In a collaboration between MIT's electrical engineering department and Media Lab, Ali Rahimi1, Ben Recht, Jason Taylor, and Noah Vawter have evaluated the efficacy of three different styles of aluminum foil helmets in blocking invasive radio signals. Their results were stunning:
The helmets amplify frequency bands that coincide with those allocated to the US government between 1.2 Ghz and 1.4 Ghz. According to the FCC, These bands are supposedly reserved for ''radio location'' (ie, GPS), and other communications with satellites (see, for example, ). The 2.6 Ghz band coincides with mobile phone technology. Though not affiliated by government, these bands are at the hands of multinational corporations.
It requires no stretch of the imagination to conclude that the current helmet craze is likely to have been propagated by the Government, possibly with the involvement of the FCC. We hope this report will encourage the paranoid community to develop improved helmet designs to avoid falling prey to these shortcomings.
It has been proposed that these results apply only to radio waves, but not psychotronic energy. The same article notes that the MIT scientists themselves are funded by the U.S. Government, creating the suspicion that their research was designed to cause the more trusting among the paranoid into removing their aluminum protection.
What is the solution? Trust no one!
(Be sure to check out the nicely illustrated original article. Via BoingBoing.)
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