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 PostPosted: Tue Jun 29, 2010 10:06 am Reply with quote  
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  Reepicheep
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Here's an interesting topic. Do you think the world is getting better with each passing day, down in flames or staying about the same as it's always been? Personally, I think society has evened out over time with peaks and valleys, but not a linear direction either way. Take crime for example. If you ask someone has crime increased, decreased or stated the same over time, 80% are going to saw, "It's increased, of course!" If you actually look at it, it all evens out. There was lawlessness in the Middle Ages, pirates in the 17th-18th Century and a bank robber spree in the 30's. If I had to pick one of the extremes, I would pick things are getting worse (and they might be, at the moment), but it might very well be the cynic talking for me.
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 PostPosted: Tue Jun 29, 2010 10:32 am Reply with quote  
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  Darth Skuldren
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Nowhere fast gets my vote. If you look at points in time you might see ups and downs, but on the whole it all averages out like you said Reep. When things get really bad on any issues, things happen to fix it. And they say all good things come to an end, so I guess you can only go uphill for so long.
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 PostPosted: Tue Jun 29, 2010 10:55 am Reply with quote  
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Yeah nowhere fast, for the most part. It seems like we keep repeating the same mistakes overall - wars, the economy, etc.

One area I think we are moving (hard to say if its up or down) is technology. Maybe I am biased because its my field, but it feels like we are moving really, really fast. We may not have flying cars - put our cars are all computer driven, they even parallel park now. Even gear heads have laptops to tune their rides. I grew up with an apple IIe and now my phone can do, well almost everything. I feel like we are getting to be too dependent on technology - being connected 24 - 7. I try to get out and go for hikes and camp whenever I can, but I still check my email, social networks, blogs, etc almost every single day. When I look at the oil spill and how apple made a phone that loses calls depending on how you hold it I wonder if we getting too dependent on the technology and less dependent on our own abilities and our own opinions.


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Humanity is definitely degenerating as far as I'm concerned. I'd elaborate, but I'm way too tired at the moment.
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