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Old January 13th, 2018, 01:22 PM   #31
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I wouldn't doubt it. People seriously downplay the existential horror that is the modern first world. That being said, happiness isn't the most import metric for determining what is and is not a shithole, so the point is kind of moot.
YOU do not arbitrarily decide what "the most import metric" is for determining such things. YOU have a personal opinion on the matter, that's about it.
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Old January 13th, 2018, 01:34 PM   #32
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YOU do not arbitrarily decide what "the most import metric" is for determining such things. YOU have a personal opinion on the matter, that's about it.
If your interested in actually contributing to the conversation, feel free to chime in any time.
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Old January 13th, 2018, 01:35 PM   #33
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I feel like you disagree because it came out of my mouth. And here I thought I was contrarian.
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Old January 13th, 2018, 01:43 PM   #34
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I feel like you disagree because it came out of my mouth. And here I thought I was contrarian.
Or your feelings could be completely wrong. But of course you would never even consider that as being a possibility.
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Old January 13th, 2018, 01:45 PM   #35
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Or your feelings could be completely wrong. But of course you would never even consider that as being a possibility.
Well can you blame me for theorizing when you don't elaborate?
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I wouldn't doubt it. People seriously downplay the existential horror that is the modern first world. That being said, happiness isn't the most import metric for determining what is and is not a shithole, so the point is kind of moot.
What's the most important metric, iyo?
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What's the most important metric, iyo?
Well, it entirely depends on the trajectory and goals of the given society. For us and what we intend and must continue to do here in the 21st century western world, technological prowess is likely the greatest metric. A recursive simulated reality isn't going to build itself you know, certainly not when people are pining for regression in a desperate hope for meaning and personal content with life. We're so close to horizon, now is not the time to be slipping up or getting cold feet.
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Old January 13th, 2018, 03:06 PM   #38
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If your interested in actually contributing to the conversation, feel free to chime in any time.
YOU do not arbitrarily decide what is a valid contribution to the conversation.
YOU have a personal opinion on the matter and that is about it.
And I shall "chime in" pretty much any fucking time as it please me to do so.
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Old January 13th, 2018, 03:13 PM   #39
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Well, it entirely depends on the trajectory and goals of the given society. For us and what we intend and must continue to do here in the 21st century western world, technological prowess is likely the greatest metric. A recursive simulated reality isn't going to build itself you know, certainly not when people are pining for regression in a desperate hope for meaning and personal content with life. We're so close to horizon, now is not the time to be slipping up or getting cold feet.
"a recursive SIMULATED reality...?" ...
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Old January 13th, 2018, 03:48 PM   #40
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Happiness is a state of mind. Kind of a poor metric for the objective judgement of a society and it's systems, wouldn't you agree?
Of course it is. It offers nothing to compare to at all. Being happy is absolutely a state of mind.
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