Tuesday, 21 September 2010

Outsourced Suture

Identity formation does not take place close to actual biology person.

Person inscribes into Symbolic Register in a Network Society. They can turn on and turn off the Others in that register even using search algorithms to discover others to repace existing others.

For example a person using internet dating may not work to save a relationship because they can find another online with a search function. A second life user leaves an AV that has a partner because RL over SL.

Person inscribes in to a symbolic relationship that can be highly anonymous and allows the user to leave or change with little effort or cost. For example on can change one's facebbok profile, picture and friends easily. A man has an apartment in SL with a woman living in another country. One day he stops logging in. There exists no court to hear emotional neglect.

The suture is temporary, distant from biology, and managed.

Rober1236 Jua the Cyber Trekker of Second Life
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