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    Last month Pope Benedict XVI told the crowd gathered at the Vatican for Palm Sunday that technology couldnít replace God.

    Apparently the Pope has never met Steve Jobs.

    A recent study, done as part of a BBC documentary series, examines how people respond to their favorite brands. The study utilized a team of neuroscientists, to study fanaticís brains. During an MRI test researchers showed Apple fans images of Apple products. Apple fanatics apparently are a cut above the rest.

    The results suggested that Apple was actually stimulating the same parts of the brain as religious imagery does in people of faith.

    As a long time Apple-head the findings donít surprise me. However, these same responses occur for people in more than just Apple fanatics. The BBC series is focusing on ďsuperbrandsĒ not solely the Cult of Jobs.

    Still, devotion to Apple like Oakland California resident Gary Allenís pilgrimage to the companyís first store in Virginia to celebrate the retail chainís 10th anniversary is peculiar.

    But, so is extreme couponing, and building massive stockpiles of goods. Or collecting baseball cards. Or stalking Angelina Jolie.

    Iím tempted to worry about the state of humanity given we can idolize inanimate objects this much. But, Iíd rather obsess over something marginally useful rather than crumble at the knees, into a sobbing mess of tears when Justin Beiber walks on stage during a concert. Or shows up on television. Or comes on the radio.

    Source: BBC
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Apple's New Product: iDevotion started by Phillip Swanson View original post
    Comments 9 Comments
    1. fmbar00's Avatar
      fmbar00 -
      Quote Originally Posted by ecgoon View Post
      Spam

      C'mon man, talk to the moderators and pay them to put your ads on the right place...
    1. Eagleye's Avatar
      Eagleye -
      Quote Originally Posted by ecgoon View Post
      Spam
      Seriously? Wtf?

      Interesting article, I wonder what the MRI scans would show if they were reading the Bible on an iPad? lol...
    1. maaaslo's Avatar
      maaaslo -
      Quote Originally Posted by fmbar00 View Post
      C'mon man, talk to the moderators and pay them to put your ads on the right place...

      heh, id say, that was BOT...
    1. santaf's Avatar
      santaf -
      lol crumble at the knees every time justin bieber.... hahaha that was so funny. Now start the back-to-school apple. :P
    1. unison999's Avatar
      unison999 -
      We are still here, where is the rapture?
      I know Macho Man Randy Savage stopped it:
    1. coolguy742's Avatar
      coolguy742 -
      Lol, i'm pretty sure I don't worship Apple... I king of want to get that test done to see if it happens to me lol
    1. unison999's Avatar
      unison999 -
      Devotion to electronics devices > devotion to god.
      That is what the church is afraid of...
      I recall the apple Adam ate contains knowledge, and internet is contains so much information it can be considered as "The Apple".
    1. coolguy742's Avatar
      coolguy742 -
      Quote Originally Posted by unison999 View Post
      Devotion to electronics devices > devotion to god.
      That is what the church is afraid of...
      I recall the apple Adam ate contains knowledge, and internet is contains so much information it can be considered as "The Apple".
      So you equate the internet to a god-like entity? knowledge is important and must be spread/preserved but not worshiped. (just my OPINION)

      BTW Phillip, love the last 2 paragraphs! made me lol for hours!
    1. unison999's Avatar
      unison999 -
      Quote Originally Posted by coolguy742 View Post
      So you equate the internet to a god-like entity? knowledge is important and must be spread/preserved but not worshiped. (just my OPINION)

      BTW Phillip, love the last 2 paragraphs! made me lol for hours!
      Well some people do worship their devices, even believes Apple can do no wrong.
      I am saying the success of any religion is to keep the population "uneducated", science kills god.