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To: humint
Well this certainly has been an enlightening thread. In a sense I am many Avatars. The person I am at work is perceived one way, the person I am on the Internet another and the person I am when riding my bike or roller blading is yet another, the guy mowing is lawn today yet a another.

Who “MNJohnnie” is, is more a perception of reality on the part of the viewer then who I think he is.

So how do you discover how your Avatar is viewed by others?

9 posted on 05/13/2007 4:33:26 AM PDT by MNJohnnie (If you will try being smarter, I will try being nicer.)
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To: MNJohnnie
The person I am at work is perceived one way, the person I am on the Internet another and the person I am when riding my bike or roller blading is yet another, the guy mowing is lawn today yet a another.

The transition between virtual reality and reality is easy for most minds to navigate. What people do with characters in a video game is a fictitious expression. What people do with their life, is reality. FreeRepublic is an interesting merger of the two. That aside, my essay was about something more difficult to digest. A person may not become cognizant of an illusion, optical or political, if they are unable to perform objective and subjective experiments on it. That's why political illusions are plagued by dissidents and require dictators to sustain them. Political vision absorbs dissent. Indeed, informed dissent is visionary. Informed dissent is the grist of progress.

So how do you discover how your Avatar is viewed by others?

ask

10 posted on 05/13/2007 6:49:38 AM PDT by humint (...err the least and endure! VDH)
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