[we can remember it for you wholesale]:
Not Rekal by a long shot, as they're only concerned with short-term memory, and they create a neutral memory of a once-fearful sound, rather than wiping it entirely. Plus they don't deal with artificial memory creation of any sort.
Still, cool. Yet disturbing in a way. Is it inhumane if you have no recollection of your torture after you confess? Four out of five current commanders-in-chief say no.
[teachers demand hazard pay]:
I hope these things have stricter laws than handguns do today, as the potential for abuse is pretty darn high. ("But I have a CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHT to carry a vomit beam!")
Over the weekend, I had the misfortune of being stuck in a Guitar Center for way too long. I passed the time by attempting to play a left-handed guitar.
I'm completely hopeless. Worse than when I first picked up a guitar right-handed; the muscle memory doesn't transfer. Seriously frustrating to play even a single note.
I flipped the guitar and played it right-handed (but upside-down); I was slow at first but picked up speed shortly. It was similar to my forays into alternate tunings; kinda fun in a math puzzle kinda way, actually.