15 October 2005


i have a mental list
never written down, so missing forgotten bits

of ways the current pendulum-swing might be reversed

mostly relying on a charismatic leader:
a jfk
a walter cronkite
a martin luther king
an elvis with added politics

but sometimes on a charismatic community-movement:
flash zombie-mobs
chumbawamba drum-corps
bonobo group-marriages

and always falling back on robot wisdom:

a computer model of society
deep enough to guide decisionmaking

but i think there's a nice parallel for robotwisdom
in the 19th century rise of marxism

a (flawed) model that captured the popular imagination
a charismatic model

and how much more charismatic it will be, this time
as a computer game: