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Psychotic Rage Sensing Implant

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Just read a reddit post about "Woman asks 18 year-old nephew to move out. He gets angry and decapitates her boyfriend", and thought about how hard it would be to safeguard against this outburst without significantly curtailing the emotionally unstable person's freedom.

For those who are psychologically prone to extreme violent/murderous outburst, to the point that they post a significant chance of killing another person. Should they be given the choice to be implanted with this device (As opposed to being kept in a mental institution forever, or simply let free)?

This device is implanted under the skin of the head, and sends electrodes that measure the emotional response of the brain. Unlike other brain implants for the treatment of schizophrenia, this implant remains inactive for most of the time. However on detection of significant brain activity that corresponds to psychotic rage (via EEG, galvanic skin resistance, etc...), the implant activates a single shot payload.

This payload is designed to induce an immediate coma, via injection to the brain. Or it could shock the brain using the electrodes; whatever it takes to temporarily disable the user.

With every deployed payload, a radio burst to the nearest police/ambulance is sent (With GPS coordinate if possible).

Hopefully, this will help control outbursts... but then again, do all psychotic individual have elevated emotional response? Or are they calm while they hack their victim to bits...

mofosyne, Dec 28 2013

Reddit Thread on the 18 year old psycho http://www.reddit.c...o_move_out_he_gets/
"Woman asks 18 year-old nephew to move out. He gets angry and decapitates her boyfriend" [mofosyne, Dec 28 2013]

Olag Gan http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Olag_Gan
Prior Art [8th of 7, Dec 28 2013]


8th of 7, Dec 28 2013

       NEVER [-]
leinypoo13, Dec 28 2013

       I am sure the thing would not be able to distinguish between "rage at getting evicted" and "rage because dude is trying to kill me and it is fight or die". Probably the boyfiend got decapitated because his own chip activated after he realized his sitution, allowing nephew to saw in piece.
bungston, Dec 28 2013

       Maybe its not a psychosis detector that's needed but more housing for people. Kicking someone out of a house is a very alienating thing to do. I don't think there should be any power in it, and a evicted person should be able to find new lodgings right away rather than have to suffer on the street for not folllowing 'in-house- rules. Of course it's a market system, and private property dictates that an owner can make the rules in their own house which inevitably contributes to some homlessness as people get kicked out for disobediance and mental disorder that causes it. As a liberal socialist I would advocate for social housing that provides a nonalienating alternative to homelessness caused by the considerably unjust system of private property regulation. Think of how many have been turned out onto the streets because "this is my house, and I make the rules". There is no better statement to justify my own personal anticapitalism. The 60's in America was fuelled by that conflict between conservative homeowner and free spirited liberal youths.
rcarty, Dec 28 2013

       Could we get one for psychopaths too ? There should be a way of detecting the brain activity associated with an overage of self-serving deception. I think it'd be amusing to watch politicians fall over halfway during speeches.
FlyingToaster, Dec 29 2013

       Well, it's not like she can't get another boyfriend, so what's the beef?
not_morrison_rm, Dec 29 2013

       //Olag_Gan...Prior Art//   

       Prior, maybe, but we're talking about Blake's Seven here.
MaxwellBuchanan, Dec 29 2013


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