"What memes are able to do is something that religion has exploited for thousands of years: Mold people into carriers of language viruses using symbolism and hyperstition."
via https://nihil.nyxus.xyz/posts/cyber-nihilism-redux-pt-0 by @nyx
"Darwin and the geologists had already established that the entire surface of the earth and everything that crawls upon it is a living fossil record, a memory bank rigorously laid down over unimaginable aeons and sealed against introspection; churned and reprocessed through its own material, but a horrifying read when the encryption is broken, its tales would unfold in parallel with Freud’s, like two intertwining themes of humiliation."
"Naming is hard. Names, after all, are perhaps the most indelible artifacts of the product creation process. Brands are redesigned with regularity and codebases are continually rewritten and replaced but a name, for better or worse, usually sticks."
"As glaciers melt, wildfires rage, and government services fail, we imagine more and more of us will recognize the need to decentralize power to push back against this dystopian chimera"
the personal instance of Liaizon Wakest