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I've been thinking a lot, looking at this picture. Every now and then, photos dictate a story to me. It is my avatar, again who with his physical action, surprises me. | by a.venicioarmin
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I've been thinking a lot, looking at this picture. Every now and then, photos dictate a story to me. It is my avatar, again who with his physical action, surprises me.

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I've been thinking a lot, looking at this picture. Every now and then, photos dictate a story to me. It is my avatar, again who with his physical action, surprises me. It's intriguing how the mind can mimic it. Several years ago, my marketing professor proposed an exercise. The windows of the living room were facing the street. He asked us to approach them. He told us to look at a beautiful woman who was waiting for the bus to arrive. Behind her there were several people in line. The question was: which one of you would dare to get off and talk to her? When you are 22 years old, we are more daring, so, I answered: I would dare, but what worried me, the people behind, they would surely be the ones who would call my attention, saying, "hey you have to make the line".

The professor looked at me, smiled, and said: it is possible, but also, it is possible, that the woman will receive you, with a rejection, or with a bad gesture. The problem would be that all the others would not only tell you to get in line, but they would laugh or make fun of you. She would immediately act upon you, the prejudices, the inhibitions, the doubts, etc. So they will not allow you to resolve the situation, freely. The professor suggested that we think about what would happen if we could send a kind of robot, no different from a human being, and that from the window we could use it as if it were our other self, and with a remote control, we would speak with our voice. It was a mental exercise, without a doubt.

So I ask: what do you think would happen? My answer was that I was not at risk and that my anonymity would allow me to say what I needed to say, no matter what she and the others said. Many years passed and I always remember that exercise. I'm sorry I don't have her phone, because I would tell her that she was ahead of her time. But also, that it is incredible how the anonymity behind, the robot (Sic) Avatar, could be used with cruelty, without measuring the consequences of our actions, that a lot of damage could be done.

I always think that if it had been possible that day, my other self, cybernetic, would have been kind, sweet, and above all polite. I never doubted it. I testify that what I had imagined I put into action. But something, the exercise, I do not contemplate. Human behaviour is, in many cases, absolutely detestable. I would not like to imagine, if a future, we must protect ourselves from non-humans. Several I know are enough for me.

 

He pensado mucho, observando esta foto. Cada tanto, las fotos, me dictan una historia. Es mi avatar, nuevamente quien con su acción física, me sorprende. Es intrigante, como la mente puede mimetizarse con él. Hace varios años atrás, mi profesor de Marketing, nos propuso un ejercicio. Las ventanas del salón, daban a la calle. Nos pidió que nos acercáramos a las mismas. Nos indicó, que miráramos a una bella mujer que estaba esperando la llegada del bus. Detrás de ella había varias personas, en fila. La pregunta fue: quien de ustedes se anima a bajar y hablar con ella? Cuando se tiene 22 años, somos más audaces, entonces, respondí: yo me animaría, pero que me preocupaba, las personas que estaban detrás, ellos seguramente, serían los que me llamaran la atención, diciendo, “hey tienes que hacer la fila”. El profesor, me miro, sonrió, y me dijo: es posible, pero también, es posible, que la mujer te reciba, con un rechazo, o con un mal gesto. El problema sería, que todos los demás, no solo te dirían has la fila, si no que se reirían o se burlarían. Inmediatamente actuaría sobre vos, los prejuicios, las inhibiciones, las dudas, etc. Por lo cual no te permitirán resolver la situación, con libertad. El profesor, nos propuso que pensáramos, que pasaría si pudiéramos enviar a una especie de robot, sin diferencia con un ser humano, y que desde la ventana podríamos utilizarlo como si fuera nuestro otro YO, y con un control a distancia, hablaríamos con nuestra voz. Era un ejercicio mental, sin duda. Entonces pregunto: que piensan que ocurriría? Mi respuesta fue, que de esa forma no corría riesgo alguno, y que mi anonimato, me permitiría decir lo necesario, sin importar lo que ella y los demás dijeran. Pasaron muchos años y siempre recuerdo ese ejercicio. Lamento no tener su teléfono, porque le diría que se había adelantado en el tiempo. Pero también, que es increíble como el anonimato detrás, del robot (Sic) Avatar, se pude usar con crueldad, sin medir las consecuencias de nuestro actuar, que se puede hacer mucho daño. Siempre pienso que ese día de haber sido posible, mi otro yo, cibernético, hubiese sido amable, dulce, y sobre todo educado. Nunca lo dude. Doy fe que lo que había imaginado pude ponerlo en acción. Pero algo, el ejercicio, no contemplo. Las conductas humanas, son en muchísimos casos absolutamente detestables. No quisiera imaginar, si en un futuro, debamos protegernos de los no humanos. Me basta con varios que conozco.

 

 

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