Memes & hyper-ness

Here in a TED talk Susan Blackmore discusses how humanity has spawned a new kind of meme. She argues for the teme, which spreads itself via technology, and invents ways to keep itself alive. This is a very provocative argument and is worth a look.

http://video.ted.com/assets/player/swf/EmbedPlayer.swf

Hat tip: @misswired

Author: Kate Carruthers

Kate Carruthers is Chief Data & Insights Officer for UNSW Sydney, and is also an Adjunct Senior Lecturer in the School of Computer Science & Engineering. She is certified in information security and is currently undertaking postgraduate studies terrorism and security. Kate has extensive experience in senior roles in ICT, marketing, data and digital; and is a member of the NSW Government’s Data Analytics Centre Advisory Board. Kate is currently working at the intersection of data analytics, AI, ML, privacy, cyber security, and data protection.