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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

Work­ing With Monsters

johnswentworth20 Jul 2021 15:23 UTC
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Rea­son as memetic im­mune disorder

PhilGoetz19 Sep 2009 21:05 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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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)

Changes in Reality

eapache7 Sep 2020 16:18 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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Sym­biotic Wars

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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[Question] Liter­a­ture on memet­ics?

moridinamael7 Nov 2019 19:18 UTC
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Memes?

Crystalist23 Sep 2012 0:05 UTC
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[Question] Has there been a “memetic col­lapse”?

Eli Tyre28 Dec 2019 5:36 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)

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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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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