"It’s a cold, moonlit night in the high desert of southern Utah. On a lonely stretch of highway, a young soldier drives en route from his home in Idaho back to his base at Ft. Bliss, Texas. The date is February 20, 1959. Suddenly, there’s a brilliant flash of light in the sky ahead. He stares, spellbound, as it resolves into a strange glowing…something."

Thus begins the strange story of airman Gerry Irwin, which has been extensively researched by David Booher. But what happened to Irwin? Was he an early abductee? Or was he the victim of a bizarre experiment in mind control?
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A research team has taken the application of brain-machine interfaces one step further–and successfully managed to network the brains of groups of animals, into what they call a "brainet". So, what does this mean to you? Just this: if, in the future, you could join a hive mind, you’d be a lot smarter…but also–well–a lot less alone.
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Laws and technologies invading and eroding privacy are widespread and ongoing. Soon, even the sanctity of our private thoughts – and the (highly-compromised) right to make up our own minds – may be quaint artifacts of a bygone era.

As with all other breakthroughs, the convergence of neuroscience and bioengineering brings with it many curses and blessings. And the more advanced the new science becomes, the greater the possibilities for both positive and negative impacts on how humans relate to each other, to animals, to machines, and to the world.
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