Re: Memes - more information please...

delriviere christophe (mich@thehzone.tzo.org)
Tue, 8 Jun 1999 13:10:40 +0200

-----Message d'origine-----
De : O'Regan, Emlyn <Emlyn.ORegan@actew.com.au> : 'extropians@extropy.com' <extropians@extropy.com> Date : mardi 8 juin 1999 3:28
Objet : Memes - more information please...

>I've read a little, but not much, about memes. I'm impressed by the concept
>(meme)!
>
>Looking at all this gun debate, couldn't all this debate be phrased in
terms
>of memes about untrustworthy government, slippery slope of non-purist
stance
>in regard to rights, this is just what hitler would say (or you are evil),
>etc...
>
>Maybe the whole thing would get interesting if we started restricting
>ourselves to phrasing messages in terms of memetic content. So the above
>becomes:
>
><MEME: MEMES ARE GOOD>
><MEME: GUN DEBATE IS POINTLESS> + <MEME: CONTENT DOES NOT JUSTIFY VOLUME>
>
><MEME: A NEW WAY IS BETTER THAN THE OLD WAY FOR THE SAKE OF NEWNESS ALONE>
+
><MEME: MEMES ARE GOOD> + <MEME: CONTENT DOES NOT JUSTIFY VOLUME>
>
>etc...
>
>So we need a list of common memes (I'm expecting a hundred responses
telling
>me where that is), and an ability to define new memes.
>
>Sorry if I've abused the concept of meme. I need to know more about this.
>Replies can include favourite reading lists (although I've got to finished
>Godel, Escher, Bach first - almost had a brain hemorrage in the last
chapter
>of Part I).

;)) ... When the machines rule the world and if they decide to entertain humans in some kind of zoo I will ask them to implement for me a girlfriend with a good amount of your intellectual and humoristic characteristics ;)... please keep some datas so that i can ask you some additional specifications if needed..

>
>I know of Viruses of the Mind, and will grab a copy. Where to after that?
>

Perhaps you would prefer
The Meme Machine

                 by Susan J. Blackmore, Richard Dawkins
from Oxford Upress
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0198503652/qid%3D928838174/002-408481 1-7118866

I've received it some weeks ago but only read the table of content yet ;)... hmmm..