Ignite Reno: Diagnosing Technology as a Mental Disorder

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Published on July 17, 2009

Author: ColinLoretz

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Ignite Reno 2 on July 16th - My slide deck for "Diagnosing Technology as a Mental Disorder" Video will be available at www.ignitereno.com


MENTAL DISORDER psychological or behavioral pattern that occurs in an individual and is thought to cause distress

INTERNET ADDICTION formally recognized as a disorder by the American Psychological Association

EMAIL @#?! check. repeat.

WAIT. It’s not just the internet. what else is there?

Do you have H.I.S? HYPERACTIVE iPHONE SYNDROME 40% more text obsessive messages downloading obsessive downloading of apps


SEPARATION ANXIETY “So, I got this new phone last week...and I'm not really sure what to do with it. However, I haven't been able to put it down. Yeah, I'm one of those people.” LAUREN RANDOLPH

Entering a room and shouting your “Hey look at me! I just got to Amendment 21” “I’m riding my bike...” “I’m at home making Enchiladas” “I’m outside your window..” “I’m NOT home right now and my front door is unlocked”

INABILITY TO PERFORM SIMPLE Do you know how to use one of these? Do you even know what this is?

INABILITY TO COMMUNICATE xkcd COHERENTLY Voted worst thing on the web Find more gems like these here


Is technology your mental disorder? what do I do now?

TREATMENT yes, there is help

INTERNET ADDICTION http://www.netaddiction.com or not...

Nature Get out there please.... save your self. LAUREN RANDOLPH

SOCIAL DRINKING socializing and meeting real people the keyword is important

SYMPTOMS Phantom vibrations Inability to communicate Anxiety coherently Talking to yourself Hyperactive iPhone syndrome (H.I.S.)

TREATMENT Unplug & experience....the city, nature, the world Interaction with others (friends & family) Social drinking (go to a bar)

Get the help you need. Colin Loretz @colinloretz on Twitter

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