RE: virus: MEME UPDATE: To Censor Or Not?
Mon, 16 Dec 1996 00:48:41 -0600 (CST)

On Mon, 16 Dec 1996, Dave Pape wrote:

[Responding to Brodie]

> But does "conscious" = "free"? More to the point, does "thinking driven by
> others' memes" necessarily mean "not conscious"? I don't think so. Remember,
> the freedom~consciousness equations were derived by theists. I don't want to
> take their word for it.

1) Certainly subconscious action removes the chance of overt control. If
you want to impose overt control [the reality/illusion of freewill, take
your pick], you will be ahead promoting consciousness.

2) I would phrase it as the freedom-consciousness inequalities.

/ Towards the conversion of data into information....
/ Kenneth Boyd