This is a quick checklist defining the boundaries of meme categories and general levels of conscious awareness. This will be discussed in detail later.
Memes fall into four main categories: Knowledge, Language, Behaviour, and Worldview.
Knowledge consists of unactionable facts.
Language consists of written, spoken, and symbolic communication formats.
Behaviour consists of actions and responses to situations.
Worldview consists of morals, ethics, superstitions, stereotypes, and generalizations.
An example of knowledge is knowing the names of people, places, and things.
An example of language is knowing spoken English, written English, sign language, braille, and pictography.
An example of behaviour is knowing the steps necessary to use a bathroom to evacuate waste, how to cook, cut, and eat steak, and how to drive a car.
An example of worldview is knowing the morales, myths, and expectations of a religion, knowing the culture of a community, and knowing the politics of a country.
Memes also fall into three general levels of conscious awareness: Involuntary, Autonomous, and Conscious.
Involuntary refers to innate memes that exist and act as a biologically automatic function.
Autonomous refers to memes that are learned as a nonbiological automatic function.
Conscious refers to memes that are learned as a nonbiological nonautomatic function.
An example of involuntary knowledge is knowing the position of our body at any given moment.
An example of autonomous knowledge is knowing the face of our mother.
An example of conscious knowledge is knowing mathematics.
An example of involuntary language is reading the body language of the people around us.
An example of autonomous language is listening to someone speaking our native language.
An example of conscious language is seeing a word in a foreign language and translating it to our native language mentally.
An example of involuntary behaviour is breathing.
An example of autonomous behaviour is brushing our teeth.
An example of conscious behaviour is changing a flat tire.
An example of involuntary worldview is believing that babies need protected.
An example of automatic worldview is believing that murder is wrong.
An example of conscious worldview is belief in the value of voting.