forethought: Are you an addict?

There is an interesting article in the New York Times about being addicted to the constant availability of information.

“It’s like a dopamine squirt to be connected,” said Dr. Ratey, who compares the sensations created by constantly being wired to those of narcotics — a hit of pleasure, stimulation and escape. “It takes the same pathway as our drugs of abuse and pleasure.”

“It’s an addiction,” he said, adding that some people cannot deal with down time or quiet moments. “Without it, we are in withdrawal.”

So for everyone out there who thought they were free of addictions because “geeks don’t do drugs” here’s your addiction.

Posted by arfore at July 7, 2003 10:50 AM

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