07:31:32

if you feel like you came up with these ideas independently, that's probably true! we're literally studying our own minds here

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07:33:52

Herodotus was not only the first historian, but the first guy to invent a type of guy to get mad at

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07:40:38

well just maybe the most depressing thing I'll see all day and I just woke up

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07:56:18

A lot of my former bandmates and traveling friends are still trying to live like they're in their 20s. Don't sign a lease, don't get a job, just couch surf and play music and do under the table jobs to get by. I wonder when they're going to find out that we're old

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07:59:04

i noticed i am confused (for one of three three structural reasons)

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08:33:42

That's not going to stop them, the most obvious thing you can say about them is that they clearly don't care about ROI https://t.co/gaCPfidCU6

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08:37:36

incidentally, this is why CLIP is perfect for meme search. I'd been wanting to make this program for a long time, but until now there wasn't a way to search for concepts embedded in both text and visual data. now there is https://t.co/IZlsWnnby3

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08:38:26

I thought I was going to have to combine a bunch of things, OCR the text, object recognition on the images, combine a bunch of metadata and manual tags to make a classifier or something. but with CLIP it "just works" 😘

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08:41:06

ong yukkk 😭😭😭 lmao

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08:57:25

unified meme theory draws on this paper, "Embodiment vs. Memetics," by Joanna Bryson. she says humans have a special combination of temporal imitation and second order thinking that creates semantic space fertile for memetic vectors preprint pdf here https://t.co/S7KGGXRXu9 https://t.co/lPSt6uVeSV

image from twitter

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09:09:37

temporal imitation: like birds, we have the ability to repeat short, ordered phrases of sound. birds do their little mating calls and dances, humans do too. most of the types of creature don't do this call and response. So they don't have imitatable units of action

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09:09:38

The hall of mirrors is filled with the imitatable units of action, in all of their infinite slight variations. it's a holographic construct, a multi-dimensional space intersecting with a smaller dimensional reality. that's semantic space. You can move through it with your mind

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09:09:38

second order thinking: our heritage as troop primates means we think not only about the internal state of our fellows, but about their internal models of our state! or even of third parties. this creates a hall of mirrors effect. You can go fractally in any direction

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09:12:36

help I'm trapped in my phone send tweets

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09:20:51

Good question! memes don't have to be image macros. they could be visual, behavioral, sounds, motions. tiktok dances are memes. dabbing. imitatable, variational units of action https://t.co/6Ss3K1YI5D

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09:25:59

what used to be "image macros" became the most common definition for "memes" tho, because they are so easily shared. humans are visual creatures. we can parse an image instantaneously, and words almost as fast. and early internet could share them faster than video.

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09:28:31

Now that video is cheap and fast to share, you can have all these other type of visual/behaviorism memes on tiktok (riding a skateboard + drinking cranberry juice + Fleetwood Mac * your_creative_addition_here) but it still takes time to parse them, vs a screenshot or a meme.

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09:29:57

this is why viral tiktoks use overlaid captions, btw. it's a memetic grappling hook that grabs you and reels you into their region of memespace where you will then enjoy the video

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10:01:13

why would you text me for the first time in like 5 years just to say you're going to be in my town soon? I don't care about that? we don't have anything in common? You haven't thought about me and how long? Are you seriously just looking to sleep on my floor? bitch I'm old now

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10:02:27

You never heard of a hotel or what

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10:05:22

software is eating the software

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10:50:26

have to go back to selling prepackaged memes instead of theorizing about them, i'll leave you with this diagram i made ca. 2013 https://t.co/VXuTQoBvng

image from twitter

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10:59:30

this author has some other views which i do not endorse btw, specifically "robots should be slaves" but this was developed much earlier

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12:51:58

in case you were wondering where to buy the dip, that's me. I'm the dip

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13:23:21

does anybody have friends that are skeptical of the vaccine? or worried about it? How do you convince them that it is safe (or at least safer than the alternative)

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13:47:27

the audacity of dope

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14:47:05

are yall srsly about to ratio me on this tweet? it's a honest question

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14:49:20

who are you going to marry? post the last picture you saved with a person smiling https://t.co/UANCxUH0DW

image from twitter

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16:31:05

Like, I get it. Who wants to receive a mystery substance injected into their body by the government? nobody

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16:31:29

driving barefoot is the best. You have way more control. All the best drivers go barefoot

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16:33:24

How you going to feel the road with shoes on

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18:18:21

some personal news: i finally got my dream job! (standing naked in front of the class, unprepared for the test)

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18:44:50

which one is the black pill doomer emoji

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18:45:34

Yes I'm marrying all five of them. Don't judge me

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23:13:59

goodnight everyone. see you in the Library in dream

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