RE: virus: Re: Rationality (meme make-up)
Tue, 18 Mar 97 11:02:10 GMT

Rikki B. wrote:

> Drakir wrote:
> >/if/
> >it is possible to transmit fundamental memes on their own, or in very
> >small
> >groups, is it possible to take a meme (read meme-complex) and propogate
> >it as smaller parts, and have it rebuilt inside the new host? That
> >would
> >be the ultimate way to infect without detection.
> It's not only possible, but a main way that sophisticated modern mind
> viruses work. Hitler spread his Four Principles in his speeches.

OK, this is fine, but I also posited that individually the memes
are inactive, and almost undefinable. Can this happen, do you think?
Hitler's Four Principles were definable memes in themselves, surely.

> And why do you think so many people on this list are moving to Seattle?
> =)

I'm not, if that's any help :)