Around 10 years ago, Malcolm MacLeod got interested in forgetting.
For most people, the tendency to forget is something we spend our time cursing. Where are my keys? What am I looking for in the refrigerator again? What is that woman's name?
But MacLeod who works at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland, took a radically different view of forgetting. He wanted to know if it might be possible for people to do it better, to improve their ability to forget, specifically, their ability to intentionally forget their own personal memories.
That time in fourth grade when you walked down the hall with your skirt tucked into the back of your underwear, if you sat down and practiced forgetting, could you erase it?
Comment....This is just another attempt to make Clones out of human beings and being one step closer to the doom of the human race. Its another brainwashing tool. Just wait till the advertising agency's get a hold of this. Hey, if we can make them forget they will do the same thing over and over and spend more money.
Our minds were meant to remember, to live and learn by our mistakes so we wouldn't do the same thing over and over. We need to laugh at our silly mistakes or set an example for the young by the bad ones. If this so-called scientist could create a method to eliminate all the murderers, thieves and psychopaths from society and the world, then I would agree with him... You absolutely NEED to remember the things you did in the past, its human nature. Like this guy really needs to remember to stop watching the Si-Fi channel. I'm sure I'll be able to remember that....
I’d like to keep all my memories…The happy ones are like personal treasures that I look back on with pleasure. The bad memories fade away but they are mostly the mistakes I made getting the good ones…