‘The Genius Within’ by David Adam

‘Smart Pills And TDCS’

Score: 4/5

This is one man’s exploration of brain hacks and pills to find out how effective they are in making him smarter.

There’s some discussion of how ‘smart’ will be measured here (IQ is a troubling measure) but more interesting are the questions of effectiveness and morality. Do, say, pills work? And if so, should the be available indiscriminately? Should they be banned? Or should they only be available to specific categories of people? How do you choose?

I’m sure we all have our own thoughts on what the answers to those questions should be, but it’s nice to see someone publicly asking the questions.

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