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When I read the title of your post, this was the first thing that came to my mind. :b



Then I read the actual post and I remembered this old video. Warning, it's depressing. :|

 

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We are our own pleasure making machines. :p I think the Sun is the most powerful happy machine. Its a fact that sunlight makes us happy. :)
 

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the first pleasure inducing machine was created in the 1870s. in that era, and dating back to the beginning of the Victorian Era, "female hysteria" was very common medical diagnosis created by doctors to describe women who exhibited a wide variety of symptoms, from irritability and loss of appetite to "a tendency to cause trouble". the treatment considered by doctors to be most effective in curing the disease was "pelvic massage" - it was also the most profitable for the doctors as it had no negative side-effects and it was meant to be done regularly and long-term in order to "cure" the disease. it eventually began too time-consuming and tedious for the physicians as the technique was difficult to master and could take hours to produce the "hysterical paroxysm". since doctors did not want to refer the patients to midwifes and risk losing their patients and profit, they set out to invent a machine that could effectively achieve the "hysterical paroxysm" in shorter amount of time. first tested out - and proven to be very effective for the hysteric patients - in an insane asylum in France in 1873, the electromechanical vibrator machine was created and used regularly by physicians as it shortened the length of each visit to just minutes rather than hours.

~and thus was the creation of the first pleasure inducing machine~

(even more fascinating, in 1902 it was patented by a company and became one the very first home electric appliances to be sold to the general public, even before the vacuum cleaner and electric iron. it was widely accepted and prove to be extremely popular as it was viewed as not being sexual at all, rather just another method to treat a medical illness. print ads for the device were common, seen in periodicals such as Woman's Home Companion magazine and Sear's catalog:

it was during the 1920s when the use of the "pleasure inducing machine" appeared in pornography that its popularly and acceptance within society greatly decreased as it had gained much more negative connotations.)
 

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Just put an IV in me and hook me up. I'd never come off the machine. Virtual reality is a real possibility in the future. I would like to create my own world. I wouldn't care if it was real or not.
 

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I have absolutely no idea what this is.
Lmao...I guess that's a no :p It's pretty much what you're describing. I had a philosophy class in college (Ethics) and we nearly spent a whole class period discussing that thought experiment. It was interesting to hear everyone's ideas on it.
 

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society tends to look down on over-indulging in anything that has no other use other than to induce pleasure. drug addicts who make their money through honest work and spend most of it on their drug of choice are still viewed as some as being "scum" and inferior beings compared to others in society. when really they have just chosen a life devoted to sustaining pleasure as much as they can which they enjoy more than just the usual day-to-day ups and downs.

so like steelmyhead said there would probably be backlash against anything too pleasurable and its overuse.

I believe if someone created such a machine, there would be a public backlash against the machine and its creators. There would be an anti-machine movement advocating the destruction of the machine which would eventually lead to its banning. Though at this point, the majority of earth's population would already be slaves on it. And with the destruction of the machine, and censoring of the knowledge that created it, humanity would once again search for a path to reclaim the childhood pleasures passed down only in story from their grandfathers, from the age of the Machine.

In time, given humanities sheltered, and SA-like upbringing, they would eventually turn to the prophetic writings of Aurora, nothing to fear, and RoninDistance. Statues would be made in their honor, replacing the Roman and Greek gods and goddesses of the past. But as in all things created and worshipped by man, this too, would eventually fade into the dark miasma that is humanity.

Flowers will bloom, waves will crash, and earth will dry.
excellent post.
 
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