All that tech, so fucking what? I don't need it to be happy, not in the least.Just a friendly discussion here. To all of you that never had internet until your 20's or born before 1975 especially.
Knowing what you have now internet wise, computers, games, cell phones, new tech etc.
Could you handle going back in the past and reliving those days with no such luxuries like today?
As for me, I had no internet use until I was 24 years old and no cell phones until I was in my mid 30's. I did not own a computer until I was 24 years old as well.
Would I go back and relive the days without it? HELL YEAH!
~10 years ago, Christmas day, 75 outside...did my bike loop through 5 neighborhoods. Not a single kid outside. If we weren't outside, Ma put us to work. Bump that.Life was fun and interesting back then. There were plenty of toys in the 60's - 70's not to mention bike riding and hanging out and doing stuff outside in the summer.
Your mom put you to work on Christmas, was she Ebenezer Scrooge?~10 years ago, Christmas day, 75 outside...did my bike loop through 5 neighborhoods. Not a single kid outside. If we weren't outside, Ma put us to work. Bump that.
With what I know today? I'd buy some MS stock.
As a fresh do over? Meh, you don't miss what you don't know to miss.
Ma didn't play.Your mom put you to work on Christmas, was she Ebenezer Scrooge?
Crazy to think that on Christmas day kids might have been inside with their families or playing with new toys or visiting relatives.
You could meet and marry your wife again, but there is no way to ensure the same sperm bonds with the same egg so the kids you had would be gone forever. You could have new kids with her but not the ones from before. It's a real nightmare to think about.I can't even imagine waking up back in 1987 or some crap with the full knowledge that my wife, kids, home, etc don't exist (or I don't know them etc) and it will be literally decades of misery before I see them again assuming I don't completely fuck up the timeline and go off on a different trajectory.
Is it because it's dangerous outside or are all the kids into TV and computer games.A couple years ago I had a job in a subdivision. It was a fairly long drive to get back to where I needed to be. It was about 10am, and it wasn't oppressively hot that day. No traffic cause it didn't go anywhere. If there was a vehicle, it was there for one of the houses. I didn't see a single kid playing outside; zero. It really struck me that day, and it was really weird. Lots of things to do outside with big lots and quiet streets, but no one was taking advantage of it. And it's a big mystery why kids are fat these days...
My college radio station has a great PSA for a coalition of organizations that sounds like just what you're talking about:There is no absolute answer. Part of it is just which part of humanity can apply advances positively and which part can't.
As long as everything is pretty much just profit-driven, it will mostly go wrong though. That is a problem across many issues. This requires a fundamental change of systems in general.
Wal-Mart slaughtered local stores. Amazon has been doing it for years.Most small businesses were privately owned and the owner usually lived within a few blocks of the office.
Yes there were chains and corporations, but no mass conglomerates buying up every hospital, clinic, doctor's office and drug store.