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21st Nov '16 8:33:14 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''AMiracleOfScience'' never goes into the exact details of how one normally contracts ScienceRelatedMemeticDisorder in-universe (it's implied to be more of a "GoMadFromTheRevelation" scenario, but never really discussed in-depth), but the [[HiveMind Martians]] express concern that if one of their citizens contracts it, it might become one of these to them. It's only a theoretical possibility, but one they're understandably unwilling to test.

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* ''AMiracleOfScience'' ''Webcomic/AMiracleOfScience'' never goes into the exact details of how one normally contracts ScienceRelatedMemeticDisorder in-universe (it's implied to be more of a "GoMadFromTheRevelation" scenario, but never really discussed in-depth), but the [[HiveMind Martians]] express concern that if one of their citizens contracts it, it might become one of these to them. It's only a theoretical possibility, but one they're understandably unwilling to test.
22nd Oct '16 10:16:52 PM Xtifr
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* There is a short story by RobertSheckley where everyone on Earth learns to levitate. If, however, they ever doubt their ability to levitate, they lose it. Additionally, if one person sees another who is unable to levitate, it would automatically plant doubt into ''their'' minds as well, in effect becoming a fast-spreading virus.

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* There is a short story by RobertSheckley Creator/RobertSheckley where everyone on Earth learns to levitate. If, however, they ever doubt their ability to levitate, they lose it. Additionally, if one person sees another who is unable to levitate, it would automatically plant doubt into ''their'' minds as well, in effect becoming a fast-spreading virus.
22nd Oct '16 2:27:17 PM Morgenthaler
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* An X-Men story during an arc where they were fighting vampires dealt with their human allies quarantining and attempting to cure a group of humans infected with one by a vampire that made them want to be drained by him. They were consciously aware of their condition but will physically act to achieve it all the while voicing praise. It took them discovering it was mental for them to gain the help of a resident telepath to make any progress.

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* An X-Men ''ComicBook/XMen'' story during an arc where they were fighting vampires dealt with their human allies quarantining and attempting to cure a group of humans infected with one by a vampire that made them want to be drained by him. They were consciously aware of their condition but will physically act to achieve it all the while voicing praise. It took them discovering it was mental for them to gain the help of a resident telepath to make any progress.
* ''ComicBook/JudgeDredd'': The denizens of the evil dimension of Deadworld have once used Judge Anderson's mind to spread a psychic virus called Half-Life into Mega-City One, which caused widespread chaos as people spontaneously became either homicidal and suicidal (or both).
23rd Sep '16 11:53:20 AM ReaderAt2046
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* ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'' has [[spoiler: Nemesis, a mental plague that warps its victims to the service of the Outsiders. Dropped hints suggest that nearly every villain Dresden encounters may have been influenced by Nemesis.]]
7th Jun '16 5:32:10 AM Mildegard
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* In ''Webcomic/GiftsOfWanderingIce'' there are so-called psi-profiles which when "assigned" to a person act as a gateway for very specific mind viruses.
2nd Apr '16 11:33:11 PM Dvandemon
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* An X-Men story during an arc where they were fighting vampires dealt with their human allies quarantining and attempting to cure a group of humans infected with one by a vampire that made them want to be drained by him. They were consciously aware of their condition but will physically act to achieve it all the while voicing praise. It took them discovering it was mental for them to gain the help of a resident telepath to make any progress.
17th Jan '16 10:25:26 PM Eagal
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* UsefulNotes/RichardDawkins is the originator of the term "meme" and the concept of memetics. As an avowed atheist, he's written a number of articles and books using his model to liken religion to a disease--even outright labelling it as a "mind virus" in ''The God Delusion''. Calling religion a "mind virus" has subsequently become popular among "New Atheists," who tend to be fans of Dawkins.
30th Nov '15 9:03:02 AM FF32
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* RichardDawkins is the originator of the term "meme" and the concept of memetics. As an avowed atheist, he's written a number of articles and books using his model to liken religion to a disease--even outright labelling it as a "mind virus" in ''The God Delusion''. Calling religion a "mind virus" has subsequently become popular among "New Atheists," who tend to be fans of Dawkins.

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* RichardDawkins UsefulNotes/RichardDawkins is the originator of the term "meme" and the concept of memetics. As an avowed atheist, he's written a number of articles and books using his model to liken religion to a disease--even outright labelling it as a "mind virus" in ''The God Delusion''. Calling religion a "mind virus" has subsequently become popular among "New Atheists," who tend to be fans of Dawkins.
25th Nov '15 12:47:06 PM Dravencour
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Mind Viruses can vary in terms of their effects and their severity. Minor cases might simply give the victims [[PsychicDreamsForEveryone weird dreams]], or give them a [[CompellingVoice slight compulsion to do something]] (though this compulsion can be ignored with enough willpower). More severe Mind Viruses can do everything from [[FakeMemories alter]] or [[LaserGuidedAmnesia completely erase]] memories, [[NotHimself alter one's personality]], or even completely [[MindRape destroy someone's mind]], leaving them a shell.

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Mind Viruses can vary in terms of their effects and their severity. Minor cases might simply give the victims [[PsychicDreamsForEveryone weird dreams]], or give them a [[CompellingVoice slight compulsion to do something]] (though this compulsion can be ignored with enough willpower). More severe Mind Viruses can do everything from [[FakeMemories alter]] or [[LaserGuidedAmnesia completely erase]] memories, [[NotHimself alter one's personality]], or even completely [[MindRape destroy someone's mind]], leaving them a shell.
an EmptyShell.
5th Oct '15 1:26:14 PM FF32
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* Though the "culling song" in Creator/ChuckPalahniuk's ''{{Lullaby}}'' starts out as a lethal BrownNote, it eventually turns out that merely thinking about it can telepathically transmit it to someone else, making it a lethal Mind Virus.

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* Though the "culling song" in Creator/ChuckPalahniuk's ''{{Lullaby}}'' ''Literature/{{Lullaby}}'' starts out as a lethal BrownNote, it eventually turns out that merely thinking about it can telepathically transmit it to someone else, making it a lethal Mind Virus.
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