The Null Device

David Brin on the five memes that shaped the planet on a deeper level: feudalism, machismo, paranoia, "the East" and neophilia (which Brin terms the Dogma of Otherness). (via the Horn)

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Posted by: Buster Hihmenn Sun Apr 7 05:50:41 2002

Michael Lewis' book (and BBC series) Next is all about 'neophilia'. We're in a situation now where if you don't embrace the new, you fall behind. Partly thanks to the Net, the Dogma of Otherness is winning.