The Coming Authoritarianism.

version

Well-known member
Infowars has been shut down by the government in their 2046, Craner's blog is flagged as "classified content" and Luka's poetry blog's temporarily suspended pending the outcome of legal proceedings and classed as "Thought Crime".
 

version

Well-known member
A woman with severe, treatment-resistant depression has been nearly symptom-free for a year after a team of UCSF scientists implanted a device in her brain that senses when she’s having depressive thoughts or impulses and interrupts them with a burst of electrical stimulation.

The case is the first to demonstrate that scientists studying brain activity can identify the exact location of dysfunction in a person with depression and potentially correct it with highly targeted stimulation.
 

version

Well-known member
You have to wonder whether companies like Amazon will eventually just whack these things in every employee and zap them whenever they start to have negative feelings about their situation.
 

version

Well-known member
Saw an ad on TV earlier for Currys or some similar electronics retailer where they kept emphasising trusting experts and telling the viewer how we're all sick of people not knowing what they're talking about. I may be misremembering, but I think it literally ended on something like "Trust the experts!".
 

luka

Well-known member
I can think of literally nothing in the world that @luka would love more than this.
read my new poem for a six form history class look look

The Time-Membrane shudders and and warps, ruptures, and
the past leaks through, and we brush against them, these others,
who also walked these streets and loved this river, boon companion,
this bustling air, these autumnal regrets and pearlescent skies.

Who walked this way as we do,
who, unlanguaged and abandoned,
thrown ashore, without return passage,
in an unfamiliar climate, insinuating fog and the damp
clinging to the flesh. Lascars, say, sailors from the Bay of Bengal
or Gulf of Aden. We huddle with them
in some narrow doorway, seek shelter from the wind
and the hostility of strangers. In Poplar
where the East India men spend their wages,
by the docks where the masts make floating forests
and the rat-feet skid
on greasy cobbles.

The river is an arm of ocean, and, while reaching inward
also extends outward, off-island, where the trade winds carry us
and the gulls swoop on burly air. We feel the 16th century
crash over us, briny wave, carrying with it
its tobacco and tumult. The earth made so much wider then,
new continents painted fresh upon the map, the prairies
and those who peopled them. We see the boatyards
at Deptford and Rotherhithe
and we are also bunked in forecastle, storm-tossed, and we, in that
Tempest wrecked and cast ashore, air, enchanted music, Ariel
and wonders, tossing peanut shells to theatre floor
as our actors strut and fret their hour
upon the stage.

London is the place for me, as we alight at Tilbury
bilious river and foreboding skies and the city still in ruins.
Hopes in a suitcase and dressed in Sunday best. And we hear
the words Elizabeth spoke, also at Tilbury, where Kitchener sang
words rang strident I have the heart and stomach of a king
and a king of England too
before the beacons burned and the storm swept in, wild winds
and fire ships.

We see, in scrying mirror, Dee at Mortlake, wide river
and see also Marlowe, bleeding out on the stone setts, and
the words went with him, Faustus and Tamburlaine.

We see on the narrow beaches of broken terracotta and animal bones,
votive offerings, as all rivers tangle hands and Thames is also Ganges,
gods washed up here and coconut shells
curses and blessings carved on stones
committed to the waters and we are
there in the Kabbalistic backstreets of Whitechapel, there
with the Huguenot weavers, there
with the displaced and fled in fear
there with those escaping poverty or oppression,
those escaping war and famine,
there with the Gujaratis of Kenya and Uganda,
there with the freed slaves and the desperate,
and all languages mingling and tangling, caught
and knotted and love also
as promiscuous and entangled, together
all times coeval and confused, and all cultures.

Song on the streets, rough music, and drunk, spilling
out of taverns and into midnight all musics also mingled
and entangled, as all foot-patter and foot-tread
makes polyrhythms, intricate as rainfall

and before the city dreamed itself, and people passed this way
the river drifting into marsh, and the herons hunting
eels lithe and muscled, and the voles in their burrows and
wind sussurating in the reed-beds. Before the city dreamed itself
before Rome established the limits of its empire here, westward bound
of that dominion, before the first churches raised their steeples, before
the cathedral was built on Lud Hill, before fire razed it
and Wren rebuilt it, before bombs fell and sirens scoured the night
before we were born and walked it
feet upon the ancient stones.
 

luka

Well-known member
You have to wonder whether companies like Amazon will eventually just whack these things in every employee and zap them whenever they start to have negative feelings about their situation.
Pentagon experiments with electric shocks to keep drone pilots alert.

For some modern soldiers, caffeine is just not enough to stay vigilant, especially for the growing ranks of digital warriors who must spend hours monitoring spy drone footage and other streams of surveillance data.

So the Pentagon is exploring a novel way to extend troops’ attention spans and sharpen their reaction times: stimulate the brain with low levels of electricity.

It sounds like science fiction, but commanders in search of more effective tools than the ubiquitous cups of coffee and energy drinks are testing medical treatments designed to treat such brain disorders as depression to determine whether they can also improve the attentiveness of sleep deprived but otherwise healthy troops.
 

version

Well-known member
I saw someone tweeting about this stuff and they said these recent articles are just a PR campaign for what's essentially rebranded electroconvulsive therapy. I can't remember whether it was also them, but I also read someone talking about a relative having a similar sort of implant and it essentially acting like a gradual lobotomy and them ending up a zombie.
 

woops

is not like other people
I also read someone talking about a relative having a similar sort of implant and it essentially acting like a gradual lobotomy and them ending up making metal machine music.
lol but as we all know new technologies are generally used first for war and then for sex, so soon @Corpsey can get a wire enabling him to wank for 150 hours straight.
 

Mr. Tea

Shub-Niggurath, Please
Pentagon experiments with electric shocks to keep drone pilots alert.

For some modern soldiers, caffeine is just not enough to stay vigilant, especially for the growing ranks of digital warriors who must spend hours monitoring spy drone footage and other streams of surveillance data.

So the Pentagon is exploring a novel way to extend troops’ attention spans and sharpen their reaction times: stimulate the brain with low levels of electricity.

It sounds like science fiction, but commanders in search of more effective tools than the ubiquitous cups of coffee and energy drinks are testing medical treatments designed to treat such brain disorders as depression to determine whether they can also improve the attentiveness of sleep deprived but otherwise healthy troops.
Should just dose 'em with speed like in the good old days.
 

william_kent

Well-known member
1633714187688.png

Designed for beginner's to electro-sex and the perfect introductory electro-stimulator, the ElectraStim KIX has been created with simplicity in mind. Compact, lightweight and boasting enough power to bring out the best in most of our accessories*, KIX is a fun and functional stimulator with an exciting range of features.



Key Features:

  • Intensity colour spectrum replaces numerical levels to encourage experimentation by sensation.
  • Single Output.
  • 5 Play Modes.
  • Frequency 'Sweep n Keep' Mode.
  • Seamless transition between intensity levels.
  • USB Rechargeable - up to 3 hours of play per charge
  • Cost-effective but feature packed introduction to electro-sex.
  • 2 x conductive pads and all accessory cables included.
 

luka

Well-known member
so fucked up just leave us alone and destroy all survelliance technology now you werido sex-freaks
 

version

Well-known member
FCDn-HIw-XMAAJSIU.jpg
 
Top