Date: Wed 20 Nov 2002 - 05:41:47 GMT
> I thought I'd read that in some of the AI experiments in Texas the
> computers are beginning to "learn"...
Most of them are at the Santa Fe Institute in New Mexico. They are programing these computers with an evolutionary algorithm restricted to a particular and circumscribed VR sector. It hasn't advanced much beyond Sim City.
> And here's the other question - yes, the ideas are ORIGINALLY input by
> humans - but they are no longer passed along by humans necessarily.
> So do memes *care* if the medium is aware of the meme?
Memes don't; not being self-aware, they don't care. But humans do care whether or not their ideas become available for others to judge. Perhaps the difference between a meme and an idea is whether it is a blindly assumed premise or whether it is a supportable conclusion.
> Murrieta, CA
> "My treasures do not clink together nor glitter. They gleam in the
> sun and bray in the night."
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