Sign up for newsletters Mentally High to your inbox. Follow us on Twitter. Like us on Facebook. Subscribe to our Youtube channel. The action itself is a sign, a desperate form of communication from a disturbed individual.
Unfortunately, nobody was chatting with the guy when he left his final messages on Internet before getting into action. But I bet that if somebody was communicating with him before the act and saw those signs and read those messages on MySpace or whichever social network he was using, that person could have done something, could have engaged him in a sort of conversation that might have redirected his deranged plans.
Mentally High, by connecting with the subject, that person might have redirected some of the activity of mirror neurons toward a truly empathic behavior, rather than in the service of the deranged imitative violence leading to action.
Larry Greenemeier is the associate editor of technology for Scientific AmericanMentally High a variety of tech-related topics, including biotech, computers, military tech, nanotech and robots.
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