David Cummuta

Madison, WI, United States

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David Cummuta
Posted over 3 years ago
Lisa Harouni: A primer on 3D printing
What about the manual labor in third world countries? Instead of all those plastic trinkets all over everyone's houses that say "made in ___" where most people have still been finding out that these places still have terribly low standards of work environments. Not to mention the fact that this could stop a lot of jobs that have been sent over seas and bring the revenue back into our country. It's very impossible to know where this technology will take us because it is a concept that has never been available to humans before but, I don't think sustainability would be effected by this. Before this it was Wal-Mart that was seen as the "local economy killer" but all those towns are doing just fine... and the small business owners are losing their business to the internet anyways. Its capitalism, these local economies are still going... just as they always have people will make new businesses and new jobs or move to new places. There is no stopping innovation so if it is not killing the earth, people, sociological structures than the best idea is to move with it instead of resist and you benefit from it. I can't even think of all the ways this could cut down on costs for small sustainable farms etc that would need small tools and supplies made for them at lower cost or right on their own farm...
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David Cummuta
Posted over 3 years ago
Which video game has challenged your perspective on the way you live your life and how?
I would have to say that there were a couple. First I would want to mention Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem. It was the most psychologically challenging game I'd ever played and it was the first that actually did things specifically to mess with you the player... not just your character. I think Golden Eye 007 made me realize that I was better than a lot of people at some things and started me off on having my first sense of actual confidence. I do agree with a lot of the comments on here. There are some pretty interesting things that video games did in my experience. I think most of all they gave me ideas of what things I like and helped shape who I felt myself to actually be. I was a goofy kid that liked aliens and imaginative things. I read a lot of game magazines that used large words that actually made me a better reader than most the kids in my class (and compared to my siblings as well). I do agree with what one person said about harm video games can do... I do think that no human is meant to consistently do any one specific thing for hours and hours on end. Our minds thrive on progress and growth. I used to play video games more than anyone I know (whole days on end from wake to sleep) but, after expanding my interests, goals, hobbies, spirituality, and ideals video games stopped being so appealing and even seem like sometimes like a waste of time when I know there are better things that I can be doing.. I do think that IT IS okay to take a break, relax, and play occasionally and I do like video games still and play them but I think using them as an "Escape" can be just as bad a problem as drinking to "take the edge off" every night.