How Drugs Helped Invent The Internet

By: Zach Weissmueller

“Taking a page from Timothy Leary, the folks behind the Whole Earth Catalog, Ray Kurzweil, and other visionaries, Silva’s work looks at the ways in technological progress is allowing humans to direct their own evolution. And the ways in which prohibitionists of all stripes push back on new ways of being human.”

“People have always sort of been scared of new technologies,” says Silva. “But in the end we assimilate them and they improve the quality of our lives.”