Past Meetup

Screening the Nootropic Sci-Fi Masterpiece "Lucy" & Discussion

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Carpe VM

290 5th Ave, 5th Floor · New York, NY

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Greg's Cel: 347-742-7685 (Please reserve inquiries to this MeetUp)

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From prehistoric Hadar in the Awash Valley of the Afar Triangle in Ethiopia to the modern-day underworld of Taipei "Lucy" (2014 - Luc Besson) is a story of super human abilities "overclocked & unlocked". By inadvertently hacking the compounds that create the explosive growth of a fetus in the 6th week of gestation (http://skeptics.stackexchange.com/questions/22785/is-cph4-from-science-fiction-movie-lucy-real) (a compound named in the film as CPH4 (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/6-carboxytetrahydropterin_synthase)) Scarlett Johansson (not hard to watch even for an hour and a half) becomes a shape-shifting, telekinetic, time traveller. What's not to love.

The science is, shall we say, fiction (voilá "Sci-Fi"!). The plot is caper-gone-wrong/adventure and the concepts are pure nootropic fantasy which make for one DAMN fun ride.

We'll watch this eminently entertaining movie on our big screen and then, while dispensing with the hooey biochemistry, have a discussion about the idea of unlocking the totality of our brains potential and magic.

Hope to see you there.