.. James points out the way enhancement drugs can help humans from all genre's be it college students to ace exams, a guitarist to help him relieve himself of pre-performance jitters or for coffee-addicts to help them in their sleep-disorder. If rules to develop enhancement drugs by FDA are ruled out, then in a matter of few decades drugs can be used to alter or sculpt every aspect of human behavior. Naam believes that if computers could transform the world, the drugs should be allowed to do the same as well and humans should have right to do with their brains what they please. He is friends with Dr Lynch who owns a company called Cortex where they are building memory enhancement drugs-amp amine. The drug aims to bar its users from forgetting and could have long term advantages on everyone. The article talks about how it was tried and tested on rodents after which it was concluded that the drugs can even help Alzheimer patients. However the author exercises his warning as he claims that amp amine can impair the forgetting power of the brain which could be a liability as our brains would end up in a trivia. Yet the powers of memory enhancement outweigh the liability. ...
And eventually; "happiness". (Vlahos)
Long Summary Reflection:
I read through the article twice and figured out the main players in the article, Naam and Lynch. Once I had done that, I zeroed down on what message the article was trying to convey. Because it was a long summary, I even extracted the arguments that supported behind the main idea of the article. The summary flowed accordingly after that. (Toronto)
The name of the article is "Will drugs make us smarter and happier" and it has been written by James Vlahos.
Vladaho's article revolves around a character named Naam and his perception of the way drugs can help human mind to perform better and generally lead towards a happy life. In this article he talks about the advantages of developing performance enhancement drugs, stress buster drugs, memory enhancement drugs-ampkamine, drugs that genetically engineer hormones to form bonds with females for men who are way ward even before having sex and how each of these can help humans derive a satisfied, happier and content life. He is of the firm belief that while computers were used to revolutionalize the world around us, drugs should be used to revolutionalize the world inside us. (Gillett)
Brief Summary Reflection:
After reading through the article I decided upon the exact main idea of the article and other factors that were supporting it. While it was not important to mention the details of how each drug was developed, I realized it was important to point out the purpose of the main drugs mentioned in this article and how each of these would help humans develop a better life. I removed all the extra details such as the place where