Extra Sensory Perception (ESP) deals with the realm of those powers of the mind presumed to allow us to do such things as move objects with our minds or read the minds of others. Although it has been studied as an emerging field of science known as parapsychology, it has been relegated primarily to the realm of science fiction. But as we advance toward higher and more exotic technologies will we come to a point where we can experience virtual extra sensory perception. And how will the future of telecommunications affect our privacy and freedom of information.
There are amazing advancements on our horizon that breech upon the precipice of the unimaginable and horrifying. Research for the development of biomechanical implants has been approved can greatly improve the quality of life for those suffering from depression and PTSD. These implants can manually adjust the emotions of the patient suffering from depression or PTSD so they are no longer overwhelmed by their mental conditions. Could our implants keep us in a calm and tranquil state, even when we need to feel paranoid and threatened?
There is further research which involves the introduction of new neurons into the existing neural pathways of the brain to decrease anxiety. The drug can be introduced to the system that leads to neurogenesis and improve the quality of life for those suffering from anxiety and PTSD. Again, it seems as of the big money in advance medical research is directed toward placing us in a state of Zen.
Typically, I am for anything that treats our most tenuous mental disorders and improves the quality of life. However, is actually altering the physical structure of our brains the solution? Should we be concerned by the introduction of biomechanical devices to control our emotional states? How can these drugs that promote neurogenesis be introduced to our bodies? Can it be put into a drink of water?
Our current legislation is woefully slow in keeping up with the realities presented by our ever advancing technology. Perhaps we should consider ensuring our laws are adaptable to regulate the uses of technology before funding them.