[ExI] Memes and ghods
William Flynn Wallace
foozler83 at gmail.com
Fri Nov 9 21:17:36 UTC 2018
In the early days, it
was more about us becoming gods or at least entities with what was
considered godlike powers through nanotech. I think it could be
summed up as "There are no gods--yet."
As a personality psychologist, I have an interest in testing. I like the
Briggs, for instance, on which I score as an INTJ. The shorthand for that
category is Mastermind. I wonder if any of you have taken that test and
know your scores and will share them with me. I can forward you an online
test that won't take five minutes (yes, I took it and scored INTJ). Many
of you come across as being in that category.
On Fri, Nov 9, 2018 at 2:33 PM Keith Henson <hkeithhenson at gmail.com> wrote:
> I originated a few memes.
> One I can't track. It's the one that has been on Mythbusters several
> times, the car with a jato bottle. I worked this out at the dining
> room table at the Druid Studen Center in the early 1960s and spread it
> around to a few dozen people as kind of a joke. The reason I think I
> might have originated it is that the stories all tend to be set in
> Arizona. But I really can't tell.
> Another which I can track is the Druid registration meme that I
> originated in 1961 during registration.
> There are a few ideas I had that I didn't spread out as memes because
> I thought they were not good. Won't mention them here.
> The "world as a simulation" meme I didn't originate, but I was a link
> (as was Hans Moravec) in it becoming a cottage industry in philosophy
> departments. The story was discussed on this list in the early 2000s.
> Oh, how the character of this list has changed. In the early days, it
> was more about us becoming gods or at least entities with what was
> considered godlike powers through nanotech. I think it could be
> summed up as "There are no gods--yet."
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