Re: Coercive Transhuman Memes and Exponential Cults

From: Damien Broderick (
Date: Thu Jun 14 2001 - 01:32:23 MDT

At 04:15 PM 6/12/01 -0700, Durant Schoon wrote:

>perhaps I am concerned because the possibility of
>memetic plagues is not that outlandish. With winner take all hypergrowth,
>it doesn't seem like such a bad idea to consder the worst case
>I'll bet there's a good sci-fi book I just need to read :)

Raphael Carter's THE FORTUNATE FALL has a hack at it. So do several recent
novels by John Barnes.

BTW, the technical term for a memetic attractor is `memetic attractor'.

Damien Broderick

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