Re: poly: Why so much anonymous virtual reality?

From: Perry E. Metzger <>
Date: Fri Feb 20 1998 - 15:45:17 PST

Robin Hanson writes:
> Such technology would be hard because there are so many ways for
> our personal styles to shine through, and our interactions use them in so
> many ways. It's like acting a character in a play. Even when you have
> a costume and makeup, it's really a lot of work to stay in character.
> You have to be aware of how other people percieve you,
> and react to them based on that. Managing different characters for
> a dozen different regular contexts seems a great cognitive expense.

I seem to do it already, now that I think about it. I don't act around
my S.O. anything like the way I act around consulting clients. It
isn't even an act -- it is just "natural".

Received on Fri Feb 20 23:48:17 1998

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