When it comes to neuroenhancement (using drugs to improve your brain), the ethics are about as fuzzy as some of the science. A new initiative by the European Commission called the Neuroenhancement Responsible Research and Innovation project aims to get scientists and the public talking together to sort out the facts—and, more importantly, the feelings—about these emerging technologies.
Neuroenhancement is one of those things that I could see myself being a fan of… thirty years from now, after some serious medical research has gone into it. For now, I trust the field marginally more than I do homeopathy.1
- Or, in less comparative terms, ‘not at all.’ ↩