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Is internet interaction enough to fulfill our need for social interaction?

Yes 0.25 25.0% [ 7 ]
No 0.64285714285714 64.3% [ 18 ]
Yes, with better tech 0.035714285714286 3.6% [ 1 ]
Goldz 0.071428571428571 7.1% [ 2 ]
Total Votes:[ 28 ]
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sora wonk's avatar

Icy Rogue

Pseudo-Onkelos
soracious wonk
Well, even assuming the paranoid are a minority, virtual worlds still have the benefit of being convenient. They also allow for interaction between a wider range of people, greater degrees of self expression, and a wider range of environments to explore--more stimulation.

With such benefits, even assuming an overcrowded future with a deteriorating environment doesn't come to be, virtual worlds certainly hold great appeal. Couldn't it be possible that most people's socializing will occur in this medium in the future?


It's possible. I think VR would be convenient for entertainment, and when there is entertainment, there is generally social interaction.


True. And people could work via this platform. I don't see how it could possibly not take over our day to day existence.
sora wonk's avatar

Icy Rogue

CH1YO
Of course, after a certain point it is a senseless endeavour.

After what particular point? What particular sum?

CH1YO

I don't have to.

True. But the spirit of Christmas generosity and whatnot.

CH1YO

That masturbation exists as a substitute for actual sexual contact.

Right. I'll go tell him that. Any additional words of wisdom?

soracious wonk
CH1YO

Was incinerated for her convictions.

I prefer "Buoyed to heaven in a glorious pillar of fire."

That is possibly the case but she definitely was executed for witchcraft.
Well at least her social needs were met by the friendly voices in her head. ^^
soracious wonk
CH1YO
Of course, after a certain point it is a senseless endeavour.

After what particular point? What particular sum?


It varies situationally to be honest.

soracious wonk
CH1YO

I don't have to.

True. But the spirit of Christmas generosity and whatnot.


I wouldn't bestow upon you such coal.

soracious wonk
CH1YO

That masturbation exists as a substitute for actual sexual contact.

Right. I'll go tell him that. Any additional words of wisdom?


I'm sure I have many but none forthcoming.

soracious wonk
CH1YO

That is possibly the case but she definitely was executed for witchcraft.

Well at least her social needs were met by the friendly voices in her head. ^^


Social needs include being popular enough to not be intentionally incinerated.
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Shirtless Smoker

soracious wonk
Hidden Candy
Talking to people on the internet is only fulling to an extent. I think it's something that fixes a lack of interaction for the moment being. We DO NOT need the internet. I think people have become far too dependent on the internet.

That's fair. Why is it only fulfilling to an extent?

So much is built around the internet these days, so much information is stored on it, I believe while we didn't need it before, we definitely need it now.

To an extent because people were capable of socializing long, long before the internet was even invented. Why should a digital world replace the physical one around us? It doesn't and simply cannot.
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Icy Rogue

CH1YO

It varies situationally to be honest.

Life ought to have reliable patterns.

CH1YO

I wouldn't bestow upon you such coal.

Anything CH1YO touches turns to gold.

CH1YO

I'm sure I have many but none forthcoming.

His loss.

CH1YO

Social needs include being popular enough to not be intentionally incinerated.

I appreciate the unconventional definition.
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Icy Rogue

Hidden Candy
soracious wonk
Hidden Candy
Talking to people on the internet is only fulling to an extent. I think it's something that fixes a lack of interaction for the moment being. We DO NOT need the internet. I think people have become far too dependent on the internet.

That's fair. Why is it only fulfilling to an extent?

So much is built around the internet these days, so much information is stored on it, I believe while we didn't need it before, we definitely need it now.

To an extent because people were capable of socializing long, long before the internet was even invented. Why should a digital world replace the physical one around us? It doesn't and simply cannot.

True. At the moment, I guess it can't. In the future, I'm unsure, but what else is new.
soracious wonk
CH1YO

It varies situationally to be honest.

Life ought to have reliable patterns.


Positivism aught to function effectively but it doesn't.

soracious wonk
CH1YO

I wouldn't bestow upon you such coal.

Anything CH1YO touches turns to gold.


I am filled with golden remorse for the people I have come into contact with in my daily life.

soracious wonk
CH1YO

I'm sure I have many but none forthcoming.

His loss.


For which I am truly sorry.

soracious wonk
CH1YO

Social needs include being popular enough to not be intentionally incinerated.

I appreciate the unconventional definition.


Sometimes a little extra is required.
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Icy Rogue

CH1YO

Positivism aught to function effectively but it doesn't.

I always end up googling things when I talk to you.

CH1YO

I am filled with golden remorse for the people I have come into contact with in my daily life.

You've increased their current net worth, take heart.

CH1YO

For which I am truly sorry.

But, there's no point feeling truly sorry, so why bother?

CH1YO

Sometimes a little extra is required.

Yup.
soracious wonk
CH1YO

Positivism aught to function effectively but it doesn't.

I always end up googling things when I talk to you.


I hope that I am a positive learning experience.

soracious wonk
CH1YO

I am filled with golden remorse for the people I have come into contact with in my daily life.

You've increased their current net worth, take heart.


Its more likely the value of their estate which has increased.

soracious wonk
CH1YO

For which I am truly sorry.

But, there's no point feeling truly sorry, so why bother?


If I'm not sincere in my sorrow it would be pointless and to not be sorry would be callous.

soracious wonk
CH1YO

Sometimes a little extra is required.

Yup.


Luckily I favour good customer service.
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Icy Rogue

CH1YO

I hope that I am a positive learning experience.

Your hope is reality. Hooray!

CH1YO

Its more likely the value of their estate which has increased.

For which their families will thank you, I'm sure.

CH1YO

If I'm not sincere in my sorrow it would be pointless and to not be sorry would be callous.

Isn't it okay to be callous if no one can tell?

CH1YO

Luckily I favour good customer service.

For this mysterious non-profit business called CH1YO?
soracious wonk
CH1YO

I hope that I am a positive learning experience.

Your hope is reality. Hooray!


Neat.

soracious wonk
CH1YO

Its more likely the value of their estate which has increased.

For which their families will thank you, I'm sure.


They might be a little upset at the same time.

soracious wonk
CH1YO

If I'm not sincere in my sorrow it would be pointless and to not be sorry would be callous.

Isn't it okay to be callous if no one can tell?


I would know.

soracious wonk
CH1YO

Luckily I favour good customer service.

For this mysterious non-profit business called CH1YO?


That's the one.
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Shy Gaian

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I like hugs. I can text my friends, and talk to them on skype all I want; but I would like to hug them.
I think it is good to have social interaction. It means you're getting off your a** and doing something, like going to the mall, a party, concert ect.





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Icy Rogue

kitten tea
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I like hugs. I can text my friends, and talk to them on skype all I want; but I would like to hug them.
I think it is good to have social interaction. It means you're getting off your a** and doing something, like going to the mall, a party, concert ect.






You can send hugs electronically these days.
The Hug Shirt.

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