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Messing with Our Minds: Psychiatric Drugs, Cyberspace and ?Digital Indoctrination?

Brain-altering drugs and digital ?indoctrination? pose a potential threat not only to the stability of many individuals but of society itself.

 

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More than half a century ago, Aldous Huxley ? who knew a bit about drugs ? issued a dire prediction. He didn?t see the Internet coming, but other than that his vision remains relevant. ?There will be within the next generation or so a pharmacological method of making people love their servitude,? he wrote in Brave New World, ?and producing a kind of painless concentration camp for entire societies, so that people will in fact have their liberties taken away from them but will rather enjoy it, because they will be distracted from any desire to rebel by propaganda, brainwashing or brainwashing enhanced by pharmacological methods.?

 

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Bryan R.

Sounds interesting and in-line with some philosophical thoughts of my own. Will read later.

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