Re: Thesis: Memes are DNA-Slaves

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    From: Philip Jonkers <>

    > 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?

    Hi Philip,

    It never stops to amaze me to see how this idea pops up, but I get your
    IMO, I already posted some thoughts about this subject, memes will
    evolve further, further in the way that they will stop needing genes.
    That in a sense they will tranfer themselves into a freaking container
    maintained by themselves. That will be no artifact, but something
    more likely like a no÷sphere, but without its genetic compounds.

    IMO, memetic evolution does not have to rely on genes, now yes,
    but in the future no !
    Memes will dispurse themselves from their biological container and
    will live their lives in a memosphere- like environment
    A kind of new model for virtual communication will do I suppose.
    Stopped to give the idea further thought...
    You have to think about memes in a complete new perspective, as
    one said " in an Derrida- like way "_ breaking with each context, and
    a life of their own...

    But, are we memetically up for this !?



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