Re: Memetic Engineering, Risky Business?

t (christopher_l._turner@hud.gov)
Thu, 02 Apr 98 08:38:31 -0500

From: <christopher_l._turner@hud.gov>
Message-Id: <9804028915.AA891524001@hudsmtphq.hud.gov>
Date: Thu, 02 Apr 98 08:38:31 -0500
To: <memetics@mmu.ac.uk>
Subject: Re: Memetic Engineering, Risky Business?

Ken McE comments:

>If you put on your memetics perspective and browse around, history is
filled with memetic >failures, some of them big and ugly, some
embarrassing, some of them still dangerous. I >wish you well, but
watch your step. OK?

The ones I have in mind will be explicitly concerned with the
'self-evolution' of a science of memetic engineering, and in that
sense, they will be 'self-aware' and 'self-designing'. And if they
'work' as intended, they _will_ be contagious (the more so, the
better). So if all goes well, 'watch out'! ;)

Chris

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