From: JGanong@webtv.net (James Ganong)
>OK, we've gone over several physical technologies so far, but what
>about memetics? Could it ever be developed to the point of being
>an actual technology/engineering discipline? Why or why not? What
>could happen if it were so developed?
It already exists, it's called "spin doctoring". The Clinton case is a good example. People who defend him repeat a series of platitudes which make no sense. "It doesn't rise to the level of impeachment" yet impeachment is clearly for high crimes and misdemeanors, and perjury is a felony, clearly exceeding misdemeanor. Only an idiot or a liar would consider the acts performed as not constituting sex.
Current reading: "The age of spiritual machines" by Ray Kurzweil