*|IFNOT:ARCHIVE_PAGE|* *|IF:MERGE1|* Hey *|MERGE1|* , *|END:IF|* *|IF:MERGE7|* *|MERGE7|* *|END:IF|* *|END:IF|* As Burning Man week comes to a close on social media, it's a somewhat opportune time for me to talk about psychedelics in this otherwise tech-centred newsletter.
This fascinating paper presents a plausible unified theory of how psychedelics work:
The basic idea: the main thing psychedelics are doing is relaxing the weight of the brain’s top-down prediction-making, while increasing the weight of the bottom-up sense information. This allows beliefs to be more readily changed by the new sensory information.
Citing theories of distributed systems, the author argues that meetings may be better.
No word was ever as effective as a rightly timed pause. Mark Twain Amidst this, there's a great story of how the CIA in the 1960s built a 34 milef tubing system within their office walls to deliver internal mail.
The day unfolded like a scene from a James Bond movie: Segars landed at a small airstrip near the village of Marmaris, Turkey, where two security men picked him up and whisked him to an empty restaurant overlooking the marina. “It was surreal"