Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Book Says Games and Porn Will Kill The World

WoW will turn us into
mind-numbing zombies! >.>
It’s another one of “those” books, but the summary reads a lot like that Futurama episode where Fry made a Lucy Lu bot as a companion, and the Planet Express crew tried to make him realize that it was bad for humanity if he didn’t procreate. Funny episode.


Philip Zimbardo, a Stanford professor psychologist along with co-author Nikita Duncan, are saying in their new e-book “The Demise of Guys” that video games and porn are going to destroy the world because men won’t be out procreating. Instead they will be sitting at home, playing video games, and getting sexual gratification through hardcore porn.

Their argument centers on the idea that today’s generation is being re-wired by the media presented to them.

The article makes a good point that the argument is more anecdotal and not as conclusive because there is no evidence to suggest that men and boys are staying indoors and not socializing, thus preventing production of more humans.

And then I had a flash of that episode of Fry sleeping with his grandma. It explains so much!

I don’t think anyone will dismiss that a large number of the human population spends more time online today than they were a decade ago. But there’s no direct link that it’s been disrupting relationships for the sake of procreation. Has the world population growth rate slown down in recent years? Sure. But I don’t think video games and porn are the reasons. There are a wider array of contraception’s available. Men and women have more say in if or when they want to have children and can better plan their lives. If video games and porn are any factor in the world growth population, I’m betting it’s insignificant and I’d like to see the research to prove it.

This is another one of those books that makes remarks but doesn’t provide the research to back it up. It’s all baseless assumptions that all men are lazy, non-social bums when really it’s the opposite. I know a ton of gamers who are way more normal then most sports fans, or corporate American workers on the 9-5 schedule. I hate to say it, but that e-book is the ramblings of an elderly gentlemen who doesn’t want to take the time to understand the current generation.

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