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May 20, 2011

Is Fanboyism a Religion? Neuroscience Says Maybe

Ever wonder why Apple fans stand in line for hours end just to buy a phone? According to the BBC's Alex RIley, it's because Apple is their religion. Neuroscience suggests he may be right.

For his documentary Secrets of the Superbrands, Riley talked to fans, industry executive, and even porn stars to find the reason behind such brand fanaticism. But it wasn't until he met the Bishop of Buckingham that he stumbled upon his answer. While talking to the Bishop, he realized the extreme dedication people have for Apple mimics the devotion religious people have for their faith. He found his proof in an MRI study of Apple fans. The same part of the brain that responds to religious images also responds to Apple products.

So the next time you are feeling a bit snarky, find a fanboy stroking his MacBook air, and call him a religious zealot. If he protests, point him to Riley's film.
 
 

15 comments:

Pappa Püllï said...

Great blog! Keep the posts coming, i enjoy reading them!

Flodström said...

Hah, now when you say it, it actually makes some sense. I can't understand how one can be that dedicated to anything though, it's beyond me.

Intraman said...

applefans are worse than religious zealots

logo mess said...

i too not a fan of that sort of dedication, they act like promotion whores...

Trolske said...

This makes a lot of sense! This hypothese is simple but still great!

Skeng said...

Haha and their messiah is the humancentIpad

Zombie said...

At least they dont go around protesting funerals.

Dejch said...

i would never w8 in line just to buy a phone lol

kxxthanxx said...

yes it is

ds said...

Heh, so will Steve Jobs must be jesus or something. Just waiting when he dies and comes back to life.

Bob Ross Afro Blog said...

They are being brainwashed!

Waef Grindley said...

Hey, if appleretards wanna appleretard, they can waste aaall the money they want.

Blogging Skater said...

never understood why people do this, its absurd

Quetopia said...

That picture just makes me think... Oh Asians...

SeanExact said...

jedi sean here ;)