Membot, Memebot
Meme 2
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[1] A nano-mesite or nano-micrite replicator (usually a sophisticated meso- or micro-scale cytobot or cytobiobot with extensive bionano firmware) that inculcates in the target a predisposition towards a particular meme, usually by subtle alteration of brain chemistry in conjunction with subliminal messages. Membots are expensive, unreliable, easily detected, and almost universally outlawed throughout much of civilized galaxy. This does not prevent their widespread use, especially among ruthless corporations and cults operating out of feral regions or free zones.

[2]Facetiously, a person whose entire life has become subordinated to the propagation of a meme, automatically and at any opportunity. (Such as many religious and cultic types.) Due to internal competition, the most vocal and extreme membots tend to rise to top of their sociotype's hierarchy. A self-destructive membot is a memeoid.
 
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Text by M. Alan Kazlev and Glenn Grant

Initially published on 08 December 2001.