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March 31st, 2009

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12:29 pm - using the internets
i started this post a million yrs ago and never got around to finishing it. so here's my vintage deep thoughts!

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.

(3 shots upside the head | en garde!)


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Date:March 31st, 2009 06:21 pm (UTC)
Most people seem to want to be huge assholes.
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Date:March 31st, 2009 06:55 pm (UTC)
"i do everything under my real name"

Is that so, Prometheus von Cornsilk?
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Date:April 1st, 2009 05:02 am (UTC)
hahahhahaha okay good point. but my infopage links to the front post with all my contact info, in case anyone wants to speak to prometheus.

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