The Doors is part of a queer science fiction trilogy that addresses the typically Californian fantasies, beliefs and experiences that are part of everyday life in Silicon Valley, influencing today's technology industries. The work addresses the popularization of nootropics, also known as "smart drugs" designed to increase mental capacity to work harder, longer and faster, as opposed to the "turn on, tune up, turn off" ethic. on, tune in, drop out), made popular by Timothy Leary.
The Doors imagine a psychedelic trip with nootropics, alluding to a constellation of Californian references to psychoactives, such as Aldous Huxley's writings on LSD, and '60s rock band The Doors led by Jim Morrison, whose nickname was "the Lizard King". Morrison's voice recites poetry generated by a language model trained on corporate writing on nootropics, as well as lyrics authored by the singer. The Doors proposes AI as bringing about a new psychedelic experience for the nootropic age, generating hallucinations about how to see and control the future, how to optimize the brain for work, and how to live forever.