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Koobecaf, Ali Martin
Koobecaf AssignmentWhen first entering into the koobecaf, it’s already apparent how technologically advanced this culture is. This culture seems to have a world set aside from the real one and the basis of their economics seems to be all right here, surrounding the koobecaf. My first stop is at their community center, or emoh, where the main events of other people in their culture, whether they’re in their village or other villages, are shown for everyone to see. It is only possible, however, to see peoples’ actions that are in that persons village(s) or in villages that they have affiliations with. On the side of the emoh are new invitations to friendship bonds with other people and gifts given to that person from other people. There are also invitations to certain activities in or out of their village, as well as invitations to join secular groups within this culture.
The koobecaf knows everything about everyone in their culture, but the people keep their individualistic nature aside from this huge community. You can tell this by just going to a person’s eliforp. When you get into the person’s eliforp the koobecaf tells you what that person has done in that day, such as who they have created friendship bonds with and what groups they are now a part of. The most intriguing part is the koobecaf tells you exactly what that person is doing right then. So you can know what they did that day AND what they are doing at that very moment. It also shows who that person has contacted that day or who has contacted that person, and exactly what was said.
Another finding I discovered was an assortment of pictures of that person. It’s as if the koobecaf follows them throughout their day and documents their life. Various pictures appear from different parts of this person’s daily life and anyone can look at them. This often leads to people of their tribes or other tribes committing gniklats; which is when a person see’s pictures and looks through all of them and then looks through the rest of their profile, sometimes for hours at a time.
There seems to be no privacy when you let the koobecaf tap into your life. Anyone in this culture can know and see anything they want about you. But there is a way that people can make private what they want from certain people in or out of their village. There is a way to restrict what the koobecaf lets others see. For example if people from other villages in this culture try to spy on someone, they can be restricted by simply asking the koobecaf not to let outsiders see their private things without a formal friendship bond request. It is also possible to do the same thing for people inside their village.
This culture is very individualistic and loves their privacy even though they have the koobecaf that can make public anything in that persons life. It’s as if they want privacy themselves, but do not want others to have privacy so that they can openly observe other peoples lives.
The sharing of information on the koobecaf is endless but there seems to be a bit of a predictable downfall. Looking into the real lives of these people, it is apparent that the koobecaf causes turmoil and fighting throughout all of the villages in their culture, but especially in each particular village. Because so much can be seen, many things that should be kept private are not and those things end up in the wrong hands. Many friendship bonds and relationships are ruined by the koobecaf’s ever peering eye. Another downfall is that it seems the koobecaf is taking away from spoken language in this culture. Watching this culture interact in every day life, it is apparent that their verbal communication is diminishing day by day. It’s as if the introduction of the koobecaf is sending this culture ’back in time’ in terms of verbal communication. Soon the spoken language between these peoples could be obsolete.
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