Re: virus: Autocatalytic Idea System Examples

Tim Rhodes (
Fri, 30 May 1997 12:39:31 -0700 (PDT)

On Fri, 30 May 1997, Yash wrote:

> It's all linked. Consciousness linked to brain linked to other parts
> of the body. Only after much time is developed a metaphor-cum-proto-science-
> cum-science which enables us to say "how about putting a meme space in
> another medium, after all this body dies soon". And so some start thinking
> about it. The thing is, if you don't have you body now, you can't think
> about it,
> because we haven't gone round to machine uploading yet. So it's all linked.

This was about to send me off on a rant about the failings of the
extropians belief that we can replace the body and keep the meme space
intact, uneffected and as sensitive to it environment.

But it's raining outside and the arthritis in my hands is acting up making
me cranky.

-Prof. Tim