2 min and 37 seconds from prime time were dedicated to Digital Drugs, MTV Lebanon during its night time bulletin found yet another reason (you know their logic, other from the Syrian, the Palestinian and sometimes the Muslims) to make people scared and worried: DIGITAL DRUGS!
The title is so misleading, and so is the whole reportage. MP3 files that have the same effect as drugs (LSD, MDMA, Weed, H, C..) same effect! and the legal advisor to the minister of justice is on a mission to stop it… After reading ALL the scientific and medical studies out there that as he claims proves how dangerous these digital drugs are he asked Minister Rifi to form a legal committee to study and assess the needed steps to eventually protect us from these digital drugs. Of course no one bothered to kindly refer us to these studies… but hey who cares right?! and what about the exorcism moments in the reportage, WTF!!??
But seriously, those alleged digital drugs, are in fact the Binaural beats, an effect discovered in 1839 by Heinrich Wilhelm Dove and earned greater public awareness in the late 20th century based on claims coming from the alternative medicine community that binaural beats could help induce relaxation, meditation, creativity and other desirable mental states. No studies prove the alleged claims in the reportage, however several studies showed inconclusively that those beats can help diagnose Parkinson’s and the recovery of repressed memories.
In my opinion the only digital drug out there is all the ignorance giving us seizures when we hear it… I can’t believe we are facing another devil worshipers episode. I can’t believe it. #لف_صاروخ _مب٣