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Debate: Video games are the drug of the century

Video games are constantly progressing towards characteristics similar to drugs. If we look at a huge point brought up in the speech mentioning how ancient "lydia" (i think) used video games to cause the people to ignore or forget about the necessities to life such as hunger. This effect is very similar to the effects of many drugs like acid which are used to dull sense of reality and enter an external world to forget the problems in reality. This is one of the many things that video games have in common within drugs.

So the debate is are video games being used for beneficial reasons like teaching values of never giving up on a mission and knowing the possibility of accomplishing important objectives. Or are video games like World of Warcraft offering an alternate world for a person to escape to and allows the creation of an avatar that reflects the person they wish to be and the existence in a world different from reality?

Please if you are arguing one side think of arguments that oppose your own point of view and offer them as well only because i would like to hear both sides and it will allow for a much better debate and allow for you to articulate your argument in more depth.

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  • Dec 12 2012: Sorry, but I have to debate this issue. The "drug of the century" is the IPOD/IPAD. They really are a great technology, but people, please!!! There is a place and time to use them! Certainly NOT when you're driving or walking!!! People walk into me all the time at the mall, at school, and grocery! They are OBLIVIOUS to what's going on around them!!!
    It's not all IPOD/IPAD Users I'm talking about. I refer to people who use them use them as their LONE means of communication and who are OBLIVIOUS in this way.
    So, I nominate the IPOD/IPAD

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