Memeplex

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A "package" of related memes.

A memeplex, or meme complex, is a group of memes that are commonly found simultaneously present within an individual. Memeplexes form as certain memes will increases the virility of similar memes.

A set of mutually-assisting memes which have co-evolved a symbiotic relationship. Religious and political dogmas, social movements, artistic styles, traditions and customs, chain letters, paradigms, languages, etc. are meme-complexes. Also called an m-plex, or scheme (Hofstadter). Types of co-memes commonly found in a scheme are called the: bait; hook; threat; and vaccime. A successful scheme commonly has certain attributes: wide scope (a paradigm that explains much); opportunity for the carriers to participate and contribute; conviction of its self-evident truth (carries Authority); offers order and a sense of place, helping to stave off the dread of meaninglessness. (Wheelis, quoted by Hofstadter.)

A meme-complex. (Hofstadter.)


Also sometimes called a memeticity. A set of mutually-assisting memes which have co-evolved a symbiotic relationship. Religious and political dogmas, social movements, artistic styles, traditions and customs, chain letters, paradigms, languages, and so on are meme-complexes. Types of co-memes commonly found in a scheme are called the: bait; hook; threat; and vaccine. A successful scheme commonly has certain attributes: wide scope (a paradigm that explains much); opportunity for the carriers to participate and contribute; conviction of its self-evident truth (carries Authority); offers order and a sense of place, helping to stave off the dread of meaninglessness.


effects of memes : insert NPC vs PC thread[1] - also to be touched upon

memes => memeplex, memeplex becomes in a sense its own territory. the map becomes the territory.

https://hotelconcierge.tumblr.com/post/162571849189/the-tower - touches on this. also a good intro, also touches on how genes are a good way to spread memes. "information wants to be free" also touches on chaos and information entropy wanting to disperse.


more from gritcult threads

what happens when memes age ? proliferate & spawn new memes. they become a memeplex. some may call them ideologies (see religion). a large body of memetic information. over time => condense over time => lower in entropy => gain topological environment

biology proliferates in certain environments more so than others where the proteins have more kinetic energy and before they denature

same too with memes

negentropy condenses

multiple memes => memeplexes, ergo my saying of a topology, which one can navigate semantics[2]