Re: Memewatch

From: Jeremy Bradley (
Date: Thu Mar 14 2002 - 11:08:41 GMT

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    At 03:37 AM 13/03/02 -0500, you wrote:
    >Just for fun:
    > Human Virus Scanner
    >"During our research for "Don't Cross the Memes" we encountered several
    >potent memetic viruses. Six months later we have perfected a simple yet
    >effective human virus detector. Scan yourself, or scan your friends"

    Interesting Ray
    I 'scaned' myself. For those who didn't, the scanner is a recognition test
    comprising of a number of logos and symbols. Each of the symbols that we
    recognise tells a story about us. I recognised the peace symbol, Amnesty,
    anarchy etc. as well as the Macdonald's arches and Col. Sanders' face. The
    scanner correctly identified my politics but misread my diet. Nevertheless,
    IMO it is toys like this which will lead to the designing of artificial
    intelligence systems that will adapt to the user's perception of intelligence.

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