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Comment author: blackhole 25 May 2012 10:00:38PM 4 points [-]

Hello everyone. I’ve joined this site because I have a goal of being a very rational person. Intelligence and logic are very important to me. Actually I have spent many years seeking truth and reality. Probably the same as everyone else spending time here. I’m not here to prove anything but rather to learn and have my own ideas tested and checked. I’m hoping to remember the rules and etiquette so that I don’t come across the wrong way ( very easy to do when not face to face ) or waste any ones time. I’m a family man who is concerned about my children’s future because of the swift pace of technological change and its resultant social effects. For example, the smartphone phenomena and the increased socialization this allows. Entranced texters on an unrelenting zombie like invasion makes one ask, what the hell is going on here? To me, it’s an emotional issue that is detracting from intellectual growth and the evolution of intelligence. Is it the fall of Rome? Can a few brilliant minds come up with the tools (A.I ?) that will change the masses from heading blindly down a path leading to destruction ? Help required !