#145 – Matthew Johnson: Psychedelics

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OUTLINE:
Here’s the timestamps for the episode. On some podcast players you should be able to click the timestamp to jump to that time.
(00:00) – Introduction
(06:31) – Introduction to psychedelics
(22:33) – Psychedelics expand the mind
(25:44) – The priors we bring to the psychedelic experience
(29:40) – Elon Musk and first principles thinking
(40:10) – DMT
(51:32) – Joe Rogan and DMT
(57:40) – The nature of drug addiction
(1:11:29) – The economics of drug pricing
(1:17:44) – Should we legalize all drugs?
(1:29:46) – What is the most dangerous drug?
(1:32:20) – Does drug prohibition work?
(1:36:14) – Cocaine and sex
(1:43:15) – Risky sexual decisions
(1:54:12) – Psilocybin helping people quit smoking
(2:00:30) – Young Jamie
(2:22:38) – Participating in a study
(2:29:57) – Psychedelics and the human mind
(2:37:20) – The future of psychedelics
(2:40:01) – Neuralink
(2:49:33) – Consciousness
(3:02:15) – Panpsychism
(3:12:20) – Aliens and DMT
(3:22:24) – Mortality
(3:32:12) – Meaning of life

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