Google Glass Proves Key to Man’s Internet Addiction Disorder


When a 31-year-old man receiving treatment for alcoholism was required to remove his Google Glass while completing rehab, he reportedly started to feel frustrated and irritable without the device. He had been wearing Glass for up to 18 hours a day, only taking it off when he slept and bathed

According to a paper published late Sept. in the journal Addictive Behaviors, this was the first case of Internet addiction disorder (IAD) involving the use of Google Glass.

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“The withdrawal from this is much worse than the withdrawal I went through from alcohol,” the journal quotes the man as saying, noting several behaviors seemingly tied to the man’s addiction to Glass, such as dreaming as though he were looking through it. “He would experience the dream through a small gray window,” the journal stated. Read more…

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