The evolving discipline of neuroscience is really shining light on the socialogical uses of understanding the mind which for many people is the lure to control someones mind.
Many advances are being made in controlling minds via various methods:
- Fibre optic
- Cognitive suggestion
Stay tuned for the full low down on each as each is evolving daily with new findings coming to light and interacting with each other in unforeseeable ways.
Some citations to follow of interest here include:
Thaler, R. H., Sunstein, C. R. & Balz, J. P. in The Behavioral Foundations of Public Policy (ed. Shafir, E.) Ch. 25 (Princeton Univ. Press, 2013).
Kailath, T. Linear Systems (Prentice-Hall, 1980).