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by Philip K. Dick

"Surely one of mans most difficult tasks is to learn to live with his memories. When, as for Douglas Quail, those include a dull job, a wilting marriage and little else, then something must be done. As, for instance, changing those memories."

Remarkable story; the depths of Dick's imagination is shown by how often his short stories are raided for movie scripts. Although Total Recall was a pretty good science fiction movie (neat special effects), read the original story to see why tens of millions was spent bringing it to life.

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New Technique Detects False Memories
   Recent research indicates that it may be possible to distinguish between a false memory and a memory of actual events.

Northwestern Researchers Can Remember It For You Wholesale
   Researchers are working on making Rekal, Inc. a reality - false memory research is progressing.

Russians Enjoy 'Total Recall'-Style Fake Vacations
   Philip K. Dick fans will enjoy the story of this Russian tour agency that takes a page from We Can Remember It For You Wholesale.

Hack Your Reality The Virtual Way
   Yet another way for us to manipulate ourselves; and for others to manipulate our internal worlds, perhaps.

Amnesia Drugs: Bad Memories Blocked
   Researchers may have found a way to block or even delete bad, unpleasant memories. Imagine the possibilities.

Memory-Erasing Chemical
   Interesting advance may make an old PKD idea into a reality, coincidentally, to help people with drug-related problems.

Selective Memory Deletion In Mice
   New technique demonstrates how specific memories can be blocked in mice; sf writers and movie makers have been predicting this one for decades.

Tetris Reduces Emotional Scars
   No wonder people in advanced technological societies have been playing so much Tetris - and no wonder it was invented in the former Soviet Union.

Can Brains Erase Memories?
   Do human beings have the capacity to actively erase memories, rather than simply letting them dim over time?

Memory Erasure Thanks To Snails
   Is it possible to erase individual memories? This research may give the answer.

DCS May Extinguish Fearful Memories
   Can memories be erased? Is it possible to remove the fear component from a memory?

Total Recall Security Tunnels Proposed
   'No wonder you're having nightmares, you're always watching the news.'

Erased Memories In A Flash Of Light
   'Someone, probably at a government military-sciences lab, erased his conscious memories...'- Philip K. Dick, 1966.

Amphibio 3D Printed Gill Shirt
   '... we can descend and live down there at one of those year-round aquatic resorts.' - Philip K. Dick, 1966.

First Artificial Memory Formed In Animals
   'Is an extra-factual memory that convincing?' Quail asked. - Philip K. Dick, 1966. is devoted to the creative inventions of science fiction authors and movie makers. Look for the Science Fiction Invention Category that interests you, the Glossary of Science Fiction Inventions, the Timeline of Science Fiction Inventions, or see what's New.
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