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Idea Channel - Are Memes and Internet Culture Creating a Singularity?

Are Memes and Internet Culture Creating a Singularity? Are Memes and Internet Culture Creating a Singularity?
Here on the internet, we love us some memes. But where do they come from? Yes we know, they are user generated. But to an internet layman, they seem to just appear, in HUGE quantities, ready for cultural consumption. Are they a sign of a "cultural singularity"? It may seem like science fiction, but...
http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2271425647/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false Here on the internet, we love us some memes. But where do they come from? Yes we know, they are user generated. But to an internet layman, they seem to just appear, in HUGE quantities, ready for cultural consumption. Are they a sign of a "cultural singularity"? It may seem like science fiction, but... /episodes/get/5462 /episode/5462 Idea Channel: Are Memes and Internet Culture Creating a Singularity? /episode-player/5462
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