Re: Brain Hackers
Tue, 24 Sep 1996 20:38:37 -0400

At 02:12 24/09/96 -0700, Chris Hind wrote:
>Cyberpunks hack numbers so why not call people who experiment with
>mind-altering substances of various sorts and people who implant replacement
>digital components in the brain Brain Hackers? .( snip)

>>Dunno. Think I'd rather be known as a neuropunk.

Neuropunks, Neural Ops,. Neural Imps... anything but HACKED BRAINS
I mean , come on, hacking the brain sounds a bit messy - also there are
already a group of nihilistic performance artists and gullibly inane new
agers who have re-instituted a trend ...reinventing the ancient art of
"trefaning" ( SP?) a belief that drilling a hole in the brain ( and leaving
it open, i believe) has benefits to consciousness... I think that term
applies more to this latter group.