Published in September 2021, smart tomorrow Was promoted as a must read for 2022. The book is on Biohacking based on extensive research and experiments. Is it possible to upgrade your brain to another level of cognition, creativity and performance from wherever it is? Riker says yes. His pitch is that it should take as little as 15 minutes for anyone to be able to ‘hack’ the brain for continuous upgrades.
On the cover, Ricker promises “how 15 minutes of neurohacking a day can help you work better, think faster, and get more done.” Ricker’s experimental journey through neurohacking includes athletes, gameshows, memory travels, CEOs, scientists, and sportsmen. Ricker is an MIT and Harvard-trained brain researcher turned Silicon Valley technologist. His book is the result of a decade long journey into experimentation. It promises to enhance four areas of the brain to unlock success: executive function, emotional regulation, learning and memory, and creativity to predict your success in work and relationships. Neurohacking techniques promise to unlock all four.
Riker offers 20 custom self-experiments and a 12-week schedule. Ricker’s self-experiments are all based on personal trials with nicotine, video games, meditation, or a little-known drink from the Pacific Islands. Through his experiments, Riker claims that he is able to alter his cognition, sharpen his memory, increase his attention span, boost his mood, and clear his brain fog.
Smarter Tomorrow by Elizabeth R. Ricker
1. The book really makes the topic of neurohacking worthy of a coffee-table discussion and makes the topic seem a lot less threatening than it sounds. You can also understand the plasticity of the brain and how its abilities can be rewired and rewired over time.
2. It will help you with Riker’s words ‘Mental barriers or minor obstacles that prevent one from achieving one’s inherent potential such as mental fogginess, lack of sleep, ADHD, depression and anxiety, which can inhibit mental performance.
3. This defines a cycle of human irrelevance compared to the potential for radical human growth. Ricker suggests that with neuro-hacking individuals can mine their abilities and give them more time to create value.
4. Ricker emphasizes the link between play, brain function, and executive abilities and shows how gaming can help build mental muscles for decision making and controlling emotions.
5. Ricker’s book will ultimately teach you about the possibilities of self-regulation and continued growth in mindful application.
smart tomorrow Not just an easy read, it’s like a book to work with and an ideal choice for those looking to invest in lifelong learning. If personal growth and development interests you, then go for it.