Hapbee ("Happy") Is The World's First Wearable That Lets You Feel On Command

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  1. Mito

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    “Hapbee ("Happy") is the world's first wearable that lets you feel calm, alert, focused, relaxed or sleepy on command - all with just a few taps on your smartphone.”

    “Hapbee works by emitting low-energy magnetic fields that are designed to emulate a specific feeling.”

    Hapbee - Choose How You Feel

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    Nice, EMF straight to the brain , what could go wrong ...
     
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    Great citation :tearsofjoy:
    Great movie !
     
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    It claims it's emf is 1/3000 that of a smartphone so it shouldn't be harmful on that front. A problem is that if something like this becomes popular it can create a dependancy over time. It's certainly useful for therapeutic purposes but also holds some potential for abuse, depending upon how effective it is. Realistically this will probably benefit a lot of people, but it opens a dangerous door for future developments. If technology based mood alteration becomes a market I can see it escalating a bit out of control. There is also the many strange cases where such technology may be applied. Businesses in the future might have their employees wear devices that increase alertness, prisons might make prisoners wear calming devices, parents might even manipulate their children's mood. One pretty interesting implementation would be movie theaters that synch the mood to the events of a movie to enhance the experience. A potential abuse of this technology can occure in the pick up scene: where someone can attach such a device to someone else (who could possibly be to drunk to notice) and get them artificially aroused. Overall it's interesting but indeed very scary.
     
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    dystopia has arrived
     
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    I always wondered how the new world order like in Brave new world would get ushered in but people are just doing it to themselves tbh
     
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    Dave Asprey is an investor in the company.
     
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    This is so bad. People are already taught to be fake during everyday life, now they can be even faker by using an electronic device to change their feelings artificially. The general population really seems to think that physiology and mood are independent.

    What's the goal of this? To emulate being healthy even when your body is screaming for nutrients or rest or social interaction? Yeah, why even bother with nutrition anymore, let's just use technology and EMFs to force ours cell to behave the way we want them too. Smh
     
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    its not a terrible idea but a comical way to go about it.. kind of like an involuted diadem
     
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    There are already drugs widely available to do pretty much everything you suggest in this scenario.
     
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    of course
     
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    True but I very much doubt businesses will ever force feed their employees adderall or modafinil. Whats scary about this technology is that it is not a drug and can eventually be accepted as safe or even normal by the general public. Forcing prisoners to take benzos will never fly with the public, and parents giving their unprescribed children medication to "calm down" can be considered child abuse depending on the situation. But an app that alters mood won't raise any flags when it becomes part of the culture.
     
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    Looks dumb, makes you look dumb, changes how you feel...

    This is fantastic for parties.
     
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    No need to force people to take drugs, they are doing it willingly. Many people I know in my age group (20's) rely on marijuana, adderall, benzos, opiates, alcohol, SSRI's, autoimmunity drugs, tylenol/ acetominophen, prescription sleep meds, anabolic steroids, and cialis/ viagra. Most people in my experience are walking pharmacies in one way or the other.

    I dont think there is anything inherently wrong with using different substances for a desired effect. It actually seems like the intelligent option in my opinion but the nuance is always whats the actual mechanism of the effect and whats the risk. In many of these cases, I'd say the actual mechanism and the risk aren't worth it.
     
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    Is there any actual science behind this? Seems like a bit of brujería woo science...but I could be wrong. Wouldn’t mind trying it, but definitely wouldn’t buy one. I would think that placebo effect would be strong here.

    It’s easy to ridicule, but we influence our state constantly with our food choices, beverages, supplements, environments, actions, etc... The Hapbee is interesting if it actually works, but I just see it as another tool in the toolkit. If someone is under extreme dietary stress, I doubt hapbee is going to make their resultant negative physiological and psychological states go away.
     
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    The use of Adderall and other nootropic substances are especially common from where I'm originally from (around the Silicon Valley). It certainly helps people get an edge on the competition but I've had friends who have crashed hard and suffered health problems from such drug use. I agree that there is nothing wrong with modulating our systems via substance use, after all that's what we are all doing here one way or another (even if it's just diet alone it falls under this category). Unfortunately the common methods of doing so are much less than ideal. If a mood/alertness altering device became commonplace at least it would provide a better alternative to many current methods.
     
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    Brain entrainment is around for years. Next step is to hack this device and emulate a "specific feeling" of trench warfare melee.
     
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    Reminds me of that scene from Demolition Man