Eternal Sunshine On Your Spotless Mind: New Breakthrough In Memory Erasure

Posted by on April 29th, 2011

7 Responses to “Eternal Sunshine On Your Spotless Mind: New Breakthrough In Memory Erasure”

  1. Jaye Sunsurn Says:

    Need to forget.. the Star Wars prequels… if they can be even more specific Jar Jar Binks… yeah the obvious choice.

  2. Jamesthepickpocket Says:

    The heck with losing bad memories. I would use it to lose useless memories, so I could be awesome at whatever I want. Like a BBC Sherlock who doesn’t know the Earth goes around the Sun.

    I would use it for whatever isn’t relevant. Like Britney Spears, Brad and Angelina and whatever else is cluttering up my brain. So I could fill it up with the stuff I want……. like Weird Thing Podcasts.

  3. Andrew Mayne Says:

    That was from the original Sherlock Holmes as Conan-Doyle wrote him and not just a BBC invention.

    But you already forgot that…

  4. Shawn S. Says:

    I was thinking the same thing. Watson was astounded that Holmes didn’t know, but it was more that it was “irrelevant” toHolmes’ study of criminology. Yes, it was in the stories, James. Wish I could point you the exact one, but I don’t feel like searching for it right now. I back up Andrew on this. I read every one of them in the past year or so via Project Gutenberg on my iPod. 😀

  5. Shawn S. Says:

    I think it is “ky-naze”. That was how my biochem prof pronounced it. Protein kinases are enzymes that move phosphate groups in certain types of reactions. It will take the energetic phosphate group on an ATP molecule and move it to certain amino acids and bind the two together.

    I don’t think I have anything I’d want to forget. Boring moments forget themselves. Traumatic moments are useful unless they totally screw you up. Even that bad date you went on was likely a good lesson in what not to do, or who not to date.

  6. Shawn S. Says:

    It’s from “A Study in Scarlet.” The quote is thus: “His ignorance was as remarkable as his knowledge. Of contemporary literature, philosophy and politics he appeared to know next to nothing… My surprise had reached a climax, however, when I found incidentally that he was ignorant of the Copernican Theory and of the composition of the Solar System.”

    Holmes defends this: “What the deuce is it to me? You say that we go round the sun. If we went round the moon it would not make a pennyworth of difference to me or to my work.”

    It was driving me crazy that I couldn’t recall where it was from exactly. Thank programmers for search functions!

  7. Anonymous Says:

    I know that if I erased the memory of watching a bad movie I would end up watching that movie again. I can just imagine watching a terrible movie, getting it erased from my memory, deciding to watch the same terrible movie, getting it erased from my memory, deciding to watch the same terrible movie, getting it erased… And the cycle would continue until until my eventual death. I would die never knowing that I spent a big chunk of my life watching the same horrible movie over and over and over again.