Actually, they’re being waaaaaaay too kind. I wasn’t suggesting toxoplasmosis as a metaphor for memes. I was suggesting that memes are an emergent form of life that use humans to propagate.
We always talk about this stuff with us (humans) at the center. Maybe we’re just nodes that happen to have a flicker of self awareness.
Later, when someone writes a Matrix-esque film about how the sentient Internet actually created humanity so that it could exist, I want to see Kenyatta credited as an EP.
This makes me really, really proud.
Like, nipple-chafingly proud.