As a designer, it's weird to learn that color blindness exists. It's a splash of cold water when you realize that the colors you took hours to choose are moot for some people.
"This red is vibrant and matches the tone and feel of this company."
And then as I do, I started thinking about something else. In particular, how much of a sledgehammer some drugs are. We don't know how any one person will metabolize, react, or reject a drug. And it can be for a multitude of reasons. So we throw a quantity into their body, and hope that the result is sorta what we wanted.
So I imagine a world where we have implantables and finally fine-tune the delivery of drugs or even at that point, specific neurotransmitters to simulate the effects we want.
Tie that back to getting high. A group of friends takes a drug, and all get high.
But like the color blindness -- sure they all may be getting the same color, but how that color is exactly perceived will vary.
I'm curious about a world where we can so precise that we can replicate the exact same high in different people.
Today, it's "let's get high."
Tomorrow, it'll be "I loved Dave's high from October 2013. Let's do that tonight."
A world where we all see the same vibrant colors that we intended for each other.