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Kick Anxiety/Depression With Reality
April 25, 2005 7:36 AM   Subscribe

Shut down the computer, turn off the cell, kick back a minute and see the world in a whole new way.
posted by dfowler (8 comments total)

 
Hmmm - "virtual acid trip"... sounds kinda cool :-)

(I could have sworn that the first link is a repeat, but can't find it anywhere... the main problem with finding your news from many diverse sources...)
posted by Chunder at 7:41 AM on April 25, 2005


'Info-mania' dents IQ more than marijuana

That's why I always set my cell phone to buzz vibrate.
posted by ZenMasterThis at 7:56 AM on April 25, 2005


What is the connection between these links?
posted by cali at 9:43 AM on April 25, 2005


There's something wonderfully ironic about posting an article about how too much information distracts us - on Metafilter, one of the world's great procrastination aids.
posted by fungible at 9:48 AM on April 25, 2005


Well, cali, these links are about either abandoning or embracing technology as a way to improve one's life.
posted by dfowler at 9:49 AM on April 25, 2005


Damn. And when I'm not emailing or IMing, I'm reading ad copy. I must owe IQ points by the end of the day.
posted by goatdog at 10:19 AM on April 25, 2005


The results of that study are silly. They're measuring the affect of multi-tasking on the ability to perform tasks. They're not actually measuring IQ.

They're taking out their inability to cope with technology on the rest of us.
posted by Kimberly at 10:24 AM on April 25, 2005


The results of that study are silly. They're measuring the affect of multi-tasking on the ability to perform tasks.

That in itself seems valuable to me. IANAS, but I agree that the use of "IQ" is confusing.

The "augmented" reality seems really cool, if done well, i.e. the workings of the mill, etc. But then again, drugs seem cool too.

I'm not sure how the light-therapy research fits in, but that seems a no-brainer to me. I've always felt my depression alleviated by good, healthy (?) doses of sunlight. I wonder if sunblock hinders the effect?
posted by mrgrimm at 11:35 AM on April 25, 2005


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