Your SlideShare is downloading. ×
0
The Memome Project, Quantified Self Meetup, Google Campus London 2012
The Memome Project, Quantified Self Meetup, Google Campus London 2012
The Memome Project, Quantified Self Meetup, Google Campus London 2012
The Memome Project, Quantified Self Meetup, Google Campus London 2012
The Memome Project, Quantified Self Meetup, Google Campus London 2012
The Memome Project, Quantified Self Meetup, Google Campus London 2012
The Memome Project, Quantified Self Meetup, Google Campus London 2012
The Memome Project, Quantified Self Meetup, Google Campus London 2012
The Memome Project, Quantified Self Meetup, Google Campus London 2012
The Memome Project, Quantified Self Meetup, Google Campus London 2012
The Memome Project, Quantified Self Meetup, Google Campus London 2012
The Memome Project, Quantified Self Meetup, Google Campus London 2012
The Memome Project, Quantified Self Meetup, Google Campus London 2012
The Memome Project, Quantified Self Meetup, Google Campus London 2012
The Memome Project, Quantified Self Meetup, Google Campus London 2012
Upcoming SlideShare
Loading in...5
×

Thanks for flagging this SlideShare!

Oops! An error has occurred.

×
Saving this for later? Get the SlideShare app to save on your phone or tablet. Read anywhere, anytime – even offline.
Text the download link to your phone
Standard text messaging rates apply

The Memome Project, Quantified Self Meetup, Google Campus London 2012

1,031

Published on

Video Available on Vimeo: …

Video Available on Vimeo:

http://quantifiedself.com/2012/11/stuart-calimport-on-the-memome-project/

Audio Available on SoundCloud:

https://soundcloud.com/thehumanmemomeproject/audio-from-the-human-memome

0 Comments
1 Like
Statistics
Notes
  • Be the first to comment

No Downloads
Views
Total Views
1,031
On Slideshare
0
From Embeds
0
Number of Embeds
2
Actions
Shares
0
Downloads
11
Comments
0
Likes
1
Embeds 0
No embeds

Report content
Flagged as inappropriate Flag as inappropriate
Flag as inappropriate

Select your reason for flagging this presentation as inappropriate.

Cancel
No notes for slide

Transcript

  • 1. The Memome Project:
 
 Adventures to find the most useful memes for health and wellbeing!" Stuart Calimport BSc. MSc. MA." " London Oct. 2012"
  • 2. A few definitions (I’ll make it quick) Memetics – study of ideas/words as units that are subject to physical laws and can replicate, mutate, adapt, drift, be deleted, be degraded, co-evolve, synergise, compete etc." " Omics – the study of a total population of objects" 
 Memomics – studying all or a sub-set of an organisms memes" " Memomic Engineering – targeted specific modification of a memome"
  • 3. Why look at ideas from a memomic perspective?" " •  Simplify study of ideas and find new ways to identify them and modify them for human health" •  Words and ideas that exist are not always useful and acting for mutual health and wellbeing. We can then identify, share, express and enrich for the beneficial ones!" " •  Changes in genes and gene expression can lead to cancer, allow stem cells and organisms like hydra to be biologically immortal, and allow regeneration of limbs. Memes and their products can act similarly– memes expressed through human action, technology and regenerative medicine." •  In a vast sea of memes/ideas having a purposeful way of selecting memes/ ideas and a way of processing them will allow us to not be competed out of existence by sub-optimal memes and meme products"
  • 4. Why did I do it?" Purpose ! " •  A personal journey to find the most high impact ideas/memes for the health of conscious beings" •  I wanted to find something I can do now to make better decisions in order to have a bigger impact on my health and that of others" " Why does health and wellbeing matter to me? 
 ! •  I think the lives of humans and animals are valuable to themselves and others, and health is critical to maintain the state of being alive – Indefinitely! " •  Yes I am an immortalist! " •  Yes I do think my life and that of other conscious beings are the most special things in the universe " •  and No I don’t want anyone to die "
  • 5. What did I do?" •  Every time I had an idea about something that I thought was optimal or sub-optimal for health and wellbeing I recorded it in a database hosted in the cloud" •  So far after 1.5 years of recording, editing and deleting memes in my database I have:" ! Healthy/ethical/optimal memes = 5137! ! Unhealthy/unethical/sub-optimal memes = 6581!
  • 6. Example memome entries Optimally actionable content" Optimal impact at events" Proving what is possible with achievements and examples" Optimal visual communication" Socially disruptive high impact projects for infinite lifespan" Chocolate soya milk" Willpower regeneration" Lebanese strained yoghurt" Co-optimisation " Engineering abundance" Generating support" Future utility" Intermittent cycle sprint commuting" Positive reframing" Infinite lifespan" Bootstrapping gains in robustness/health/lifespan" Mutualism" Regeneration" Mimicry" Innovating with movement" Neurogenesis" Self-efficacy" Optimal visibility" Rethinking" Reimagining" Wave mixing" Uniting mankind for infinite conscious life" Reaction rate" Substrate switching" Lifestyles  that  lead  to  death   Mental traps" Aiming too small" Low  impact  research   Overthinking   Lack of optimal meme uptake" Not improving/changing sub-optimal objects/processes/states/properties" Engineering scarcity" Retiring" Not pivoting when on sub-optimal path for mutual infinite lifespan" Out-of-date lifestyles" Out-of-date memes" Not downloading latest memes for optimal health and wellbeing" Optimising own health/healthspan/lifespan at expense of others" Not updating others" Not getting to the core of the issue " Repeating mistakes" Low throughput processes" Conversations and narratives that act as traps" Sub-optimal transfer rate" Sub-optimal conversion rate" Out-of-date dreams" Deleterious memes" Sub-optimal value drift" Not categorising things by whether they are/might be optimal or sub-optimal for infinite conscious life" Not acting in interest of mutual infinite lifespans" Lack of incubation" Lack of acceleration" Chronic inflammation" Healthy Unhealthy
  • 7. Word cloud analytics •  Word clouds – displays word with word size in relationship to word frequency" •  My hypothesis: The top/abundant/biggest memes should be the most important to me and most healthy for me and others. If not why not?" " •  If a meme was physically large in the word cloud or I thought it was over-represented or negative or not specific I changed/deleted it using word clouds as editing tool"
  • 8. Word cloud of ideas column of database" Courtesy of Tagcrowd (http://tagcrowd.com/)
  • 9. Word cloud of all columns of database" Courtesy of Wordle (http://www.wordle.net/)
  • 10. Meme generation rate optimisation •  Logged memes predicted healthy per day and cross-referenced with physical and qualitative QS measurements from Fitbit and Fitocracy. " " •  High idea days correlate with conferences and events, sedentary internet usage, higher calories, short or no workouts (30mins or less). These things are expensive and favor sedentary behavior and promote inflammation. " •  Take home message: Need to hack process of getting high impact ideas in a healthy way! !
  • 11. Social memome trials" •  Recorded key healthy memes and risk memes on Pearltrees, Facebook ‘likes’ and Google ‘1+’" •  Found needed high impact ways of spreading healthy memes, higher visibility, and create a dialogue with others as to the purposefulness and direction of meme sharing!
  • 12. What did I learn? Learned about process: •  Recording and editing ideas includes both bottom up sequencing and top down engineering and so can lead and inform other QS health hacking practices •  A way of collecting and distributing healthy QS practices Learned about myself: •  Surprised which objects/properties/states/memes/processes are actually sub-optimal for health – made me rethink a lot of what I own, do and don’t do •  That as a human sometimes our actions and memes are not aligned with our values – and that this is a very important challenge to solve
  • 13. What worked? Totally worked :D! ! •  Recording, finding, optimising and using memes/ideas and taking from lessons learned in omics, genetic engineering and 3-D printing to engineer and instantiate the optimal." •  Utilising both the computational and biological/organic properties of memes to my advantage." Sort of worked :S! " •  Displaying, referencing and sharing memome and memomics process. Needs more collaboration, better ways of accessing and utilising data." Don’t try this at home! : (! " •  Logging sub-optimal memes/ideas. Very negative experience – a dark journey. Take the extra time to convert the meme/idea into its opposite or log a solution to it!"
  • 14. Achievements attributed to project •  Donated over 75% of physical objects to charity and friends •  Became vegetarian (How could I improve my health and lifespan at the expense of others?) •  Improved muscle:fat ratio •  Improved happiness, purposefulness and calmness (qualitative and physiological scoring measures) •  See world through different lens– assessment of whether something is healthy or not and what processes/objects/ properties/states to utilise and create for a healthy future
  • 15. Thank you for listening! Questions and collaborations welcome Feel free to connect! Linkedin: Stuart.Calimport@gmail.com Twitter: @StuartCalimport

×