Ignite Reno: Diagnosing Technology as a Mental Disorder

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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

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Ignite Reno: Diagnosing Technology as a Mental Disorder

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

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