The Lure Of Data...Is It Addictive?

Discussion in 'Data Sets and Feeds' started by bobcathy1, Jul 6, 2003.

  1. bobcathy1

    bobcathy1 Guest

    This is an interesting article about the addictive nature of data on computers. I for one was thinking I am addicted to posting on Elite Trader. OCD.....Online Compulsive Disorder.

    Trading we are online more than most people. Are we a bunch of data addicts? Is that why I am posting on a beautiful sunday morning?

    The entire article is online at
  2. I think the most of us are...

    I think it all started out from Beepers then to Cellphones... With all Cellphones now having Web content, I think we'll get deeper into the disorder, if it is one...

    It's kinda funny how they all call it disorder. So about 100 years ago, people would call the use of a light bulb, electricity disorder... radio disorder... or TV disorder...

    I just think, the lifestyle is changing... not really a mental or behavorial disorder...
  3. bobcathy1

    bobcathy1 Guest

    I spend so much time on the computer
    Bob is threatening to name it the
    correspondent in our divorce!:(
  4. I wouldn't worry to much. The computer is just a bridge between when humans migrate over to being hybrid cyborgs.
  5. bobcathy1

    bobcathy1 Guest

    Do you mean...that my eyes are going to be the screen and my thoughts the keyboard? OH MY! How the heck will I censor myself?:eek:

  6. timothy leary explored this topic extensively before he died. run a search on amazon for some interesting reading--- chaos and cyberculture by leary makes a fun read.

    enjoy !

  7. Thanks!
  8. Woah, this Tim Leary guy is pretty intense.


    Monotheism is the primitive religion which centers human consciousness on Hive Authority. There is One God and His Name is (substitute Hive-Label). If there is only One God then there is no choice, no option, no selection of reality. There is only Submission or Heresy. The word Islam means "submission."

    The basic posture of Christianity is kneeling. Thy will be done. Monotheism therefore does no harm to hive-oriented terrestrials (Stages 10, 11 and 12) who eagerly seek to lay-off responsibility on some Big Boss. Monotheism does profound mischief to those who are evolving to post-hive stages of reality. Advanced mutants (Stages 13 to 18) do make the discovery that "All is One," as the realization dawns that "My Brain creates all the realities that I experience." The discovery of Self is frightening because the novitiate possessor of the Automobile Body and the Automobile Brain must accept all the power that the hive religions attributed to the jealous Jehovah. The First Commandment of all monotheisms is: I am the Lord, thy God: Thou shalt have no other Gods before me. All monotheisms are vengeful, aggressive, expansionist, intolerant.

    Stage 10: Islam-Catholicism
    Stage 11: Protestant Evangelism
    Stage 12: Communist-Dulles Imperialism

    It is the duty of a monotheist to destroy any competitive heresy. Concepts such as devil, hell, guilt, eternal damnation, sin, evil are fabrications by the hive to insure loyalty to Hive Central. All these doctrines are precisely designed to intimidate and crush Individualism. The process of mutating into Self-hood plunges the mutant into this cross fire of neurogenetic moral flak. Most of the freak-outs, bad trips and hellish experiences are caused by Monotheistic Morality. Again, it must be emphasized, that Monotheism is a necessary stage. Monotheism is a technology, a tool, to bring pre-civilized tribespeople and caste-segregated primitives into the collectives necessary to develop the post-hive, post-terrestrial technologies.

    The major evolutionary step is taken when the individual says: "There is only one God who creates the universe. This God is my Brain. As the driver of this Brain I have created a universe in which there are innumerable other Gods of equal post-hive autonomy with whom I seek to interest. And my universe was, itself, created by a Higher Level of Divinity--DNA, whose mysteries and wonders I seek to understand and harmonize with."
  9. Well I was about to send him an e-mail but I just found out he's been dead for 7 years so I doubt he'll answer it.

    Too bad -- pretty fascinating person.

  10. absolutely, aphie. he is wacked but totally fascinating. i saw him debate g.gordon liddy ( who originally busted him ) in an open forum about 10 years ago. the debate was called " the mind of the state vs. state of mind" it was very entertaining !

    #10     Jul 6, 2003