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(Huffington Post)   Today's news: Brain implants to cure mental disorders may soon be a thing. Future news: "Congress passes bill making voting for the wrong party a mental disorder"   (huffingtonpost.com) divider line 32
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2014-05-27 09:50:26 AM
Resistance is futile.
 
2014-05-27 10:10:26 AM
If by wrong party you mean libertaria$+$+@%)$!NO CARRIER
 
2014-05-27 10:43:06 AM
I see at least two people in this thread who don't have any friends who suffer from depression, and are not intrigued at the idea that there could be a little shut-up-chip that silences the part of their brain that tells them they're worthless.
 
2014-05-27 10:48:16 AM

Anonymous Bosch: I see at least two people in this thread who don't have any friends who suffer from depression, and are not intrigued at the idea that there could be a little shut-up-chip that silences the part of their brain that tells them they're worthless.


I call that part bob.
 
2014-05-27 10:49:18 AM
FTFA: "A Pentagon agency has earmarked tens of millions of dollars for research into brain implants that could help fight mental disorders."

Uh-huh. No thanks.
 
2014-05-27 10:53:14 AM

The One True TheDavid: FTFA: "A Pentagon agency has earmarked tens of millions of dollars for research into brain implants that could help fight mental disorders."

Uh-huh. No thanks.


If you'd bothered to read more than one sentence you'd see why the military is paying for it.
 
2014-05-27 10:53:56 AM
It'll just be another case of the best technological advances winding up in the worst possible hands.  I've seen it and seen it.
 
2014-05-27 11:00:15 AM
I'm pretty sure I've seen this movie, but instead of 'brain implants', it was 'genetically engineered retro-virus'.
 
2014-05-27 11:02:27 AM
Subby says it like its a joke...
 
2014-05-27 11:03:05 AM

skozlaw: The One True TheDavid: FTFA: "A Pentagon agency has earmarked tens of millions of dollars for research into brain implants that could help fight mental disorders."

Uh-huh. No thanks.

If you'd bothered to read more than one sentence you'd see the excuse the military is using to justify the funding for it  why the military is paying for it.


FTFY.
 
2014-05-27 12:28:17 PM

The One True TheDavid: FTFA: "A Pentagon agency has earmarked tens of millions of dollars for research into brain implants that could help fight mental disorders."

Uh-huh. No thanks.


So you'll be unplugging from the ARPA-developed Internet after this post, then?
 
2014-05-27 12:41:20 PM
www.mrisakson.com
 
2014-05-27 12:41:31 PM
Actually subby, the future news is when a small but vocal community of those with mental disorders start shouting adamantly that they aren't broken and they don't need to be 'cured', and anyone that does choose to receive the treatment is a traitor to their cause and should be ostracized.
 
2014-05-27 12:45:53 PM

Neondistraction: Actually subby, the future news is when a small but vocal community of those with mental disorders start shouting adamantly that they aren't broken and they don't need to be 'cured', and anyone that does choose to receive the treatment is a traitor to their cause and should be ostracized.


Ah, the deaf community all over again, eh?
 
2014-05-27 12:47:41 PM

FirstNationalBastard: Neondistraction: Actually subby, the future news is when a small but vocal community of those with mental disorders start shouting adamantly that they aren't broken and they don't need to be 'cured', and anyone that does choose to receive the treatment is a traitor to their cause and should be ostracized.

Ah, the deaf community all over again, eh?


Do you think I was too subtle?
 
2014-05-27 01:06:37 PM

Driedsponge: skozlaw: The One True TheDavid: FTFA: "A Pentagon agency has earmarked tens of millions of dollars for research into brain implants that could help fight mental disorders."

Uh-huh. No thanks.

If you'd bothered to read more than one sentence you'd see the excuse the military is using to justify the funding for it  why the military is paying for it.

FTFY.


images.sodahead.com
 
2014-05-27 01:13:15 PM

Smoking GNU: Anonymous Bosch: I see at least two people in this thread who don't have any friends who suffer from depression, and are not intrigued at the idea that there could be a little shut-up-chip that silences the part of their brain that tells them they're worthless.

I call that part bob.


Sometimes I call him Herbert instead of Bob, because I get bored and I think it's funny.
 
2014-05-27 01:59:53 PM

Driedsponge: skozlaw: The One True TheDavid: FTFA: "A Pentagon agency has earmarked tens of millions of dollars for research into brain implants that could help fight mental disorders."

Uh-huh. No thanks.

If you'd bothered to read more than one sentence you'd see the excuse the military is using to justify the funding for it  why the military is paying for it.

FTFY.


Let's see, VA costs spiraling out of control, constant pressure to lower expenses and reign in budget, mental illness among veterans is several multiples above base population levels, mental illness becoming an administration focal point in healthcare, implants like this would likely be much cheaper and faster fixes than 15 years of expensive therapy and drugs.....

No, let's go with the conspiracy angle because the DoD is funding it.  Makes much more sense.
 
2014-05-27 02:42:50 PM
www.mundodeodio.es
 
2014-05-27 02:54:21 PM
I can see the DNC and GOP getting together to make voting third party a mental disorder.  And half of you farkers would go along with it.  My proof?  What's the first thing that you think of when I say "Tea Party"?
 
2014-05-27 03:16:50 PM

OgreMagi: What's the first thing that you think of when I say "Tea Party"?


Alice in Wonderland?
 
2014-05-27 03:51:40 PM
Just wait until they install Crash IC.
 
2014-05-27 05:12:49 PM

Winterlight: OgreMagi: What's the first thing that you think of when I say "Tea Party"?

Alice in Wonderland?


Thatcher in a VTOL umbrella?
 
2014-05-27 05:23:18 PM
FTA: "We've seen far too many times where military personnel have neuropsychiatric disorders and there's very few options," Justin Sanchez, a DARPA rep, told NPR.

Solution: You label them as "Adjustment Disorder" and discharge them from the military.  And then it's a pre-existing condition and not eligible for VA treatment.
 
2014-05-27 05:29:35 PM
Unavailable for comment.

static.guim.co.uk
 
2014-05-27 07:41:23 PM

OgreMagi: I can see the DNC and GOP getting together to make voting third party a mental disorder.  And half of you farkers would go along with it.  My proof?  What's the first thing that you think of when I say "Tea Party"?


Republican astroturfing.

What do I win?
 
2014-05-27 08:56:37 PM

Anonymous Bosch: I see at least two people in this thread who don't have any friends who suffer from depression, and are not intrigued at the idea that there could be a little shut-up-chip that silences the part of their brain that tells them they're worthless.


I suffer from treatment resistant depression and would welcome something like this. But as it is being developed by the Pentagon I'm a bit worried about what other potential spin off uses they may envisage.
 
2014-05-27 09:04:32 PM

mrmopar5287: FTA: "We've seen far too many times where military personnel have neuropsychiatric disorders and there's very few options," Justin Sanchez, a DARPA rep, told NPR.

Solution: You label them as "Adjustment Disorder" and discharge them from the military.  And then it's a pre-existing condition and not eligible for VA treatment.


Son, you have a bright future in marketing and/or healthcare.  Also, in the next life, middle management in Hell.
 
2014-05-28 11:04:03 AM

skozlaw: The One True TheDavid: FTFA:

"A Pentagon agency has earmarked tens of millions of dollars for research into brain implants that could help fight mental disorders."

Uh-huh. No thanks.

If you'd bothered to read more than one sentence you'd see why the military is paying for it.


I saw it: they say they're out to cure PTSD. Do you seriously believe that's all it'll ever be used for?
 
2014-05-28 11:13:19 AM
Khellendros:

No, let's go with the conspiracy angle because the DoD is funding it.  Makes much more sense.

I'd feel the same regardless of who's funding it.

Is there any inherent limitation in the technology that would restrict its use only to its publicly declared purpose?

Some people stick light bulbs up their butts for sexual pleasure. Do you seriously believe "anti-PTSD" brain implants can't be misused?
 
2014-05-28 01:43:19 PM
Call me when humans can start using cyberbrains.

/not obscure
 
2014-05-28 02:07:43 PM

The One True TheDavid: Khellendros:

No, let's go with the conspiracy angle because the DoD is funding it.  Makes much more sense.

I'd feel the same regardless of who's funding it.

Is there any inherent limitation in the technology that would restrict its use only to its publicly declared purpose?

Some people stick light bulbs up their butts for sexual pleasure. Do you seriously believe "anti-PTSD" brain implants can't be misused?


So by your logic, we should never have any technology.  Every technology - EVER CREATED - can be misused.  And if this one can as well, that doesn't mean the people originally funding it are in some sort of medical conspiracy and intend harm.

Feel free to agree, and move back to your cave.
 
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