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2010-03-23 12:00:30 PM
www.aeropause.com

Obligatory.

/hot like your Generation 1 Xbox360
 
2010-03-23 12:02:27 PM
future generations could play outside

...until they invented sex bots
 
2010-03-23 12:09:05 PM
But your star... it burns us.
 
2010-03-23 12:47:35 PM
Oh dear lord.

:-/
 
2010-03-23 12:48:56 PM
I've got a "motion control advancement" for ya, fattie: it's called "handle bars." They go on this fancy contraption known as a "bicycle."

This risk-adverse generation we're raising really makes me wanna puke.
 
2010-03-23 12:53:58 PM
I also now feel like an idiot after reading ALL of TFA. As my daddy used to tell me before I made a big purchase: "Read the fine print."
 
2010-03-23 01:03:47 PM
This is a bbspot post in disguise!
 
2010-03-23 01:11:00 PM
Carlson said a future of kids playing looks imminent, but by no means is assured. "The Earth could be destroyed by a planet-smashing asteroid, or a zombie plague could wipe out 98% of the population. I don't think we'd have to worry about kids going outside under those scenarios," he said.fark you. i'll play outside after the world's been destroyed and i'm not even a kid anymore.
 
2010-03-23 01:11:36 PM
huh, that looked just fine in preview.
 
2010-03-23 02:41:47 PM
This technology could also help the phobic woman who can only fark outside.
 
2010-03-23 02:46:08 PM
Wow. That article was so not funny.

/hippie moms can be like that
 
2010-03-23 02:47:20 PM
This is satire, right? Please, someone tell me this is satire!
 
2010-03-23 02:49:09 PM
FTA: "At this pace kids could be playing outside by 2015."

Wow. This kinda sorta reminds me of George Carlin's skit, How to Dig a Hole (new window)

"Even the simple act of playing has been taken away from children, and put on mommy's schedule in the form of "play dates". Something that should be spontaneous and free is now being rigidly planned. When does a kid ever get to sit in the yard with a stick anymore?

You know? Just sit there with a farking stick. Do today's kids even know what a stick is?

You sit in the yard with a farking stick... and you dig a farking hole. You know?

And you look at the hole, and you look at the stick... and you have a little fun. But kids don't have sticks anymore. I don't think there are any sticks left; I think they've all be recalled because of lead paint!

Who would have thought that one day, the manufacturing of sticks would outsourced to China?"
 
2010-03-23 02:49:22 PM
AbsolutTBomb's alt: ...until they invented sex bots

They have a PSA video for that.
 
2010-03-23 02:51:24 PM
alternative girlfriend: This is satire, right? Please, someone tell me this is satire!

It's from bbspot.
 
2010-03-23 02:51:52 PM
Think of playing madden 2015 with some kind of portable game system with goggles and a power-glove. You could be outside playing football!
 
2010-03-23 02:53:26 PM
Damn kids read too much these days. Go out and kill squirrels or something.
 
2010-03-23 02:54:04 PM
It's one thing to post a link, like they do here on Fark- but that site lifted all but a paragraph of the original article (it was a BB Spot posting, not whatever blogger the link went to).

Not my problem, so my panties aren't in a huge twist over it, but the good folks at BB Spot shouldn't be treated that way.
 
2010-03-23 02:56:15 PM
brilliant Brian Briggs

Since when?
 
2010-03-23 02:59:49 PM
Panty Sniffer: alternative girlfriend: This is satire, right? Please, someone tell me this is satire!

It's from bbspot.


As I rtfa, I was thinking, this is like some thing The Onion would do, except not really funny since the irony is so out it the open there is really no cleverness to it at all. In other words, something one would see on bbspot.

Then I read the thread, and some sly farker went a step further and checked the author's name, and lo and behold.
 
2010-03-23 03:02:57 PM
Carlson said a future of kids playing looks imminent, but by no means is assured. "The Earth could be destroyed by a planet-smashing asteroid, or a zombie plague could wipe out 98% of the population. I don't think we'd have to worry about kids going outside under those scenarios," he said.

I've always wondered, if zombies do appear, won't there be some unscrupulous people that will use zombies as a kind of trap, or worse, sex fetish?.
 
2010-03-23 03:05:57 PM
xanadian: I've got a "motion control advancement" for ya, fattie: it's called "handle bars.".

goodtechniques.files.wordpress.com
 
2010-03-23 03:06:29 PM
CygnusDarius: I've always wondered, if zombies do appear, won't there be some unscrupulous people that will use zombies as a kind of trap, or worse, sex fetish?.

That seems problematic. How would you not become infected yourself?
 
2010-03-23 03:07:40 PM
Sports uniforms should use this same sort of motion-control technology and motion-capture technology to capture the athlete's movements so they can be recreated in a virtual environment and have AWESOME THINGS happen.

It's like you have a seat... BEHIND THE QUARTERBACK
 
2010-03-23 03:11:43 PM
xanadian: I've got a "motion control advancement" for ya, fattie: it's called "handle bars." They go on this fancy contraption known as a "bicycle."

This risk-adverse generation we're raising really makes me wanna puke.


we're not "raising a risk adverse generation". WE are the risk adverse generation, projecting our fears over those poor kids.

/i'm 36. no kids yet
//won't raise mine in bubbles
 
2010-03-23 03:12:03 PM
You know, when innocence was legal.
A-A-And you'd cycle miles just to tell a friend you'd seen a frog.
(Chuckles) When you could play in your back yard with any old thing.
All I needed was a... was a breeze block. And... and a bit of an old bone.
I bet you could make whole worlds?
Oh, I could! One minute I'd be laying siege to a castle with a bit of an old bone and the next minute I'd be setting sail on a Spanish galleon towards a breeze block.
 
2010-03-23 03:12:54 PM
In all honesty, I think he's right. But due more to augmented reality than motion control. Really good AR glasses would let you play games of laser tag where the opposing team looks like monsters, spaceships scream by overhead and you can actually see the lasers with whatever pew pew scifi energy weapon effect you choose.
 
2010-03-23 03:16:43 PM
CygnusDarius:
I've always wondered, if zombies do appear, won't there be some unscrupulous people that will use zombies as a kind of trap, or worse, sex fetish?.


heh heh:

chud.com
 
2010-03-23 03:18:42 PM
I live in the neighborhood in which I grew up 45-50 years ago. After deades of childlessness the area's settled back into being a very family place. I don't see these new kids wandering around the way we did. At 10-11 we were long past exploring the immediate town and had graduated to riding our little 20' bicycles to Playland, an amusement park about 4 miles away. These modern kids never seem to leave the street, probably under parental order. It's sad.
 
2010-03-23 03:20:58 PM
THINGS WERE SO MUCH BETTER WHEN I WAS A KID
 
2010-03-23 03:32:33 PM
lukelightning: AbsolutTBomb's alt: future generations could play outside

...until they invented sex bots

It's so sexy when you *POST ON FARK*


Dammit, people, how many times do you have to be told?!?

DON'T! DATE! ROBOTS!

\Electric gonorrhea - the noisy killer
 
2010-03-23 03:33:50 PM
I let my two out and they will at least tell us where they are off to. Park, coffee shop, local elem school...When they hang with the other kids on the block they stay close. The other parents need them to be in visual contact.
The neighbors were weirded out when I said that my 9 year old can walk the 3 blocks to school by himself.
 
2010-03-23 03:40:44 PM
I've always thought that video game sports were boring. If I were to play baseball on a computer, I'd want it to be super robot baseball, perhaps competing against a team of atomic super men.
 
2010-03-23 03:41:49 PM
 
2010-03-23 03:43:36 PM
Pinner: I let my two out and they will at least tell us where they are off to. Park, coffee shop, local elem school...When they hang with the other kids on the block they stay close. The other parents need them to be in visual contact.
The neighbors were weirded out when I said that my 9 year old can walk the 3 blocks to school by himself.


Excuse me, I need to contact the Kid 'Liberators' Union local 236... It looks like they have a job to do.


(Yes, I was kidding if your sarcasm meter is broke.)
 
2010-03-23 03:44:01 PM
When I was a kid I used to ride my bike all over the place with no parental supervision.

I almost died of blood loss when the rusted handlebar of my bike broke off and plunged into my elbow.

I lost two teeth when the front wheel fell off once - but not out clean, they broke off right above the gum line and had to be repaired at great pain, time, and expense.

I still struggle with the shoulder I dislocated.

Tell me why all that was so great again?
 
2010-03-23 03:44:13 PM
2.bp.blogspot.com

Approves.
 
2010-03-23 03:45:54 PM
This is the precise reason I did not buy a Wii. If I want to actually go through the motions of doing something, I'm going to go do that thing, not simulate it...

To this day I do not get the appeal of Wii Sports, Bowling, any other activity I can do in real life.
 
2010-03-23 03:53:54 PM
I am so far ahead of the curve, I was playing outside in the early sixties.Another Pretentious Nickname: When I was a kid I used to ride my bike all over the place with no parental supervision.

I almost died of blood loss when the rusted handlebar of my bike broke off and plunged into my elbow.

I lost two teeth when the front wheel fell off once - but not out clean, they broke off right above the gum line and had to be repaired at great pain, time, and expense.

I still struggle with the shoulder I dislocated.

Tell me why all that was so great again?


It was only great if you weren't a pansy.
 
2010-03-23 03:59:22 PM
The_one_with_that_guy: This is the precise reason I did not buy a Wii. If I want to actually go through the motions of doing something, I'm going to go do that thing, not simulate it...

To this day I do not get the appeal of Wii Sports, Bowling, any other activity I can do in real life.


The new Wii Fit is awesome and it's two player. There's a snow ball throwing game and if you have funny Miis it makes it well worth it.

Nothin like throwin snowballs at Jesus.
 
2010-03-23 04:01:56 PM
xanadian: I've got a "motion control advancement" for ya, fattie: it's called "handle bars." They go on this fancy contraption known as a "bicycle."

This risk-adverse generation we're raising really makes me wanna puke.


That guy's brains all over the pavement make me want to puke. It's a damned if you do, damned if you don't scenario.

Also: "futurologist"

I didn't know there was another futurologist besides Lore:
http://badgods.com/predictions.html
 
2010-03-23 04:02:31 PM
When I was a kid, we didn't have toys. We had dirt. And we loved it. We'd play in dirt all day long. And by play I mean we'd dig. And by dig I mean we mined it. And by mined it I mean we dug coal out of it to sell for acid. Acid was the only food or drink you could buy to eat at the time, and you know what? We loved it. We'd work twenty hours a day, diggin up coal and sellin what we found for a cup of acid, and you'd drink it down and cough up some blood and then off to bed. And by bed I mean pile of glass.
 
2010-03-23 04:03:58 PM
StaleCoffee: Go out and kill squirrels or something.

I fear for the squirrel-killing and spider-maiming abilities of future generations. Hell, they might not even KNOW you can torture insects with a magnifying glass!
 
2010-03-23 04:04:14 PM
This has probably been posted many times in the dozens of PS Move and Natal threads, but what the heck.
www.elijahfan.com
"You have to use your hands??!! That's like a baby's toy"
 
2010-03-23 04:04:28 PM
Ok this is ridiculous.
http://www.bbspot.com/News/2010/03/kids-playing-outside.html

This is the link. Why the hell did some asshole steal half the article and post it on their own blog?
 
2010-03-23 04:04:35 PM
jadeblue: CygnusDarius: I've always wondered, if zombies do appear, won't there be some unscrupulous people that will use zombies as a kind of trap, or worse, sex fetish?.

That seems problematic. How would you not become infected yourself?


dress appropriately:
www.geekologie.com
or
i106.photobucket.com
 
2010-03-23 04:05:09 PM
Devil's Playground: I am so far ahead of the curve, I was playing outside in the early sixties.Another Pretentious Nickname: When I was a kid I used to ride my bike all over the place with no parental supervision.

I almost died of blood loss when the rusted handlebar of my bike broke off and plunged into my elbow.

I lost two teeth when the front wheel fell off once - but not out clean, they broke off right above the gum line and had to be repaired at great pain, time, and expense.

I still struggle with the shoulder I dislocated.

Tell me why all that was so great again?

It was only great if you weren't a pansy.


Yeah, he sounds like the uncoordinated kid with crappy toys and no money who always smelled like pee.
 
2010-03-23 04:07:28 PM
I'm guessing the big difference is that kids can be the 'star' in a video game. In real life just a lucky few get to be stars and everyone else is pretty much background trash.

Just my guess.
 
2010-03-23 04:08:04 PM
Satire tag unavailable for comment?
 
2010-03-23 04:10:29 PM
xanadian: I've got a "motion control advancement" for ya, fattie: it's called "handle bars." They go on this fancy contraption known as a "bicycle."

This risk-adverse generation we're raising really makes me wanna puke.


Look on YouTube and tell me this generation is avoiding risk.

Idiots like you have said the same thing about the 'next' generation since PLATO.
 
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