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The '''abolition of sleep''' is an idea advocated by some transhumanists such as [[Zoltan Istvan]]<ref>[http://motherboard.vice.com/read/lets-cure-the-disease-of-sleeping Let’s Cure the Disease of Sleeping]</ref> and [[Marcelo Rinesi]].<ref>[http://motherboard.vice.com/read/sleep-tech-will-widen-the-gap-between-the-rich-and-the-poor?trk_source=homepage-lede%3Futm_source%3Dvicenewsfb ​Sleep Tech Will Widen the Gap Between the Rich and the Poor]</ref>
 
The '''abolition of sleep''' is an idea advocated by some transhumanists such as [[Zoltan Istvan]]<ref>[http://motherboard.vice.com/read/lets-cure-the-disease-of-sleeping Let’s Cure the Disease of Sleeping]</ref> and [[Marcelo Rinesi]].<ref>[http://motherboard.vice.com/read/sleep-tech-will-widen-the-gap-between-the-rich-and-the-poor?trk_source=homepage-lede%3Futm_source%3Dvicenewsfb ​Sleep Tech Will Widen the Gap Between the Rich and the Poor]</ref>
 
== In fiction ==
 
== In fiction ==
The [[X-Files]] featured an episode where ex-marines had had experimental neurosurgery to remove their need to sleep. This in turn caused serious side effects the protagonists had to investigate.<ref>[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sleepless_%28The_X-Files%29 Sleepless (The X-Files)]</ref>
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* The [[X-Files]] featured an episode where ex-marines had had experimental neurosurgery to remove their need to sleep. This in turn caused serious side effects the protagonists had to investigate.<ref>[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sleepless_%28The_X-Files%29 Sleepless (The X-Files)]</ref>
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* In the webpage ''Orion's Arm'', this condition is called 'asomnia'.
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Revision as of 13:52, 11 February 2017

The abolition of sleep is an idea advocated by some transhumanists such as Zoltan Istvan[1] and Marcelo Rinesi.[2]

In fiction

  • The X-Files featured an episode where ex-marines had had experimental neurosurgery to remove their need to sleep. This in turn caused serious side effects the protagonists had to investigate.[3]
  • In the webpage Orion's Arm, this condition is called 'asomnia'.

References