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I like this idea, only I think it should be run by the government.
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blissbelting is a more powerful way to do wireheading that is also better than bionic electrostimulation to restore or augment senses two rotating tubes the diameter of a wireheading wire or tinier deliver neurotransmitters or ions through apertures
Blissbelting is stimulating the neurons of the pleasure center with neurotransmitters plus ions conveyed with a two tube pump rather than with an electric wire, The diamer of the blissbelt is like that of wireheading wire or much tinier. It also creates a better interface to artificial senses like cochlear
implants than an electric wire.
When a person walks on carpet then gets a tiny electric shock it feels completely different than touch or warmth or pressure The nerve output is different than an ordinary sensation
At a diameter similar to a wireheading wire The blissbelt uses the rotation of two tubes to convey specific neurotransmitters or ions to the same neurons that activate the pleasure centers plus gives the specificity of particular neurotransmitters or ions
This approach gives greater spatial specificity as well as the early researchers may use blissbelt apetures at variable spacings to emit activating ions or neurotransmitters to find the optimal mapping of pleasure
Also every bionic sense electrode idea you have heard about from electrostimulated cochleas on is higher resolution with a blissbelt wire than an electrical wire
physiocompatible polymers are also better tolerated Also the blissbelt outer tube could be made from an electrically conductive carbon or polymer if a person wanted to deliver a threshold electric current augmenting the conveyor neurotransmitters
Also it makes a better uploading probe
[beanangel, Jun 24 2010]
This should be applied here
[zeno, Jun 25 2010]
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||So, nothing at all to do with domestic disturbances in the [blissmiss] household...Seems like a perfectly good *punchline* gone to waste.
||I'm assuming that the idea is less easy to understand than
the summary, which is as far as I got....[-] until it appears in
||//Also it makes a better uploading probe// Hah! Until that
last line, I thought you were serious.
||So, your inventing the blissbelt? Also, what
||In Larry Niven's Known Space stories, a wirehead is
someone who has been fitted with an electronic
brain implant (called a "droud" in the stories) to
stimulate the pleasure centers of their
Another kind of implant has been proposed, the
simple connection of wires to nerves. This could
be used to restore or augment senses.
I propose a third way to connect a computer to a
brain. I call it Blissbelting.
||Two rotating tubes, each the size of those
proposed in the Niven stories or smaller can
deliver neurotransmitters or ions through holes in
the tubes. Please see my illustration, (blissbelting
||To Blissbelt is to stimulate the neurons of the
pleasure center of the brain by pumping in
neurotransmitters and ions using this tube pump
rather than with electricity transmitted via a wire.
||The sensation is different and new artificial senses
are possible such as the ability to feel the small
voltage difference created by walking across a
||At a diameter similar to a wireheading wire the
blissbelt is a pump that uses the rotation of two
tubes to push specific neurotransmitters or ions
to the the pleasure center of the brain. This kind
of pump allows choice at the pump between
different possible (pumpable) neurotransmitters.
||Spacings between holes in the pump can be
changes to stimulate different physical places in
the brain. This allows experimenting to find just
the right place to inject our pleasure juice
||Besides being better at simulating the pleasure
center of the brain, the very fine mapping that
becomes possible with this device will allow a
computer to send senses at very high resolution to
the brain. A pinprick on a specific part of the
user's finger could be simulated, for example,
rather than the current proposals' low resolutions.
||Another benefit is that the polymers that would
be used in this device are more compatible with a
biological form. furthermore this can be made of
carbon to deliver an electrical jolt along with the
||And another: It allows a
better connection to artificial organs such as
||I think I approve, I think.
||Go ahead and share this bun with [Voice]+
||...can't we just do drugs?
||I keep experiencing neurointerference in trying to
||Blissbelting must surly come in patent leather too. Please say it does.