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[ L ] Обществу нужны новые средства: LSD в массы!

Интересная статья в Wired о симпозиуме, посвящённом столетию открывателя ЛСД Альберта Хофманна, рассказывает о том, как прекрасна лизергиновая кислота при грамотном употреблении, как велико её влияние на современное искусство, научно-технический прогресс и общество в целом. Одним словом — мечта каждого гика, расширитель сознания и рычаг для смещения точки зрения.


The gathering included a discussion of how early computer pioneers used LSD for inspiration. Douglas Englebart, the inventor of the mouse, Myron Stolaroff, a former Ampex engineer and LSD researcher who was attending the symposium, and Apple-cofounder Steve Jobs were among them. In the 2005 book What the Dormouse Said, New York Times reporter John Markoff quotes Jobs describing his LSD experience as "one of the two or three most important things he has done in his life."


В комментариях в блоге 37S прекрасно сказали „теперь понятно, откуда взялись цветочно-кислотные расцветки iBook“. А в самом тексте ещё один чудесный пассаж:


At the symposium, presentations of electronic trance music and psychedelic art by painter Alex Grey encouraged meditative and spiritual reflection for participants -- especially those in altered states of consciousness.


То есть, марками народ закидывался прямо на месте. Колоритный штрих.


"There is no evidence that LSD causes permanent brain damage -- and quite a lot of evidence that it doesn't," said Sewell. "We are lucky that we have over 1,000 papers written in the '50s and '60s when LSD was given to thousands and thousands of research subjects so we have a pretty good idea at this point what it does and does not do."



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