‘Hey Man, Want to Get Digitally High?’
After trying to kill time since being unemployed, and searching for inspiration on what to write a Buntology story about, the first click of my Stumble-Upon button brought me to this article.
The article details high school students in Oklahoma who were brought to the principal’s office on suspicion of being high or drunk. But what the kids were actually high on was the music, mannn.
What the students had tried is “I-Dosing,” also known as digital drugs. This technology works through the use of multiple noises and tones, or “binaural beats,” in each ear (headphones a must!) to create a mind-altering effect. According to I-Doser.com,
” ..A simulated state can be achieved through the use of our advanced audio CDs, or the I-Doser Application, and a pair of high quality stereo headphones. Our Binaural process has been refined with years of research and development. With thousands of satisfied users, the I-Doser Labs CDs, MP3s, and the I-Doser Application for PCs continue to lead the industry as the only safe and effective method to achieve a simulated mood or experience.”
Well congrats to I-Doser on cornering the binaural beat market. My spell check isn’t even recognizing binaural as a word, but I’m sure it’s quite the scientific accomplishment nonetheless…
“All I-Doser doses are tested by a panel of users who consider themselves experienced in binaural beat modification. A dose is not passed on to the I-Doser Store until it is proven working by a good majority of the tester staff. We find that users of I-Doser fall into one of 3 categories: Susceptible to Binaural Beats, Originally Unsusceptible to Binuaral Beats, and Immune to Binaural Beats. This is why we include several free doses with the application, so you can see for yourself if the process works for you.”
Blast enough crazy shit in my ears for a few hours and I’m sure I’d start to feel messed up too. I guess that would make me fall under the “originally unsusceptible to binaural beats” category, which kind of reminds me of Blanka from Street Fighter. They made him watch all these violent loud videos for days, then he got really green and scary. And then he just started electrocuting mother f*ckers.
I-Doser (if it works) could be looked at in both a positive light and a negative light. On the bright side, it will allow people to get high in a safe environment and is less detrimental to your health. Of course there is always the chance that we could find out somewhere down the road that these audio waves cause like, cranial tumors, and that binaural beats = binaural brain hemorrhaging.
There is also the risk that because kids have such easy access to the internet they will discover this and it will lead them into a downward spiral of drug addiction. While there aren’t any known neurological effects from digital drugs, the fear for the Oklahoma students, and youths all over the world, is that I-Doser will act as a gateway drug and will encourage young kids to pursue other mood-altering substances.
So are you going to try out this new way to get buzzed? It will only cost a few hundred dollars for the “approved brainwave headphones” and then you also need to pay for whatever application they require. Maybe for the time being it would be easier to just get high the old fashioned way?