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De-Roboticize Yourself Part 5: Socio-Sexual

(See Comic)This is basically the "good parent" circuit. It is the circuit responsible for social rules. People dominated by the Socio-Sexual Circuit tend to be "pretty." (Which isn't to be confused with "hot." "Hotness" has more to do with the emotional territorial circuit.) The socio-sexual circuit is foremost involved with controlling procreation by defining what is right and wrong (moral and immoral). In that sense, the socio-sexual circuit could be called the guilt circuit since it facilitates a lot of guilt in people. That underlying guilt is why people (good robots) often use words like "dirty" and "naughty" when referring to sex. The one rule shared by all cultures regarding sex is that there must be rules.The socio-sexual circuit is usually imprinted around puberty by a person’s first sexual experiences. The imprint helps define tastes and either makes a person sexually normal, within the definition of a given culture, or deviant. For instance, if you wanted to be a sexually normal person relative to the laws regarding sex in the United States you’d want an imprint that makes you heterosexual and interested in long-term, monogamous pair bonding, with a partner within consensual age. Unfortunately, or fortunately, not all people get that law abiding imprint for many reasons--including because people’s parents have deviant imprints and so have a deviant influence. That causes problems. In a sane society, sex rules would be accompanied by precise sexual initiation rituals to assure people would get the desired imprint. To leave people on their own to hopefully develop sexual imprints in line with societal norms is not a very realistic premise. Nonetheless, since the socio-sexual circuit is a relatively higher circuit, it is more easily re-imprinted than the lower circuits. Consequently, people often experience fluctuating sexual tastes through their lives as their original imprints are tweaked and re-imprinted. Overall, due to ever changing pop-culture styles and trends, different generations tend to develop different general turn-on’s. You can greatly improve your chances of getting laid by a common human robot by exploiting the sexual imprinting related to popular styles and trends. But that won’t help you find true love or a non-robotic mate. In fact, it will most likely just hinder that. If you familiarized yourself with most of the techniques out there on seducing and winning over mates, you’d see that they play off manipulating the emotional territorial circuit (giving off signals of an Alpha-male or Alpha-female). Since that is the level most people operate off of, those techniques tend to work. And they especially work well when people are under the influence of Alcohol since alcohol stimulates emotional territorialism. But on more sophisticated and un-intoxicated people you’ll find much less consistent results. In general, a person with a well developed socio-sexual circuit will not seek out a mate who is simply a good warrior or who has a certain idealized type of body. Instead, a person with a well developed socio-sexual circuit will seek out a mate who will make a good parent. It has been scientifically recognized that scrawny beats brawny when mature women are looking for a long term mate. In the 8 circuit model, this scrawny over brawny pattern is attributable to the fact that brawny men tend to be more emotional territorial centered instead of socio-sexual (good parent) centered. Exercising this circuit: In general, to break rigidity and guilt stemming from the socio-sexual circuit, you basically want to get over it, and if necessary, get off by it. Think back on your first sexual experience(s). Think of the stimuli (person you were with, images, or thoughts). Think of the surroundings (car, pool, room, music). In what ways do you think those experiences imprinted you? Write an essay explaining why your views, rules, and practices concerning sex are good ones compared to other people’s. Use specific examples of your views, rules, and practices concerning sex having good, joyous outcomes. If by doing this exercise you begin to question your views, rules, and practices concerning sex, think of things you would like to change. Sexuality & Morality Imprinting: Imprinted by first sexual experiences. Main Concern: Is this moral or immoral? Imprint: Normal or Deviant? Drugs that emphasize this circuit: Low Dose MDMA The Domestic Circuit (Sexual)

De-Roboticize Yourself Part 4: Semantic

*(See Comic) Semantic Circuit This is the builder communicator circuit. Its mission is to manipulate and map the environment. The semantic circuit is usually imprinted by the age of 5. People highly dominated by the Semantic Circuit tend to be scrawny, unimposing, and in extreme cases extra-tall. All their energy goes up to their heads. This is the dominate circuit of the archetypal nerd. The semantic circuit binds time together through the spread of information across generations. Ideas like “the wheel” or “movable type” are ubiquitous in the minds of most contemporary humans because those ideas have been spread thanks to communication facilitated by the semantic circuit. It is like our minds are haunted by the thoughts of people from the past. And if you use your own semantic circuit to upload your thoughts and spread them via symbol systems then your thoughts will haunt the minds of people in the future. Dumb parents tend to have dumb kids, not for genetic reasons, but because dumb parents under-stimulate the semantic circuit, which leaves a dumb imprint. And conversely, smart parents tend to have smart kids, not for genetic reasons, but because smart parents adequately stimulate the semantic circuit, which leaves a smart imprint. (In this sense, being dumb and having a child is essentially a form of child abuse in the contemporary world.) The semantic imprint is sort of like a person’s operating system. If you have a bad operating system installed then it won’t be able to run many new programs (learn); it will be prone to viruses (manipulation); and it will be prone to crashing (running out of memory). Fortunately though, imprints on higher circuits are more changeable. Consequently, a bad semantic imprint (operating system) can be tweaked for someone who truly aspires to get smart. (The simplest method for smartening up is to hook learning a new symbol system to emotional territorial power acquisition.) On the semantic circuit, smart means being dexterous and articulate, while dumb means being clumsy and inarticulate. A person with a well rounded and well developed semantic circuit is good at things like speaking, writing, drawing, building, fixing, playing instruments, and these days, computers. Being smart is more advantageous for securing resources in the contemporary world than being tough (emotional-territorial). However, having a well developed semantic circuit is not the end all of human achievement. You still want to be well rounded and fit for developing higher circuits. Without higher circuits operating, the semantic circuit can be used and abused to perpetuate all kinds of insanities. Because ultimately, reason is a whore. And so you can use semantic mapping capabilities to weave together all sorts of squirrelly models of reality to justify all sorts of varieties of self-serving insanity. (Note: A popular theme on old episodes of The Twilight Zone was dystopias built out of abuse of third circuit rationalization.) Exercising this circuit: Your semantic map is no better than other people’s unless it contains and outstretches other people’s maps. Consequently, honestly try to understand the thought systems of people that seem foreign to, disagreeable to, or beyond you. Acquaint yourself with various religious thought systems and political ideologies. Get a book about physics, like one by Stephen Hawking or Brian Greene. Read it thoroughly until you start to understand things like Einstein’s relativity and Schrodinger’s cat. Expose yourself to different cultures. Explore and learn to appreciate a variety of music types from all different eras and genres. Start a notebook where you constantly draw, redraw, record, and rerecord your map of reality. Imagine that you are doing this in order to eventually communicate to other people your map of reality and why it is the best one. Eventually you’ll have a large collection of notebooks and a much larger map of reality than you started out with. Semantic Circuit (Reason) (Time Binding) Main Concern: Can I build or conceptualize this? Imprinting: Imprinted usually by age 5 Imprint: Smart (infophile) or Dumb (infophobe)? Drugs that emphasize this circuit: Caffeine, Cocaine, Speed