Message from Ben Rainsford - OH in Nice Respectable People Group #general
The opening riff...Prong... Steady Decline?
I feel like there's this awkward gap between gen X-ers and millennials. There are many shared experiences, but the fact we grew up with Internet and social media kind of sets us apart in some ways.
It does. But if the interwebs ever fails we remember how to do stuff without it. Well, barely, but still.
But I know what you mean, I have often thought the same thing. Nonetheless I still make an effort to get some of the dynamics of the way millennials communicate and language and stuff, I think a lot of it is cool.
Eh, I've been on the internet since like early high school, and had a computer long before that.
So it's not like Gen X'ers are complete web retards.
At least not me.
I just started college when internet came
I'm glad I didn't grow up with the internet and smart phones and all that.
I had to go out irl and play with real kids.
And get real sunlight.
without my face buried in that stupid device 24/7
My nephew (13) just sits on the couch playing on his ipad all the time.
I played outside, rode bikes, skateboarded, etc.
My house didn't have a computer till I was 12, so most of my childhood was pretty normal. I had how often my little sister is online though. I'm glad she has sports to tether her to real friends
Cell phones changed alot about the world too. It's very different now. Before when your friend wasn't home you'd just have to drive around and hope you find them.
That was the fun part!
Just go knocking on friends doors until one could come out and play. 😃
Cell phone addiction in youths is a real and common thing. Got a cousin who would classify as a poster child for literal phone addiction, sad.
I wouldn't consider myself a primitivist by any means, but if I eventually hadchildren they would be taught to view technology as a tool rather than an integral part of life.
I'm addicted to hanging out with people who look like me. Am I crazy?
Define "people who look like you"
Yeah, it was fun. Usually able to use looking for friend as excuse to look for girls
Yeah cell phone addiction is real
Phones are bad though, yeah, that 5G is going to fry us.
I just hope exposure to cell phones doesn't become the "turns out smoking is bad" of our era
I just laughed hella loud
There's some data suggesting that might be the case, unfortunately
ive seen iffy stuff about 5G...no clue about the older tech though.
don't worry, once they get AI working properly, it will take over and enslave us all anyways. 👌🏻
Identity Hominibvs when?
that's what Trumps Space Force is for. save us from SkyNet