[extropy-chat] Reality creation, fragmentation and justification

Anders Sandberg asa at nada.kth.se
Thu Sep 14 19:41:30 UTC 2006

The trick is to use the long links in the small-world graph. Most people
do indeed cluster into neighbourhood realities. But most also have a few
links to more remote realities - the grandkid who listens to goth music,
the friend who happens to read sf, the Chinese-Norwegian coworker. It is
across these long links new memes tend to creep in. And the same goes for
setting policy: network far and wide, and you will find that you can get
your ideas into the memespaces of both far left and far right if you are
careful to deliver the memes phrased in the right way.

Anders Sandberg,
Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics
Philosophy Faculty of Oxford University

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