20 August 2005
It was the interiors of all those skulls that intrigued the secret researchers who all worked behind innocuous storefronts scattered throughout the world. They e-mailed each other with their ideas, and collectively dreamed of harnessing the brainpower of the world. It would be marvelous, they said, to build a parallel processor composed of all the individual brains on the planet. The lone dissenter was drowned out in the general buzz of excitement that most of them felt for the mere possibility of ultimate power. The dissenter does not understand reality, they said. The dissenter is not part of the loop.