posted on Sep, 24 2016 @ 01:05 AM
originally posted by: rickymouse
Holding onto a spark plug wire on a small engine while someone pulls it over is a lot cheaper than going to electroshock treatment.
It's not the shock, it's the seizure. You can get that a number of ways, passing a current through your head like this, causing a drop in blood sugar
(at one time they used insulin instead of shocks), or a gas like flurothyl or PTZ. There are some injectable meds that can be used as well.
The idea, I suppose, is that you're causing a system crash and restart, trying to get the default mode networks reset properly. It's sort of crude,
like pulling the power cord out to get your operating system's attention - you can end up with a lot of lost files. Sort of the same with people, I
The thing with using electric current is, you get a lot more control over the effect, and it's there and gone in an instant. You use insulin, and that
blood sugar's not going to drop to zero for a millisecond and then be normal again.
Interestingly, flurothyl was real interesting to some TLAs, they put your tax money to work investigating GABA antagonists and that's how you get
people cut out of crowds or some cases of pilot error or whatnot. A *very* fast acting, quickly metabolized, very specific GABA antagonist can be used
to induce a split-second partial seizure when sprayed on or inhaled by your special friend, who becomes non-verbal, sluggishly compliant, amnesic,
passive and a bit post-ictal, just perfect for walking out of a crowd right in front of people with a bit of assistance and guidance.
Which, as James Burke might have said, is how you get from "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" to "Three Days of the Condor".