memetics

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memetics

(philosophy)
/me-met'iks/ The study of memes.

As of mid-1993, this is still an extremely informal and speculative endeavor, though the first steps toward at least statistical rigor have been made by H. Keith Henson and others. Memetics is a popular topic for speculation among hackers, who like to see themselves as the architects of the new information ecologies in which memes live and replicate.
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These are the unsung heroes of tomorrow's memetic evolution.
She offers evidence that memetic evolution is quite consistent with a world of intentional, conscious, and responsible free agents.
This means that memetic evolution occurs not in the interest of the genes, individuals, or groups, but that it proceeds according to the "interest of the memes" themselves (Blackmore, 1996).