Re: virus: New Ideas

Robin Faichney (
Mon, 26 May 1997 14:03:00 +0100

Dave Pape wrote:
>Explosions are autocatalysis that isn't limited. The kind of
>feedback that I /think/ Robin was worried about when he posted about
>self-referential consciousness causing feedback.

I haven't been following this thread but my name caught my
eye before I could delete it (the message, that is).

I wasn't worried about feedback. My point was rather that
awareness of awareness being an infinite loop, in my mind
makes it unlikely to happen, ceteris paribus. The alternative
being that we're aware, not of awareness, but of the
awareness meme, while basic awareness "comes before"
any meme (in chronological terms, at least).