Re: [unrev-II] And, speaking of evolvability...

From: Jack Park (
Date: Wed May 24 2000 - 12:43:08 PDT

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    My original vision for that post was to alert you all to yet another web of
    thoughts along the same lines as ours. Memetics is a whole 'nother area of
    hot discussion: viral replication of memes (thought constructs). It's
    interesting to think about the DKR in that light. Calvin's 6 components are
    there for the discussion; I'd rather not offer my own opinions in any hurry.

    > <snip>
    > > infomation is
    > > entered, evolved, and used to achieve a defined result. And really, I
    > > haven't seen any higher vision of this than Doug's.
    > >
    > <snip>
    > I was just attempting to make fun.
    > In the context of Jack's message (to which I responded), the key word from
    > your response is "evolved".
    > But I wonder what Jack was getting at with his post. Should we consider
    > Calvin's 6 essential components of evolution (pattern, pattern
    > pattern variation, competition, environment, and preference for successful
    > patterns) as design elements in an idea-space? Or perhaps this is a
    > for use in training users?
    > And I agree that Doug's vision is huge. While it is often difficult for me
    > to see past the information system that might come out of all this, Doug
    > already asking how that system will fit in existing and future social
    > systems. I would go see his optician if I thought it would help.

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