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>"A cultural idea - such as belief in Christian heaven above the clouds or Communist Paradise here on earth - can compel a human to dedicate his or her life to spreading that idea, even at the price of death. The human dies, but the idea spreads. According to this approach, cultures are not conspiracies concocted by some people in order to take advantage of others (as Marxists tend to think). Rather, cultures are mental parasites that emerge accidentally, and thereafter take advantage of all people infected by them.

>"This approach is sometimes called memetics. It assumes that, just as organic evolution is based on the replication of organic information units called 'genes', so cultural evolution is based on the replication of cultural information units called 'memes'. Successful cultures are those that excel in reproducing memes, irrespective of the costs and benefits to their human hosts."

Thought you might like this /lit/
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>>7663026
>"OMG he said maymay, guis!! XDDD"

epin
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>>7663033
I don't like interesting things, the post.
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>>7663044
>memes
>interesting

back to /s4s/, cuckold
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post memes dammit.
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>>7663026
Where is the quote from?
I'd like to read more, it relates to the social psychology and bubble studies undertaken at my institute. I've known the "meme spreading" theorizing before, but I'd like to think more on it
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>>7664541
P.S. Don't save pls
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>>7663026
Thanks doc
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>>7663026
Holy shit, never heard this before
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>>7664541
Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari
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All of creation is a process of 'systems' emerging from other systems. Something like this:

>0. not sure, maybe strings, or math somehow
>1. quantum physics emerges from ?
>2. newtonian physics emerges from quantum reality
>3. chemistry emerges from newtonian physics
>4. biology (that's us!) emerges from chemistry

The next step of life is going to be something that emerges from biology, and information is one probable place for this to go - memetics, computing (AI?) or something else entirely - hard to say.

I'm writing my novel about this (sort of) by the way, so Donut Steel
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>>7666312
consciousness emerges from biology?
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