I didn’t really think Google Glass was that good for anything except maybe chronicling a St Patrick’s Day blowout and it turns out that it might even be worse for you than drinking alcohol because according to some doctors the withdrawal symptoms are way more severe.
Scientists are claiming that a 31 year old navy serviceman is the first man to suffer from what they’re terming ‘Glass triggered internet addiction disorder’. Apparently he wore Google Glass for up to 18 hours a day and only removed it to wash or sleep – weirdo – and complained of feeling irritable and argumentative when it wasn’t fitted to him. He also claimed that he began to start experiencing his dreams as if viewed through the device’s small grey window, which is all kinds of freaky and messed up.
Interestingly, the serviceman first checked himself into the hospital for alcohol abuse but doctors subsequently noticed that the withdrawal symptoms from Google Glass were more noticeable. He kept involuntarily touching his right temple with his index finger – the way that you would normally turn the device on – and he himself admitted that he was suffering more from missing Google Glass than alcohol. Scary.
The doctors and scientists claimed that the ‘rush’ Glass gives its users from the light strapped in front of their eye was to blame, especially if you have a predisposition for addiction. Let’s hope that it doesn’t turn out as bad as what happens to ketamine addicts.