Alt! who goes there?

Posted: 21st November 2010 by Khannea Suntzu in Uncategorized
Infect Teh Interwebs

By Extropia Dasilva

ALT! WHO GOES THERE? ONE: DOLLS AND ACTIVES. In ‘Virals And Definitives In SL’ and other essays, I discussed the concept of the ‘Pairson’: A character in an online world that is controlled by two or more people in RL. …

Part One

TWO: THE BIRTH OF THE SOUL AND THE DEATH OF THE SELF. In philosophy, investigations into the nature of self-consciousness can be divided into two main theories. ‘Theories of self’ attempt to determine what kind of thing the self is, …

Part Two

ALT! WHO GOES THERE? PART THREE . In the previous essay, we saw how philosophy embarked on a failed quest to find the core self. Something else that has occupied philosophers’ minds through the ages is the nature of reality. …

Part Three

THINGS WE THINK WITH. Try this exercise. Stop reading for a minute and take a look at the objects around you. Think about how they influence your life and your thinking. In the previous essay, we concentrated mostly on how …

Part Four

In part 5 I seek answers to the question ‘why are people disturbed by alts’, and also consider an argument that the digital self is unified after all…

Part Five

ALT! WHO GOES THERE? PART 6A. INTRODUCTION As we head toward the future, how will alts evolve? In asking such a question, we are inquiring into the nature of identity and the self. How will such things change over time? …

Part Six A

ALT! WHO GOES THERE? PART 6B by EXTROPIA DaSILVA. THE LANDSCAPE METAPHOR In part 6A, we talked primarily about the way socialising is changing and what this is doing to our minds. Social robots and ubiquitous computing will also change …

Part Six B

YOUR MORPHABLE BODY. The proliferation of networked embedded computers could bring about alterations to the body. Although it feels like we have a clear sense of where the body ends and the rest of the world begins, experiments have shown …

Part Six C

HE’S ALIVE! ALIVE!” The ability to bring the dead back to life is already a medical reality. There is a surgical technique known as Profound Hypothermia and Circulatory Arrest. PHCA involves stopping the heart …

Part 6D

ALT! WHO GOES THERE? PART 6E. It has been said that questions regarding the nature of posthumanity are unanswerable. But while some aspects of posthuman existence may well be beyond lesser beings such as ourselves, the fact remains that a …

Part 6E

O. My. God.

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