Re: virus: Taking Over the World (was: Sign Off)

D.H.Rosdeitcher (
Fri, 24 Oct 1997 12:49:10 -0400

Brett wrote:

>>Brett--If you read my post again, you might find I wasn't talking about
>>issue of "redistribution of wealth" as a main focus, since it was in the
>>context of memetic evolution...(DH)

>I still see redistribution of wealth as having very little relevance to
>memetics even in the context within which it was brought up.

If too many people are either constantly dealing with day-to-day
survival, persuing monetary gain for its own sake, or spending all their
time consuming, there would be less effort spent on advancing memetic
evolution--an activity which supposedly leads to progress. If you take the
view that people's minds are resources worth cultivating, it might be a
good investment to redistribute wealth so that more people participate in
memetic evolution, which would pay-off in the long run, since there would
be faster progress toward, say, harnessing energy more efficiently.

>And my
>personal assessment is that governmental reform is a particular issue of
>yours which will continue to be brought up if someone doesn't help you
>it into perspective.

Can you go into the archives and show me how I keep bringing up government
reform? You might be getting mailing lists mixed up like you did before.
Then again, Brett, thanks for helping me place my "government reform issue"
in proper perspective.

--David R.