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  •  Maybe I should have titled this (1+ / 0-)
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    "Social Media is the problem"

    I recognize the benefit of the internet, even beyond its original intention of ensuring uninterrupted lines of communications for the military.

    There is not much I can see wrong with the internet. I just can't say the same for social media

    The future is just a concept we use to avoid living today

    by MetalMD on Mon Nov 26, 2012 at 12:33:24 PM PST

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    •  Completely agree with you there. (0+ / 0-)

      People are going to need to learn how to be more selective about which technologies they use. Just because something can be used, doesn't mean it should be used indiscriminately.

      Atomic weapons are a case in point. Now that we've got "the bomb" we're having a hell of a time trying to get rid of the damn thing. This was maybe the first "evil" technology to be developed, but I don't think it will be the last.

      As a species, we human beings are to a large extent defined by the technologies we invent. And we can't stop inventing things, it's essential to our very nature. But plenty of the things we come up with are of very questionable value, and other things are extremely dangerous.

      "The pessimists may be right in the end but an optimist has a better time getting there" -- Samuel Clemons

      by native on Mon Nov 26, 2012 at 02:28:53 PM PST

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