MetaMeme - noun. (Meh'tuh-Meem) [Origin: Colorado, 2002]
- Meta (meh'tuh) [Origin: Ancient Greek] Beyond; transcending; more comprehensive. A prefix meaning one level of description higher.
- Meme (meem) [Origin: Ancient Greek mimma - mimeme] A unit of cultural information, such as a practice or idea, that is transmitted verbally or by action from one mind to another.

[By analogy with "gene"] Richard Dawkins's term for an idea considered as a replicator, especially with the connotation that memes parasitise people into propagating them - much as viruses do. Memes can be considered the unit of cultural evolution. Ideas can evolve in a way analogous to biological evolution. Some ideas survive better than others; ideas can mutate through, for example, misunderstandings; and two ideas can recombine to produce a new idea involving elements of each parent idea.

Literally MetaMeme is the meme about memes; one layer above, or the transcendent meme.

The impact of memes is a powerful force witnessed everywhere consciousness exists; from language, agriculture, art and literature - to global communication, space exploration, and consciousness expansion.

Looking at the bigger picture, one may understand how memetics can be used as a tool to influence evolution beyond genetic hardwiring. The course of our evolution can now be guided by thoughtful application of our genetic inheritance: INTELLIGENCE.

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