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Silicon Valley professionals are micro-dosing LSD at work to gain “superhuman” creativity

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This does not strike me as a good idea. 

Rolling Stone recently published an article detailing the experience of a 25 year old, with a master’s degree from Stanford who “works for a tech startup in San Francisco,” and has reportedly achieved significant results from micro-dosing. “Microdosing has helped me come up with some new designs to explore and new ways of thinking. You would be surprised at how many people are actually doing it.” He told Rolling Stone.

This article has been gaining quite a bit of attention, and for good reason. There have been a number of similar reports where users describe incredible benefits from their experiences in micro-dosing. The Telegraph, for example, describes the experience of Canadian filmmaker, John Andrew, who spoke at a conference in New York last month and stated, “I experienced this clarity that is almost indescribable…I felt a homeostasis, a feeling that despite what’s going on, bad or good, everything was OK.”

Leading the micro-dosage movement is Fadiman, who has been exploring the potential benefits of psychedelics since the 1960s, when LSD testing was still being administered by the U.S. government. According to Fadiman, a dose of 10 micrograms of LSD will suffice, constituting one tenth of an average dose (i.e. a trippy weekend of camping with your friends). His prescription is to take the drug every four days, in the morning before you start your day’s work. As founder and executive director of the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies, Rick Doblin, explains to Rolling Stone, micro-dosing means “[enough] to feel a little bit of energy lift, a little bit of insight, but not so much that you are tripping.”

LSD seems better suited to advertising.

That would explain a lot!

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