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What do you think of the world around us?

Posted Sep 1, '12 at 9:53pm

Kyouzou

Kyouzou

4,753 posts

Of course there was a thread jacking...

In relation to the original topic, it isn't what you read that should be a massive point, but the fact that you are understanding what you read. If an eight year old reads Chaucer or Shakespeare, it would make no difference because odds are they wouldn't have understood a word of it. However you let them read Harry Potter and suddenly they're processing what they're reading, they're making connections, no it's not filled with hidden symbolism and it doesn't require deep thought to see the true story, but it sets a foundation.

Now to the current topic, about social media apparently, consider that Africa is by all accounts the poorest and most underdeveloped continent, if fourteen percent of the population is such a place has access to not only a computer but to internet, that is a rather significant achievement, on top of that forty million have access to social networking, meaning this isn't access they retain only in a particular circumstance but are able to rely on it for entertainment purposes for long periods of time. All circumstances considered this is not a small or insignificant number, but a marker of how quickly technology is reforming the world.

 

Posted Sep 1, '12 at 11:26pm

nichodemus

nichodemus

11,868 posts

Knight

Now to the current topic, about social media apparently, consider that Africa is by all accounts the poorest and most underdeveloped continent, if fourteen percent of the population is such a place has access to not only a computer but to internet, that is a rather significant achievement, on top of that forty million have access to social networking, meaning this isn't access they retain only in a particular circumstance but are able to rely on it for entertainment purposes for long periods of time. All circumstances considered this is not a small or insignificant number, but a marker of how quickly technology is reforming the world.

It would be interesting to watch as most Africans have their first Internet experience on their phones, not computers. Wonder how that will affect stuff.

 

Posted Sep 4, '12 at 4:26pm

Max000_Extreme

Max000_Extreme

110 posts

The world is mainly tech vs food

 

Posted Sep 5, '12 at 1:09am

SSTG

SSTG

10,828 posts

Knight

The World doesn't seem different to me because of the Internet, cell phones, etc. I know some people in their 80's that uses Kindle, IPod,
DVR, and they like their new toys. It depends on the individual.
Some people would like the World to stay the same. I think we have more freedom now and we are more informed thanks to the Internet.
I met my GF online and we've been together for 11 years now.
We would have never met otherwise because we lived in different countries. I still read physical books as well as e-books, I still write using a pencil but I mostly write on my keyboard.
I think the ratio of dumb vs intelligent people is the same.
Even idiots can use a computer now so that makes them a little smarter. xD

 

Posted Sep 5, '12 at 1:12am

Masterforger

Masterforger

1,633 posts

In answer to "What do I think of the world around us"
Here;
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H1GlSEXL … re=related

 

Posted Sep 8, '12 at 12:04am

Sauron23

Sauron23

267 posts

I still read a lot, and I like listening to classical music. Technology makes some people do these things less, but it also makes it easier to do them. There are still quite a few people that still like reading.

 

Posted Sep 8, '12 at 2:12am

Mecha01

Mecha01

2 posts

I freaking love how everyone gets mad at you for suggesting to go outside. You might as well be trolling.

The world around us is full of murder, ****, incest, taboo, and bad people. Lots of people die, and most of the time we can't do anything about it. Sure, there's this one organization that's trying to help stop it, but hey, how many more do you need to cleanse the world of this madness?

By the way, get outside more. I promise you that you won't get murdered (yet).

 

Posted Sep 8, '12 at 5:04am

partydevil

partydevil

5,094 posts

The world around us is full of murder, ****, incest, taboo, and bad people.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=auNSrt-Q … ature=plcp

 

Posted Sep 8, '12 at 5:09am

Masterforger

Masterforger

1,633 posts

Congratulations, Party Devil. You've fallen for an ad.

 

Posted Sep 8, '12 at 10:39am

partydevil

partydevil

5,094 posts

Congratulations, Party Devil. You've fallen for an ad.

who cares about the ad?
the rest of the video shows that the world is not only bad.

 
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