Re: Hacking your own motivational and emotional systems, how dangerous?

From: Mike Dougherty (
Date: Sat Oct 27 2007 - 12:33:05 MDT

On 10/27/07, Stathis Papaioannou <> wrote:
> There is a fundamental difference between drug addiction and having
> complete access to the source code of your mind. With addiction,
> people do get caught in a loop that they can't get out of. But if the
> addict could simply turn off the addiction at will, as almost all
> addicts wish they could at some point, or rewire their brain so that
> they get at least as much pleasure from going to work and doing their
> laundry as they get from the drug, there wouldn't be a problem.

And what happens when governmental control sets the program of its
population to work happily at menial existence with no ability to
conceive of liberty?

Anything else I might ask or state surely sounds paranoid, so I'll
leave this post with just that semi-rhetorical question.

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