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While computers can be monitored with utilities and debuggers to
determine what processes and applications are currently running, there is
no such analog or utility for the human mind.
If it can be said that culture is analogous to programs, then, no, there
is nothing, nohow, to determine what culture the mind is running at the
There is some reliable evidence that we can tell what emotions are being
The interface between emotions and society may well be culture, but, we
do not know, nor can we ascertain, what programs are running (or what
memes are resident) or even what culture someone is from.
No analytical real time tool (like fMRI) can determine what cultural
background I have.
But, it's relatively simple to determine that a computer is running a
benighted office suite relegated to the limbo of a monopolistic operating
system, and chained to a specific processor, just by observing.
Then again, observation (and what is obvious) is often a trap in science.
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