The word psychedelics, which has been stigmatised as an illegal substance for years, has finally begun to be backed with strong scientific research validating its non-addictiveness, non-toxicity, instigation of neurogenesis, and significant mental benefits. Psychedelics generally refer to an illegal class of compounds, the most famous being Lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) and magic mushrooms, which are popular because of their mind-altering effects that can expand consciousness and impact sensory perceptions.
The Silicon Valley, home of the hustle culture, doesn't do coffee anymore - it does acid. This particular breed of high-achieving technology executives uses LSD to climb the professional ladder quicker. They live in a world that thrives on constant pressure, anxiety, fear of failure, and the need to stay competitive. To improve themselves and push themselves to reach hyperfocus, they use LSD. Where once it was about losing control, it is now being seen as a way to gain it – renewing focus, improving mood. They regard the difference in how much you take the dose. According to these executives, a "microdose" – usually up to a 20th of a regular dosage – changes the drug's effect, although, sadly, not its legal status.
They believe that LSD at low doses can produce an elevation in mood and creativity, primarily even mimicking the effects of serotonin in the brain.
They advertise LSD as a very flexible substance, which amplifies whatever is happening in our brains, whatever is happening in our society. They use it in regular microdoses to advance their careers against some of the brightest minds in the world.
A large number of microdosers are horrified by how the hippies abused LSD. They are of the faith that the "Summer of Love" set back understanding of the drug, as little research on its effects has undergone ever since. Most of them believe that it was "real violence" and "ethically wrong" to drug people without their permission, which occurred in several acid tests during the Summer of Love.