HipCityReg — the mysterious, ubercool philosopher-founder of the NYC and LA based avatar social network Eternal — is a kind of legend on Twitter, known equally for his smirks directed at Startupland and his insightful personal essays exposing unresolved problems our community is reluctant to talk about.

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I think we paint ideal scenarios off of what we believe are existential threats to the health of whatever system we believe we are in.

What does the word “community” mean to you in 2019? Is it an empty word or does it have a real substance?

I’m trying to make more space for my friends to just be lazy and lay around together.

Name one thing humans are better off doing alone

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Reggie with his girlfriend Evy in New York City

Community is the act of creating a distinction between your people and the crowd. And the physicality behind that difference is what allows us the space to explore varying degrees of intimacy.

How likely do you see the ideal scenario actually happening?

A good life is a life where people understand what purpose an event served, how it came to be, and how they fit into that story.

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