Digital narcotics may be the future of drugs

December 6, 2011 | Source: Wired Science

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Technologists will become the next drug dealers, administering narcotics through brain stimulation, suggests Rohit Talwar, the founder of Fast Future Research, speaking at Intelligence Squared’s If conference.


  • Designer proteins deliver psychotropic effects triggered by electromagnetic stimulation.
  • Genomic sequencing and services such as 23 and Me allow for tailoring drugs to the individual, delivering effects based on your physiology.
  • Neuroscientists replicate images people are seeing based on the brain activity patterns, combined with transcranial magnetic stimulation for electronically delivering targeted highs.
  • Designer proteins delivered via nanoparticles in club scene create effects triggered by electromagnetic stimulation.