entpm

“It is unlikely to do anything interesting just now,” Hackworth said. “It won’t really activate itself until it bonds.”

“Bonds?”

“As we discussed, it sees and hears everything in its vicinity,” Hackworth said. “At the moment, it’s looking for a small female. As soon as a little girl picks it up and opens the front cover for the first time, it will imprint that child’s face and voice into its memory-”

“Bonding with her. Yes, I see.”

“And thenceforth it will see all events and persons in relation to that girl, using her as a datum from which to chart a psychological terrain, as it were. Maintenance of that terrain is one of the book’s primary processes. Whenever the child uses the book, then, it will perform a sort of dynamic
mapping from the database onto her particular terrain.”

“You mean the database of folklore.”

Hackworth hesitated. “Pardon me, but not precisely, sir. Folklore consists of certain universal ideas that have been mapped onto local cultures. For example, many cultures have a Trickster figure, so the Trickster may be deemed a universal; but he appears in different guises, each appropriate to a
particular culture’s environment. The Indians of the American Southwest called him Coyote, those of the Pacific Coast called him Raven. Europeans called him Reynard the Fox. African-Americans called him Br'er Rabbit. In twentieth-century literature he appears first as Bugs Bunny and then as the Hacker.”

Finkle-McGraw chuckled. “When I was a lad, that word had a double meaning. It could mean a trickster who broke into things- but it could also mean an especially skilled coder.”

“The ambiguity is common in post-Neolithic cultures,” Hackworth said. “As technology became more important, the Trickster underwent a shift in character and became the god of crafts- of technology, if you will- while retaining the underlying roguish qualities. So we have the Sumerian Enki, the Greek
Prometheus and Hermes, Norse Loki, and so on.

"In any case,” Hackworth continued, “Trickster/Technologist is just one of the universals. The database is full of them. It’s a catalogue of the collective unconscious. In the old days, writers of children’s books had to map these universals onto concrete symbols familiar to their audience- like
Beatrix Potter mapping the Trickster onto Peter Rabbit. This is a reasonably effective way to do it, especially if the society is homogeneous and static, so that all children share similar experiences.

"What my team and I have done here is to abstract that process and develop systems for mapping the universals onto the unique psychological terrain of one child- even as that terrain changes over time. Hence it is important that you not allow this book to fall into the hands of any other little girl until Elizabeth has the opportunity to open it up.”

—  Niel Stephenson from The Diamond Age, or a Young Girl’s Illustrated Primer

anonymous asked:

The best mbti, ah, I mean, ENTP?

Ah, ENTPs. You guys have braggadocio for days. Haha, but I love you guys too! How could I not love a fellow Ne-dom? :D

Kinda doing a mishmash of the two sets of questions for this one; you’ll see why in a moment.

1. Have I met anyone of this type? A few online, none confirmed in real life. For shame, though. I’m pretty sure my dad is an ENTP, however…

2. Do I have any Tumblr friends/faves of this type? Hell yeah I do!
Holla ze-wonderfully-wonderful-wizard migrainentp/entp-ramblings bathss
also I like entpme-mbtiguide and e-n-t-p
(I’m probably inevitably forgetting some people but oh well)

3. What type of relationship do/did we have, or how well do/did we know each other? Online, we don’t know each other very well, haha. But I’d like to get to know them better, I just don’t know what to say! 

4. General impressions? You guys seem so fun and intelligent, maybe way more daring and incisive than me hahaha. Also, do you guys really want to fight about everything, all the time? That seems a bit extreme, don’tcha think? XD

5. What do I imagine our relationship would be like? How well would we get along? We would get along fairly well, but they would probably hate/wouldn’t know what to do with the inevitable ENFP emotionality. Would probably be cool with the shared need for downtime. Companionable silence, probably. We would be those dorky awkward kids who manage to be cool at the same time. Nerds without even trying. Loud Ne in every direction!! Getting overly excited about everything! I look forward to it!

6. Stuff I’ve always wanted to do with this type? You know that post that says, “ENTP: ‘You look like the human form of pleasure, let’s put the principal’s car in his office!’” Well, I think that would be so fucking funny to do, except for the inevitable getting-in-trouble-with-the-law bit. XD
Also I want to debate them on stuff, just because! I need the practice. :3

Ask me about my experiences with the MBTI types!

What I’ve written previously for this tag

life doesn’t want to be fragile, it wants to be strong and
regenerative, soft, fluid and encompassing. it seeks to
hold itself as an individual, embracing another of itself with
emotional attraction affinities, which it knows is best to
merge with, just for the while as it experiences the
connections.

the in-between of having, wanting and dreaming builds
realities from rhythms it experiences. connected to an
overlapping membrane of consciousness, the surrounds
of nature tell stories of all possibilities.
capturing a thread of preference begins to bring the mind
on a journey. as they depart from the center, the mind and
vectors communicate differently with each other, forming
new means of embodiment.

which vector is going to live longer? can they return? are
they able to depart further from the stance of this
realisation and trail back to the memory of longing before?
can there be a continuation to that predefined destination
which was envisioned from both trajectories, which now
there is? wait! … there is more now! which shall be looked
from? all? which is the one to see the best future from?
as they begin to seed themselves from a point of
experience, they are building their topology to create an
existence there. perfection is never found. experience
creates the story while communication is continuing the
growth/build of the environment.

if you are at one end and another at the other, and both
travel towards the decay point, possibilities deduce to
what is right and good.

the shape of what is felt is sensed as an exaptive form,
expanding between the non-form of the invisible which
becomes visible.

all that’s required is trust & delivery into acceptance as
things move on.

— 

- desire mechanics (love. growth and experience of breathing into meaning)

from Entanglement Personas/Metaconstructs

Subject X was a poet—at least that’s what he wrote on his application form—and he claimed fluency in a number of languages.

Rajiv and I were delighted with this; we thought it would be fascinating to see the brain correlations of someone so intimate with language—with the immense complexity of word manipulation. There was no doubt that he would be our first subject. I wonder, now, if he might have known that; if he was making certain that we’d choose no one else but him.

You’ve probably heard me sharing my pet theory—a speculation really—that minds which operate a number of languages simultaneously (a rare phenomenon indeed) are a mutation of the lateral thinking paradigm. Somehow these minds sustain a continuous diversification of parallel dimensions because they must retain their focus on the word they are looking for. It is as if the word they are looking for keeps morphing one into the other, across languages, and so they never lack the appropriate term. Because of this simple fact, the coherence of their thought stream is an unremitting flux that never sleeps—it merely fluctuates in intensity and density—at least, that’s my conjecture…

What led us astray at the beginning was the fact that we took language to mean verbal languages only. But language is much more than that. So often, we forget that a visual representation of a chair is not the same as the word “chair” or the vocal verbalization of that same word. The language of chemicals and molecules, the language of magnetic fields, of shapes and coordinates of spaces and times and the language of energy, all these and many, many others—as we now are beginning to understand—exist continuously and in a superimposed manner, only part of which surfaces and parallels the others. What is normally perceived is only superficially and apparently translated into another language. The difference therefore was not only of kind, and thus of quantity, but also of quality.

Now do you see how we were caught off guard? When we did our first experiments we did not understand how we got those strange results: the de-coherence effect of immediate reality.

—  the world belongs to words part I, a sci-fi ultrashort by @wildcat2030