Re: virus: Re: Virus: Sociological Change
Tue, 17 Dec 1996 10:17:53 -0600 (CST)

On Tue, 17 Dec 1996, Martin Traynor wrote:

> On 13 Dec 96 at 16:50, wrote:
> > Many theories base assumptions upon human
> > nature that simply aren't true (Anarchy, Communism)
> What does anarchy assume about human nature that isn't true?

My, that pushes the research base....

Larry Niven attempted to write this up, in "Cloak of Anarchy". [He may have
been too limited in imagination, or simply needed to wrap it up quickly....]

The real question is, "How long can an anarchy stay an anarchy before it
mutates to some other governmental form?"

It looks like a nonstandard psychology [hopefully(?) attainable by
education] is required to stabilize an anarchy. Certain assumptions
about tech level may also be required. ["Nonstandard" is compared to the
varieties I see around me.]

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