October 18th, 2018 10:43 AM
THE SCIENCE OF WHY PEOPLE ARE NPCs OR PCs.
@Dylan Thomas (TrueDilTom) put out a wonderful podcast on the NPC meme (before it went viral). But most importantly, inside that discussion he reminds us that the origin of the thought is the research showing that the vast majority of people do not rely on language to ‘calculate’ with their internal voice. Language is a form of calculation consisting of categories, religions and values, and with language we can produce frames of different scales of coherence using internal consistency, external correspondence, and existential possibility. Instead they are driven entirely by experience and intuition – they were insufficiently trained, such that they cannot even use LANGUAGE for measurement of their thoughts: that’s before we get to Reason, Logic, Calculation, and Computation. In this sense, people really are NPC’s who are somewhat capable of speech to express intuitive reactions, but lack the agency to calculate with language and therefore speak in argument and reason.
This is why I say that there is a vast difference between declaring people HUMAN just because they can speak, instead of declaring people HUMAN because they have AGENCY.
Speech is an insufficient test of sufficient agency to enter into a contract, for the same reason that children lack sufficient agency to enter into contract.
You can only cooperate with whom you can cooperate, and you cannot enter into contract with people who lack agency.
They are not yet domesticated (fully human).
So it is one thing to have your human potential BLOCKED (addiction to supernatural religions); and another lack the TRAINING to transition from primate to human; and another to seek to circumvent the LABOR of exercising agency; and another to possess agency because you have the ability, training, and WILL to possess and therefore demonstrate agency. (This paragraph was important, so read it again.)
We cannot cooperate with those who cannot cooperate because cooperation on means and ends that require calculation require members of the contract be able to calculate.
Ergo we can’t.
Therefore Revolt, Separate, Prosper, Speciate.