"Are you ready to experience the future of digital pleasure?"'
August 18, 2002 12:26 PM   Subscribe

"Are you ready to experience the future of digital pleasure?"' That link hit my inbox closely on the heels of my perusing this thread. From a 'moral standpoint', better than/worse than/same as inducing something internally?
posted by JettSuperior (23 comments total)

 
something tells me this ain't going to work, although it might give me good abs.

i don't know what 'moral standpoint' we're coming from, but i'm guessing as long as it's non-addictive, and there aren't people dying from 'abusing' it, we won't, as a populace, have a huge problem with it, except for the fact that it's a big scam.
posted by fishfucker at 12:37 PM on August 18, 2002


This is some fucked up shit, dude.
posted by tweebiscuit at 12:58 PM on August 18, 2002


"All Voodoo Machine products are guaranteed against defects in workmanship for a period of thirty (30) days from the date of purchase. All sales are final and no refunds are available." (taken from the site's terms of sale)

'nuff said.
posted by Fupped Duck at 1:14 PM on August 18, 2002


"All Voodoo Machine products are guaranteed against defects in workmanship for a period of thirty (30) days from the date of purchase. All sales are final and no refunds are available." (taken from the site's terms of sale.

'nuff said.
posted by Fupped Duck at 1:18 PM on August 18, 2002


My ex-wife had one of these doodads where you put this visor over your eyes and listened to this subliminal tape thingy in earphones and the visor had these red LCD lights which randomly blinked allegedly in conjunction with the tape. She said it made her feel all wonderful and everything. She went on and on about it, saying something about betawaves and sleep-like meditative states and blah blah.

I tried it once and all I got was a headache. This was of course not the reason why we got a divorce, but in hindsight it was an indicator that she and I were wholly incompatible. She'd jump at the chance to try a Voodoo Magic Box. I however would prefer to save my money and buy Roller Coaster Tycoon II. I'm sure I'll relieve stress much better with that thing than with a new Rave toy.
posted by ZachsMind at 1:25 PM on August 18, 2002


Hmm...sounds like "The Orb" in Sleeper...I'm jonesing for some AAs already.

Unfortunately, I don't have time to order one right now as I'm flying off to Lagos tonight -- got to protect my cut of the $28 million. So long, suckers!
posted by filmgoerjuan at 1:28 PM on August 18, 2002


As long as I can browse my favorite pr0n sites with my Force Feedback Jockey-Shorts™, I'm pretty much content.
posted by RavinDave at 2:05 PM on August 18, 2002


inducing something internally
like what, vomiting? i think you meant ingesting.
posted by quonsar at 2:42 PM on August 18, 2002


it's like a cheap sensory deprivation tank! "The Tank Has Many Uses" keke :)
posted by kliuless at 3:03 PM on August 18, 2002


sleep deprivation works too btw! keke :)
posted by kliuless at 3:05 PM on August 18, 2002


Actually, this device looks like a weak version of something called Cranial Electrotherapy Stimulation, an "alternative therapy" used to treat anxiety patients. An interesting concept, I suppose - the effects are supposed to be pleasant - but if you were genuinely interested, I wouldn't buy from these folks. (The whois listing is a P.O. box in Canada, with a payphone as a contact number...)
posted by scribblative at 3:17 PM on August 18, 2002


(The whois listing is a P.O. box in Canada, with a payphone as a contact number...)
not to mention they are spamming the nation...
posted by quonsar at 4:18 PM on August 18, 2002


Not to beat a dead horse, but:

"All Voodoo Machine products are guaranteed against defects in workmanship for a period of thirty (30) days from the date of purchase. All sales are final and no refunds are available." (taken from the site's terms of sale) (my emphasis)

Please allow 4-6 weeks for delivery. (also taken from the site)

They wouldn't go so far as to ensure that you wouldn't receive it until after you could return it, would they?
posted by alphanerd at 4:49 PM on August 18, 2002


There's a game out on PS2 and Dreamcast at the moment (although not for much longer on the latter) called Rez, which is said to enduce endorphin rushes through sound and graphics. The first time you play/see it it looks and sounds truly amazing, then it gets a bit boring. However, I stuck it out and I've been playing it on and off for about three months now, and tonight I finally managed to complete it and get an alternative ending. The effect was completely unlike anything I've ever felt before, a rush of sheer emotion so intense I burst out in tears. It was quite possibly the most beautiful thing I've ever seen and I honestly can't describe it (although I'm sure someone else will).
posted by hnnrs at 5:08 PM on August 18, 2002


Look at the second picture down... looks a little young to me! Yeah, I agree... something sounds/feels/looks a little skeevy about this whole thing.
posted by SpecialK at 5:28 PM on August 18, 2002


saw this BBC article on rez awhile back (whoa, even has its own fUSION anomaly entry :) sounds trippy!
posted by kliuless at 5:36 PM on August 18, 2002


I prefer to get my drugs the old fashioned way, by the gram.
posted by nyxxxx at 6:25 PM on August 18, 2002


something sounds/feels/looks a little skeevy about this whole thing

Wait a minute, are you suggesting that a spammer might be making false claims? How can this be?
posted by jjg at 6:27 PM on August 18, 2002


"i think you meant ingesting."

No, I really meant inducing; I should've made the last sentence longer, though....As in, "inducing euphoria by external means rather than internal." What can I say, first time poster, haste makes waste, all that shite.

I is a gud spellar aslo.
posted by JettSuperior at 7:43 PM on August 18, 2002


i'm guessing as long as it's non-addictive, and there aren't people dying from 'abusing' it, we won't, as a populace, have a huge problem with it

Oh, you mean like pot, acid and mushrooms.

Our populace couldn't possibly have a problem with that!

(Yes, I know marijuana can be psychologically addictive, but so can gambling and TV. If this thing works at all, it will be psychologically addictive -- the caveat "as long as it's non-addictive" is only meaningful if we're talking about physical addiction, methinks.)
posted by ramakrishna at 10:12 PM on August 18, 2002


Cool. They've invented wireheading.
posted by aeschenkarnos at 11:22 PM on August 18, 2002


Hm... Stumbled onto this site not too long ago while trying to access hackersalvage.com (a hardware trading board). I was redirected to this site... At work no less!

I went to Hackcanada.com (they ran hackersalvage afaik) and there's a Voodoo Machine link there in place of the hackersalvage one. I'm guessing they're responsible.
posted by ODiV at 7:03 AM on August 19, 2002


hnnrs: It was quite possibly the most beautiful thing I've ever seen and I honestly can't describe it (although I'm sure someone else will).

"You may not understand this review. We may not either. But you should certainly play this game." :)
posted by kliuless at 7:27 AM on August 19, 2002


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