posted on Aug, 20 2008 @ 02:01 PM
Most people are familiar with the notion of the: id, ego and super-ego.
Therefore, I do not see the point in providing a lengthy definition. However, if one is uncertain I will provide links featuring the definition of
With that said, I am willing to believe that there will be, a fourth entry added to the already existent three notions I pointed out. This fourth
entry, I believe will be titled the 'ultra-ego'. What is it, you may ask?
Well, I am confident this ultra-ego pertains to, the direct use of computers. Via the computer, for quite some time now, people have been interacting
on the web posing to be what they in reality are not. They can claim to be rich, a woman, a man, hurt, happy, post pictures which in actuality are not
them, lie about where they live, what they do, who they are, their age, their name, their beliefs, EVERYTHING can be a lie. Therefore, the practice
of such, via the internet and computer based 'living' for lack of a better word is causing an evolution which has Never Occurred Previously In
The evolution of an Ultra-Ego. Where anonymity or the sense thereof, can cause a person to fake, pose, manipulate, and maintain the persona of
whomever and whatsoever they desire and choose. Lying and pretending are okay in the Ultra-Ego state, as is manipulation and outright fakery. The
Ultra-Ego is stemmed from the use of the internet, be it chat rooms/forums/instant messengers/emails/blogging/myspace(and similar sites) etc. In fact,
any form of communication with others or even amongst one's own self! via the internet can be seen in a sense as partaking in an Ultra-Ego fashion.