Uh huh… So imagine a world like this, where everyone’s thoughts are open to everyone else in the waking world. I’m reminded of the Star Trek concept of the Borg, a collective hive where each individual hears – constantly – the interior conversations of every other member of the hive. It’s a world were there is constant noise, endless chatter, and no rest for the individual from any of it. There is no conversation either, just chatter. It is an inhuman world, precisely because it has no place for the “egocentric”, a term whose negative connotations are employed by such people precisely in order to do away with the underlying concept of the individual person itself. It is an inhuman world precisely because it has no place for the “ethnocentric,” a term whose negative connotations, again, are employed precisely in order to do away with the underlying concept of tradition, culture, and heritage.