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Would You Rather: Have Photographic Memory or Erasable Memory?

It's Tuesday, and that means another game of "Would You Rather," where we ask you to make the tough choices. In last week's question, "Would you rather prove the existence of UFOs or fairies," a whopping 83% voted to prove UFOs. Today's subject will be about memory.

The Scenario

You go to volunteer again as a test subject at Wood University Laboratories. Professor Rather has a new experiment he'd like to run on you involving brain surgery.

His team has conquered the age-old problem of memory. He can now manipulate your memory to new levels, and wants you to be his first subject. He can change your memory in two ways: he can boost your memory so you instantly remember anything you see. Or he can allow you to erase any memory at will.

Which would you choose?

The Ground Rules

  • You can only choose one or the other. You cannot have both.
  • Once the process is done, it cannot be reversed.
  • If you choose photographic memory, once you see something, you will never forget it, even if you wanted to. Your old memories will be unaffected.
  • If you choose erasable memory, you can delete new memories as well as old memories, even ones from before the surgery.

Make your choice and give the reason why in the comments.


  1. There are things I wouldn't want stuck in my brain forever.

  2. I can remember everything like that TV detective, or have selective memory.
    I think I would erase all my memories and start over. I hear that ignorance is bliss.
    Plus, I could rewatch/reread all my favorite movies and books and enjoy them all over again.

  3. There are quite a few memories I'd like to get rid of.

  4. i am afraid to answer, i would like things to be gone from my memory... but isn't our experiences that make us who we are?

  5. Those memories are planted.... Deckard.

  6. only the ones with the unicorns... :)


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