With many many pages in comments discussing this, I'd thought I'd make a thread so people could discuss here instead. Much better place for it. No worrying about spoilers and no sorting through various other topics.
Though really, what is there to discuss.
1. How they manage to wipe everyones memories so selectively. Which goes from mass kidnapping and experimenting on, to subject takes a pill that somehow effects everyone else. So somewhere between utterly evil and illegal to utterly impossible and unfitting to a scientific setting (much more so than a pill that makes you only look younger), and it's going to be a bit of both either way; how ever they explain it, it has to be somewhere in there, I see no other way.
Let's do ignore 1. for now, it is the the least of the issues here, only first because it is the most obvious one.
2. It's a horrifying thought for anyone to be erasing anyones memories. It's even scarier that it's a company that will do this again and again. AKA fridge logic. Memories are important to people. To who they are as people, to their anchors in their lives. They would be seriously damaging people to erase good friends from their memories. They aren't just doing it to one person, but to a innumerable amount of people.
3. The male protagonist is right. The closer he gets to anyone, the more damage he will cause when the memory of him is erased. They are basically telling anyone with a conscience, don't use the re-life program as it is meant to be used. He is not there for a education, but they are basically telling him, don't do anything else. It defeats the whole point of things. And in practical terms, the story goes no where for a long time, in part because of this very issue. (also, I think the author has run out of ideas and is just dragging things out till zhe can think of something) Even if the memory wipe is a lie, 3. remains as a huge issue.
Edited by truepurple, 06 September 2016 - 09:02 PM.