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The concept of Neurostate, proposed by French neurobiologist Paul Vagellard, designates a State where all rights, judicial and cultural norms, have been deliberately modified as a result of a collective schizophrenia affecting all of its members. The form of government in Neurostates is known as psychocracy, where leaders function as psychological regulators for the entire population. Such regulation consists of achieving stability through a transformation of all social, economic, and cultural values specifically adjusted to the schizoid cosmovision shared by the human population of the Neurostate. The mere existence of Neurostates creates a parallel reality situation with the other States of the world, and this has caused a reassessment of the multicultural problem in several contemporary philosophical circles. The first Neurostates were consolidated in the USA, England, and France, as well as in isolated spots in Asia and Southern Africa. However, the first attempt to construct a Neurostate was in a Mexican city called Tijuana, and its failure has been the subject of many investigations.
1. Smith, F. (2523) «Introducción a la neuropolítica clásica». Ed. Scyon. Madrid, Spain.
2. Gutiérrez, A. et al. (2515) «El regreso de la locura: La nueva multiculturalidad desde la desaparición de las etnias no-occidentales». Ed. Zona crítica. México State.
3. Mansfield, R. (2450) «Neurpolitical history of the Americas». Ed. St. Ferguson. Oregon, USA.
By Yevi Oceguera
Translated, from the Spanish, by Pepe Rojo
Pepe Rojo (1968) has published five books and more than 200 texts (short stories, essays and articles dealing with fiction, media and contemporary culture). He cofounded Pellejo/Molleja (with Deyanira Torres and Bernardo Fernández), an indie publishing firm, and edited SUB (sub-genre literature), NUMERO X (media culture) and PULPO COMICS (mex-sf comics anthology) for them. He has produced several interactive stories for Alteraction, and published two collections of Minibúks (Mexican SF and Counter-versions) at UABC, as well as the graphic intervention “Philosophical Dictionary of Tijuana.” He is currently an MFA Candidate in Writing at UCSD.