So the secret is to keep them chained to their computers?<quoted text>
Your perspective is completely faulty. You and Dave.
You see a headline and think that represents the current state of the whole world, neglecting to realize, it's just a headline, one story in one location.
A complete list of the wars in the world too, to demonstrate that this is the most peaceful time in all of history:
Take a sampling of violent crimes in the news from 1980 and it's more than double what you see today. Unless you live in a cave, you can walk down the street today in most civilized countries without being armed and you'll not be shot, stabbed, robbed, or worse, mostly because all the people who use to do that are too busy playing video games or surfing the net for free porn now. The sharp downward trend in violence coincided with two pivotal points in history, the advent of the world wide internet, and a saturation in violent video games. Yes, I have studied this phenomenon, and yes it was to defend the use of technology and video games in the modern era.
You need to learn how to do actual research instead of listening to media, media sensationalizes, the real information is in the trends and the facts. Statistical analysis leads to the conclusion that the more technology that is available, the more peaceful and secure we become.
Your perspectives are a bit warped.
Oh, BTW, wasn't that long ago you didn't have to worry much about someone stealing your identity, or cleaning out your bank account. Yep, those computers sure made the world safer and more secure on the personal level.