Memetic Self-replicating Swarm
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Self replicating swarm of entities dedicated to converting as much of the universe as possible into copies of itself by memetic, persuasive, and/or evangelical means.

Also known as Persuasive, Evangelical or Campaigning Swarm.


Most expansive or persuasive human empires can be loosely classed as biont (or hybrid) memetic swarms.

Examples from Old Earth include American Cultural Imperialism (McDonald's in China, etc.) in late 20th and early 21st century, Christian missionaries in Africa or India or Pakistan, Islamic missionaries in Africa or SE Asia.

Terragen empires such as Cygexpa, The Negentropy Alliance and the Solar Dominion. Aioid examples include The Emple-dok-cetics, the Metasoft Version Tree (including operating system).
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Text by Steve Bowers and John B
Initially published on 12 July 2002.