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Virus Of The Mind

Author : Richard Brodie
ISBN : 1401924689
Genre : Science
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Virus of the Mind is the first popular book devoted to the science of memetics, a controversial new field that transcends psychology, biology, anthropology, and cognitive science. Memetics is the science of memes, the invisible but very real DNA of human society. In Virus of the Mind, Richard Brodie carefully builds on the work of scientists Richard Dawkins, Douglas Hofstadter, Daniel Dennett, and others who have become fascinated with memes and their potential impact on our lives. But Richard goes beyond science and dives into the meat of the issue: is the emergence of this new science going to have an impact on our lives like the emergence of atomic physics did in the Cold War? He would say the impact will be at least as great. While atomic bombs affect everybodyOCOs life, viruses of the mind touch lives in a more personal and more pernicious way. Mind viruses have already infected governments, educational systems, and inner cities, leading to some of the most pervasive and troublesome problems of society today: youth gangs, the welfare cycle, the deterioration of the public schools, and ever-growing government bureaucracy. Viruses of the mind are not a future worry: they are here with us now and are evolving to become better and better at their job of infecting us. The recent explosion of mass media and the information superhighway has made the earth a prime breeding ground for viruses of the mind. Will there be a mental plague? Will only some of us survive with our free will intact? Richard Brodie weaves together science, ethics, and current events as he raises these and other very disturbing questions about memes."

Virus Of The Mind

Author : Richard Brodie
ISBN : 9781458743206
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
File Size : 87. 51 MB
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Virus of the Mind is the first popular book devoted to the science of memetics, a controversial new field that transcends psychology, biology, anthropology, and cognitive science. Memetics is the science of memes, the invisible but very real DNA of human society. In Virus of the Mind, Richard Brodie carefully builds on the work of scientists Richard Dawkins, Douglas Hofstadter, Daniel Dennett, and others who have become fascinated with memes and their potential impact on our lives. But he goes beyond science and dives into the meat of the issue: is the emergence of this new science going to have an impact on our lives like the emergence of atomic physics did in the Cold War? Richard would say the impact will be at least as great. While atomic bombs affect everybody's life, viruses of the mind touch lives in a more personal and more pernicious way. Mind viruses have already infected governments, educational systems, and inner cities, leading to some of the most pervasive and troublesome problems of society today: youth gangs, the welfare cycle, the deterioration of the public schools, and ever-growing government bureaucracy. Viruses of the mind are not a future worry: they are here with us now and are evolving to become better and better at their job of infecting us. The recent explosion of mass media and the information superhighway has made the earth a prime breeding ground for viruses of the mind. Will there be a mental plague? Will only some of us survive with our free will intact? Richard Brodie weaves together science, ethics, and current events as he raises these and other very disturbing questions about memes.

Virus Of The Mind

Author : Richard Brodie
ISBN : 1401924697
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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Provides an overview of memes--or ideas or beliefs that leap from one person to another--and looks especially at the dangers that could arise from this phenomenon, which is growing at an accelerated pace. Reissue.

The Meme Machine

Author : Susan Blackmore
ISBN : 9780191574610
Genre : Science
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Humans are extraordinary creatures, with the unique ability among animals to imitate and so copy from one another ideas, habits, skills, behaviours, inventions, songs, and stories. These are all memes, a term first coined by Richard Dawkins in 1976 in his book The Selfish Gene. Memes, like genes, are replicators, and this enthralling book is an investigation of whether this link between genes and memes can lead to important discoveries about the nature of the inner self. Confronting the deepest questions about our inner selves, with all our emotions, memories, beliefs, and decisions, Susan Blackmore makes a compelling case for the theory that the inner self is merely an illusion created by the memes for the sake of replication.

Invisible Influence

Author : Kevin Hogan
ISBN : 9781118620472
Genre : Business & Economics
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"Invisible Influence is a masterpiece in understanding the science of influence and how to take it from convincing to compelling. Kevin Hogan shows you in plain English how to understand, apply, and master the science of persuasion. The book is brilliant— and you can be brilliantly persuasive. Buy the book, read the book, and implement the book." —Jeffrey Gitomer, author of The Sales Bible and The Little Book of Leadership "One eyebrow-raising, head-whacking, forehead-slapping technique after another. Anyone whose daily life depends on influencing people—in other words, everyone—should read this book. Buy copies for your friends and hide it from your enemies." —Richard Brodie, author of Virus of the Mind: The New Science of the Meme "Master persuaders know that it's not really about the words you use or the moves you make—other people get persuaded because of what you think and how you feel. Kevin Hogan explains in delightfully clear detail how to make these master-persuader secrets work for you. Not only that, he also explains why all of this works, and he shows you the exact scientific research that proves it!" —David Garfinkel, author of Advertising Headlines That Make You Rich "Invisible Influence is a masterpiece. It will be the master influencer's reference book for the years to come. Invisible influence is like oxygen, you can't see it, but your life depends on it. In this book, you will discover the persuasion tactics that will compel your clients to say yes to you—again and again." —Roberto Monaco, www.influenceology.com "Dump the script—it's old news before the ink's dry. Trust yourself and use your new understanding of the ever-changing context to succeed. In his fascinating book, Hogan weaves established research findings into a handbook for successful influence. The guidelines are obvious but hidden, simple but profound. Understand them and you've mastered the complex and crucial art of persuasion." —William D. Crano, author of The Rules of Influence: Winning When You're in the Minority "Many write on the topic of persuasion. Precious few genuinely understand it. Kevin is one of those precious few. Read everything you can by him." —Mark Joyner, founder and CEO of Simpleology, www.simpleology.com

Thought Contagion

Author : Aaron Lynch
ISBN : 0465084672
Genre : Psychology
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Examines the new science of the "meme," the identifiable unit of cultural imitation that becomes important through its ability to self-replicate, and argues that some popular beliefs spread like contagion

The Art Of Memetics

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ISBN : 9781435771383
Genre : Magic
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