In his TED Talk, Dan Gilbert remarks on the disconnect between our past and future selves, and how too often we delude ourselves that the person we are right now is the person we’ll be for the rest of time. It’s not the case … and we should run with it.
What happens when the technology for manipulation on the neural level becomes possible? Could there be a future therapy for people with depression or PTSD — or heartbreak? Do people really want to have their memories manipulated? Elizabeth Loftus, Steve Ramirez and Xu Liu grapple with some big questions.