memetic engineering

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memetic engineering (uncountable)

  1. The process of developing memes, through meme-splicing and memetic synthesis, with the intent of altering the behavior of others in society or humanity.
  2. The process of creating and developing theories or ideologies based on an analytical study of societies, cultures, their ways of thinking and the evolution of their minds.


  • Disinfo - Alex Burns: Memetic Engineering (2001)
  • Wired Magazine - J. Gardner: Memetic Engineering (1996)
  • Wired Magazine - M. Godwin: Meme, Counter-meme (1994)
  • Dubli Network - T. Barnett: From the Clash to the Confluence of Civilizations (2006)