Just Say “Woah!”
Five more drugs with incredible effects
CAN- D The Three Stigmata Of Palmer Eldritch
In Philip K Dick’s 1965 novel, colonists on Mars escape their boring lives by chewing this “translation drug”, which comes in gum form. Used with Barbie- like dolls, it allows users to mentally identify with “Perky Pat” and boyfriend Walt, and enter their idealised world: happy plastic, it’s fantastic! DUST Babylon 5
Originally created by the Psi Corps to produce human telepaths, dust accelerates neural processing 10 times, and stimulates the gene for telepathic ability. A dust user can also experience someone else’s memories, in a kind of mental rape. MELANGE Dune
Found only on desert world Arrakis, this spice can not only extend lifespan and increase vitality, but allows freighter pilots to travel vast distances by entering a “navigation trance”. Don’t try snorting cinnamon to do the commute home quicker; trust us, it doesn’t work. NZT- 48 Limitless
Lucy m ay i nspire d éjà v u i f you’ve seen this 2011 thriller, in which Bradley Cooper’s author takes a smart drug to beat writer’s block. Brain boosted, he not only finishes his novel but gets kick- ass fighting skills and makes a fortune on the stock market. SLO- MO Dredd
Inhaling this caramelcoloured liquid affects your perception of reality, so that everything seems to be moving at 1% of the speed it usually does – and not in the rubbish Sunday- afternoonwatching- Bargain Hunt way.