Friday, 5 January 2007

Impersonal history.

Are your past, present and future a figment of someone else's imagination?
...Elizabeth Loftus, a University of California at Irvine professor and memory expert, warns that in the future we'll have mastered the art of implanting false memories. She writes that this technology could be abused by police, lawyers or advertisers.
This is all distressingly close to the plot of the Arnold Schwarzenegger movie Total Recall...
Joel Achenbach in The Washington Post.

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