Re: DIPLOMACY: Memetic Morphing

Scott Badger (
Mon, 16 Nov 1998 12:43:27 -0600

>I'm not sure television has any simple effects; it might turn out that
>it makes certain people more passive but not others, increases certain
>forms of intelligence (possibly on the expence of other forms) and
>that it makes certain people have less inhibitions against certain
>forms of violence. The point is, this is a very complex phenomenon,
>well worth studying.
>But from a more transhuman point of view, how can we make use of it?
>Anders Sandberg Towards Ascension!
>GCS/M/S/O d++ -p+ c++++ !l u+ e++ m++ s+/+ n--- h+/* f+ g+ w++ t+ r+ !y

How about spreading our memes via a wacky Extropian sit-com. It's a story about two cops that don't follow the rules. One is an upload with a jupiter brain complex, the other is only an inch tall but don't ask him if size matters. These hard-nosed rookies are there whenever individuals' rights are threatened, wherever irrationality, passive optimism, or technophobia raises its ugly head. Next week's episode:

"I Got Your Singularity . . . Right Here Pal."