Ads for Prevagen, the memory-enhancing supplement, claim that it has "a protein originally found in jellyfish", so you know it has to be good. The company that makes the drug, Quincy Biosciences, is currently being sued in US federal court by the FTC and the New York Attorney General for "clear-cut fraud". So we got our hands on some of the complaints.
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The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the state of New York filed a federal lawsuit today over Prevagen, a pill that's supposed to improve memory. The pill is available in the US everywhere from CVS to Amazon and regularly appears in commercials on CNN and Fox News. It is also available online in Australia. But the supplement, which is supposed to give consumers a better memory, is rubbish.
Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.
One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.