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Excellent observation, Ted. And not just with regard to 'pathological'
Can a person infected by a meme casually tell the difference between the
meme and what is 'real'? My gut feeling is that the two may be
indistinguishable to the person. The content of a well-received meme
becomes an undistinguishable part of the person's sense of reality.
> The idea of mind control is rendered superfluous by memetics. You don't
> need to wield power over people's thoughts when your memes are colonizing
> their minds. You don't have to be consciously trying to enslave them.
> Rather than the recruiter controlling the mind of the victim,
> both are under
> the sway of pathological memes.
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