If you all are like me, then it’s a subject you think about a lot.
But you might not all be like me.
So if you’re not interested skip this.
You’re reading? Nice.
Mind control. A subject we (me, myself, and I) think about a lot… doesn’t we?
It’s a creepy idea, isn’t it? (1)Nothing bad, says They, things are just a bit… people are just a bit… easier to manage.
And if we need to, we can take it away. But most of the time we don’t.
The book Uglies by Scott Westerfield operates on that premise, as do its sequels, I think, among other premises*.
Or, (says They)(2) we’ll just let them believe what they want to believe… they do that anyway, so what harm could it cause?
(do you see how They think yet? can you imagine? total disregard for those under you, because you’re sure you know better… )
And if they start thinking, or if they’re too old, or they are just in the way… we just say they went away. (Premise of the Giver by Lois Lowry)
Just a little cut, then… you think the way you’re “supposed” to think, and everything’s just ever so nice. (similar to something from the Golden Compass or Northern Lights by Philip Pullman**)
(I have no idea how some people manage to write whole books on this subject. this is giving me the creeps.)
But, but, but. Is it even possible? I mean, sure neuroscientists say this and that and that other are just around the corner but it just takes a little “oops” and you’re messed up forever. A vegetable.
How could They, the authorities or the goverment or whatever, whoever, they are, do that?
Seems to me quite easilly.
*Upcoming sequel: liking what you see
**I’m finding great examples in books I’ve read. You should read them. Then I’ll be able to talk at you (who ever you are) about them and you won’t be completelly clueless.