: "Judy Illes, a psychologist at Stanford's Center for Biomedical Ethics, said mind-enhancing medicine could become 'as ordinary as a cup of coffee.' This could be good for society, helping people learn faster and retain more, she said.
But it also raises questions: Will the rich get smarter while the poor fall further behind? (Drugs such as modafinil can cost as much as $6 per dose.)
Will people feel compelled to use the medications to keep up in school or in the workplace? In a world where mental function can be tweaked with a pill, will our notion of 'normal intelligence' be changed forever?"