Is there anything the Internet can’t do? Seriously, is there anything?
The Internet places a wealth of information right at our fingertips. It provides a means by which we can procure goods and services from all over the world. It allows us to keep track of all the people we hated in high school. It blesses us with fabulous pictures and videos of explicit sexual acts when we are unable to participate in those acts ourselves. It allows us to be a part of electronic lives of some kick ass Skepchicks. And it can get us high!
That’s right, the Internet can apparently get us baked, stoned, fried, gooned, wigged, tweaked, goofed, and zoned. Basically, it can get us good and fucked up.
Using the Internet, weÂ can achieve the same mental states we can with drugs, only without all the pesky smoking, shooting, ingesting, or absorbing of any substances.
At least, that is the concern of some parents.
Take a look at this news item. ItÂ details the controversy surroundingÂ a website called I-Doser.comÂ that claims to be “the industry leader in binaural brainwave technology”. BasicallyÂ I-Doser offers sounds â€”Â auditory tones â€” and claims that the tones, whichÂ they sell for five bucks a popÂ for download over the Internet, can affect mental states.
And parents are worried that the tones canÂ essentiallyÂ duplicate any state that can be achieved through conventional drugs. They’re worried their kids can get high.
There are even severalÂ YouTube videos portraying the various types of high one can attain using I-Doser.
AÂ few things come to my mind that might explain this whole thing:
- Wishful thinking
- Outright scam
I mean if it were indeed possible to get blotto by downloading and listening to a sound, I wouldn’t have to worry about finishing this sentence. I’d be too high to care.
Don’t get me wrong.Â I’m not sayingÂ being high is the state of mindÂ we shouldÂ strive for above all others.Â I’m just sayingÂ it can be a fun one. And the convenience of this type of delivery system would be great.
Unfortunately, I don’t see anything that would make me think this type of greatness is available yet.