A thought popped into my head about web use. Recently I’ve randomly heard/read quite a few interviews which have dealt with the idea of parallel universes. And my proposal is this:
Could it be possible, that by branching off all over the web, each of us as individuals are creating are own parallel web universes? If I create seperate identities for Twitter, wordpress, gmail, aol, yahoo, myspace, facebook, etc, etc…Am I not in effect allowing for these seperate identities to thrive and flourish on their own accord?
Depending on the name I choose, picture I present, and general identity I create, this character will interact with other characters in a very unique way; not unlike the physical me in another universe, if the theory is in fact true.
So are we not previewing, maybe the inevitable reality we each face as human beings, through these web services? Possibly as a way to ease into the notion of actual parallel universes..
This could also mean that having Multiple Personality Disorder actually may stop being a disorder and just being the norm. in society. It may be more beneficial to your own life if you can show off how the original you has branched off into a variety of creative ways. This could even be a way of courting someone. “Oh you JUST have a facebook account..that’s kind of boring”.
In the near future we might each expect/require that we each carry around a variety of personalities at one time. Or socially required…but I may be stretching here.
It could have very well all started with the PC game “The Sims” back in the 90s. The dynamic is different now, as our “trusted” politicians tweet, our favorite celeberties have facebook accounts, and if these characters are only existing in cyberspace, there’s no definite way to ascertain if they are really human.
We also see this “Comment” culture that lives totally anonymously online. Again you can adopt a new identity for each site you comment on. Forcing yourself to wonder “Who is the real me? And maybe we truly are entering an age of mind expansion where the limited physical self, with a singular ego will no longer feed the machine of evolutionary thought?”