This is an era in which science is finally imposing its supremacy on the lily-livered species that is man.
We've tried our emotion-based way of life for a little too long. We talk of love and God as if they are tangibles.
But if a scientist can't see it, touch it, analyze it, and alter it, then it isn't real.
Thankfully, we will soon all be wearing Google Glass and behaving like automatons. Life will become rational and predictable. Safe, even. We need no happily-ever-afters because we will simply keep on living in a timeless space. Until the food runs out and the planet melts.
There is still a little work to be done before we reach Nirvana, so how can we begin to adjust some of the extremities of human behavior that plague our daily lives?
Oxford University researcher Kathleen Taylor believes that neuroscience can begin to affect -- with a view to, perhaps, curing -- human beings of their most extreme beliefs.
She gave a presentation this week at the U.K.'s Hay Festival -- the same festival in which Google's Eric Schmidt warned that teenagers' mistakes would live forever, thanks, in part, to Google.
As the Huffington Post reports, Taylor thinks that there are certain beliefs that might soon be treated as illnesses.