http://www.ted.com Susan Blackmore studies memes: ideas that replicate themselves from brain to brain like a virus. She makes a bold new argument: Humanity has spawned a new kind of meme, the teme, which spreads itself via technology -- and invents ways to keep itself alive
- A unit of heredity that is transferred from a parent to offspring and is held to determine some characteristic of the offspring
- Proteins coded directly by genes
- A distinct sequence of nucleotides forming part of a chromosome, the order of which determines the order of monomers in a polypeptide or nucleic acid molecule which a cell (or virus) may synthesize
- An element of a culture or system of behavior that may be considered to be passed from one individual to another by nongenetic means, esp. imitation
- A humorous image, video, piece of text, etc. that is copied (often with slight variations) and spread rapidly by Internet users
- An element of a culture or system of behavior that may be considered to be passed from one system to another by nongenetic and nonmemetic means, esp. imitation
- An image, video, piece of text, code, data, etc. that is copied (often with slight variations) and spread rapidly by a non-biological intelligence or artificial intelligence.