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Internet Utopia
#31
RE: Internet Utopia
(October 3, 2021 at 3:04 am)The Grand Nudger Wrote:
(October 3, 2021 at 1:46 am)Ahriman Wrote: Can you at least appreciate the efficacy of prayer on a psychological level, even though it might not have a supernatural element?

All you're telling me is that you've never had a single prayer answered in your life.
Answered or not, my praying paid off. So I'm happy.
"Imagination, life is your creation."
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#32
RE: Internet Utopia
Sure, paid off..in the psychological sense™..with no supernatural element. Jerkoff

You don't actually strike me as a happy person, but whatever.
I am the Infantry. I am my country’s strength in war, her deterrent in peace. I am the heart of the fight… wherever, whenever. I carry America’s faith and honor against her enemies. I am the Queen of Battle. I am what my country expects me to be, the best trained Soldier in the world. In the race for victory, I am swift, determined, and courageous, armed with a fierce will to win. Never will I fail my country’s trust. Always I fight on…through the foe, to the objective, to triumph overall. If necessary, I will fight to my death. By my steadfast courage, I have won more than 200 years of freedom. I yield not to weakness, to hunger, to cowardice, to fatigue, to superior odds, For I am mentally tough, physically strong, and morally straight. I forsake not, my country, my mission, my comrades, my sacred duty. I am relentless. I am always there, now and forever. I AM THE INFANTRY! FOLLOW ME!
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#33
RE: Internet Utopia
(October 3, 2021 at 3:09 am)Angrboda Wrote: Wait.  What is "in the spiritual sense?"  What the fuck does that even mean?
To make it clear I meant "free" as in, "the prisoner was set free", and not "free" in the monetary sense.
"Imagination, life is your creation."
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#34
RE: Internet Utopia
You didn't mean shit, and cant provide clarity.
I am the Infantry. I am my country’s strength in war, her deterrent in peace. I am the heart of the fight… wherever, whenever. I carry America’s faith and honor against her enemies. I am the Queen of Battle. I am what my country expects me to be, the best trained Soldier in the world. In the race for victory, I am swift, determined, and courageous, armed with a fierce will to win. Never will I fail my country’s trust. Always I fight on…through the foe, to the objective, to triumph overall. If necessary, I will fight to my death. By my steadfast courage, I have won more than 200 years of freedom. I yield not to weakness, to hunger, to cowardice, to fatigue, to superior odds, For I am mentally tough, physically strong, and morally straight. I forsake not, my country, my mission, my comrades, my sacred duty. I am relentless. I am always there, now and forever. I AM THE INFANTRY! FOLLOW ME!
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#35
RE: Internet Utopia
What he means is that the shackles of faith have freed him from unhappiness.
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#36
RE: Internet Utopia
@Ahriman Have you ever been evaluated/genetically tested for Williams Syndrome?
I don't have an anger problem, I have an idiot problem




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#37
RE: Internet Utopia
I know Gaia online, from reputation. A lot of folks on the rp forum I go to started out there back in the day. I didn't realize it was still going on. Can confirm that a lot of furries come from there.

I actually had my internet start on deviantart, Fetlife, and Literotica.

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#38
RE: Internet Utopia
Social media is plenty free and open and people can and do use anonymous ID's.  However, that's beside the point.  Having an online utopia has nothing to do with being anonymous, that's just something you made up.  A utopia is a place where everything is perfect for everyone and that place doesn't exist in any sense on any plane of existence that humans know to exist.  

But social platforms fit your description because people are free to be whomever they want to be and we see this completely.  People are angrier, stupider, louder, more obnoxious.  Basically people don't use any sort of filter; they behave however they want to behave.  That is what you said was utopia.  And using your own words, social media sucks!  Yes, it sucks because people, when unfiltered, suck.  And yes, some people retaliate to what others post, which can also suck.  Conclusion, when people say and do whatever they want, unfiltered, utopia is the last thing that comes to mind.

What I think you really want is a game where you are the only true player and all other characters are simulations and they all just love and accept anything you do.  That's a god syndrome.  Online simulation "games" have been around for over 20 years and I don't find those to be interesting at all, far from being utopia.  For one, they are a computer game and that is extraordinarily limited as compared to the real life we are all given.  My suggestion is to make the best of your actual life and stop wasting time on computer simulations.
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#39
RE: Internet Utopia
(October 2, 2021 at 12:22 pm)Ahriman Wrote: Let's say someone created a utopia within cyberspace where people are actually judged by the content of their personality and intellect and everyone is both equal and in full possession of their individuality. What would be the implications of such a thing being created? Would the rest of the Internet go unused? Would anyone ever want to leave this utopia? Would the real world come to be seen as trivial and unimportant?

The computers tried that. Human phsyc didn't like it. It crashed and burned.

Even adding in 'Grunge' some human phsyc still rebels. So they allow a form of 'Safety vent' to allow those humans who can't but help rebel/revolt to thik they are winning.

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#40
RE: Internet Utopia
(October 3, 2021 at 7:41 am)brewer Wrote: @Ahriman Have you ever been evaluated/genetically tested for Williams Syndrome?
Well my mom is a nurse practitioner, and very knowledgeable on just about any medical malady in existence, but I'm sure my "Williams syndrome" has simply gone undiagnosed for 30 years. Not to mention I'm very handsome and my face is not misshapen at all, but I know you still feel justified in accusing me of being retarded, just because I said something that didn't mesh with your narrow view of reality. You must be in the right here.

(October 3, 2021 at 8:46 am)Spongebob Wrote: Social media is plenty free and open and people can and do use anonymous ID's.  However, that's beside the point.  Having an online utopia has nothing to do with being anonymous, that's just something you made up.  A utopia is a place where everything is perfect for everyone and that place doesn't exist in any sense on any plane of existence that humans know to exist.  

But social platforms fit your description because people are free to be whomever they want to be and we see this completely.  People are angrier, stupider, louder, more obnoxious.  Basically people don't use any sort of filter; they behave however they want to behave.  That is what you said was utopia.  And using your own words, social media sucks!  Yes, it sucks because people, when unfiltered, suck.  And yes, some people retaliate to what others post, which can also suck.  Conclusion, when people say and do whatever they want, unfiltered, utopia is the last thing that comes to mind.

What I think you really want is a game where you are the only true player and all other characters are simulations and they all just love and accept anything you do.  That's a god syndrome.  Online simulation "games" have been around for over 20 years and I don't find those to be interesting at all, far from being utopia.  For one, they are a computer game and that is extraordinarily limited as compared to the real life we are all given.  My suggestion is to make the best of your actual life and stop wasting time on computer simulations.
If a place exists conceptually, Heaven for example, it could exist in real life.
"Imagination, life is your creation."
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