Scientists Develop Novel Use Of Neurotechnology To Solve Classic Social Problem

groupuscule:

1. Vaguest title ever…

2. This is the outro:

Indeed, Rangel says, it is possible to imagine a future in which, instead of a vote on a proposition to fund a new highway, this technology is used to scan a random sample of the people who would benefit from the highway to see whether it’s really worth the investment. “It would be an interesting alternative way to decide where to spend the government’s money,” he notes.

I listened to an outro on a podcast earlier today about salamanders and stem cells where the interviewer got the scientists to say–one might say admit, as she was a mite shamefaced about admitting it–that this could end with humans growing limbs.

But these dudes, their publicity statement’s avowed outro is that they think it might be great to do some fucked up shit to democracy, Philip K. Dick style. People who do these type of fMRI studies seem like megalomaniacs with a barely suppressed glee at the power they get from reading peoples minds.

Scientists Develop Novel Use Of Neurotechnology To Solve Classic Social Problem

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