Re: virus: A Memetic Constitution

Reed Konsler (
Mon, 3 Jun 1996 23:46:40 -0400

At 01:01 PM 03/06/96 -0600, KMO wrote:

>Before writing a preamble, I suggest compiling a list of concepts which
>virians value and wish to propagate. Here are a few starters:
>The ability of individuals to recognize the forces which influence their
>perceptions, desires and behavior
>The ability of individuals to make informed decissions
>Liberation of individuals from non-creative, non-cognitive drudgery

Complexity (in the mathematical sense)
Creative expression (ties in with KMO's last point)

Equilibrium (related: homeostasis, vectors)
Mechanism (Cranes vs. Skyhooks, see: Dennett "Darwin's Dangerous Idea")
Meme (wasn't someone going to mention this one?)
Selection (natural and artificial)