The Economist explains:
Brain enhancing drugs used by 20% of scientists, apparently. Surely it must be more than that – coffee, alcohol, chocolate . . . there should be rules.
The desperation of pain sufferers aside (for whom the slimmest route to relief must seem infinitely worth it), for the DIYist, there is here the wonderful temptation for the short cut to self-improvement, enhancement without effort. At the flick of a switch you can fulfil your (brain’s) desire: faster learning, deeper understanding, creativity, calmer mind.
And why not? If it’s harmless. Only I would be a little concerned at the long term effects of disrupting the delicate electric flows in my brain.
The video on the Guardian site offers more insight on how to open doors and unlock your phone with this life-threatening device. Personally a key and a swipe suit me fine at the moment.