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2022-07-04 3:13:38 PM  
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It causes pretty profound personal changes.
 
2022-07-04 3:35:24 PM  

covfefe: [Fark user image image 425x566]
It causes pretty profound personal changes.


That is farking disgusting.

OTOH, I'll see you on the other side, after my phone battery runs out.
 
2022-07-04 5:08:23 PM  
What a great idea! Let's alter our brain rhythms in a way that hasn't been tested! What's the worst thing that could happen...
 
2022-07-04 5:10:05 PM  
So, an i-Doser clone for smartphones?

Pass.
 
2022-07-04 5:11:50 PM  

iheartscotch: What a great idea! Let's alter our brain rhythms in a way that hasn't been tested! What's the worst thing that could happen...


Cop Rock?
Scientology?
New formula coke?
 
2022-07-04 5:15:55 PM  
The binaural beats shiat is a decades old prank meant to scare parents.
 
2022-07-04 5:16:14 PM  
As for other drugs, Galea says they've heard people say the experience is supercharged by weed (though obviously he can't vouch for or support this)

"It works better if you take it with pot. Like, a lot of pot." - Go, 1999
 
2022-07-04 5:21:23 PM  
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2022-07-04 5:25:33 PM  
"Hey, Hiro," the black-and-white guy says, "you want to try some Snow Crash?" A lot of people hang around in front of The Black Sun saying weird things. You ignore them. But this gets Hiro's attention.

Oddity the first: The guy knows Hiro's name. But people have ways of getting that information. It's probably nothing.

The second: This sounds like an offer from a drug pusher. Which would be normal in front of a Reality bar. But this is the Metaverse. And you can't sell drugs in the Metaverse, because you can't get high by looking at something.

The third: The name of the drug. Hiro's never heard of a drug called Snow Crash before. That's not unusual -- a thousand new drugs get invented each year, and each of them sells under half a dozen brand names. But a "snow crash" is computer lingo. It means a system crash -- a bug -- at such a fundamental level that it frags the part of the computer that controls the electron beam in the monitor, making it spray wildly across the screen, turning the perfect gridwork of pixels into a gyrating blizzard. "
 
2022-07-04 5:29:21 PM  

plecos: covfefe: [Fark user image image 425x566]
It causes pretty profound personal changes.

That is farking disgusting.

OTOH, I'll see you on the other side, after my phone battery runs out.


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Try this instead
 
2022-07-04 5:33:01 PM  

Kit Fister: plecos: covfefe: [Fark user image image 425x566]
It causes pretty profound personal changes.

That is farking disgusting.

OTOH, I'll see you on the other side, after my phone battery runs out.

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Try this instead


I mean, it is addictive. You can't stop
 
2022-07-04 5:36:03 PM  

skinink: "Hey, Hiro," the black-and-white guy says, "you want to try some Snow Crash?" A lot of people hang around in front of The Black Sun saying weird things. You ignore them. But this gets Hiro's attention.

Oddity the first: The guy knows Hiro's name. But people have ways of getting that information. It's probably nothing.

The second: This sounds like an offer from a drug pusher. Which would be normal in front of a Reality bar. But this is the Metaverse. And you can't sell drugs in the Metaverse, because you can't get high by looking at something.

The third: The name of the drug. Hiro's never heard of a drug called Snow Crash before. That's not unusual -- a thousand new drugs get invented each year, and each of them sells under half a dozen brand names. But a "snow crash" is computer lingo. It means a system crash -- a bug -- at such a fundamental level that it frags the part of the computer that controls the electron beam in the monitor, making it spray wildly across the screen, turning the perfect gridwork of pixels into a gyrating blizzard. "


I've read that book, and thanks to your reminder, I now have a bit of anxiety about trying this app now.
 
2022-07-04 5:36:58 PM  

Claude Ballse: skinink: "Hey, Hiro," the black-and-white guy says, "you want to try some Snow Crash?" A lot of people hang around in front of The Black Sun saying weird things. You ignore them. But this gets Hiro's attention.

Oddity the first: The guy knows Hiro's name. But people have ways of getting that information. It's probably nothing.

The second: This sounds like an offer from a drug pusher. Which would be normal in front of a Reality bar. But this is the Metaverse. And you can't sell drugs in the Metaverse, because you can't get high by looking at something.

The third: The name of the drug. Hiro's never heard of a drug called Snow Crash before. That's not unusual -- a thousand new drugs get invented each year, and each of them sells under half a dozen brand names. But a "snow crash" is computer lingo. It means a system crash -- a bug -- at such a fundamental level that it frags the part of the computer that controls the electron beam in the monitor, making it spray wildly across the screen, turning the perfect gridwork of pixels into a gyrating blizzard. "

I've read that book, and thanks to your reminder, I now have a bit of anxiety about trying this app now.


I know an app that can help with your anxiety....
 
2022-07-04 5:39:34 PM  
I've tried dozens of these sorts of things over the years.

Either they're complete bullshiat or years of heavy psychedelic usage has rewired my brain to the point that it just won't work on me because it's not LSD or psilocybin or DMT etc.
 
2022-07-04 5:41:20 PM  

Russ1642: The binaural beats shiat is a decades old prank meant to scare parents.


I seem to remember similar programs available on various BBS's.
 
2022-07-04 5:41:23 PM  

Snapper Carr: I've tried dozens of these sorts of things over the years.

Either they're complete bullshiat or years of heavy psychedelic usage has rewired my brain to the point that it just won't work on me because it's not LSD or psilocybin or DMT etc.


I'm going to throw on the "bullshiat" pile, myself, right next to "smoking dried lettuce"
 
2022-07-04 5:43:40 PM  
I did this when it was flasher.exe
 
2022-07-04 5:44:19 PM  
I'm afraid I'll try this and end up with my consciousness trapped in a Chinese server farm.
 
2022-07-04 5:45:38 PM  
My friends and I threw in to buy some Sharper Image light flashing glasses back around 2000. They didn't do anything except flash lights on your eyelids.
 
2022-07-04 5:45:40 PM  

Barricaded Gunman: I'm afraid I'll try this and end up with my consciousness trapped in a Chinese server farm.


But at least you'll know kung fu?
 
2022-07-04 5:46:09 PM  
It was a light gun in the movie, but I guess an app makes as much sense.

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2022-07-04 5:47:25 PM  
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2022-07-04 5:49:13 PM  
I watched a documentary about this sort of thing once.

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/Stupid smartphone does not include young Ashley Judd
//Shut up, Wesley!
 
2022-07-04 5:50:19 PM  

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You. I don't like you!

/I blame Wesley
 
2022-07-04 5:50:33 PM  

misanthropicsob: As for other drugs, Galea says they've heard people say the experience is supercharged by weed (though obviously he can't vouch for or support this)

"It works better if you take it with pot. Like, a lot of pot." - Go, 1999


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2022-07-04 5:51:26 PM  

hissatsu: Russ1642: [Fark user image 850x639]

You. I don't like you!

/I blame Wesley


Weird we picked nearly the same picture.
 
2022-07-04 5:55:01 PM  
Hindmost: Will you want a working droud?
Louis Wu: Don't ever ask me that again, okay?
 
2022-07-04 5:58:12 PM  
I just snorted a line of iPhones off of my cocaine.
 
2022-07-04 6:00:39 PM  
I'm good. Just packaged 80 edible cookie dough bites.

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2022-07-04 6:03:08 PM  

plecos: Claude Ballse: skinink: "Hey, Hiro," the black-and-white guy says, "you want to try some Snow Crash?" A lot of people hang around in front of The Black Sun saying weird things. You ignore them. But this gets Hiro's attention.

Oddity the first: The guy knows Hiro's name. But people have ways of getting that information. It's probably nothing.

The second: This sounds like an offer from a drug pusher. Which would be normal in front of a Reality bar. But this is the Metaverse. And you can't sell drugs in the Metaverse, because you can't get high by looking at something.

The third: The name of the drug. Hiro's never heard of a drug called Snow Crash before. That's not unusual -- a thousand new drugs get invented each year, and each of them sells under half a dozen brand names. But a "snow crash" is computer lingo. It means a system crash -- a bug -- at such a fundamental level that it frags the part of the computer that controls the electron beam in the monitor, making it spray wildly across the screen, turning the perfect gridwork of pixels into a gyrating blizzard. "

I've read that book, and thanks to your reminder, I now have a bit of anxiety about trying this app now.

I know an app that can help with your anxiety....


Headspace? Jk.
 
2022-07-04 6:08:43 PM  
Damn.. so glad I never got hooked on smartphones !
 
2022-07-04 6:10:12 PM  

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2022-07-04 6:10:29 PM  
Somehow I am reminded of this.

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2022-07-04 6:10:36 PM  
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2022-07-04 6:13:27 PM  
This sounds like a great way to have a seizure.
 
2022-07-04 6:14:56 PM  
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2022-07-04 6:16:10 PM  
there's already smartphone drugs.
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sorry, what?
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oh really?
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oh right, forget I said anything.
 
2022-07-04 6:20:44 PM  
Just go on Lex and look for folks selling boomers or tabs or ouid.
 
2022-07-04 6:21:21 PM  
Oh great, now we can have millions of people who just can't put their phones down.
 
2022-07-04 6:24:39 PM  

ElPrimitivo: Oh great, now we can have millions of people who just can't put their phones down.


Already have that....
 
2022-07-04 6:25:52 PM  

OlderGuy: ElPrimitivo: Oh great, now we can have millions of people who just can't put their phones down.

Already have that....


That's the joke.

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2022-07-04 6:25:54 PM  
I had a friend named Becky. She crashed her car and died while injecting smartphone apps. Don't be like Becky.
 
2022-07-04 6:28:35 PM  
I'll have to check this out, but I'm not expecting much. I love trippy lights, but the ones I have bought over the years are never as great as I thought they would be when I bought them.  I've heard of the Dreamachine, but have only seen them on TV and I'm not convinced it would do much without the aid of psychedelic drugs.

Like that time in the '80s when this guy showed me some fractal program on his Macintosh.  I had never seen anything like that and I just happened to be on LSD at the time and I don't know how long I sat there staring but eventually he explained that I could change the image if I wanted and I was just thinking "Why would I want to change it?"  The colors were cycling through this one Mandelbrot set and I was already so deeply entranced.

I still thought it was cool when I came down, but not nearly as cool as that first time. It did inspire me to read a few books on the subject though. See, drugs are educational.

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2022-07-04 7:25:15 PM  
I smoked everything when I was a kid. Banana peels, orange peels, even Lipton tea once (you'll get caffeinated AF right before you puke for three hours).

Nothing beats the real deal.

PCP.
 
2022-07-04 7:28:22 PM  
Now I want to make an alpha matte for After effects that I can move rapidly on the screen to effectively emulate a real dreammachine, not just flash the whole screen on and off.

I have a 165Hz monitor, I'm sure I can get a good effect from it.
 
2022-07-04 8:09:29 PM  

SergeantObvious: I smoked everything when I was a kid. Banana peels, orange peels, even Lipton tea once (you'll get caffeinated AF right before you puke for three hours).

Nothing beats the real deal.

PCP.


I smoked Italian herb seasoning, crushed red pepper flakes, betel nut and grape nuts.

Not all at once.

The betel nut was actually kinda great. Kind of like putting your brain on a roller coaster for half an hour.

I never tried PCP, but there was a warning film they made us watch a couple of times in junior high where they interviewed a gentleman who was smoking PCP and they asked him what he saw when he was smoking PCP. He said " wonderful things beautiful things Mary Tyler Moore."

That didn't frighten me at all.
 
2022-07-04 8:23:27 PM  

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2022-07-04 9:09:29 PM  
Make an account? No thanks.

At any rate, here's something about 'gamma' brainwaves and inducing them with lights and sound: https://radiolab.org/episodes/bringing-gamma-back
 
2022-07-04 9:33:51 PM  
Tried the app. As advertised I saw colors in spirals and waves primarily.

Similar to the glow section of Spencer's gifts.
 
2022-07-04 9:58:45 PM  
Walter Bishop was right.
 
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