Re: Selfish meme?

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Date: Mon Jan 28 2002 - 02:43:34 GMT

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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.

    Hi Wade,
    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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