Free will, or free from pain

Oh fine, I posted about this story last Sunday, but at the time I hadnt read the last few chapters, and seen the interesting way that the story culminated. Oh, the link for those unable to scroll back one week…

https://mcstories.com/OutOfMindControl/index.html

Given it can hardly be too much of a spoiler, for those who bothered to read it, Lilly might have got turned into a mindlessly obedient robot (which lets face it, I’d love, but most wouldnt), but events led to Trish getting a new robot body, but getting a pretty decent degree of sentience, even if I’m suspect that if someone wanted to control her mind, they probably could.

The hypothetical question for people like me (or even more disabled than me), is, given the choice, which would you prefer to choose? Pain free life, but in a ‘robot’ body, technically with sentience, though open to being controlled, or to have a free mind, and have to live with the pain?

I know, I’m not the best person to make a call on this, because lets face it, to get rid of all my pain, I’d take the Lilly option, lets face it, but hey, the Trish option would be absolute heaven! But would others do the same, or would they prefer their pain, but keep their free will, and a human body, hmm?

I know that for most of my readers, you have to try and imagine how painful, or limiting life is for some, but even then, if something happened to you, what level of disability would it take for you to take the Trish option (I’m assuming no one other than me would take the Lilly option), rather than carry on in pain, or is it just a total no go?

Comments here, on Facebook, Twitter, or to robotunit8@hotmail.com if you want to keep it private, or cant find the middle two, would be lovely, just saying. Not going to hold my breath for replies, but someone new might surprise me!

Video time. What you will need to do, in this theoretical exercise.

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The easy way to create a pop group?

OK, fine, let me say before any greedy musical producers get any ideas, this concept (as far as I know) is purely fictional, but, given how often pop groups have been created, both now, and in the past, well…? Yes, story blog time again.

https://mcstories.com/WeaverTunesGirlGroup/index.html

Of course, the irony here, through bias, is that the video isnt a girl group, but anyway…

Beyond briefly, in a tribute group, as a teen, I’ve never been in any pop groups in my life. That was a relatively brief, fun experience, but not one I’m ever going to replicate now, lets face it. No, I wouldnt have a clue where any other member of that group was now for the so called revival tour, after nearly 45 years! Of course, using the method in the story, I guess its not beyond the realms of possibility that I could be transformed into a stunning, sexy young woman, and be lead singer of a group, but I wouldnt put any money on it, lol! For me, it was just a brief fun thing, between acting stuff, and never anything more, but so many have made it, or not made it over the years, I guess?

Question I ask is, are manufactured groups really any worse than the standard way of forming a pop group anyway? Many are just groups of friends who thought they could work together (some did, some didnt), and just saw where it took them. For most, at best, a brief moment of fame, for most, not even that. Obviously some made it big (apt one would be Spice Girls), all the same.

Me, I’m glad I performed, even at a lower level in life, but I cant say the whole pop music thing offers much attraction to me. Of course, if like this, or otherwise, the chance arose, I might think differently. More likely I suspect musicals would have appealed to me, but anyway.

But yes, all the same, if someone wants to use Weaver Tunes, and play me ‘The Most Beautiful Girl In The World’, I wouldnt complain! Wont hold my breath, mind.

Right, video time. I know, a manufactured boy group, so its partly there at least. But I love this song, cant think of any other way I’d fit in here, so…

Sitting in my dream office?

Well, its back to the office tomorrow, though sadly, it wont be anything like this place!

https://mcstories.com/OutOfMindControl/index.html

Just to say, if you’re limited for reading time, Chapter 6 would appeal a lot to be done to me! I know, only person who would enjoy that, but besides all that…

In truth, I suspect that a few decades into the future, I suspect this method may well be used in some offices, especially for the more mind numbing duties, and yes, call centre work would definitely qualify for that! Oh please, computer controlled drone for work, then go home at night with free will, mmm? Oh, and those suits they get to wear sound quite something too! Oh fine, that free will thing at night, maybe we could come to an arrangement on that?

Sadly, no, for those of us with just about a maximum of 5 and a half years to go to retirement, its not going to happen in that period of time, I only wish it would!

Oh, and in the previously mentioned chapter 6, lets just say the lucky lady gets an upgrade on just being a  mindless drone for work, and fine, I’d be the only person jealous of her for that!

Yes, lets face it, I couldnt get my CV in quickly enough for a job, if that was for real! Let me just add, I’m yet to read this weeks update, so please, no one post on here how it ends, OK? But equally, if anyone wants to offer me a job, just like that, please post quickly! 😉

Right, video time. No, you’re not likely to find an office on a backyard fence, but we need some 30’s musicals love around here. Dick Powell, and Ruby Keeler might be the stars, but yes, one of those in the cat costumes, yes, its Clara! You do get a better view of her very briefly late in the video, just saying…

 

Beware the Devil Woman?

Apologies, running late tonight, so something hopefully, short, but delicious for you? Yes, story moment time! This one..,

https://mcstories.com/NewWorldComicsLadyDevil/index.html

This author seems to provide an eclectic mix of the sort of stories I love, and ones I’m most definitely not a fan of. This, I have to say, is one of the former. Let me say I have no idea if Lady Devil is a real character in the comic world, or not, I’m really not up on such matters? Must say that would make an interesting transformation for me! But yes, fine, if that guy happens to have a statue of the robot, from Metropolis, maybe I should go and buy it, lol? 😉 Mind, an Austin Power fembot might be more sexy fun?

So fine, if it was leading to a transformation of yourself, which fictional character would it be? Not expecting a rush of answers, but a few might be fun, just saying…?

Video time. Well, what did you expect but a Devil woman?

Don’t speak, just function

I know, there is no actual programmed rule in my system that says I have to post a blog here, if posting in the other one, but snag is, I just feel guilty if I dont. So given I had something else to discuss over there, I need to post something here,…bleep,…so…

I had to admit that, before reading this, I wondered how it was going to work into the robot tag that it has https://mcstories.com/RedButtons/index.html but fine, it fooled me.

Oh fine, why can’t I find a partner that thinks in the same way as he does? OK, this is fiction, but I would have thought that this, as hypnosis was pretty much possible? Might take a while to successfully ‘download’, but doable, cant see why not? Alright, I cant find anyone insane enough to want me as a partner, let alone one who wants a robot girlfriend, but yes, this might just be fun. I know, not perfect for a real robot wannabee like me, but as a consolation prize, it might do?

Fine, I’d love to look less like a human, and more like a robot than her, but a woman cant have everything, and lets face it, if programmed correctly, I wouldnt be able to object anyway, lol!

Yes, all they say about not pressing red buttons (and we sure dont want that idiot, Trump to push one), but this is one I wouldnt mind being aimed in my direction, and pressed.

Video time. I was trying to think about something that suggested not speaking, just functioning, and remember this 90’s classic

(Hive) Queen of Wishful Thinking

So fine, this blog had started to drift away from the weird, wonderful, and mind control, but it seems to be getting back more to form of late, lol! You could say this is technology news, combined with some mind control fantasies, I guess.

So, to explain, in Mind Control story terms, Drones are the sort of mindless beings that make obedient robots seem to have empathy. They literally have no thoughts of their own, sometimes they just receive commands from their controllers, or sometimes, like the Borg in Star Trek, all are assimilated to think as one.

For most ordinary folk though, drones are these tiny, flying things that people either use to take location film that would otherwise be tricky to do, other than at great cost, to deliver small packages, or just to annoy people by flying close to them, creating noise in the process.

Anyway, about a week ago, I was sort of watching the breakfast news, while on my laptop, and I heard something about drone creation technology being used in West Yorkshire. I’m sorry, but given I was on a sci-fi site at the time, my mind drifted immediately to the other kind of drone mentioned above.

But no, my hopes that someone in West Yorkshire might consider turning me into a mindless, obedient robot drone only lasted about 2 minutes, before I discovered it was the flying things, and that the local Fire Service were planning to use them in future, especially designed to be able to be used in areas of high heat, namely fires. Ah well…

Then 2 days ago, I saw an article on MSN, that seemingly throughout the world, about 50 of these drone flying things would take off and fly around for a short while before returning to base, seemingly not piloted from the ground. Hive mind drone controller, of the flying kind, hmm? No, the article cast no light on why this was happening.

So I guess I’ll still have to wait to be part of the collective human drone kind, unless said event is warming up to doing that as well, in which case I hope they give me a call, as that is one collective I’d love to be part of.

But for now, it just seems to be the flying drones, but I can wish…?

Which all leads to tonight’s video. A lesser hit from over 30 years ago, that no one but me, and my hive mind collective (I wish!) would remember, or be allowed to remember, probably!

Let me be my fantasy?

In truth, I dont seem to get to writing long pieces nowadays. Probably burnt myself out, given I’ve written nearly a century of them, but there is also, generally, the issue of time as well. Maybe I need a new challenge, and who knows, I might get to that some day sooner, or later?

What I have started doing recently though, over at one of the forums, is getting involved in what is termed a 55 word challenge. Basically, you write a short piece, of exactly 55 words, based on the prompt left by the previous person, and then leave one for the next person at the end. Its fun, or is when I have a prompt I can work with, and it doesnt take long, because its only 55 words. Probably spend as long checking I’ve got the word count right, as writing it!

So yes, here’s a treat for you, a short piece I’ve written, that beyond a few dozen people, no one has seen, or is likely to see. Yes, its playing to my kinks, but anyway, here it is…

“So Harlean, what would you like to be?” asked her Fairy Godmother, “Choice is entirely yours, just remember one thing, only one choice is permitted, then you have to live with outcome?”

Stay Yourself?
Shiny Robot?
Cute young flapper?
Fine Edwardian Lady?
Alien, with her own spacecraft?
Sweet Thirties chorus dancer?

“I’ve decided, I’ll be…?”

Yes, I deliberately didnt take the choice in the story, so that people could decide on my choice for themselves. So what do you reckon my decision would/should be?

Stay Yourself?

No, you’re right, wouldnt be me to take this choice, even if I have to live with the decision for the rest of my life, lets face it, I’m going to go for one of those transformations!

Shiny Robot?

Lets face it, not so long ago, this would have been an absolute no contest, this would have been my pick. But now… Yes, it would probably still rank as favorite, but plenty of the others would be very tempting, I must admit.

Cute young flapper?

There probably is a critical factor on this one, to live, and have fun as a flapper, I would need to be cute, and young. Oh, and allowed to drink hooch, lol! Lets just say one thing, I’d make sure my investments in 1929 werent in stocks and shares! 😛

Fine Edwardian Lady?

I probably only included this because of my latest work in Blackpool, to be honest. Not that I would mind, as long as I was a fine lady, ideally with someone to tie me tightly into a corset! But no, I’d pass on that Transatlantic trip on the Titanic, lol!

Alien, with her own spacecraft?

Oh fine, this would be so much fun! Whizzing around, either in space, or around the Earth would just be so great. Especially as it seems humans quite enjoy aliens being a bit careless about being sighted, lol!

Sweet Thirties chorus dancer?

Yes, again this is subject to be given suitable dancing skills, as well as youth! I guess this one pretty much comes down to just wanting to know what Clara Johnson’s life was like, I guess?

So, given a free choice, but a one off, you have to live with your decision call, which do you think I should choose? I’m pretty sure I’d want to try something new, given the chance, so staying myself isnt going to happen. I dont think the Edwardian Lady would top the list, but if offered the chance, as the only choice, I probably would! Of the others, absolutely no idea which I’d pick! If anyone wants to suggest here, on Facebook, or on Twitter, wherever you see this, give me a shout out!

Of course, I could always become a fine, French lady of the past, or the present, but thats a whole different story! 😉

Right, video time. I dont often put up this sort of music, but the title sort of fitted, so I rolled with it.