(For anyone who hasn't heard of this, the science blogger Tim Tyler has uploaded some youtube videos about it.) I think the "wirehead problem" is very interesting and quite important, and I've been trying to find instances of it in science fiction. All I've found is stuff about drugs and brains, nothing about advanced computers, which is what I'm after. Does anyone here know of any SF novels or short stories that have dealt with this issue? I'd be surprised if there wasn't at least one short story somewhere. Now for my little plug. I write farcical speculative fiction, and have recently published two novels, one of which features the wirehead problem. I'd be interested to know if I'm the first author to treat it. Anyone who wants to find out more about my work can nip over to my blog (via the "Home Page" link in my profile), and I'm happy to announce that between the 15th and the 19th of this month, the Kindle versions will be free Please Register or Log in to view the hidden image!