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Invasion of the Brain Spyders

Some astonishing work is being done on the mind – retrieving memories, implanting thoughts, reading thoughts and controlling others with our thoughts. Sound like fiction? It’s not. Using brain decoders, implanted chips and other devices, scientists are learning so much about how the mind works that they’re finding ways to utilize that knowledge for other ends. As usual, while they tout all of the wonderful things that such research can accomplish and how it can change the lives of the injured, it also can be used in far darker ways – and it will.