Ideas can infect people just like viruses and create some sort of psychological pandemic. As more people get infected it becomes easier and easier for the virus to spread as human minds are awfully malleable

Large scale examples are:

  • Slavery (and the fact that everyone was ok with it)
  • Capitalism
  • Consumerism
  • Nazism
  • Black Friday

On a smaller scale, whenever someone is feeling a certain way they spread it to other people. emotions are contagious

Mainstream media has a huge power to spread these kinds of viruses, but today with social media it is much easier for anyone to spread memetic viruses.

Now they are much easier to spread.

Inspired by: Duncan Trussel | Daniel Schmachtenberger Topics: 010 Mind MOC | Persuasion