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The internet theory

NH03NH03 Registered User regular
edited November 2008 in Games and Technology
Let me start by saying I have been on the internet since I was 10 years old. I think its fair to say the internet has brought us a lot of good things over the years and a lot of bad things.

Now, the internet is one giant pool of information and thoughts collected in pictures, text, and thoughts typed out, contrived of and given life by other peoples impressions. Think of the internet as mind food for a second, much like reading a book for knowledge is. Now you can either feed on smart information, read other peoples feelings on daily life, or learn something completely new and different than what you're used to.

The internet is shaping your every day lives. Depending on what you read and see, be it junk thoughts or smart thoughts, video games or politics, game design or hype for something new. The internet is not only created for information for you to form your own opinion on but to shape how we think.

How we read something and when we read something affects our brain much more than what you see on the news, or what you saw on television last night. Solely because we are constantly reading about it and seeing it, it helps drive the point even further. The repetitive nature of the internet is its sure genius.

You are what you eat after all.

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  • kedinikkedinik Captain of Industry Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    Came expecting a posting of John Gabriel's Greater Internet Dickwad Theory, left disappointed.

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  • BurtletoyBurtletoy Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    Okay.

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  • DondumsDondums Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    Maine is very close to Canada

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  • redraptorredraptor Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    I want to kiss you on the mouth.

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  • noir_bloodnoir_blood Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    I wish I had a clever retort.

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  • ZackSchillingZackSchilling Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    If the internet is food for your brain, this thread is a mixture of maltodextrin and xanthan gum.

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  • UnbreakableVowUnbreakableVow Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    kedinik wrote: »
    Came expecting a posting of John Gabriel's Greater Internet Dickwad Theory, left disappointed.

    Same.

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  • lowlylowlycooklowlylowlycook Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    The internet is a series of cardboard tubes.

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  • KelorKelor Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    kedinik wrote: »
    Came expecting a posting of John Gabriel's Greater Internet Dickwad Theory, left disappointed.

    Same.

    What about this?

    I am so glad that thread is still around.

    Edit: Also note that after 4 years Tube is still ice cold.

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  • Page-Page- Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    Dondums wrote: »
    Maine is very close to Canada

    Watch it, buddy.

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  • ZackSchillingZackSchilling Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
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  • DelzhandDelzhand Hard to miss. Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
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    I see that.

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  • AntihippyAntihippy Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    Reading and knowing things shapes the way people think?

    I DISAGREE.

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  • UtsanomikoUtsanomiko Bros before Does Rollin' in the thlayRegistered User regular
    edited November 2008
    The cool thing about being 16 is you think you're suddenly brilliant.

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  • redraptorredraptor Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    Utsanomiko wrote: »
    The cool thing about being 16 is you think you're suddenly brilliant.

    Well he's been reading things on the internet for six years in that case. Think of the amount of sheer absorbtion.

    Or alternatively...
    Utsanomiko wrote: »
    The cool thing about being high is you think you're suddenly brilliant.

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  • UnbreakableVowUnbreakableVow Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    The Internet is actually a massive data processing system capable of controlling information on a global scale. That's right. The system's a social device for maintaining the government's control. In this day and age, information emerges from every direction, and is freely distributed...a variety of information - gathered by servers employing the latest in high-speed communication networks - and P2P technology - is rapidly circulated to individuals. In fact, the speed of this circulation process is accelerating on an almost daily basis. The government seem to be afraid of this development. Apparently, they believe that their role will shift from dominant to dominated. Look at it like this; political scandal, corporate corruption...up until now, the government has managed to keep a lid on these and other self-serving events. But with their existing data processing system, they are no longer able to effectively control the flow of information generated at the individual level. With their newly created system, they can fully regulate digital information. High-level information can be categorized in stages, given clearance levels, and deleted as necessary - never to be seen by the public. By deleting such information, the government can shape the course of history as they see fit. No one should catch on, as the memory capacity - not to mention the life span - of the average individual is extremely limited. On the other hand, digital information lasts virtually forever...it doesn't deteriorate.

    The alphabet... twenty-six letters, right? It could've been thirty letters. What if the 4 deleted letters were controlled by a program? Not impossible...in fact, something similar is already underway.

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  • DelzhandDelzhand Hard to miss. Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    Utsanomiko wrote: »
    The cool thing about being 16 is you think you're suddenly brilliant.

    And the cool thing about PA is that we put people in their place. Makes us seem like dicks, but the sooner someone realizes their "unique and original thoughts" aren't, they're forced to either

    A) Defend themselves and thus improve their arguments, opening the path to actual unique thoughts

    B) Act like self-righteous geniuses and we're the idiots, making it known that they can be safely avoided

    both of which are pretty good outcomes for the world-at-large, though I'd prefer the first.

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  • UtsanomikoUtsanomiko Bros before Does Rollin' in the thlayRegistered User regular
    edited November 2008
    What if... we are in the Matrix?

    ...What if the Matrix is within all of us?




    Is there a Santa Claus?

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  • AkimboEGAkimboEG Mr. Fancypants Wears very fine pants indeedRegistered User regular
    edited November 2008
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    oh i see what you did thar har har

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  • ZombiemamboZombiemambo Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    Delzhand wrote: »
    Utsanomiko wrote: »
    The cool thing about being 16 is you think you're suddenly brilliant.

    And the cool thing about PA is that we put people in their place. Makes us seem like dicks, but the sooner someone realizes their "unique and original thoughts" aren't, they're forced to either

    A) Defend themselves and thus improve their arguments, opening the path to actual unique thoughts

    B) Act like self-righteous geniuses and we're the idiots, making it known that they can be safely avoided

    both of which are pretty good outcomes for the world-at-large, though I'd prefer the first.

    You know, it's a really bad misconception that we are somehow better than the rest of the internet, that we're all smart people and we make sure the unwashed masses stay away from our nerd paradise. But the truth is this place is full of retards, just like any other place, and the people "we put in their place(s)" are people we don't agree with.

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  • AntihippyAntihippy Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    Delzhand wrote: »
    Utsanomiko wrote: »
    The cool thing about being 16 is you think you're suddenly brilliant.

    And the cool thing about PA is that we put people in their place. Makes us seem like dicks, but the sooner someone realizes their "unique and original thoughts" aren't, they're forced to either

    A) Defend themselves and thus improve their arguments, opening the path to actual unique thoughts

    B) Act like self-righteous geniuses and we're the idiots, making it known that they can be safely avoided

    both of which are pretty good outcomes for the world-at-large, though I'd prefer the first.

    You know, it's a really bad misconception that we are somehow better than the rest of the internet, that we're all smart people and we make sure the unwashed masses stay away from our nerd paradise. But the truth is this place is full of retards, just like any other place, and the people "we put in their place(s)" are people we don't agree with.

    People who don't agree with me are retards anyway.

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  • meatflowermeatflower Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    I'm missing the part here that's a theory.

    People read things, they think about those things, those thoughts affect future thoughts. Oh wait...olol internet. Fucking brilliant.

    UnbreakableVow? Now there's a (crackpot) theory. Good job.

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  • UnbreakableVowUnbreakableVow Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    meatflower wrote: »
    UnbreakableVow? Now there's a (crackpot) theory. Good job.

    It's not mine actually, but apparently critics loved it when it was put into a fictional work.

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  • meatflowermeatflower Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    I must've missed it, probably gut-wrenchingly obvious.

    You could be describing Deus Ex, a little.

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  • BlueBlueBlueBlue Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    You know, it's a really bad misconception that we are somehow better than the rest of the internet, that we're all smart people and we make sure the unwashed masses stay away from our nerd paradise. But the truth is this place is full of retards, just like any other place, and the people "we put in their place(s)" are people we don't agree with.

    Maybe you have not been to the rest of the internet?

    Or maybe PA has a secret fanfic section that I fortunately don't know about.

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  • ZombiemamboZombiemambo Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    meatflower wrote: »
    UnbreakableVow? Now there's a (crackpot) theory. Good job.

    It's not mine actually, but apparently critics loved it when it was put into a fictional work.

    Are you sure? Because this wouldn't be the first time you've shown yourself to be monumentally stupid

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  • ZackSchillingZackSchilling Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    Delzhand wrote: »
    Utsanomiko wrote: »
    The cool thing about being 16 is you think you're suddenly brilliant.

    And the cool thing about PA is that we put people in their place. Makes us seem like dicks, but the sooner someone realizes their "unique and original thoughts" aren't, they're forced to either

    A) Defend themselves and thus improve their arguments, opening the path to actual unique thoughts

    B) Act like self-righteous geniuses and we're the idiots, making it known that they can be safely avoided

    both of which are pretty good outcomes for the world-at-large, though I'd prefer the first.

    You know, it's a really bad misconception that we are somehow better than the rest of the internet, that we're all smart people and we make sure the unwashed masses stay away from our nerd paradise. But the truth is this place is full of retards, just like any other place, and the people "we put in their place(s)" are people we don't agree with.

    Misconception. Check
    Full of retards. Check
    People we don't agree with. No

    I mean, yeah, sometimes. See: full of retards. See also: Starcraft thread.

    I don't think OP is a retard. I also don't disagree. I CAN'T disagree because I have absolutely no idea what the point of it is. It was something like "the internet has changed us", but there is absolutely no content or analysis as to how or why.

    The result is contentless nonsense, which is coincidentally what a great deal of the internet is. The internet changes us indeed. Combine that with the allusion in the thread title and you've got a laugh.

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  • UnbreakableVowUnbreakableVow Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    meatflower wrote: »
    UnbreakableVow? Now there's a (crackpot) theory. Good job.

    It's not mine actually, but apparently critics loved it when it was put into a fictional work.

    Are you sure? Because this wouldn't be the first time you've shown yourself to be monumentally stupid

    Well, that was certainly called for.

    Also fits right in with your theory about deeming people who disagree with you stupid/retarded/etc.

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  • DixonDixon Screwed...possibly doomed CanadaRegistered User regular
    edited November 2008
    I just want to say I had been here when someone brings up this thread 4 years down the road.

    In response delzhand's post - I don't think were smarter then everyone else, just more cautious of what we post. We try to be careful of what we say, as one slip up can result in pretty much full blown from every member of the boards, including the mods.
    Then when someone does start a retarded topic everyone see's it as a call to arms and blows that fucker away. I don't know...works for me
    I

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  • BasilBasil Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    Witch burnings are more fun when you're with friends.

    Marshmallow?

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  • ZombiemamboZombiemambo Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    meatflower wrote: »
    UnbreakableVow? Now there's a (crackpot) theory. Good job.

    It's not mine actually, but apparently critics loved it when it was put into a fictional work.

    Are you sure? Because this wouldn't be the first time you've shown yourself to be monumentally stupid

    Well, that was certainly called for.

    Also fits right in with your theory about deeming people who disagree with you stupid/retarded/etc.

    Well fuck, I got you mistaken for someone else who hangs around SE++ and spouts stupid shit all of the time. It's not that I just disagree with him; there really is something seriously wrong with that guy.

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  • UnbreakableVowUnbreakableVow Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    meatflower wrote: »
    UnbreakableVow? Now there's a (crackpot) theory. Good job.

    It's not mine actually, but apparently critics loved it when it was put into a fictional work.

    Are you sure? Because this wouldn't be the first time you've shown yourself to be monumentally stupid

    Well, that was certainly called for.

    Also fits right in with your theory about deeming people who disagree with you stupid/retarded/etc.

    Well fuck, I got you mistaken for someone else who hangs around SE++ and spouts stupid shit all of the time. It's not that I just disagree with him; there really is something seriously wrong with that guy.

    No, it was probably me, but I haven't stepped foot in SE++ in months (or whatever they call it now).

    I do remember you seemed to be really pissed off at me because I hated Big Fish or something, though.

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  • meatflowermeatflower Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    Dixon wrote: »
    I just want to say I had been here when someone brings up this thread 4 years down the road.

    In response delzhand's post - I don't think were smarter then everyone else, just more cautious of what we post. We try to be careful of what we say, as one slip up can result in pretty much full blown from every member of the boards, including the mods.
    Then when someone does start a retarded topic everyone see's it as a call to arms and blows that fucker away. I don't know...works for me
    I

    Yeah...this isn't a witch burning. It's "You really thought this was a well thought-out idea/"theory" that would garner good discussion? Really?".

    And I still want to know what work of fiction that crazy idea is from.

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  • ZombiemamboZombiemambo Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    meatflower wrote: »
    UnbreakableVow? Now there's a (crackpot) theory. Good job.

    It's not mine actually, but apparently critics loved it when it was put into a fictional work.

    Are you sure? Because this wouldn't be the first time you've shown yourself to be monumentally stupid

    Well, that was certainly called for.

    Also fits right in with your theory about deeming people who disagree with you stupid/retarded/etc.

    Well fuck, I got you mistaken for someone else who hangs around SE++ and spouts stupid shit all of the time. It's not that I just disagree with him; there really is something seriously wrong with that guy.

    No, it was probably me, but I haven't stepped foot in SE++ in months (or whatever they call it now).

    I do remember you seemed to be really pissed off at me because I hated Big Fish or something, though.

    Oh, so it was you!

    Glad you decided to stay away from SE++. Now excuse me while I go back.

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  • UnbreakableVowUnbreakableVow Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    meatflower wrote: »
    Dixon wrote: »
    I just want to say I had been here when someone brings up this thread 4 years down the road.

    In response delzhand's post - I don't think were smarter then everyone else, just more cautious of what we post. We try to be careful of what we say, as one slip up can result in pretty much full blown from every member of the boards, including the mods.
    Then when someone does start a retarded topic everyone see's it as a call to arms and blows that fucker away. I don't know...works for me
    I

    Yeah...this isn't a witch burning. It's "You really thought this was a well thought-out idea/"theory" that would garner good discussion? Really?".

    And I still want to know what work of fiction that crazy idea is from.

    Metal Gear Solid 2.

    Fucker is crazy.

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  • BehemothBehemoth Compulsive Seashell Collector Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    Okay.

    Nothing in the OP is remotely interesting or conducive to discussion.

    I mean, really.

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  • PeewiPeewi Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    Could someone explain to me what this thread is supposed to be about? I'm not sure.

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  • Page-Page- Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    Misconception. Check
    Full of retards. Check
    People we don't agree with. No

    I mean, yeah, sometimes. See: full of retards. See also: Starcraft thread.

    This is a blatant misrepresentation of the facts. The Starcraft thread is full of love, understanding, and pandas.

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  • meatflowermeatflower Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    Peewi wrote: »
    Could someone explain to me what this thread is supposed to be about? I'm not sure.

    It's about how the genius of the internet is its repetitiveness. Or something. Because no other media is repetitive, especially not TV. Oh lord no. And this repetitive information is changing us, it's making us think those thoughts it writes as we read them in our brain boxes. Oh yes.

    I need to stop now...yes, the rift is overtaking me.

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  • Forever ZefiroForever Zefiro cloaked in the midnight glory of an event horizonRegistered User regular
    edited November 2008
    Arsenal Gear !

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