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> >When AI machines emerge
> >they will too produce memes
> Memes are not possible without culture. We will see what we will see if
> we will see it, with AI machines, as to whether or not they will create a
> cultural environment into which a meme might be positioned.
Isn't the first sentence really what is known as a catch-22 situation. Memes
define culture, to omit one is to omit the other.
Anyway, what I was trying to say is that AI machines will create software
possibly totally without human intervention.
Being a meme-ubiquity disciple as I am programs are memes itself and consist
further primitive memes, ultimately at the single instruction atomic level.
So, by my definition of the meme, AI machines will create a culture alright
perhaps not directly with all the bells and whistles of versatility we
enjoy, but still.
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