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I don't know where this is going.
I've run across terms like "memetics" recently. There are books on things like memetics, neural networks, particle swarm optimization, ... which I don't understand, but they seem to have some common thread, which I can't put my finger on.
I'm just dumping stuff I run across here in the hope of organizing it in somekind of logical structure eventually.

An information pattern, held in an individual's memory, which is capable of being copied to another individual's memory.

Essentially a meme can be as small as a word or as large as a belief system. In much the same way that genes spread through a population based on their "fitness," memes spread through the cultural and psychological landscape.

Establishing a complete listing of all the memes contained within a work of literature equates to fully cataloging its genome.

See Memetics | Principia Cybernetica


AI  - Artificial Ingelligence
ANN - Artificial Neural Networks
BF  - Bacterial+Foraging
DFL - Dynamic Fuzzy Logic
GA  - Genetic Algorithm
Literary Genome
LSI - Latent semantic indexing
Meme  - An idea, behavior, style, or usage that spreads from person to person within a culture. 
Memetics - The theoretical and empirical science that studies 
           the replication, spread and evolution of memes.
Music Genome  (e.g. Pandora)
NN Neural Network.
PMSM - Progressive Mapping Search Method
PSO Particle Swarm Optimization

F. Heylighen: Memetics (Principia Cybernetica, Brussels), Nov 23, 2001, URL:

last updated 8 Oct 2015