An invention we may see in the future. There’s a new pill that promises to help struggling couples with the natural wondering eye that males seem to possess. It causes selective amnesia in the brain that causes a man to temporarily forget certain aspects of his current partner. In other words, it allows him to see her as a “new woman” for the first time when it comes to sex.
The current challenge
Most of us have heard of the “7 Year Itch”. Other than being a funny Marilyn Monroe movie, it’s also a well documented phenomenon.
Often times around 7 years of being in a monogamous relationship men crave variety and newness in their sexual relationship. In many instances this can happen well before the 7 year mark. Some couples try role play in order to overcome this need for newness. But this solution has it’s limitations. Instead, scientists have found a way to bypass the brains natural tendency to be less stimulated by the same input over time.
How does it work?
First the patient must undergo an MRI scan to calculate the regions of the brain responsible for the exact memory engrams around their partner.
Once the paths are identified, their personalized pill is created to inhibit the firing patterns associated with the sexual memory of their partner. The men still remember their partner, their identity and other information. However, they don’t remember their sexual past and that “all important” first time having sex. When greeted by their partners, it’s as if they were presented with a new sexual opportunity with a female friend, now turned friend-with-benefits. The effect lasts approximately 2 hours.
In March 2013 I wrote an entry here called “A Few Dyson Spheres in Every Galaxy“. A few days ago there was an article about KIC 8462852, or Tabby’s star. There is a mystery as to what is causing the star light to partially blink at regular intervals. They have ruled out obvious candidates such as planets, comets or other natural astronomical phenomenon. Some scientists are playing with the idea that we may have discovered our first Dysons Sphere.
Everyone, at one time or another, has wondered where dreams come from. What do they mean? Why do we have them? Recent studies suggest that our brains use the time during sleep to hardwire memories and learn. But sometimes dreams have emotional components that leave the dreamer feeling as if something truly significant has taken place. Nightmares may come to mind, but there are also powerfully positive dreams.
I remember the old science fiction movie, Dreamscape. As a child, the movie fascinated me. The concept that there is a separate dream reality where other humans can interact with one another was powerful. In the scene below, two individuals interact in a shared dream reality.
Interacting in Dreams
Having a shared dream reality may seem a little far fetched. But remember, dreams, brain waves and thoughts are comprised of or caused by electrical signals passing between neurons in the brain. Out entire planet is bathed in a magnetic field. Could information be transmitted through this medium by our brains?
A database of dreams could help us answer that question. We might be able to find correlations between the dreams of billions of people on any given night. With the help of search engines like Google and Baidu, this could be possible. These entities have the reach and ability to collect this data with a few key strokes. Imagine if a billion people were asked a single, daily question about their dream the past night. A question like, “Was the dream a good one or a bad one?” Over time, what kinds of trends and correlations could we find?
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My background is in technology and psychology. My approach and perspective is often routed in these two disciplines. My recent academic interests include Astronomy, Cosmology, and programming. I think about the future of human-kind and the universe frequently. The two are really one in the same. Carl Sagan said, “We are the universe trying to understand itself“.
Carl Sagan is one of my heroes.
As human beings, we are undergoing a revolution in consciousness. New scientific discoveries tell us more about ourselves and the universe every day. The approach to an extremely positive “tipping point” has begun.