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Old 27-09-22, 01:11   #151
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Look around. Birth rates are falling below replacement levels.
The main causes of decreasing birthrate is that people aren't getting financially stable till much later in their lives), Overwork, women now more focused on careers, social media reducing levels of human interactions, worries about the future, pollution reducing sperm counts and woke culture.

I don't think porn would even make the top 20 reasons why birthrates are declining. It's a Trojan horse.
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Old 27-09-22, 02:34   #152
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The main causes of decreasing birthrate is that people aren't getting financially stable till much later in their lives), Overwork, women now more focused on careers, social media reducing levels of human interactions, worries about the future, pollution reducing sperm counts and woke culture.

I don't think porn would even make the top 20 reasons why birthrates are declining. It's a Trojan horse.
The main reason people aren’t having kids is because they can’t afford it because the cost of living has gone up and the wage gap hasn’t climbed to match it, and there’s no social safety net to help. Kids are expensive and a ton of work, and people today flat out don’t have the time, money, or resources to afford it.
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Old 27-09-22, 04:06   #153
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When AI takes all the jobs and everyone gets paid by universal basic income, then the population will skyrocket.
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Old 27-09-22, 04:51   #154
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I'd very much prefer if that topic would continue in the political / discussion section of this forum. This section is for the Future of the Tomb Raider franchise and not for the Future of Humanity (the first one being something I'm at least somewhat interested in).

You folks turning EVERY SINGLE thread into a political / ideological debate is really, really exhausting.
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Old 27-09-22, 04:58   #155
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I didn’t even know there was a politics section.

That said I did come to the Tomb Raider forum to talk about Tomb Raider, so I heartily endorse going back to talking about if Lara Croft is/should be sexy or not.

(she is, and should be)
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Old 27-09-22, 12:29   #156
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When AI takes all the jobs and everyone gets paid by universal basic income, then the population will skyrocket.
Sorry but... lol...

This is probably the most optimistic take I've ever heard when it comes to AI taking all jobs.

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Old 27-09-22, 13:59   #157
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It's not that my take is optimistic, it's that everyone else is too pessimistic about AI.

Anyway, can you imagine though, right now you can ask an AI to create any image you want, and all that happened under a year. Give it a decade or two and what if you can ask an AI to create the perfect game you want.

Finally everyone is going to have the Tomb Raider of their dreams.

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Old 27-09-22, 23:10   #158
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Holy **** lmao

Racism, sexism, and homophobia are objectively bad, comparing them to porn consumption and sexualization, of all things, is one hell of a spicy hot take. Also saying that racism/sexism/homophobia are merely “progressive wrongthink” is incredible. “Those damn libruls wanting equality for all, I won’t stand for it!!”
The team that owns the definition of racism seem to keep shifting the goalposts for what counts as equality, but never mind- my main point is simply that demographic collapse is objectively bad on at least equally rigorous grounds, and a rational society would be taking much more action to avoid it. If you really want a long-form response on the topic of policy direction, mosey over the debate forum and pose the question there.

If you're going to invoke "Lara sleeps around, and Lara is cool, therefore sleeping around is cool and by extension so is porn" as some kind of slam-dunk gotcha argument, I am perfectly free to point out the lack of evidence for clause A and the falsehood of clause B. (I also think the whole 'strong independent woman' archetype is socially destructive when it's the only available archetype for women, so actually, no, it's not entirely unrelated to Lara being terrible. Try to keep up.)

Lara dressing provocatively isn't necessarily the same thing as playing into the commercialisation of sex- there are some practical arguments for being lightly dressed in particular outdoor environments, and it's not like she couldn't dress up for a date or particularly ritzy social venues. (I'm also not aware that Lara ever functioned as an outright porn star, at least in canon.)

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There's so much more to this than just "its porn's fault".
I'm sure there's an extended discussion to be had about economic factors as they pertain to family formation, but culture most likely impacts individual decision-making in this regard as well. It's hard to entirely explain the inverse correlation between income and fertility otherwise.

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I'd very much prefer if that topic would continue in the political / discussion section of this forum. This section is for the Future of the Tomb Raider franchise and not for the Future of Humanity (the first one being something I'm at least somewhat interested in).
With all due respect, I don't think this is entirely off-topic. Sexual display behaviour is essentially advertising fertility- i.e, the capacity to generate new human life. There is, in some sense, something sacred about that. To commercialise sexuality is to trivialise the sacred, and you can't disentangle that from the future of the species.
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Old 27-09-22, 23:21   #159
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When AI takes all the jobs and everyone gets paid by universal basic income, then the population will skyrocket.
Not after the vaccines. Fertility will dwindle every generation now for vaxies.
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Old 27-09-22, 23:49   #160
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Waitthetopic.. classic Lara's walk is like, way sexier than it needs to be. Always has been. Her walk was sexy in LAU too, but they added the slower stealth creep as well which I liked
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