Re Major Technologies--Memetics

Brian D Williams (
Mon, 25 Jan 1999 07:45:12 -0800 (PST)

From: (James Ganong)

>OK, we've gone over several physical technologies so far, but what
>about memetics? Could it ever be developed to the point of being
>an actual technology/engineering discipline? Why or why not? What
>could happen if it were so developed?

It already exists, it's called "spin doctoring". The Clinton case is a good example. People who defend him repeat a series of platitudes which make no sense. "It doesn't rise to the level of impeachment" yet impeachment is clearly for high crimes and misdemeanors, and perjury is a felony, clearly exceeding misdemeanor. Only an idiot or a liar would consider the acts performed as not constituting sex.

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