The problem lies with "beyond a reasonable doubt", the standard by which capital cases must be tried. But who has no doubt when a million mitigating circumstances are thrust at a jury that just wants to get home? The accused was raped by a family member at age ten. The accused was badly beaten. The accused was of a skin color that prevented him/her from achieving their life goals. After all, they could have been a "contender!" The accused believed there was an intruder....
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This game changer will now allow you to remove accountability by removing the memory that could hold you accountable. Are you responsible if you do not know that you are? Isn't this the argument used for mental competence?
I can think of many things I would just as soon forget. We all make mistakes in our life, leave a debris trail somewhere. Wouldn't it be nice to forget about it? Let everyone else deal with it while you happily continue unfettered by the burden.
Are you better off carrying the pain of mistakes, a way to learn and keep you from repeating them? Or should we just pay to be erased, clean slate.
It's a bold new age coming, so long as we remember it.
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