I found this and i'm cringing...

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    It's been harmful in alot of places
    Particularly with an internet connection, because the u.S regime has been using it to spread its imperialist propaganda and brain wash people. If you look at the morals of people who are on the internet alot, then they are at an all time low. Just think about gangnam style. How stupid is that. And how stupid is it that people are gravitating towards it
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    Let us not forget that Socrates was against writing and reading, on the basis that it would erode memory and make people too reliant upon books to recall the past.

    For everything you love and approve. of, there will always be someone that sees the activity as "bad".

    But in response to the assertion that the internet is full of propaganda; Perhaps they need to take a look at more traditional mass media before demonizing the free exchange of ideas on a global scale.
     
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    As I do not think you think that computers are "bad" I can agree to some that computers can be bad IF you use it TOO much (I'm talking 24/7 7 days a week) then yeah it can take a toll on your social life (Duh.) But I do not think that computers can turn your mind to mush. I will say that they are very educational and I will get a job in the technological field! (As I am getting into Information Security)
     
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    So in other words you think that computers aren't bad for society, but they're merely tools and it's up to people to choose to use them wisely.
     
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    Yeah! Thats a better way of phrasing it! I liken it to a hammer you can use it nail wood and build up society or you can bash in someone's skull! The hammer didn't make a mistake the person did!
     
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    Or a gun.
     
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    A gun is made to kill things. The gun was destined to kill something. The hammer could take 2 paths!
     
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    A gun is made to be destructive at a distance. Some of the uses of these can include, but are not limited to, hunting for food, protecting one's crops and livestock, and defense of one's family, property, or self.
     
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    Yes but through killing :P
     
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    The use of a gun isn't inherently to kill any more than the use of a hammer is to build or the use of a computer is to learn.
     
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    Yes I know that. I was using the example of the hammer to tell you that people can misuse items. Guns were made to kill and I couldn't think of another use of a gun at that moment. So I used a hammer :P
     
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    I wanted to find an item that is more specifically demonized by current society and show that the same argument still holds water.
     
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    It still does! I just used the hammer example. I just hate how society paints geeks and nerds as low lifes working on the thing that makes the world go round. Although items of controversy (Such as a gun or a computer) will get negative attention I was pointing out that a lot of people misuse the item and will paint a rather bleached appearance to such item. I do like the misuse and workarounds of some ones work (Such as hacking) and pointing out that if someone was to think out of the box (Like me and other people with good or evil intentions) they could create a work around in such item. That is what the term "Hacking" means. You can see this in the Homebrew community or the grey hat community. Misuse can be good sometimes as long as it doesn't cause pain to other people. (Which means piracy is an act of misuse but hey I do that :P )
     
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