Re: virus: Alternative Thought Patterns

Corey A. Cook (
Thu, 13 Mar 1997 18:15:35 -0800

Tony Hindle wrote:
>David McFadzean writes
>>Tony Hindle wrote:
>>> I think mind altering stuff increases the "rate of memetic
>>>mutation/recombination. The insights gained are partly bollox,
>>>partly usefull, the point is only the usefull ones survive one's
>>>rational filtering later.
>>If you change that to "only the useful ones *should* survive..."
>>I'd agree.
> Done. Now the question is how to reduce the number of non-
>useful insights that survive one's rational filtering. I think
>constant improvement of the rational filtering is needed. My best
>guess is that this is achieved by adding our new insights to our
>rational filtering software. I've arrived back at this notion of
>consciousness bootstrapping itself upwards again, surprise

Very well. An Alternative Thought Pattern is entered (this doesn't always
require the use of psychoactives) and insights are gained. After returning
to Normal Operating Mode, the insights are screened through a rational
filter. Those that survive are added to the filter, and the process is
repeated. Has anyone tried this? Does it work?

Corey A. Cook

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