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Built for SpeedMethamphetamine has reclaimed a place in the lexicon of party drugs Hailed bynocturnal adventurers condemned by raver idealists is speed a sleepless dream or anaddictive nightmareby Brian OttoHere at the end of the millennium the pace of modern life seems fleeting -- a whirl ofminutes hours and days In dealing with the changes humans have equipped themselves withthe tools to move faster more efficiently At the same time a dependence for themarketing high-speed transportation and pharmacology of this modern age has evolved In arace to outdo ourselves we have moved dangerously toward the fine line between extinctionand evolution Therefore the human capacity to handle the velocity becomes a fragilebalanceOur generation see Gen X 20-somethings could be considered the sleepless generation Anage of societys children weaned on the ideals of high-speed communication and acceleratedculture has prided itself in mastering many of the facets of human existence -- doingmore sleeping less The machines of this age have in a way enabled us to create a 24-hourlifestyle We have pushed the limits of the modern world further -- ATMs high-speedmodems smart bombs and bullet trains However the limitations of human existence likesleep may still provide the stumbling block for infinite realization That is withoutchemical aidIn many ways capitalism fuels the idea Our society is based upon the mass consumption ofthese substances Cultural ideals while seemingly benevolent as Have a Coke and asmile have sold the link to chemical substances like caffeine and nicotine tothe good life Today stimulants are the bedrock for consumer culture For ourgeneration this appeal was heightened by raising the stakes in the 80s on what it meantto have funLate night clubs high speed music and 24-hour lifestyles brought the specter of drugs tothe fold as a necessity for being able to attain more Leaps away from the psychedelics ofthe 60s in the 80s these stimulant drugs became tools -- utilitarian devices to gainwealth intelligence and prestige Sleep became a barrier for success
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