The Cruel wrote:
You can have this "fun". I appreciate who and what I have in my life.
You are running away from new sensations. You mustn't run away. You mustn't run away.
The Flying Fortress wrote:our evolutionary process is a natural work, I also do not settle for turning into an orange soup, I like to be This beautiful specimen of reflective prism.
We're not just natural beings. As Gendo says, humanity has science to evolve. We in a certain way have stopped evolution by the time we settled ourselves as social beings. With that being said, that doesn't mean Instrumentality is the right step to keep evolving, but Gendo is right in that one.
Sachi wrote:Why not? What if one's circle of peers is so limited that their gaps cannot be sufficiently covered by the few people they know? This seems like an unnecessary convolution, when it's simpler to assume everybody complements each other, stranger or no
Well, you're right. From a "substantial" POV, everybody complements everybody. But I am referring to a existentialist POV. The void that separates yourself from others is avoided in Instrumentality. Your ideas, your ideology, your mood or your hobbies are conformed by the people you know throughout your entire life. But as you remain as a human being you're separated from them in a certain way, and that's where social anxiety comes from. So, a person you don't know or doesn't have to do with you doesn't enter that frame. Of course, this is not entirely true, because strangers also imprint some psychic "symptom" in you (in psicoanalitic terms), but you know, the "closest" sensation you would feel from Instrumentality would be the complementing of you with your peers.
xanderkh wrote:^Exactly! If you could have EVERYTHING you wanted with the blink of an eye....would you even bother getting up in the morning?
Instrumentality is not about fulfilling your dreams. It's nothing like that. It's more like a relief, to put it simply.