The premise of 'Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind' is simple: Erasing memories might sound all sorts of handy, but it will unleash a world of problems upon you. There is no eternal sunshine for the spotless and wiped mind. Jim Carrey and Kate Winslet didn't tiptoe through the tulips; they spent half the film running from the sinister erasers as the wiping team hunted down every fleeing memory and executed it on sight. There was no turning back, and a whole lot of confusion matched with a huge probability of repeating the past.
But now the fantastical journey can be seen as a cautionary tale. Scientists believe that they've figured out how to manipulate the brain and erase memories.