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Inspired by: workshops/meetings » Memory enhancing drugs allow massive absorption of information in short time

version: 1 / created: 2009-11-30
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Originally submitted by: Rafael Popper
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Source of inspiration


The source of the Wild Card is

iKNOW meeting (Brussels, 25.09.09)


(max. 9 words)

Memory enhancing drugs allow massive absorption of information in short time


(approx. 150 words)
Please describe the Wild Card (approx. 150 words)
E.g. the vocabulary of a language


memory, drugs, information, language, vocabulary, absorption


Closest timeframe for at least 50% likelihood
Please use one of the following options:

Type of event

Human planned (e.g. terrorist attack or funded scientific breakthrough)

Type of emergence

please select (if any) describe related trend or situation
An extreme extension of a trend/development/situation
(e.g. Increased global warming leads to a total ban on fossil fuels)

Type of systems affected

Human-built Systems - E.g. organisations, processes, technologies, etc.




please specify:
please select
Level 3: important for the European Union
Level 4: important for the whole world

Manifestation phase

Type of manifestation

In a probably pervasive way (contagious or transmittable)

Aftermath phase

Important implications
Emergence of a new system (e.g. new technologies, new paradigms)

Relevance for Grand Challenges

where? please justify:
particularly relevant Europe world
Behavioural change
Ethics and abuse of S&T
Social exclusion & poverty
Work-Life balance and mental health
Innovation dynamics

Relevance for thematic research areas

please justify:
particularly relevant
Social Sciences and Humanities