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Controlled Autism
« on: January 31, 2008, 02:55:10 am »

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Re: Controlled Autism
« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2008, 03:05:26 am »
I want autism!
“I’m guessing it was January 2007, a meeting in Bethesda, we got a bag of bees and just started smashing them on the desk,” Charles Wick said. “It was very complicated.”


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“I’m guessing it was January 2007, a meeting in Bethesda, we got a bag of bees and just started smashing them on the desk,” Charles Wick said. “It was very complicated.”


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Re: Controlled Autism
« Reply #3 on: January 31, 2008, 03:20:52 am »
WooOOOoo....

I can't wait to have my consciousness forcibly expanded by technology. :D

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Re: Controlled Autism
« Reply #4 on: January 31, 2008, 04:09:02 am »
...yeah...definitely controlled...yeah...def...definitely controlled...
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Re: Controlled Autism
« Reply #5 on: January 31, 2008, 05:59:16 am »
Great stuff. So I can slip that into the cities water supply and have an entire town full of basket cases like me?

I feel like some assorted anarchy. Anyone else?
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Re: Controlled Autism
« Reply #6 on: January 31, 2008, 06:03:02 am »
Whee.

After some consideration, I think this opens up a new dimension of scientific philosophy.  What sort of society will we witness during a period of post-organic consciousness?

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Re: Controlled Autism
« Reply #7 on: January 31, 2008, 06:07:35 am »
1, 3, 5...

Sorry I was having another fit. I agree. I mean imagine what you could do with that. You could literally turn someone into a human tape recorder or camera for military applications. You would just have to have a handler to lead them around and keep them in a catatonic state so they can just soak in that information. Or you could keep them as pets in the bottom of accounting firms feeding them pills and CNS stimulants to keep them awake for days while they balance the books.

I should work in R&D for defense contractor or something I think.
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Re: Controlled Autism
« Reply #8 on: January 31, 2008, 06:13:48 am »
Data-Zombies.

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Re: Controlled Autism
« Reply #9 on: January 31, 2008, 02:39:41 pm »
This is how many of my work days go, to be honest.  Have coffee, focus, crunch data.
This also brings up that how we currently define austism (Autism Spectrum disorders in general), does encompas a VERY wide range of symptoms and functionality. 
Lots of folks (myself included) could potentialy be diagnosable.  I'd like to see how people address consciousness, focus, and ability, as this develops.  Mainly, where does it cease to be a personality quirk?

Anyone ever think about how Richter inhabits the same reality as you and just scream and scream and scream, but in a good way?   :lulz:

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Re: Controlled Autism
« Reply #10 on: January 31, 2008, 02:49:03 pm »
And speaking of data, since it has become broadened, you get these headlines like "Autism on the Rise".  And while there may be some truth to that, when you change the definitions, it makes it very difficult to actually meaningfully measure and pinpoint rising trends. 
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Re: Controlled Autism
« Reply #11 on: January 31, 2008, 03:01:22 pm »
Yeah, but just imagine slipping it in the drinking water of a city.

Combine it with LSD, for the lulz.

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Re: Controlled Autism
« Reply #12 on: January 31, 2008, 03:21:20 pm »
Mr Cain you are a wicked, sick, evil, twisted degenerate of a man.


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Re: Controlled Autism
« Reply #13 on: January 31, 2008, 03:50:44 pm »
First - this sounds AWESOME. Wanting to see what schizophrenia was like is one of the reasons I first dabbled in crazy chemicals and I'd be quite curious to see what autism is like too. For a few hours. Assuming it's safe.

But sorting through this - they've only done tests on mice so far. In Germany, they might actually be able to get away with further human testing if there's enough support - a participant waiver has a lot more weight in Deutschland than the states.

But here's the thing: are these mice autistic? They have Autism Spectrum Conditions, which (as I understand it) is how they diagnose autism in mice.

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Autism spectrum conditions (ASCs) are heritable conditions characterized by impaired reciprocal social interactions, deficits in language acquisition, and repetitive and restricted behaviors and interests.

the drug cures those symptoms. Does that mean the mouse is no longer "autistic"? Until we get a lab rat who can tell us about his or her experience, we'll never really know.


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Re: Controlled Autism
« Reply #14 on: January 31, 2008, 03:53:27 pm »
I wonder if one pill is blue and the other red?

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