I suppose it's since I intravenously plugged into society and conformed to the social norms of work and family responibility that I started taking an interest in whats on TV. Theres something about that show heroes that appeals to me. Aside from the fantasy of having outragoes superpowers; etc, The issue of how humans realise and exercise their potential powers, be it physical, spiritual or mental; while being helplessly tied to the confides of human emotions and the realm of reality we live in, is something that interests me. History has been mapped according to people who have somehow risen above the masses to take control over our destinies and shaped our understanding if what highs and lows we can achieve. So what do you people think is the next step in our evolution? Is it going to be advancing our destroying what we now percieve to be human nature?
Fair comment mate but just spreading the word seeing what people think. Unplugging yourself can be detrimental to your existance as you obviously know, due to your apathetic views on trying to think outside the square.
The OP just didn't deserve half the comments in this thread.
I could be wrong, but he seemed to be asking what people thought about human evolution as it pertains to real life (which is actually a fairly intellectual question for this board), and just using the Heroes concept as reference.
And if not, what's wrong with him watching television? I watch television. I watch 4 shows religiously, because the writing is bloody brilliant. Heroes is one them. So are House, Boston Legal and Rescue Me.
Television and film are actually FABULOUS inspiration for many, if not most, authors.
On the contrary, with the high level of dependancy on mere electronics and an obsession with things like television, unplugging (a.k.a. going outside once in a while, or leaving the tv off for a night) brings about all good, no bad.
Did you ascertain this knowledge after your extensive experience in the world of Warcraft? Yeah you are right though. I enjoy being a physical person and also enjoy playing computer games, more often than my wife would like. You tapped into the phenomenon with how a lot of people get obsessed with the TV. Sometimes I wonder if we are better off going back to ground zero as a species.
I guess that I'm choosing to sit on the fence because I know that I can be prone to some sarcastic verbal diahorrea haha. you are entitled to your opinion as am I. So you got no TV or car, I had no car until I was 30. I live in a country where public transport is basically non-existant so a lot of people have a semi-clear conscience in terms of polluting the world. Do you have a job? What do you enjoy about being online?
LOL - They call me Mr. Sarcastic actually. I have chosen to live in a place where I can walk to most of the things I need. I have no TV because it's mostly garbage. I work online so I need to have the computer. Enjoy ? Sometimes LOL
I have been reading Capt. James Cooks Voyages around the world recently. Talk about a mind blowing account of discovery!
To see how people of the time viewed the unknown regions of the world as untapped resources ready for the taking, if it wasnt for greed, a lot of advances would have been left undiscovered for god knows how long! The navigational skills of these pioneers was amazing. How they interacted with the indigenous peoples, and shaped their futures. Its scary to see how our history stands on the edge of a knife
While your comments border on flame-baiting, I'm glad to say you'll be disappointed when I do not rise to the occasion. Thank you for visiting my profile to attempt to insult me, though.
On topic, however, yes. I learned that stepping away from the computer, from television, from gaming consoles and various other electronics does a person good. World of Warcraft is a hobby, one I haven't had as much time for since I started Hubbing.
Hey no prob, Gamergirl. I have to at least try and find out whom I am insulting! I agree with what you said, it it good to get away once and a while. I apologize if my borderline inflammatory insult was not up to your standards; i'm out of practice, haha I recently got promoted to a station where I am required to spend a lot of time in front of a computer so I am finding out that I am a bit green when it comes to the world of cyberspace. It's just after lunchtime and I am trying to look busy hahaha
Hello again Misha, Thanks for the compliment, Thats the thing about assassins, they pop up when you least expect it and no body wants them around! My girl is 9 months old and VERY active. Apparently a genetically inherited trait from me thats come full circle to make up for all the stress I caused my parents! Do you have kids too?
We are so privileged to be on a forum where our worth as commenting parties is measured by someone who dislikes us all so much. I guess the good-natured, joking manner in which we tossed back and forth near-insults in this thread was too much to take? Should we have been genuinely vicious to one another? I think not.
As a writer myself, I don't use television for inspiration (aka topic spinning) because I think that's a cheap method of filling out a story. I prefer to not become a vegetable for hours and hours a week watching the writing and acting of others to fuel ideas for my work. That's just me, though.
Now, television for entertainment's sake, yes. I like a few shows, but since my television broke I've found myself interested in anything but TV.
And my negative comment was based on the fact that the OP had started the exact same thread in another forum using the exact same language.
http://hubpages.com/forum/topic/3458#post25923 - Which I thought was a more appropriate venue for the question. My usual cynical nature when I see a new member posting a question like this is that I assumed they were here to promote something rather than open a question up for discussion. If that's not the case, I apologize wholeheartedly to the OP.
Rather than the fact that I got bored to death with heroes after the first season. Very disappointing actually - I was hoping it would go somewhere, yet it turned into the usual stuff. zzzzzzz
So it's ok to watch television programming as long as it's not on a television?
What's wrong with the television itself? People selectively turn it off and on when programming they think will be of interest is on.
I guess I understand if you're talking about when people watch it all day -- but the internet is just as nonproductive when people use it solely for surfing porn (ok maybe that's actually slightly productive in some ways) or chatting up women or men or just looking for silly pics or whatever.
There's just as much time wasted -- and it's often worse for your eyes, and your body is actually in a far less healthy position than when sitting comfortably on a couch or whatever. So, personally I think a few hours of TV every day (I don't personally have time to watch TV every day, but I might if I did) is less detrimental than 16 hours a day online.
As for thinking the shows I watch aren't decent -- I'm ok with that.
Well, I guess I am sick to death of the advertising on TV and the fact that most of the programs are garbage. But many people (including myself at one point) get sucked into watching more TV than they intended to and the TV becomes a focal point. I prefer to do it this way for several reasons and I am MUCH more selective about what I watch rather than just turning the TV on to "see what's on."
There's is nothing wrong with watching TV if that's your thing. I prefer not to and I think making the TV a focal point is a mistake. I have seen too many people use the TV as a free baby sitter.
So I have unplugged myself from the TV but selectively watch TV programs.
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Whether it's on a scale from one to ten or a measure of your own, how important (or unimportant) are video games to your life? On a similar topic, are other media outlets such as movies or TV important to you?