Memetic Tribes and Culture War 2.0

post by Eneasz Brodski (eneasz-brodski) · 2018-09-20T17:58:01.862Z · score: 19 (9 votes) · LW · GW · 4 comments

This is a link post for

Long, but absolutely worth the read IMHO. Brings together many aspects of today's cultural crisis, explains both its origins and effects, and proposes solutions.


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comment by cousin_it · 2018-09-21T12:36:54.885Z · score: 10 (6 votes) · LW · GW

Hippocratic oaths don't stop wars. Anyway, "how do we stop the culture war" is a boring question. The best way to make progress on a boring question isn't to spend tons of low quality effort on answering it directly. Instead, try to come up with exciting related questions, like "what's the next step after swarm tactics" or "how can I profit by selling weapons for the culture war".

comment by ImmortalRationalist · 2018-09-25T11:35:58.892Z · score: 9 (2 votes) · LW · GW

This video by CGPGrey is somewhat related to the idea of memetic tribes and the conflicts that arise between them.

comment by moridinamael · 2018-09-20T18:54:49.306Z · score: 4 (2 votes) · LW · GW

I really like the idea of some kind of public, generalized Hippocratic Oath for online behavior. Needs an actual name, though, and needs somebody more visible than me to plant a Schelling stake in it.

comment by habryka (habryka4) · 2018-09-20T19:39:55.866Z · score: 2 (1 votes) · LW · GW

[Moderation Edit]: Made it an actual link post, instead of adding the text manually at the top.