The Forgetting Pill - The Scariest Thing in History?

Wired had an article recently that both fascinated and unnerved me.  Unnerved as in 'This could be abused to destroy the human race'.  Imagine if you could nearly instantly remove any memory you ever had.  Imagine if someone could slip you a 'mickey' and induce you to erase one of your memories just by asking you to recall it?

It's possible with current pharmaceutical technology.  That's the scary part.  Read the whole article, because you need to think about this topic before someone springs it on you like a date rape drug.  This a very complicated topic, because there are seemingly obvious benefits to erasing some memories...or are there?  You read and decide and comment.

posted by Mike at 6:00 PM


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