Professor Jacob Seltzman, an Austrian Jew who has been experimenting with "Mind Transference," has developed the "Seltzman Machine". The village administration does have such a machine and have been employing it for quite some time it seems. No.2 in a statement said "You must be aware that all major powers have in their prisons one or two spies. From time to time diplomatic swaps take place - imagine the power we could have if the spies we returned had the mind of our choosing. We could break the security of any nation." The only trouble it seems is that they do not have the reversal process which Seltzman has developed. But couldn't they just.... well I'll just let them try and figure that one out themselves!
Whatever your opinions of Professor Jacob Seltzman, he was able to out wit Number 2 and together with his medical staff, by successfully changing the minds of three people at the same time. He escaped the village and was then able to carry on with his experiments in peace -whatever the results of those experiments might be.
We have been witness many dark human experiments in the village hospital, but can there really be anything as bad as changing the minds of two people as happened here, with the danger of not being able to correctly re-house both minds? However if you sit and ponder the idea of the "Seltzman Machine," there could be beneficial results. For example if you have a healthy mind, but an inactive body, and if there was such a donor of a healthy body, for whatever reason, then a mind transference would be the ideal result.
The only thing wrong with science is, that it can be perverted. But in this case if the perversion can be controlled and redirected, then Professor Seltzman could be beneficial to mankind.
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