Man, I have been saying this since I was a teenager and it’s become even more glaring as technology advances. So, you can make it so I can access the internet on my goddamn phone but you can’t make something that mimics the socially liberating effects of alcohol without making me hungover or fat? Well, apparently this potentiality I’ve been talking about since I was roughly 14 is now right around the corner. Particularly pertinent in my world, as I’ve had to abandon my hard drinking lifestyle in the last few years because it became obvious my body couldn’t handle it any more. I’ve been bored ever since. What’s also fascinating about this is that it’s being championed by the dude who got fired by the British government for pointing out that alcohol and cigarettes are more dangerous than most illegal drugs:
“I’ve done the prototype experiments myself,” he said. “I’ve been inebriated and then it’s been reversed by the antagonist. That’s what really gave us the idea. There’s no question that you can produce a whole range of effects like alcohol by manipulating the brain.”
According to Nutt, the effects from taking the drunk without alcohol pill may be blocked immediately by taking an antidote, so the ‘drinkers’ would potentially be able to drive or return to work immediately after consumption.
Professor Nutt and his team at Imperial College London have been faced with a major obstacle, since, as expected, no one in the alcohol industry is willing to fund the development of a drunk without alcohol pill.
Freaking awesome, and why someone isn’t getting a gajillion dollars to fund this I have no idea. If legalized, there is absolutely no way it will lose money. Just tell me where to invest and you’ll have a check later this afternoon. Now if we can finally get that translucent STD blocking sex lube we’ve been hearing about for years we’ll be onto something.
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