Dr Louis Hatmaker, a social scientist with the New Zealand founded Imersia AR, a sister company to the well known Imersia Tourism Limited said from their Auckland AR Lab that this was not unexpected given the huge volume of big data available and was in fact one of the reasons that Imersia developed its Calm Tech, to ensure that people's eyes and brains were not bombarded with information overload.
Hatmaker said "What we didn't anticipate in the early 2010's was the Dopamine factor. Effectively people found the use of AR glasses extremely enjoyable. The ability to control the glasses just by looking at them and getting a wealth of information, everything from facial recognition and identifying information about every building, business you could see was overwhelming. In a similar way to playing computer games (which of course hundreds of thousands of people now do using AR glasses sic) every time a result was presented on the lens, the user got a squirt of dopamine from their brains as a reward. Dopamine is like a natural opiate and makes you feel good. The user feels excited and becomes addicted to the use of the glasses. When they are not wearing them, they become bored and listless, affecting their relationships with other people and their ability to concentrate. We are particularly concerned with children and teenagers whose brains are still developing."
Imersia has developed technologies to reduce the amount of information delivered through AR Glasses by making information contextually relevant and personalised. Effectively you get the information you want, when you want it, but you don't get all the spurious information that has no relevance to you, even if it might be interesting.
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Comment by groynk, on 29-Jan-2013 09:02
I had those symptoms this weekend without phone coverage...
It must have been the precursor to ARGOS: Smart Phone OverUse SyndromE (SPOUSE)!
Comment by MrWestie, on 2-Feb-2013 20:29
Good little movie. Reminds me of the movie Gamer.
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