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Questions tagged [mind-control]

For questions that involve controlling a subject's thoughts or ideas through magical or technological means.

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Regulating my replica soldiers with a controlled form of ASPD (I'm not sure if psychopathy belongs to it)?

When you have around 500 soldiers with state-of-the-art equipment and superhuman reflexes, you might also want to invest in a reliable way of controlling them without hampering their ability to think ...
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Realistic Demonic Possession

Let's say that one day scientists discover proof of demonic possession when scanning the minds of patients with unexplained mental illness. My goal is to write a realistic scenario using current-day ...
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Advanced psionic system and psionic grenades

So I'm creating a world in which an advanced psionic system exists. On a distant planet there was an AI rebellion resulting in the death of 95% of the planet's population and the remaining survivors ...
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Realistic (sci-fi) ideas on how biological mind control could be possible through a virus infecting a person?

I've been trying to reimagine vampires using sci-fi science to explain the more traditional vampiric abilities. So far I'm quite liking a rabies-like virus to explain biting and regenerative rest. I ...
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How to “freeze” the world for a day to faciliate the dispersal of presents by Santa Claus? [closed]

In my world, Santa Claus is the head of a large, super-secret organization that utilizes advanced technology and paramilitarily organized elves to distribute presents to billions of households on an ...
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Which would a good way to defend from mind controlling aliens? [closed]

Earth is being invaded by an alien species which is pretty similar to humans, being basically the only difference that instead of using for war destruction by weapons, they have developed technology ...
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How to Keep a Local Radio Station Broadcasting in an Apocalypse

I need to keep a radio station running after an Apocalypse. There is no power grid of course. Details of apocalypse are not entirely set in stone. The only rules to this question are those ...
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Can a brain handle a nanobot army? [closed]

I think I've done my research about multi tasking on humans, but this is a whole new level I have a conqueror, where he creates nanobot creatures instantaneously (handwaving the transformation ...
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Human Hive Mind Alterations

Context I got this man who can control millions of insects at a time to fight. He accomplishes this thanks to the microbots(smaller than bacteria) in his nervous system that react to his mind and ...
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How to prevent Wikipedia's desire for donations in Bitcoins from enslaving the world

In honor of the 2 year 4 month aniversary of Tim B's infamous How would Facebook Sysadmins prevent the summoning of Cthulhu?... ST. PETERSBURG, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES, December 17, 2019 The ...
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Insect Mind Control

So I am making another insect themed character (I can’t help it insects are just so amazing to me❤️) and I want this one to be able to control insects from a distance. I have some ideas (Pheromones ...
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Could there be a way to explain a sound wave (produced by a device) that can control people's actions?

This isn't the same question as the one about a Sound Gun, although it could be viewed as a weapon, for sure (because controlling someone could be a form of weaponization depending on the action). ...
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Imitating the double body aspect of quantum entanglement with other tech…

I’m working on a scenario where one person can be at two places at the same time, kind of like a mirror version of themselves where the original person controls both bodies even though the two bodies ...
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Can someone's mind theoretically affect reality?

Human brains works by conducting electrical signals and since the brain and the reality to be affected lie in the same electromagnetic field, can a sufficiently amplified brain signal affect the ...
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Best place to find comatose and/or brain dead patients [closed]

Basic premise: Main character's (MC) body gets destroyed, "soul" transfers into the first responder (Ally) trying to save him. MC gains mind powers. What is the best place to find a body, to transfer ...
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What would be the possible source of a drug that creates a shared mass hallucination ending up in creating a new god? [closed]

I've been thinking about structuring a cult that brews or harvests a liquid drug. That drug is then sealed in jugs and shipped to cities. The drug gives a sense of complete relaxation but also leads ...
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How will US government and other institutions react if all public leaders are compromised? [closed]

Suppose an anonymous organisation has the ability to take control of the minds of any people they chose, as long as they are able to identify who it is they want to control. The method they use to do ...
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Mind controlling device - how to go on making one?

One of the tropes I see very frequently on TV is having a supervillain build a huge mind controlling device that suddenly takes over an entire town, or eventually even the whole world. So, it got me ...
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Indoctrinating female agents

I'm trying to make a story about illegal government program of luring expendable girls and indoctrinating them into becoming deep cover agents. The program uses the same process as the pimps and ...
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Can a brainwashed American president end the human race?

Suppose a group of intelligent but insane people has developed mind control technology. They have managed to plant a chip inside the US president's head. They can wirelessly send signals to his mind ...
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Memory manipulation as a weapon: how could it be deployed most effectively?

A man with high political ambitions tries to rise to the top by using his special ability: memory manipulation. How can he successfully use this ability to rise to the top of his kingdom/Empire? ...
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Killing a mind controller [closed]

Bill has a special power: he can create any kind of sensory hallucination on anyone that gets near him (about 1 km range). The hallucination can be as complex as he wants it to be, and it doesn't ...
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Inducing Ignorance in the Brain

Context: Brains in Vats and Virtual Reality on Steroids In the (reasonably near) future, humans have developed the field of medicine significantly, and we now have the technology to isolate the ...
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Can charmspeak be scientifically explained?

Charmspeak is defined as mind control through the medium of speech - that is, the user tells the target what to do, and the target has no choice but to obey. Is there a way to explain such a ...
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How can we catch a mind controller

Some Background The government is very good at catching people. Even the few who can keep away from them are forced into a life of running. But there is a new threat that the worlds governments face ...
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“Memetic” camouflage

This question led me to a very interesting idea. Is it possible to create a camouflage or pattern that when applied to military uniforms would distract the viewer, make him feel uncomfortable or ...
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Birds can mind-control everyone, what will happen to humans?

I plan to make a RPG setting and I want it to be as credible as possible. By that I mean that I want to be able to explain everything with science without cheating. Statistically not likely but ...
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What problems could arise from mind-controlling the physical world?

It's accepted that the mind controls the body by electrical impulses between neurons and down the spine and along nerves, etc, which allows us to move an arm to pick something up. However, what stops ...
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How can I explain mind control without using magic?

Mind control is a favourite tool of science fiction writers, it allows us to make certain characters do things that they would normally never do without the hassle of explanation. But hard science ...
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What would two people reading each other's mind think? [closed]

Imagine that two people who have the ability to read anyone's mind confront each other. Each one of them knows that the other is able to read minds and so they try to read each other's mind. Let's ...
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What would be the implications of using mind control as a way to enforce laws?

A government develops technology that can be used to remotely control people's brains for mind control. The government decides that instead of enforcing its laws by having penalties for people who ...