Events 'erased' from memory #mdfp
On 25th March 2010 BBC radio4 ran an interview with Dr Emily Holmes on Events 'erased' from memory http://news.bbc.co.uk/today/hi/today/newsid_8586000/8586523.stm
Scientists have made great progress in recent years in understanding the neural processes involved in memory making and that you have 6 hours to disrupt trauma memory, and are beginning to look to developing cures for phobias and treatments for post-traumatic stress disorder. Sounds like a very positive step, but leaves open the question that does this chip away at what makes us human. “Who we are is a product of life times experience and a memory of that journey”
Recently on Facebook I have been back in contact with a few old school mates with a 25 year gap. We have been trying to get a list of those who were in our form, and proving that some were obviously more notorious than others. On one site I have the benefit that there is now a community of others who were at school with me and can confirm who I am and that I was there. No escape, but this does provide a positive validation of my reputation, a big plus side of my digital footprint.
Left pondering, how close is the link between validation of past and current digital reputation?