[ExI] future of warfare again, was: RE: Forking

Stefano Vaj stefano.vaj at gmail.com
Mon Jan 2 21:57:08 UTC 2012

On 2 January 2012 21:45, Anders Sandberg <anders at aleph.se> wrote:

> I think it is a mistake to assume the actions of states are rational for
> the state as entity. States are composed by many players and groups, and
> what is rational for one might not be rational for the other - and when
> information is imperfectly distributed and incentives improper the behavior
> can get really ineffective or irrational. Just consider the gridlocks of US
> internal politics - solving them would be very useful for a planetary
> empire, but that doesn't help.

Absolutely. Only, when the resulting vector is rational for the state as an
entity, that given state's chances for success will improve. Otherwise, it
may well end up having a few probs. :-)

Stefano Vaj
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