US researchers said they are able to selectively erase memories from mice in a laboratory, raising hopes human memory afflictions like post-traumatic stress syndrome can one day be cured.
An initial step has now been taken towards the ability to erase memories. This takes us one step towards the scenario in Philip K Dick‘s story – now also John Woo movie, starring Ben Affleck and Uma Thurman – Paycheck.
In the movie, this capability is used for less altruistic purposes.
Even though most science fiction writers deny that they predict the future, it is always interesting to see life imitating art…