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26 Usht25th Feb 2011 12:10:43 AM from an arbitrary view point.
Lv. 3 Genasi Wizard
Oh, a thousand years? Psh, anything can happen during that time, but within the next generation? It's going to take something drastic for the US to allow everyone to afford such implants using their own money. The same pretty much goes for all other countries, except, you know, that one country in Europe (starts with an M?) that's slightly larger than the Vatican and full of filthy rich people.
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27 Deboss25th Feb 2011 12:48:46 AM from Awesomeville Texas
I see the Awesomeness.
So, wireheads?
Nihilist Hippie
I would sign up to be non-functioning wirehead right now. Ideally I would like to have personal achievements and relationships and what not along with it. But I don't have any of these things, so I don't feel I would lose anything. It's kind depressing to me, but still true. And that's pretty much why I really want people to be happier in general, through any means possible. Now I don't feel very good.
"Had Mother Nature been a real parent, she would have been in jail for child abuse and murder." -Nick Bostrom
29 Barkey25th Feb 2011 01:53:14 AM from Bunker 051 , Relationship Status: [TOP SECRET]
War Profiteer
Oh my GOD sign me up! I want one!

I already kind of like working out, but if this thing would make me happy to do pushups.. Oh fuck yeah.
The AR-15 is responsible for 95% of all deaths each year. The rest of the deaths are from obesity and drone strikes.
The Ant King
This makes me extraordinarily uncomfortable.
Kill all math nerds
31 Ratix25th Feb 2011 07:45:22 AM from Someplace, Maryland
Considering we already have mood-altering drugs that are available by prescription, I don't see anything wrong with this.

I mean, how "effective" are these anyway? It doesn't sound like mind-control territory, which is what some people are freaking out over. You might as well panic over Prozac.
32 lordGacek25th Feb 2011 07:49:51 AM from Kansas of Europe
...the main challenge to the iPlant are those segments of society that will react to it with fear and try to demonize it. These people are often the ones who would benefit the least from an iPlant: they don’t suffer the neverending frustrations of a short attention span, excessive fatigue, addiction, depression or intense social anxiety; they are the ones whose dopaminergic and serotonergic cell groups are working fine, and they’ll say that you using an implant to reach your optimum is somehow wrong, as if you were cheating in some petty game. No, this is a 21st century class struggle – those born rich in dopamine and serotonin protecting their ‘hard earned’ privileges.


Nothing new to me, I've already seen my views being described as mental illness. To be an exploiter of the working class is almost a promotion now.

And yeah, I could benefit pretty well from this thing, thank you. Heh, I could even be in favour of its' use, you know. But as it turns out now I'm an enemy of the pacemaker. Apparently it all comes in one package, this thing and therapy for Huntington's disease.
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33 Pykrete25th Feb 2011 09:33:41 AM from Viridian Forest
that one country in Europe (starts with an M?) that's slightly larger than the Vatican and full of filthy rich people.

Liechtenstein? Or were you thinking of another one?

-only knows it exists because of German class-

edited 25th Feb '11 9:34:03 AM by Pykrete

The Ant King
I'm part of the seratonin-disadvantaged group, and this still makes me feel uncomfortably similar to a lab rat.
Kill all math nerds
35 Marioguy12825th Feb 2011 10:15:56 AM from various galaxies
I'm not sure if I like this development.
You got some dirt on you. Here's some more!
Deboss: So, wireheads?
Oh well, I guess another Larry Niven fan beat me to the punch. With this here, the wireless version (tasp) is only a ways away now.

37 NickTheSwing25th Feb 2011 05:16:11 PM from Ya really wanna know? , Relationship Status: Dating Catwoman
Swing, not Slide
could one of these make someone a Blood Knight?
38 Pykrete25th Feb 2011 05:17:00 PM from Viridian Forest
If anyone uses this to teach their patient to start saying BOOSH I'm outta here :V

edited 25th Feb '11 5:17:44 PM by Pykrete

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[up][up] Yes. Except not very articulate, and more pathetic than terrifying.
Except for 4/1/2011. That day lingers in my memory like...metaphor here...I should go.
@33: The country starting with M would be Monaco. You know, formula 1 and the international arc of Yakitake Japan! ?

Back on topic: My first association is Mood box

edited 26th Feb '11 9:53:54 AM by myrdschaem

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