Re: Not a comprehensive theory

Sean Varney (
Tue, 3 Aug 1999 12:11:42 +0100

From: "Sean Varney" <>
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Subject: Re: Not a comprehensive theory
Date: Tue, 3 Aug 1999 12:11:42 +0100

From: Paul Marsden <>

> most dictionaries and social scientists, in terms of the non-genetic
> transmission and acquisition of information. It isn't what you have, it
> what you pass on, that is cultural. Your own subjective 'user' awareness
> emotions and other qualia, unless they are acquired culturally are not
> memetic from this point of view.

Just a couple of questions
1: What is the smallest form of Culture (this is not as mad as it sounds, is
it 2 humans of an age to pass Memes or one human and a book etc.)
2: What is the smallest meme that can be stored in a medium (pick and as an
illustrate, I do hope I'm not opening the flood gates on the definition of
small. I was thinking of Durom Linners concept of VR as disembodied

Sean Vraney London VR Group

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