Conspiracy theorists beware. Your traditional way to make sure the governement, Lizard cabal or whichever shadowy group of your choice is not spying on you may actually be making things worse. Yes, take off that tin foil hat. Quickly!
A recent study conducted by the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science department, MIT, titled On the Effectiveness of Aluminium Foil Helmets: An Empirical Study
, concludes that while the tin foil hat may work against some radio waves it actually amplifies others.
The bad news for the conspiracy theorirst is that the frequencies amplified are those in the 2.6 Ghz (which are allocated for mobile communications and broadcast satellites) and 1.2 Ghz (which are allocated for aeronautical radionavigation and space-to-Earth and space-to-space satellites) bands. So it will do nothing to stop the space based, thought reading, satellites trained on you.
Now the question is: did the government make up the tin foil hat theory to make it easier to spy on us? Or, is this research a plant by them to stop us wearing the hats because
they are effective? I wonder what David Ike's take on this would be?
H/T: The Atlantic