What, I think my last post was on the second page?
The thing about the internet, is that there's quite a degree of separation between you and it. There's a common meme that things on the internet are the most meaningless and disregardable at all. Much less so than opinions on television. In fact, the Serious Business
meme has grown to such a degree, it is almost as if internet materials are treated as half fictional. Of course this is stupid. But it's surprising to hear it compared to a real approach of a hivemind.
Also, the internet doesn't agree on a lot of things. What if two people fused at a time? Wouldn't those two battle opinions until they became nigh identical?
Now that I think about it, it is stupid
how unseriously people treat the internet. What is wrong with people? I am not a fictional character in a text simulation game. I am an actual person on the other side putting out text that might last hundreds of years in a shared information network.
You not only experience it from the victim's perspective, you share the perpetrator's belief that their actions were justified.
In a way, that might be good, in a way, it might be worse. Such an event, might be thousands of times worse than an individual rape, because it would be like raping the entire world. I'm obviously not trivializing rape, I'm thinking, wow, there might actually be worse things, there might be an entire world suffering though the trauma of it and every other possible negative event. And if this literally included the entire world, that would include children
. Talking about breaking the cutie. The machine that would do this would essentially become the biggest child predator of all time.
On the other hand, if this isn't the case, rapists and rapees could start to understand each other, maybe. And rape could die out altogether. People could understand all of the motivations of rape and how to stop it, and possible rapists could understand the feelings of those raped, and the wrong of their actions, and lose the desire to rape.
On a slightly lesser scale, pedophile non-rapists and non-pedophile non-rapists could have their brains fused. And the result would either be that the pedophile sees the error of their ways and desires, or pedophilia spreads from one person to another.
Obviously this is all a hypothetical and a thought experiment. I'm not saying this is a feasible, likely future event. It doesn't sound particularly moral at all. But it is an interesting thought. I do think some people might try such a thing with people who are considered to have brain problems. Because we as a society believe the moral status quo is the logically correct answer. So people would either want to stay away from, say, a pedophile's brain, out of it being some Hannibal Lecture virus of utter evil insanity that cannot be defeated and would break their mind, or that they are these pathetic illogical creatures, leading them to their immoral conclusions. And as soon as they stuck their mind in, say, the pedophile's mind, the pedophile would go "oops! I'm stupid! You're right! What was I thinking being attracted to children". Due to this, I almost wonder if such a thing would ever happen, if in just an attempt to cure people like pedophiles.
I think there's enough people who think "if only pedophiles saw what I was thinking, they wouldn't be attracted to children at all", that some people might really want to try
edited 1st Jun '11 7:06:19 PM by Ukonkivi