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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

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

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Ignite Reno: Diagnosing Technology as a Mental Disorder Presentation Transcript

  • 1. DIAGNOSING TECHNOLOGY AS A MENTAL DISORDER colinloretz
  • 2. MENTAL DISORDER psychological or behavioral pattern that occurs in an individual and is thought to cause distress
  • 3. INTERNET ADDICTION formally recognized as a disorder by the American Psychological Association
  • 4. EMAIL @#?! check. repeat.
  • 5. WAIT. It’s not just the internet. what else is there?
  • 6. Do you have H.I.S? HYPERACTIVE iPHONE SYNDROME 40% more text obsessive messages downloading obsessive downloading of apps
  • 7. PHANTOM VIBRATIONS
  • 8. 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
  • 9. 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”
  • 10. INABILITY TO PERFORM SIMPLE Do you know how to use one of these? Do you even know what this is?
  • 11. INABILITY TO COMMUNICATE xkcd COHERENTLY Voted worst thing on the web Find more gems like these here
  • 12. TALKING TO YOURSELF
  • 13. Is technology your mental disorder? what do I do now?
  • 14. TREATMENT yes, there is help
  • 15. INTERNET ADDICTION http://www.netaddiction.com or not...
  • 16. Nature Get out there please.... save your self. LAUREN RANDOLPH
  • 17. SOCIAL DRINKING socializing and meeting real people the keyword is important
  • 18. SYMPTOMS Phantom vibrations Inability to communicate Anxiety coherently Talking to yourself Hyperactive iPhone syndrome (H.I.S.)
  • 19. TREATMENT Unplug & experience....the city, nature, the world Interaction with others (friends & family) Social drinking (go to a bar)
  • 20. Get the help you need. Colin Loretz @colinloretz on Twitter