Ancient sadistic foretelling must have prophesied about the apocalyptic technology that can engulf the entire world. The blue whale game has left many wondering if that prognostication has come true. A Russian teenager Phillip Budeikin has been accused of creating a mobile app Blue Whale, rather a fiendish game that manipulates and convinces the players to commit suicide to finish the last level. Appalling this may sound but it is true. Social media outlets and digital audience altogether has been taken aback, shocked and stupefied over how such a phenomenon could even exist.
Discovered by this 22-year old sound engineer and a psychology student, the Blue Whale Game is a place where a group of administrators or any particular curator assigns tasks to the participant. Unlike the simple beginning, it ends with the level where the gamer has to commit suicide. He/she needs to share the photos of the tasks completed that generally consists of watching psychedelic or horror movies, listening to disturbing genres of music, waking up at odd hours, self-mutilation, etc. A mature person would be horrified and livid looking at those tasks as they’re egregiously unbelievable. Reportedly there have been 130 deaths linked to this game in Russia itself. 17 out of these were directly influenced by Budeikin. Recently, a 14-year old boy Manpreet Singh Sahani committed suicide after taking up this challenge. Parents are still stuck in disbelief as to when did such influence heinously manipulated their children.
The accused Budeikin has justified the creation of this game mentioning that people susceptible to psychological manipulation of this extent are a biological waste and could harm others in future, and hence he was cleaning the society. In fact, he deliberately made them sleep deprived so that they become prone to this madness. Nobody could have even thought that such vicious designs were capable of these unspeakable consequences.
Psychologists around the world are alarmed. They’re repeatedly warning parents to be vigilant and protect their gullible children from this dangerous manipulation. Although Budeikin has been jailed for three years by the Siberian judicial authorities, nobody can be sure of what shape this game might take in future. There are chances of more such influential malevolence in future and the digital community has to step forward in controlling it. Guardians of the victims are talking about opening a mass awareness about Blue Whale Game or anything even close to this concept, so that the ones still oblivious become careful and observant.
Article by mausam.