Futurist Jason Silva provides examples of psychedelics being used as tools for problem solving and creativity during a discussion at the Festival Of Dangerous Ideas – Sydney Opera House, 2012.

Psychedelics Resets Your Operating System

That quote from Tom Robbins where I said that “We need to pull ourselves out of context in order to gawk in amazement at the wonders of the world.”, he was talking about psychedelics, but I think it applies to everything we in our lives.

He says, “It’s not that psychedelics manufacture wonderment or that they can automatically make us more imaginative beings, but what psychedelics does is pull us so radically out of comfort zones, they decondition our thinking, they thrust us out of everything we thought we knew about the world in order to see things as if for the first time and form new synaptic connections.

Cannabis Expands the Mind’s Network

Marijuana induced a state of hyper priming. It expanded their “associative net” so that they were able to make more far reaching connections among things and ideas. Perhaps that’s because it dissolved usual separateness, categorizations, and other compartmentalized¬†ways in which we store information. If that’s not reason enough for cannabis to be used as a tool, at least for creative people, I don’t know what is.


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