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The mainstream hiphop culture which focuses on living impulsively rather than teaching the ability to meet one's virtues such as patience and honor.
Originally posted by luciddream
reply to post by dominicus
Even tho i love technology, Cell Phone is something i only use for 1 purpose.. to talk. Sadly a lot of my friends get this "lost" feeling when they forget their cell phone at home, its like they can;t function without...
Another thing was that, when i was young, my dad made me do calculations without a calculator, but when i went to university, using calculators was normal, now i can't do calculation as fast i can before i replied on calculators.
depending on tech a lot makes you weak eventually.
No offense to you at all, as you seem to be very intelligent. But I noticed in your post that you have a 4 year-old sister, you're in college, and you text when you and your boyfriend are around his parents, yet, you say today's tech was like sci-fi ''when you were a kid''. You still are a kid, just saying.
Originally posted by Glass
My 4 year-old sister was given her own iPod touch, iPad and a plethora of other fancy gadgets. Its kind of scary to see how isolated her senses are from reality when she has one in her hands. I have no doubt that this will end up affecting her ability to communicate face-to-face as she grows up.
I use my iPhone as an extension of my own body and consciousness, but it doesn't replace any of my existing senses or abilities.
If I'm in the same room as someone, I speak to them...unless I intend to say unflattering things about someone present, or if I want to make sexy-talk with my boyfriend when his parents are around; in those cases a text message works like a charm.
I find that having a phone with wireless internet kind of reduces the need for detailed memory. I only remember the name or basic idea of a complex topic, and if I want to explain something in depth it is usually just easier to whip out my phone and search up a wikipedia article, youtube video or image to get a point across. Its like my brain is now only an index and all the info is stored out there in cyberspace. However I kind of see this as an enhancement to the regular ability to communicate rather than a detriment.
Sometimes I don't even bother to take notes in my (college) class, I just snap a picture of the board for reference.
However it bothers me how the new generation takes all this new tech for granted...
I'm constantly amazed by the fact that I have a tiny hand-held computer that allows me to communicate telepathically with text and images, and expand my consciousness by watching videos and reading stuff like ATS. This is the kind of stuff you'd see in science fiction when I was a kid.
Try telling any of these kids how f***'n amazing these things are and they just give you a blank stare and say "EL OH EL". I just want to smack em and tell them you're living in the future dammit! BE AMAZED!edit on 28/8/2012 by Glass because: (no reason given)