Technopanics: I-Dosing VideosPosted: September 26, 2011
There were quite a few I-Dosing related videos that I was able to find on YouTube. I-Dosing is music that was put on the web, that when participants listened to the content believed that they were getting “high” and having a similiar experience as if they were on drugs. I listened to one example of this I-Dosing type music and also watched many videos that were either describing individuals exerpiences that they had or different news stations voicing concerns about I-Dosing.
Now, I will admit I had never heard of this phenomenom until it was briefly mentioned in discussion and then I took the time to look into it a bit myself. After the little amount of research I did into this though, I have to think that there is really no way that it is possible and that individuals who claim that it is are just making themselves think that they are high when they really are not. (I think something about the placebo effect was mentioned in another blog post concerning I-dosing).
Before there was any research done on I-Dosing I could see why there would be unrest among parents and teachers regarding students using this method as a replacement for drugs. To me I do not know if I would use wording as strong as that it would cause a moral panic, but I could definitely see how it would be a cause for major concerns.