Friday, November 11, 2011

Mental Enhancement Drugs

"The bottom line is that cognitive-enhancing pills are a reality and people are using them. "   That quote came from an article titled The Dope on Mental Enhancement in New Scientist magazine. According to the article, a recent survey showed that 38% of the people responding have already tried various mental enhancement drugs ( well, actually the numbers would have been much higher if they were honest and included caffeine in the list of such drugs).   Such drugs are a reality now, they benefit people and society when properly used, and I'm sure that the mental enhancing drugs in the research pipeline are much more effective than the ones currently available.  Adjusting to this will take some shifts in cultural attitudes though.