Cyber Identities 2.0

Thoughts, spilled onto a blog.

In what can be described as a synthetic world, the internet feels anonymous, safe and non-threatening – even if it isn’t. People are more trusting and form deep attachments.

“The RSVP Date of the Nation Report 2014 shows –

  • 57% of Australian singles think online dating is a mainstream way of meeting new people
  • 64% of single Australian have used online dating or would consider it
  • 52% of single Australians would suggest online dating to others seeking to meet new people”

Environments in games where your avatar can engage in any behaviour you choose many people can get carried away and swept up into the synthetic world.

In Sex, Technology, and Public Health Mark Davis notes that instinctual sexual desire is one of the most primitive human elements and he questions the kinds of beings we are to become with the increasing technological innovation which could heighten the desires we already…

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