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When we refer to ourselves, whom do we refer to? Who are we?

Why do you need to know?

You ask us who we are as if we owe you an answer. But the truth is we don't. We don't owe you an answer because we think of ourselves as ones who have always been around and we think of you as someone who has just gotten to know us. So why should we offer you our identification on a platter. It is not easy to know us. You have to struggle, investigate, pay our games, be good favour. And then maybe we will privilege you with the knowledge of who we are.

Not just our identification details, but also your desire to know us is questionable.

Why do you want to know who we are?

What information do you find difficult to access by performing an analysis on our publicly available content that we have made available. Content is a very strong source of identifiable material. It is full of intensely personal, vision artefacts that can be reverse modelled to produce a picture of our mind. If you have that what more do you need?

What do vision artefacts mean? Vision artefacts describe the world that we see. These descriptions also include notes about the quality and nature of sight involved in this act of seeing. With all this information, you can easily reverse engineer our lens, you can know our eye and the cognitive impulse triggering our eye. You can know us. And that's what you want to do. So what's stopping you?

You are just lazy. You do not wish to do all the work required to engage with us, you want to eat the food before you cook. But we are sorry it does not work this way. If you do not want to take the trouble to engage, we do not want to offer you the nectar that you seek. We won't reveal ourselves to you.

Our revelation is a function of the depth of your engagement.

You do your work, we do ours.

We can hammer out other points now. We want to talk about the reduced way in which you deal with humans that you encounter. You use our identity, our self-articulation of who we are and your analysis of the fragments of our publicly available content and judge us. You are a predator. You do not produce your own content, but you do your partial, half-hearted analysis of content we produce and use that analysis to judge us. When you judge us, you want to hit below the belt. You want to hit us in a way that will permanently damage us and of course we shield ourselves.

We shield ourselves by not waiting for you to judge us. We judge you before you hurl your judgement at us.

There is a mid-air collision between your judgement and ours and the splinters of the crash land on your side. Because our judgement is hurled before your judgement, we manage to annihilate your judgement. It does not touch us, we roam free. Unjudged as ever.

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