If one part of success in Silicon Valley is dependent on your ability to stay up all night and code, the other part depends on your ability to think outside the box. Some in the Valley are trying to force creativity by taking LSD. SHOW MORE
It’s generally not the best idea to go to work while you’re high on anything, it can be a health and safety hazard especially if you are working around heavy machinery. But this guy (Sam Briggs’) get’s some pretty good footage of himself wrapping Christmas presents while high on Coke, LSD and Ketamine. Being Christmas, Briggs was manning a Christmas gift wrapping stall during the course of his “experiment,” with his bosses being none the wiser: The people renting out the stall and the public obviously have no clue that Sam is buzzing off his tits the whole time, but they’ll both be glad to know that all money raised went to charity.
Scientists have carried out the first controlled medical experiment in 40 years with the hallucinogenic drug LSD which they used as part of a psychotherapy course to treat severe depression in terminally ill cancer patients. Volunteers given high doses of LSD – which came to prominence in the hippy culture of the 1960s – showed a 20 per cent decline in their symptoms associated with the extreme anxiety of their medical condition, the researchers found. The small pilot trial, which involved just 12 men and women, also showed that there were no severe side-effects of lysergic acid diethylamide, the psychoactive chemical commonly known as “acid”. However, their depressive symptoms did get worse when given only low doses of LSD, the scientists said. “These results indicate that when administered safely in a methodologically rigorous medically supervised psychotherapeutic setting, LSD can reduce anxiety, suggesting that larger controlled studies are warranted,” concluded the study published in the Journal of Nervous and Medical Disease. Read More http://www.nzherald.co.nz/world/news/article.cfm?c_id=2&objectid=11216055