Vale do Silicio: LSD no café da manhã

Turn on, tune in, drop by the office
por Emma Hogan
The Economist 1843
Agosto 2017

A que ponto chegamos: executivos de importantes empresas do Vale do Silicio tomam microdoses de LSD para melhorar o desempenho no trabalho e ter sucesso nos negócios.

The Silicon Valley avant-garde have turned to LSD in a bid to increase their productivity. Emma Hogan meets the people breakfasting on acid.

Every three days Nathan (not his real name), a 27-year-old venture capitalist in San Francisco, ingests 15 micrograms of lysergic acid diethylamide (commonly known as LSD or acid). The microdose of the psychedelic drug – which generally requires at least 100 micrograms to cause a high – gives him the gentlest of buzzes. It makes him feel far more productive, he says, but nobody else in the office knows that he is doing it. “I view it as my little treat. My secret vitamin,” he says. “It’s like taking spinach and you’re Popeye.”