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You have to realize fear is good, but it can also inhibit you from doing things that aren`t really dangerous. In extreme chances if your unlucky they are.
Because you have no fear, doesn`t mean you will become instantly stupid. Such as, people are afraid of guns and people shooting them. Ok, we remove that fear, you still know "Someone shooting a gun at me = death" But because you have no fear syndrome, you can actively think without being inhibited and make a smarter decision on how to react and get away. It does not mean your going to charge face first into the guy to stop him.
"Remarkably, inhibiting Cdk5 facilitated extinction of learned fear in mice,"
I don`t think there`s actually that much to worry about.
This can help those with life-affecting phobias and horriable pasts. And those that are back from duty in the military that have been severely and mentally affected permenantly.
So this is a good thing if used correctly and if it doesn`t get out of control.
Except that stand-alone apathy is not an affliction but rather just a different way of life. It`s only negative because you`re comparing it to its opposite, empathy.
This would have to be tightly regulated of course , but it could have tremendous potential in treating irrational fears.
They won`t be selling it over the counter, and since it doesn`t give a high I doubt that drug dealers will bother with it. The military won`t bother with it because a fearless soldier is a dead soldier.
Could some people please think before posting? I agree that this should not be made easily available; there`s no point complaining about that because it`s not going to happen.
Fear is what holds us back from doing dangerous and potentially fatal things. No fear - most likely death.
it`s the falling and dying part that people are scared of lol.
But I agree this would have to be very heavily restricted.
This will lead to Darwinism at its finest!
blipflip. Who`s to say what fears we learn? When you`re small you`ll touch a stove because you`re curious about it unless your parents tell you "no! hot!" so tech. every fear is learned. That`s why little kids are so reckless with themselves because they`re not scared.
i think most drugs make you do things you wouldnt normally do because your afraid of doing them?
afraid to walk up to a guy 10 times bigger then you and punch him? well... get drunk on alcohol, thatll solve that.
afraid to jump out of the window because your scared youll fall to your death? no problem! some LSD will make you believe you can fly and falling is not a problem.
catch my drift?
I`m not worried about the military though. Fear is what keeps them safe, keeps them alert, and keeps them behind cover. Without fear, they would quite likely walk slowly towards the enemy shooting in their general direction on open ground.
"Its might remove fear but doesnt remove common sense"
In some country [sic ;)] the common soldier isn`t particularly known for his intelligence.
Just like anything it`s good in doses, but too much is bad.
Think about it, all someone has to say it "I bet you`re not brave enough to eat more of these than me!"