If you had access to a machine that could alter anyone’s memories, would you use it? Think long and hard.
It lets you secretly control your friends’ lives for selfish reasons.
Erasing other people’s treasured memories fills you with an intoxicating sense of power.
New technology is neat.
You can replace people’s old memories with new ones that make you seem more thoughtful than you actually are.
It helps you avoid virtually all consequences for your actions.
Incapacitating people seems fun.
The machine might be used against you.