What you need to know
- A Neurosurgeon has been speaking about the possibility of the severance procedure becoming reality.
- Dr. Vijay Agarwal says such a procedure is "not for off."
The neurosurgeon brought on board to make sure that Apple TV+ show Severance is at least plausible says we're "not far off" it being real, let alone possible.
The chilling message comes via a Variety report that discusses the possibilities of Severance being real. For the uninitiated, the Apple TV+ show is about a company called Lumon that uses a severance procedure to give people a real work-life balance. That's achieved by separating those two lives to the point where people don't know about their home lives when at work, and vice-versa.
Severance consultant Dr. Vijay Agarwal says it was his job over the course of two years to make sure the show was plausible, at least to a point. But in reality the severance procedure could be real much sooner than we realize.
So that's a thing that will be keeping me up tonight. You can read more about the work that went into creating Severance in the original Variety interview. Just in case your nightmares aren't already real enough.
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Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too.
Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.
This is a really dumb idea. As someone with a job that's creative I know that some of my best light bulb moments about my work happen when I'm not at work; when I'm focused on other things. There is much research already on this phenomenon. I read recently the best analogy of why this happens. When lifting weights, you're not building muscle while actively lifting weights. You build muscle when you're resting. Creative thoughts are much the same way. When you're consciously focused on the task your brain is gathering all the information which then uses this information to solve the problem during rest and the answers come during rest. Severing the two would sever the creativity.
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