internet natives and their pathologies

Clinamenic

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Yeah also syncing is just a prerequisite for effective communication and language systems, standard-setting protocols, etc. It also explains why linguistically heterogeneous social systems tend to give rise to a dominant, pre-eminent language, while the others are sidelined into cultural artifacts.

Having a universal operating system minimizes the sort of friction which would otherwise negatively impact the bottom line(s).
 

Clinamenic

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Yeah also syncing is just a prerequisite for effective communication and language systems, standard-setting protocols, etc. It also explains why linguistically heterogeneous social systems tend to give rise to a dominant, pre-eminent language, while the others are sidelined into cultural artifacts.

Having a universal operating system minimizes the sort of friction which would otherwise negatively impact the bottom line(s).
It also sheds a light on markets' tendencies unto consolidation and conglomeration.
 

Clinamenic

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You could also say that social bioenergetic systems themselves, e.g. humans, functionally rely on each other's abilities to synchronize in terms of cognitive semiotic frameworks.
 

Clinamenic

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Imperfectly, of course, which is actually key. The imperfection of this synchronization allows for mutation, and by extension the evolution of said systems of synchronization.
 

Clinamenic

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But the fascinating thing is that the order we are analyzing here isn't nearly comprehensively coordinated by even the most elite committees of humans. Rather its as if such an order is naturally emergent, both by virtue of and despite our attempts at systematic coordination.
 

wektor

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Another thing re: celebrity and internet culture is the added intimacy of these parasocial dynamics. Many people browse social media in bed, engaging in social cognition and informing their social acumen, while in their most vulnerable position.
that's why I have a rule that I only post while standing up
 

Clinamenic

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Parasociopathy would be an interesting topic, seeing as the parasocial is already almost inherently pathological in the context of antiquated social standards.
 

Leo

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WYHs has incredibly elaborate and involved sexual fantasies about her that he generously shares with us on occasion

@WashYourHands

I remember listening to the radio and the DJ breaking in mid-song to say John Lennon had been shot, but misheard it and thought he said John Lydon. My immediate thoughts were why would someone shoot John Lydon, and why would an FM radio station in NYC break into their programming to announce it, was he really that famous?

have to admit I was relieved when I learned it was Lennon and not Lydon.
 
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