What's all this nonsense about I-Dosing? Your kids aren't 'getting high' on digital music, so calm down.

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One hundred percent nonsense. That’s the only way I can describe the story going around talking about how teens are “getting high” while I-Dosing. I tried using I-Doser nearly three years ago, and let me tell you something: it’s bunk. Well, the science is there, but don’t equate it to “getting high.” Do not call your congressman trying to get it banned or whatever because you’d simply be wasting your time.

The story, which seems to have originated in The Daily Mail, focuses on YouTube videos that young people have posted, each apparently showing them “freaking out” while I-Dosing. Because bored teens would never post untruthful videos to YouTube, right?

This is all basically Reefer Madness for the iPad generation.

The actual act of I-Dosing isn’t all that new. It’s based on an old audio technique called binaural beats, which was discovered in the 1800s.

The danger of I-Dosing, I suppose, is to to get young people comfortable with the idea of doing drugs, which could make them more willing to actually do drugs later on in life. You know, because listening to two tones of audio is the same as rolling.

I honestly think this is much ado about nothing. If your teen is wasting his or her time listening to musical tones, well, consider yourself lucky: at least he or she isn’t out there stealing cars or robbing people on the street. Tell him or her to knock it off and either get a job or open up their science book and study.

Problem solved.

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