The race to decode the brain continues, and quickens by the day. A wild array of new possibilities are opening in the field of mind control. The mind control of the future forgoes all pretense at indirectly altering perception through media and politics, or even mind-altering drugs and environmental toxins. The mind control of the future goes straight into direct programming and rewiring of the human brain.
These new mind control techniques are being introduced in gadgets that create a brain-computer interface, magnetic manipulation via "neural dust," and even the direct uploading of the contents of our brain. One must then consider the subsequent hacking of our minds in the digital realm.
Memory research is a key component of this as well, and neuroscientists are making great strides to ensure that our memories are destined to become fully controllable.