• Ech
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    There’s gonna be that one academic weirdo in 1000 years who’s focus is “Memes and Internet History of the 21st Century”.

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      I’d bet money there are already thesises(??) theses (thanks, atomicorange!) and dissertations on this.

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        There’s def already stuff like interpreting use of emojis. For example sometimes you have text messages show up in a court case and there are people who can officially “interpret” what the emojis mean for the court.

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          And the Ship of Theses is when you rewrite the seven parts of your dissertation so many times that you’re not sure if it’s even your original intent anymore

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        Oh, I’m sure there are plenty at the moment. It will just fade over time until it enters the same realm as something like “Clay Pots of Ancient Sites Found in The London Underground”.

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      With the proliferation of memes, that’s probably going to be its own branch of academic study.

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        So one of my great-great-great grandkids might be able to get a PhD in Memeology?

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          You can get that right now.

          Memes didn’t start because of the internet. They’ve been around for a long time.