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it seems that, following September 11th, the planet is
heading towards a type of "singularity" of
change/mutation regarding almost every significant
meme. from political "leaders" to the celebrity
community, you hear everyone saying that they know
next to nothing about what's going to happen next or
how the world will look, but they are certain that
things will "never be the same."
when was there such unanimity -- around the world and
by so many different cultures -- in the expectation of
massive change and chaos, brought about by an earnest
and somewhat desperate self-reevaluation of every
institution with any stake in global culture?
some memes that seem the ripest for memetic mutation:
what do people think of the wider prospects for this
sort of period of punctuated evolution, and what
directions things might head (i tend to think world
peace/one-world government, persuasion/force, etc.)?
who's been lurking in, and enjoying, the list for
several days now
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