‘Black Mirror Style’ Memory Implants Are Almost Here Apple Claims

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Back in 2011 the Black Mirror episode ‘The Entire History of You’ envisioned a world where every moment of your life was recorded on a tiny implant behind your ear.

The implant, known as a grain, allowed those implanted with it to review their whole life at the flick of a switch, sometimes with terrifying consequences.

And while the idea of a chip that allows you to relive both your worst and best memories sounds like something from science fiction tech giant Apple believe it’s an inevitability.

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At a TED talk in Vancouver the co-creator of Siri Tom Gruber said:

I believe AI will make personal memory enhancement a reality. I think it’s inevitable.

Now companies across Silicon Valley are working on designing a telepathic AI which would allow people to relive their memories Konbini reports.

It’s hoped that this technological-revolution will revolutionise the way we treat people with psychological disorders, help victims of sexual assault get justice and eventually be used as irrefutable evidence in lawsuits.

Of course Black Mirror has already shown that there’s a dark side to this type of technology and Gruber has done his best to reassure people that the potential risks to privacy are outweighed by the benefits and assured people that all ‘memories’ would be kept securely.

He said: 

We get to chose what is and is not recalled and retained. It’s absolutely essential that this be kept very secure.

No offence Mr Gruber but we’ve heard this before and be honest how often have you heard about the iCloud being hacked.

Forget your sex tape hitting the web, imagine your first awkward fumblings in the bedroom being leaked.


Tom Percival

Tom Percival

More of a concept than a journalist, Tom Percival was forged in the bowels of Salford University from which he emerged grasping a Masters in journalism. Since then his rise has been described by himself as ‘meteoric’ rising to the esteemed rank of Social Editor at UNILAD as well as working at the BBC, Manchester Evening News, and ITV. He credits his success to three core techniques, name repetition, personality mirroring, and never breaking off a handshake.