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non solum memento mori, memento vivere sed etiam
and another...(i'm doing this just to annoy you, you know)
Trillian
You are Trillian! Who needs boring life on Earth?
Just run off with an alien and cruise the
galaxy for a while. You are much smarter than
you look, but not as smart as your mice. They
are hyper intelligent beings after all.


Which Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Character are you?
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From: brokensphinx Date: Monday 26th May 2003 01.41 (UTC) (Link)
I'll never understand people's obsession with viewing themselves through the various mirrors they can find. I suppose it has something to do with the actual practice behind taking the survey. The survey collects and collocates the details and aspects of one's life/appearance/thoughts. It synthesizes them into a unitary result, a shining beacon of 'is-ness'. 'This is what I am, today, here and now.''This could change, watch out for the next survey!'

Truthfully what these surveys indicate is the absolute absence of the ability to find meaning within the daunting, vast world after modernism. Cities extend for ages, suburbs just a little less. We are all at the mercy of technology (your septic tank) and thus seek assert our individuality through it and seek confirmation of its existence by what? Collective thought mediated by technology (the survey maker).

Disempowerment via machine-->relatively small empowerment via machine (acting as mediator)<-->societal morality, culture and shame welded into a crucible of judgement-->confidence.

Well.

-Sphinx
valamelmeo From: valamelmeo Date: Monday 26th May 2003 01.57 (UTC) (Link)
Well, yeah. That and they're an effective way of killing time. Though if that was the only reason for doing them no one would bother posting results for others to read.

We humans are built to compartmentalize. We see, hear, and think too many things to process all at once. We want reality in small, easily digestible doses, from the proverbs of ancient times to modern catch-phrases.

And we all have some desire to see ourselves as others see us, which is why mirrors are so fascinating to us...but even the best of them show only partial, distorted realities.

I had a point, but I lost it. I'm up too late. ^_^
hnpcc From: hnpcc Date: Monday 26th May 2003 15.44 (UTC) (Link)
Urgh Trillian. Hyper annoying voice mostly. Urgh.
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