RE: virus: Re: conscious and subconscious

Richard Brodie (
Thu, 12 Dec 1996 12:04:09 -0800

XYZ wrote:

>Subconscious means that it just beneath the surface of our
>Unconcscious means it can never be brought to consciousness.

I don't use the word "subconscious" (at least when I'm being conscious)
because it drags with it the whole Freudian model. I use "unconscious"
to mean "not conscious." For example, when I drive I have a whole set of
unconscious memes directing my driving. Sometimes my destination goes
unconscious too. That's when I end up habitually driving over the
floating bridge towards work instead of staying on the freeway and going
to the restaurant I have reservations at.

Richard Brodie +1.206.688.8600
CEO, Brodie Technology Group, Inc., Bellevue, WA, USA
Do you know what a "meme" is?