A German scientist has been testing an “anti-stupidity” pill with encouraging results on mice and fruit flies, Bild newspaper reported on Saturday.
It said Hans-Hilger Ropers, director at Max-Planck-Institute for Molecular Genetics in Berlin, has tested a pill thwarting hyperactivity in certain brain nerve cells, helping stabilise short-term memory and improve attentiveness.
“With mice and fruit flies we were able to eliminate the loss of short-term memory,” Ropers, 62, is quoted saying in the German newspaper, which has dubbed it the “world’s first anti-stupidity pill.”
I’m sure the researcher is a brilliant researcher… but if he’d known anything about marketing strategies he would have called it an intelligence amplification-pill or a smart-pill.
Anyway… we can expect this kind of stuff to enter the mainstream sometime in the coming biotech era.