RE: virus: 'Meaning of Life' Memes

Robin Faichney (
Mon, 8 Sep 1997 15:10:35 +0100

DHR wrote
> Robin wrote:
> I wrote:
> >> Don't you think that the "non-mind-virus-like" high-awareness state
> of
> >> the
> >> Zen masters would have led to the Zen masters practically taking
> over
> >> the
> >> world like a race of supermen?
> >Indeed it would, were it not for the fact that Zen masters are
> >not interested in such pointless activities as taking over the world.
> As Prof. Tim would say, they might think it's pointless but they'll do
> it
> anyway, just like mopping the floor. If there are 1000 zen masters,
> algorithmically, a few would probably be expected to try to take over
> the
> world.

> >> I mean, what's the big advantage to Zen
> >> except that you feel better in the present moment?
> >Umm, dunno. What else do you want? To take over the world?
> I don't need to take over the world, but I'm wondering if the notion
> of
> attempting to become an immortal cosmic superman is just a meme.
What else would it be?