Contending ‘gainst obedience, as they would
Make war with mankind.
By April 1961 the head of TSS was able to report “we now have a ‘production capability’ ” in brain stimulation and “we are close to having debugged a prototype system whereby dogs can be guided along specific courses.” Six months later, a CIA document noted, “The feasibility of remote control of activities in several species of animals has been demonstrated…. Special investigations and evaluations will be conducted toward the application of selected elements of these techniques to man.”
John Marks, The Search for the Manchurian Candidate, 1979, chapter 12.
For example, though if true that there was some outside influence involved it is kind of funny in a sad, sick kind of way, that Clint Eastwood talking to himself at his table on live television at a Romney event might have been the result of brainhacking. A lot of it is about distracting the target, getting them into a mental state where they lose track of what is happening around them.
Me, “Skipping to the End,” 2015.