John | Podcasting
John | Podcasting

Episode · 1 year ago

Science moves faster/ Than doctors care to embrace/ Because drugs pay bills

ABOUT THIS EPISODE

I talk more about the LiftID tDCS (Transcranial Direct-Current Stimulation) device, and how I feel the developers got framed negatively on Shark Tank (Season 12, Ep. 5) 

Haiku Show Notes:

Science moves faster/

Than doctors care to embrace/

Because drugs pay bills

Free, comically inaccurate transcriptions are available at EmoDojo.com 


And know what's up. It's John Emotions on Friday. It's November, twenty seven, almost the end of the month. Another daily emotions for you here from the emo do Joe. Yeah, I'm going to start a cannabis lounge where we don't actually sell cannabis. You can just join it like a monthly fee, like a gym, and you can just go there, hang out and consume your cannabis without being harassed and told them move along. Be Climate controlled, you know, entertainment options inside. Of course all this happens after covid but yeah, that's that's the EMO Dojo is going to be a cannabis lounge. DIG It. So I've been dutifully using the lifted transcranial direct stimulation...

...device. What am I doing it right, transcranial direct current stimulation, t DCS. It's always hard for me to mix those words up because there's a in there somewhere. And is it the hyphen between the Trans of the cranial? Is it TANCD? Huh? Yeah, anyway, T DCS. I just remember because DC like the comics, and there's a little tiny tea in the front of it. Anyway, that's what I'm working on and using it regularly. Now it's pretty cool. I would describe the like it's it's fashionable, but it's not something you would wear in public. It is something I would wear maybe during a commute, but you're not supposed to wear it while you drive a car. So now maybe if I car pulled with somebody, I would definitely put on the lifted every morning in the back seat. I don't care what my friends are, regular acquaintances. It's that it's that kind...

...of esthetic. You know, if people know you and you know you're into kind of interesting things and you have a moment to explain what the hell it is, then sure, if you're around those regular people, the lifted neurostimulation device is fine. It's not so obtrusive to where you couldn't wear it like around the office or whatever. Like. Sure, if people are think you're weird, but they probably think you're weird anyway. So I guess my thought on that was like, if it's going if I'm just going to wear it around people that I'm comfortable with, people that I see regularly and that I I can explain what the fuck it is, then it could actually be a little weirder looking and the reason I bring this up is because I'm thinking, if it's doing whatever it's doing, if it's stimulating the parts of my frontal lobe up there, well, what other effects could we achieve if we had add little stimulators on different parts of your scalp that were aimed at different parts of your brain? So I'm fascinated by that. I think that would be...

...cool and not so goofy to where you couldn't wear it in the same circumstances that you would wear this now. I'm not talking make it like a gigantic, Dorky bike helmet looking thing or anything like that. I'm just saying there's a little bit of room probably for some other stimulators. I don't know what stimulating other parts of the brain would do, but I'm always up for an adventure. So I got a really cool email from the developers, the inventors, let's say, of the product, and he said he said he and his wife had listened to the podcast the other night where I was talking about the device and he thanked me for for sharing. So I appreciate that that they are listening. So shout out to the the developers, the inventors. I don't want to name check them because they you know, you can find out who they are anyway. But Oh, in fact they're on shark tank, because I went back and looked. I looked at their names in the email and then I went back to shark tank is on Hulu. So if...

...you have Hulu, you can go check this out for yourself and yeah, it's the same people. So cool. It's kind of weird, like kind of Meta, that you see something that you're interested in on one screen, you type into a keyboard on a different screen and then the thing you saw on the first screen appears in your mail box and you put it on your head and then you can talk about it and then the people on the first screen can hear you talk about it through a different device on a smaller screen. So it's all very conceptual. This quite the construct we've built here as humans. But I wanted to go back to shark tank and kind of see, like what really happened there, and I've kind of discerned what happened here. So there's a couple things when well, for one, when you go on Shark Tank, you're not just there for the twenty minutes, you're there for hours and does a whole bunch of people. It's kind of like star serves. There's people literally outside giving pitches to the producers like Hey, can I try mine? Can I try mine? It's a shit show. So...

...the idea that they got into the shark tank to begin with is amazing, but it also reminds me of star search, where the producers kind of pick people they think might be wacky based on personality and or the device, or a combination of the two, just for a good show. And now, in hindsight, I get a sense that they may have been set up a little bit in that sense, which sucks. And here's why. The okay, so let me back up one step real quick so you know when, especially if you're taking medication for into kind of mental illness, you're supposed to also do therapy. Medication alone won't work, because stimulating your brain from outside sources like medicine are great, but while your neurons are in that active state, you're supposed to be retraining it with better material. If you're reliving all the past old stories of your trauma and your anxieties and everything, you're going...

...to keep bringing those up. If you just take the MEDS, and you don't get therapy. So it's a pretty simple concept of when the neurons are active and and flying around in there in a kind of fluffy sparkles, you want to reorganize them in a better way, and I think that's what they were talking about, and I actually I'd like to know more about the science of this. So when the developer we're talking to the sharks about this lifted device. The moment the guy was about to explain to Lori how it worked and it was about to talk about how, while the neurons are excited, you should be doing something else. In other words, this isn't a device you put on your head and meditate in silence. This is a device you put on your head, like I could be doing my podcast right now with it on, or game. I play call of duty the other day, do some computer work. I watched documentaries about arcane subject matter and things like that. So yeah, you just get about your daily business and try to...

...feed your brain with more positive or interesting things. To my estimation, that's what you should do. So that's what I'm doing. But the moment the developer was trying to explain this to Laurie Mark Cuban jumps in there and interrupts. He just starts reading the Vuggin warning label off the box. Well, of course there's a warning label. It's supposed to be there. So reading the warning label off the boxes like, are you trying to snitch on somebody, because you're reading what they're telling us. So, anyway, the warning label wasn't the issue. The issue to me was that Mark said, well, if this doesn't have any medical efficacy, then what's the point? That's kind of shameful in my mind, because here's the point. This is a scientific device. It's not a medical device. The medical establishment is generations, like human generations, forty, five, sixty, eighty years behind science. There is proven science for lots of things and in fact the science of neurostimulation...

...is proven and it's been also tested by medical doctors and neurosurgeons and the whole range of people that are interested in brains have tested the science of neurostimulation. However, that doesn't make it a medical device because the medical establishment hasn't seen fit, they haven't created enough intention or desire or profit motive or whatever to look into this because, frankly, neurostimulation is a cheap way to fix things if it really works right now, hypothetically speaking again, there's no medical claims on the device, and I'm certainly no doctor, but imagine it if a divice that costs a hundred and fifty dollars actually worked and you didn't need your prescriptions that cost a hundred fifty dollars a week because you're now using the device that cost a hundred fifty dollars once. So I'm not I'm a fan of conspiracies, but I see conspiracies for what they are. But in this case there there's in a sense of conspiracy of silence. or I mean, here's...

...another example. I'm in the cannabis. They also use catamine for depression. Now they're working on Pilocybin, you know, magic mushrooms. So the medical establishment doesn't research cannabis, ketamine or PSILOCYBIN. That doesn't mean they don't work, it means the medical establishment is slow and moded, motivated by something other than human kindness and trying to cure illness, like probably money. You know. That said, I don't have a problem with the including neurostimulation in the realm of reality of things that actually do work, but what part they're working on remains to be seen right like in one. Like I said, I'd really do want to know about that. The regenerating new thoughts, like the whole idea of doing medicine with therapy or doing neurostimulation with whatever. Like perhaps neurostimulation with therapy would be awesome. I would love to dry that. In...

...fact I will. I don't have a therapist currently. I mean the gap between insurances. I don't have in Arran. So I would like to get some telehealth going or something like that, even a peer to peer zoom call maybe with a depression group or something where I can share and hear others feedback while I'm wearing the neurostimulation device. I'm a goofball. I would definitely do that. Like it's not so weird looking where it would look out of place on a zoom call. I've seen a lot of weird things on a zoom call and a lifted neurostimulation device would not look that strange. So anyway, on UN Shark tank they never got to explain fully how it worked because mark interrupted after Lori asked the question and once mark interrupted the the inventor's kind of like me, it's like well, and again back to the other point. They weren't there just twenty minutes. This is after hours. And then they caught all the video of the inventor looking flustered like I would be, and...

...then then Robert got into it with them a little bit on the show, and then Kevin said he's about to go down as like one of the crank demonstrations in Shark tank history, which I totally disagree with. I don't yeah, yeah, was it didn't seem that bad. I mean, if they edited that Shark tank to make them look as crazy as possible and that's the worst they made them, it's not that bad at all. The sad thing is, though, they're just shitting on technology, scientific technology, again, not medical technology, but they're shitting on proven scientific technology that can stimulate the brain and proven research that shows that this can help depression. So you got the sharks basically shitting on it. Let me say that more correctly so the transcription gets that right. Shark tank is shitting on scientifically proven technology because they're...

...beholding to the pharmaceutical industry question mark. I'm just playing. I have no idea, but it makes you wonder like, why be so dismissive so quickly and try to frame the guy as a Kuke? I don't know. Go check it out. So Anyway, Hulu, season twelve, episode five, and if you want to check it out for yourself, go to get liftedcom get get and lifted as Elift ID lifted like your it. Get it that all right? So cool. Yeah, like I said, it's Friday. I'll be back here tomorrow, Saturday. Daily means daily right now, so until I figure out something else to do, it's going to be daily. I have a great night. Talk to you tomorrow. And now back to...

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