posted on Jun, 19 2009 @ 05:02 PM
Actually if I recall correctly electro shcock therapy can erase memories as a side effect too.
I have met one lady who gets it. No it is not done like it was in the movie, "one flew over the coocoos nest". Well not any more anyway. Now they
put you under, then give you a paralysis medicine so your body does not kick around.
Anyway, one of the side effects she had was that some memores of tramatic events for her were completly gone.
I will admit though that I am not sure if that is typical or not though.
that said, as has been pointed out, such technology could be beneficial for people who have witnessed terrible events that they wish to forget.
In the wrong hands this technology could also be abused though, then again that is the same for any technology, it comes with the good and the bad.