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PostSubject: Obama Say What?   Tue May 11, 2010 12:50 am

Quoted from Yahoo News 5/10/10:

"With iPods and iPads and Xboxes and PlayStations, -- none of which I know how to work -- information becomes a distraction, a diversion, a form of entertainment, rather than a tool of empowerment, rather than the means of emancipation," Obama said.


Darn those game systems ruining our empowerment and emancipation!

...Wait what? How the hell does that even make any sense whatsoever?

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PostSubject: Re: Obama Say What?   Tue May 11, 2010 10:30 am

Greenganon wrote:
Quoted from Yahoo News 5/10/10:

"With iPods and iPads and Xboxes and PlayStations, -- none of which I know how to work -- information becomes a distraction, a diversion, a form of entertainment, rather than a tool of empowerment, rather than the means of emancipation," Obama said.


Darn those game systems ruining our empowerment and emancipation!

...Wait what? How the hell does that even make any sense whatsoever?

Translation: With the advanced technological development, people have not been using them to their full potential. Instead of using them to make the world around them a better place and sharing that knowledge with people that would otherwise not be able to access and understand, people have become absorbed in information and technology - more interested in being entertained than being societally productive.

Take for example, a personal computer. You can use it to access and process behemoths of information that you would otherwise not know or make you say, "Huh?" You can also just as easily share that information with others with the click of a button or the touch of a finger. And with knowledge comes power and the responsibility of that power to do great good (or harm) to society, by giving people the power to essentially do anything. Instead, many people have chosen to use PCs mostly for their own entertainment - watching videos and movies, listening to music, playing games, and basically wasting that great power on their own self-enjoyment.

My point: The vast amount of information and power that people now have access to can be used to greatly change society, but people have not been using it wisely and it has now become a hinderance to our freedom and liberty.

FYI, emancipation means to make free and empowerment means giving power to those that would otherwise not have it.

Did you understand any of what I just said?

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PostSubject: Re: Obama Say What?   Tue May 11, 2010 2:06 pm

People use the technology for everything, not just entertainment. Look at sites like Wikipedia that have formed completely of the community.

Now, some people do just waste all their time, but to say that it's restricting our freedom and empowerment as a whole is just foolish to me.

Those that seek the knowledge will find it, those that won't will be lost in time and it wouldn't have mattered either way. Before technology, a great deal of people still wasted their time, now is no different.

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PostSubject: Re: Obama Say What?   Tue May 11, 2010 10:56 pm

NZJ how did u get all of tht info out of tht little sentence??

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PostSubject: Re: Obama Say What?   Wed May 12, 2010 5:05 am

'Cause I'm awesome like that Very Happy

And I gots me enough edumucation to know what he's gosh dang speakin' abouts Razz

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PostSubject: Re: Obama Say What?   Thu May 13, 2010 5:17 pm

ohh ok lol the edjumacation im getting with me school sucks....so i was just wondering lol

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