Is it worth it?. . iitt IT IS i'. >3 billion hours a week. casuals. Videogames games
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User avatar #7 - britexplain (06/07/2014) [-]
>3 billion hours a week.

******* casuals.
#44 to #7 - Toshiro (06/07/2014) [-]
Yeah I know, I put that on in a month.
Yeah I know, I put that on in a month.
#15 - anotheroneonearth (06/07/2014) [-]
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#31 - dublies (06/07/2014) [-]
Only 3 billion?

what are u? a casul?
#53 - scottysglasses (06/07/2014) [-]
If you knew the source, she's actually pro-gamer.   
And has Multiple TED Talks about how gaming improves our lives
If you knew the source, she's actually pro-gamer.
And has Multiple TED Talks about how gaming improves our lives
User avatar #56 to #53 - nicoquitemad (06/07/2014) [-]
Orly? Damn.
#63 to #53 - trustust (06/07/2014) [-]
Yeah they took the screenshot really out of context, I've seen that talk too.
#57 - krokberg (06/07/2014) [-]
Imagine if computers, cellphones and television was removed from the world. People would finally get off their asses and ... reinvent computers, cellphones and television.
Imagine if computers, cellphones and television was removed from the world. People would finally get off their asses and ... reinvent computers, cellphones and television.
User avatar #100 to #57 - thefuzzywalrus (06/07/2014) [-]
dude yeah anything to escape reality
User avatar #111 to #100 - hakurai (06/08/2014) [-]
"Escape reality" Yeah, no. Going outside gets boring. It always was for me, I'd rather just sit in my room and do nothing instead of going outside. More fun.
User avatar #121 to #111 - thefuzzywalrus (06/10/2014) [-]
my thoughts exactly
#14 - derpination (06/07/2014) [-]
It's society's fault. We live in a society with a sense of apathy, a sense of decline. Why bother trying to strive for anything better? It's become so hard to simply go out there and do something because of all the sticky red tape society has put around every new idea. You want to own a small business? You need to get a loan. You need a loan? Go to a bank. "Sorry sir, we can't give you a loan because you have no proof of income. You have no experience." You try to explain to them that that's why you want your business, purely to MAKE an income and GET experience. But tough. They tell you "You're not worth the risk."
So maybe get a degree? Yes. Get a degree. Lumbered with a 20 year loan before you even get a proper job. You better hope that degree is in something financial too - our academics are, for the large part, working 60 hour weeks and get 40 hours of pay.
So get a business degree. Get a degree in finance. Or economics. God help you if you decide to do a science or an art. Because you'll be paying back that loan for so long, you'll never get to experience what the human spirit needs to thrive - a love, a family life and comfortable surroundings.
A society always starts with revolution, and always proceeds towards stagnation. Sadly for us, our society is becoming stagnant. So don't tell us playing computer games or getting wasted or having infidelities or smoking drugs is a waste of time - society has already sold out our generation and we know it.

Wake us up when it's time to revolt with some modern day Julius Caesar, and until then, leave us the **** alone.
User avatar #70 to #14 - dwarfman (06/07/2014) [-]
You had a good point until you advocated for a dictator. And yes Caesar was a dictator, he was THE DICTATOR.
User avatar #79 to #70 - marinepenguin (06/07/2014) [-]
He doesn't mean a dictator, he meant Julius Caesar as in a leader to get us out of this **** . Julius Caesar only took over the Roman Empire because he realized that the Senate was corrupt as **** and he removed them from power. His end goal was to reinstate the republic before he died, he didn't want for Rome to have an Emperor with absolute power. He wanted to cleanse the senate and start new, get back to the roots of the empire that made it great. It's a lot like what we need here in America. Career politicians mostly with their own agendas, putting their family members in high positions of powerful companies, leading to the separation of lower classes and higher classes. We need a purge.
User avatar #80 to #79 - dwarfman (06/07/2014) [-]
We need a purge? Cite me an instance in history were that ******* worked. Every time they came promising the world only to be stabbed in the back, or corrupted themselves. No your childish notions of how to save the world will doom us all.
User avatar #82 to #80 - marinepenguin (06/07/2014) [-]
Jesus you misunderstood my entire post. I wasn't putting forth a way to "save the world", I was putting forth the fact that like rome before Caesar, our government is corrupt as **** . And was defending the fact that the original comment wasn't advocating for a dictator.

The simple fact of humanity, and the world, is that everything deteriorates, becomes corrupt, and eventually declines.
#86 to #82 - dwarfman (06/07/2014) [-]
Rome post Caesar was less corrupt? Are you 			********		 ME? Let's look at the man himself: Knocked up a foreign leader and gave her claim on the empire that lead to a massive civil war in his death, real paragon of a just society there. The same people that killed Julius ruled afterwords, until Augustus brought them into line, yet his enlightened rule started the decline of representation in the empire, and left them with Emperors such as Caligula, and Nero. Bye the time the empire was in free fall the each legion named an Emperor even while the barbarian hordes beset them! All this in an atmosphere of racism and distrust of foreigners that caused them to betray the Goths and led them to sack Rome. Yeah society real enlightened after Caesar lemme tell ya what.   
   
As for the rest: Society becomes apathetic, the system becomes corrupt. This happened to us in the 1920s, and led to the Great Depression. If it wasn't for the strong leadership of FDR we wouldn't have emerged from that. At the same time we had actual fascist sympathizers who wished to install such a regime in our country, anarchists, and communists (who actually had an argue as capitalism had "failed). Today is the same 			*******		 thing with the Tea party replacing the fascists, ultra liberals calling for socialism, and idiots willing to listen to either. No a 			*******		 purge is not the key. We needed an FDR instead we got two Taft presidents and a pack of idiots convinced their parties are the key, and will only make it worse.
Rome post Caesar was less corrupt? Are you ******** ME? Let's look at the man himself: Knocked up a foreign leader and gave her claim on the empire that lead to a massive civil war in his death, real paragon of a just society there. The same people that killed Julius ruled afterwords, until Augustus brought them into line, yet his enlightened rule started the decline of representation in the empire, and left them with Emperors such as Caligula, and Nero. Bye the time the empire was in free fall the each legion named an Emperor even while the barbarian hordes beset them! All this in an atmosphere of racism and distrust of foreigners that caused them to betray the Goths and led them to sack Rome. Yeah society real enlightened after Caesar lemme tell ya what.

As for the rest: Society becomes apathetic, the system becomes corrupt. This happened to us in the 1920s, and led to the Great Depression. If it wasn't for the strong leadership of FDR we wouldn't have emerged from that. At the same time we had actual fascist sympathizers who wished to install such a regime in our country, anarchists, and communists (who actually had an argue as capitalism had "failed). Today is the same ******* thing with the Tea party replacing the fascists, ultra liberals calling for socialism, and idiots willing to listen to either. No a ******* purge is not the key. We needed an FDR instead we got two Taft presidents and a pack of idiots convinced their parties are the key, and will only make it worse.
User avatar #114 to #86 - marinepenguin (06/08/2014) [-]
I have agreed with literally everything you have said, especially in the rest of your comments with derpination. I just think I have presented my points awfully.
#115 to #114 - dwarfman (06/08/2014) [-]
I do the same thing, I don't have the patience half the time Lurking here recently I've seen utter ******** from anti-vaccinations, Nazi Antifeminism, Jews behind 9/11, Holocaust didn't happen, and a bunch of other **** that even if I sat down and spoke with them calmly and presented evidence they'd still call me a Shill/Jew sympathizer. and as a result come off as being a prick. Which in truth I am. Brain Dunning may advocate treating tinfoil hat wearers nicely, I however do not.
User avatar #116 to #115 - marinepenguin (06/08/2014) [-]
That's understandable, after seeing so many people just be blatantly wrong or ignorant about things and I'm sure I'm like that in many subjects , I also tend to have a short fuse in certain situations.

No offense was taken on my side.
User avatar #102 to #86 - dwarfman (06/07/2014) [-]
Also **** off Derpination, present a counter argument or stop being a cunt.
#103 to #102 - derpination (06/07/2014) [-]
Well... Julius Caesar was really meant to be an example of a great leader, somebody who ultimately led (Despite corruption) Rome to be better off than it originally was.

Some comments seem to talk about aggression and war, but that's not really true. War does NOT make a civilisation powerful. Expansion and technology makes a civilisation powerful. Why are we so busy fighting these wars over a world of limited resources when there are billions of planets out there waiting to be cultivated, if only we could figure out how to put the pieces we have together?

I assure you, however, I meant Julius Caesar in the sense of being a great and popular leader who gave his civilisation a real direction. Maybe it doesn't need to be a great leader - the US was founded on the Constitution, after all. My point is, however, that we need a common goal... we need direction.
#104 to #103 - dwarfman (06/07/2014) [-]
Neither side has presented a leader worth a damn to fall in line behind. Even worse you have the pretenders that small minorities treat like a messiah **** you Ron Paul . Julius is a poor example. Augustus walked into Rome, proclaimed himself as Emperor, beat down Marc and his whore, added Egypt into the empire, then proceeded to piss all over the senate and their corrupt ways.

As of right now Teddy and FDR are rolling in their graves, and we still haven't reregulated those responsible. You talked about red tape? Yeah the average joe blow doesn't need it, even if you **** up only your **** is at risk, with the largest companies, they **** up we're all at risk.
#106 to #104 - derpination (06/07/2014) [-]
If we gain more resources, it will give people more freedom with their money, and it will allow them to do what they really want to. But that can't happen under our current system - we have government elects for 4 or 5 years who sell out to try and remain in office.

Meanwhile, we have banks telling the whole economy how much it needs them, whilst at the same time bleeding it dry. It all needs to change.
User avatar #107 to #106 - dwarfman (06/07/2014) [-]
The founders separated Church and State, they failed to separate the third: Business. The Federal government, as set up by Teddy, and continued by every president Red or blue, until the second rate actor Regan, were supposed to be watch dogs. Simple laws would fix this: term limits, remove citizens united, forbid senators/congressmen/presidents from becoming lobbyists when they retire. Our parents allowed this to happen when they put Regan in power, and now we're feeling the consequences.

We some how manage to fix that, the rest will fall into place. The biggest threat to our freedoms will always be internal, our founders warned us about that. You want me to even go futurist here? If we finally tackle the corruption, we'll have a new enemy: China, and would have to combat their undo influence on us. I want that to happen, I want the second cold war as it would be the catalyst to spur advancement.
#108 to #107 - derpination (06/07/2014) [-]
Firstly, I completely agree with the statement on banks, and with Reagan - in fact, it can be traced back to the repeal of the 1933 Glass-Steagall act, which separated commercial and investment banking en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glass%E2%80%93Steagall_Legislation

Secondly, whilst I agree that wars generally do lead to advancements in technology, why does it have to be this way? Why can't we (I'm a Brit, by the way, but I include the US and the EU as a team) just go and start doing our own thing without giving a care to China? Why do we need the fear of war to do great things?
#109 to #108 - dwarfman (06/07/2014) [-]
Competition and Strife breed innovation. Ya know why Europeans and the Chinese were more advanced than Africa or the new world? In the later they had plenty of resources and conflicts weren't a matter of life or death for the populace With the big exception of Mexico, as the Aztecs sought to sacrifice their neighbors to their gods, consequently they were far more advanced than most. Europe has had ethnic strife for it's entire existence, and if you'd notice technological advancement in the Roman empire slowed to a crawl when they basically owned the world. China had the same environment during the waring states period, then again when the mongol tribes threatened their northern boarder.

Now it doesn't need to be war. You know how those hippie bastards say civilization will end when we run out of oil? That's ******* dumb. When it even starts to show that it is unsustainable Here's a hint: that's now , the economy will respond and innovate. Right now we have two big energy companies that are seeking alternatives: Shell and Exxon-Mobile. Ya know why their gas costs so much more? They're offsetting their R&D budgets.

That's the crux of what causes human beings to technologically advance: To take what your neighbor has, to defend against your neighbors, or mother nature decides she really doesn't like us.

Zombie Reagan semirelated.
#105 to #104 - derpination (06/07/2014) [-]
Then perhaps Augustus is a far better example - I won't refute that. And I completely agree with you - you look at arseholes like Dick Fuld who collapsed a major bank and plunged thousands into debt and home repossession, I completely agree. And yet, at the same time, you have people like my professors (Physicists) trying to figure out how the universe works, who barely get to see their own kids because they spend so long studying and researching.

We need to take money away from all the finance and the faff and bureaucracy, and we need to give it to expansive industries - space flight, particle physics, chemical companies, computing, etc etc... and we need to use those new technologies to expand our resources (For example, Virgin Galactic is looking to try to start mining asteroids - something I wholeheartedly agree with).
#51 to #14 - rockerforlife (06/07/2014) [-]
I don't know man, you can't really blame everything on "society," like society is everyone, it is our generation (the one you said society sold out), we are all the collective society, and it's 			*******		 random. Society is the synthesis of those who are apathetic, those who care, the intelligent, the dumb, the conservative, the liberal, et cetera. While I admit the job process you outlined is pretty 			******		, it doesn't have to be, there can be change, but you're right, a lot of people are apathetic, but not because of "society."    
   
   
To be honest, anyone can pretty much do anything, you just gotta pull an Andrew Jackson, Napoleon or Julius Caesar and get off their ass, learn to make speeches, learn to strategize, have passion and do something great.
I don't know man, you can't really blame everything on "society," like society is everyone, it is our generation (the one you said society sold out), we are all the collective society, and it's ******* random. Society is the synthesis of those who are apathetic, those who care, the intelligent, the dumb, the conservative, the liberal, et cetera. While I admit the job process you outlined is pretty ****** , it doesn't have to be, there can be change, but you're right, a lot of people are apathetic, but not because of "society."


To be honest, anyone can pretty much do anything, you just gotta pull an Andrew Jackson, Napoleon or Julius Caesar and get off their ass, learn to make speeches, learn to strategize, have passion and do something great.
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User avatar #77 to #14 - nigeltheoutlaw (06/07/2014) [-]
>god forbid if you do a science

Science degrees pay well and are reliable, what are you smoking?
#83 to #77 - derpination (06/07/2014) [-]
As a physics graduate, let me tell you that I'm not smoking anything. One of my professors, and I quote this, told me about his living standards;

"I arrived at 8:15am today, which was late for me, and then I work until 6:30pm. When I get home, I do a few more hours work before tucking my kids into bed."

This man is currently working on particle phenomenology.

They have sold us lies, when it comes to science. "There will always be a job for a scientist!"

Completely untrue. And, even if you DO happen to get a job in the science sector, you will either find yourself feeling unfulfilled (Industry work) or underpaid/overstretched (Academic work).
User avatar #118 to #83 - nigeltheoutlaw (06/09/2014) [-]
www.bls.gov/ooh/life-physical-and-social-science/physicists-and-astronomers.htm

10 percent growth rate is pretty dang good. One anecdotal experience doesn't change the overall trend.
#120 to #118 - derpination (06/10/2014) [-]
www.bls.gov/ooh/life-physical-and-social-science/physicists-and-astronomers.htm#tab-6

Read the little bit under job prospects. I quote;

"Competition for permanent research appointments, such as those at colleges and universities, is expected to be strong. Increasingly, those with a Ph.D. need to work through multiple postdoctoral appointments before finding a permanent position. In addition, the number of research proposals submitted for funding has been growing faster than the amount of funds available, causing more competition for research grants.

Despite competition for traditional research jobs, prospects should be good for physicists in applied research, development, and related technical fields. Graduates with any academic degree in physics or astronomy, from bachelor’s degree to doctorate, will find their knowledge of science and mathematics useful for entry into many other occupations."

i.e., exactly what I said to begin with! You are either underpaid for doing something you love (Because competition for that job is so strong) or you have a completely unfulfilling industry job (i.e., applied research, development and related technical fields).
#119 to #118 - derpination (06/10/2014) [-]
1) That's a projected figure
2) The number of projected new jobs is 2,400 over a 10 year period

So that's an increase of 240 jobs per year for the next 10 years...
...now think of how many physics students graduate.
User avatar #21 to #14 - yourmomismyhostage (06/07/2014) [-]
This. ****** real talk time ****** .

I try not to look at it THAT negatively, but at the end of the day, I always end up doing so. I've been saying this for years, we need a war or something that is totally devastating to get us out of this era of apathy, selfishness, and materialism. Nobody, at least in America, gives a **** about anything anymore except for entertainment. We need the happening.
#43 to #4 - navien (06/07/2014) [-]
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User avatar #122 to #4 - masterofone (07/03/2014) [-]
what the **** i don' t remember posting this haha
User avatar #9 to #4 - dreadedsin (06/07/2014) [-]
And 40 nights.

Can't forget about the 40 nights.
#26 - Lintutu (06/07/2014) [-]
there is not enough time to play everything
there is not enough time to play everything
#39 to #26 - atomicman (06/07/2014) [-]
now you mention I've got over 50 games on Steam I only played like 30 minutes
#48 to #39 - icedcarbon (06/07/2014) [-]
I've got 160 of my own... and about 80 from steam family sharing and I havent played half of them... not to mention there are 100s more games I want to play that are not on steam.
#50 to #48 - atomicman (06/07/2014) [-]
28 untouched games here. 1/3 of my games I don't even know how I got them and for some I feel ashamed A few of those games look like as if they're made with game creator for downies v2.0 .   
   
 I once bought a RPG maker(you know that 			****		 probably) assuming it was an old school rpg and thinking of it makes me angry. Never touched it again because it would enrage me again. Paid 60 euro
28 untouched games here. 1/3 of my games I don't even know how I got them and for some I feel ashamed A few of those games look like as if they're made with game creator for downies v2.0 .

I once bought a RPG maker(you know that **** probably) assuming it was an old school rpg and thinking of it makes me angry. Never touched it again because it would enrage me again. Paid 60 euro
User avatar #25 - crankykankri (06/07/2014) [-]
I went outside once... the graphics were amazing, but the story was a piece of **** .
#60 to #25 - doctorprofessornv (06/07/2014) [-]
I don't know, I've had a pretty good experience so far.   
< The server mods can be a bit overbearing at times though
I don't know, I've had a pretty good experience so far.
< The server mods can be a bit overbearing at times though
User avatar #32 to #25 - satrenkotheone (06/07/2014) [-]
They said the story would be immersive and have lots of interactions and random encounters. I've felt immersed in the story but the interactions suck because my character can barely talk. Random encounters? Never.
User avatar #36 to #32 - crankykankri (06/07/2014) [-]
Precisely.
User avatar #37 to #25 - johnnyiscool (06/07/2014) [-]
Yeah, and the NPCs are ******* assholes
User avatar #38 to #37 - crankykankri (06/07/2014) [-]
Also the Easter eggs are nowhere to be seen.
User avatar #75 to #38 - lolwutbbqsauce (06/07/2014) [-]
I think there is a world event about once every year where you can find a bunch of easter eggs but I personally haven't found them.
User avatar #85 to #75 - crankykankri (06/07/2014) [-]
what event would that be?
User avatar #89 to #85 - lolwutbbqsauce (06/07/2014) [-]
Its an event the developers call easter
User avatar #90 to #89 - crankykankri (06/07/2014) [-]
I have heard of this celebration, isn't it some sort of human tradition?
User avatar #92 to #90 - lolwutbbqsauce (06/07/2014) [-]
yeah if you choose a human in character creation, its a racial passive that activates some time in april
User avatar #96 to #92 - crankykankri (06/07/2014) [-]
Wait, there's a character creation screen? The game gave me no such option.
User avatar #22 - froghole (06/07/2014) [-]
if it wasn't video games it would be something as equally pointless. we have the need to be entertained.
User avatar #23 to #22 - froghole (06/07/2014) [-]
edit, video games are not pointless, they are awesome.
User avatar #6 - trencher (06/07/2014) [-]
>3 billion hours a week
last time i checked a week was only 168 hours
User avatar #8 to #6 - warioteam (06/07/2014) [-]
not sure if sirius, but its talking about everyone who plays videogames hours at once.
which is ******* stupid, you can make anything sound bad if you do that.
"we spend 31 billion hours on the toilet each week.

...is it really worth it?"
User avatar #12 to #8 - jewsburninindaoven (06/07/2014) [-]
We spend 5 billion hours playing video games on the toilet each week
#18 to #12 - anon (06/07/2014) [-]
Thats more than we spend on video games alone...
User avatar #27 to #18 - lunarmage (06/07/2014) [-]
You spend 3 billion hours playing video games?
r u casul?
User avatar #54 to #27 - kakariko (06/07/2014) [-]
Confirmed as casul.
User avatar #110 to #8 - Torth (06/08/2014) [-]
Sometimes I just have to poop so bad I take 1 billion hours.
User avatar #66 to #8 - kijajouteh (06/07/2014) [-]
HEY DUMBASS HE WAS BEING SARCASTIC.
#62 to #8 - trustust (06/07/2014) [-]
If I remember right this was a TED talk about the benefits of playing videogames.
But yeah depending on the context you can make anithyng sound bad.
User avatar #30 to #8 - drego (06/07/2014) [-]
Actually she wants that number to increase triple fold. IN the actual TED talk, she says that more people gaming can train an individual to develop a problem solving mentality and in harnessing that; change the world for the better.
#59 - ybrik (06/07/2014) [-]
yes, and it aint enough
yes, and it aint enough
User avatar #64 to #59 - dehnoobshow (06/07/2014) [-]
Out of context, it looks like they're headbanging to something.
User avatar #81 - sovietsamurai (06/07/2014) [-]
I heard that there was one guy who died in real life

It took 3 days to respawn, and he was only one to respawn so far
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#69 - mehturtlesareok (06/07/2014) [-]
That picture with that caption bothers me more than it should.
User avatar #46 - thebritishguy (06/07/2014) [-]
This implies that if we didn't spend that time playing videogames we would be doing something productive, when if I stopped playing videogames I would just watch more porn and find more ways to annoy my dog, so far I have built several mazes and strapped a sauage to the back of her head.
User avatar #41 - Toshiro (06/07/2014) [-]
We spend over 10,000,000,000 (10b) hrs a week using the bathroom. (average 1.45min a week times 7b population)

We spend 10b hours on crap
User avatar #42 to #41 - Toshiro (06/07/2014) [-]
1hr 45min*
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#68 - xsap (06/07/2014) [-]
mfw im a 3D artist and an animator
mfw im a 3D artist and an animator
#73 to #68 - scottysglasses (06/07/2014) [-]
Thought you were getting a masters in psychology m8
User avatar #76 to #73 - hatinonmyrolls (06/07/2014) [-]
i made that comment because sometimes that account is logged in on our main desktop, what, you wanna continue the argument?
User avatar #78 to #76 - xsap (06/07/2014) [-]
"our main computer" excuse you, this is MY computer
User avatar #113 to #78 - scottysglasses (06/08/2014) [-]
That made me giggle
User avatar #112 to #76 - scottysglasses (06/08/2014) [-]
Wasn't even me arguing. I went on the profile to see if he uploaded any work, as i'm an animator too. But then found that, and thought i found a snake in the grass
User avatar #74 to #73 - xsap (06/07/2014) [-]
i didn't even make that comment, that's my brother... him, me and my little brother share this account cuz its on autosave
#10 - aslypancake (06/07/2014) [-]
I dunno what I'd do without books, friends, and vidya.
#2 - theXsjados ONLINE (06/06/2014) [-]
www.ted.com/talks/jane_mcgonigal_gaming_can_make_a_better_world
This was a TED talk about the power of video games and gamers. Basically, she thinks that crowdsourcing mixed with video games can help solve our major problems.
User avatar #19 to #2 - ubadubba (06/07/2014) [-]
I saw it too. So basically, it's worth it indeed.
User avatar #101 - elcreepo (06/07/2014) [-]
3 billion hours isn't a lot for seven billion people

That's essentially three billion people playing for only an hour a week
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