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Trapped- Mental Illness and Computers

In The Trap, we witness how we have followed the carrot of freedom, dangling endlessly in front of us, only to look up at a world that is anything but free.  For me personally, one of the more bleak aspects of the film was the extension of game theory into psychology and the desire to categorize and list all mental health disorders in the same rational ways applied to other areas of life.

I could only imagine this drive having a terrible human impact beyond what is described in the film itself- experimental treatments such as electroshock therapy, lobotomy and more.  As a testament to the problems associated with these treatment, Gordon Brown has recently apologized for the treatment of computer scientist Alan Turing- PM Apology After Turing Petition.

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