Same can go for video games, which is what I want to focus on in this post.
Specifically the violence. In fact, I was just talking the other day to someone that was certain that these "games" are not entertainment, but murder simulators, as used by the military to roughen up soldiers, as well as the police field for those of there kind.
It adds up that we will consequently get mass murderers, as well as aggressive children, if you'll let me say so:
The video games made today have rather realistic images, which can cause confusion. One article that I was looking at said that "a major concern street-level officers have — one that’s become more tangible just in the last few years — is that young people are going to emulate what they do in these games".
The source I had found claimed that about a decade ago, this technology was already a $10 billion dollar industry. With even this amount of development, you can play these days in whatever setting you like, implementing them without guilt; One teens story was that "his “auditory hallucinations” worsened and eventually tricked him into shooting into speeding highway traffic".
He only killed one, though that "only" doesnt belong at all. After all, one of the Ten Commandments, from Exodus 20:13: "Thou shalt not kill".
Going slightly off topic, I'll leave y'all with these to ponder and discuss on the comments, if you'd like:
- Is there a difference between a shooting and a massacre?
- If we condition violence, whats going to stop someone from (for lack of better words) hosting either of these types of murder?
- What video game, that you know of, is the worst and why?
- What games, of any sort, should kids play growing up? How does this relate to that of your own childhood?
How have we gotten to this state of mind where murder is practically encouraged?
- What do you predict the future will bring concerning this?