Yeah but this is a paper bag we are talking about. What non-obvious improvement on the paper bag is worth patenting? Give me a class room of kinder gardeners, recycled paper and glue and one of them will recreate Apple's claimed magic.
Actually the ones overstepping their authority within the government are the traitors. They have spit on the rights of the people they were entrusted to protect. They should be hung for treason. Since they have some control over policy, they have it set up so patriots like Snowden are the criminals. See how that works?
DARPA was flying a beetle around with a remote control in 2006ish. Its been a whole decade. Since then, from what has been published, they have made significant headway with mammals (rats, monkeys, dogs).
Non-invasive forms of mind control have been in development for some time with research papers going back to 2013: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/.... If it is in the public's hands, it's been in DARPA's longer as they have been doing this kind of research for over a decade.
While I'm not some crazy conspiracy theorist and I do believe we are still short of controlling people, it's not as far off as we may think.