is it embracing or rejecting the possibilities of our future technology world, for me to be so steadfastly open online? i've always tried to keep myself totally findable, i do everything under my real name, i almost never do hidden friends-only type stuff, etc. so i've basically just transfered my real life into online life. i'm the same person online that i am in real life. but this is such an opportunity to present ourselves as however we want to be. the internet is a perfect new medium to create the persona i want to be and inhabit that. i don't need to carry all my problems on here, i could be whoever i want. i'm usually proud of my e-honesty, but sometimes it feels more like stubborn pride, like "i'm not going to let this shmancy new medium change ME!", as if life isn't already a constant series of slight changes to your personality and presentation of it based on circumstance (but unless you want to like move to a new town where you don't know anyone, there's never really a change for total reinvention).
for example- imagine if the internet turned into a virtual reality world like people have been predicting for 20 years. will your virtual you look like regular you? will you be a supermodel? a dragon? a floating triforce? most people i asked said they'd be normal them, but a little hotter. why try to preserve your real self when you're already not yourself? you're a bunch of electronic bits in a program that you've already told to make you look a bit different from how you really do, so why not go all the way?
personally, i'd be a colossal 6-headed fabio with laser eyes.