Following my retirement, we have closed our company for new business.

Please do not hesitate to contact me directly, our email portal remeains open and I would be delighted to hear from you and provide ongoing support or advice.

Richard Thomson

support@rta-instruments.com

Companies represented up to the end of December 2023. Please now contact them directly.

k-Space Associates, Inc.
Phone: +1 (734) 426-7977
requestinfo@k-space.com
https://www.k-space.com

STAIB INSTRUMENTS GmbH
Phone: +49 8761 76 24 0
sales@staibinstruments.com
https://www.staibinstruments.com/

Wednesday 8 June 2016

Cause and effect

As Sigmund Freud and others have noted, there many influences that shape us as individuals. Pavlov and his dogs taught us about conditioning and showed how we can be trained to respond in a certain way to a particular stimulus. A modern technological variant in the press recently being an app linked wrist band that can give you an electric shock should you indulge in some bad habit such as smoking or perhaps even spending too much money. No doubt the hackers are looking forward to having some fun with this.

I personally like (and hope that it is true) the story that the creator of the shock giving device once hired someone to sit next to him and slap him on the face every time he was seen using (wasting time on) Facebook. Not Kierkegaard but probably more effective.

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