My WB society's motto is: Education is paramount for the advancement of society. A group of pharmaceutical companies have perfected a drug for children to young adults, ages 6 to 16, that allows for nearly side-effect free, extreme mental acuity, focus and accelerated learning. This society has chosen to mandate that all school children during those ten years be on the medication in order to finish our current day education process from kindergarten to doctoral thesis with elevated comprehension and retention.
Up until age 6, children stay with their parents and are not required to be in school. After age 6, they begin the process of "hyper education" and are required to stay medicated during the entire time period. After age 16, the drug's effect quickly taper off and the child returns to a normal level of mental acuity and focus (Whatever levels they were predispositioned to have)...no longer term or permanent effects from the drugs exist...however, the knowledge and understanding acquired during the previous 10 years remains.
The drugs have the advantage of making the children docile and obedient. Juvenile delinquency all but disappears, and when any child does act up, they are immediately tested and if found to be off meds, they are pulled away from the parents to be kept in camps until they turn 16 where they can "Focus on their education."
For a society that places a huge emphasis on education...what kind of resistance might this be met with? If there was little emphasis placed on individual liberties, would this be easier to push through? Or what attributes about society would make this justifiable?
Would it be more tolerable if the age range was say 10-20? Thereby allowing children to have more of a childhood before the transition into productive adults?
No brainwashing, just an honest desire to push the bounds of learning and education for the betterment of the society. The society's motto is the motivation.
The drug would only be effective between certain ages. There are plenty of drugs currently that have the opposite effect on kids that they have on adults. There has been no break through in using the same drug on adults....as stated, the effects taper off at a certain age.
Children on the medication are not zombie like...just not hyper active, they are non-disruptive. The increase in learning piques the normal curiosity and the children also do their own research.
I had originally thought of it as a version of the Limitless drug NZT-48...but with the 'limits' of an age range...and no side effects. If you knew you could learn almost anything....but only during a certain time window...it would focus you even more.