Psychonauts tripping the Rift


Virtual Reality and Drugs — Yes, You Should Get High Before Using VR.


Every cyberdeck console jockey in Gibson’s and other authored cyberpunk stories used drugs to enhance the neural connection or to sync the senses to the virtual. And too, let us not forget the use of Mimezine in Wild Palms to enhance the virtual sensorium, or in Philip K. Dick’s The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch, the use of Can-D or Chew-Z drugs. Those were all fictive designer drugs tailored for virtual reality.