- Mar 2013
- Vulcan, down the street from Darth Vader
Absolutely, those came to mind, as well as the whole mind-control topic generally. They also did it in Babylon 5 (an early 1st-season episode). Those are not particularly palatable alternatives, especially considering the American prosecutorial attitude toward charging people, i.e.: get as many people in the system as you can. How much mind control would end up really going on? We would probably never know. Jack L. Chalker also explored the mind-control idea in his Four Lords of the Diamond series (actually more of a four-volume novel than a series).Yeah, I'm sure you've seen or read some of the dystopian science fiction alternatives to incarceration.....'Dagger of the Mind' ring any bells? Of course those folks WERE incarcerated. Clockwork Orange? All kinds of possible mind control or mind-rewriting or mind-rewiring techniques spring to mind.