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The internet is leaving children brain-dead

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#1    Still Waters

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Posted 26 December 2012 - 01:26 PM

One of Britain's leading inventors has warned that  a 'Google generation' who rely on the internet for  everything are in danger of becoming 'brain-dead'.

Trevor Baylis, who invented the wind-up radio, said children are losing creativity and practical skills because they spend too much time in front of screens.

The 75-year-old said he fears that the next generation of inventors is being lost, with young people often unable to make anything with their hands.

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Posted 26 December 2012 - 01:29 PM

like, omg.


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Posted 26 December 2012 - 01:35 PM

Where's the Internet leaving me? We didn't go anywhere...
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Posted 26 December 2012 - 01:46 PM

I think it is hard to judge where the internet is taking us because it is unlike anything that has come before it.  It has most definitely made the world a much smaller place and knowledge is so readily available it is amazing.  Is that good or bad? Is it better to have to work to get answers or is having a massive research library at your fingertips a good thing (including all the BS out there)?

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 09:22 PM

Tbh I think video games are more likely to leave kids brain-dead.
The Internet as well as being an source of entertainment is also one big instruction manual.
How can you possibly say that through this information you can't actually invent anything.
Besides through the benefit of typing stuff on your keyboard the secretarial pool will never be empty.
You couldn't get a more practical use of your hands besides holding and gripping stuff.
The world would be a dark,dismal place without the Internet.
With all this recent stuff coming through you can easily imagine them switching off the network.
They should be focusing on the benefits of the Internet instead of condemning it.


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Posted 28 December 2012 - 10:13 AM

a 75 year old that can't imagine new ways of thinking - there's a shock.

Children and young adults are still inventive but in other ways. Some - mainly older - ppl just can't see nor accept that. It's sad.


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Posted 28 December 2012 - 11:30 AM

These are brain dead children?  

Give me a break. Ill show you some real brain dead kids if you need a link just ask.


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Posted 28 December 2012 - 12:48 PM

View PostAsteroidX, on 28 December 2012 - 11:30 AM, said:

These are brain dead children?  

Give me a break. Ill show you some real brain dead kids if you need a link just ask.
What's that video supposed to signify?
I don't see any game consoles or any plugs for one.
Tbh my statement won't win any fair play awards.
But I definetly didnt say that video games made kids brain-dead.
For all you know there could be an 15% chance while the Internet is considerably less.
If I truly believed this it'll be good as saying milk is white and the planet Mars is red.
However it's more likely the other way round for all the good that the statement does.

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Posted 29 December 2012 - 09:17 AM

This article is leaving me brain dead.


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Posted 29 December 2012 - 03:47 PM

View PostLegaia, on 29 December 2012 - 09:17 AM, said:

This article is leaving me brain dead.
Exactimondo!

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Posted 29 December 2012 - 03:52 PM

Interesting article.


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Posted 29 December 2012 - 05:44 PM

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The world would be a dark,dismal place without the Internet.

I often felt that way in the depressing, dark and dismal world of the 1980s when I grew up.

Insert giant eye roll here.

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Posted 29 December 2012 - 05:48 PM

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What's that video supposed to signify?


Homemade video and editing is a computer skill often done by home taught computer brain deads as the Topic Title would suggest. Saying theres more to it then saying video games are bad therefore computers must be bad...Its a lame argument. Computers are beneficial. Not to mention thats a inventive video. I gave it a thumbs up.


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Posted 29 December 2012 - 05:51 PM

View PostAsteroidX, on 29 December 2012 - 05:48 PM, said:




Homemade video and editing is a computer skill often done by home taught computer brain deads as the Topic Title would suggest. Saying theres more to it then saying video games are bad therefore computers must be bad...Its a lame argument. Computers are beneficial. Not to mention thats a inventive video. I gave it a thumbs up.
Exactly the point the I got from you putting up the video. I watch a YouTuber who goes by the name Chuggaaconroy and a few Internet reviewers of things like comics, '80's shot on s**tty-o movies, and things like that. The internet's not leaving us brain dead, it's extending our brains out to others.

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Posted 29 December 2012 - 08:10 PM

View PostAsteroidX, on 29 December 2012 - 05:48 PM, said:




Homemade video and editing is a computer skill often done by home taught computer brain deads as the Topic Title would suggest. Saying theres more to it then saying video games are bad therefore computers must be bad...Its a lame argument. Computers are beneficial. Not to mention thats a inventive video. I gave it a thumbs up.

View PostHasina, on 29 December 2012 - 05:51 PM, said:


Exactly the point the I got from you putting up the video. I watch a YouTuber who goes by the name Chuggaaconroy and a few Internet reviewers of things like comics, '80's shot on s**tty-o movies, and things like that. The internet's not leaving us brain dead, it's extending our brains out to others.
I've totally got the wrong end of the stick here.
You wern't referring to me but Baylis himself.
The guy who kicked off this nonsense theory.
So what you was doing was pretty similar to what those media arts students did with the " eagle" and toddler.
However your's is more innocent and not meant as some cynical hoax.
Tbh I was extolling the Internet's virtues throughout all this.
I didn't realise one thing led to an other and I did kinda go off a tangent with the video games.
Now I know what I know I can see your video in a different light.

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