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#51 Posted by JasonR86 (9726 posts) -

World peace, cures, love, and all that shit.

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#52 Posted by YOU_DIED (703 posts) -

fruit roll ups for dinner

#53 Edited by egg (1469 posts) -

@random45 said:

@egg said:
  • all vegan food is tax free / government subsidized / w/e
  • all parents are legally restrained from speaking to or come in physical contact with their children
  • all parents required to pay perpetuity to each kid for life
  • minimum age requirement lifted (for working)
  • voting age requirement lowered to 12 if not lower
  • homework illegal, teachers who break this get fined or jailed
  • schools reformed so that they actually prepare students rather than learning history or reading fiction
  • school no longer mandatory
  • sale of alcoholic beverages banned to those who have yet to drink. Those who did drink before the ban was implemented will receive a permit allowing them to fuel their habit. I call it Prohibition 2.0. Do the same for cigarettes.
  • prisons are reformed and there will be no more "tossing the salad"
  • length of criminal sentences drastically reduced
  • teaching religion to kids illegal as is making them enter a place of worship.
  • suicide both legalized and government-facilitated. We don't need no people jumping in front of trains.

And this is why I'm glad no one in this thread is in a position to make any changes listed here possible.

Specifically which part did you disagree with?

#54 Posted by living4theday258 (677 posts) -

@egg said:

@random45 said:

@egg said:
  • all vegan food is tax free / government subsidized / w/e
  • all parents are legally restrained from speaking to or come in physical contact with their children
  • all parents required to pay perpetuity to each kid for life
  • minimum age requirement lifted (for working)
  • voting age requirement lowered to 12 if not lower
  • homework illegal, teachers who break this get fined or jailed
  • schools reformed so that they actually prepare students rather than learning history or reading fiction
  • school no longer mandatory
  • sale of alcoholic beverages banned to those who have yet to drink. Those who did drink before the ban was implemented will receive a permit allowing them to fuel their habit. I call it Prohibition 2.0. Do the same for cigarettes.
  • prisons are reformed and there will be no more "tossing the salad"
  • length of criminal sentences drastically reduced
  • teaching religion to kids illegal as is making them enter a place of worship.
  • suicide both legalized and government-facilitated. We don't need no people jumping in front of trains.

And this is why I'm glad no one in this thread is in a position to make any changes listed here possible.

Specifically which part did you disagree with?

Do you really need to ask that?

#55 Posted by believer258 (12187 posts) -

@egg said:

@random45 said:

@egg said:
  • all vegan food is tax free / government subsidized / w/e
  • all parents are legally restrained from speaking to or come in physical contact with their children
  • all parents required to pay perpetuity to each kid for life
  • minimum age requirement lifted (for working)
  • voting age requirement lowered to 12 if not lower
  • homework illegal, teachers who break this get fined or jailed
  • schools reformed so that they actually prepare students rather than learning history or reading fiction
  • school no longer mandatory
  • sale of alcoholic beverages banned to those who have yet to drink. Those who did drink before the ban was implemented will receive a permit allowing them to fuel their habit. I call it Prohibition 2.0. Do the same for cigarettes.
  • prisons are reformed and there will be no more "tossing the salad"
  • length of criminal sentences drastically reduced
  • teaching religion to kids illegal as is making them enter a place of worship.
  • suicide both legalized and government-facilitated. We don't need no people jumping in front of trains.

And this is why I'm glad no one in this thread is in a position to make any changes listed here possible.

Specifically which part did you disagree with?

I don't know about him, but when I was in school I definitely preferred reading fiction to listening to the teacher drone on about whatever the class was about.

The rest of it is pretty dumb, too. Conspicuously like something a 12 year old would say, which is incidentally the age that you think the voting requirement should come down to. Isn't it also below the age limit of this very site?

#56 Edited by Sanity (1950 posts) -

The discovery of other intelligent life beyond our planet.

#57 Posted by Tarsier (1078 posts) -

@xymox said:

Global amnesia. Everyone forgets everything.

that is the most delicious idea ever

most people are in this as a constant state their entire lives.

#58 Posted by Pr1mus (3946 posts) -

Space exploration. Like Star Trek, not just sending robots on Mars.

#59 Edited by egg (1469 posts) -

@egg said:

@random45 said:

@egg said:
  • all vegan food is tax free / government subsidized / w/e
  • all parents are legally restrained from speaking to or come in physical contact with their children
  • all parents required to pay perpetuity to each kid for life
  • minimum age requirement lifted (for working)
  • voting age requirement lowered to 12 if not lower
  • homework illegal, teachers who break this get fined or jailed
  • schools reformed so that they actually prepare students rather than learning history or reading fiction
  • school no longer mandatory
  • sale of alcoholic beverages banned to those who have yet to drink. Those who did drink before the ban was implemented will receive a permit allowing them to fuel their habit. I call it Prohibition 2.0. Do the same for cigarettes.
  • prisons are reformed and there will be no more "tossing the salad"
  • length of criminal sentences drastically reduced
  • teaching religion to kids illegal as is making them enter a place of worship.
  • suicide both legalized and government-facilitated. We don't need no people jumping in front of trains.

And this is why I'm glad no one in this thread is in a position to make any changes listed here possible.

Specifically which part did you disagree with?

I don't know about him, but when I was in school I definitely preferred reading fiction to listening to the teacher drone on about whatever the class was about.

The rest of it is pretty dumb, too. Conspicuously like something a 12 year old would say, which is incidentally the age that you think the voting requirement should come down to. Isn't it also below the age limit of this very site?

"I don't know about him, but when I was in school I definitely preferred reading fiction to listening to the teacher drone on about whatever the class was about."

Well then you should agree with my proposition, because school would be about neither reading fiction nor listening to the teacher drone about useless subjects, and you could still read in your spare time.
"The rest of it is pretty dumb, too."1) Anyone has yet to explain what's "pretty dumb" about any of the things in the post, yourself included.2) What is the age requirement for joining Giant Bomb, then, seeing as you brought it up? I guess the voting age should be whatever the Giant Bomb age is.

#60 Posted by ThePickle (4168 posts) -
  • Rich Gallup, Ben Pack, Matthew Kessler, Nick Robinson, and Steve Ramirez are all hired to Giant Bomb.
  • Matt Rorie and Alex Navarro start working part time at Screened.
  • Donald Glover and Chevy Chase come back to Community (which by the way gets six seasons and a movie).
  • Oakland Raiders win a Super Bowl in my lifetime.
  • Ryan Davis is alive.
  • Season 7 of 30 Rock is on Netflix Instant.
  • The cast of Seinfeld agree to a reunion series, inspired by the Modern Seinfeld twitter account.
  • People stop being dicks.
  • Dave comes back to the site.

#61 Posted by TruthTellah (9472 posts) -
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#62 Posted by HerbieBug (4208 posts) -

in terms of games: High fidelity virtual reality type interface for driving sims. It's close right now actually. Oculus rift and Track IR already have most of the tech development side covered. I don't care so much about really nitpicky accuracy in the field of view, I just want to be able to play in cockpit view with full peripheral vision and be able to turn my head to look into the apex of a corner in a natural feeling way. And I want this to be ubiquitous to the point that every driving game natively supports it.

Life in general:

I want my student loan debt to disappear.

I would like to be able to afford my own house so I don't have to live in apartments anymore.

#63 Edited by believer258 (12187 posts) -

@egg: All right. Back in the dark ages, school consisted of only learning practical skills so that kids could go to work immediately. And I don't mean the pussyfooting around sort of work that modern society does, I mean real ball-busting work, and all you really got were three meals a day and some sleep. Society back then was pretty easy to control. If you want only practical skills, then drop out of high school and practice your shoveling technique. If you want something like a wide breadth of knowledge and understanding and a level of critical thinking that can be applied to literally anything, and a lot of friends and contacts with the same things, then stay in school, do well, join clubs, etc. Adults don't tell you these things to blow hot air out of their mouths. Yeah, I thought it sucked in high school, I think it sucks now in college, but it's worth every minute of your time and then some.

As for the rest of your post, it's dumb because... well, why would you want those things? Who is going to pay the people growing those vegetables if the people eating them don't? The government can't, they've got financial issues of their own to sort out. Supporting a whole working class isn't one of them.

If you have had bad experiences with your parents, that's tragic. However, who is going to raise every kid if their parents don't? How does it make any sort of sense in the grand scheme of things to take every child from its parents and raise them... where? Who will take care of this nation of orphans?

And then parents are required to pay the kids that they don't even see? What?

You do realize that before the minimum age requirement existed, kids worked in factories, especially cotton mills in America, for 12 hours a day and often lost fingers, sometimes limbs? See, kids were small and could fit in tight spaces. You could get a nine year old in a cotton machine to get gunk out of it while the thing was still running. You want that back?

Voting age? You're calling for schools to cut out any sort of education that doesn't directly lead to a blue collar skill, yet you also think that 12 year olds are prepared to research parties and candidates and vote?

Homework illegal? Bah. Pay your dues like the rest of us, lazyass.

School no longer mandatory? Read above. Do you want to be an idiot who gets paid minimum wage or worse and can't pay for anything that he needs? You'll ride around in your slightly better paid buddy's clunker and live from shitty house to shitty house with no end for that life in sight. And that's if you're lucky.

Because Prohibition worked out so well the first time.

Tossed salad? What about scrambled eggs?

Why would you reduce criminal sentences? WHY? Shouldn't the reason for keeping morally bankrupt thieves and murderers locked up in jail for long periods time be blatantly obvious?

Whether you believe it or not, religions of all shapes and sizes have been a massive part of where humanity has come and, frankly, it will continue to be a part of where we're going. Ignoring that religions exist is ignoring a big part of our existence. Even if you don't believe the Bible, the Quran, Shintoism, Buddhism, or any other number of religions, their significance is part of our education. And you might still find some wise and/or beautiful words in their texts. If not transcendent, many of them are certainly a form of art.

Suicide? Honestly, the fact that this is the least dumb point on your list is pretty telling. Why is it a point, might I ask? Do you want to die? If so, don't. If you think that assisted suicide should be legal, OK. That's a moral gray area, though honestly I think that unless you're in the same or similar situation that the guy from Johnny Got His Gun is in, then you've definitely got a lot left to do in life.

Finally,

OH MY GOD I ACTUALLY JUST WROTE ALL OF THAT.

EDIT: And forgot to tell you that the age limit for GB is 13! I think!

#64 Edited by JasonR86 (9726 posts) -
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#65 Edited by believer258 (12187 posts) -

@jasonr86 said:

@believer258:

Egg's a troll dude.

I KNOW.

AND I STILL WROTE ALL THAT.

I don't know, maybe part of me thinks he actually doesn't think through things enough to realize how dumb those things are. Like something a kid would do. Or maybe I'm just that bored. Or maybe I'm just clinically insane and need to go see someone about that.

#66 Posted by wemibelec90 (1833 posts) -

I think that two things would really help the world at large: the ability for a person to transform the way they look into whatever they wish (gender, body shape, etc.) and the ability to 100% prevent pregnancy and STDs, making society a place where sexual activity is much more accepted and regular. I feel that a lot of society's problems stem from these two issues.

#67 Edited by egg (1469 posts) -

"If you want something like a wide breadth of knowledge and understanding and a level of critical thinking that can be applied to literally anything, and a lot of friends and contacts with the same things, then stay in school, do well, join clubs, etc."

Since when does school teach critical thinking. (If anything it's inadvertently set up in order to suppress critical thinking) Critical thinking essentially equates to realizing that school is bollocks. It's what I call a critical "blind spot".

"Adults don't tell you these things to blow hot air out of their mouths."

It's funny you even had to say it.

"Yeah, I thought it sucked in high school, I think it sucks now in college, but it's worth every minute of your time and then some."

One might say that, at best, the benefit of being able to show you went to school makes up for school itself. (Which still doesn't actually justify school existing.) But personally I have a GED and I don't even know what it's for. (not to mention the fact the process of acquiring the GED makes all prior ~12 years of school redundant. Why not just teach what's on the GED? Derp.)

"If you have had bad experiences with your parents, that's tragic. However, who is going to raise every kid if their parents don't? How does it make any sort of sense in the grand scheme of things to take every child from its parents and raise them... where? Who will take care of this nation of orphans?"

Hire child-raisers. It will creates jobs and stuff. Good for the economy and stuff. Or maybe schools/teachers will raise them seeing as they will have nothing else to do once school is effectively banned. That said, if childbirth is illegal or simply regulated then it will reduce or help regulate the number of orphans.

"And then parents are required to pay the kids that they don't even see? What?"

What? The parents made the kids, why shouldn't they pay for them. Child support is a thing, so it'd be like that.

"You do realize that before the minimum age requirement existed, kids worked in factories, especially cotton mills in America, for 12 hours a day and often lost fingers, sometimes limbs? See, kids were small and could fit in tight spaces. You could get a nine year old in a cotton machine to get gunk out of it while the thing was still running. You want that back?"

There'd be like, laws to prevent that stuff. And maybe unions.

"Voting age? You're calling for schools to cut out any sort of education that doesn't directly lead to a blue collar skill, yet you also think that 12 year olds are prepared to research parties and candidates and vote?"

Why not someone to represent them? And schools don't teach anything about choosing candidates anyway so your point is moot.

"School no longer mandatory? Read above. Do you want to be an idiot who gets paid minimum wage or worse and can't pay for anything that he needs? You'll ride around in your slightly better paid buddy's clunker and live from shitty house to shitty house with no end for that life in sight. And that's if you're lucky."

People should be able to work for a living. I thought that was the whole point. Call me a socialist I guess!

"Why would you reduce criminal sentences? WHY? Shouldn't the reason for keeping morally bankrupt thieves and murderers locked up in jail for long periods time be blatantly obvious?"

Yes: revenge. That's "obvious". But criminal sentencing shouldn't be vindictive. And getting back on evildoers doesn't accomplish anything.

"Whether you believe it or not, religions of all shapes and sizes have been a massive part of where humanity has come and, frankly, it will continue to be a part of where we're going. Ignoring that religions exist is ignoring a big part of our existence."

I'm not ignoring religion, I'm just asking that parents and schools in no way indoctrinate kids into religion and not force kids to attend places of worship. This is merely protecting people's rights.

"Even if you don't believe the Bible, the Quran, Shintoism, Buddhism, or any other number of religions, their significance is part of our education. And you might still find some wise and/or beautiful words in their texts. If not transcendent, many of them are certainly a form of art."

Irrelevant to the above point. And did you say something before about blowing hot air out of one's mouth?

"EDIT: And forgot to tell you that the age limit for GB is 13! I think!"

Ok. Then make the voting age 13. That way it is GB compliant.

aaaaaaand @believer258

#68 Posted by Missacre (566 posts) -

@egg said:

"If you want something like a wide breadth of knowledge and understanding and a level of critical thinking that can be applied to literally anything, and a lot of friends and contacts with the same things, then stay in school, do well, join clubs, etc."

Since when does school teach critical thinking. (If anything it's inadvertently set up in order to suppress critical thinking) Critical thinking essentially equates to realizing that school is bollocks. It's what I call a critical "blind spot".

"Adults don't tell you these things to blow hot air out of their mouths."

It's funny you even had to say it.

"Yeah, I thought it sucked in high school, I think it sucks now in college, but it's worth every minute of your time and then some."

One might say that, at best, the benefit of being able to show you went to school makes up for school itself. (Which still doesn't actually justify school existing.) But personally I have a GED and I don't even know what it's for. (not to mention the fact the process of acquiring the GED makes all prior ~12 years of school redundant. Why not just teach what's on the GED? Derp.)

"If you have had bad experiences with your parents, that's tragic. However, who is going to raise every kid if their parents don't? How does it make any sort of sense in the grand scheme of things to take every child from its parents and raise them... where? Who will take care of this nation of orphans?"

Hire child-raisers. It will creates jobs and stuff. Good for the economy and stuff. Or maybe schools/teachers will raise them seeing as they will have nothing else to do once school is effectively banned. That said, if childbirth is illegal or simply regulated then it will reduce or help regulate the number of orphans.

"And then parents are required to pay the kids that they don't even see? What?"

What? The parents made the kids, why shouldn't they pay for them. Child support is a thing, so it'd be like that.

"You do realize that before the minimum age requirement existed, kids worked in factories, especially cotton mills in America, for 12 hours a day and often lost fingers, sometimes limbs? See, kids were small and could fit in tight spaces. You could get a nine year old in a cotton machine to get gunk out of it while the thing was still running. You want that back?"

There'd be like, laws to prevent that stuff. And maybe unions.

"Voting age? You're calling for schools to cut out any sort of education that doesn't directly lead to a blue collar skill, yet you also think that 12 year olds are prepared to research parties and candidates and vote?"

Why not someone to represent them? And schools don't teach anything about choosing candidates anyway so your point is moot.

"School no longer mandatory? Read above. Do you want to be an idiot who gets paid minimum wage or worse and can't pay for anything that he needs? You'll ride around in your slightly better paid buddy's clunker and live from shitty house to shitty house with no end for that life in sight. And that's if you're lucky."

People should be able to work for a living. I thought that was the whole point. Call me a socialist I guess!

"Why would you reduce criminal sentences? WHY? Shouldn't the reason for keeping morally bankrupt thieves and murderers locked up in jail for long periods time be blatantly obvious?"

Yes: revenge. That's "obvious". But criminal sentencing shouldn't be vindictive. And getting back on evildoers doesn't accomplish anything.

"Whether you believe it or not, religions of all shapes and sizes have been a massive part of where humanity has come and, frankly, it will continue to be a part of where we're going. Ignoring that religions exist is ignoring a big part of our existence."

I'm not ignoring religion, I'm just asking that parents and schools in no way indoctrinate kids into religion and not force kids to attend places of worship. This is merely protecting people's rights.

"Even if you don't believe the Bible, the Quran, Shintoism, Buddhism, or any other number of religions, their significance is part of our education. And you might still find some wise and/or beautiful words in their texts. If not transcendent, many of them are certainly a form of art."

Irrelevant to the above point. And did you say something before about blowing hot air out of one's mouth?

"EDIT: And forgot to tell you that the age limit for GB is 13! I think!"

Ok. Then make the voting age 13. That way it is GB compliant.

aaaaaaand @believer258

Oh god, I swear my IQ dropped a few points just reading all of that. Look, if you wanna be a suicidal, blue-collar, parent-hating edgy teen, then that's your deal, I just hope you never hold a place of authority or try to run for office.

#69 Posted by Xymox (2115 posts) -

@xymox said:

Global amnesia. Everyone forgets everything.

that is the most delicious idea ever

It is, isn't it? The only problem I foresee is that, I wouldn't know I had wanted it once it happened. But some part wouldn't want to know either.

@tarsier said:

most people are in this as a constant state their entire lives.

I see that as a different kind of forgetfulness though, one mostly caused by our culture and upbringings.

#70 Posted by PeasantAbuse (5138 posts) -
#71 Posted by Cold_Wolven (2295 posts) -

Nintendo to announce a slew of new IPs.

#72 Posted by benspyda (2050 posts) -

For someone new to be hired by Sega to try something new with Sonic and stop trying to replicate their past successes. I liked Generations but you can't keep doing that. I think Sonic is salvageable.

#73 Posted by Lydian_Sel (2501 posts) -

I want to see a large Kaiju monster attack Sydney harbor.

It's been my dream since I was 11.

#74 Edited by PillClinton (3295 posts) -

Significantly increased allocation of resources and enthusiasm for space travel on the part of major world governments.

End of the drug war, or at least legalization/rescheduling of Cannabis in the US.

Money out of politics, specifically campaigns.

A bit more future sci-fi at this point: Highly efficient wireless power transmission tech, coupled with massive extra-atmospheric solar panel arrays orbiting the Earth, wirelessly transmitting massive amounts of the Sun's energy back to Earth. Free, clean, unlimited energy for the entire planet.

#75 Edited by egg (1469 posts) -

@missacre said:

@egg said:

"If you want something like a wide breadth of knowledge and understanding and a level of critical thinking that can be applied to literally anything, and a lot of friends and contacts with the same things, then stay in school, do well, join clubs, etc."

Since when does school teach critical thinking. (If anything it's inadvertently set up in order to suppress critical thinking) Critical thinking essentially equates to realizing that school is bollocks. It's what I call a critical "blind spot".

"Adults don't tell you these things to blow hot air out of their mouths."

It's funny you even had to say it.

"Yeah, I thought it sucked in high school, I think it sucks now in college, but it's worth every minute of your time and then some."

One might say that, at best, the benefit of being able to show you went to school makes up for school itself. (Which still doesn't actually justify school existing.) But personally I have a GED and I don't even know what it's for. (not to mention the fact the process of acquiring the GED makes all prior ~12 years of school redundant. Why not just teach what's on the GED? Derp.)

"If you have had bad experiences with your parents, that's tragic. However, who is going to raise every kid if their parents don't? How does it make any sort of sense in the grand scheme of things to take every child from its parents and raise them... where? Who will take care of this nation of orphans?"

Hire child-raisers. It will creates jobs and stuff. Good for the economy and stuff. Or maybe schools/teachers will raise them seeing as they will have nothing else to do once school is effectively banned. That said, if childbirth is illegal or simply regulated then it will reduce or help regulate the number of orphans.

"And then parents are required to pay the kids that they don't even see? What?"

What? The parents made the kids, why shouldn't they pay for them. Child support is a thing, so it'd be like that.

"You do realize that before the minimum age requirement existed, kids worked in factories, especially cotton mills in America, for 12 hours a day and often lost fingers, sometimes limbs? See, kids were small and could fit in tight spaces. You could get a nine year old in a cotton machine to get gunk out of it while the thing was still running. You want that back?"

There'd be like, laws to prevent that stuff. And maybe unions.

"Voting age? You're calling for schools to cut out any sort of education that doesn't directly lead to a blue collar skill, yet you also think that 12 year olds are prepared to research parties and candidates and vote?"

Why not someone to represent them? And schools don't teach anything about choosing candidates anyway so your point is moot.

"School no longer mandatory? Read above. Do you want to be an idiot who gets paid minimum wage or worse and can't pay for anything that he needs? You'll ride around in your slightly better paid buddy's clunker and live from shitty house to shitty house with no end for that life in sight. And that's if you're lucky."

People should be able to work for a living. I thought that was the whole point. Call me a socialist I guess!

"Why would you reduce criminal sentences? WHY? Shouldn't the reason for keeping morally bankrupt thieves and murderers locked up in jail for long periods time be blatantly obvious?"

Yes: revenge. That's "obvious". But criminal sentencing shouldn't be vindictive. And getting back on evildoers doesn't accomplish anything.

"Whether you believe it or not, religions of all shapes and sizes have been a massive part of where humanity has come and, frankly, it will continue to be a part of where we're going. Ignoring that religions exist is ignoring a big part of our existence."

I'm not ignoring religion, I'm just asking that parents and schools in no way indoctrinate kids into religion and not force kids to attend places of worship. This is merely protecting people's rights.

"Even if you don't believe the Bible, the Quran, Shintoism, Buddhism, or any other number of religions, their significance is part of our education. And you might still find some wise and/or beautiful words in their texts. If not transcendent, many of them are certainly a form of art."

Irrelevant to the above point. And did you say something before about blowing hot air out of one's mouth?

"EDIT: And forgot to tell you that the age limit for GB is 13! I think!"

Ok. Then make the voting age 13. That way it is GB compliant.

aaaaaaand @believer258

Oh god, I swear my IQ dropped a few points just reading all of that. Look, if you wanna be a suicidal, blue-collar, parent-hating edgy teen, then that's your deal, I just hope you never hold a place of authority or try to run for office.

What does it matter if you're blue collar or not? And what does school do to help you achieve higher than blue-collar? In fact it does nothing. So why are we being forced to go to school (forcibly withdrawn from acquiring a job) all the while being brainwashed into stigmatizing real work? School is offensively corrosive.

#76 Edited by Gladiator_Games (447 posts) -

Three things:

1- Ryan Davis back

2- Japan to produce a JRPG that ISNT in anime style. Seriously. Have some class Japan. How about an original art style?

3- Atlus to make a new proper Ogre Battle

@egg Where do you think the engineers learn their maths to put roofs over our heads? Where do people learn the programming to make websites, or cars, where do doctors learn to how to heal without waiving a beaded stick and mumbling?

Your future is a terrifying place of malnurished incompetence of a world that is crumbling around them.

#77 Posted by Wheady (101 posts) -

i wanna lose the memory i have of some of my favorite games so i could go back and enjoy them for a second first time

#78 Edited by living4theday258 (677 posts) -

@missacre said:

@egg said:

"If you want something like a wide breadth of knowledge and understanding and a level of critical thinking that can be applied to literally anything, and a lot of friends and contacts with the same things, then stay in school, do well, join clubs, etc."

Since when does school teach critical thinking. (If anything it's inadvertently set up in order to suppress critical thinking) Critical thinking essentially equates to realizing that school is bollocks. It's what I call a critical "blind spot".

"Adults don't tell you these things to blow hot air out of their mouths."

It's funny you even had to say it.

"Yeah, I thought it sucked in high school, I think it sucks now in college, but it's worth every minute of your time and then some."

One might say that, at best, the benefit of being able to show you went to school makes up for school itself. (Which still doesn't actually justify school existing.) But personally I have a GED and I don't even know what it's for. (not to mention the fact the process of acquiring the GED makes all prior ~12 years of school redundant. Why not just teach what's on the GED? Derp.)

"If you have had bad experiences with your parents, that's tragic. However, who is going to raise every kid if their parents don't? How does it make any sort of sense in the grand scheme of things to take every child from its parents and raise them... where? Who will take care of this nation of orphans?"

Hire child-raisers. It will creates jobs and stuff. Good for the economy and stuff. Or maybe schools/teachers will raise them seeing as they will have nothing else to do once school is effectively banned. That said, if childbirth is illegal or simply regulated then it will reduce or help regulate the number of orphans.

"And then parents are required to pay the kids that they don't even see? What?"

What? The parents made the kids, why shouldn't they pay for them. Child support is a thing, so it'd be like that.

"You do realize that before the minimum age requirement existed, kids worked in factories, especially cotton mills in America, for 12 hours a day and often lost fingers, sometimes limbs? See, kids were small and could fit in tight spaces. You could get a nine year old in a cotton machine to get gunk out of it while the thing was still running. You want that back?"

There'd be like, laws to prevent that stuff. And maybe unions.

"Voting age? You're calling for schools to cut out any sort of education that doesn't directly lead to a blue collar skill, yet you also think that 12 year olds are prepared to research parties and candidates and vote?"

Why not someone to represent them? And schools don't teach anything about choosing candidates anyway so your point is moot.

"School no longer mandatory? Read above. Do you want to be an idiot who gets paid minimum wage or worse and can't pay for anything that he needs? You'll ride around in your slightly better paid buddy's clunker and live from shitty house to shitty house with no end for that life in sight. And that's if you're lucky."

People should be able to work for a living. I thought that was the whole point. Call me a socialist I guess!

"Why would you reduce criminal sentences? WHY? Shouldn't the reason for keeping morally bankrupt thieves and murderers locked up in jail for long periods time be blatantly obvious?"

Yes: revenge. That's "obvious". But criminal sentencing shouldn't be vindictive. And getting back on evildoers doesn't accomplish anything.

"Whether you believe it or not, religions of all shapes and sizes have been a massive part of where humanity has come and, frankly, it will continue to be a part of where we're going. Ignoring that religions exist is ignoring a big part of our existence."

I'm not ignoring religion, I'm just asking that parents and schools in no way indoctrinate kids into religion and not force kids to attend places of worship. This is merely protecting people's rights.

"Even if you don't believe the Bible, the Quran, Shintoism, Buddhism, or any other number of religions, their significance is part of our education. And you might still find some wise and/or beautiful words in their texts. If not transcendent, many of them are certainly a form of art."

Irrelevant to the above point. And did you say something before about blowing hot air out of one's mouth?

"EDIT: And forgot to tell you that the age limit for GB is 13! I think!"

Ok. Then make the voting age 13. That way it is GB compliant.

aaaaaaand @believer258

Oh god, I swear my IQ dropped a few points just reading all of that. Look, if you wanna be a suicidal, blue-collar, parent-hating edgy teen, then that's your deal, I just hope you never hold a place of authority or try to run for office.

yeaaa...hes not even a teen yet so don't bother arguing with him.

#79 Edited by CaLe (4052 posts) -

I want:

  • a man to walk to Mars.
  • a space telescope that can see insects from Mars.
  • a book about Mars.
  • to snowboard on Mars before I am too old (40).
  • to plant a tree on Mars.
  • to nuke the moon out of Earth's orbit.

#80 Posted by Hunter5024 (5963 posts) -
  • The further evolution of video game storytelling, to the point where it eclipses film.
  • The creation of tools which drastically lower the barrier of entry for game development.
  • For politicians to stop focusing on lining their own pockets and drastically increase the budget of education and science.
  • New 2D Metroid
  • Final Fantasy becomes good again
  • Some sort of innovation in the Pizza and/or Doughnut department. (Pizza Donuts???)
#81 Edited by Wheady (101 posts) -

@cale: what do u have against the moon? think of the werewolves!

#82 Posted by Missacre (566 posts) -

@living4theday258: Yeah, his latest gem made me confirm that suspicion. Anyway, getting back on topic,

1. Games that put gameplay before anything else. I don't want to play QTE: The Game, or watch an interactive movie anymore. When I play a game, I want to actually play the game and control it myself, not play for 5 seconds, CUTSCENE, play 5 seconds, CUTSCENE

2. Devs that make games out of love, not love of money, and publishers that listen to their customers for once, and not the shareholders, even though that's never gonna happen.

3. Colorful graphics. I'm getting real tired of that BROWN'N'BLOOM that's been prevalent this gen. I like color. If I wanted brown and bloom, I'd go outside. I want more colorful games like Pikmin, Tropico, Banjo-Kazooie, Oblivion, that kind of thing.

4. I want every game to stop trying to be the next CoD. A lot of games these days are being dumbed down and casualized, only to try to appeal to people that only play CoD. Hitman: Absolution was terrible, and Thief is gonna be terrible too. I want to get challenged in a game, not get my hand held all the way through. What reward is there for playing a game on easy? Even playing a game on the highest difficulty is too easy these days. I want a challenge.

I know none of this is ever gonna happen. Maybe I'm just getting too old for games. I like the way it used to be.

#83 Edited by egg (1469 posts) -

@living4theday258 said:

@missacre said:

@egg said:

"If you want something like a wide breadth of knowledge and understanding and a level of critical thinking that can be applied to literally anything, and a lot of friends and contacts with the same things, then stay in school, do well, join clubs, etc."

Since when does school teach critical thinking. (If anything it's inadvertently set up in order to suppress critical thinking) Critical thinking essentially equates to realizing that school is bollocks. It's what I call a critical "blind spot".

"Adults don't tell you these things to blow hot air out of their mouths."

It's funny you even had to say it.

"Yeah, I thought it sucked in high school, I think it sucks now in college, but it's worth every minute of your time and then some."

One might say that, at best, the benefit of being able to show you went to school makes up for school itself. (Which still doesn't actually justify school existing.) But personally I have a GED and I don't even know what it's for. (not to mention the fact the process of acquiring the GED makes all prior ~12 years of school redundant. Why not just teach what's on the GED? Derp.)

"If you have had bad experiences with your parents, that's tragic. However, who is going to raise every kid if their parents don't? How does it make any sort of sense in the grand scheme of things to take every child from its parents and raise them... where? Who will take care of this nation of orphans?"

Hire child-raisers. It will creates jobs and stuff. Good for the economy and stuff. Or maybe schools/teachers will raise them seeing as they will have nothing else to do once school is effectively banned. That said, if childbirth is illegal or simply regulated then it will reduce or help regulate the number of orphans.

"And then parents are required to pay the kids that they don't even see? What?"

What? The parents made the kids, why shouldn't they pay for them. Child support is a thing, so it'd be like that.

"You do realize that before the minimum age requirement existed, kids worked in factories, especially cotton mills in America, for 12 hours a day and often lost fingers, sometimes limbs? See, kids were small and could fit in tight spaces. You could get a nine year old in a cotton machine to get gunk out of it while the thing was still running. You want that back?"

There'd be like, laws to prevent that stuff. And maybe unions.

"Voting age? You're calling for schools to cut out any sort of education that doesn't directly lead to a blue collar skill, yet you also think that 12 year olds are prepared to research parties and candidates and vote?"

Why not someone to represent them? And schools don't teach anything about choosing candidates anyway so your point is moot.

"School no longer mandatory? Read above. Do you want to be an idiot who gets paid minimum wage or worse and can't pay for anything that he needs? You'll ride around in your slightly better paid buddy's clunker and live from shitty house to shitty house with no end for that life in sight. And that's if you're lucky."

People should be able to work for a living. I thought that was the whole point. Call me a socialist I guess!

"Why would you reduce criminal sentences? WHY? Shouldn't the reason for keeping morally bankrupt thieves and murderers locked up in jail for long periods time be blatantly obvious?"

Yes: revenge. That's "obvious". But criminal sentencing shouldn't be vindictive. And getting back on evildoers doesn't accomplish anything.

"Whether you believe it or not, religions of all shapes and sizes have been a massive part of where humanity has come and, frankly, it will continue to be a part of where we're going. Ignoring that religions exist is ignoring a big part of our existence."

I'm not ignoring religion, I'm just asking that parents and schools in no way indoctrinate kids into religion and not force kids to attend places of worship. This is merely protecting people's rights.

"Even if you don't believe the Bible, the Quran, Shintoism, Buddhism, or any other number of religions, their significance is part of our education. And you might still find some wise and/or beautiful words in their texts. If not transcendent, many of them are certainly a form of art."

Irrelevant to the above point. And did you say something before about blowing hot air out of one's mouth?

"EDIT: And forgot to tell you that the age limit for GB is 13! I think!"

Ok. Then make the voting age 13. That way it is GB compliant.

aaaaaaand @believer258

Oh god, I swear my IQ dropped a few points just reading all of that. Look, if you wanna be a suicidal, blue-collar, parent-hating edgy teen, then that's your deal, I just hope you never hold a place of authority or try to run for office.

yeaaa...hes not even a teen yet so don't bother arguing with him.

I am no longer a teen. So what does age matter?

Nobody is responding to my points. I am disappointed. =/

#84 Edited by Atlas (2457 posts) -

Aside from the obvious stuff, like an end to world hunger, global warming, all forms of discrimination, the peaceful reunification of Korea, Half-Life 3 etc.?

- At the Drive-In to get back together, this time for good. They need to make another record. The Mars Volta just broke up, and it's not like Sparta have been very active in recent years. The time is right. Also, I want Thrice to end their hiatus and make a new record. And for Thursday and Underoath to either get back together or for their members to form awesome new bands.

- THE ELDER SCROLLS VI

- I am obviously sceptical about Dragon Age 3, considering the drop in quality from Origins to 2 and the rumblings about multiplayer and more accessibility and whatnot, but there is no game in the world that I want to be great as much as this. Origins is one of my favourite games ever.

- George R.R. Martin to finish The Winds of Winter.

- A new Red Dead western game like Redemption.

- More good historical dramas on TV. And obscure subject matter in said TV dramas. The Islamic Abbasid Caliphate is a gold mine of intrigue and drama, as is the Aztec Empire.

- Stephen Fry to discover the gift of immortality.

- A pro football/NFL game that's as good as the FIFA or NBA 2K series. Oh god I would play that game for months.

#85 Edited by LunyAlex (7 posts) -

Half Life 3.

Physics to take a more central position in game development. Stop adding polygons and start demolishing buildings.

Knowing Valve's track record, the two will probably be related.

#86 Posted by BigJeffrey (5178 posts) -

Duh Persona 5

#87 Posted by ZolRoyce (835 posts) -

@lunyalex said:
Stop adding polygons and start demolishing buildings.

Yes, I'd love for that, and none of this weak only going part way with it stuff like the Battlefield series where sometimes some of the buildings are somewhat destructible I guess. No, I want the entire map leveled, games like Red Faction Guerrilla and War of the Monsters shouldn't be something that only come along every 10 years or so.

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