Summary (Max 280 characters)In 2017, 30 percent of Americans said they had used “smart drug” supplements, known as nootropics, at least once that year despite the fact that numerous studies indicate that they have a negligible effect on human intellect. How Can We Enhance The Human Mind?
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In 2017, 30 percent of Americans said they had used “smart drug” supplements, known as nootropics, at least once that year despite the fact that numerous studies indicate that they have a negligible effect on human intellect.

Facebook acquired CTRL-Labs, a U.S. start-up working on wearable tech that allows people to control digital devices with their brains.

Neuralink, a company backed by Elon Musk, announced that it will commence human trials for computerized brain implants.

The U.S. Defense Agency, DARPA, has been developing “biomedical” tools to enable “stress resistance” and “accelerated learning” for soldiers. Eliminating negative feelings like fear and anxiety seems like a good idea but does that make us less human?

In 2018, scientists from the University of Southern California published a study demonstrating the success of implants that sharply improved short-term memory.