Not specifically about gaming, but about cyber connections ruining human interaction

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Not specifically about gaming, but about cyber connections ruining human interaction

http://blog.petflow.com/a-video-everyone-needs-to-see/ This is a beautiful poem, I encourage you to watch. It illustrates how smartphones, facebook, online games, etc. are ruining our human interractions.

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Apparently the link doesn't

Apparently the link doesn't work when directly clicked: either delete the %C2%A0 off the end of the URL or copy and paste the URL listed above to view the video poem.

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that was amazing...

that was amazing...

To begin, begin. William Wordsworth

Before you speak, ask yourself: is it kind, is it necessary, is it true, does it improve on the silence? Sai Baba

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Yes! Research out of Harvard

Yes! Research out of Harvard University show that with increased technology use (and discussion forums & social media) at the consequence of face-to-face interaction, we also lose empathy and our humanity.

My colleagues and I just finished a case report on addiction to technology where the subject wanted to be "evolved" into a cyborg: part human and part computer.

When my wife and I work with young adults who were addicted to video games as kids, they share with us "I want to cut my head off and attach it to the computer". Our technology/video gaming/Internet addiction disorder young adults literally want to die to self and become a computer!

Technology is a tool... but once we're a slave to the dopamine rush in the brain and adrenal rush from the HPA neuroendocrine system associated with technology use, we slowly lose empathy, compassion, reflective thought, and our humanity.

We become less human and more like a computer.

Andrew Doan MD PhD

My Videos: Internet gaming disorder is real & my story 

*The views expressed are of the author's and do not necessarily reflect the official policy of the U.S. Navy or Department of Defense.

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I'm really glad people are

I'm really glad people are getting a chance to see this video. It really struck home for me. I wasn't always so caught up in the game world: I can remember a time about 8 years ago when I went out socially, and I had friends. While I am an introvert, and I will always need my "recharge" time (I never was the type of person to be surrounded constantly by people), I really miss having those few people who actually cared about the real me. I have instead been placing that level of importance on people I have met in games, and eventually each and every one of them have let me down. In the gaming world, it's too easy for people to only show their best faces: you never get to know who they really are. To put it simply, they can edit the final product. I find that eventually, once I let these people in to see the real me, inevitably they either lose interest or can't handle that level of interaction; and I wind up hurt and wondering what I did wrong. I'm tired of doubting myself and thinking that I can't be myself. I want real friends again.

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I am not an on-line gamer. 

I am not an on-line gamer. I play pull tabs by the thousands. I found this site and I can relate to everythng I have read so far. I feel hopeful about this. Can I belong to this organization?

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Welcome, Cristina. Our only

Welcome, Cristina. Our only requirement for membership is the desire to stop gaming. Please read the info here -

http://www.olganon.org/?q=becoming_a_member_of_olga

Acceptance. When I am disturbed, it is because a person, place, thing, or situation is unacceptable to me. I find no serenity until I accept my life as being exactly the way it is meant to be. Nothing happens in God’s world by mistake.  Acknowledge the problem, but live the solution!

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