Originally posted by johngalt722
If you find this reasoning extreme and ridiculous, I find your reasoning ridiculous and extreme as well. How many people play video games and then
think its okay to act them out in real life. Some? Sure, but not enough to justify that video games cause precognitive loading.
Again, this shows poor reasoning.
It matters not how many people play the game and don't commit mass murder. What matters is that people are conditioned through constantly viewing
If you put someone who is exposed to people's heads being blown off daily from playing a video game, against someone who doesn't have this same
exposure..a non goreaholic-video gamer, and you place them in front of a screen which shows someone's head getting blown up, and registers their level
of brain activity in regions which show emotional processing, such as the amygdala, I guarantee you the guy who wasn't exposed will show signs of
trauma, or extreme emotional distress vs the video gamer.
What does that mean for most people? Not much. They have an intact "conscience", or decent reasoning to back up life experiences filled with ways to
properly emotionally process situations.
We're talking about groups of many people, not any one individual. When we're dealing with millions, some will be "defunct". Some will not only become
conditioned to not respond so strongly, emotionally, to such a stimuli, but will erroneously start bizarrely reasoning their way into believing that
this is okay, or acceptable, or just reality, or whatever that is utterly stupid. It's not to them. Maybe slightly autistic, I dunno. Plenty of
abnormalities where this exposure could really screw with someone's head.
That it doesn't happen to the majority of us, doesn't matter. It still screws some people up hardcore. I bet it still messes with us all to an extent
that we simply don't accept. You know why? Because we're all sharing this same collective view of what "norm" is, and we don't know any other
I'm not at all suggesting that violent games should be banned. Love to civilly bash some people in a game from time to time... but I do think it would
be wise for us to explore all possibilities regarding this as a potential vector for idiot-psycho acts.
I think it may be wise to do simple psychological testing after we truly figure out WTH is going on with the human mind... maybe 10-30 years down the
line. From there, we can figure out if these individuals should be put in positions of power, or if they should be kept in society, or have exposure
to certain stimuli, etc... but we're no where close to doing something like this right now without it leading to tyranny. It's just something to think
on here in 2013.
edit on 3-1-2013 by unityemissions because: (no reason given)