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Old 06-25-2007, 12:41 AM   #1
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"...The system potentially allows for a diminished sense of social responsibility, and could lead the user to demonstrate behaviors normally reserved for the gaming environment."

Awesome. I wonder if we're held morally responsible for our actions when we're wearing the machine?
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Old 06-25-2007, 09:42 AM   #2
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We are all wearing a version of that machine all the time; we're just unaware of it. It absolutely does diminish our senses of social responsibility. And yes, in a way, we are held responsible in that we all pay dearly for the misperception of reality.
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Old 06-25-2007, 08:12 PM   #3
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So the goal in life is to remove the metaphysical Avatar machine? What would happen if we all "unplugged" simultaneously? Is World of Warcraft actually twisting our brains to believe that we're not culpable for our actions?

This would make an awesome The Matrix spin-off...
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