Jason Miller

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Are video games dehumanizing gamers?

Are the video games that people consume today leading to the players becoming dehumanized, less civil, more violent, apathetic, and disconnected to others socially? Or is the violence displayed in the games we play and create showing violence and apathy that we have already had inside us that we are just now expressing?

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    Sep 25 2012: You can say that public schools and slavery are dehumanizing humans and games are making us more true to our humanity.

    The question that pops up now is, what does it mean to be human?
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    Sep 24 2012: Thank you for asking for me to clarify. By "dehumanized" I mean are the people that play video games becoming shells of what we consider human? Are the tendencies that arise from video games leading people to become less human, and lose our ability to show empathy and consideration towards others? Or have we always had these tendencies, and are expressing these pre conceived notions through video games?
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    Sep 24 2012: Human beings are not robots, zombies or puppets.
    People still have choices as far as behaviour and activities are concerned. A human being is born and grows up in a community; he or she would interact in the home, with family members; he or she would live in a society, in a community. Of human beings(hopefully).
    I think that is enough time to know what is socially acceptable. It is enough time to be wise enough to differentiate between reality and fantasy.

    The danger in playing video games is in becoming addicted to it. Here the problem is addiction; not the game. Addiction leads to so many other evils. But it is not because the habit or thing that became addictive is bad; it is because there is someone who can not control himself or herself (to know the right and appropriate measure that would be benefitial).
  • Sep 24 2012: Would you define dehumanize for us? I think I know what you mean, but a bit of clarity would help us target your concern more accurately, I think.

    Fortunately, some children and adults are able to discern what is right and what should be rejected. Unfortunately, some are entertained and their imagination is stimulated to attempt what they see. Eventually it seems for some, violence becomes a norm. Violence comes in many forms including verbal and physical.

    Violence in any form or of any scale should be abhorred as uncivil and unacceptable. Sadly, we have a long way to go. We need brave leaders to steer us away and to attract people to civil behavior. Will individual rights block progress?

    Violence in movies, TV commercials, with toys, games, et al, I believe, does contribute to degrading civility.

    What do others say?
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      Sep 24 2012: in my experience .i think we should do three things to reduce the hurt that it brings us
      the first we should not make film that contians much violence ....what i say is much

      second we should have a proper time about seeing it.once a week .or twice a month.neither always nor never.
      third we should teach children how to see a film .and tell what is rigth and what is wrong
      then i think we can do better