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Old 01-12-2019, 04:09 AM   #199
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Default Re: Comment my megacorporation

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Originally Posted by Anthony View Post
GURPS' classification of advanced technologies is pretty suspect. The basic problem with applied memetics is that the brain does not actually have mysterious I/O mechanisms that have previously been unknown, and without that there's really no room for dramatic improvements in persuasive ability. Actual memetics isn't really much more than a somewhat different perspective on already known features (people were studying the propagation of knowledge, rumors, stories, etc, long before anyone called them memes). Propaganda methods do improve with advanced technology, but really not terribly fast; TL 2 Roman propaganda is still pretty recognizably similar to modern).
Memetics has been discussed here and conclussions are pretty clear.
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