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triguy46 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 10:07 PM
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How much technology is too much?
I'm sitting in the bedroom with laptop on lap, an iMac running on the desk, blackberry by side, and an iPod touch within reach. I think I've become a slave to this stuff.
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vadawg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 10:10 PM
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1. think of it this way, if the worst happened could you stand up and walk out of your house and walk
say 50 miles without taking some of that stuff with you, how long could you go living without it all, if not long then yes you are a slave to it. It pays you back though by giving you information and keeping you in touch so its a trade off....
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triguy46 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 10:12 PM
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2. A very calm and pragmatic response.
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vadawg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 10:21 PM
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4. most important thing you will ever learn is that if you cant carry it with you then its not importan
i learned as a kid that being able to travel light and fast was more important than having lots of stuff, lol though now i would need my truck and trailer and my boat dragged behind it to carry all the stuff my wife would want..
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Joe the Liberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 10:38 PM
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6. So true, same with your other post.....
in that sense I guess I'm a slave to my stuff then lol.
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Deja Q Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 10:15 PM
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3. Well, I'm tempted to buy an 8 core Mac Pro to speed rendering of After Effects scenes...
and my gaggle of other iStuff and non-Apple branded technology...

No humans yet, however.

My arts instructor might describe my situation as "sad"... :spray:


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JTG of the PRB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 10:27 PM
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5. I think you're fine... For now.
But if you ever wake up to find all your machines close to one another and you don't remember leaving them there, it's time to break out the sledgehammer because those suckers are plotting against you. If you just sit back and do nothing, you'll probably be assimilated within hours.
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armyowalgreens Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 10:45 PM
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7. Man created tool. Tool helped man create more tools. Man becomes dependent upon tools.
Technological singularity is reached.

Man becomes obsolete.

"I'm sorry, Dave. I'm afraid I can't do that. "

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Deja Q Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 11:22 PM
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8. Oh good. The voice of William Daniels will permeate Time itself.
First HAL and then KITT...

And Dave probably asked for a virtual blow-job, so I can't blame HAL for not necessarily not complying... Gary Lockwood was better as Gary Mitchell... :D
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