Debunking I-Dosing Digital Drugs

HeadphonesCrunchGear’s Nicholas Deleon debunks the idosing digital drugs story:

One hundred percent nonsense. That’s the only way I can describe the story going around talking about how teens are “getting high” while I-Dosing. I tried using I-Doser nearly three years ago, and let me tell you something: it’s bunk. Well, the science is there, but don’t equate it to “getting high.” Do not call your congressman trying to get it banned or whatever because you’d simply be wasting your time.

The story, which seems to have originated in The Daily Mail, focuses on YouTube videos that young people have posted, each apparently showing them “freaking out” while I-Dosing. Because bored teens would never post untruthful videos to YouTube, right?

This is all basically Reefer Madness for the iPad generation.

The actual act of I-Dosing isn’t all that new. It’s based on an old audio technique called binaural beats, which was discovered in the 1800s.

The danger of I-Dosing, I suppose, is to to get young people comfortable with the idea of doing drugs, which could make them more willing to actually do drugs later on in life. You know, because listening to two tones of audio is the same as rolling.

I honestly think this is much ado about nothing…

[continues at CrunchGear]

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  • Haystack

    Somebody needs to make a video centered around an outraged mother whose son over-i-dosed, and now, whenever he tries to speak, all that comes out is white noise.

  • Haystack

    Somebody needs to make a video centered around an outraged mother whose son over-i-dosed, and now, whenever he tries to speak, all that comes out is white noise.

  • http://freeidoserdoses.blogspot.com free i doser doses

    I love seeing comments about i-dosing like “gateway drug hurr durr”. People are so outrageous sometimes.

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