Stories for 'Harmful Meme'

  • Christopher Cherniak

    An unknown, abstract piece of information—which could be stored on tape, transmitted over a telephone line, displayed on a screen, and so forth - known as “the Riddle,” induces catatonic state in readers, an illness dubbed “the Riddle coma.” All evidence seems consistent with the once-bizarre hypothesis that any human who encountered this information lapsed into an apparently irreversible freezing of the mind...