Instant enlightenment — just add tech?

Posted on AllSides November 1st, 2021
From The Left
technology, brain
Christina Animashaun/Vox

New technologies like brain stimulation are promising mystical experiences on demand. Can they deliver?

It was a Monday morning, which was reason enough to meditate. I was anxious about the day ahead, and so, as I’ve done countless times over the past few years, I settled in on my couch for a short meditation session. But something was different this morning.

Gently squeezing my forehead was a high-tech meditation headset, outfitted with sensors that would read my brain waves to tell me when I was calm and when I was,...

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