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Lowest common denominator?
RaakamToo many years...CanadalandRegistered Userregular
A few nights ago, couple friends and I were having a discussion about the internet as a whole and its potential. Clearly, the internet is essentially the biggest cesspool imaginable. While it is an incredible learning tool for those that want to use it that way, it's mostly a porn haven. This isn't news to anyone; but the weird thing, is that you can really find some disturbing and really horrifying stuff on it very easily. You don't even have to go looking for this sort of shit, it just gets spammed to your inbox anyway.
I'm sure even back in the olden egyptian days, you could find some random piece of papyrus that depicted a stick figure humping an anubis hieroglyph. We did the same with the printing press, photography, tv and movies and went for porn and violence. The web just took it to another level because it allowed direct input from everyone. Is this a proper reflection of our society, or is this what mankind is when you reduce it to the lowest common denominator? Sex and violence?