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Our Multitasking Generation of the Information Age
Posted 1/2/10


Or perhaps the popular and revered...


Augustus "Coletrain" Cole.

An ideal, humanized freight train.
Posted 1/2/10

Jiggalo wrote:



Or perhaps the popular and revered...


Augustus "Coletrain" Cole.

An ideal, humanized freight train.

Like you've mentioned, I'm a philosopher. Therefore just like Augustus "Cole Train" Cole believes in scoring more kills is better than military career advancement. I OTOH philosophize that we can choose to be happy with what we've got, or we can think about what ultimately won't make us happy. For thinking is a state of constant discontent before the moment of choosing what ultimately is happiness.
Posted 1/2/10

DomFortress wrote:


Jiggalo wrote:



Or perhaps the popular and revered...


Augustus "Coletrain" Cole.

An ideal, humanized freight train.

Like you've mentioned, I'm a philosopher. Therefore just like Augustus "Cole Train" Cole believes in scoring more kills is better than military career advancement. I OTOH philosophize that we can choose to be happy with what we've got, or we can think about what ultimately won't make us happy. For thinking is a state of constant discontent before the moment of choosing what ultimately is happiness.


Coletrain is the sort of character which appeals to a simpler crowd. Military careers are honorable, and with Coletrain, we see an example of a man whom uses his immense strength and influence to help with a war effort against a very dangerous enemy. Coletrain was a football player before becoming a soldier, so the idea of putting oneself in the line of fire over a sports career for the good of humanity is the message I get from that. He is a hypothetical symbol of pure brawn being utilized where it is needed most and a larger-than-life example of masculine heroism. I see Coletrain's ego as one that some can identify with since a man can and likely will see himself as a powerful force.

I wonder what thoughts a person resembling Coletrain might have aside from a very direct viewpoint. Maybe such a person would ponder the definition of their happiness while looking for it. Being on a battlefield can be rather discontenting, though some soldiers find a kind of joy amidst combat. The exhilaration of conflict can motivate people into action or maybe traumatize them for life. It is said that no soldier ever leaves the battlefield for he or she will always have the thousand yard stare.
Posted 1/2/10 , edited 1/2/10

Jiggalo wrote:


DomFortress wrote:


Jiggalo wrote:



Or perhaps the popular and revered...


Augustus "Coletrain" Cole.

An ideal, humanized freight train.

Like you've mentioned, I'm a philosopher. Therefore just like Augustus "Cole Train" Cole believes in scoring more kills is better than military career advancement. I OTOH philosophize that we can choose to be happy with what we've got, or we can think about what ultimately won't make us happy. For thinking is a state of constant discontent before the moment of choosing what ultimately is happiness.


Coletrain is the sort of character which appeals to a simpler crowd. Military careers are honorable, and with Coletrain, we see an example of a man whom uses his immense strength and influence to help with a war effort against a very dangerous enemy. Coletrain was a football player before becoming a soldier, so the idea of putting oneself in the line of fire over a sports career for the good of humanity is the message I get from that. He is a hypothetical symbol of pure brawn being utilized where it is needed most and a larger-than-life example of masculine heroism. I see Coletrain's ego as one that some can identify with since a man can and likely will see himself as a powerful force.

I wonder what thoughts a person resembling Coletrain might have aside from a very direct viewpoint. Maybe such a person would ponder the definition of their happiness while looking for it. Being on a battlefield can be rather discontenting, though some soldiers find a kind of joy amidst combat. The exhilaration of conflict can motivate people into action or maybe traumatize them for life. It is said that no soldier ever leaves the battlefield for he or she will always have the thousand yard stare.

And right now I choose to conduct my own personal conflict of physical training, and motivate myself with the wonderful feeling of my own body's readiness for actions. And if you ever want to share training tips with me, you're more than welcome to do so for as long as I live.

"Yeah! WHOO! Bring it on, sucka! This my kinda shit!" -Augustus "Cole Train" Cole-
Posted 1/2/10


Marvelous! I could use some physical training since it is winter an our biorhythms are slower. My job is also rather laid back which has made me a bit stringy. I took an occupation that wouldn't strain my body since I have developed tendonitis from some recent jobs. I keep a simple 20 lb. dumbbell around so my body doesn't languish entirely. I noticed that when I raise my arms they trembles more than I'd like them to, so I need some conditioning. If nothing else, a fit body improves mood significantly.
Posted 1/3/10

Jiggalo wrote:



Marvelous! I could use some physical training since it is winter an our biorhythms are slower. My job is also rather laid back which has made me a bit stringy. I took an occupation that wouldn't strain my body since I have developed tendonitis from some recent jobs. I keep a simple 20 lb. dumbbell around so my body doesn't languish entirely. I noticed that when I raise my arms they trembles more than I'd like them to, so I need some conditioning. If nothing else, a fit body improves mood significantly.

I'll PM you just in case this could go off topic. But I've got a plan.
Posted 1/3/10
Let's see. To get back on topic, I will bring up the subject of multitasking between the genders.

It is known that women can do twice the tasks that men can since the hemispheres of their brains have twice the connections between them. Also, women can express their emotions with ease, whereas men often struggle to do so. With our current times, and the new decade, I wonder how things will turn out considering what the genders are capable of and what new technologies await. What may become of multitasking tomorrow?
Posted 1/4/10 , edited 1/4/10

Jiggalo wrote:

Let's see. To get back on topic, I will bring up the subject of multitasking between the genders.

It is known that women can do twice the tasks that men can since the hemispheres of their brains have twice the connections between them. Also, women can express their emotions with ease, whereas men often struggle to do so. With our current times, and the new decade, I wonder how things will turn out considering what the genders are capable of and what new technologies await. What may become of multitasking tomorrow?

I would start in reciprocal order. First, I think the future of multitasking will be the elimination of a synthetic human-machine-digital simulation, by establishing a more direct reality-human-digital experience through the SixSense technology.

As for the future relationship between genders through technology, I think it's more of a question waiting for further debates. And that's exciting!

The reason why that women are generally more empathetic than their male counterpart is exactly due to the fact that their extra brain connections, which allow women to be more flexible with their range of emotional control than men(citation). Those extra connections are not however the evolutionary result of our multitasking generation of the information age. When they're there first and foremost for women to become better communicators with their emotions.
Posted 1/8/10
I messed up here recently. Dom took me outside and beat me down for that. Look at the pictures of him, he's buff!

Anyways, I see kids on computers all the time. They are ingrained into cyberspace so well that it is frightening.
Posted 1/8/10

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I messed up here recently. Dom took me outside and beat me down for that. Look at the pictures of him, he's buff!

Anyways, I see kids on computers all the time. They are ingrained into cyberspace so well that it is frightening.

However, when we think back 10-15 years ago, that's what most if not all educational systems in every developed nations were doing. And the problem was that we, as in humanity with a majority of population doing relatively well materialistically in a developed civilization, had great expectation on the overall outcome for computer technology, without the majority of the humanity fully understand the technology itself for what it is and how to utilize it. While at the same time however, the leading computer industries were using the children at school as experimentation with computer technology, as they upgraded the education system for the information age.

This presents us with a pattern; as our human civilization evolves through human engineering by designs, our society as a whole are becoming more and more willing to conduct experiments on our immediate future with technology. Because we have a higher expectation on our technology as a whole, rather than us understanding the present state of our humanity's overall well being.

And when we consider just how easily our expectation can often turned out to be mistaken, because we often have problem when it comes to statistic. We have got to be more aware of our reality by us recognizing and understanding our feelings. Which is the fear of our next generation are becoming mindless and thoughtless machines is indeed real.
Posted 1/8/10

DomFortress wrote:


Anonymous4 wrote:

I messed up here recently. Dom took me outside and beat me down for that. Look at the pictures of him, he's buff!

Anyways, I see kids on computers all the time. They are ingrained into cyberspace so well that it is frightening.

However, when we think back 10-15 years ago, that's what most if not all educational systems in every developed nations were doing. And the problem was that we, as in humanity with a majority of population doing relatively well materialistically in a developed civilization, had great expectation on the overall outcome for computer technology, without the majority of the humanity fully understand the technology itself for what it is and how to utilize it. While at the same time however, the leading computer industries were using the children at school as experimentation with computer technology, as they upgraded the education system for the information age.

This presents us with a pattern; as our human civilization evolves through human engineering by designs, our society as a whole are becoming more and more willing to conduct experiments on our immediate future with technology. Because we have a higher expectation on our technology as a whole, rather than us understanding the present state of our humanity's overall well being.

And when we consider just how easily our expectation can often turned out to be mistaken, because we often have problem when it comes to statistic. We have got to be more aware of our reality by us recognizing and understanding our feelings. Which is the fear of our next generation are becoming mindless and thoughtless machines is indeed real.


Somehow, I think we will never become mindless, but possibly soulless. What children need to do is get out more. Activity goes far beyond staring at a bunch of arranged pixels. Fresh air and sunlight are undervalued even though our air is polluted and the sun causes cancer.
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Posted 1/8/10

Anonymous4 wrote:


DomFortress wrote:


Anonymous4 wrote:

I messed up here recently. Dom took me outside and beat me down for that. Look at the pictures of him, he's buff!

Anyways, I see kids on computers all the time. They are ingrained into cyberspace so well that it is frightening.

However, when we think back 10-15 years ago, that's what most if not all educational systems in every developed nations were doing. And the problem was that we, as in humanity with a majority of population doing relatively well materialistically in a developed civilization, had great expectation on the overall outcome for computer technology, without the majority of the humanity fully understand the technology itself for what it is and how to utilize it. While at the same time however, the leading computer industries were using the children at school as experimentation with computer technology, as they upgraded the education system for the information age.

This presents us with a pattern; as our human civilization evolves through human engineering by designs, our society as a whole are becoming more and more willing to conduct experiments on our immediate future with technology. Because we have a higher expectation on our technology as a whole, rather than us understanding the present state of our humanity's overall well being.

And when we consider just how easily our expectation can often turned out to be mistaken, because we often have problem when it comes to statistic. We have got to be more aware of our reality by us recognizing and understanding our feelings. Which is the fear of our next generation are becoming mindless and thoughtless machines is indeed real.


Somehow, I think we will never become mindless, but possibly soulless. What children need to do is get out more. Activity goes far beyond staring at a bunch of arranged pixels. Fresh air and sunlight are undervalued even though our air is polluted and the sun causes cancer.


People are basically evil.... But at least we can chew gum and walk at the same time.
Posted 1/8/10

openmindedatheist wrote:


Anonymous4 wrote:


DomFortress wrote:


Anonymous4 wrote:

I messed up here recently. Dom took me outside and beat me down for that. Look at the pictures of him, he's buff!

Anyways, I see kids on computers all the time. They are ingrained into cyberspace so well that it is frightening.

However, when we think back 10-15 years ago, that's what most if not all educational systems in every developed nations were doing. And the problem was that we, as in humanity with a majority of population doing relatively well materialistically in a developed civilization, had great expectation on the overall outcome for computer technology, without the majority of the humanity fully understand the technology itself for what it is and how to utilize it. While at the same time however, the leading computer industries were using the children at school as experimentation with computer technology, as they upgraded the education system for the information age.

This presents us with a pattern; as our human civilization evolves through human engineering by designs, our society as a whole are becoming more and more willing to conduct experiments on our immediate future with technology. Because we have a higher expectation on our technology as a whole, rather than us understanding the present state of our humanity's overall well being.

And when we consider just how easily our expectation can often turned out to be mistaken, because we often have problem when it comes to statistic. We have got to be more aware of our reality by us recognizing and understanding our feelings. Which is the fear of our next generation are becoming mindless and thoughtless machines is indeed real.


Somehow, I think we will never become mindless, but possibly soulless. What children need to do is get out more. Activity goes far beyond staring at a bunch of arranged pixels. Fresh air and sunlight are undervalued even though our air is polluted and the sun causes cancer.


People are basically evil.... But at least we can chew gum and walk at the same time.


LOL well said! That's all I see anymore. Girls walking while chewing gum and texting. Boys either chase ass or play WoW because of fear. It is scary shit! It is nearly impossible to fix subsequent generations when they are just going to be provided with the same hideous examples which ruin everything.
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Posted 1/8/10
Not really a bad thing. Ive been delivering parts, and eating in the truck while playing farkle on facebook. I also dont understand empathy or compassion. lol. No. I coulda left the last part out.
Posted 1/8/10

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openmindedatheist wrote:


Anonymous4 wrote:



Somehow, I think we will never become mindless, but possibly soulless. What children need to do is get out more. Activity goes far beyond staring at a bunch of arranged pixels. Fresh air and sunlight are undervalued even though our air is polluted and the sun causes cancer.


People are basically evil.... But at least we can chew gum and walk at the same time.


LOL well said! That's all I see anymore. Girls walking while chewing gum and texting. Boys either chase ass or play WoW because of fear. It is scary shit! It is nearly impossible to fix subsequent generations when they are just going to be provided with the same hideous examples which ruin everything.

Ah yes, the lack of flexible and dynamic expressions in real social interaction. This further reduces complexity and plasticity with our state of minds.

Basically machines like computers and personal electronic devices cannot teach us how to be more human. However when our communications and social activities are being hijacked by the machines that we built, are we engaging ourselves with machines or real people?
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