For your last question, I'd think not. ECoG is just metal on the cortex. Damage? Probably. But it's not inserted into the cortex, so you get way worse signal initially. It's advantage is signal doesn't deteriorate over time.
Now the problem with raising the magnetic field strength to get higher resolution is the the distortion of the field. Most of this distortion can be avoided just by shielding everything except what you are going to image in this magnetic shield.
And humans are less likely to have that, right? Because we have never had economic cycles, bubbles; and all government regulations went exactly like how they were supposed to be.
But seriously, if we speed up everything, we will have much smaller bubbles and cycles.
Exactly! Krugman is just a Keynesian, not an economist like Keynes. It's just like Christians to Christ (the famous Gandhi quote). Plus, Krugman won his Nobel prize for what? Model building in macro( international trading, in fact), the voodooist field in an already voodoo study like economy.
Following the same line why not ban companies from hiring from foreign countries with lower minimal wages? Selling retired weapons to build theme parks, anyone? Why not attack the root of the problem which is an oppressive government? Oh, btw, borrow trillions from such a government is obviously not good for the protection of human rights, right?
How do you propose to erase name from a grant? How can anyone show you a publication list without revealing who s/he is? Also, many field are so small that anyone worth his salt (read enough literature) should be able to spot a fellow researcher just from the writing style.
Obviously you haven't read any of the reports. There is at least one as linked by JoshuaZ, a report for a NASA grant for preliminary study, and one by the japan association of space elevator. They have considered more problems with SE than you can think of. Though their prediction of the material development was a bit too optimistic.