I can see the headline in a few hundred years, when they have proven telepathy and the reasons behind it: ‘Man divorces wife for thinking about leaving him’. Or ‘Government jails citizen for thinking about committing a crime’. This could end up with a type of preventative profiling. In fact they are already mapping the human brain exactly for these purposes – for investigatory and legal purposes with MRI technology and with new future military applications. Already in its inception design phase, the soldier of the future might wear a helmet that receives commands directly in his brain from a computer remotely. Another idea I saw was a toy helicopter design that could be flown via brain impulses. With all this ‘What will they think of next?’ (and they will) and all these ideas being developed without forethought - the right to think and respond naturally to these technologies and methods could pose a serious issue for human rights.
Perhaps we have all thought often enough, sometimes daily about leaving our partners, only as a habit. What defines the right to snoop into someone’s mindset and reject or accept their mode of feeling? Do they (the snoopers) have the right or training to disagree? If taken to the extreme, perhaps one day ethical questions that arise from the ability to sense people’s thoughts such as guidelines for ‘free-thought’ and expression will have to be established.
This is already been playing out to some extent on the World Wide Web today. We can see now that after having discovered the ability for immediate expression that entire countries and people are unable to deal fairly with free thinking individuals. Once you have prodded the soft underbelly of man’s thirst for knowledge and feeling – can one hold them accountable for feeling negative thoughts against someone or something? Can one punish someone for being exposed to ideas?
This is especially true when information or knowledge is given to us daily, through our media, products, advertising and the Internet. It’s like the history of time or the Akashic records have opened their gates to us. The Internet is like a giant Rorschach experiment, with people or populations being presented a myriad of ideas: and now the consequences and backlash comes from human reactions to poorly understood imagery and concepts that were released or invented without any guidelines or explanation.
Take this to the next level of ‘The Right to Feel’ and this is the angle I am approaching. After all, it’s alright to feel something – and to perhaps express it through art and writing – but we have to remember in many cultures one does not have the right to express art or write – let alone feel the entitlement, the simple right to feel, something, anything – the joy of feeling.
The applications are staggering. When I think of Empathy, I did not think I would end up researching ethics and mind control. This is also so that I can avoid anything selling or promising you control, mind control or manipulation – to me Empathy is the study of affirming the right for others to feel what they wish. Many people will express a desire to learn this type of technique to control their partner’s feelings (only to be sorely disappointed when the person of interest continues to feel this feeling), and when taken to a cultural level, one has to imagine that the right to feel – without judgment – without prejudice and hate is a fundamental right that we supposedly have had for centuries.
Paradoxically through sheer exposure of everyone’s ideas we have lost our own feelings, our own empathy, our own sense of rationality. It’s as if we have had a mega load of instantaneous and fractured data crammed into our minds before our society or selves were ready for it, as if society is not sure how to feel or express the experiences it is assuming at super-speed, and even less so have the time to appreciate them.
So in dissecting Empathy, cooperative behavior and societal demands, I am working on collecting ideas from you on the concept of ‘The Right to Feel’. After all, action does not always follow feeling, and in my experience suppression always has caused an intensification of emotion.
About The Author: Carmen’s waking dreams have provided accurate glimpses into the future for celebrities as well as political and international figures. Her non-judgmental, Empathic approach, as well as her unique method of Tarot reading, affords her the reputation as a groundbreaker in her field. This European born Canadian is the first online psychic to promote the idea of Empathy and emotional thought transference, and she has written a great deal on the subject. For a comprehensive Intuitive reading that will transform your life, you can find Carmen at PsychicAccess.com.
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