This is some serious silly putty.
The Hedonistic Imperative is about the eradication of suffering and maximising of pleasure in the human experience. Reading the comments on Damn Interesting's story about ESB (Electrostimulation of the brain) makes me think that people, in general, are against the idea. One man's vice is another man's virtue--one man's acid trip is another's spiritual journey. Your right to pollute or enhance your body or experience shouldn't end with chemicals or processes that provide that enhancement, but at the next person's body, door or purse. Resorting to thievery to support a habit, or exposing kids to secondhand marijuana smoke or the elderly woman you live with to the dangers inherent in running a meth lab in the kitchen shouldn't be legally acceptable. Smoking a joint and getting behind the wheel of a car shouldn't, either. But I firmly believe that most drugs should be treated like alcohol (I'll leave my rants on drinking ages and ages of consent for another day). Anyway, the Hedonistic Imperative itself is a very long read, so I'm taking it in bits, but it looks like at least parts of it will make it worth the read.
I actually kind of like the song this is based on. So I found it cute.
With all those top lists for year-end going around, this is something a little different--top 50 inventions of the last 50 years. I'd also like to see a version with the top inventions year-by-year. Here's another (exhaustive) top-links-of-2005 page as long as I'm linking lists.