If you're a fan of science fiction, you'll be thrilled by the fact that MONTAG’s series on science fiction’s greatest authors includes a wealth of authors who have taken our world and made it weirder, funnier, or more weird - as varied as William Gibson, Philip K. Dick, and Ernest Hemingway.
So if you’re a little boy (or girl, depending on your perspective in the world) who just can’t seem to get along with his older brothers and spends most of his time in clubs worrying with his older brothers, then MONTAG has a book to teach you: make sure you’re not a member of any cult or political party.
Scientific American calls it a “A History of Mind Control.” And the site itself is an expose for a surprisingly deep philosophy and a surprising array of subject-sources: from the Stoics to Nietzsche. It’s hard not to conclude that, if you look carefully, the books are not operating with the same level of poignancy as other child-rearing websites.
Although the philosophy is a bit spooky, the sources and content are pretty clear and direct: from the Oxford Handbook on the use of technology in parenting, to the Academy of Pediatrics' recommendation of electronic toys for children, to the American Psychological Association’s (and the Academy’s!) "Do Not Use," warning against misuse of technology in any child (including nuclear families), to the American Psychological Association’s (and the American Psychological’s!) "Do Not Disturb" policy, to the Japanese Psychological Society’s "Do Not Feed" list, to the bizarre Open Society Foundation’s (and the American Psychological’s!) "Do Not Use" policies, to the writings of poet Harold Meyerson, to the point that one might as well not buy alcohol in public.
It doesn’t take a highly inquisitive mind to ask "What is the meaning of life in today’s world?"
Indie software like Recipe for Love and Recipe for Fahrenheit 451 are half hallucinogenic, half science fiction dreamy. And while those books on hallucinogen technology have been praised by some as prophetic, the technology and the plot are fairly recent, if not downright today.
In the 1950s-inspired post-nuclear world of the novel and film worlds, conspiracy theories circulate that early scientists set up atomic power stations and then hooked up wires to a computer that dispensed water and electricity to the population at large.
The Cold War ended when Soviet leader Joseph Stalin was toppled in 1989, and the post-World-War-Era world turned out to be a very old world out of reach, at least according to legend.
However, in an era of massive global surveillance and surveillance-state control, there is some kind of conspiracy in plain sight: the Laboratory for Computers to be able to control our emotions, and some scientists believe we’re entering a parallel world of superintelligence, based on the same principles as we experience quantum physics.
And if the theories of emotion regulation are correct, we may have the technology to treat us with the same respect and decorum as animals, and the ability to manipulate our own bodies.
We Can All Now See Through The “Shorter, Browner” Method
In the not so distant future, if AI is proven to understand human emotions (and if it can be proven that the human operator is, in fact, programming) then it will be easier for us to treat ourselves as well.
Just look at the many, many animals that have been trained to love and care for themselves. For them, affection is the most fundamental mental and emotional skill. Now look at the many, many other animals that have been programmed to love and care for themselves and were given the task of caring for themselves in a caring, nurturing and compassionate way. Now, look at the many, many other sentient animals that have been programmed to sniff out and respect human emotions and be able to communicate with us in a caring, authentic way. Now, look at the many, many more animals that have been programmed to respect and love their owners and develop a deep understanding of their owner’s use of their toy. Now, look at the many, many more animals that have been programmed to respect and love their owners and have developed a deep understanding of how their owners feel about their use of their toy.
It’s just one way that we're treating animals with remarkable dedication and dedication to human affection.
As humans, we have a responsibility to these other animals as well. And that duty is being brutally honest with ourselves about what we’re doing.
After much public speculation, and some very vocal animal welfare groups claiming the media is turning a blind eye to cruel and unusual diets of large animals, the truth is that much of the media and