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Just like Snow Crash

The narrative engine of Snow Crash, a novel published in 1992, is the homonymous new drug – which is a computer virus capable of moving from the computers to the brains of their human users, causing irreversible mind alterations.

An irresistibly alarming story stormed yesterday the Italian media (Corriere della Sera.it and La Stampa.it are among the most authoritative sources). It was about a digital drug, coming from the internet in mp3 format and capable of moving from the computer speakers to the brain of its human user.

[credits: ironized by Mantellini, debunked by Il Disinformatico]