the ability to do this without the central command computer link? (that would be cool actually, then they could psychically bitch about their mission without the Central Scrutinizer hearing).
Would their implants (if implants are involved) be removed when they leave the service, or will they be left in, leaving the soldiers vulnerable to a hacked after-market communications system, unintended RF from badly shielded appliances, or cancer like microchipped pets sometimes get at the implant site? Or some kind of Bat Signal being used to call them back to duty? (but maybe it's a hacker!).
Would the ability to communicate psychically become addictive? Would the soldiers resist being unchipped, or fall despondent at the loss of their abilities after their tour of duty?
Would soldiers become only able to relate to others like them, feeling like non-psychics just don't understand them, the way vets sometimes feel about civilians now only even worse?
Would drinking or drugs dull the soldier's ability to use the psychic apparatus? Would they be abused in order to dull the noise on the line?
Would it create another shorthand language like texting has created?
If you think getting veterans disability benefits for PTSD or blunt head trauma is difficult, try getting benefits for psychic injuries!!!
Would corporations start using this for uber-secret board meetings? What about groups like the Bilderbergs? They wouldn't need to leave their executive armchairs and jet to some other city. Just start thinking and uplink to the Borg.
Mitsubishi has developed nano-RFID's that are the size of powder. These could be inhaled, and also in other experiments, nanoparticles have breached the blood-brain barrier, so what's to stop someone from aerial spraying of nanomachines that go to people's brains? Such machines could be used to disrupt the psychic soldiers, make it easier to read someone's brain waves the way barium is used in X-rays, or even as a receiver to amplify broadcasts of simulated brain waves - generalized emotions or ideas. Or just make people into zombies. (Hey, maybe that's what's wrong with those damn kids!) Also if Mitsubishi has invented it, perhaps the military already had years ago and it's just now filtering out into the private sector.
Actually, speaking of nanomachines being sprayed, there is a skin disease called Mogellons that resembles psoriasis but also has unexplained wiry fibers in the sores that sometimes poke out. Some people think it's an environmental disease caused by exposure to nanomachines being sprayed for agricultural or experimental purposes. Perhaps rogue nanomachines are building these fibers and acting like an infection. Or it could be a souped-up kind of fungus that has a fiber form. (or both! Who's to say a nanomachine can't be made of fungus?)
I've been researching cures for it online, and one cure I found someone talking about was to bathe in water with detergent with color-safe bleach and alfalfa pills in it. Who knows. I guess one could try it on a patch to see if it works. The worst that would happen is you'd irritate your skin some more, and perhaps be left with a bunch of detergent and some alfalfa pills you don't know what to do with. Sounds like a cheap experiment to me.
Some detergent has RFID's in it, but I'm not sure if it's the detergent itself or the package it comes in. The manufacturers are using it to geolocate the homes of whoever buys their detergent for marketing purposes. (I bet they have a lot of hits at the dump now if it's just the package). This is disturbing because one might wonder what other products are being used to geolocate homes. Boxes of ammo, perhaps? MRE's sold to civilians? Eek!