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This is Previous-Essay <== This-Essay ==> Following-Essay Click HERE on this line to find essays via Your-Key-Words. {Most frequent wordstarts of each essay will be put here.} ========================================================== %MOURN DEATH PASSAGE FRIENDSHIP STAGE LIFE RELATION+930327 %TECHNICAL GROUND PERSONAL ACCEPT REJECT MACHINE 930327 When we honor technical grounds for personal acceptance into and/or rejection from dialogue we set the stage for honoring machines as being equal to and better than people. Technical grounds for acceptance into and/or rejection from dialogue have to do with conformity of behavior to technical performance standards; e.g., moral codes, ethical standards, taboos, legal regulations, etc. Technical grounds for acceptance into and/or rejection from community tend to be objective, quantitative, consensual, systematic, dichotomous, yes/no, exclusive/inclusive, computational, binary, and alienative. Technocrats usually are the managers of the technical grounds and the judicial procedures by which people are accepted into and/or rejected from community. Accepting technical grounds for personal acceptance into and rejection from community leads to identity crises for real people who cannot compete with machines for slots of acceptability. Machines are accepted as more acceptable than are read people; and people are put out of work by machines. People come to wonder how they are different from machines when all of the time they are competing to be better than machines in order to be accepted in place of machines. What ground for self esteem does a person have if they find that programmed machines are more acceptable than they are? In desperation many people accept the assumption that they need to be re-programmed before they can be acceptable; so they seek one kind of fix, or another kind of fix to be reprogrammed into an acceptable personal-machine. They become addicted to the search for fixes. They do not find that satisfactory and in frustration and anger they become violent. They turn to machines to express their violence with guns and bombs; they become like the machines which they use in their violations of personal and communal integrity. (c) 2005 by Paul A. Smith in (On Being Yourself, Whole and Healthy) ==========================================================