We need a coherent terminology to properly discuss the humem system. As is true for language in general, these terms will develop naturally as more people start thinking and talking about these concepts. For now, we will adopt some of the basic terms proposed in The Humem State: The Emergence and Establishment of Our Extended Presence, by Alan Brook, to facilitate our initial discussion.
For brevity, we can use the term alpha to designate the counterpart in the alpha relationship, whether it is the person or humem. This convention is similar to the use of the words “partner” and “spouse,” i.e., the person’s alpha is their corresponding humem, and humem’s alpha is its corresponding person.