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Literate Chaotic / Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« on: October 16, 2015, 06:04:23 pm »
I like it.  Was thinking something along those lines this morning:  the scarcity of satori moments gives way to a secondary market whereby people pay good money just to be present during someone else's moment of realization - to have a genius experience by proxy.  To ensure the greatest probability of transmission, all kinds of "enhancement" options are made available by purveyors of psy-tourism.
Society has come to the belief that there is a single moment in time when a person has a genius idea or concept that can have a lasting, meaningful effect on the world, and after that point they may be talented, but their lives will never have lasting, meaningful impact.

Scientists discover a way to identify when this moment is in any given individual so they can make the most of it when it happens.  However, the method is extremely expensive, so only the wealthy, arrogant elite can afford it.

As it turns out, each person who goes through the treatment discovers their moment has already passed.

And then, I can't help thinking about this one too.  Perhaps they are related.  Forgive my insolent ways.
A machine developed for military interrogation applications that simulates telepathy by synchronizing the activity of corresponding neurons in two brains loses its military application when it is preemptively outlawed by a set of international agreements banning the use of 'neuroelectric interrogation devices', and after the plans leak, doing a mind-meld becomes a popular means of entertainment among young people. Because the technology cannot be made particularly more useful -- recordings don't work because the feedback between the two brains during the early stages of the sync are what keep the information from being hopelessly distorted and connectome mapping hasn't yielded enough information to make extracting thoughts without the use of a human interpreter feasible -- there are few crack-downs and those that do occur are mostly symbolic. It gains the status that LSD did during the 60s and 70s. The most interesting and mind-warping part of the experience is the feeling of shared memories -- any memories that are triggered while connected are experienced by both parties, and often memories from one party trigger memories in the other, causing a chain reaction orgy of distorted memories where the origin is unclear. However, because of the way that memory retrieval involves memory re-encoding, it turns out that this process warps memories and inserts false memories as a side-effect of the normal distortion; this is not immediately clear to most users, because the distorted memories are subtle. However, years down the line, vivid shared memories of things that never happened (to *anyone*) become cultural touchstones and the substrate around which popular media is constructed -- and these memories are the result of a game of telephone played mostly in the heads of those few people who mind-melded with the largest number of other people; i.e., the super-connectors of the network of mind-meld enthusiasts passed on portions of a rapidly-mutating emergent synthetic set of remembered experiences that decades later became extremely important.

Los Angeles, currently moving, so, not the traditionally appointed domicile, however, just a promenade away from W. Roger's beach

It's amazing the variance in refractive index, beautiful.

Very reassuring news, thank you for update - good wishes for even quicker recovery!

The Richard Nixon school of ballet and the arts / Re: InsprioBot
« on: October 14, 2015, 08:13:03 pm »

The Richard Nixon school of ballet and the arts / Re: Apocrypha Discordia
« on: October 14, 2015, 07:16:35 pm »
About Kronos (sic.) let's also not forget the thing about his children, for the sake of symmetry, by Zeus :lulz:

Whatchu talkin' 'bout LuciferX?

I was enjoying this read last night and then felt like "contributing".  Now it feels more like I may have been interrupting the narrative with the tangential concern of remembering what these gods personified. I think a round of Wikipedia should cure my ADD on the subject. 

Aneristic Illusions / Re: Political quotes of the moment
« on: October 14, 2015, 08:05:33 am »

Discordian Recipes / Re: DECLASSIFIED drink recipes by TWJ
« on: October 14, 2015, 07:34:54 am »
As sunny days give way to autumn chill and rain, it's time to shelve the shandies and move to something a little more wintery; that old Pacific Northwest classic, milk beer, aka bilk.

This recipe works best with a Porter or a Stout but any rich smooth low-hop ale will work.

3/4 beer
1/4 milk or half-and-half
Pinch of ground cardamom

That sounds delicious.

I must disagree. It might prove to in fact be delightful, but my brain is simply not willing to put the equation milk+beer=yum in with the "true" stuff.

That's not to say I won't try it, but skeptical wizard is skeptical.

I bet it's similar to putting milk in coffee.

Reminds me of Rivella:
://Many Germans find it really odd, but it is very common in its homeland, and you can get it everywhere there. What’s special about this drink is that it contains “lactoserum”, which is a milk extract (that tastes nothing like milk) that leaves an interesting aftertaste. Aforementioned Chabeso contains the same substance.

Rivella and beer may work for me.  I dunno.

The Richard Nixon school of ballet and the arts / Re: Apocrypha Discordia
« on: October 14, 2015, 07:15:57 am »
About Kronos (sic.) let's also not forget the thing about his children, for the sake of symmetry, by Zeus :lulz:

The Richard Nixon school of ballet and the arts / Re: WOMP-ertainment
« on: October 13, 2015, 03:53:46 am »

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