cj> Re: The Matrix – conspiracy or memeplex?


Richard Moore

From: "Andy Morris" <•••@••.•••>
To: <•••@••.•••>
Subject: Escaping the Matrix
Date: Wed, 3 Jan 2001 01:10:30 -0000

Just a note to say I read your article
http://cyberjournal.org/cj/rkm/WE/jun00Matrix.shtml and was
amazed, it hit so much resonance in me, brilliant.

I'm not sure weather 'the matrix' is a real conspiracy, or a
set of self sustaining beliefs that has a net effect as you
describe, although held my a population who believe that
they are doing 'right' as they see it.

I'm not sure if this makes any sense, if you've read Susan
Blackmore's The 'Meme Machine' ,  I may make more sense. Is
the Matrix a conspiracy or a memeplex?


Andy M


Dear Andy,

I'd say it's both.  Take out a dollar bill and look at the
pyramid on the back - the one with the label "New World
Order" (Novus Ordo Seclorum) beneath it.  The pyramid can
serve as a map of the matrix.  The closer you get to the
bottom, the more you are captured by the memeplex power of
the matrix. When you get to the very top, where the eye is,
then you're at the cynical, elite, conscious-conspiracy

If you liked "Escaping the Matrix", then you'll want to look
at Jerry Fresia's "Toward an American Revolution", which
traces the the development of the matrix from 1776 or
thereabouts.  You can find the whole book online at: