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Man Gets Treated for Addiction to Google Glass

Addiction to technology is a real thing. So is internet addiction. But a man who was admitted to the Navy’s Substance Abuse and Rehabilitation Program recently may have one of the first ever-cases of an addiction to Google Glass.

Yeah, those digital glasses that in no way make you look pretentious or detached from the real world.

A recent paper by the National Institutes of Health explains this rather odd case. This unnamed man suffered from internet addiction disorder and, they write, “exhibited problematic use of Google Glass.”

And if you’d like to learn more about exactly how bad his withdrawal was, feast your eyes on this:

The patient exhibited significant frustration and irritability related to not being able to use his Google Glass™. The patient exhibited a notable, nearly involuntary movement of the right hand up to his temple area and tapping it with his forefinger. He reported that if he had been prevented from wearing the device while at work, he would become extremely irritable and argumentative.

Oh, and then there’s this at the end: “He continued to intermittently experience dreams as if looking through the device.”

Google Glass is whack, kids.

[h/t CNN]
[image via Mopic/Shutterstock]

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