ABC News: Is the Web Rotting Your Brain?

  • italguynj

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    Jun 05, 2010 6:22 PM GMT
    http://abcnews.go.com/WNT/video/conversation-web-rotting-brain-10806392

    Yes, it's ironic that I am posting this on the very same medium in question. However, the conversation is quite interesting. I am especially curious to know what you guys think about how the internet has help/hurt the 'gay world'. Are we more superficial and less interested in one person or focus [as we seem to be in all other aspects of life since the advent of the internet]?
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    Jun 05, 2010 8:03 PM GMT
    For me, the intArweBz is only an extension of real life...a means to communicate.
    If communication rots the brain, then I better be careful not to fuck up my last two brane sells.
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    Jun 05, 2010 8:23 PM GMT
    paulflexes saidFor me, the intArweBz is only an extension of real life...a means to communicate.
    If communication rots the brain, then I better be careful not to fuck up my last two brane sells.


    Ditto, it's just an extension of real life, like the phone, or a written letter. However, if you see it otherwise, like some alternate reality or a fantasy, then there could be problems that go with that, eh?
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    Jun 05, 2010 9:41 PM GMT
    meninlove said
    paulflexes saidFor me, the intArweBz is only an extension of real life...a means to communicate.
    If communication rots the brain, then I better be careful not to fuck up my last two brane sells.


    Ditto, it's just an extension of real life, like the phone, or a written letter. However, if you see it otherwise, like some alternate reality or a fantasy, then there could be problems that go with that, eh?
    If that's the case, it sounds more like an underlying medical/mental condition. Or, maybe that's why the internet is known for crazy people. icon_lol.gif

    But then again, I've been known to stay at home for weeks at a time (other than work and eating) just because it makes saving money easier than going out. I noticed while staying home that becoming a mentally unstable hermit is very easy to do if you're not careful. Maybe that's what's happening: People are staying at home to save money, and it's fucking up their heads...along with their ability to socialize.
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    Jun 06, 2010 4:43 AM GMT
    i'd say it depends what you do away from your computer. Most of us work and have to apply ourselves to a definite task, using a specialized skill and focus on the work to be done , so we can't lose what we keep on practicing.
    The web is shallow, but so is TV , and going to a movie ,most of the time.
    What do they call it.. light entertainment ?
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    Jun 06, 2010 6:28 AM GMT
    Isn't light entertainment when Bill flashes one of those laser pointers around the room and I chase after it all wild eyed, er...nevermind.


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    Jun 06, 2010 6:33 AM GMT
    It's not just the internet... I have to have my daily dose of 'Sims' in order to properly feel connected to the world.

    Anyone seen two guys 'WooHoo' on "The Sims?" It's kinda hot. And they are such passionate and romantic lovers *sigh*
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    Jun 06, 2010 7:00 AM GMT
    Ugh... yes!
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    Jun 06, 2010 7:28 AM GMT
    Alternatively, it makes you smarter:
    http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704025304575284973472694334.html
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    Jun 06, 2010 7:30 AM GMT
    I believe the Internet has expanded my brain. I've replaced my boob tube time with the Internet. Instead of watching lame reality shows, unfunny sitcoms, and talk shows about things that are not relevant to my life, I read articles, look up information, watch documentaries, and connect with other like minded folks who use the internet as a conduit for multiple way communication, not just a glowing box that I can't really interact with.
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    Jun 06, 2010 1:18 PM GMT
    NoSuchPerson saidI believe the Internet has expanded my brain. I've replaced my boob tube time with the Internet. Instead of watching lame reality shows, unfunny sitcoms, and talk shows about things that are not relevant to my life, I read articles, look up information, watch documentaries, and connect with other like minded folks who use the internet as a conduit for multiple way communication, not just a glowing box that I can't really interact with.
    I used to call the internet "interactive television."
    For those with ADHD, TV is the most useless invention ever made...I always lose interest during the commercials.