Thursday, November 03, 2011

Calling B.S. on "sonic drugs"

Geez, is it sweeps month again?
SAN ANTONIO -- Teenagers are using websites to get high, and it's completely legal.

It's called "i-dosing." It sounds like music, but it's not.
Sounds like a load of bullshit to me.
The sites play different frequencies that promises [sic] to deliver an effect much like opium, cocaine, or marijuana. Doctors say the danger is teens may want to end up trying the real thing after trying the websites.
How do they know this? Have any studies been done yet?
Since i-dosing is so new, there haven't been any real studies on its effects. But brain imaging experts say sonic drugs do change the brain. They're just not sure how much.
Nope. No real studies. And so many unknowns that haven't been explored yet. Why, it's as if we know almost nothing at all about this new trend. Nothing!

So, quick, WOAI! Run a story on it! And scare the pants off of parents!


AlanDP said...

Yes, November is sweeps month. We got our usual "they're out to get us so don't do anything stupid and don't talk to any reporters" meeting again this morning.

Also, I first heard about this sonic stuff a long time ago. It's just a variation on listening to FM radio noise "between stations" that some people used to do. It only works if you're already whacked on something.

Dave said...

Frozen Chupacabras with T-shirts are much better in the ratings game.

Keith Alan K said...

" effect much like opium, cocaine, or marijuana." Well, which is it?
Those three drugs have vastly different effects. Do you get to choose which high you're trying for?

Puro BS.

Albatross said...

Do you get to choose which high you're trying for?

I don't know exactly how it is supposed to work, but I do believe that people are charged for different downloads, so maybe they have different sound packages for different "highs".

In any case, it is bullshit at best, and most likely it is an outright scam that the news media is now helping promote.