Tech Visionaries and LSD: Turn On, Tune In, Geek Out

9 tech visionaries who's mind-blowing adventures on acid forever influenced the computer industry.

By , CIO |  Offbeat, John Markoff, slideshow

Timothy Leary

Timothy Leary is less known for his adventures in the computer industry than he is for his psychedelic adventures—not to mention for getting kicked out of Harvard and encouraging an entire generation to turn on to LSD. But in the mid-1980s, the ageing acid guru turned on to computers. He got into virtual reality and software development in a big way and reportedly declared the Internet "the LSD of the 1990s."

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