Case Takata Posted about 2 years ago Playing pretend and make believe: do children still do it? You bring up a larger issue as well sir about the stagnation of technology due in part to a lack of imagination and creativity. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BZoKfap4g4w http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Q25-S7jzgs I will cite these two talks as evidence. Though I do disagree with the whole country discouraging people as crazy or undesirable. I would say maybe that the US sees people with artistic creativity as not useful to the capitalist system we use because it's well not useful to the system. The thing is, if you put an artistically creative person in the right environment, then you will see some spectacular innovation.