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    Too bad Dexter wasn't so busy. He should chill here more often.

    I've always been uncertain about my thoughts on technological advancements. On one hand, I love how far we've come in science so we can know so much about the universe. We can also keep in touch with millions of people across the world. It's a huge convenience in life. On the other hand, technology means bigger weapons and the such. I mean, I'm fully supportive of the military and all, but I'd prefer it if we actually used more infantry soldiers instead of blowing them up from a kilometer away.
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    WOW... there are still some loyal fans!

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    That seems a title for the tracks our english teacherg give at written exams.

    My brief answer is that technology connects us all and locks us in. pro and cons are so big there would never be an absolute answer

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dexter Holland View Post
    How about, the dangers of technology...

    Does technology bring us together? Or isolate us?

    Has it made you safer?

    Does it make you stronger? Or weaker?

    Does it empower us? Or enslave us?
    How about, the safety of technology...

    Technology is just a medium and does whatever we wish.

    Has it made everyone safer?

    Stronger if you use it for a good purpose and weaker if you abuse it.

    That seems already redundant and depends on circumstances.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dexter_italy View Post
    My brief answer is that technology connects us all and locks us in.

    pro and cons are so big there would never be an absolute answer
    Not everyone and not forever. Maybe the current technology, you probably mean the internet, what about the technology like a hammer? One guy said it was as important as The Hubble Space Telescope.

    I think that a philosophical answer is an absolute answer.

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    Technology can be our friend as like our enemy, depending how we use it!!!
    There. I hope you enjoyed our time together today. You know, it seems harder and harder to just sit back and enjoy the finer things in life. Well, till next time. Ta-ta

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    Quote Originally Posted by Degstur Lolland View Post
    Not everyone and not forever. Maybe the current technology, you probably mean the internet, what about the technology like a hammer? One guy said it was as important as The Hubble Space Telescope.

    I think that a philosophical answer is an absolute answer.
    Not only the Internet, cell phones for example, gps etc, but yes it was internet oriented. It "can" connect us all (don't take every word literally). Technology isn't good or bad. it's the use we make of it, a common statemant but true. like there are not stupid questions just stupid peolple.
    without technology for example I couldn't have been at 5 offspring shows, without technology I couldn't make a shower with the power of the sun. Anyone could list so many positive things and so many bad things. A hammer could be used to kill a man. And as you suggested technology is such an wide range subject that we could discuss here for hours withoug getting a real point.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dexter Holland View Post
    How about, the dangers of technology...

    Does technology bring us together? Or isolate us?

    Has it made you safer?

    Does it make you stronger? Or weaker?

    Does it empower us? Or enslave us?
    The whole KONY 2012 campaign happened after you wrote this song, but I feel like these are the kinds of events that you were referencing... protests organized online, sometimes without properly backed-up information and witch hunt-like character. On the other hand there is a myriad of opportunities to get good information over for example the internet that one just couldn't have gathered in the same time as today, which is a great advance. I guess everything has its pros and cons and lapses in peoples' minds will always be the cause of the failures associated with a particular kind of technology.
    (quite different from the other "Future Is Now" on these forums, btw... )
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    Quote Originally Posted by Degstur Lolland View Post
    Not everyone and not forever. Maybe the current technology, you probably mean the internet, what about the technology like a hammer? One guy said it was as important as The Hubble Space Telescope.

    I think that a philosophical answer is an absolute answer.
    It's pretty obvious that Dexter is talking about modern technology, though, and a hammer is nothing close to modern technology. He's talking about the big brother-esque things going on, internet/iphone/gps related stuff.
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    Way to derail the thread, Dex. Very effective troll. hehe :P

    Quote Originally Posted by Dexter Holland View Post
    Does technology bring us together? Or isolate us?
    Well, We can spend hours alone in a dark basement with our marijuana and 4chan, but we could also be chatting with people from other countries/cultures: People we never would have met without the Internet. If it wasn't for the internet, I would think that Smash and Americana are the Offspring's only albums because they're the only ones my mother owns. In 2008 I acquired Internet access and in about 2009 I stumbled upon this site. It opened many musical doors for me. I've found a place where I belong (meh, sometimes. ya'll can be rude) A place where "different" is not only accepted, but expected. For me, The internet has brought me to my friends, though it isolates me from my family. Anyone here who knows my mother would agree that that is a good thing.

    So I guess my answer is: Both.

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