Although warnings for killer drugs are abundant, many people still take ecstasy pills at parties without knowing what they are actually swallowing. Prohibition clearly doesn’t work, instead, we should provide better information, says Nick Jong. He has designed an application that presents an updated list of the most dangerous pills on the market, offers first aid info in case of an emergency, and can even check pills at a party. By placing your ecstasy in a key ring container with a macro lens and taking a picture with your smartphone, the app can compare the photo with the top five most dangerous pills and let you know if it’s a definite no-go.
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