index of knowledge (Re: The Human Memeome Project)

Emmanuel Charpentier (
Wed, 23 Sep 1998 01:35:32 -0700 (PDT)

---Joe Jenkins <> wrote:


> The Human Memeome Project,
> This might be a good place to start for memetic engineers. Use data
> mining on the net to gather replicating ideas and identify allies.
> Without AI, a lot of the meme pool would be missed, but maybe a lot of
> them could be found with simple algorithms. Who knows until you try
> it. It's not like were trying to capture all ideas ever born, just
> those that are currently replicating.

I'm toying with the idea of an index of knowledge, let's say a genealogy of discoveries and inventions...

The visualisation would be in 2D or 3D (the later being more difficult to navigate).

Has any one of you heard of such a sofware or concept? Any comment?


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