Is there a better term for "the real world" than "meatspace"?
"The real world" implies that our digital augmentations of it and the friends we make there are not "real".
and "meatspace" is just kinda silly.
@ada That's a good question. I've learned on things like "analog plane/space" or "offline spaces" for this.
@ada "the physical plane" if you want to go D&D nerd on it.
My fav term is dirtspace, but that might not be significantly less silly than meatspace.
@ada It feels more and more like the unreal world.
@ada silly names for silly things
@ada is what my meemaw always said
@ada face to face? in person? idk
"The Tangible Realm"?
@ada I got used to "meatspace", but in most contexts that I want to refer to that sort of thing, I find that the phrase "in person" conveys what I want to get across.
i know people who favor "offline" and "the overworld" although each of those i think covers a slightly different slice of the meat-and-elections universe so they're not drop-in by any means but rather context dependant. 🤷♀️
Like, you can have an "in-person meetup", but it's not like everyone attending is cut off from the 'net, they're gonna be shitposting about that nonsense joke someone just made, y'know?
@ada "the realm where I must pay rent"?
@ada (honestly these days I've given up on avoiding the silliness and just use "meatspace", even in workplace comms)
@ada AFK ?
@ada Anthropologist Tom Boellstorff uses “the physical world” which is just being fancy about “meatspace” but I like it.
@ada I usually say, "real space." It's accurate, intuitive, and concise. 🙂
@ada something like "offline" can work I think, short and I hope not value assigning as better/worse/whatever.
Not sure, I'm interested in alternatives as well.
(Sidenote "meatspace" I find frequently associates with those who use "meatsuit" and I find that a whole fascinating phrase commonly linked to interesting bodily experiences - by which I mean dissociation and dysphoria)
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