Recreational drug use is bad and we here at Stuff to Blow Your Mind advice you give a firm "no" the next time someone offers to inject something called "ZIP" into your brain's hippocampus. That's because this amazing drug actually wipes the memory clean. It doesn't damage the brain. It just scrubs out everything you ever knew.
Think "The Bourne Identity," only you wouldn't be able to do karate or... much of anything. This is not future tech we're talking about. It exists right now.
In this episode, Julie and I look at this and other current and emerging brain wiping techniques, how memory works and what the future may hold for the eternal sunshine of our spotless minds.