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Deliberate computer-induced flashbacks
as a means of assisting those (author included) with
Two modes of operation were presented, free-running flashbacks
(requiring no input or attention from the user), and
The use of annotated flashbacks was also explored, in particular,
through the implementation of a wearable face-recognition apparatus.
The `visual memory prosthetic'
begins to enlarge the scope of the concept of
`memory', for it is now possible to `remember' something that one never
knew in the first place.
One might `remember' the name of someone one has never met before, provided
that someone else has enrolled that person into a face database, and
the boundaries between seeing and viewing, and between remembering and
recording will begin to diminish.