Stream of Consciousness. Knight’s Move Thinking
I propose an alternative DT Thread Title: "Neurosciences/ Cyber Breakthrough- Thoughts Posted Directly From Brain to Internet"
"Dateline: Guthrie, OK, April 26 2017
In an unlikely location, from a chicken coop on the farm of one Stryker P., scientists today were able to successfully prove direct thought transmission from a human mind to an internet forum, Doberman Talk. This revolutionary method promises to shift the paradigm of communications and business by effectively eliminating computer workstations, tablets and even smartphones!
The only drawback, so far, appears to be that random and unrelated thoughts are also posted directly to Internet. This results in bogging down of even today's super fast Internet bandwidths and filling of server farms to capacity. Several other members of the DT forum are also participating in this cutting edge technological testing."
You can go right down the list: Distractible speech
– During mid speech, the subject is changed in response to an external stimulus. Pressure of speech
– Unrelenting, rapid speech without pauses. It may be difficult to interrupt the speaker, and the speaker may continue speaking even when a direct question is asked. Illogicality
– Conclusions are reached that do not follow logically (non-sequiturs or faulty inferences). Incoherence (word salad)
– Speech that is unintelligible because, though the individual words are real words, the manner in which they are strung together results in incoherent gibberish. Loss of goal
– Failure to follow a train of thought to a natural conclusion. Pressure of speech
– Unrelenting, rapid speech without pauses. It may be difficult to interrupt the speaker, and the speaker may continue speaking even when a direct question is asked. Flight of ideas
– a form of formal thought disorder marked by abrupt leaps from one topic to another, albeit with discernable links between successive ideas, perhaps governed by similarities between subjects. Derailment
– Thought and/or speech move, either spontaneously or in response to an internal stimulus from the topic's track onto another which is obliquely related or unrelated.
Add my favorite: Circumstantiality
An inability to answer a question without giving excessive, unnecessary detail. This differs from tangential thinking, in that the person does eventually return to the original point.
These are all signs of thought disorders such as bipolar mania or schizophrenia. I would like to propose that when we act together (or perhaps the term should be separately and simultaneously ), we are collectively a mentally disturbed group.