History of Human Floating, Pt. 2: Modern Floating

Some are wary of the idea shutting off all the senses by entering a float pod. However, the past seventy years of using float pods have shown that this “lack” of outside stimulation allows the mind to focus and relax. The invention of the float pod came about during a time that “sensory deprivation” left a bad taste in the mouths of many. Prior to the late 1950s, many experiments suggested that sensory deprivation caused adverse reactions. Americans were also wary because, following the Korean War, there were horror stories of “brainwashing” prisoners-of-war using techniques such as sensory deprivation (which were proven later to be myths, no worries). Obviously, these ideas associated with

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