“There was this one time when I was on ritalin and I jerked off for 11 hours straight. It was amazing but also horrible.”
It's not just students taking modafinil to help them power through their workload.
No one knows much about modafinil, the study drug on the rise in universities and workplaces, but we do know it works and that it gives you a terrible headache.
Universities and other organizations are now considering the ethics of using nootropics and other "smart drugs."
"As a joke we now call mildronate ‘the Sharaponate.’"
The UK Transhumanist Party calls for nootropics, or "smart drugs," to be exempted from an upcoming ban on psychoactive substances.
We meet a guy who tries smart drugs on YouTube, hit the road with metal legends Corrosion of Conformity, talk to an FBI agent who went undercover for decade, and more.
With the mounting pressure placed on students, many turn to smart drugs to help them study. And in the pursuit of good grades, who cares if it's fair, legal, or safe?
In the rat race that is modern life, it's sort of the only drug that makes sense. How awful is that?