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Story idea: while on public assistance, welfare recipients are denied the use of their colour vision, as well as their senses of smell and taste.

Date: 2017-04-19 12:55 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] oh6
I suppose advertisers who met the government's requirements could have full access to welfare recipients' sensoriums, or is that sensoria? Never mind.

A more direct sanction would be to limit the amount of pleasure that any dependents of the state might enjoy, or further, that they should enjoy only state-sanctioned things. Greg Egan's "Reasons to be Cheerful" examines the life of someone who finds themselves with a customizable pleasure centre, without government interference.

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