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Brain Hacking

In 1959, Richard Condon wrote one of the most chilling political thrillers of all time — The Manchurian Candidate — about a Korean War prisoner brainwashed by the Communists and transformed into a “sleeper agent.” Unbeknownst to him, he was literally a walking time bomb, hardwired so he could be triggered to carry out an assassination years later by the flashing of a simple sign — the Queen of Diamonds in a game of Solitaire.

Sounds like fiction? Well, fast-forward to 2012. Now, scientists have demonstrated they can “hack” into the human brain, and extract vital secrets, even from unwilling subjects, using technology no more advanced than a video game headset. The mind boggles pondering the possibilities. H/T SourceFed

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