Most of the time you’re absorbing information, you’re doing it on autopilot. The memetic consequences are significant.
Crowdsourced reality is here. Understanding this is crucial to surviving and succeeding in the information society.
We assume conspiracy in many cases where there isn’t one. But it doesn’t have to be a conspiracy to work in much the same way.
Distilled information is superior to undistilled information. Increase your access to the distilled and decrease consumption of the undistilled.
Information is not static, or passive. It is practically a living thing, and will become increasingly so as technology advances.
We are rewiring our brains to use images as language. Through technology, we are extending the alphabet – in practice, and in our minds.
Social networks and online advertising enable micro-propaganda to be effective. There is no need for mass broadcasting when just a few hold the levers of power.
Is all publicity good publicity? Memetics can give us some answers.
Memes live in the mind like plants in a garden. Be a careful steward of what’s growing in yours.
Whenever we signal something – and we all do – it must be costly. Cheap signaling is worth nothing.