Susan Blackmore

Memes and "temes"

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Filmed Jan 2008 at TED2008
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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

Susan Blackmore
/ Memeticist

Susan Blackmore studies memes — those self-replicating "life forms" that spread themselves via human consciousness. We're now headed, she believes, toward a new form of meme, spread by the technology we've created.  Full bio.

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