{ brad brace } on Tue, 19 Jun 2001 02:49:16 +0200 (CEST)

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[Nettime-bold] Re: Today, *attention* is the real currency of businesses and, individuals.

Physical survival needs top the list. Only after these needs
have been met will the brain turn its attention to needs
like social connection; only after social needs have been
met will attention go to abstract learning; only then will
we turn to abstract expression; and so on. 

Schadenfreude describes a psychological state in which we
take joy in the suffering of others. 

The mental operation that allows for this efficient
allocation of attention is called a _search image_. Anything
that matches particular specifications gets full attention,
whereas other images fade into the background or never make
it into conscious awareness at all. 

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