Tuesday, 28 October 2014

If Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind Became Reality

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind has earned it's place as one of the most heartbreaking movies of all time. And even that could be an understatement of how sad it is.
So imagine if it became a real life possibility? Well it might just. Steve Ramirez and Xu Liu talk about how they are producing a way to "turn off and on" memories with laser beams.
I'm not quite sure what to think about this, as you see the implications of such procedures in the movie. Plus memories are what make us human, form our personality and help us grow. As humans I believe we need a foundation before we can build the house and decorate (poetic analogy, eh?).
But perhaps this has some use, maybe it will help those who were abused in the past, or have struggled with mental illness, or even to rehabilitate criminals.
Who knows whether this can be transferred from mice to humans? Well, I don't think it'll be that long before we can tell.

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