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Meta…

I was reading some Joi Ito stuff, and suddenly… Wikipedia said that:

Meta (from Greek: μετά = “after”, “beyond”, “with”), is a prefix used in English in order to indicate a concept which is an abstraction from another concept, used to complete or add to the latter. The Greek meta is equivalent to the Latin post.

In epistemology, the prefix meta- is used to mean about (its own category). For example, metadata are data about data (who has produced it, when, what format the data are in and so on).

So… is it not that we are all living a sort of MetaLife???

Think about that.. we constantly hint about the way we are, the things we love, the thoughts inhabiting our synapsis, we constantly give out MetaLife bits…which is kind of nice, but that encompass that the overall culture about “first impression” has to be somewhat revised? Sounds silly, point taken, but altogether damn right..

I have to build up interest from MetaLife hints, I have to guess what is behind or beyond the Meta, I have to keep myself interested whilst living into a sort of Continuous Partial Attention

Does it then come as a surprise that “speed” and “velocity” are mandatory factors, and is it also understandable that “slow” is coming back as a revolutionary item? I believe we all have the tendency to speed up decisions based upon small, sometimes way too small indications, hints.. metaliving our lives..

F#@$… that’s scary.. yet interesting.. how about then the relationship with 2.0 evolutions? What about the support of broadband, social networks, mobile communications and the lot???

Are we all going crazy, or superficial, or incredibly thorough since we may end up with a never-experienced-before level of meta information about anything and anyone (thus nobody could mess up with you all)? Or, to someone more likely, we will push harder to shut it down all, get a bottle of Ornellaia and sit down for the entire night with a person we may like, eventually, talking and experiencing proximity?? How weird is that????

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