Nootropics—also called smart drugs or cognitive enhancers—are drugs, supplements, or other substances that improve cognitive function, particularly executive functions, memory, creativity, or motivation, in healthy individuals.
Nootropics, or smart drugs, were once the domain of a select few biohackers testing the limits of brain enhancement. But Nootropics are becoming more mainstream, leaving many to wonder what effect smart drugs will have on esports—one of the most rapidly growing spectator sports in the world, where cognitive enhancement could become a competitive advantage. In the third episode of Humans+, Motherboard goes to San Francisco to meet with Ben Watley and Alex Novosad, two members Gankstars, one of the first esports teams to be officially sponsored by a Nootropics company, to see how smart drugs could be a game changer in the world of professional gaming, and whether they will give gamers a competitive edge.
Modafinil is a stimulant which is often referred to as a “wakefulness-promoting drug” or “eugeroic” because its stimulant activity is relatively subtle. It’s used for conditions characterized by excessive sleepiness and fatigue. The drug is also taken for cognitive enhancing purposes and to help people remain alert for longer periods. Modafinil is particularly effective at supporting cognitive performance in sleep deprivation.
“The Drug Classroom (TDC) is dedicated to providing the type of drug education everyone should have. Drugs are never going to leave our society and there has never been a society free from drugs. Therefore, it only makes sense to provide real education free from propaganda. TDC doesn’t advocate drug use. Rather, we operate with the intention of reducing the harm some substances can bring.” – The Drug Classroom
Gone are the days of the outcast computer nerd. With billions of dollars in the hands of the greatest and most innovative programmers of the world, the current characterization of this profession is altogether different from only a decade or two ago.
Given that programmers are helping change the landscape of Earth and creating the technology we all use and love, it is no wonder their role is coveted by society with a salary to match.
However, with programming as a skill that anyone can learn and develop, it has become a global and competitive industry where getting ahead can mean the difference between millions of dollars and fulfilling work or utter failure as the alternative.
Many programmers are turning to nootropics. You should too, but…
We aren’t only going to give you the run-of-the-mill nootropics and smart drugs for programming.
We’re going to provide a comprehensive understanding of programming and the nootropics for each sub-culture in addition to some novel and unique cognitive enhancing options. Read until the end and you’ll get the ingredients of a formula you can try for yourself.
Steve Cronin covers his top 9 suggestions on how to pull an all nighter. Steve Cronin has been a awesome resource for the nootropic community. He always gives back so much. Be sure to like and share his videos!
9 Tips for Pulling an Effective All Nighter by Steve Cronin
“Ever pull an All Nighter and feel horrible the next day? I certainly have, here are 9 tips that I’ve tried to make the next day a little more pleasant. Of course, pulling frequent all-nighters is detrimental to our health and shouldn’t be practiced regularly. But if we’re gonna do it, let’s do it right and within the context of biohacking!” – Steve Cronin
Looking for which nootropics to use the next day as a followup to an all nighter? We have collected a list of some great nootropics for sleep. Biohacking is as much about the food and exercise we get as is the nootropic supplements we take. Be sure you follow good healthy living, as this makes your supplements go so much further. Once again, please send a like to Steve’s videos and share where you can.