Orgasm please computer.

July 08 2008 / by Virulent / In association with Future
Category: Relationships   Year: 2020   Rating: 12

An oldie but a goodie.

Brain-pacemakers are being used to treat patients suffering from severe depression and the potentials of the technology are being expanded on. What happens when brain stimulation is safe and not only reserved to people suffering from disorders?

“Brain pacemakers” are used to treat people who suffer from epilepsy, Parkinson’s disease, clinical depression and other diseases. The pacemaker is a medical device that is implanted into the brain to send electrical signals into the tissue.

For those of you who don’t know what they are the paragraph above is the first sentence from the wikipedia article and as you can see the treatment the technology provides is quite vast and immediate.

Lets look down the winding road a little bit and consider what a world it would be like if these pacemakers become easy to implant and remove self maintaining and powering. A nanobot for stimulation?! what scientist would dare consider such a thing.

Well i found an article a while back in wired which had this to claim:

Implant Achieves Female Orgasm

One woman undergoing treatment for back pain may have discovered a cure for the thousands of woman frustrated by the inability to achieve orgasm. While Dr. Stuart Meloy was putting an electrode into the woman’s spine in an attempt to ease her chronic pain, he not only reduced her back pain, but gave her an unexpected – but delightful – side-effect. (cont.)

“She said, ‘You’re going to have to teach my husband how to do that’,” Meloy, an anesthesiologist and pain specialist in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, said. The discovery is published in Wednesday’s issue of New Scientist.

Humans have engineered sex instruments since we discovered we have hands.. could it be that such a device could become a commercial sex device this is one blogger who sincerely hopes so! :D

And theres more (for those of you who have read my earlier post)

An article in Ananova claims:

“A newly-developed microchip implanted into the body will allow two people to share each other’s pain, movement and even sexual excitement, claims an expert in artificial intelligence.”

So it appears not only are individuals potentially melding into one super-entity even the social identity of sex is eroding (as the law is also adjusting to the popularity of gay culture).

I’d like to end with a quote I enjoy:

“A human being is part of a whole, called by us the Universe, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings, as something separated from the rest a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circles of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.”

- Albert Einstein

If an orgasm pacemaker were safe and easily implantable/removable (perhaps even external completely) would you have one?

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Comment Thread (3 Responses)

  1. it reminds me of that Stallone movie Demolition Man, where they put on those helmets to have cerebral sex. sounds like fun! how would that affect our concepts of loyalty and cheating? will physical sex become passé? might it be marketed as the world’s best abstinence tool? after all, it would eliminate unwanted pregnancies and transmission of diseases…

    Posted by: Zora Styrian   February 29, 2008
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  2. What are the long-term implications of such emotional rewards for our species? How will we react to the promise of the Lotus x 10?

    It seems that our consciousness is a defense mechanism against what seems to be tantamount to always-on super-drugs. I imagine that a planet of humans constantly experiencing orgams would quickly kill off the humans and, sooner than later, replace them with other species that have built up a defense to perpetual orgasming. Emotions like orgasms are intended to be lures to evolutionarily desirable behavior. As soon as we cross the line of not helping the system along, the system will likely react.

    Posted by: Alvis Brigis   February 29, 2008
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  3. Does pornography, with its advances in 1080p, high def, and 5.1 surround sound stop us from wanting real, in-the-flesh sex?

    Posted by: dvorak   July 08, 2008
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