As a Computer Science major, I know that a bunch of us end up like this. I have personally made it my goal to never be like that. I rarely ever speak to other CS majors and force myself to branch out socially. I go to the University of Maryland, which is a big school, so there's plenty of opportunities for me. This obviously isn't the case for everyone, but IMO, it's definitely worth it to get out there and never be like that guy.
Nah. I barely have time to play games or mess around on the computer much, purely because of work/social stuff/doing theatre or what have you. Games are purely a simple hobby for when I have downtime now. Plus, I've been trying to diminish my already light hoarding tendencies.
Yeah, I'm gonna end up like that dude. Except I'll be connected to everything in that room. It'll be awesome.
Yeah, it can really only go two ways to be honest.
Either all the cables are plugged straight into my brain, or the future figured out how to not have cables and I have telekenetic control over all electronic things in that room.
I will also settle for a single matrix-like recliner in which I can just lean back to enter cyberspace and/or virtual reality video games/dreams.
Most of the best programmers I've known and worked with are pretty tidy. When an office looks like that I can't help but wonder if his code is equally as messy and inefficient. Best part is that it looks like 90% of that equipment could be replaced with a single smartphone :P
Considering you kids these days have devices that do almost everything and fit in your pocket you have no excuse if you end up like this cat.
I could live like that. Messiness means nothing to me as long as it isn't gross.
But I doubt I would ever have that much stuff that I want to keep around. I give away/recycle junk that I don't use.
EDIT: Also, by the time you're his age, cleaning robots will probably have been invented.
Not really. I mean, I have a lot of games, but these days I don't buy physical copies unless its a game I really want so my physical collection is pretty small in comparison to my digital library which is becoming substantial (I still don't know how i feel about that).
I do have a hard time getting rid of games, even if I don't play them, though. That's why I still have a ton of PS2 games. I mean, I sold a bunch when I was still in the army a long time ago, but I still have a lot more and I actually wish I had not sold those. I do still sometimes feel like playing them again, although usually fairly briefly.
Anyway, I also have more room than that so I feel my stuff is much more organized.
I do worry, though, my movie collection may become like that. I have way to many movies but I like having them. I don't know why, it's not like I could ever watch them all again. That'd be impossible. I may have to pawn some of them, but a whole bunch of them don't have cases anymore (long story).
Ehh, I'd figure something out. I wouldn't horde, though. There is always a point for me when I start getting rid of stuff- I actually cant stand having too much stuff.
This does make me consider trimming my PS2 games that I will probably never play again.
I do own a lot of old console games (over 600) but there's a difference between collecting and hoarding. The majority of my stuff is alphabetically sorted on shelves, or in drawers/storage bins. I could never surround myself in an electronic sty like that. Yuck.
That man needs to have a garage sale.
My office is very organized and doesn't look like that. I'm also 28 and married with a four year old and plans to have one more kid in the next couple of years. I have friends and family, a great full time job. I'm happy with my life and I love gaming and tech and still get all the new gadgets and consoles with a super beefy PC rig. it's hard to keep everything balanced but at the end of the day gaming and tech always take second place to family and friends. Just wish I didn't have to work so much but at least I do most of my work from home.
theres nothing wrong with being unsocial, theres nothing wrong with loving video games, theres nothing wrong with immersing into books or music or films or games. all of it is part of what makes life special. some people enjoy one thing more than another. if you are not a person who gets joy out of hanging out with a bunch of people, if you find you dont relate to this , then try the other things. dont trick yourself that youre doing it wrong .