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The use of Mnemonet technology to facilitate information transfer between sentient beings.

To communicate information, a sophont can copy and (if necessary) edit a portion of the personal memory stored in one's mnemonet, and transmit it directly into the mnemonet of another sophont, where it is tagged as being a non-original memory and loaded directly into their mind. Instead of telling someone about your vacation you simply give them the memory of what you did. This is a highly efficient form of communication, but can lead to the generation of group-minds and occasionally unexpected ascensions.

The conceptication generally includes a detailed concept-map designed to ease the translation between different sophont minds; since biont minds are idiosyncratic, self-organised and uniquely complex in many respects, these concept-maps are indispensable.

Conceptications can also be used as a vector for memetic infection. For instance a shared memory of a discussion detailing the various types of foglets currently on the market might include an emotional subcontext of quiet satisfaction with certain brands. A conceptication including such a subcontext will tend to subconsciously influence customers to be more positive towards those brands than others. In many polities this sort of subcontext is tightly regulated; in others it is broadly accepted or even encouraged.
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Development Notes
Text by Todd Drashner with additions by John B and Steve Bowers
Initially published on 31 December 2007.