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Obama Anti Technology? How do you feel?

Obama came out last week saying IPods, IPads, Playstations etc. and technology in general are bad things. Information is becoming a distraction. They put pressure on us and Media exposes us to lies....... Obama is the one who used the internet to get elected. He had to have his blackberry that no other President had because of security reasons. What Obama wants is total power of what gets out, of what you hear or are able to do with this technology. I don't know why people don't hear his words and really get it. He constantly spells out his wishes in his speeches but some don't pay attention, don't care. Is technology really bad as he says?

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itsmesteph11

Asked by itsmesteph11 at 11:32 AM on May. 10, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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  • i missed that...what are you looking at?
    lovinangels

    Answer by lovinangels at 11:38 AM on May. 10, 2010

  • So, that was totally taken out of context. He said that they are distractions to real life, he is not anti-technology because he uses it in his grass roots voting schtick.

    I agree, people that text while driving: dangerous. Children that play video games and don't go outside: unhealthy. There is a definite addiction to gizmos in this country.

    urkiddingright

    Answer by urkiddingright at 11:44 AM on May. 10, 2010

  • I like that he says they are distractions to real life, yet he paid money to advertise on XBox and Playstation.... Apparently a distraction he is willing to 'tap' into when it comes down to getting a vote and is a convenient tool for him...  He is a politician.  He says one thing.....  Does another...  He isn't change. He is the same ole same ole!

    grlygrlz2

    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 11:48 AM on May. 10, 2010

  • Exactly----taken out of context and spun by the Conservative Righties here at CM. They could do with a little maturity and education,doncha think?
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:55 AM on May. 10, 2010

  • Obama likes technology when it gets his message out, but thinks it's a bad idea otherwise.  I mean the guy has a Facebook page!

    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:58 AM on May. 10, 2010

  • by: grlygrlz2
    I like that he says they are distractions to real life, yet he paid money to advertise on XBox and Playstation.... Apparently a distraction he is willing to 'tap' into when it comes down to getting a vote and is a convenient tool for him... He is a politician. He says one thing..... Does another... He isn't change. He is the same ole same ole!


    Exactly!

    QuinnMae

    Answer by QuinnMae at 12:05 PM on May. 10, 2010

  • Bold Anon: So, you didn't read/see everything he said, and you are jumping to a conclusion that all technology is good all of the time, because you are so wrapped up in your Anti Obama head that you cannot do anything but believe he wants to take control over all technology. Does that sound even vaguely rational to you?

    He was talking about texting instead of talking, video games instead of family board games and playing outside, CM and Facebook instead of real conversations with our families and children. He acknowledges that technology is necessary and has a definite place in communication, but that it should supplant true human interaction and playing outside. Sheesh.

    urkiddingright

    Answer by urkiddingright at 12:07 PM on May. 10, 2010

  • does someone feel like posting a link? or are we all just going to sit around and insult each other?
    lovinangels

    Answer by lovinangels at 12:09 PM on May. 10, 2010

  • He acknowledges that technology is necessary and has a definite place in communication, but that it should supplant true human interaction and playing outside


    Only until around May of 2012.  Then all bets are off.

    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:13 PM on May. 10, 2010

  • I totally agree with urkidding! everything the man says is usually taken out of context.
    older

    Answer by older at 12:17 PM on May. 10, 2010

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