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> Memes do not live exclusively in brains.
> We, on this list, agreed upon the fact that they are two kinds,
> 1_ the meme in brain, also referred to as the L(ynch) meme, accoding
> Aaron Lynch ( see Thought Contaigon, archives)
> 2_ the memes in artifact, also referred to as the G(atherer) meme,
> to Derek Gatherer.
Just for completeness' sake: what if memes move house from
the human brain to a meme-processing medium which can warrant
higher fecundity, frequency and fidelity. If such a medium
would emerge, memetic evolution would be faster and more profound
with this medium. Consequently, evolutionary pressures would
favor the latter medium. That is, the human brain would be
outclassed by this better meme-juggling entity.
You might have guessed, I'm talking about (smart,AI) computers.
Susan Blackmore also makes some plausible predictions in
her Meme-Machine. So does a new meme-vehicle create a new
category or does it fall under the artifact category?
ps. Regarding your remark on soccer, you are right but I don't
care (about soccer) :-)
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