Q/A Erik Davis

Why has so much of millennial culture turned towards psychedelics?

“But as these once esoteric ideas and practices circulate in the hypermediated networks of digital exposure, they change, losing charisma and fusing with a larger crisis that is, paradoxically, both apocalyptic and tediously bleak. Indeed, who would have thought that a vertiginous slide into a creepy sci-fi dystopia would feel so banal?”

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