Smart drugs, nootropics
were a 1990s
fad - the concept was of chemicals that not only made you feel good, but were actually good for you, made you a better person, made you smarter. It supoposedly wasn't irrationally exuberant cyberpunk science fiction, or not entirely. Piracetam
were touted as the leading edge of this brave new breed of nutraceuticals
. But the big wave never materialised.
Smart drugs are drugs lite. Drugs without the drugs.
It's a fatally flawed concept. If this stuff really worked, it wouldn't be legal.