What’s more ‘work-life balance’ than memory erasure? Severance, the uneasy-feeling psychological thriller is a dystopian take on the modern workplace. But brain surgeries and implants aside, there’s lessons to be learned for today’s organizations looking to be more future-fit. . If you’re a ‘severed’ employee at Lumon Industries, your work ‘you’ and your life ‘you’ don’t know each other and don’t remember each other.