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Susan Blackmore:
Memes and "temes"

TED2008 · 19:28 · Filmed Feb 2008

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

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