Re: A Power's Nostalgia of Hairy-Ape-Life (was: Re: Singularity Memetics.)

From: Aaron McBride (
Date: Thu Jan 31 2002 - 08:23:35 MST

>Please tell me, who are more effective in memetics: highly intelligent
>scientists or dyslectic politicians? Which meme is more popular in the
>beginning of the 21 century: the rationalism or the superstition? Most
>people let themselves convinced by people on the same level rather than
>by more intelligent ones, let alone by machines. And even if a
>superintelligent AI would find very effective (but semantic wrong) arguments
>for uploading by analysing the human memetic flora and the flaws of human
>thinking, would it be "ethical"to convince them that way?
>Christian Szegedy

Actually, most politicians are smarter than the average man, they just
choose to use their intelligence to gain power/influence. So, most people
(whether they realize it or not) let themselves be convinced by people of
higher intelligence.
Oh, and BTW being dyslexic doesn't make you un-highly intelligent, it just
means the hardware that converts visual symbols (words) into meaning is
faulty. There are lots of ways around this hardware -- just look at
Einstein, or Edison.


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