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For the reference, the test scene can be watched here. Kay and Zed are observing the participants take the test, and discussing them. The whole thing is absurd: the chairs are good only to crouch inside, but not to do any work (like taking a simple test) in them; the test are sealed in a way that makes them hard to open (the paper rips easily, the pencil ...


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He had to have passed the tests or he wouldn't have been an agent. These aren't real tests, they're psyche tests. Presented with a problem, how do you solve it? The tests are conducted in a way that conformists, with no imagination or natural problem-solving ability, will give predictable results. Only the most perceptive candidate will pass by applying ...


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Using the US government as an example: There are agencies and functions which exist within the Executive Branch of the government whose purposes are to perform certain intelligence gathering operations which may violate US law or which may create embarrassment for a sitting administration. These agencies and functions thus operate under "black budgets" and ...



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