Re: Ratbots, human slavery and paranoiacs

From: Walter Hicks (
Date: Tue May 07 2002 - 11:41:46 EDT

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    Some of this can be really good also. I have a friend who suffered from
    Parkinson's and could not do a thing for himself. They implanted
    electrodes inside a specific area of his brain and hardwired controls to
    them. He can now adjust the controls to eliminate all the shaking and to
    allow him to walk normally.

    Controlling rats like that seems a bit cruel to me.


    Glenn Morton wrote:
    > Here is another thing to discuss==RoboRats.
    > When I was in college there was a paranoiac living in my rooming house(I ran
    > a rooming house) who was convinced that the government could read his mind
    > through the TV set when an airplane flew over. I thought of him when I read
    > the science news report at
    > It seems that electrodes placed in the pleasure centers of the rats brains
    > allow external control of the rat--science fiction has again become fact.
    > If applied to people, what a way to have slavery. Do what the master wants
    > and he punches a button to give you a warm feeling, the sensation of an
    > orgasm or any other pleasurable experience. But do what he doesn't want and
    > he makes you feel like you are on fire. The paranoiac friend was wrong,
    > they don't read your mind through the TV, they control it!
    > glenn
    > see
    > for lots of creation/evolution information
    > anthropology/geology/paleontology/theology\
    > personal stories of struggle

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