澳门金沙官方可靠平台网站:Help find a name for the third replicator

日期:2019-03-08 03:04:06 作者:鱼枧 阅读:

By Susan Blackmore There are genes, memes and now what? If there is a third replicator already among us, what should we call it? In a lecture I gave at the TED2008 conference in Monterey, California, I talked about “techno-memes”, but since I was claiming these are not just another kind of meme but are something new, I wanted a name without “meme” in. So I called them “temes”. “Genes, memes and temes” trips off the tongue, and I like the resonance, but it’s too easy to confuse “temes” with “teams” or “teems”. Can you come up with a better name? I put out a call on my website and have had about 30 suggestions. Two Spanish speakers pointed out that in Spanish “teme” means “have fear”. They seemed to find that appropriate. Here are just some of the ideas. Which do you think works best, or have you any better ones? To take part, just leave a comment below the article. We’ll keep you posted. SYNTHEME for synthetic meme MACHEME, CHEME or CHENE for machine meme SOFTWEME for software memes SYSTEME for the large systems involved GEME, meaning God-like meme SELE to rhyme with feel, and relate to silicon TECHMEME, TECHEME or TMEMES abbreviations of technological memes SHEEN from machine, and shiny T-REP from technological replicator ESEME for ex-silico meme BYTEME, BYNE or BINE from bytes, bits and binary TECPLICATOR from technical replicator ARTEME,