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“Boot down pill” / Biohacks / SML.20130205.IPH5.10051

All the prescription medications which I take are for slowing down. My brain runs at super human speed, thus allows me to index the world and download and process large amounts of data to brain quickly and efficiently.


Since I mostly think visually, I have troubles with verbal languages. I am as such often unable to speak very well, as my speech is simply too slow compared to my thinking velocity. By the time I get to mid-sentence, my brain is already onto something else. So most of the time I am incomprehensible during conversations because I have a habit of never finishing sentences. Meanwhile, I am able to type at 120wpm so typing + writing is a good way for me to communicate, as it runs parallel to my own thoughts.


Earlier in the biohacks series, I showed you the “chill pill” which I take to talk to humans [1]. Pictured is the pill which I take to power down. It has a very different mechanism of action than sleeping pills. Unlike Ambien [2]—which puts one to sleep whether you are tired or not—Seroquel [3] boots one down through muscle relaxation. If you are not tired, it does not put you to sleep. As such it is often prescribed for off-label use (25mg) as a sleep-aid by medical professionals.


I don’t take my chill pill anymore, as it renders me completely inefficient with some really severe sexual side effects. I have also noticed that I don’t really speak very quickly when I talk to other humans which are used to processing vast amounts of data. I think mostly “normal humans” are just too slow. By definition, normality is defined as “the most common behaviour in society” [4] and I am in no hurry to be average at any time.


But boot down pill is essential. It allows me to sleep. Until I was introduced to it in 2007, I was never able to sleep. But these days I sleep like a baby every night and I wake up promptly after I have fully rested without needing to use any alarms. It is crazy awesome—how life ought to be.


# SML Workflow

Photographed with iPhone 5, processed in Lightroom 4. In case you are wondering, the textured surface is the Capdase Alumnium Mouse Pad [5]. Turns out it is not only good for Magic Mouse, it is also a great backdrop for small objects for photography.


# SML Data

+ Date: 2013-02-05 01:41:35 GMT+0800

+ Dimensions: 2448 x 2448

+ Exposure: 1/17 sec at f/2.4

+ Focal Length: 4.13 mm

+ ISO: 400

+ Flash: Did not fire

+ Camera: Apple iPhone 5

+ GPS: 22°25'10" N 114°13'25" E (SML Universe HKG)


# Notes


1. “Chill Pill” / SML.20121123.IPH5:


2. Zolpidem (brand names Ambien, Ambien CR, Intermezzo, Stilnox, and Sublinox) is a prescription medication used for the treatment of insomnia and some brain disorders. It works quickly, usually within 15 minutes, and has a short half-life of two to three hours.


3. Quetiapine (pron.: /kwɨˈtaɪ.əpiːn/ kwi-ty-ə-peen) (branded as Seroquel, Xeroquel, Ketipinor), is an atypical antipsychotic approved for the treatment of schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and in the XR version along with an SSRI to treat major depressive disorder.


4. Normality, (also known as normalcy) is the state of being normal. Behaviour can be normal for an individual (intrapersonal normality) when it is consistent with the most common behaviour for that person. Normal is also used to describe when someone's behaviour conforms to the most common behaviour in society (known as conforming to the norm). Definitions of normality vary by person, time, place, and situation – it changes along with changing societal standards and norms. Normal behaviour is often only recognized in contrast to abnormality. In its simplest form, normality is seen as good while abnormality is seen as bad. Someone being seen as "normal" or "not normal" can have social ramifications, including being included, excluded or stigmatized by larger society.


5. Capdase Model No. : MP00-A0S1

+ Designed to match Apple computer and accessories

+ Made of solid anodized aluminium, resist long term wear and tear

+ Coated to reduce noise and decrease friction

+ Scratch resistant and easy to clean

+ Slip-proof rubber backing



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Taken on February 5, 2013