virus: Levels of consciousness

Richard Brodie (
Tue, 24 Dec 1996 10:31:48 -0800

Dave Pape wrote:

>Hello Richard. Me again. Antifreewill man. I'm trying to pick up on all
>debate about Levels... I absolutely agree that memes interact and give
>to more abstract memes at another (we tend to think of it as "higher")
>level. But, surely, I can have a meme which causes me to appraise less
>abstract memes and accept/reject them... but where's my choice about
>or not to apply THAT meme?

It's just like an antivirus program running on your PC. Given that you
can distinguish the undesirable memes in your own mind, you have some
power to remove and modify them, even though your consciousness program
is just running on the same operating system. This is Level 3.
>A separate request: you replied to my original posting (which now looks
>bit hasty in parts, sorry) about consciousness arising from the
>of memes. Now, this fits in with my theory... can you expand on that at
>In the meantime, I've just got my copy of "Consciousness Explained" by
>Daniel Dennett, so I'm going to give that a scan, see if it lights any

A good book, but they printed it in an unreadable font. Have fun!
Richard Brodie +1.206.688.8600
CEO, Brodie Technology Group, Inc., Bellevue, WA USA
Do you know what a "meme" is?