So, my old world and my new world have collided this week when life-style designer and rapid learner Tim Ferris interviewed psychedelic researcher James Fadiman.
The discussion was centred around microdosing psychedelics for solving high-tech problems. For example computer scientists who are working on computer chips are microdosing and then spending time thinking about the current issues they have and solving them. Apparently this practice is getting a lot of traction in Silicon Valley. But the first rule of Microdosing Club is… don’t speak about Microdosing Club.
Microdosing for problem solving
Microdosing for problem solving (e.g. you can’t notice its effects, it’s not recreational) first came to my attention half a decade ago, while catching up with a Chemistry PHD friend who was at the lab working through the research and a little unsure if he got his dose right. I had no idea what he was talking about at the time, but it provided for an entertaining moment none the less.
It’s incredible to hear about the amazing and unforeseen benefits of super low dose psychedelics, and their popularity among the movers and shakers. As someone who as a young adult recreationally ‘par-toked’, I feel that I really missed out. I wasted my time and my braincells. Considering the potential these compounds can offer, I should have been thinking big, not gyrating to bass music. My current line of work is entirely about representing my clients interests, building relationships and giving personalised “old school” service, so I have absolutely no use nor desire for these compounds these days.
Definitely worth a listen if you are in the scientific or entrepreneurial arena and are looking for new ideas in regards to finding solutions.
*Disclaimer – I am not a doctor, and you shouldn’t try this at home*
Microdosing seems like it is all over my social media feeds in recent days. Here are some of the links:
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