From Genes, to Memes, to Temes

Van Mensvoort
January 16th 2009

Susan Blackmore studies memes: ideas that replicate themselves from brain to brain like a virus. She makes a bold new argument: Humanity has spawned a new kind of meme, the teme, which spreads itself via technology -- and invents ways to keep itself alive. Nature changes along with us.

See also: Humans are the sex organs of technology, The Order Electrus.

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Alejandro Kondraasky
Posted 11/06/2012 – 01:43

This is a very good way to search for similar living creatures in other planets

What is your view on the coronavirus?


Siri Beerends: I really embrace the idea that viruses can teach us a lesson in modesty. It is necessary that our position as the dominant species on the planet is being challenged. I also agree that it is a mistake to think that we are becoming Gods. But unfortunately, this is actually what is happening now. Corona doesn’t teach us to be modest, it teaches us how we can -as quickly as possible- go back to business as usual: saving our capitalistic economy.

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