Tuesday, July 17, 2007

What Do Memes Do?

Memes do three things:

  1. Survive by reproducing
  2. Mutate and become a new meme
  3. Interact with other memes to create new memes
Reproduction is done by the meme manifesting in various ways in a host. Mutation can happen in many different ways at different times in a meme's life. Interactions happen in a host with other memes which create all kinds of novel and unexpected new memes.

All of these points will be specifically discussed in my next few posts, but I like keeping them short for ease of understanding and maximum focus.

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