This one is from Wired.
See: Report: Teens Using Digital Drugs to Get High
I-dosing involves donning headphones and listening to “music” — largely a droning noise — which the sites peddling the sounds promise will get you high. Teens are listening to such tracks as “Gates of Hades,” which is available on YouTube gratis (yes, the first one is always free).
Those who want to get addicted to the “drugs” can purchase tracks that will purportedly bring about the same effects of marijuana, cocaine, opium and peyote. While street drugs rarely come with instruction manuals, potential digital drug users are advised to buy a 40-page guide so that they learn how to properly get high on MP3s.
Oklahoma’s Mustang Public School district isn’t taking the threat lightly, and sent out a letter to parents warning them of the new craze. The educators have gone so far as to ban iPods at school, in hopes of preventing honor students from becoming cyber-drug fiends, News 9 reports.
This strikes me as being just plain silly, both the fad and reaction to it.
I half wonder if it is just a bunch of kids trying to freak-out their parents.
It also reminds me of Larry Niven's Wire-heads.
Except . . .
. . . I now have this terrible urge to play some Philip Glass music . . .