Having witnessed (nay, experienced) the very real mental effects of drugs, and with the upcoming movie Limitless (links below), i became very much seduced and intrigued by the idea of drug enhanced mental performance. Thus far my research has pointed me to
– Modafinil (aka Provirgil)
(below i’ve included links to these products or information about them)
Either of which promises to do everything from deliver mental clarity, concentration and breaking down mental blocks to helping you lose weight and boost strength/coordination/endurance in sports.
Imagine the possibilities.
Coffee is wearing off for me, it no longer gives me any drive and is pretty much a placebo for me at this stage. Having spent the last week working late and eating at my desk, the thought that a single pill could dramatically enhance my mental faculties, i.e make me smarter, and in turn reduce the time it takes for me to come up with well thought out, intelligent work, by half… is very tempting.
At this stage, the only reason i see for experimenting with Nootropics (i.e smart drugs), is to increase my effectiveness at work.
But then again, if i do have to endure side effects (brain damage anyone?), then maybe doing this just for my career ain’t worth it.
Where do i find the 3 wonderful magic pills you mentioned?
Modafinil (not available in Singapore without Doctor’s prescription for Narcolepsy)
Neurostim (marketed as a sports supplement)
The Limitless viral ad