Sunday, December 2, 2007

#14 Introduction to Memetics

A meme (pronounced [mi:m] in IPA), as defined within memetic theory, comprises a theoretical unit of cultural information, the building block of cultural evolution or diffusion that propagates from one mind to another analogously to the way in which a gene propagates from one organism to another as a unit of genetic information and of biological evolution.[1] Multiple memes may propagate as cooperative groups called memeplexes (meme complexes). (Wikipedia)

In this talk, we cover the following topics:

  • Definitions of memes and memetics
  • Why do we care about memes?
  • Meme dynamics (analogy to genes)
  • What makes a meme stick?
  • How these memes are programmed in us?
  • How NLP and Memetics work together
    • Memes as beliefs
    • Belief/meme change techniques from NLP
  • How do we dis-infect ourselves from the mind viruses (“bad” memes)?

[techtags: NLP, Beliefs, Belief work, memes, memetics,]

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