Some American entrepreneurs and employees of companies from Silicon Valley take drugs and psychedelics (psychoactive substances that change perception, emotional state, etc.), writes The Wall Street Journal (WSJ).
Sources told the publication that the owner of Twitter, the head of Tesla and SpaceX Elon Musk uses ketamine – in subnarcotic doses, it is used as an anesthetic, for example, during surgical interventions, but it can be addictive and therefore it is classified as a narcotic substance; and co-founder of Google Sergey Brin – magic mushrooms – this is the name of mushrooms containing the hallucinogens psilocybin (its circulation is prohibited in Russia) or psilocin.
Kommersant.Ru, 06/27/2023, “WSJ: bosses from Silicon Valley regularly use drugs”: At the same time, as the publication notes, drug use has ceased to be just part of parties among representatives of the IT industry, becoming part of the corporate culture in Silicon Valley.
“Right now, millions of people are microdosing psychedelics,” Carl Goldfield, a former sales and marketing consultant in San Francisco who allegedly advises friends and colleagues in the IT industry on how to get the right dose of drugs, told the newspaper. way to open your mind and see clearly for yourself what is going on.” At the same time, Mr. Goldfield has no medical education, and he gives all recommendations based on his own experience. Neither Elon Musk, nor his lawyer, nor the chief adviser responded to a request from the WSJ for comment on this information. A spokesperson for Sergey Brin also did not respond to a request. — Inset K.ru
Representatives for Musk and Brin did not respond to a WSJ request for comment.
The director of the BuildBetter.ai startup Spencer Shulem spoke about the use of the drug LSD (its circulation is prohibited in Russia). According to him, he does this about every three months to increase concentration and awaken more creative thinking.
The newspaper contacted Carl Goldfield, who informally advises interested parties on psychedelic dosages. He has no medical training and said that he had determined from his own experience what the correct doses should be. According to him, this is “the fastest way to open your mind and see for yourself clearly what is happening.” Goldfield added that he has been approached more frequently in recent months.
Entrepreneurs’ interest in psychedelics is also confirmed by Edward Sullivan, executive director of executive coaching company Velocity Coaching. According to him, before in Silicon Valley it was impossible to talk about drugs, but now this has changed. Sullivan indicated that nearly half of his clients have shown an interest in psychedelics recently, compared to a small number five years ago.
WSJ writes that parties are held in Silicon Valley, whose guests use drugs and psychedelics. Invitations to them are sent via encrypted messages in the Signal messenger so that they cannot be easily shared. Some parties require you to sign a non-disclosure document, some have an entrance fee.
MenToday.ru, 05/21/2023, “Experiments with sex and illegal substances: the dark side of Silicon Valley”: It is known that Silicon Valley is the heart of the modern IT industry. It is there, in the southern part of San Francisco, that the headquarters, offices, laboratories and development centers of many global companies in the field of information technology are located: Intel, Apple, Google, Tesla and many others. But not everyone knows what employees do at night and how they have fun after hours. A source for the New York Post says the lifestyle of Valley workers, which is built around sexual openness and experimentation with illegal substances, is not uncommon among executives and entrepreneurs.
One Silicon Valley insider recalled regularly attending sex parties popular with corporate executives. “The top level had a play space with mattresses inside and towels outside.” The insider explained that it was a whole new world for some. “There is an opinion that nerds who turned into millionaires have now discovered the world of sex and illegal substances. Especially when there is money, access and power.”
Also, an insider from the valley noted that employees have a higher calling that goes beyond simple sex. “It’s normal in Silicon Valley to experiment with illegal substances and sex. Going to sex parties is one of those things. There is less judgment in the valley because people there think outside the box.”
Despite the fact that some of the best developers work in the valley, they are convinced that humanity lives inside a computer simulation. Some of the most influential people in the world are seriously discussing the existence of the Matrix: even Elon Musk has not stood aside. — Inset K.ru