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Evolution's third replicator: Genes, memes, and now what?

The first replicator was the gene - the basis of biological evolution. The second was memes - the basis of cultural evolution. I believe that what we are now seeing, in a vast technological explosion, is the birth of a third evolutionary process. We are Earth’s Pandoran species, yet we are blissfully oblivious to what we have let out of the box.

via newscientist.com

A little apocalyptic, but not beyond the realm of possibility. Of course, this does assume memes as fact, when in reality it is quite circumspect.

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