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What If You Were Able to Increase Your Brain Capacity to 100%? ("Lucy" Movie Review)

Updated on August 21, 2014
A scene from "Lucy"
A scene from "Lucy" | Source

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What is "Lucy"?

The movie Lucy is a French science fiction film directed by Luc Besson and stars the wonderfully talented actress Scarlett Johansson as the lead role as 'Lucy'.

Summary of the Plot

The movie revolves around Lucy who gets access to greater than normal levels of her brain due to an accident. Lucy was initially used to transport a drug across countries. A packet of drugs was inserted into her stomach and after a fight with a man she gets a kick in her stomach and the drug packet breaks and the drug gets mixed into her blood. This drug enhances her brain capacity gradually enabling her to do marvelous things towards the end...

Morgan Freeman's role in the movie is an added bonus. He plays the role of 'Professor Norman' who is a leading expert on human mind and brain and helps Lucy along her way. What happens at full brain capacity: Professor Norman answers "I have no idea"...

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Morgan Freeman as Professor Norman in the movie Lucy
Morgan Freeman as Professor Norman in the movie Lucy | Source
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Albert Einstein | Source

How Did Nostradamus Predict the Future?

Science-Fiction or a Possible Reality?

"Lucy" is a Sci-Fi movie written and directed by Luc Besson. So everything in it can be left aside as mere science fiction or can be explored further in the name of science.

On average humans use less than 10% of the actual brain capacity. It is estimated that the greatest scientist of the 20th Century, Albert Einstein, used about 20% of his brain capacity. So you see, the higher the brain usage, the higher your genius becomes.

If we dare to look further it is imagined that Nostradamus, the greatest prophet the world has ever seen, used even a higher capacity of brain than Albert Einstein. And it is believed that this higher than normal brain usage gave him insights into the future-which have become true to the perfection in some cases.

So is this just a science fiction or a real science?

Lucy air lifts and throws a man away with her super brain powers...
Lucy air lifts and throws a man away with her super brain powers... | Source

What "Lucy" Predicts at 100% Brain Capacity...

At 100% brain capacity the world is at your command. Your brain is actually so powerful, yet we fail to realize that because we don't use the brain beyond it's dull level. Or we don't even stimulate our brains with enough activity for it to grow. So at below 10% brain usage we are only able to do our daily activities and a little bit of maths and creativity.

Say we increase our brain usage to 20% and we would be an instant genius. We would begin to see connections among things that we would normally miss or not see at all. Brain controls all sensory organs (eye, nose, ears, tongue and touch) in our body. So it is only logical to assume that these senses will greatly enhance with a higher brain usage.

Anything higher than 20% brain usage will be supernatural to all of us ordinary people. Brain will be able to affect the physical world when it is developed to a higher level. Lucy is able to lift up and throw grown men through air with only a command of her brain. That is an extreme level however-but not to say an impossibility at 100% brain usage.

The past, present and future are just a time slot on a movie reel. At 100% brain usage one should be able to see the past and glimpse into the future. Nostradamus was able to accurately predict the rise of Hitler. So a fully used brain should be able to see much clearer and much further into the future.

Lucy is able to speed up, slow down and even stop the world around her. I cannot even fathom to explain how this would occur on a reality. But then again it's because my brain is operating at less than 10% capacity.

If you have time watch this: explains how mind/brain affects the physical world

Read more on the Miracles...

A Little Religious Insight...

Every religion has a certain extent of 'supernatural' elements. Religious leaders such as Jesus Christ, The Buddha, Prophet, Hindu Gods etc have all performed some kinds of miracles to induce faith on their followers.

Jesus performed miracles such as turning water into wine and curing the blind. Those can be easily accomplished with a developed brain.

The Buddha could levitate, control the environment, read the minds of others, see into the past and future. And he did all of that with his developed brain (he has preached this himself).

And so existence of super-human brains and super powers that extend from it are not unknown to mankind.


As far as the movie goes, I believe Lucy will be a very interesting movie and suggest everybody watch it. The cast is great and the story is interesting.

As far as the subject matter goes, it is open for discussion. I have weighed my opinions towards the matter being more of a reality than a mere science fiction. But I would love to hear your opinion as well. Do comment below with your ideas.


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      Nimesh De Silva 3 years ago


      A car is only complete when it has an engine, wheels, brakes, lights etc right? Take one of those elements out, it doesn't work anymore right?

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      Nimesh De Silva 3 years ago


      100% of brain maybe active, but we certainly don't use it for thinking, decision making etc on a daily basis

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      Leslie A. Shields 3 years ago from Georgia

      That movie, minus the spiritual implications was really good. I need to see it again.... Uhmmm, What was your question?

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      retief2000 3 years ago

      If we only used 10% of our brain, why is brain damage so devastating? That 10% is just another popularly repeated myth.

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      Elizabeth 3 years ago from The US of A, but I'm Open to Suggestions

      I think the premise is a little faulty. I think, if I remember my neurobiology classes correctly, that we actually DO use 100% of our brain. Only 10% is made up of neurons that actually fire. The rest of our brain is resounding for motor functions, storage, etc.

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      NotSoSlow 3 years ago

      Interesting topic