TMS: The brain's mute buttonAm sorry..but that damned sciam-monitor website doesn't tell me an obvious way to embed that video here.. Please go there and see the video for yourself.
The Michael Bay Verizon FiOS Commercial we're parodying is all over YouTube.
Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) isn't only used to turn off the speech center of the brain, as depicted in the video accompanying the Daily Telegraph article that John highlights in this episode—it's also useful in therapeutic contexts. For example, it can be used to treat depression.
Naturally, Gawker Media sci-fi blog Io9 does its best to imagine the most dystopian way this treatment could possibly be used. The psychiatrist behind Corpus Callosum recently posted a good roundup of what's new in TMS.
Don't forget to list the people whom you would like to use this upon !