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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...
Reddit Thread on the 18 year old psycho
"Woman asks 18 year-old nephew to move out. He gets angry and decapitates her boyfriend" [mofosyne, Dec 28 2013]
Prior Art [8th of 7, 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.
||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.
||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.
||Well, it's not like she can't get another boyfriend, so what's the beef?
||Prior, maybe, but we're talking about Blake's Seven