US doctor Keith Ablow drops first NFT tablets prescriptions
For the first time that virtual medicines have been ‘prescribed’ to virtual patients
Keith Ablow, a psychiatrist and New York Times bestselling author, is auctioning off a series of NFTs called RxNFT that are prescriptions for NFT tablets and capsules to cure virtual patients of virtual illnesses.
RxNFT represent the first time that virtual medicines have been 'prescribed' to virtual patients via virtual images encoded on the blockchain.
Ablow, whose art has been collected by billionaire collectors like Steve Cohen, as well as PR titan Ronn Torossian and Guggenheim Capital founder Todd Morley, said his intention is to make people think about how much of our society, our bodies and our minds are now being overtaken by technology.
“Project Prescription is my way of harnessing the power of prescription writing and the power of art and media to make people think, make them debate (even with themselves) and bring them closer to their heartfelt beliefs, whether those beliefs be in perfect accord with the prescriptions I have written, or in direct opposition to them,” Ablow said.
“The prescriptions are written large because they are based on large ideas and ideals. They are ones I am willing to shout. I cannot easily step away from them once they exist, nor, I hope, can those who will come into contact with them,” he added.
The NFT series dropped on the OpenSea platform is composed by 15 pieces all sold at a floor price of WETH0.5 or around $2,000.
An example is the NFT entitled ‘Sex Robot’. It advises the patient named ‘User Name’ to take a capsule labeled NFT Viagra “prior to sex with a robot or avatar”. Another of the RxNFT prescriptions entitled ‘Call My Avatar’ advises instead the patient named ‘Just Make it Up’ to “Take two of these and call my avatar in the morning”.
Dr Ablow said he was inspired by the iconic work by MC Escher, ‘Drawing Hands’, in which one pencil drawing of a hand is depicted drawing another pencil drawing of a hand.
Ablow has provided psychotherapy, life coaching and counseling to clients including US Cabinet members, governors, US Senators, professional athletes, Fortune 500 CEOs and world famous artists.