The British Society for Literature and Science Review Rodrigo Quian Quiroga's book

Posted by eeh18 at Jun 26, 2018 01:10 PM |
Rodrigo Quian Quiroga, The Forgetting Machine: Memory, Perception, and the Jennifer Aniston Neuron

 

Quiroga begins his exploration of memory by relating a key scene from the film Bladerunner (1982) which posits a world with synthetic humans, known as replicants. They are gifted with memories in order to feel more human, despite their use as mere tools for humanity. We are taken back to the death scene of Roy Batty, a rogue replicant, as he recounts the memories that flicker in his head. All of those lost memories, we lament....

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