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Mimetic desire is not inherently a negative thing. It can work positively in forming a sense of community (people with a shared desire).
Luke is a Catholic, and he acknowledges the power of mimetic desire in informing the community and the church. Italian immigration to the United States – mimesis for a shared object of desire and community was a tremendously positive thing. The same is happening with the move to digital finance (communities forming like DAO’s, Discord channels, etc.)
A lot of people are fulfilling their need for community and religion in bitcoin and crypto.
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You can manipulate people via mimetic desire (marketing, political campaigns, etc.)
Memetics is the study of memes, cultural units of information that replicate, comparable with Darwinian evolution.
It’s about developing a certain kind of disposition for patience, sober waiting, and recognizing your emotions. In early 2020, Luke got caught up in the mimesis of the markets in the dark days of the COVID-19 pandemic
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A discussion on inflation, hurdle rates, and the mass adoption of Bitcoin.
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