Last Updated: Sat Aug 06, 2011 19:36 pm (KSA) 16:36 pm (GMT)

Sarah Sfeir / What if we have full access of our brain power?

Bradley Cooper in a scene from film Limitless.
Bradley Cooper in a scene from film Limitless.

A few months ago, I went to the movie theater to watch “Limitless,” an American thriller movie starring Bradley Cooper, Abbie Cornish, and Robert De Niro. The movie is about a writer who lives in New York City, and discovers a top-secret drug, NZT-48, which bestows him with tremendous human skills. This drug gives the ability for humans to access 100 percent of their brain’s power, as opposed to the normal 20 percent.

Since then, I have been dreaming each and every night about that NZT-48! What if one day, they were able to invent such a drug! Wouldn’t it be great?! Just think about it, we usually have access to just 20 percent of the brain at a time.

Of course, during our life time, we will have access to all of our brain cells; the 10-20 percent is a reference to how much of the brain is lit up with the electrical activity that emerges as a result of conscious and subconscious neuronal activity.

Can you imagine what we will be able to do, if we get a 100 percent access to our brain at a time? We will be able to remember everything we have ever seen, heard or read! There will be no subconscious, we will be aware of everything that might be happening around us.

Life would be 100 times easier and we could finally say: L.I.F.E -Life Is Fully Enjoyed-.

(Sarah Sfeir, who holds an MBA from USEK University in Lebanon, is a Ph.D. candidate in translation. She can be reached at:

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