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Will science one day manage to eliminate the need for sleep altogether? Watch

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    Even with the sleep people currently get, it's been shown that trying to work every waking hour results in less overall productivity than working with breaks. So no, I don't think human progress would speed up, the brain just isn't designed to concentrate for that long, sleep or no sleep. I suppose we'll have more time for leisure activities, but would people actually have enough money to make use of that extra time?
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    I hope not, I enjoy spending time in my dreams
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    WTF?

    Why get rid of the need for rest?

    There is more to life than increasing productivity. We seem to have lost sight that life is for living. :facepalm2:
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    Honestly I think this is in the realms of science fiction. Sleep is way too important to way too many crucial functions to think we could ever adequately replace it. Perhaps reduce the amount we need by finding ways to ensure the sleep we do get is of higher quality, but not eliminate it.
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    No, I don't think that science is able to manipulate the biologic clock of humans in that way that sleep becomes irrelevant.

    (Original post by Casisalive)
    I hope not, I enjoy spending time in my dreams
    Agree with you, unless they are nightmares. :yes:
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    Hello no. Sleep is the only time I'm not plagued with worries.
 
 
 
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