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Kal-El814

Member Since 09 Dec 2010
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In Topic: Your favorite Easter Candy? How about?

Yesterday, 04:11 PM

I like Cadbury Mini Eggs better than the enamel holocaust that are regular Cadbury Creme Eggs.

In Topic: The Welcome Mat: PvZ Community Thread

Yesterday, 03:24 PM

wat

In Topic: PAX East PvZ:GW Card pack up giveaway.

Yesterday, 01:46 PM

View PostScape Zero, on 16 April 2014 - 05:47 AM, said:

DING DING DING! WE HAVE A WINNER!

@Pent



Sending PM nao.

Sorry CMack :C

I GOT PRICE IS RIGHT'D

:P

In Topic: Is technology destroying humanity?

Yesterday, 11:01 AM

View Postohioguy24, on 16 April 2014 - 10:13 AM, said:

So Kal, was my response acceptable to you?

Not really, no.

When it comes to parenting, there are potentially issues with anything being used as a surrogate. Chucking an iPad at a kid may not be the most helpful thing in the world, but technology has done wonders to bring down infant and child mortality rates. What children do, how they socialize, what our expectations of them... these are plastic, not static.

It also feels like you're being an old man on his porch. Many people use technology to socialize, to make connections with people they'd never have had the opportunity to connect to without it. Is texting meaningfully different than kids spending time actually talking on the phone? Is the depth of the relationship formed one way vs. the other meaningfully different? I don't know, and it seems presumptuous to assume that one is less than simply because it's different than what you experienced.

So to say that technology is destroying humanity is ridiculously hyperbolic, probably incorrect, and more than a little myopic.

In Topic: The Welcome Mat: PvZ Community Thread

Yesterday, 10:49 AM

Look, I needed to make sure I wasn't putting all of you in an echo chamber. Also I kept trying to wallrun and double jump.