Scientists now have manipulated people’s perceptions to make them think they have swapped bodies with another human or even a "humanoid body," experiencing the sensations that the other would feel and giving the illusion of being inside the other's body.
In real life, the cognitive neuroscientists at the Swedish medical university Karolinska Institutet succeeded in making subjects perceive the bodies of mannequins and other people as their own. The illusion also worked even when the two people differed in appearance or were of different sexes. It also worked whether the subject was immobile or was making voluntary movements. However, it was not possible to fool the subjects into identifying with a non-humanoid object, such as a chair or a large block.
A year ago, scientists achieved the illusion of an out-of-body experience in subjects, using virtual reality. The new research manipulates the brain even further — out of itself and into another body.
I posted this story to the discordian forum yesterday morning. One of the first things to be brought up was what a great advancement this will be for the teledildonics industry.
I guess that's what you get in a crowded room full of Popes. I'm glad most of us don't wear the hat all the time, that would be creepy.
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Quote from: LMNO on Today at 07:16:33 AM
I think that one of the most important aspects of Discordia (and the BIP[Black Iron Prison narrative]) is to constantly remind ourselves that we are always fooling ourselves as to what's "really out there". Always.
ALL THE TIME.
EVEN RIGHT NOW.
Quote from:Iptuous on Today at 07:23:08 AM
or, just limited in scope as to our perception of it?
Quote from: LMNO on Today at 07:24:24 AM
If it was just limited perception, we would see the gaps.
We make shit up to create a cohesive worldview.
Often, the shit we make up has nothing to do with anything.