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After watching a movie with your children or students, we encourage parents and teachers to look for education opportunities to teach with movies. Here are a few discussion topics that can help with lesson plans or teaching in the home.
What advantages does a virtual world like Second Life or these surrogates provide for people who are handicapped? What are the dangers of becoming overly involved in such a world? Do you agree with the human prophet in this movie who says we are not meant to experience the world through a machine? You may be interested in reading this article by Rod Gustafson for the Parents Television Council on Massively Multiplayer Online Games like Second Life.
Why does Greer’s wife prefer to interact with her husband only as a surrogate? How does isolating oneself from others impact a person’s emotional and social health?
If you created your own avatar (or if you already have), how does it compare with the real you? What are the costs of living a risk-free life? You may be interested in reading this article by Rod Gustafson for the Parents Television Council on Massively Multiplayer Online Games like Second Life.