Your chosen gender: Transgender male
Century of birth: 80th
Country of birth: Intorion (transliterated)
Best friend(s)/(unusual) pet: a tardigrade
What did your parents want you to become?
They had no interest in my life. I was raised by computers, but not the ones with the ability to care, just the ones who provided the basics.
What are you really doing now?
Creating a vehicle to explore the latest discovered star in Croteo Lurnexa
What is your day job?
Engineer and interpreter
What is your night job?
Participant in a life-long sleep study
Where do you live?
In a pod in the center of the big city Frotorx, in a floating building that has 500 other individuals living in pods. The digital simulations make it more spacious than it sounds.
Where would you rather live?
In an underwater hotel on planet Earth.
If you were a plant lover/gardener/botanist – what would your garden/park/meadow/field/balcony/window shelf/… look like?
Full of black flowers.
You hate plants? Tell me about it.
I don’t hate plants. I just don’t belong to the cast of people that gives them any thought or attention.
What is the weirdest story of your life?
When I was in an online relationship with 7 other people for 6 years, I could not escape the desire to get plastic surgery to physically change my appearance, rather than rely on the digital version of myself that I created for my partners. It was the first time I ever considered the old theory that digital representations of your physical self that don’t actually match your physical self are lies. I ended that relationship, and began a non-digital relationship with someone who lives in pod complex. We are still together – we’ve been together for 9 years, but we only see each other and talk to each other about once or twice a month. It’s the best relationship I’ve ever had.
Best encounter ever:
One day when I was researching tips on entertaining my tardigrade (Loozy), I was contacted by a composer named Frips Chathrameh. I guess he found out that I am a big fan of his scent music. He told me that he also has a tardigrade, and it is entertained also by his scent music. I never thought of that, but it worked like a charm.
Favourite text/statement/book/… ~ The Declaration of Independence
Your chosen name is: Poh Mia
You can follow composer Anthony Green and his pet tardigrade on SoundCloud.
Featured image: Phineas Jones, creative commons license