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The One Next Door: Part 6

A/N: I FINALLY UPDATED THIS ONE!!! I can’t believe it tbh but it was really fun! Yeah this one shall continue!!! :D Hope you guys like it!

Originally posted by younas

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As you stared at her, she marched over to you, having to pull her purse back onto her shoulder as she walked. Stepping back a bit, you grew worried being alone outside with her. There were still people walking by but no one was going to notice anything.

“You!” she exclaimed, obviously angry with you. “I need you to tell me the truth here,” she sniffled. Her eyes were red and puffy and you already knew why.

“What? I barely know you,” you mumbled, feeling intimidated by her.

“Just let me talk,” she sighed. “I’ve seen you around the apartment. Have you been sleeping around with Yoongi?” she asked you as if she wanted you to say yes and admit things that weren’t true.

“No! I’m your neighbor,” you scoffed, taken aback by her question.

“Don’t lie! There’s no way I’m the guilty one here,” she let out a sob as her eyes welled up with tears.

“What? What happened to you two?” you asked with actual concern behind your voice.

“Like you don’t know,” she rolled her eyes. “He speaks to you more than he ever spoke to me,” she sniffled.

“We spoke but we aren’t that close,” you tried to explain yourself. “I promise you that nothing happened. There shouldn’t be a problem,” you insisted.

“Well, there is. The fact that he seems so innocent is the problem,” she spoke more to herself then to you. Letting a frustrated groan out, she ran her fingers through her hair. Grabbing at her left hand, she snatched your wrist, putting something small in your hand. “Give this to him. I’m not giving up on him but he wanted it.”

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anonymous asked:

is what you said about transhumanism still around because i'd like to hear your thoughts

It is (here), BUT since that was such a long time ago, I’d also like to expand that critique a little bit. 

My disclaimer is that I’m not speaking about ALL transhumanist theory and not all facets of it (I’m not discussing the approach to climate change here), as it’s possible there are things I haven’t found yet that address the issues I have. I’m mostly speaking about its mainstream iterations, and as it has entered the mainstream, it has become a discipline that ultimately touts capitalism with human-robot hybrids and genetic engineering. At its core transhumanism is too easily co-opted by a state and military apparatus that would like more stringent control over a population. Remember: every technology is always already military and that is just a fact. 

Nick Boström: “Transhumanism has roots in secular humanist thinking, yet is more radical in that it promotes not only traditional means of improving human nature, such as education and cultural refinement, but also direct application of medicine and technology to overcome some of our basic biological limits.” 
Secular humanism maybe sounds nice paraphrased on wikipedia, but Humanism as such is the same entangled legacy of colonialism, imperialism, racism, sexism, nationalism, etc. that is pretty well established. Also the language here is very suspicious, even for someone who works very heavily with the ethics of human enhancement. Education and medical access for whom? Is “cultural refinement” code for more imperialism? “Biological limits” of whose bodies and at what cost?

Much of transhumanist theory is couched in language about “advancement” and “enhancement” and “overcoming limitations” that acts as a protective coating for suggesting things that are essentially eugenic under the guise of innovation and progress. It is ultimately very much against the materialities of difference. There is no room in mainstream transhumanist theory to BE disabled or ill or other, the whole point is to “fix” it or make it go away (you know, by breeding it out). This is hardly even a stone’s throw away from forced sterilization when in the hands of the state. 

This is not to say that I am against medical technologies or things that allow for disabled and chronically ill people to better navigate the world we live in, that is not true. But the problem is just that: the world we live in. What transhumanist theory often does not include is any way to sketch out a future that does not still organise the world as excluding and deriding those who do not fit the archetypes of the “productive” member of capitalist society, instead it continues on the trajectory of making everyone as close to the same as possible. It asks the questions, “How can we be *more* than what we consider normal? How can we be even *more* productive within the system we already live?” I just don’t find that very imaginative or exciting at all. I understand this desire to flee the flesh prison, I do, but much of what I see doesn’t go very deep into how that actually works within the mainstream framing of cyborgisation.

Decentralising technologies in a capitalist society is near impossible, because everything must have a dollar sign and revenue potential attached to it. Someone owns it. I know Black Mirror is cheesy, but I think what it does well is show very clearly how these technologies actually function when in the hands of the capitalist and individualist society we already have, pushed to its logical extremity. In the case of the military episode in the most recent season, it’s a literal visualisation of the tactic militaries have always used of psychologically convincing soldiers to see “the enemy” as something inhuman to be destroyed. This is capitalist transhumanism in service of the military industrial complex, and that is where we are headed. Plenty of sci-fi shows us the same thing. It is ultimately still the world we already live in.

In the hands of the corporation, and I’ll use the example of Facebook here, it is this augmented reality garbage that they are actually working on (and if you watch the presentation at the developers conference this year, it’s truly horrifying when you realise they actually believe everything they are saying). It’s making people’s information more transparent and useful to those with power while continuing to obfuscate the political, corporate, and technological mechanisms that make that possible. 

I do not want a brain implant that allows me to replay my memories or search the internet just by thinking about it if it comes with the caveat that my personal data is up for sale every time I use the device. The negative implications of something like that are so dire that I can’t rebuke them enough. I don’t want to live longer if it means the state still controls my access to resources in my old age. Transhumanism in its current state is capitalism, and it certainly does not bar fascism. I’m not against a transhumanist theory that imagines a society other than the one we already have just a few years in the future, but I haven’t found it yet. If I’m missing it, please let me know.

emelielovisa  asked:

You said in an earlier post that our introverted functions shows through our extroverted functions. How does this work for an INFJ (Ni -> Fe)?

Tact, mostly.

Ni is a very subjective process, often fixated on the far-flung distant future. So, the way it gets what it wants is through … organization. But unlike Te in the INTJ, it’s organization of people in order to generate results that Fe can be happy with. Consensus. Agreement. Comfort. Middle-ground (the more Ni dominates, the less middle ground can be reached, because ultra-strong Ni-doms will pursue their ideal cause with or without Fe).

The most evident example of Ni and Fe that I’ve seen comes from an NFJ in my life. She frequently talks about the future, but through the eyes of a humanitarian. Yes, it is good to go aide to this social group or nation in the present to accommodate their needs, but in twenty years, will this same group resent us for moving in as a country and taking over their welfare? That is both Ni and Fe. Ni looking forward, putting pieces into place, thinking about future consequences, and Fe being concerned with how these actions will be perceived by future generations. How will they feel about it? How will they see our actions in the present?

You know how we look back on history with a sense of scorn or shame? Ni-doms/auxes think about that all the time, in reverse; how will people see this period in history? Will our actions be seen as ignorant or wrong?

Another example of Ni and Fe: NFJ senses that a friend is becoming involved in a relationship that will be a later determent to this person. Ni foresees the consequences before they happen and Fe tries to gently warn this friend to be careful. Fe becomes more insistent on expressing its opinion, out of concern for this friend. This is one time Fe does not back down and risks disharmony in a group, because the Ni-vision of this future is so bad, Fe puts its own discomfort with turmoil on the back burner in an attempt to help this person avoid future pain.

With an INFJ, all you will see is Fe … until you engage them in deep introspective conversation and then their Ni traits start bleeding through: focusing on one particular topic for months and even years at a time; deconstructing their vision of the future to find the steps that will lead them there; thinking decades in advance when making decisions; looking at an object and seeing past what it is, to what it symbolizes. 


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