Tuesday, April 25, 2017

A-"head" of Their Time

Headline: New computers could delete thoughts without your knowledge, experts warn.

(Business Insider image)
For 90 years wearers of tin-foil hats have been mocked as paranoid conspiracy theorists [bold added].
Julian Huxley, brother of "Brave New World" author Aldous Huxley, coined the concept in his 1927 work "The Tissue-Culture King":

"Well, we had discovered that metal was relatively impervious to the telepathic effect, and had prepared for ourselves a sort of tin pulpit, behind which we could stand while conducting experiments. This, combined with caps of metal foil, enormously reduced the effects on ourselves."
They may have been right...but just a little early.

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