Re: Coercive Transhuman Memes and Exponential Cults

From: Durant Schoon (
Date: Mon Jun 11 2001 - 19:07:03 MDT

> From: Gordon Worley <>
> To:
> no good reason why they wouldn't continue to get into trouble. If
> these cult things take off, maybe they'll kill themselves off and all
> that will be left are those smart enough to tell a helpful meme from
> a dangerous one.

But why is that more likely than being inundated by highly effective
replicating groups of memes?

> Or, maybe Eliezer is trying to start a Friendliness cult and he's
> really a transhuman but isn't telling us. ;-P

Yes, Friendliness is a surprisingly strong memetic attractor :-)

Durant Schoon

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