RE: Memetic engineering challenge

Lawrence H. de Bivort (
Wed, 7 Jul 1999 19:03:34 -0400 (EDT)

Date: Wed, 7 Jul 1999 19:03:34 -0400 (EDT)
From: "Lawrence H. de Bivort" <>
Subject: RE: Memetic engineering challenge
In-Reply-To: <[]>

On Wed, 7 Jul 1999, Wade T.Smith wrote:

de Bivort:
>>Perhaps I'm just an optimist, and believe in human

>Well, I wish there were more of you then. I have rather come to more of a
>misanthropy in my outlook.

We sometimes think that cynicism is more 'realistic' than optimism. But I
think there are some things that are worth doing that are hard to do if
one is personally pessimistic.

>>We have constructed a
>>couple of memes and released them, mostly to test how the spread of a meme
>>can be limited. The memes accomplished beneficial results for those it was
>>intended, and produced no negative side-effects.
>- who guarded the guards in this? And who are 'we'?

their architecture, and the way the work in society. We have constructed a
couple of memes and...."

Lawrence de Bivort
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