I find this perspective interesting (and confusing), and want to think about it more deeply. Can you recommend reading anything to have a better understanding of what you're thinking, or what led you to this idea in specific?
Beyond the possible implications you mentioned, I think this might be useful in clarifying the 'trajectory' of agent selection pressure far from theoretical extremes that Richard Ngo mentioned in "agi safety from first principles" sequence.
My vague intuition is that successful, infectious memes work by reconfiguring agents to shift from one fix point in policy to another while not disrupting utility. Does that make sense?