this might be a little off topic, but i think that maybe it could fold in to how they decide how well their modification is working.
back when i was a junior in high school i became a participant in National Longitudinal Survey of Youth 1979.
which was ran by these people.
National Opinion Research Center
this is a list of some of their clients
National Longitudinal Surveys
what they did was contact people in our area, what they used for criteria as for who they picked i don't know, but i personally knew two other people
in the survey, one was my girlfriend at the time, the other was my fathers boss's son. i think they did this in order to keep a cross check on us,
over the years, they would always ask if i know anything about what was going on with them.
they asked us a bunch of questions that they had prepared on a survey sheet. they asked about every thing, our life at home, school, work, smoking,
politics, alcohol,drugs,sex just about anything you could think of.
they said the survey was for a labor study. at first the survey only took about 15 mins and they paid us ten bucks, but as time went on they got
longer and they would increase the time.
well after high school i joined the marine corps, and decide that i didn't do to take the survey. one day my commanding officer call me in to his
office and gave me a ass chewing, he had received a called from the DOD
and i was ordered to take the survey. this happened every year, i had no choice. this kinda put a scare in me and i kept on for a few years after i
well that plus a few thing i had seen while i was in the corps, had started me on my right wing whacko conspiracy theorist trip that has last til this
day. after i told them that i no longer would participate in a survey that feed the government information that they would use to control me i caught
a lot of flack.
and to this day they still call and send me letters trying to get me to talk with them.
edit on 27-11-2012 by hounddoghowlie because: (no reason given)