[ExI] Self improvement

Eugen Leitl eugen at leitl.org
Sat Apr 23 07:56:58 UTC 2011

On Fri, Apr 22, 2011 at 09:56:42AM -0700, Keith Henson wrote:

> > Please define "friendly" in formal terms, including context.
> In *some* circumstances humans are friendly (cooperative) toward other humans.

Hence the Holocene extinction. Very friendly, that.
> There are non-zero sum game reasons rooted in evolution as to why
> humans (conditionally) act this way.
> The switch between alternative human behaviors has also been under
> evolutionary selection for a long time.
> I have been discussion this for years on this list and other places.
> The works of Azar Gat and Steven Leblanc are critical to understanding
> this subject.

There is nothing to understand. You must be able to define
friendliness in formal form first in order to start building
development constraints on trajectory to assert conservation
or minimax according to the metric.

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