Modafinil: The Rise of Smart Drugs

The performance improving smart drug that goes in your bag, at least a few of the time. This post shares the experience of many people that use it, including first-time users and an interview using a biomedical engineer who is a longtime Modafinil drug user. Read to the end for warnings.
What’s modafinil?
Modafinil is a smart drug, also called a nootropic. It improves your cognitive function in a number of ways (more on that in a second). There are plenty of smart drugs, but modafinil stands in a category of its own for several reasons:
It’s not a stimulant. Modafinil acts sort of like a stimulant, but it’s really a eugeroic — a wakefulness-promoting agent. Like classical stimulants do it will not make you jittery or fast. Modafinil also does not have withdrawal or a crash, the manner many smart drugs do.
It’s not addictive[1]. The truth is, modafinil will help people quit habits [2].
It has few to no side effects. modafinil is really safe. I took it every day for 10 years and saw no issues of any sort with it during that time, although I have hacked my brain with opinions so much that I do not see much of a gain from modafinil now.
It works. Extremely nicely. Have you ever seen the movie Limitless with Bradley Cooper? It’s according to modafinil. This material gives superhuman mental processing, with few to no negatives to you.