What will KILL OFF the Internet?

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    May 06, 2012 8:46 AM GMT
    Or a better question, what will replace the Internet? Will we further cocoon ourselves with another technology?

    The times when the Internet has died here, people came out of their apartments to talk to each other, starting with "Is your Internet down too?"
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    May 06, 2012 8:47 AM GMT
    Chuck Norris.
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    May 06, 2012 9:58 AM GMT
    lol wow, your people go outside instead of just waiting until the internet is back up?
    We only go outside if the power goes out.
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    May 06, 2012 3:04 PM GMT
    jack228 saidChuck Norris.

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    May 06, 2012 3:11 PM GMT
    Virtual reality?
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    May 06, 2012 3:13 PM GMT
    nuclear war
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    May 06, 2012 3:44 PM GMT
    An HIV inoculant would be a good start. Because between the new Victorian-era attitudes and nonverbal communication, gay life has turned down a potholed, cobblestone road.

    I love the internet, from fingertip research to connecting with others to learning what other individuals think at a personal level to the entertainment. What I don't like about it is the impersonalization of it and how it is stealing away communication skills.

    While there are some younger guys who communicate very well on the internet and while there are some elder guys who do not, it seems to me a pretty clear trend that there are more younger missing communication skills than their elders. I'm probably somewhat biased but I would not be suprised to see a study prove that correct.

    No doubt this is biased, though at least random as I never noticed these catagories before clicking; so possibly telling might be the 56 posters on my ignore list. Reasons for clicking them range from those who make obvious they don't like me, to the passive aggressives to the egomaniacs, ageists, etc, but mostly they simply are people who treat people like crap, generally, not necessarily me, but just as I see them post towards others.

    Here's the breakdown. Ages 20-29 @ 26 or 46.4%; Ages 30-39 @ 9 or 16%; Ages 40-49 @ 12 or 21.4 %; Ages 50up @ 9 or 16%. So the majority, by a longshot, of those who I find lacking in communication skills or manners are those who were raised solidly in the internet age. On reflection, I believe they also tend to be the most judgemental. And basically, I think they just need to get laid.

    If free love ended the Vietnam War, probably it could curtail some online hostilities too.

    The internet needn't be killed off, merely tamed.
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    May 06, 2012 4:03 PM GMT
    theantijock saidAn HIV inoculant would be a good start. Because between the new Victorian-era attitudes and nonverbal communication, gay life has turned down a potholed, cobblestone road.

    I love the internet, from fingertip research to connecting with others to learning what other individuals think at a personal level to the entertainment. What I don't like about it is the impersonalization of it and how it is stealing away communication skills.

    While there are some younger guys who communicate very well on the internet and while there are some elder guys who do not, it seems to me a pretty clear trend that there are more younger missing communication skills than their elders. I'm probably somewhat biased but I would not be suprised to see a study prove that correct.

    No doubt this is biased, though at least random as I never noticed these catagories before clicking; so possibly telling might be the 56 posters on my ignore list. Reasons for clicking them range from those who make obvious they don't like me, to the passive aggressives to the egomaniacs, ageists, etc, but mostly they simply are people who treat people like crap, generally, not necessarily me, but just as I see them post towards others.

    Here's the breakdown. Ages 20-29 @ 26 or 46.4%; Ages 30-39 @ 9 or 16%; Ages 40-49 @ 12 or 21.4 %; Ages 50up @ 9 or 16%. . So the majority, by a longshot, of those who I find lacking in communication skills or manners are those who were raised solidly in the internet age. On reflection, I believe they also tend to be the most judgemental. And basically, I think they just need to get laid.

    If free love ended the Vietnam War, probably it could curtail some online hostilities too.

    The internet needed be killed off, merely tamed.

    *needn't

    Here's the breakdown
    66.2% badmouthing people you hate
    30.9% irrelevant opinions
    2.9% talking about the Internet (the topic)

    It's the same with any technology. The Internet won't die until an upgrade comes along and people gradually switch. I can't see it ever happening because it's so integrated into everyone's lives. It's like saying "when will Toronto be demolished and rebuilt"? It'll just get older and older but unless there's a disaster, it's going to stay as is, rotting gracefully.
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    May 06, 2012 5:29 PM GMT
    The Circuit will kill off the Net:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=OMlHZNMH5KA#t=15s
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    May 06, 2012 5:31 PM GMT
    When everyone you know has been fired or arrested for something they said on line.
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    May 06, 2012 5:32 PM GMT
    High end cupcakes

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    May 06, 2012 5:38 PM GMT
    Ariodante saidHigh end cupcakes

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    May 06, 2012 5:50 PM GMT
    An elecrtomagnetic pulse.
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    May 06, 2012 5:57 PM GMT

    Electricity rates at $20 a kw hour. icon_lol.gif
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    May 06, 2012 5:58 PM GMT
    The internet is already being slowly replaced by Facebook. Soon Facebook will be all that the internet is.
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    May 06, 2012 5:58 PM GMT
    When Skynet becomes aware.

    Or December 2012.

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    May 06, 2012 5:59 PM GMT
    Stuttershock saidThe internet is already being slowly replaced by Facebook. Soon Facebook will be all that the internet is.


    Actually, new articles say Facebook is losing market share. Twitter is becoming more popular.

    Maybe one day RJ will rule the world???? icon_eek.gif
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    May 06, 2012 6:01 PM GMT
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    Direct uploading into the Matrix.
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    May 06, 2012 6:03 PM GMT
    Sex Robots.

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    May 06, 2012 6:12 PM GMT
    Politicians.
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    May 06, 2012 6:13 PM GMT
    EMP.

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    http://www.usatoday.com/tech/science/2010-10-26-emp_N.htm
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    May 06, 2012 6:15 PM GMT
    RJ forums
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    May 06, 2012 6:17 PM GMT
    wrestlervic saidOr a better question, what will replace the Internet? Will we further cocoon ourselves with another technology?

    The times when the Internet has died here, people came out of their apartments to talk to each other, starting with "Is your Internet down too?"


    I think this has been well addressed in both the famed South Park Internet eipsode (done to the Grapes of Wrath, no less) and the Pixar film Wall-E.

    And for all its bad points the itnernet is still on of the greatest social structures ever created, providing what James Burke (The Day The Universe Changed) said we (in 1986) might call "balanced anarchy" but they (us now)will call "an open society."
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    May 07, 2012 5:32 AM GMT
    Lol, that's a good question you ask. What will kill off the internet? I would love to hear the accurate answer to that question. Is it even possible? lol. We're on the internet right now aren't we? hahaha
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    May 07, 2012 5:44 AM GMT
    Dec. 21 this year.

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