The Importance of Forgetting
Should old acquaintance be forgotten. Happy New Year!
In the secret corporate biotech laboratory, two white-coated men watch the sixty-seventh mouse tremble with terror, immobile after one mild electrical shock that would not faze a normal mouse.
The subject, another prime specimen from a new, multimillion dollar, genetically-engineered, super intelligent, memory enhanced, lab-mouse bloodline that solves problems, learns mazes faster, remembers cues like no other rodents in history.
After the mouse dies in a final paroxysm, the senior PhD says to the junior PhD, “Well, I guess it’s important to be able to forget.”