Originally posted by chuckk
reply to post by TheOneElectric
Sorry Kid, welcome to reality. My teenagers can't stop playing video games thinking that this game is teaching them strategy. One wants to be an
engineer but shows no interest in science or mechanical devices.
While I certainly respect your views I just felt the need to point out that gaming is not a complete waste of time as you may think. There have been
quite a few studies which show the positive affects of gaming. See links for some of them
This generation is lost, they believe that good times is coming their way just for existing. They think that someone (the government) will take care
of them instead of realizing the government is the problem.
Hey no fair - my generation were the lost ones, I am a bonified Generation X victim - oh wait my parents generations were the lost ones
point is that each generation blames the one which precedes it for their failings and will eventually claim that the next generation are lost e.t.c.
it is a common rhetoric.
Anyway - comments over. Now for my views on this topic (before I get off topic'ed
I am very undecided on exactly what I think and I will attempt to explain.
We are constantly going through change, in fact the last hundred years have changed at a much greater rate than the preceding 100 years, hell when I
was young watching Star Trek it was "futuristic" to use a wireless handheld device to communicate with someone else
(by the way I am ONLY 35
Make no mistake - the world is going GREEN in it's thinking, this too is change - change does not need to be destruction or anything negative - it
could mean that in 2012 an agreement is reached whereby all countries unanimously agree to a new "green earth deal".
Having said that it could be something so insignificant that no one will pay attention to but will spark a world wide revolution (think skynet).
But you know the fact is that things are happening daily which ultimately change the world so to say 1 date is special I am not sure. It makes for
something to look forward to though.
Now why do I doubt my own logic - well because ALL preceding civilizations assumed that they would continue indefinately and NONE did - what makes us
so special? One Astroid, Mega-Volcano e.t.c. and ALL of this ends instantly!
Could this actually happen - you bet ya it can and the odds say that it will.
Incidently I highly recommend reading "2012 by Daniel Pinchbeck" www.2012thebook.com...
- it is not what you think in that it is more
philosophy than scaremongaring.
One thing struck me, he takes the relative length of the ages as they occured (Ice Age, Stone Age, Iron Age.....Industrial Age, Information Age
e.t.c.) and using the rate of which they have shortened he calculates that the Nano Age could last only minutes (he does not claimt his to be HIS
theory though and does quote the person who's theory this belongs to).
The following link is entitled "The coming of the Nano Age" www.eurekalert.org...
Maybe this is how it will end?