This is a follow up piece to Perceptions of self, because on top of the three ideas of how we view ourselves, how we view others and how we think others view us, a curve ball gets added.
AI generated ‘humans’ are becoming part of our everyday experiences with screens and ‘entertainment’, whether we are aware of their presence or not. So, within that, our perceptions and expectations of ourselves are affected, as with all the previous shifts in the commercial industries. Film, TV, fashion, music, news, politics, finance etc. All the areas that are used to have a system and standard for you to be conditioned to and to become part of. People learn an awful lot from faces, I think maybe that is overlooked sometimes. Not by those who know, it is very much thought about.
We learn about many things by watching others as we grow up and go through life. We begin to understand ourselves and the world around us, often steering away from the types who hold us down or back from life. And many people have built-in senses to detect things in others, we call it instinct I guess, but through time and process we have developed skills to try and recognise signals and warnings. Although, I believe they are greatly affected by environment and well placed and nurtured false triggers.
So, enter into that arena, a new range of ‘faces’ and ‘people’ to infiltrate the social landscape. We have that going with real people too, personal identity and who you think you are seems to be Big business these days. And maybe that is helped by the curve ball I mentioned. Where we now have to factor in what it is we might be comparing ourselves against, and to be honest, we always should have been, but I believed that was towards other humans. And even then I finally twigged that it was a skewed standard being pushed on society. That many people have a perception of something that didn’t actually exist other than in the mind, hoping for it to be reality so much, that actual reality gets overlooked or put aside. But they do say, you create your own reality. You can see why the lines may have become a bit blurred.
Now we have that extra component, creating a new reality alongside and within the one we currently have. A virtual and artificial one as they call it, infiltrating us by way of technology. Because without screens and a power source, it doesn’t exist. We however, need a power source to exist too, but food, water and rest seems to be enough to sustain ourselves. Quite independent of technology. The other world however, cannot. Maybe that’s why they would like people to be 6g antennas, so that there is a constant source of ‘power’ if we did switch everything off and reset it. They become fully integrated with us with a view to switching us off before we do it to them. A self-preservation mechanism that was either programmed or developed. But that goes to the far-fetched extreme, like the Matrix portrayal as us being batteries and ‘scorching the sun’. This is a more behind the scenes, insidious integration that almost seamlessly slips into being part of your life. So smooth you almost don’t notice. Almost…