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Prisoners 'could serve 1,000 year sentence in eight hours'
« on: March 17, 2014, 05:09:39 am »
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Speaking to Aeon magazine, Dr Roache said drugs could be developed to distort prisoners' minds into thinking time was passing more slowly.
"There are a number of psychoactive drugs that distort people’s sense of time, so you could imagine developing a pill or a liquid that made someone feel like they were serving a 1,000-year sentence," she said.

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A second scenario would be to upload human minds to computers to speed up the rate at which the mind works, she wrote on her blog.

"If the speed-up were a factor of a million, a millennium of thinking would be accomplished in eight and a half hours... Uploading the mind of a convicted criminal and running it a million times faster than normal would enable the uploaded criminal to serve a 1,000 year sentence in eight-and-a-half hours. This would, obviously, be much cheaper for the taxpayer than extending criminals’ lifespans to enable them to serve 1,000 years in real time."

What could possibly go wrong!? I mean as long as the tax payer saves money!   :lulz:  :eek: 

I mean what a great way to save time and money on our prison pipeline!

Anyway, I realize it's hardly a scientific article (hence the sub-forum) but I thought it brought up an interesting discussion.

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Re: Prisoners 'could serve 1,000 year sentence in eight hours'
« Reply #1 on: March 17, 2014, 01:21:18 pm »
People need to rethink their reasons for jailing bad people.
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Re: Prisoners 'could serve 1,000 year sentence in eight hours'
« Reply #2 on: March 17, 2014, 01:27:00 pm »
Wow.  As far as I understand it, that wouldn't just be like serving a 1,000 year sentence in eight hours, that would be like serving a 1,000 year sentence in complete isolation.  Which, if we've all been paying attention, has been known to drive people insane.

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Re: Prisoners 'could serve 1,000 year sentence in eight hours'
« Reply #3 on: March 17, 2014, 02:42:59 pm »
Why why WHY can't we shake off this cultural fetish for torture and punishment?

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Re: Prisoners 'could serve 1,000 year sentence in eight hours'
« Reply #4 on: March 17, 2014, 03:01:04 pm »
Oh, good, so after just a day in jail we can release completely batshit-insane criminals into society. Sounds like a winning plan!

I like how this concept seeks to employ technology not to reduce crime, but to enable us to punish people MORE.

MORE PUNISHMENT PLEASE!
“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: Prisoners 'could serve 1,000 year sentence in eight hours'
« Reply #5 on: March 17, 2014, 03:06:13 pm »
Hah, LMNO and Nigel beat me to it.

On the plus side, this would help speed along our evolution towards becoming MegaCity One.

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Re: Prisoners 'could serve 1,000 year sentence in eight hours'
« Reply #6 on: March 17, 2014, 07:46:31 pm »
Why why WHY can't we shake off this cultural fetish for torture and punishment?

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Re: Prisoners 'could serve 1,000 year sentence in eight hours'
« Reply #7 on: March 17, 2014, 07:55:05 pm »
ALTERNATIVELY AND LESS SADISTICALLY. PUNISH THEM THE SAME AMOUNT BUT TAKE AWAY LESS OF THEIR LIFESPAN.

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Re: Prisoners 'could serve 1,000 year sentence in eight hours'
« Reply #8 on: March 17, 2014, 09:26:03 pm »
Wow.  As far as I understand it, that wouldn't just be like serving a 1,000 year sentence in eight hours, that would be like serving a 1,000 year sentence in complete isolation.  Which, if we've all been paying attention, has been known to drive people insane.

That was my first thought.
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Re: Prisoners 'could serve 1,000 year sentence in eight hours'
« Reply #9 on: March 17, 2014, 09:37:10 pm »

1. Jail a sociopath
2. Hook em up to a machine to speed thru a couple eons
3.  :?
4. Release an omniscient came-to-be-god that is still sociopathic, now also psychotic with thirst for vengeance to society.

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Re: Prisoners 'could serve 1,000 year sentence in eight hours'
« Reply #10 on: March 17, 2014, 10:12:11 pm »
Probably a very good way to take people who were just kind of messed up, got set on the wrong path, and so on and turn them into a 100% unrehabbable menace to society.
“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: Prisoners 'could serve 1,000 year sentence in eight hours'
« Reply #11 on: March 17, 2014, 10:23:32 pm »
More to the point, with no speculation:  It's torture.  It's wrong.

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Re: Prisoners 'could serve 1,000 year sentence in eight hours'
« Reply #12 on: March 17, 2014, 10:27:21 pm »
I fucking hope that once we're at the point where a human mind can be uploaded to a computer and sped up to experience many lifetimes of thought, we have better uses for that technology than torture. Or even limiting the costs of prisoners on the taxpayer.

But I know we probably don't.

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Re: Prisoners 'could serve 1,000 year sentence in eight hours'
« Reply #13 on: March 17, 2014, 10:29:37 pm »
More to the point, with no speculation:  It's torture.  It's wrong.

Nailed it.
“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: Prisoners 'could serve 1,000 year sentence in eight hours'
« Reply #14 on: March 17, 2014, 10:31:59 pm »
We have what sounds like incredible technology and ths is the first application they think of?  What in the world is wrong with us?