An End To Sleep?

Modafanil is one of a class of drugs that seems to allow its users to sleep less with no side effects. Modafanil is likely just the start of a trend. According to New Scientist, “…to all intents and purposes we are already too far down the road of the 24-hour society to turn back.” I like sleep, but I can already feel the social pressures that will be brought to bear when sleep becomes voluntary. [slashdot]