Time dilation drugs are not that far off, and can have some potentially frightening applications in addition to any positive uses. Drugs like LSD, PCP, Ketamine, Mescaline, etc. can drastically alter ones perception of time. Stimulants can cause you to overestimate time while depressants can cause you to underestimate it. Drugs that reduce Dopamine activity in the brain can make you feel that time is passing much more slowly. Advances in the field have given rise to thought experiments on how this can be used in various applications like prisons, where cruelly a prisoner can be made to perceive that they spent 1,000 years in prison when in fact they just spent eight hours in a hospital room, much like the DS9 episode Hard Time. How anyone could think it would be a good idea to horrifically mentally torture a person like that and then let them out upon the world again the same day is a beyond me. There's a philosopher named Rebecca Roache who quite frankly has some pretty repugnant views on what constitutes "justice" and how we should treat prisoners using time dilation drugs. Her ideas rank right up there with those two psychologists who got paid $70 million dollars to develop torture techniques for the US government. http://aeon.co/magazine/society/should-biotech-make-life-hellish-for-criminals/ On a side note, early in the episode I kept wondering if this was a repeat because it was so familiar. It was because the show Forever did an episode last year involving their Sherlock like lead investigating a pharmaceutical corporation who was illegally conducting trials on an anti-aging drug and then murdering the subjects too. It didn't involve time dilation but actual physical anti-aging, but also resulted in causing severe brain damage, which is why they tried to cover it up. I knew the episode was new, but it was so close in plot and theme that it confused me for a moment. Not saying it's a rip-off or anything of that sort, just a confusing coincidence (and certainly Forever wouldn't have a leg to stand on in that regard since it's blatantly Sherlock/Elementary/House meets New Amsterdam).