how you change your environment changes you and you change your environment
consider it a type of strange loop, self perpetuating.
high levels of abstraction.
but an interesting mental model. - one of my favourites
memes = tools
A weapon is a tool. But welded with ideology it can become a symbol, that far transcends its original intended use.
Another tool in some regards.
How memes can become technology. if they are used as a memetic tool .
more on environment and the concept of the umwelt as per last thread
theory on how you perceive your environment
biology -> mind -> perception -> respond to stimuli
biology affects our umwelt, which affects abstraction ability
humans have their own umwelt
we dont see ultraviolet or infrared or hear infra or ultra sonic sounds.
some cant sense where north is
and some cant see some colours.
i personally believe this extends to mental capabilities, currently researching into abstraction
this affects memes.
and if language is to represent memes
language is a memetic tool
Tools manipulate environments. Man overcomes all. All around you are tools.
You are an environment onto yourself.
Creating references to yourself. These references and these vectors of relations can be manipulated for a desired result. manipulation of imbued meaning
as you abstract, by components in your mindware, thus memes are essentially can be external.
anything external to you has : - psyhchological utility - can be thought of as a tool - is your environment
people, fam, tech, literature, "culture", all exposure
can be thought as either environment or tool
and tools *ought* to be used to be useful and provide value
this also fits in with how language can be thought of as a tool
language affects how you think
word = idea
ideas shape brain
you use certain concepts more, you build more brain connections
you change the shape of your brain, through how you use it via environment
your memetic environment can reflect back and influence you.
so as time goes on your environment will inevitably effect you you travel through the vector of time, responding to environmental cues
and as you get older, you either accumulate baggage or you get better.
positive feedback = getting better
negative feedback = baggage