Feelings in Mind Essay

1543 Words Feb 22nd, 2014 7 Pages
Feelings in Mind
Along with the development of technology, there are great changes in people’s daily lives. On the one hand, the use of technology in various territories brings people great convenience. On the other hand, these advanced techniques may cause some problems in social and personal aspects. In the essay “Alone Together”, the author, Sherry Turkle, illustrates that the technology not only does offer convenience to people, but also leads people to have inauthentic feelings and self-denial behaviors. Moreover, the intimacy offered by robots leads people to stop communicating with other human beings, and to abandon their real lives. Similarly to Turkle, in another work “Who Holds the Clicker?” the
…show more content…
The function of DBS works as bringing emotional inauthenticity into people’s mind to change their emotions and psychical actions. However, the problem is not that simple for the reason that the DBS treatment works by cheating people’s brain to create unreal feelings. In addition, when patients are driving or swimming while something wrong with DBS, as a result, the huge mental changes will lead people to lose control and fall into dangerous situations. Therefore, people should be able to control their feelings and actions. However, as a remarkable technique for anti-OCD, DBS treatment brings a moral question: should people or patients control their own feelings and actions instead of being controlled by someone else like robots? In medical field, DBS has achieved a great level of success in treating OCD, but it can largely control people’s feelings and actions via influencing people’s moral judgment, and it not only affect themselves but their family as well. Mario’s experience is a good example at this point, like what he feels when“ After a few taps, the sadness went away. ‘With DBS the things has a certain immediacy to it.’ Says Dr. Steven Rasmussen, Mario’s other psychiatrist. ‘You can change behavior very, very rapidly. On the flip side of it there’s a danger too. This really is a kind of mind control, you know what I mean’”(Slater 239). Once OCD patients are treated by DBS, their psychical feelings and actions are just controlled through typing

Related Documents