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Mindkiller
Invasive
Novel
BCI Name
Wireheading
Mindkiller
First Published
1982
Form Factor
implant
Mindkiller
emotions
Mindkiller
Linking

Wireheading is the act of directly triggering the brain's reward center  by electrical stimulation of an inserted wire, for the purpose of 'short-circuiting' the brain's normal reward process and artificially inducing pleasure. Permanent wireheading is the constant use of which overrides desires for food and drink, used for suicide.

100%
Reality Factor
40yrs
BCI Forecast
0%
Neuroptimism
21%
Neurafictionality