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Mood-Changing Wearable Gadgets? Choose Mindfully!

I recently read about an upcoming wearable technology that can play with your brain and alter your mood! This device allows the consumer to choose between "calm" and "energy" settings to stimulate two different mood states. Can wearable technologies hold the potential to unlock the power of your mind? If so, is it ethically or culturally appropriate for consumers to modify their behaviour using mind-altering gadgets?