posted on Jan, 5 2012 @ 02:55 AM
man great post... been thinking about this for a while... gonna speak my mind a bit if that's cool....
basically, TV is nowhere near the beast it used to be. families and home leisure used to be really centered on television, even more so back when
there were less stations and no DVR recordings or anything. i remember being in primary school (90s), how important it was to watch the simpsons at
6pm, then robot wars then blue peter or whatever. once every few weeks there would be a james bond movie or something on at a specific time that
everyone would all watch at their respective homes before coming into school next day to eagerly discuss the show/movie, or bitch about bedtime
occurring before the second commercial break or whatever... man i sound like a crusty old fk and i'm only 21....
anyway, the point is, that consensus doesn't exist anymore. the internet has given people the power to chose their own entertainment. there's this
new 'internet culture' particularly inherent in the younger generations, i caught the back end of it being a teen in the 'myspace years'. but
basically if one puts the hours in, you can become 'good' at the internet. bear with me, it's shocking how many 10-11 year old kids there are who
are active on the internet (sites such as reddit/luelinks/4chan etc). where no information is censored, where 'internet culture' has provided
basically an entire education system that moves with the same kind of fast paced and vacuous ebb and flow as hollywood or the new york fashion.
i'm not saying it's messed up or wrong, generally speaking most of the users on the above sites seem like really smart people and not a 'bad
influence' in the way older generations might like to think, but really the internet has taken away the need for actual parenting or any life lessons
in general. with TV culture, everyone was on the same page. maybe if you were rich you could afford a few extra channels on cable or whatever but
basically every person who sat down to watch tv at any given time in the same country, would watch the same things.
it's so easy to see why no information is reliable nowdays, and also why every fking kid in the whole of america is being diagnosed with ADD or OCD
or ADHD or some rubbish and can't sit through a class or a movie without adderall. they're unable to concentrate on menial tasks because the
internet is literally so entertaining that after having used it for a certain period of time other things in life just seem less interesting and
therefore harder to concentrate on.
not making much sense here i know, but it's really clear to me in my head. i think the internet is a huge step towards technology outliving humanity.
if you ever feel like losing faith in the entire human race, go on youtube and read some of the comments on any random video and you'll see what i