This is a series of logically linked posts that detail how memes scale minds, how memes rule the world and how NFTs can hand meme power back to the people.
From zero to one, we visit culture, technology, media, art, psychology, neuroscience, economics and sociology — theory-of-everything style. The wide scope is ambitious but necessary to properly grasp just how significant memes and tokenised ownership (NFT) of them really are.
For convenience, each part is written to be readable in its own regard. That said, it goes without saying the full picture only appears when you connect all the dots.
(This is not a 101 explainer of NFTs. I took at stab at that in this post on Web3.)
Setting the stage.
The mind-body paradox as origin of human culture.
Memes: self-multiplying brain worms.
How media scale the mind into civilisation, now also digital.
Composable, remixable, compoundable building blocks for culture, technology and identity.
How memes program brains.
The competition for recognition.
How the printing press murdered God.
The interdependence of technology and culture.
How memes allocate attention and money.
How memes allocate attention and status (and power).
10. Free markets for memes — Forthcoming
The decentralisation of culture.