With young technologies like the internet new possibilities arise. Games like World of Warcraft and Second Life and even programs like Facebook give users the option to abandon social reality to join virtual communities. Would it be possible to achieve conscious immortality by becoming permanently connected to the internet? Will there be an option in the future to abandon out physical bodies for a digital avatar?
Saturday, October 16, 2010
Friday, October 15, 2010
It is human nature to form groups. It is in the essence of this nature that those within our group have attributes that we find desirable. Whether they be physical, mental, regional, political or religious these attributes can unite or separate us.
This piece engages in questions of group dynamics versus individuality, alienation versus embracement.