Breaking down the walls of mystery


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BILLY IDOL OPENING MANIFESTO LYRICS

The future has imploded into the present.
With no nuclear war, a new battlefield is on people’s minds and souls.
Mega-corporations are the new governments;
Computer-generated info domains are the new frontiers.
And though there is better living through science and chemistry,
We are all becoming cyborgs. The computer is the new cool tool.
And though they say all information should be free, It is not.
Information is power and currency in the virtual world we inhabit.
So mistrust authority. Cyberpunks are the true rebels;
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Cyberculture is coming in under the radar of ordinary society…
An unholy alliance of the tech world and the world of organized dissent.
Welcome to the Cyber Corporation…

…Cyberpunks.

And though they say all information should be free, It is not. Information is power and currency in the virtual world we inhabit. So mistrust authority… .”

Good. Twice the pride, double the fall.” 😉
The “problem” with calling oneself “a cyberpunk” or “joe random hacker” for all I care is:
That one can only BE RECOGNIZED (in large by…) as such and not the opposite which is considered to be either (tending to be) pretentious or prone to be called as being/trying to be a “poser/wannabee” or even the more negative “imposter”.

In general I feel that “this problem” is consistent and persistent in (m)any (self proclaimed) literacy in *any* discipline.

So as to answer my own question: “Do I wanna be called ‘a hacker’ or any other label pertaining to ‘this genre’ ” (fancy a hug or some attention?)? Maybe? 😈

My Stance:
Honestly, I have an affinity with technology in general and I tend to look into matters (closely when interested) but I would neither give myself, nor dare to use such a label (What’s in a name anyway!?).
Q: Out of fear for rejection or the fear to get laughed at, perhaps?
A: Nope, not really and frankly I don’t care what you may think about me if such would be the case. *Simply shrugs his shoulders and moves on*

People,
You can never change the way they feel,
Better let them do just what they will,
For they will,
If you let them,
Steal your heart from you,

The reason for this post? I am just thinking out loud here, do not expect anything special to come out of all this. Which is why this post will have an open ending.

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  1. Being or feeling unfamiliar (with the use) of “certain labels” also sometimes referred to as jargon speak/speech doesn’t mean one is “stupid” or lacks the intelligence to comprehend any such label, but merely suggests a hint of unfamiliarity with those. 😉

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