Samsung's Swedish site recently revealed a new program that offers hypnosis so that you can erase your memories and re watch your favourite shows for the first time. The program is called Unspoil Me and it's comprised of 23 minutes of swirling patterns, mesmerizing music and a hypnotherapist directing your thoughts and attention in order to erase your memory.
Now, here's the kicker, this is not a joke. This is totally real, and the implications of what this technology could really do are concerning. We can only hope that people will not fall for this and that maybe tv shows, are actually just not that important? We can only hope.
This isn't something new, despite the fact that we don't hear much about it. The US military was using hypnosis in the Vietnam war, erasing soldiers memory and then sending them back out to battle.
We have to ask ourselves what kind of other possible effects this could possibly have on our brain.
Some of the terms and conditions stated on the website that must be consented to before this session begins include the following:
"Before starting the experience I guarantee that I'm over 18 years old, fully mentally healthy and not suffering from any neurological problems or epilepsy. If not, I guarantee that I will contact a doctor before I take part of the experience. If I suffer from abnormally low blood pressure, I will also consult with a doctor before taking part of the experience."
"I am aware that the experience (self hypnosis) could have real effects and I am prepared to forget the whole, or parts of my favourite TV series."
"I ensure my sole purpose of using Unspoil Me is for its intended purpose, and I will therefore only think about a film clip or a tv-series which I will have the possibility to forget."
The suggested guidelines for the hypnosis session involve putting in headphones, isolating themselves in a tranquil place so that they can watch the whole video with no interruptions. A suggested one nights sleep is also recommended before they attempt to watch the show that is inevitably responsible for this whole ordeal.