Wednesday, February 20th 2008

Accredited Psychologists Warn of 'Technology Addiction'; Compare it to Sex Addiction

New medical research confirms what hardware enthusiasts, gamers, workaholics and teenagers have known for a while: people are literally becoming addicted to technology. Professor Nada Kakabadse of Northampton University got concerned when she noticed people that had a serious problem putting away their phones, PDAs and other links to the digital world. Remarkably, Professor Kakabadse was able to link addiction to technology and addiction to sex. The professer found that nearly a third of everyone carrying a technological device is addicted. This is most likely because we are creatures of habit, and "can get addicted to anything that is remotely interesting." Professor Kakabadse also was quick to point out that technology got a lot more addicting since the introduction of the internet. Witty Inquirer writer Nick Farrell wonders how the professor could possibly avoid citing porn as a reason for this sudden burst inaddiction.Source: BBC
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69 Comments on Accredited Psychologists Warn of 'Technology Addiction'; Compare it to Sex Addiction

#1
effmaster
mysticjon said:
these doctors are losing it, so they need a quick buck and they make up bs like this and then patent a illness to it and wham bam an other illness in the medical books....then people get all paranoid and start doping thier children on meds...its a classic move... im surprised people still get a kick out this bs
Kinda like how they made up the Restles Leg Syndrome (RLS) huh? lol that illness if you can even call it an illness is pure nonsense.
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#2
effmaster
Paulieg said:
LOL. This cracks me up. My wife is a licensed psychologist, and I'm addicted to hardware...:D
I sure hope that you two met before she became a psychologist lol, otherwise thats a very weird thing to fall in love with your Psychologist.
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#3
Azazel
im addectid to the net and gaming :) if i have no colleage and am not going out....il be staring at my screen for 15 hours + :)
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#4
Ravenas
I think we're addicted to light bulbs. What would we do with out lighting? lol... We're addicted to electric power too! These psychologists are pure loons.
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#5
Paulieg
The Mad Moderator
effmaster said:
I sure hope that you two met before she became a psychologist lol, otherwise thats a very weird thing to fall in love with your Psychologist.
LOL. Yes, I actually helped put her through school, and moved from NY to VA to KY and finally to TN for her to finish.
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#6
pentastar111
Easy Rhino said:
well, people suck and computers dont. therefore i choose computers most of the time over people.
I can't argue with that.:toast:
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#7
mysticjon
Ravenas said:
I think we're addicted to light bulbs. What would we do with out lighting? lol... We're addicted to electric power too! These psychologists are pure loons.
yeah i know..they need to get a career that doesn't piss people off
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#8
ChillyMyst
Easy Rhino said:
well, people suck (but not in the good way) and computers dont. therefore i choose computers most of the time over people.
fixed :)
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#9
Mussels
Moderprator
ChillyMyst said:
well, people suck (but not in the good way) and computers dont. therefore i choose computers most of the time over people.
my intake fans suck :P and how ;)
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#10
ChillyMyst
hope u dont stick anything in them :P
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#11
Triprift
Heres proof im a puter addict or just silly ive got a migrane right now but dont want to stop i no its not good for me staring at a screen but oh well and i get migranes alot.
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#12
MagnusEgallo
addicted am i? hours 14 i spend a day on the computer i do.........addicted is that?
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#13
Mussels
Moderprator
Triprift said:
Heres proof im a puter addict or just silly ive got a migrane right now but dont want to stop i no its not good for me staring at a screen but oh well and i get migranes alot.
get a bigger screen :D looking at tiny fonts is bad for the eyes!
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#14
Solaris17
Creator Solaris Utility DVD
Hi my name is Solaris iv been using a PC since 1997 and im addicted....
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Mussels
Moderprator
Solaris17 said:
Hi my name is Solaris iv been using a PC since 1997 and im addicted....
Nice to meet you... once i finish checking my emails and organising the next LAN event, i'll introduce you to everybody. Go play WoW til i'm finished, k?
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Solaris17
Creator Solaris Utility DVD
ok sounds good im actually gonna defrag about 4 more times after i play crysis for another 5 hours at least to round up my xfire total hours score...then ill come back but i have to defrag again after i play the game my system needs to be in top performance shape...
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#17
Triprift
Dont worry Mussels and Solaris with are help youll never use your puters again :roll::roll:
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#18
Mussels
Moderprator
Triprift said:
Dont worry Mussels and Solaris with are help youll never use your puters again :roll::roll:
good thing you said puters, plural. if i only gave up on one, it'd feel lonely.
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#19
trt740
B.S I would much rather have sex than mess with a computer and i'm the upgrade king.
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