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Old 03-15-2012, 08:40 AM
 
Location: The Island of Misfit Toys
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I think if you learn to mix technology and nature in moderation it can be good.

I also don't think technology kills the spirit. Depending on what that technology is, it can free the spirit.

Case in point: I don't want this to sound like an advertisement but, right before I saw this thread I was creating a piece of music in GarageBand. Until GB was created I had struggled for years just get to a point where I could collaborate musically with other musicians. As you may know, people are loaded with prejudices, likes, dislikes, etc. They are also busy, distracted, petty, mean, phonies, et. You get the picture. So I found it nearly impossible to break through that just so I could realize my dream of just getting to the point of really experimenting with music. Basically decades of my life wasted because people can't see eye to eye on things.

And here comes a piece of technology like GB (I will be getting Logic Pro soon) that HAS indeed freed my spirit. I can finally write the kind of music I envision after all those wasted years. Technology and only the people who built that technology did that for me. Not actual musicians. All other musicians did was put up barriers, not intentionally, but just the haphazard circumstances of dealing with unreliable people pretty much crushed my dream.

Technology has given me my dream back.
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Old 03-16-2012, 03:15 PM
 
Location: Whittier
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I just turned 30 and yeah, I love technology. (I feel like I'm at an AA meeting).

But really, my wife and I take walks, we'll go on photoshoots out doors, ride our bikes, and I play music.

I think I'm a bit devoid spiritually; I need to meditate more and work out more, but that ain't technology's fault.

I HATE viral videos and most of what's on youtube, I think it's banal, vapid, easy humor, but my friends and I make them, go figure.
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Old 03-17-2012, 02:24 PM
 
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With every ones craving/addiction for all things technical its only a matter of time before technology develops artificial intelligence the result of which will be ultimately humans being rendered irrelevant and the techno bomb that went off in Roswell back in 47 will have been mission accomplished,another world occupied and controlled by the mainframe/hive mind..
OK lets switch to decaf
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Old 03-17-2012, 04:33 PM
 
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I think if you learn to mix technology and nature in moderation it can be good.

I also don't think technology kills the spirit. Depending on what that technology is, it can free the spirit.

Case in point: I don't want this to sound like an advertisement but, right before I saw this thread I was creating a piece of music in GarageBand. Until GB was created I had struggled for years just get to a point where I could collaborate musically with other musicians. As you may know, people are loaded with prejudices, likes, dislikes, etc. They are also busy, distracted, petty, mean, phonies, et. You get the picture. So I found it nearly impossible to break through that just so I could realize my dream of just getting to the point of really experimenting with music. Basically decades of my life wasted because people can't see eye to eye on things.

And here comes a piece of technology like GB (I will be getting Logic Pro soon) that HAS indeed freed my spirit. I can finally write the kind of music I envision after all those wasted years. Technology and only the people who built that technology did that for me. Not actual musicians. All other musicians did was put up barriers, not intentionally, but just the haphazard circumstances of dealing with unreliable people pretty much crushed my dream.

Technology has given me my dream back.

Good post. Definitely a good thing of technology, is that it gives us common folks a chance at stardom, reaching millions of people that we could've never before. A lot bigger audience.


Thanks for all the posts in this thread, I gave many reputations. Yes, I need to learn how to balance my life with technology. But, I think many people, especially younger folks, are not managing it well, which is making it into a negative on the human spirit. Hopefully with time, we will all learn how to use it correctly.
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Old 03-23-2012, 02:40 AM
 
Location: Queens, NY
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Good post. Definitely a good thing of technology, is that it gives us common folks a chance at stardom, reaching millions of people that we could've never before. A lot bigger audience.
Yes, we have frequently been hearing about how social media is allowing people to collaborate like never before.

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Thanks for all the posts in this thread, I gave many reputations. Yes, I need to learn how to balance my life with technology. But, I think many people, especially younger folks, are not managing it well, which is making it into a negative on the human spirit. Hopefully with time, we will all learn how to use it correctly.
Unfortunately, in complete contrast to what I just said, the younger generation that is growing up with this technology are practically joined at the hips with it and to some of the older generation at least, seem detached from their peers. Their form of "socializing" is so vastly different from the way we used to do it that we really don't know whether this is "normal" (it is for their generation) or not. They can communicate with many peers at anytime they want from anywhere they want. However, it is also greatly limited in the sense that it's less of human interaction and more like human-machine interaction. The interaction occurs via a cyber medium, and it's funny looking to us because we grew up without it. On the flip side of the coin, their very medium of communication is also open grounds for some very addictive marketing. They get hooked on to a life that is dependent on things that are sold to them. I've seen some young people not really know what to do with themselves outside of this cyber world of theirs.
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