The future of anger management?

May 5, 2009
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A prediction by a military historian in a recent issue of Foreign Policy has something for everyone, including people interested in companies right here in Indiana.

Writing in a special section about the future, Martin van Creveld notes that technology is now available to release antidotes into bloodstreams if sensors detect rising levels of anger hormones.

Imagine implanting in every newborn a capsule containing monitors, hormones, and a transmitter and receiver. Governments could track the person from central computers, which could quickly determine whether undesirable hormones were getting out of whack and instantly release antidotes.

“From birth on, no moment in a person’s life will go unmonitored,” van Creveld said.

Who would like this? Anti-war types, he said. Or women who don’t like what some men do.

It isn’t hard to extrapolate. What about insurers like WellPoint that want to cut down on everything from road rage to overeating? Eli Lilly and Co. and other life sciences companies conceivably could mop up. Lilly, after all, invented Prozac, the original happy drug.

You certainly have thoughts.

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  • That's sounds perfect for men who abuse women. I don't think we need to track every baby that is born, though.
  • George Orwell's book was 30 years premature. With our current leader at the helm, big brother is preparing not just to watch you, but control you. Change means many things.........Are you ready?
  • I'll believe it's possible when I get my flying car and fully automated kitchen.
  • joyce i think it would be great for women when for no reason at all they are angry at the world every 28 days.
  • This thread is awesome.
  • Doug, if they beat their boyfriends then track them, too.

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  2. Why do we blame the unions? They did not create the 11 different school districts that are the root of the problem.

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  4. I'm sure Indiana is paradise for the wealthy and affluent, but what about the rest of us? Over the last 40 years, conservatives and the business elite have run this country (and state)into the ground. The pendulum will swing back as more moderate voters get tired of Reaganomics and regressive social policies. Add to that the wave of minority voters coming up in the next 10 to 15 years and things will get better. unfortunately we have to suffer through 10 more years of gerrymandered districts and dispropionate representation.

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