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The struggle to find a drug that makes you so fast that you save more time taking it than you lose reading about it

Uppers via SMBC

Medication for brain performance enhancement. Anecdotally ubiquitous amongst the next cohort of my highly competitive field, and dotcom types.

My advice on this is of course worthless, as I know nothing of pharmacology etc. But even if I did, I would not endorse the taking of performance enhancing drugs without personal medical advice from your doctor.

Neurohacker toolbox”.

Tweaking brains with ‘smart drugs’ to get ahead in Silicon Valley

Scott Alexander speculates: Cognitive enhancers: mechanisms and tradeoffs

Gwern's Drug Heuristics