This is Longecity. People here inject Cerebrolysin, as well HGH, Testosterone, designer steroids, and all manner of Peptides. IMO this is the cutting edge of the Brainhacking/Bodyhacking movement.
Sure there are plenty of posts about what form of vitamin B is best, or polyphasic sleep etc, but if you are looking for some one who has tried something waaay out there and you send out a few PM'S I know for a fact you can find say, someone who has had an elective trepanation surgery (drilling a hole in your head) in an attempt to improve memory. In
In fact, a few PM's not only put me in contact with a surgeon willing to preform an elective DBS or deep brain stimulation surgery on me to supposedly improve short term memory function impared by my 14 years of playing football-- for somewhere between $60,000 and $90,000. I didn't even bother to see how cheaply I could get the operation done in say Thailand, India, or...Tijuana.
Point being, Noopept is FAR from expensive. Even in a small quantity, say 5 grams, it's $7.99. Since I had a very positive N1 response with 20 mg, that 8 bucks lasts 250 doses or roughly a YEAR. I would venture to guess that's a small fraction of what 99% of the coffee drinking population spends on their Starbucks fix.
Then there's the "danger" in micro-doses of psilocybe, which I consider to be far less dangerous than taking OTC fat loss herbal formulations-- by far! Probably less dangerous than drinking unfiltered tap water in urban areas, or using a brand of multi-vitamin from China. Far less dangerous than eating at most fast food restaurants.
I could go on and on.
BTW the kind of short term memory you describe above isn't a fantasy, it's relatively easily achieved. The catch is it requires PRACTICE, and the sort of onerous practice not many people are willing to put in.
I can point you to a book: The Key to Study Skills by Anna and Lev Goldentouch (with Suraj Sharma)
Or if you'd like there are many free training techniques on Lev's blog www.keytostudy.com.
I have no financial interest in either the book or Lev's website, but I CAN tell you I have been diligently practicing a number of his techniques and have been able to increase my reading speed and retention from an above average 400 words per minute with 80% retention to close to 800 words per minute with the same or better retention.
With continued practice I fully expect to break the 1,000 word per minute barrier with the same retention.
However, when we make the leap into Kim Peek of Rain Man fame, who can read one page with each eye, and take in 10,000 words per minute, I really believe synesthesia becomes necessary.
Another example of a Nobel Prize Winner with synesthesia is Richard Feynman. He claimed to see vague pictures of equations like Bessel functions in different colors.
Supposedly, neurologists have discovered anyone who preforms certain daily exercises can develop this a modicum of this skill-- IMO that's like saying because a Monk who has meditated eight straight years in a Himalayan cave can have subtle influences over body temp, resting pulse etc, that ANYONE who meditates can do it.
Point being, I believe I'm not alone as a long time member of this site in saying I'm most interested in methods of biohacking that show real scientific promise of effecting nearly "transhuman" change without having to live in a cave, or spend $90,000 for someone of dubious medical ethics to drill a hole in my skull.
The code you hope to crack seems eminently crackable with some hard work. However, if there is a way to do so in far less time with relatively little cost and little danger, that's what I'm all about.