Yeah but that would not be a proper memory then. It's "The memory of a lifetime, Rekall, Rekall, Rekall."
You're not supposed to dream your vacation, you're supposed to remember it like you've been there for real.
Our memories are made up of insights and imaginings as well as actual experiences, so having something he didn't witness wouldn't necessarily be be out of place.
Level 2 Diagnostic wrote:
Exactly. If Quaid had memories of things that he couldn't possibly have witnessed, then he would immediately know it was a false memory, and they'd have to give him a full refund.
If he's not lucid enough to know that then he wouldn't wake up. People have dissociated dreams all the time without waking up to the fact that something's amiss.
I know what you guys are saying, but I also think there's a good workaround to this problem if one is needed.