Multilinear Existence

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Originally presented by Jarno M. Koponen in his thesis Futureself - Reflections on a Personal Future Simulation System[1]

An individual becomes visible to others and herself through multiple, linear and nonlinear narratives which exist simultaneously in various dynamic environments. An individual can be seen as a nexus of a parallel yet distinguishable emerging narratives; through these narratives she can be seen as a nexus for various instances of her personality and identity.
Multilinear existence is layered existence, consisting of interconnected intrinsic narrative elements that exist both in physical and non-physical environments. Through multilinear existence, unique patterns of human behavior and social practices will emerge. We must understand the meaning, value and importance of this new form of human existence as it substantially affects our future way of living.[2]


  1. Koponen, Jarno M. Futureself - Reflections on a Personal Future Simulation System.
  2. Space Collective - Ilparone - The rise of the Multilinear Existence