Hi. I, like you, am finding out what it means to be human.
I attended one of the State of California public universities where I studied world culture and comparative religion, taking a degree in Globalization from the Global and International Studies department. I am a Moral Realist, which means I believe that morals are real and not merely emotions because of the Facts-Value gap, which I explain here.
Since graduating, my academic interests are 1. the use of mass media to affect public opinion, specifically shared naratives, 2. the extent to which information transmission and distributed non-hierarchical networks undermine, or fail to undermine, said media-industrial complex, and 3. the nature of information itself and its relation to the ethics of intellectual property (artificial scarcity and the nature of authorship). I hope to pursue a masters degree in philosophy (ethics)/law and public policy, conducting research in information science.