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60 Post author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 16 March 2007 06:10PM

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Comment author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 16 March 2007 07:10:36PM 18 points [-]

I also think it's a good bet that after (a) a sufficiently high-profile death (Congressperson's son) or (b) the problems scale up to where everyone knows someone who lost their job, we're going to see attempted regulation (that's a political prediction, not policy advice).

However, as we all know by now, electronic information is a lot harder to control than material objects, and material objects are hard enough to control already.

Comment author: [deleted] 12 April 2012 01:54:17PM 2 points [-]

Every couple years somebody does propose to regulate video games (though it's usually because they believe that playing violent games makes people more violent in real life).

Comment author: Rukifellth 02 July 2013 09:44:58PM 3 points [-]

I'd be more concerned about the non-violent video games. As a kid I actually preferred playing Megaman 64 to going outside because of the false social presence I got from the audio dialogue.