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Axl752 October 29th, 2014 3:54am

Has the invention of the television done more harm or good to mankind?

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FarmerManE djent
10/29/14 10:48 am

the invention of the tv hasn't really had any impact on society, it's what is presented on said tv that has

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jvc1133 61535
10/29/14 7:08 am

TV has made me a better person.

PrincessPetal Austin, TX
10/28/14 10:37 pm

Axl, we only agree 33.3% of the time! So low!

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Axl752 NY
10/29/14 5:10 am

Haha well that number could be a little skewed as I tend to purposely vote for the wrong answer in "obvious answer" polls. So it could be a little higher, still pretty low though.

Praetorianus Fair enough.
10/28/14 8:57 pm

Radio, television and communication satellites keep us more informed about what's going on in the world. Much better than staying ignorant.

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Axl752 NY
10/28/14 9:08 pm

It could also be said they keep us complacent and brainwashed.

Praetorianus Fair enough.
10/28/14 9:16 pm

Can't get any more complacent than living isolated from the rest of the world and getting everything spoon-fed from Mom and Dad, and even later in life never leave your town.

Axl752 NY
10/28/14 9:21 pm

No TV doesn't mean isolated from the world, but contributes to isolation from the community around you.

Axl752 NY
10/28/14 9:22 pm

Makes you complacent by going to work then coming home and shutting your brain off in front of the TV until bedtime. Repeat.

Praetorianus Fair enough.
10/28/14 9:27 pm

I don't follow you. What are you doing here, is being online so much different? You can also shut yourself out with it. When I grew up, our family watched TV together but we never went TV zombie, there still was personal contact.

Axl752 NY
10/28/14 9:31 pm

I'm not doing anything, just brainstorming ideas really. The Internet is different as there is basically an unregulated flow information. TV is programmed. Also before TV people were much more active.

Praetorianus Fair enough.
10/28/14 9:36 pm

We're both not old enough to have experienced the before-TV time, but at least I was also outdoors and active a lot during daytime. TV was an evening thing, and I don't think evening board games were more active than evening TV now.