Sunday, September 7, 2008

More and more people in academia and silicone valley are taking Provigil, a prescription drug that allows for extended wakefulness without side effects associated with other stimulants. Is this ok?

It seems to me like this kind of use (or abuse depending on how you see it) is inevitable as long as people prioritize work the way they do. Unfortunately, even if only a few truly want to take the drug, anyone who wants to keep up with them will have to take the drug to not be at a disadvantage.

1 comment:

Victoria said...

I don't think this is a good idea, and I hope that we as a society don't get to a point where such artificial treatments become necessary to remain competitive.