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Esper March 16th, 2013 11:01 AM

My mind to your mind
Imagine the technology exists that would let you "share" your mind with someone where your two minds become one mind, benefiting from each other's knowledge, experience, and perception. A person who doesn't know how to play the piano could know how if the other person does, and so on. (Science is getting closer to this than you may think.) You'd instantly know how to do things without having to learn them if someone else learned them first.

Would you do it if it were only temporary? Would you do it if it were permanent? What circumstances would you do it under? Do you think you'd have more empathy for the other person, or would you worry about losing your individuality?

Sableye~ March 16th, 2013 11:06 AM

I wouldn't do it solely because then they would (I assume) have access to my memories, and know everything about me.

Kura March 16th, 2013 11:38 AM

Nah, I don't think I'd do this. I like to be able to have my own thoughts.

I think the only time it'd be convenient and would consider doing it, is like in that particular scene in the movie What Women Want.. if you know what I mean.

KriegStein March 16th, 2013 12:55 PM

I would do it. Sounds so interesting that Id definetly try it. But I doupt the other mind would survive the connection... So yeah. I might be more emphatic towards the person of course.

Ephemeral Euphoria March 16th, 2013 1:07 PM

I wouldn't do it because the last thing I need on my conscious is driving some poor sucker insane now.

Shiny Celebi March 16th, 2013 5:24 PM

Naw, I wanna keep my own mind. I think it would be too weird to share a mind with someone, though I admit the idea is interesting.

Shining Raichu March 17th, 2013 5:30 AM

I'd do it if it were temporary, but not permanent. I'd need to try it out - finding the ability to do things I've never been able to do before, having knowledge and understanding on more of the universe than my mind can personally grasp. That seems fantastic to me. But again, only temporary. I wouldn't want to fuse with another person for good, it might be a bit intrusive.

Broken_Arrow March 17th, 2013 5:53 PM

umm,i don't think i would do it..i never choose the easy way when it comes to things cuz i like challenges however i'm lazy sometimes i like to keep myself the way i am and take the old fashioned way of learning things! ;)

Sweets Witch March 17th, 2013 7:07 PM

I'd do it in a heartbeat because there's nothing in my mind that's TOO weird. If I could learn to repair a washing machine in exchange for someone learning how to sew and at the cost of them knowing that I don't know what a thigh gap is, then so be it.

Cherrim March 17th, 2013 10:51 PM

Nooo way. I wouldn't want them to dig up any subconscious thoughts that were either inappropriate to them or just embarrassing/private in general. Even if I could stand to benefit immensely from it, I don't think I could go through with it unless it were possible to gate off certain memories/ideas/sections of my mind from their access. Your brain is the final frontier of your identity and as such I don't think I'd want to share anything so personal with anyone else.

It's more about privacy than anything, for me. I can only consider this temporarily because I can't imagine it any other way and even then, I wouldn't worry about losing my individuality or anything, my focus is entirely on what the person I'm sharing with would have access to and what they might do with that access and information. :[

Zorogami March 18th, 2013 12:40 AM

This is a really interesting topic. I would only use it if it were a temporary state, like I'd "copy" someone else's talent or basic understanding of something, and then the connection would be over. If this were a permament state, i wouldn't want to share my thoughts with anyone for the rest of my life, so i wouldn't even consider it.

♣Gawain♣ March 18th, 2013 1:31 AM

I would never engage in such sharing of minds for other's benefit.

Starry Windy March 18th, 2013 2:14 AM

I would do it, as long as I'm still able to become myself even though sharing minds and abilities, and I would care more to the other person if I know that other person's minds. Because I'm unsure of this, I want to try it temporarily.

Talli March 18th, 2013 6:18 AM

No I would not do this as it sound too scary to share minds with others.

Brynjolf March 19th, 2013 7:39 PM


Originally Posted by ⊗Slenderman⊗ (Post 7583702)
I wouldn't do it solely because then they would (I assume) have access to my memories, and know everything about me.

Yeah, assuming that the person would experience anything I thought of, they'd try to kill me if they found out what I was thinking on a daily basis (I think of some pretty weird scenarios lol)

Melody March 20th, 2013 2:15 AM

If I were to do this, It would have to be with someone I trust very immensely and love deeply. I don't think I could bear it to be with anyone else. I doubt leaving it as a permanent melding would be quite wise either...but if there was simply a link that allowed us to choose what we shared with one another, then that would be fine. Just so long as we would only be sharing what we wanted to share.

I don't think such a technology would ever be useful without such a feature anyway.

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