January 14, 2002 7:33 PM   Subscribe

Psychotronic and other space-based mindcontrol weapons would be banned under a bill introduced in the US House of Representatives by Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) last October. If it passes, can I take off my tinfoil helmet?
posted by MrBaliHai (10 comments total)
What? Did somebody say.....Psychotronic?
posted by kristin at 8:07 PM on January 14, 2002

i didn't want to click on that link but i did. perhaps the SBMCW's are already in place.
posted by th3ph17 at 8:26 PM on January 14, 2002

I see nothing wrong or even strange about redefining "weapons" to include psychotronic devices. There are already patents on these kinds of things and for all I know they work or someone is going to make them work eventually. Better to be safe than sorry. Maybe the bill's architects know something we don't.

Sure, its a bit premature, but even NASA and SETI have established protocols in case they contact any aliens, yet you don't see too many people falling out of their chairs because of it. I'm certain developing electronic psy-op weapons is a lot more probable then ever meeting a living intelligent race from galaxies away.

I'd rather not have my consciousness altered by a remote device, especially when I can do it at home with my Proteus.
posted by skallas at 8:36 PM on January 14, 2002

Do you really have one of those, skallas? How is it?
posted by jpoulos at 9:01 PM on January 14, 2002

D-OH? Kucinich represents Homer Simpson?
posted by kindall at 9:07 PM on January 14, 2002

Your tinfoil helmet won't save you from Government Laser Beams!
posted by mr_crash_davis at 9:11 PM on January 14, 2002

Those crazy goggles do work suprisingly well, and if your too cheap to buy the commercially available ones this site gives a good overview of how to make a set for those of us that like tinkering with electronics.
Back to conversation over the link, I think its great that they are launching a bill to limit use of this sort of thing, as long as it doesn't disturm ligitimate research here on earth. Because I for one hate to think of the day when the government can make me think whatever it wants using a satillite in space. **resumes lining his walls with tinfoil**
posted by bytecode at 10:03 PM on January 14, 2002

jpoulos, I get varying results, but they do help in getting into a deep relaxed state and even get really odd visuals out of meditation. For the most part though, its the effort you put into it that matters. Brain entrainment really works, but if you're distracted or don't have 45 minutes to spend meditating along with the machine then it really doesn't do anything.
posted by skallas at 10:10 PM on January 14, 2002

What? Did somebody say.....Psychotronic?

Yes, my first thought on reading that was a satellite that disrupts communications in an enemy country by broadcasting Manos: Hands of Fate round-the-clock.
posted by MrBaliHai at 5:41 AM on January 15, 2002

SF homeless demand algebra books as psychosis wanes ... Calm, placid Cuba is unconcerned about psychotronic experimentation ... Sharp drop in Russian vodka sales as top-secret "good vibes" program kicks in ... Boss assigns me to spy on wireless competitor due to large number of fillings in my molars, says he can wire my teeth with co-ax ...
posted by sheauga at 8:13 AM on January 15, 2002

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