RE: virus: Level-3, Logotherapy and Prejudice
Thu, 12 Dec 1996 10:29:39 -0600 (CST)

On Wed, 4 Dec 1996, Lior Golgher wrote:

> Richard,


> What makes you believe Level-3ers don't do the same?
> A meaning can change the criterions of distinguishing and\or change the
> values of right and wrong upon which to treat input. However it does not
> prevent\limit the usage of distinguish-and-discard mode. Breaking out
> that mode is called 'getting attention', and it hasn't much to do with
> the existence of a meaning. Do you agree?


This looks like a domain confusion. "Getting attention" is usually
restricted to physical stimuli [which often carry/evoke memetic

The ability to choose between reference maps has a prerequisite: the
retention of information that conflicts with at least one of the
reference maps. Since multiple reference maps [almost by definition] are
mutually inconsistent, Level-2 cannot tolerate multiple reference maps.

The procedure of "getting attention", applied to memes [as opposed to
physical stimuli], is essential to maintaining a single reference map.
It has to be partially unlearned to support multiple maps.


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