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Worries over electrical control headsets needed?

Discussion in 'Tech, Science, and Space' started by Tim, Jul 18, 2008.

  1. Tim

    Tim Creative Writer

    Jan 16, 2005
    Whilst the idea of controlling computer games is one individual step to automation. Where we could see all home appliances, transport or even allow internet access and media on the move controlled by similar equipment envisioned by scifi greats. Should we be taking time to think on just how automated we want to make our lives?

    There are risks involved. From megalomaniacs building in reverse controls to take over the populace, advertisers using subliminal messaging, down to the simple depersonalisation that the technology could cause. After all, we don't want to see people moving around on the streets more interested in what's going on in their own world than what is around them.

    Loss of our humanity has to be the greatest worry in our lives. Not merely the uncomfortable feeling you get walking past peoples houses and seeing them wobbling about, swinging their arms whilst playing on their Wii's through their windows. That is taking sports into houses and not socially in sports centres and parks. But do we really need to make that step that takes away all human interaction in the day?


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