virus: Re: virtuality

Ken Pantheists (
Sat, 28 Dec 1996 14:18:05 +0000

Drakir and Alex wrote:
> But only if you are unaware that you are in a Virtual World (IMO).

It doesn't matter if you believe it or not, really. What do the masses

This is a fun mental exercise-- rminds me of the "what if you are a
brain in a jar?" discussions that are designed to just freak you out.

Personally-- sorry to sound like a stick in the mud-- I don't think,
whether you choose a reality that's virtual or real, it would have any
impact on memetics.

It just puts you at one level of abstraction-- it's an aloof position, a
seperation from the "world" that reminds me of monastic practices.

That being said-- I ahve to also say-- because I now know what you do
for a living Alex-- that you cannot build an artificial memeshpere or
virtual reality. I have gone into that in greater detail in a previous

The thing that is missing from your A-memesphere is the memesphere. Just
like the AfterDark aquarium screensaver is missing two things-- water
and fish.

  Ken Pantheists 

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