OK, we've gone over Nietzche as a possible memetic ancestor; who else
might qualify? Who first inspired &/or
infected you with the transhumanist/extropian meme?
In my case, in no particular order:
Robert Anton Wilson
(*fictional characters count)
I actually discovered all of the above at about the same time (that was a very good year).
The point of this (yes, there is one :) ) is to see if we can find the common thread & maybe use it as a template for new vectors to spread our memes; how did they get *us*? Can we duplicate the effect?