It’s true. It’s also horrifying in its implications. However, it does beg the question: Why has it taken so long?
Then again Phantacea has, quite rightly, been accused of what might called retro-dating — meaning: assigning to the past what we can’t or can barely do today. To suchlike Nabobs of Negativity, check this out:
Yes, Cerebrus is detaching himself from a huge computer in pHantacea-pHact built in the early 1950s but pH-4, whence this Ian Bateson panel, came out in 1979.
Now consider this. It’s from Technology — the BBC online dated April 23, 2013. The article’s entitled: “Samsung works on mind-control tablet”. It’s here.
Who does the fellow in the contraption remind you of?
Among the interesting points raised in the article, how about this: “[A designer] also envisages a future where mind-control headsets are used to gauge moods – so a focus group may use it to get a sense of how a crowd is responding to a politician, for example.”
Forget the old whimsy: “If thoughts could kill”. How much longer before they do?