Digital Music: Drug of the New Generation
The drug that is expected to mark the twenty-first century is manufactured and distributed through the Internet. The reason that the iDoser becomes more and more popular around the world is that it requires no pills, injections or inhalations, but is placed into digital files that users easily download from the Internet.
The “dose” is based on sound waves which with special editing are integrated to common .mp3 audio files and sold as .drg files. Users only need to browse one of the hundreds of websites, download the files to their computer with a special program, decompress them, listen and… get high, since these sound waves act directly on the brain.
As experts explain, this particular wave has frequency from 3 to 30 Hertz (called subsonic waves) that affect the functioning of the brain causing various reactions. For example, the alpha waves (which ranged from 7 to 13 Hertz) have a relaxing effect, but on the other hand cause overstimulation and euphoria.
The authorities have already identified numerous sites where it is possible to find such “dose”. Indeed, there are websites with instructions of use of the new drug for beginners and CDs with tracks-”doses” for sale.
As happens in many cases with common drugs, the first low “doses” are provided for free in order to attract new customers. Even the most powerful “doses” are offered at very low prices (about 5 euros per track), despite the fact that they can be reused countless times. At the same time, you can find many related videos on YouTube and see young people in crazy euphoria in the moment of experiencing the digital age’s drug.
It is worth noting that the use of subsonic waves is nothing new for police authorities. In the past they have been used also in military areas. Though the health risks associated with the use of cyber-drugs have not been ascertained yet, experts have begun to study the size and impact of addiction.
Recently, Italian researchers studied the cumulative effect of sound and ecstasy on the brain of experimental animals. “We exposed mice to a low dose of ecstasy unable to cause any neurological effect and then we exposed the same mice to a “dose” of 95 decibels sound, the maximum permitted sound level in night clubs. A great increase in the effect of ecstasy was noted immediately. And not only that: when we increased the initial dose of ecstasy, the subsequent “dose” of sound caused the increase in the effect that lasted for five whole days,” explained Michelangelo Ianone, a researcher at the Institute of Neurological Sciences of the National Research Council of Catanzaro, Italy. “This explains why certain types of drugs, such as the ecstasy, are consumed in very large quantities in such circumstances as rave-party, where the loud music apparently enhances the effect.”
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