1/6/2011

If you could, would you?

Filed under: — Bravus @ 10:20 am

Hack your mind, that is. http://www.salon.com/books/neuroscience/index.html?story=/news/david_sirota/2011/05/31/memory_mechanics_science_fiction

I’m ambivalent about the whole thing. My worst memories are pretty mild… just embarrassments and stupid things I did. Without a ‘do-over’ that would change the memories of other people or, say, the financial consequences in the real world, just getting rid of the memories wouldn’t do me much good.

For those with truly horrible memories, it might be more tempting… but as the linked story explores, what if those are an essential part of what makes you, you? Would you be willing to become a different person in order to get rid of those memories? And how would that effect your relationships?

Lots to think about, that goes right to the core of who we are.

One Response to “If you could, would you?”

  1. Cassie says:

    Would getting rid of those memories alter the person now. I mean they have already been through the process of changes. Who is to say getting rid of it will get rid of the personality.

    I don’t know I have never been through bad events either so I don’t really know how it affects someone.

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