posted on Feb, 4 2010 @ 05:56 PM
I am on Facebook, and saw Farmville starting to spread its tendrils across the site, I have close friends and even family members that seem to be
obsessed with Farmville, it has got to the point where almost all of their posts on FB are "Can someone fertilize my crops for me?", or "I just
found a black sheep on my farm!".
Seriously, I took one look at this and decided that I would not be participating in this mindless twaddle, as I regard myself (rightly or wrongly) to
have more intelligence to be lured in by this kind of 'diversion'.
My feeling is that games like this are aimed at suppressing original thought, by making people concentrate on trivial things in the game, instead of
looking at the real world around them and seeing what is really happening.
Just like many things in this world today, I think it is an attempt at subconscious mind control, whether it is by the game company trying to make
money, or Facebook allowing these kind of games to be promoted on their site.
After all, if the Internet populace are obsessed by things like Farmville, then they will not be shouting from the rooftops about the real issues
today, will they?