Part 2. The end of globalization? The questionable paradox of multicultural homogenized non-places
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I don’t think that is necessarily bad. If you think, perhaps, globalization as of the spreading of sameness, likewise it allows human beings to identify themselves as a common sort. I no longer, Or at least, I have less observable substance upon which to Orientalize towards a sort of uncivilized other Ness. I can begin to recognize myself in the face of the other, because I’m no longer distracted by the different environment that they live in, as though they are identical with their environment in their “alien Ness”.
Then further, once the human being becomes the globe, becomes the reflection of the globe, it would seem there’s only two options left by which to find other-Ness, which is to say, to consolidate that identity which is human, rather than that identity which is European or Asian or Islamic or Christian or atheist, or primitive or civilized or intelligent. These would become more substance of subsequence, rather than substance of primacy.
The two spaces of otherness then could be really actual “outer space”, which would include the depths of the earth and the oceans, but also that space outside of the earth, such as the planets in the stars and everything.
The Anthropocene takes on new meaning because the human being is now the globe, the surface of the globe which it sees as it’s self, reflection of itself. It can no longer avoid looking at self, and in fact must go inside itself, so to speak, or distinctly outside.
No longer do we have this gray zone phenomenological uncertainty and nothingness.
We have distinctly that which is going on inside, how consciousness operates, and we have that which is distinctly outside, how the universe or how physics operates the planets, atoms, molecules, life systems etc.