Yudkowsky's Scale of Future Shock Levels

from the weirdness-comes-in-degrees dept.
How much change can you handle? Find out by seeing where you fit on Senior Associate Eliezer S. Yudkowsky's Shock Level scale showing various levels of coming technologies and potential applications. Which level can you face with "calm acceptance"? You've probably picked your level correctly when lower levels seem boring while higher ones look flaky. This scale, or one very like it, is a key tool of memetic engineering. Read More for caveats. Note: this is not an endorsement of a particular level on the scale as being "correct". Note also that one way to move people up the scale is through careful choice of wording. For example, the wording of memes at Level 4 could be tweaked to increase newbie-friendliness.

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