John Tierney writes,

Do you have trouble sticking to a diet? Have patience. Within 10 years, Dr. Kurzweil explained, there will be a drug that lets you eat whatever you want without gaining weight.

At least once at a Milken Institute conference, Gary Becker has suggested that the rise in obesity may be due in part to the not unrealistic expectation that there will be a pharmaceutical cure in the not-too-distant future.

If you read Tierney’s entire piece, make sure not to miss the box of “further reading.” This IEEE Spectrum symposium on the singularity is particularly worth checking out.

Thanks to Nick Schulz for the pointer.