In what sounds like a dream for millions of tired coffee drinkers, Darpa-funded scientists might have found a drug that will eliminate sleepiness. ...[Continue reading on WIRED]
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I could definitely use some of this stuff! But then again, would we end up relying on it?
Im still not convinced there is something like getting a free lunch. If sleep could be replaced by a simple molecule, it needs to be explained why there has not been a evolutionary trade-off between sleep and Orexin A.
(Also, relying on it is not the right way to question this imo. We rely on gravity, oxygen etc. So relying is not inherently bad at all.)