Re: TO: QueeneMUSE Re: "The Virology of Memes"

Anders Sandberg (
01 Oct 1999 16:38:35 +0200

Robert Owen <> writes:

> I am not a biologist, so I am not aware of anything that could "infect"
> a meme, although for all I know they could be vulnerable to a virtual
> neurological virus and become neuropathic, or, for that matter, exhibit
> unseemly virtual warts or other unwanted excrescences.

:-) Of course, the worst infectors of memes are other memes. Some memes attach themselves to other memes to get help in spreading (like chain mail letters about the current Big Humanitarian Issue, or ideologies that take one discipline and make it their vehicle).

Anders Sandberg                                      Towards Ascension!                  
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