e pluribus habitus

Agents are absorbed in their affairs and act in ways which are inscribed in the game itself.

We can only interact with each other locally and that local interaction always reflects population-wide generalizations and idealizations most of which we are not conscious of.

Habitus is a complex concept, but in its simplest usage could be understood as a structure of the mind characterized by a set of acquired schemata, sensibilities, dispositions and taste… [wiki]. Please pause to notice ‘acquired…’

Now please pause to ponder:

  1. Of all in your mind, what is intentionally put there by others?
  2. And of that, what has your permission?

A New Scientist post reveals emerging technology which may give humanity a new opportunity to protect our mental boundary.

Since the 80s I’ve called it Information Sovereignty and I look forward to its adoption, a critical extension of rights at least as important as charters protecting body and property.

There are attempts to describe habitus:

We acquire our interest in social games living in the society we are born.

Our minds are structured by social experience imprinted in our bodies as feel for the game…

Agents are caught up in social games and the stakes at play. They are invested in the stakes and act what some call habitus, the ways of thinking into which they are born.

People acquire social games living in the society they are born. Their minds are structured by experience imprinted in their bodies as feel for the game.

Yes, he said imprinted IN our bodies. We would not live in a home without doors.