This is the second of a three part series on the concepts of self-awareness.
As I began to question my self-awareness, I began to question my ability to control the things that go through my head, especially the things I feel. I don’t think I’m an idiot, but I’m not a super-smart person. I’m not smart enough to understand the game systems, and I’m not very good at systems.
Self-awareness is a concept that’s fairly new to the gaming community, but there is a long history of thinking about it. For example, the concept of self-awareness is closely linked to a philosophical concept called “metathesis.” The idea is that our thoughts and actions, like all things in the universe, are the result of a metacommunication between two things.
Like a phone with two people using it, actions are the result of two independent processes. That means that if I pick up the phone, and dial a number, and put it on speaker, and then push the button, and then press the speaker button, and then hear a message be read back to me, then my actions are the result of two independent processes.
This is a fascinating idea, but I’m not sure it’s possible to implement in real life. The way we do it, we do it by adding devices to our phones. If you’ve ever had a phone that’s been left on for any length of time and has been dead silent, you know the type of stuff you can hear.
We use the same concept in st1502sa. The first process is an activity that is detected when the phone is placed on a speaker. Then it is the phone’s action or reaction that is detected when it is turned on. In st1502sa, the phone will be on speaker in one of the three situations. It will either be plugged into an outlet, or it will be on a call, or it will have a call ringing or a call incoming.
While there were a few people who suggested adding a button to play the song just as it began, we decided to keep the main activity as the phone ringing. This is because there are situations where the phone is on speaker when you are not aware of it. For instance, when you are answering a call, it may be loud enough that you have missed a ring. Or you will be in the middle of listening to music and you will not hear the ring.
So while the phone may be ringing, you don’t know what it is. So the fact that it is a ring is not necessarily a problem if you are not currently speaking to the person you are talking to. The problem is that you are not aware that the phone is ringing. That is, you don’t know that it is on speaker because you are not aware of the phone being on speaker.
The phone ring is a common human reaction to a ringing phone, and while no one is required to answer the ring, it is a human response. It is also a human reaction to the ring that someone will ask you to answer the phone. That is, you may want to take a stand, but you are not aware of it. So while you may be in a panic, a ring may be heard, but you are not aware of it.
The phone, unlike the doorbell, is not inherently dangerous, so you should not be afraid to answer it.