Future facts of life lie deep within present day fiction. With the development of all sorts of B.M.I.s (Brain machine interfaces),we can only wonder what the future of mind control will shape up to be. As our ability to communicate with the brain increases so do the potentials to create what i call a human robot, or a hubot (lol).
Time for some present day future
Introducing the Long Range Acoustic Device
This type of technology has opened up the ability to send the brain direct input in the form of sound harmonix. New scientist reported on a military weapon back in 2008 called MEDUSA (Mob Excess Deterrent Using Silent Audio)
Soldiers barking orders at each other is so 20th Century. That's why the U.S. Army has just awarded a $4 million contract to begin developing "thought helmets" that would harness silent brain waves for secure communication among troops. Ultimately, the Army hopes the project will "lead to direct mental control of military systems by thought alone."
Source: Time Magazine
Sometimes I wonder if mind controlling isn't already taking place Currently, most people would consider this just another science fiction dream, but this is just the tip of what is known and talked about. I would not rule out nanotech based mind controlling weapons at some point.
So what is the big deal you ask, well it's the possibilities that add up to the sum of all fears.
Lets not be silly now folks the need to "mind control" people won't even be necessary once we have perfected cloning and turned a body into nothing more than a biological shell to a Ai based system. The only thing left to do is to ask who is really in control the machine or the man?