WiFi vs. Everything Else

Whenever you think “what’s wrong with this world” I want you to think of this as at least one reason.  A recent study found that 4 in 10 of us identify Wi-Fi as our most important daily need, above sex, chocolate and alcohol.

The study involved asking participants to rank the importance of Wi-Fi against other “human luxuries and necessities” on a scale of 1-4, with one being most important and 4 bring least important. Wi-Fi was labelled most important by 40.2% of respondents, followed by sex (36.6%), chocolate (14.3%) and alcohol, which was ranked as the number one daily essential by 8.9% of respondents.

Humans have never seen this much connectivity before. I mean, think about it, we didn’t even have WiFi before the last decade.  Could WiFi be causing problems?  My guess is yes.  The fact that people want it more than sex and chocolate means it is pretty darn addictive.  You get a little dopamine snack every time you go online and start forgetting the real world.  Seeing a bunch of millennials sitting around a table looking at their phones and not interacting is extremely disturbing to me.  But not nearly as disturbing as not wanting sex, chocolate or alcohol.

P.S. The video above was written by my son, Jake, who lives in LA and who is an aspiring writer.  It really has little to do with this post but feel free to share it.


Douglas Farrago MD

Douglas Farrago MD is a full-time practicing family doc in Forest, Va. He started Forest Direct Primary Care where he takes no insurance and bills patients a monthly fee. He is board certified in the specialty of Family Practice. He is the inventor of a product called the Knee Saver which is currently in the Baseball Hall of Fame. The Knee Saver and its knock-offs are worn by many major league baseball catchers. He is also the inventor of the CryoHelmet used by athletes for head injuries as well as migraine sufferers. Dr. Farrago is the author of four books, two of which are the top two most popular DPC books. From 2001 – 2011, Dr. Farrago was the editor and creator of the Placebo Journal which ran for 10 full years. Described as the Mad Magazine for doctors, he and the Placebo Journal were featured in the Washington Post, US News and World Report, the AP, and the NY Times. Dr. Farrago is also the editor of the blog Authentic Medicine which was born out of concern about where the direction of healthcare is heading and the belief that the wrong people are in charge. This blog has been going daily for more than 15 years Article about Dr. Farrago in Doximity Email Dr. Farrago – [email protected]