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zoebisch01 10-22-2008 05:05 PM

Eternal Sunshine...here we come...
 

"WEDNESDAY, Oct. 22 (HealthDay News) -- It sounds like science fiction, by scientists say it might one day be possible to erase undesirable memories from the brain, selectively and safely.



Now that my friends, is scary stuff.

Warped04 10-22-2008 07:34 PM

Yeah, that is pretty freaky.

Soulive 10-22-2008 07:41 PM

Its like Men In Black or the opposite of Total Recall...

zoebisch01 10-22-2008 07:44 PM

Many cases of electroshock (patients or torture victims) have memory issues resulting from the 'therapy'. That's like getting hit with a club to the head. This is like the scalpel. Can you imagine the social ramifications? I don't even want to think about what the mob, crooked politicians, anyone with power for that matter with this type of power. To literally erase a memory.

Soulive 10-22-2008 07:46 PM

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Originally Posted by zoebisch01 (Post 911462)
Many cases of electroshock (patients or torture victims) have memory issues resulting from the 'therapy'. That's like getting hit with a club to the head. This is like the scalpel. Can you imagine the social ramifications? I don't even want to think about what the mob, crooked politicians, anyone with power for that matter with this type of power. To literally erase a memory.

I agree, but the yin to the yang in this case would be erasing the memory of abused/traumatized children or even adults. There are plenty of people who would live "better" lives by not being able to remember certain negative experiences. Its just like teh intraweb, potentially great and potentially horrible...

zoebisch01 10-22-2008 07:49 PM

True, but I'd prefer that we had a better society to begin with :mug:

Soulive 10-22-2008 07:51 PM

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Originally Posted by zoebisch01 (Post 911481)
True, but I'd prefer that we had a better society to begin with :mug:

That'd definitely be nice, but think about how many pedophiles/child abusers are just perpetuating what happened to them. If less people remember being abused, maybe there will be less abusers in the world. Personally, I was in a bad car accident when I was younger and would love to forget about it. I don't know how it would change my life now, but I would expect it'd be for the better...

Laughing_Gnome_Invisible 10-22-2008 07:58 PM

I NEED my unpleasant memories. I learned from them! I sure as hell don't want to wake up with a woman 30 years older than myself AGAIN! :(

Punx Clever 10-23-2008 12:16 AM

eh, that could be pleasant... well... maybee

Borisbbadd 10-23-2008 01:25 AM

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Originally Posted by Laughing_Gnome (Post 911499)
I NEED my unpleasant memories. I learned from them! I sure as hell don't want to wake up with a woman 30 years older than myself AGAIN! :(

I guess it would depend on how old you were, if I woke up with a woman 30 years older than me, she would probably be...........a..........ur...........dead !!


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