reply to post by arpgme
Maybe you don't notice it but I do. That slow ebbing sucking sound?
People have this desire to control. Control thoughts. Control everything.
That sucking sound is the potential disintegration of past freedoms. It's a feeling of anxiety and fear. The premonition that society will reach out
its tentacles and tear away another freedom.
That's why I made the connection to robots; control. NO WANDERING!
If you read the story I linnked (re: Hemeac) you'll understand better my reaction.
Another issue is: Happiness at all costs.
Don't you see how the pharma industry wants everyone to be happy because it fattens their wallet? People come to the psychiatrists and doctors to be
happy because that's the rule.
If a wandering mind consistently produces negative emotions the pharma industry as well as others will push to reduce it and/or to eliminate it
cojmpletely through prescription drugs.
It scares the *(&*#&*(# out of me.
I guess if you don't see all the people going to get their pills it won't bother you. But I'm constantly reminded of it. I got a friend that's hooked
on em 24/7. To me, it's very disturbing.
You want to know something else? Research shows that children at 3 years of age that're able to control their impulses will tend to live more
successful lives. There're lots of studies on this. Basically, it's related to a exercise where you offer a child 1 piece of candy right now, or if
they wait 15 minutes, you give them 2. That's the logic of it and it shows that the children who wait 15 minutes seem to grow up better. I've seen
this distantly linked to general intelligence also.
So if a wandering mind is indicative of someone who has poor impulse control then it adds another reason for government and educational authorities to
essentially attack it at its source. Thus, the anticipated result might be that minds will no longer wander. People will have better impulse control.
They'll be more successful. But on some level, they'll be alien compared to us. That's creepy.
A happier more controlled populace seems friendly. But I'm not so confident. A lot of things can seem friendly on the surface but when you pull it
away they're the devil in disguise.
edit on 6-1-2013 by jonnywhite because: (no reason given)