Ideabird 7/30/12

Dissociative Identity Disability, commonly called Multiple Personality disorder, is finally tied down as a real genetic disorder affecting adults, after a remote population is found where everyone has the condition. (Okay, let's say it's on another planet or something.) In this society they have survived with it for thousands of years, and their culture includes it seamlessly. They have multiple families that they live with as different people, and children are swapped back and forth. They consider single-track minds a sign of holy oracular powers, and are thrown into chaos by outsiders. Of course the outsiders can now add multi-track minds to the list of viable post-human abilities.

© Tony Jonick 2013