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CHAPTER 7

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Brain Interfaces

Physically Accessing the Brain 126

Disabling the Mind 131

Two Directions of Information 132

Active Subjects 144

Dismantling Two Sci-Fi Brain-Tech Myths 151

Where Are the Thought Interfaces? 153

Brain Interfaces: A Minefield of Myths 155

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Figure 7.1Buck Rogers, “War of the Planets” (c. 1939).

Buck tightens the chinstrap on the tall mind-control helmet placed on Killer Kane’s head (Figure 7.1). Kane’s face goes blank and expressionless. Buck says, “You’ll take orders from me now, Kane,” before walking him to the space radio ...

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