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  1. G.T.
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    This Wednesday, we will be primarily focused on Money's Influence on people.

    Our secondary topic if we get to it: Technology's influence on people.

    Please, feel free to leave info, thoughts/tidbits here.


    -Hi Def Society
    Dyce, GT, Lone & Sammy

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    I like the part about the influence of technology on people. That could be a long, long, long discussion.

    Cool stuff.

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    Posts off topic and inflammatory in nature will be deleted. Please stick to the topic, because we as hosts need to weed through this thread if posters would like their thoughts heard and we're not sifting through b.s.

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    About the technology (cell phones in particular) - being a couple that attends MANY sporting events, it's amazing how many people there are glued to their phones.

    It's EXPENSIVE to go to a ball game (especially if you eat/drink there) - yet, they are on the phone....

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    I think that a long discussion about how portable devices, equipped with quick access to social media, have changed many people's lives, imo, not for the better, would be a good discussion

    Alone, the instances of car deaths due to texting while driving is pretty damned scary.

    And the number of extra-marital affairs / declarations of divorce, etc, that happen over social media, is pretty damned astounding.

    It's as if people think that portable devices have the answers to life's questions in them....

    ...and it's as if people throw common sense completely out the window when they are dealing with their portables.

    Not to mention the legal ramifications of doing stuff that can, at some point in the future, be used in court proceedings for some reason.
     
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    Not to mention the rapid increase of identity theft and exposure for both individuals and businesses.

    I think over-all it has been a negative. But it deserves deep discussion.
     
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    Maslow's hierarchy of needs is the very basic level of money's influence on people. I mention this for two reasons. The first is that at a very basic level people that exert all of their mental and physical energy trying to obtain physiological needs are in survival mode. They can't Kant or Gauguin or pursue any interests, reflect on the state of affairs of the world, etc.

    The second reason is that this is the line of attack used to instill fear via political propaganda and essentially money's influence on people.
     
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    TECHNOLOGY -----
    (1) Human advancement
    (2) Expanding man's understanding
    (3) Replacing the burden of task
    (4) Tremendous advancements in communication
    (5) Reducing cost
    (6) Tremendous advancements in Transportation
    (7) Work time reduction
    (8) Tremendous advancement in medicine and health care
    (9) Responsible for automation and innovation
    (10) Tremendous advancements in energy development, energy exploration, and energy conservation
    (11) Discovery and development of synthetic materials
    (12) Responsible for modernizing armies and providing security
    (13) Tremendous advancements in all disciplines of entertainment
    (14) Tremendous advancements in residential and commercial construction
    (15) Tremendous advancements in food production, preservation, and preparation
    (16) Responsible for instrumental study of our environment, climate, and the quality of air and water

    MONEY'S INFLUENCE ON PEOPLE -----
    (1) Greed
    (2) Corruption
    (3) Determines lifestyles and activities
    (4) Power
    (5) Influence
    (6) Enables and provides the ability to help others
    (7) Enables people to realize ambitions and dreams
    (8) Determines economic and social status
    (9) Causes jealousy and envy
    (10) Causes marriage, family, and relationship problems
     
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    People who think money dossnt buy happiness never had any.

    Discuss that.
     
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