[ExI] net wisdom
danust2012 at gmail.com
Fri Jul 22 07:48:41 UTC 2016
On Jul 22, 2016, at 12:37 AM, Anders Sandberg <anders at aleph.se> wrote:
> This is something I have been wondering about too. I am pretty confident that a fair chunk, of the conservatism is just biological responses to having less energy and a lowered learning rate. But I don't know if this explains most of it. Robin argued that there would be inevitable conservatism and fragility due to pure learning effects in his book.
> There is also the social angle. When you are older you are more likely to have a position/wealth/status to lose. So that might make you less willing to take big risks or support social change.
What about less chance of recovery or greater realization of the risk if you take a big chance and lose?
Sample my latest Kindle book, "The Late Mr. Gurlitt," at:
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