Re: Non-lethal protective technologies?

jonwill (
Sat, 29 May 1999 11:47:36 -0400

Lee Daniel Crocker wrote:

> Some of us prefer reality to Utopia. It is idle fantasy to
> imagine that (1) technology can move backwards, and guns will
> vanish, (2) violent predators won't exist with or without guns,
> or (3) that police are capable of protecting us. If you can
> show some reasonably possible way to achieve any of these
> ends, perhaps then private gun ownership won't be necessary.

With the right knowledge we can eliminate the negative side of humanity. Humanity will develop methods to control and regulate feelings and emotions, increase intelligence, and eliminate mental illness. People will have a mental heaven through mind-shaping. People will have healthy minds free from any mental agony such as depression, because all mental illness will be cured. Humans will discover how to access and unleash the full capabilities and power of the brain, and thereby reach levels of intelligence and thought that takes the essence of being to an unimaginably complete state of existence. Humanity will be able to achieve control of the brain so one can elect to have any feeling or emotion desired, or elect to avoid any feeling or emotion. One will be able to have pure thought unaffected by feelings or emotions, and unrestrained by sensory or other limitations. Such mind-shaping methods may involve the use of chemicals and/or genetic engineering to enhance the pleasure pathways of the brain, and block negative feedback pathways. This would result is a perpetual state of happiness, pleasure, and joy. Boredom, anger and other negative feelings and emotions will no longer plague man. People will be happy about being in a state of happiness, a perpetual love of everything. Each individual will have the capability to completely control their thoughts, and thereby be the god of their own universe, the king of their mental sphere of existence. Such full mental satisfaction will have profound positive impacts on current paradigms. For example, drug abuse, crime, and war will become obsolete, because mentally satisfied people have no need or desire to engage in such activities. Predators will no longer exist, and police will become unnecessary.