Absurdly Driven looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.

You're imperfect.

It's hard to accept publicly, but you know it deep inside.

You lose concentration quickly. You perform at any sort of high level for about an hour a day. The rest is smoke and mirrors.

The modern world demands instant performance, 24 hours a day. How, then, can you persuade your brittle brain to function well for more than a few minutes at a time?

An idea has come to me courtesy of the Navy SEALs. No, it didn't come directly. I discovered it thanks to my irregular reading of Military.com.

It reported on a conference in which Rear Admiral Tim Szymanski revealed how the SEALs are very much into improving cognitive performance.

Yes, they've thought of drugs. However, one fascinating method has shown some early results.

Szymanski explained that during experiments people were asked to watch screens and their concentration would dip after a mere 20 minutes.

"But they did studies whereby a little bit of electrical stimulation was applied, and they were able to maintain the same peak performance for 20 hours," he said.

20 hours?

What sort of electrical shock to the system is this?

It's called transcranial electrical stimulation. Essentially, this is a quick low-level zapping of the brain to get it to improve its act.

Some scientists, however, say that putting this machinery into the wrong hands (and onto the wrong heads) may lead to severe consequences. Some users have experienced seizures and other effects on their mood.

Moreover, TES machines can be bought online and you have to be very careful who made them and how to use them.

Athletes, though, have already tried TES with some success -- but under very strict supervision. Or, at least, that's what they say.

This all might remind some of Elon Musk's latest company, Neuralink, which is trying to connect the brain to computers in order to begin to create something of a hybrid human.

Or, at the very least, a human with unnatural wit and an unusual grasp of 15 foreign languages.

There's so much pressure to improve -- especially in our self-conscious, individualistic society -- that some people are prepared to try anything.

As Szymanski himself admitted, he's in a world in which taking risks is quite a normal pursuit, so he worried that many of his SEALs might want to try it for themselves just to see what effect it has.

He does, however, sound just like a modern tech leader with these words: "We need to really believe that investing in the human makes sense."

Except in the tech world, they're not sure whether investing in the human makes any sense at all.