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Old 12-11-2012, 10:03 PM   #41 (permalink)
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"This technology allows me to remain antisocial but yet moderately informed and entertained."
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. Yes , " moderately informed" being the key words here ! I'm glad you mentioned them first !
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Old 12-11-2012, 10:10 PM   #42 (permalink)
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I am curious if Albert Einstein really ever said this. Perhaps that is a testament to the statement itself regardless if he even did.
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Old 12-11-2012, 10:14 PM   #43 (permalink)
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I have a smartphone and a Facebook page, 2 email accounts, and I regularly visit 3 different on line forums. It's all OK, I learn a lot and throw my opinion out when I feel I need to. But I was once told that communication was 60 percent visual and I believe that's true. I really like reading FB posts and seeing what folks are doing but for some reason I find it awkward to make small talk with someone when I can't read their face and body language. On the other hand I love seeing my grandkids growing up in real time.
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Old 12-11-2012, 10:25 PM   #44 (permalink)
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I am curious if Albert Einstein really ever said this. Perhaps that is a testament to the statement itself regardless if he even did.
The people in the images posted by the OP are actually examples of `human interactions` despite the fact that they are using technology. I don`t think the qoute is used in the right context.
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Old 12-11-2012, 10:33 PM   #45 (permalink)
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In regards to a few of the pics in the original post. It's a moment in time, one frame less than 60 frames per second. That picture could have been taken with my group of friends last night at dinner. What it doesn't tell you is that we were using our smart phones to bring up pictures that relate to our every day "real life" interactions with each other. One of which is the wife whose husband is in Afghanistan. The fact that they can interact with a smart phone and we can all chime in helps keep everyone sane.


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Old 12-11-2012, 11:08 PM   #46 (permalink)
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..........and the pictures posted by the OP ,taken at face value , do indicate a "lack of human interaction"
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.Quoting: ( Annual Review of Psychology
Vol. 54: 491-516 (Volume publication date February 2003)
First published online as a Review in Advance on August 27, 2002
DOI: 10.1146/annurev.psych.54.101601.145044):
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.[ " Evidence has been found of a significant relationship between computer type addiction, low-self esteem, depression and lack of social skills." ]
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. Would be difficult to misinterpret this statement ! Idiots--maybe; how far ahead do we need to predict in order to curtail a diagnosed problem ?
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This is a game everyone I know plays now.
At any meal or gathering all devices are piled in the middle of the table.
The first I one to touch his or her device pays the bill for the whole table( exceptions made for people who have legitimate need , emergency service personnel, pregnant wife....)
It keeps the proper conversation going .

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Old 12-12-2012, 01:05 AM   #48 (permalink)
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Kids these days! Don't know how good they've got it blah blah blah. World going to pot, blah blah blah.


I'm far more connected now with my friends than I ever was before. I've got good friends that I've never actually met, and probably never will. The technology in my pocket means I've got everything at my fingertips. I wouldn't ever go back.

You have a great point about having friends because of technology whom you have never met. I've never met anyone on this site, but I speak of you often to the friends I hang out with.

In a way that sort of makes all of you my friends. This is a great site full of people with the common bond of Triumph motorcycles.

The knowledge I've gained from all of you is invaluable. Thank you friends.

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I am curious if Albert Einstein really ever said this.
it is listed on wikiquotes in the section: "Unsourced and dubious".

http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Talk:Al...modern_sources


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