Re: sleep and communal dreaming (was RE: Unambiguous Language...)

From: James Higgins (
Date: Mon Jun 25 2001 - 13:24:04 MDT

At 11:01 AM 6/25/2001 -0700, you wrote:
> > Durant Schoon said:
> > > Using spare cycles to compare one's own mental structures with the
> > mental
> > > structures of others one is likely to come into concact with, so that
> > > at the time of actual communication, one already knows which symbols
> > are
> > > shared.
> >
> > I am not sure if this is a good idea. Do you really want to be learning
> > concepts from someone else without putting critical thought into it?
> > But maybe it is decent...
>That's a step further than what I was thinking. I was merely proposing
>that a list of similarities (to public beliefs) be created, so that if
>you're communicating with me, you can subconsciously check the results
>of communal dreaming to see if we share a similar concept.
>The only information gathered would be a list of what is *similar*
>(perhaps what is different, too). That list could be consulted for
>determining whether to send me an experience or just reference to one
>of our common beliefs.
>Durant Schoon

Oh, I'm certain Big Brother would love this. A database of which beliefs
people agree and disagree with. Let the witch hunts begin!

No one will ever get me to subscribe to such a system. I personally like
the fact that people have to ask me what my beliefs are. Besides the fact
that I retain control of that information it also spurs discussion and
encourages social contact.

James Higgins

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