Advances for the Better or
Many advances have occurred in the modern world. For example, phones, computers, mp3’s, and even video games. Video games have had the most improvements and technological advances in modern society. These advances can be a good or bad. World freedom has always been an issue in history and will always be. The technological advancements in video games have put issues like world freedom in the media through new gaming technology. Video games portray this ideology in a hypocritical matter.
Video games will keep improving no matter what happens and the more revolutionized they get the more it deals with war, sex, and drugs. Before physics became a vital part of video games everything was simple. Ping pong was as hard as it could get, and the idea and purpose was simple, get the ball across the stick across from you. It only involved two sticks and a ball. Modern games involves pointless characters that repeat their same actions, the settings are realistic, and now every hit game has to do with warfare. Simple games have become this complicated devices that use the laws of physics and most popular games either deal with sex, drugs, or war. War plays an important part in world freedom because in order for world freedom to occur something or some force must go down and be destroyed, for the other force to rise. Once this new force is stable enough to do its job then it can proceed in the technological advances just how video games have started to be more and more played because of its graphics that deal with violence.
Advancement in video games have gone from games that involve simple physics like ping pong and have transformed into a new virtual reality. In modern games this physics is become more realistic, which is allowing for things like shapes and textures of a game to change and this leads to better graphics. This innovation of better graphics creates a new virtual reality that will only keep advancing and get more real. This is not necessarily a bad, but then these new realities always have similar plots which always ties into with the ideology of world freedom.
World freedom has been something that activists have always been lobbying for. In my opinion you cannot have world freedom without having war. War is inevitable and will always be around no matter what people try to do, because once people realize that a diplomatic solution is not possible then it converts to something of violence and destruction. World freedom is portrayed in many popular games such as the Halo series and Call of Duty. I want to focus more on Call of Duty, as they recently had a sequel come out, Call of Duty Block-Ops. Now I have not personally played the game but looking at the story line and the past games, it has to do with the idea of world freedom and helping a country or nation become independent with a democratic government. In a YouTube clip the character says a very interesting line, “you will use every means necessary to stop the wars that are hidden from the world.” This is a very strong line in that he claims you, the player, will do whatever it takes to stop a hidden war.
This quote is an example of how the technological advances in video games is hypocritical in showing world freedom, because the idea of the game is set a country free, but to do that the player will do anything, which involves and promotes warfare itself. Many people do not pay attention to this idea of world freedom in video games because although in the game the bad guys are dead and people are free, but it all leads back to the age old question, “at what cost?”
People support and encourage world freedom but in order for something good to happen something bad must happen first and then everything will get better. For example, Nazi Germany was taking over, but then war started and it was a bloody massacre that occurred and then led to the end of it but before things started to improve it was hell on earth. All things must go through a bad or horrid stage before it can convert into something of beauty, like a butterfly. Call of Duty has been portrayed in the media as a gaming sensation that contradicts what it is trying to accomplish, just like in reality it goes against its ideas and beliefs to put an end to something else.
The media use to be a source of information and were something from which people would get updates about what is happening around the world and in the country itself. Modern media has completely revolutionized and is now something that only involves scandal and what new things are a hit. People do not care or even know what has been happening in Egypt. People are more concerned about what shoes or what phone is going to come out. Media has now ignored the idea of world freedom and covers it up by having some kind of scheme or brainwashing.
If anything needs to be done it has to have the attention of the media so that people will be exposed to what is happening. For example, some drastic has to happen so it can get the media’s attention, like people will not be aware of something until it impacts their daily life or affects the lives of someone close to them. The media exposes anything that will cause controversy and will get people’s attention just like gas prices is the center of attention right now. Video games portray world freedom in a hypocritical form while the media exposes it right from the roots and shows the hardcore stuff like what is really happening. The media provides the reality that virtual reality cannot bring to people.
Just how world freedom can unite people it also tears countries apart. Video games for example portray world freedom in a hypocritical way in that there is war for freedom which is redundant. This cannot just be blamed on video games, but also the technological advances in physics that go into the video games. The media also lays a role in world freedom and how impossible it is for this idea of world freedom to become a reality. In my opinion games are created for people to escape into the virtual reality of it and then in their mind it creates a utopia that is nearly impossible to happen because one war ends and another war starts, regardless if it is an arms war or a civil war.