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Reality Sucks

Second Skin is a visually stunning documentary about video game addiction. Following the lives of seven avid gamers, Second Skin offers an insight into World of Warcraft and Everquest players who devote a significant amount of their social life to virtual reality. While some gamers find love and romance, others play to the point of losing their jobs and being evicted. This documentary lets the gamers speak for themselves and refuses to push a single interpretation or agenda. Highly recommended!

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Anonymous

Cell phones, iPods and those who can't exist without their handhelds and laptops whereever they go are serious addicts, a vast global army of cell phone zombies. All it will take is a couple of nuke induced EMPs or a major solar flare and thye'll be crawling on all fours, dazed and confused I've worked in high tech my entire life, well over 60 years old and as much as i like technology it has gojne a long way toward contributing to the isolation and alientation that's so common

Anonymous

Cell phones, iPods and those who can't exist without their handhelds and laptops whereever they go are serious addicts, a vast global army of cell phone zombies. All it will take is a couple of nuke induced EMPs or a major solar flare and thye'll be crawling on all fours, dazed and confused I've worked in high tech my entire life, well over 60 years old and as much as i like technology it has gojne a long way toward contributing to the isolation and alientation that's so common

Rom

The institutions, organizational structure and techniques which allows the technology to be produced creates alienation. Namely State Power, taxation, welfare benefits to corporations, cartels etc. This creates massive firms/corporations both in the private sector (e.g. IBM) and in the public sector (e.g. state education). Man becomes 'a job' in a huge inefficient hierarchy taking orders from above and doing what he is told. This leads to anxiety and alienation which leads to further consumption of the products like IPods etc. A circle, hooked, screwed, dehumanized...and do not forget the system depends on this and many people earn their livelihoods because of this...state educationalists, lawyers, therapists, social workers, etc. all paid to try and help people to become better adjusted in a system that works against their better interests.

Rom

The institutions, organizational structure and techniques which allows the technology to be produced creates alienation. Namely State Power, taxation, welfare benefits to corporations, cartels etc. This creates massive firms/corporations both in the private sector (e.g. IBM) and in the public sector (e.g. state education). Man becomes 'a job' in a huge inefficient hierarchy taking orders from above and doing what he is told. This leads to anxiety and alienation which leads to further consumption of the products like IPods etc. A circle, hooked, screwed, dehumanized...and do not forget the system depends on this and many people earn their livelihoods because of this...state educationalists, lawyers, therapists, social workers, etc. all paid to try and help people to become better adjusted in a system that works against their better interests.

Anonymous

But its true, the world is a boring place. If you have to go somewhere it costs, if you want to see exotic places you find alot of tourists. There is no real adventure out there.

Anonymous

But its true, the world is a boring place. If you have to go somewhere it costs, if you want to see exotic places you find alot of tourists. There is no real adventure out there.

Anonymous

Are you kidding me? Masturbation is amazing! Alcohol occurs without chemical help! I think the time I have the most fun is when I am talking to people (quite obviously in real life) or following a brain-storm like on 4chan.

Anonymous

Are you kidding me? Masturbation is amazing! Alcohol occurs without chemical help! I think the time I have the most fun is when I am talking to people (quite obviously in real life) or following a brain-storm like on 4chan.

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