Brainstorm
Semi-legal drug occasionally used by baselines/near- baselines seeking to solve a complex problem without the assistance of an ai.

The drug increases brain activity within each cerebral hemisphere and between the hemispheres as well. The result is an increased ability to comprehend and manipulate multiple, complex variables and to see connections between different pieces of information. A normal dose of the drug lasts for 12 hours in a baseline/near-baseline nervous system. When it wears off the user typically experiences a splitting headache and nausea for a number of hours unless another dose is administered. Brainstorm has severe negative side effects when used repeatedly or continuously over an extended period of time, including stroke, numbness in the extremities, and in some cases psychosis.
 
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Text by Todd Drashner

Initially published on 31 December 2007.