Thursday, March 06, 2008

The Second Enlightenment Cometh?

If you are a technoprogressive OR a coffee lover, you'll enjoy this article on Wired this week about how the newest cognitive enhancers (as opposed to the 'old' cognitive enhancer, coffee) and technologies will lead to the Second Enlightenment:

" Imagine a drug that can reduce your need for sleep, increase your concentration and make you smarter, with minimal side effects.

Call it Morvigil.

What would such a drug do to society? Would governments ban it, would it become the drug of the rich or become a virtual prerequisite for your workday? ...."

Full text of the article here.

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