Rejoice! Scientists have revealed that deathly hangovers may be no more.
Former British government drugs adviser David Nutt is backing the invention of synthetic alcohol to eliminate hangovers and stop drinking-related deaths.
“Alcosynth,” as it will be called, “will become the preferred drink” of the younger generation, according to Nutt. He told IB Times UK that “in another 10 or 20 years, Western societies won’t drink alcohol except on rare occasions.”
Once created, the synthetic drink will mimic the effects of alcohol without any of the bad side effects, including hangovers and damage to vital organs.
The product will be aimed at people between the ages of 18 and 25 — who already drink less than older generations.
The company behind the venture, Alcarelle, has already identified substances that can be used as alcosynth. It’s hoping to raise more than $9 million to bring the product to market in the near future.
“Why should the only thing available to adults at a party be something that is bad for you?” commented Alcarelle’s managing director, David Orren. “It’s just wrong, especially when science provides a wonderful alternative.”
Nutt added that alcosynth “could well change culture. If there’s less intoxication, then there will be less violence on the street and less unpleasantness in our city centers.”
“Wouldn’t it be fantastic if we could replace alcohol with something that led to almost no deaths? That would be one of the greatest public health developments in the history of the world.”
We’ll drink to that.
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