A Fine and Pleasant Raevnos (raevnos) wrote in rainydayreaders,
A Fine and Pleasant Raevnos

Looking for suggestions

There's a growing sub-genre of science fiction featuring the idea that since the human brain is just a biological computer, it might be possible to reprogram it. Stephenson's _Snow Crash_ is the first one I can think of that really gets into the concept, though a bunch of cyberpunk from the 80's touches on it, and there might be older stuff (I'm not counting mind control/psionics type things, or just altering memories, for which a small mountain of prior art exists).

What I can't think of is an example where editing someone's mind/exec-ing a new program in that brain is, in the long run, beneficial to the recipient and perceived as so by others.

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