Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mouse


Scientists have managed to erase specific memories in mice.  This is a bit scary.  How long before people can go in and get memories of their cat Fluffy erased after their death, and at the same time as a free two-fer, get all memories of their reasoning behind their political party affiliation wiped out as well?  Military or political application of the technology was honestly the first thing I contemplated when I first watched the movie — well, the second thing.  The first thing was about how I had a relationship or two I’d be mentally healthier to have eradicated from my memory banks.

Anyway, science marches on, it’s the application of science by those with sinister motivations that I distrust.  Maybe I should invest in tin-foil and get to shaping some hats, ASAP.

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