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Mind-o-rub

watch your favourite movie like its your first time
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the mind-0-rub consists of a switch on the back of your head which you can flick when you want to erase a memory. A keyboard on your arm means you can type in which part of the memory is erased. For example if your favourite film is Alien, you can erase your memory of the film and watch it afresh. NB you can switch it back so you get your memories back afterwards.
Anthony Nurse, Sep 05 2001

A bit close for comfort, I'd say. http://www.halfbake...an_20RESET_20button
Half-half-baked at least [Guy Fox, Sep 05 2001, last modified Oct 04 2004]

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       This would have a use in jury trials in which prejudicial information has been released. The jury could forget tabloid revelations, for example, and remember them (prehaps to their horror) after they have pronounced their verdict.
Aristotle, Sep 05 2001
  

       PeterSealy: Or be used to mount enlightened revolutions ...
Aristotle, Sep 05 2001
  

       might be a bit confusing when you get your old memorys back... imagine if you remember it differently both times...   

       what if you find it boring this time round (due to your mood or something) you would end up very confused...
RobertKidney, Sep 05 2001
  

       <total recall> I'm going to visit an old chum on Mars, uh, until tomorrow. </total recall>
reensure, Sep 05 2001
  

       Hmmm. To avoid the dreaded WIBNI we'll have to somehow have an implanted chipset to archive the location of each memory stored in your brain, and lotsa little probes of some sort inserted in your grey matter to effect changes in the proper cells. A few small mistakes and you can no longer remember how to drive a car...   

       Aristotle //Or be used to mount enlightened revolutions ...// <memory reset>...mount enlightened revolutions ...<memory reset>...mount enlightened revolutions ...<memory reset>...Jeez, is it just deja vu, or have we rebelled against the evil aristocracy before?<memory reset>...
Dog Ed, Sep 06 2001
  

       oh dear... I hope Vernon didn't see this
thumbwax, Sep 06 2001
  

       There would have to some type of master memory log or reset switch, my god, you could be avenging the killing of your wife for years.   

       On the flip side, bad memories-be-gone.
sin, Sep 06 2001
  

       Well, at least I'd have a *reason* for waking up confused...
whatsbruin, Sep 06 2001
  

       where am I ?
po, Sep 06 2001
  

       The first time I saw my favourite movie (2001) I got virtually nothing out of it compared to what I do now...often it's knowing it so well and being able to observe every loving detail that makes a film a pleasure to watch, and that's something you usually can't do the first time around.   

       Memento, for example, is so much better second time around.
-alx, Sep 07 2001
  
      
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