virus: Alternative Thought Patterns

Kirt A. Dankmyer -- aka Loki (
Mon, 17 Mar 1997 09:04:21 -0500

>acquired/created". The experience of abandoning 'I', then all pronouns,
>then all personal identifiers, for most of a day, for instance, brought me
>soem very interesting perspectives on 'my' place in the world that I
>consider helpful to my understanding of the universe. It also made me

Loki will second that. Loki abandonded "I" for a week, tho he didn't
abandon anything else. The experience was... interesting, even if one only
considers how people reacted to it. It also, now that Loki thinks about it,
begged the question of how much of what we call "ourselves" really belongs
to us, and how much comes from memes that one has been infected with. It
made it much easier for Loki to become infected with the meme meme when
that became relevant...

One of Loki's friends who attempted the experiment discovered a second self
that wanted to comment on the first, using the first person. Certainly it
underlined the fact that one can trigger altermative thought patterns
_without_ chemical substances...

Kirt A. Dankmyer <> --- Academic Computing Specialist -- (910) 759-4202 -- PGP public key available.
For the Snark _was_ a Boojum, you see. --Lewis Carroll