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.

Changes in Reality

7 Sep 2020 16:18 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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[Question] Are there non-AI pro­jects fo­cused on defeat­ing Moloch globally?

14 Sep 2020 2:13 UTC
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