Category Archives: Creativity

When Smart Drugs Do The Work

smart drugs

A world where most menial jobs will be taken over by robots is coming. And in that future, humans will focus on cognitively intense jobs where critical thinking and creativity are highly valued. How fast that will happen is an ongoing argument, but what is happening already, and will also become more widespread in the future, is the use of cognitive performance enhancers at school and at work.

As we discussed in A World Without Sleep, a scenario that could present itself is one where we choose not to sleep to be able to compete with robots; and that means using smart drugs.

A World Without Sleep

what if you stopped sleeping

If you’ve ever pulled an all-nighter, you know you’re not yourself the next day. And perhaps you’ve even lamented the need for 8 hours of shut-eye. Imagine that you didn’t have to sleep. No more struggling to wake up in the morning to go to work.

It is no secret that sleeping is a big part of our lives, it’s essential. So essential that we could die if we stopped sleeping for a long amount of time. As ASAP Science explains, we need to sleep.