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hyphenate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-22-09 06:32 PM
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15. Anyone remember the movie, Brainstorm?
If you do, you will remember what the US military wanted to do with the research done by Chris Walken and Louise Fletcher's characters--use it to torture and show recruits what they might be subjected to, including Fletcher's character when she had her fatal heart attack.

Using the machine's ability to instill any set of both physiological and mental change into an individual made it a usual weapon, even as much as the good characters showed its more enjoyabe side at the same time. The machine also was able to convey emotion itself, not necessarily bad emotion, but painful even, and love.

We are inching closer and closer to the science in Brainstorm, a movie 25 years in the past. We have managed to create virtual reality in many ways, but we haven't got the ability yet to make it physically real.

Regardless, that's what this video reminded me of--a scenario where reality and fiction merge, and it's difficult to determine what is happening, especially the sense of drowning in such a case. I'd fold after a lot less seconds than the reporter did!
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