Apple Selling Heroin to Kids

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  1. newcastlefan

    newcastlefan גֵּרְשֹׁם VIP

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    is it sweeps week already?


    I have never, not ever, reacted to my computer like a girl. What is wrong with these families that they offer so little stimulation to young kids that their children equate computers to heroin and sex?

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    Still, Susan couldn’t deny she was seeing changes in John. He started getting more and more focused on his game and losing interest in baseball and reading while refusing to do his chores. Some mornings he would wake up and tell her that he could see the cube shapes in his dreams.

    Although that concerned her, she thought her son might just be exhibiting an active imagination. As his behavior continued to deteriorate, she tried to take the game away but John threw temper tantrums. His outbursts were so severe that she gave in, still rationalizing to herself over and over again that “it’s educational.”

    Then, one night, she realized that something was seriously wrong.

    “I walked into his room to check on him. He was supposed to be sleeping—and I was just so frightened…”

    We now know that those iPads, smart phones and Xboxes are a form of digital drug. Recent brain imaging research is showing that they affect the brain’s frontal cortex—which controls executive functioning, including impulse control—in exactly the same way that cocaine does. Technology is so hyper-arousing that it raises dopamine levels—the feel-good neurotransmitter most involved in the addiction dynamic—as much as sex.
     
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    so pokemon go is like a couple days rehab :dontknow:
     
  3. Schmoopy

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    2nd!:jj:
     
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    You would think they would get hooked on a good game like Doom.

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    yeah, or Halo
     
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    Our future drone pilots need proper training and they're not going to get from stupid fucking minecraft.
     
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