How Liam Hinzman Sneezed On Me

No, Liam Hinzman did not actually sneeze on me. This is referring to mimetic theory. Learn more about it by watching this CGP Grey video.

During 2020 summer, I had a great spontaneous chat with Liam. And he explained to me how he was moving to a community house in New Mexico!

I thought this was really cool. At the time I didn’t know much about hacker houses. But I felt this was something I wanted to do.

I’m a total believer in the idea that you are the average of your five closest friends. A hacker house is the perfect place to make these five ideal friends, I thought.

Time went on. I later found my own community house. I talked to many people about it. Turns out some people going to Edyfi we’re also inspired by Liam!

And so I wondered to myself… How impactful has Liam’s decision to move to New Mexico been?

According to mimetic theory, Liam sneezed on all of us. And we all got infected. Incredible.

Who sneezed on Liam? Is there a patient zero? That patient zero must have been a genius. Zero has influenced so many people indirectly with his idea germ.

Another idea is that in addition of seeking to become patient zero of good ideas, you should also seek to become more susceptible to good infections.

I’m also pretty sure that I played a role in spreading the coliving germ to a few other people, who went on to colive themselves.

Anyways make sure to follow Liam on Twitter so we can all continue to get infected by his good ideas!