Neural wave technology is at the forefront of this debate. It has an array of civilian applications in the fields of telecommunication and health care, but it is also something that Washington's military planners want to use for their own ends. It would be very easy for civilian use to be usurped by sinister forces or even suppressed altogether with restrictions to a select class of paying customers possessing political connections.
The technology is not as complex as is rocket engineering. It works on the same principle as a holographic projection. Rather than using the visible frequencies of the spectrum, it uses radio frequencies that can be directed and focused toward a fixed or moving position. When the projected pattern is a neural pattern, it is experienced by the person or persons at the focal point as a projection into their own thought space. The content of the projected pattern could be auditory, visual, even kinetic. (Naturally the military is very much interested in the kinetic applications. Imagine a directed energy weapon that could turn the enemy's guns against their own position.)
Who do you feel would be the ideal authority to regulate this technology? Do you believe it should be open to market forces? Do you trust Washington to "do the right thing?"