Its funny, isn’t it? You would assume that by now that a story written 11 years ago had lived out its time? Wrong, so it seems!
Yes, back in 2002, I wrote a story called ‘The Carolina Experiment’, shortly after my last visit to Richmond, Virginia. Funnily enough, just as I’m about to head back there for the first time since then, I start a flow of emails with someone about the story. Unsurprisingly I only know him by his ‘online’ email name, nothing more, but thats irrelevant. What is relevant is the subject matter, which in this case wasnt actually a true robotisation, but more about brain implants, and the effect they can have on the human mind. Of course, given it was a mind control story, its not hard to work that out! The interesting concept was the one that settings could be at different levels of control, from 10, where the person would barely realise they were being controlled, and theoretically be able to refuse, if something really abhorrent was suggested, through to 100, where you would be the thoroughly obedient, and pretty mindless robot. No prizes for working out which end of the scale appealed to me back then, and probably would still do so today!
Anyway, we’ve developed a pretty interesting discussion on all such matters, and its even headed into other related areas, including I suspect, ECT, also known as Electro Convulsion Therapy, or Shock Therapy by some. An interesting issue for me, as it was suggested for me at one point in my life, though never applied. Funny, isnt it, I probably would have loved it being done to me, but anyway…
Anyway, always nice to know the old stories dont die, they just fall asleep for a while lol! But if anyone wants to fit me with an implant, or zap me with a nice high voltage helmet and/or bodysuit, then ask, I’m not likely to say no!
Oh, and on a loosely related matter, I’m off on holiday Saturday, and getting my hair done Friday. Sadly, on no trip to the hairdresser has the following ever happened to me, but I can dream.