Federal dollars for mapping the brain.

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Federal dollars for mapping the brain.

http://articles.washingtonpost.com/2013-04-05/opinions/38307487_1_brain-research-traumatic-brain-injury-collins

So the feds want to know how our brains work. First step toward universal mind control.

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EXC wrote:

http://articles.washingtonpost.com/2013-04-05/opinions/38307487_1_brain-research-traumatic-brain-injury-collins

So the feds want to know how our brains work. First step toward universal mind control.

There are pros and cons to understanding the human brain and how it works, but the idea of some sort of universal mind control does not seem too far fetched to me either.

 

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EXC wrote:

http://articles.washingtonpost.com/2013-04-05/opinions/38307487_1_brain-research-traumatic-brain-injury-collins

So the feds want to know how our brains work. First step toward universal mind control.

You think the feds need some grand desire or large scale plan to blow millions of dollars? Far more likely that someone who wants to do this research just had the right political connections. You would be hard pressed to find a single field of science that doesn't receive a few million in government grants. 

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I think the government would

I think the government would be the last to be figuring mind control out. They don't have enough money or motivation to match corporations or even some individuals.

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Beyond Saving wrote:You

Beyond Saving wrote:

You think the feds need some grand desire or large scale plan to blow millions of dollars? Far more likely that someone who wants to do this research just had the right political connections. You would be hard pressed to find a single field of science that doesn't receive a few million in government grants. 

Spot on with that one.

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 Why the antagonism over

 Why the antagonism over studying the brain with federal funding? How does this lead to mind control? Why the conspiratorial attitude? By 2050 the percentage of elderly in the US population will be near 50%. The prevalence of Alzheimer's disease will be far greater than what it is now. It's like if the government funds climate change, then you guys will say "now the government wants to control the air we breathe". We need the government to fund basic research now so in the long run we aren't bedridden demented old farts lying in our own feces in some decrepit nursing home.


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Beyond Saving wrote:You

Beyond Saving wrote:

You think the feds need some grand desire or large scale plan to blow millions of dollars? Far more likely that someone who wants to do this research just had the right political connections. You would be hard pressed to find a single field of science that doesn't receive a few million in government grants. 

I don't believe in a grand conspiracy on a conscience level. I believe it is a type of meme, where the game is more and more control. The people that got this free money have these political connections because they are elitist control freaks just like Obama.

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