Language is a Virus from Outer Space

luka

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the power of words like normalise or weaponise is that they encapsulate an insight into a process.
 

luka

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they allow you to take in a quite complex idea at a single glance. and that becomes part of your analytic arsenal.
 

sufi

lala
After the disappointment of Ozma, the National Academy of Science requested a meeting to decide Seti’s future. Invitees included Carl Sagan and the neuroscientist John Lilly, who believed that dolphins had a level of intelligence comparable to that of humans and had been trying to prove it using experiments that involved feeding the dolphins LSD. The group was so impressed with Lilly’s presentation, which promised a more proactive approach to the problem than scanning space for signals, that they called themselves the ‘Order of the Dolphin’ (perhaps Lilly had brought his stash with him).
 

sufi

lala
did you notice people using viral metaphors in everyday language a lot more too? Immune, strains, symptoms, waves etc
There's been a lot of virality in how the mass messaging on lockdown and all that has disseminated
 

sufi

lala
‘Messaging extra-terrestrial intelligences’ (Meti), on the other hand, requires the development of a self-interpreting language, as Galton, Marconi and Tesla realised.
 

Mr. Tea

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did you notice people using viral metaphors in everyday language a lot more too? Immune, strains, symptoms, waves etc
True, but things have been "going viral" for ages, haven't they? Like at least a decade, I think.
 

luka

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infection is a kind of base, core metaphor a huge amount of language is built upon
 

luka

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but werent the lads just saying there has been an uptick in usage and application?
virus is a computer thing too. virus in the simulation.
 
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