The media is full of reports on the recent advances in cognitive neuroscience, as researchers ponder the neural code and how it can be deciphered. Eliza Boria is an MIT student who learns that the neural code was already deciphered by the U.S. Government and that the technology to create computer-controlled humans ("Cybernatons") was already tested in the Soviet Union during the Cold War with the first orbit of Sputnik in 1957. Eliza’s grandmother, Bernice Figueroa, traveled to Russia with cybernetic pioneer Norbert Weiner when he gave his lectures on cybernetics and planted the idea of using cybernetics for the advancement of eugenics to create a master race. Eliza finds herself catapulted into the combined efforts of the CIA and FBI to prevent the workings of the neural code from being used by leaders of the underground modern day eugenics movement. When Eliza partakes in a government funded study at MIT that results in the sweltered brains of its subjects, it serves as a warning that deciphering the neural code is a threshold modern day scientists should not cross. Eliza’s background has prepared her to be the one to stop the leaders of the modern day eugenics movement from making their diabolical plans a reality.
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Published September 21, 2008
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