Re: distributed thought

Philip Witham (
Thu, 22 Jan 1998 16:29:18 -0800

Anton Sherwood wrote:
> > Damien Broderick wrote:
> : I wonder from time to time whether memetic meta-organisms might not be
> : running an entire slow, massively distributed and time-sharing kind of
> : ecology inside human brains/minds

Surely, since memetic reproduction of information exists, an ecology must
also exist there. It's a well-greased surface on which information can
slide around and interact with other information, at least as compared to

But what does this creature eat? Hmmn... It must secrete waste products,
also. I think it eats plants, since meat is grown from plants... But it
put the plants (farms) there as part of its own system. It also eats land
(mining, building, etc). So, it runs on sunlight and eats land.

It's a plant! Plants are smarter than humans after all!

I think it secretes television as a waste product.

- PW