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Memetics

TagLast edit: 14 Feb 2021 12:24 UTC by Yoav Ravid

Memetics is the study of how ideas change and spread, in particular emphasizing analogy to evolutionary biology. In this framework, a key consideration is that an idea or memes ability to propagate in a given context, discussion, culture, or environment, is determined by its relative fitness in that environment, and this in turn determines its prevalence in the future.

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Antimemetics by Isusr

Related Pages: Evolution, Evolutionary Psychology, Information Cascades, Information Hazards, Belief, Religion, Social & Cultural Dynamics, Writing (communication method), Censorship, Cultural knowledge, Simulacrum Levels, Social Media

See also: Wikipedia page

Rea­son as memetic im­mune disorder

PhilGoetz19 Sep 2009 21:05 UTC
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Work­ing With Monsters

johnswentworth20 Jul 2021 15:23 UTC
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[Question] What if memes are com­mon in highly ca­pa­ble minds?

Daniel Kokotajlo30 Jul 2020 20:45 UTC
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Machines vs Memes Part 3: Imi­ta­tion and Memes

ceru231 Jun 2022 13:36 UTC
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Machines vs. Memes 2: Memet­i­cally-Mo­ti­vated Model Extensions

naterush31 May 2022 22:03 UTC
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Some bi­ases and se­lec­tion effects in AI risk discourse

Tamsin Leake12 Dec 2023 17:55 UTC
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(carado.moe)

Meme or Die: Modern So­cieties are Depen­dent on Emo­tion­ally Rich Memes to Rapidly Evolve

monkymind30 Mar 2023 8:59 UTC
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Nei­ther EA nor e/​acc is what we need to build the future

jasoncrawford28 Nov 2023 16:04 UTC
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(rootsofprogress.org)

Memetic down­side risks: How ideas can evolve and cause harm

25 Feb 2020 19:47 UTC
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Evolu­tion from dis­tinc­tion difference

KatjaGrace9 Feb 2021 5:20 UTC
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(worldspiritsockpuppet.com)

Machines vs Memes Part 1: AI Align­ment and Memetics

Harriet Farlow31 May 2022 22:03 UTC
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What are you for?

lsusr6 Sep 2022 3:32 UTC
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Book Re­view: Oral­ity and Liter­acy: The Tech­nol­o­giz­ing of the Word

Fergus Fettes28 Oct 2023 20:12 UTC
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On memetic weapons

ioannes1 Sep 2018 3:25 UTC
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Neu­roevolu­tion, So­cial In­tel­li­gence, and Logic

vinnik.dmitry0731 May 2023 17:54 UTC
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Changes in Reality

eapache7 Sep 2020 16:18 UTC
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Against the para­dox of tolerance

pchvykov10 Jan 2023 0:12 UTC
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[Question] Are there non-AI pro­jects fo­cused on defeat­ing Moloch globally?

eapache14 Sep 2020 2:13 UTC
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Memes?

Crystalist23 Sep 2012 0:05 UTC
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Sym­biotic Conflicts

lsusr4 Dec 2019 0:06 UTC
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Is Click­bait De­stroy­ing Our Gen­eral In­tel­li­gence?

Eliezer Yudkowsky16 Nov 2018 23:06 UTC
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Does the In­ter­net lead to good ideas spread­ing quicker?

Stefan_Schubert28 Oct 2015 22:30 UTC
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Evolu­tions Build­ing Evolu­tions: Lay­ers of Gen­er­ate and Test

plex5 Feb 2021 18:21 UTC
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[Question] Liter­a­ture on memet­ics?

moridinamael7 Nov 2019 19:18 UTC
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Con­sume fic­tion wisely

RomanS21 Jan 2022 20:23 UTC
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[Question] In­fo­haz­ards, hack­ing, and Brick­ing—how to for­mal­ize these con­cepts?

Yitz10 Mar 2022 16:42 UTC
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[simu­la­tion] 4chan user claiming to be the at­tor­ney hired by Google’s sen­tient chat­bot LaMDA shares wild de­tails of encounter

janus10 Nov 2022 21:39 UTC
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(generative.ink)

Values Darwinism

pchvykov22 Jan 2024 10:44 UTC
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The Fourth Arena 2: New be­ings in time

Bill Benzon5 Jun 2022 13:30 UTC
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Rec­og­niz­ing memetic in­fec­tions and forg­ing re­sis­tance memes

Johnicholas26 Apr 2012 14:40 UTC
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Memetic Tribes and Cul­ture War 2.0

Eneasz Brodski20 Sep 2018 17:58 UTC
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(medium.com)

[Question] Has there been a “memetic col­lapse”?

Eli Tyre28 Dec 2019 5:36 UTC
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Agen­tic Lan­guage Model Memes

FactorialCode1 Aug 2020 18:03 UTC
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Click­bait might not be de­stroy­ing our gen­eral Intelligence

Donald Hobson19 Nov 2018 0:13 UTC
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Do meta-memes and meta-an­timemes ex­ist? e.g. ‘The map is not the ter­ri­tory’ is also a map

M. Y. Zuo7 Aug 2022 1:17 UTC
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