The struggle to find a drug that makes you so fast that you save more time taking it than you lose reading about it

Medication for brain performance enhancement. Anecdotally ubiquitous amongst the next cohort of my highly competitive field, and dotcom types. Tweaking brains with ‘smart drugs’ to get ahead in Silicon Valley is notorious. Also my brief contact with finance types leads me to believe it is common there. I am sure it is in many industries besides.

My advice on this is of course worthless, as I know nothing of pharmacology etc. But even if I did, I would not endorse the taking of performance enhancing drugs without personal medical advice from your doctor and verification that your behaviours met the requirements of your local law enforcement regime’s positioning and branding regarding which drugs are socially and legally accepted.

Is ISRIB any good?

DIY? “Neurohacker toolbox”. Scott Alexander speculates: Cognitive enhancers: mechanisms and tradeoffs. Relates to Gwern’s Drug Heuristics.

Aella, Are you just pushing the “insight” button? on taking LSD for the (feeling of?) insight.

SMBC on uppers


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