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> "Philip Jonkers" <PHILIPJONKERS@prodigy.net> Re: Knowledge, Memes and Sensory PerceptionReply-To: firstname.lastname@example.org
>>Nothing gets transmitted exactly as I thought it.
>The thought is a model of
>>something I want to do or say but the means of
>communication are so limited
>>they cannot carry the idea completely or exactly.
>>When I tell you I'm going to build a white house, the
>house I see in my mind
>>will be different from the house you see in your mind
>simply because my
>>experience with houses is different from yours. The
>model for the house I
>>envision will come from my experience and the picture
>or idea you decode
>>from my transmission will reflect your experience.
>No two people share the
>>same identical experience. Only a limited amount of
>the concept I was
>>trying to transmit will be received. Therefore, all
>transmissions of memes
>>are distorted and contain the seeds of error.
>Not exactly. The written word was invented just to
>prevent or counteract that from happening. Written
>language increases copying-fidelity.
>You can read all about in the Meme-Machine. It may
>even be anticipated that communication
>between AI computers (program exchange) yields
>even higher copying fidelity. Variation will then have
>to be inserted completely artificially to facilitate
Don't worry; people will add, subtract and recombine what they receive before rereleasing it into the cyberenvironment enough to handle that (the changes will still occur in human minds).
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