The US Military's Science Division wants to put chips / black boxes in the head of soldiers: gosh, what could possibly go wrong?
While we're spinning a narrative that supposedly highlights the benefits of such a system - like, uh, "it may be possible to trigger memories surrounding a traumatic event and overcome memory loss quickly and easily..." uh, really? -- just read that sentence back to yourself and absorb the fact that, if such a technology was feasible and did come into being, is it not more likely that it would be used by military intelligence / Homeland Security as an interrogation asset? Given the reluctance of the military in the US and UK to actually spend any money on the physical or mental rehabilitation of traumatised veterans (Christ, at one point, they wouldn't even acknowledge that PTSD existed...), why would they even bother using such a costly and complex technique? Nah, it's just narrative spin. Joe Public has to see the emergence of such technologies as a Good Thing, rather than *ugh* Lo-Fi Brainwashing / Memory Manipulation / Recall Retrieval / 'Mindreading' Tech.
File under: PKD Paranoid Futures.