anonymous_animus at yahoo.com
Thu Apr 21 19:12:12 UTC 2005
>>Such events would be extremely unlikely if players
chose their strategies at random, but real people
don't. Instead, they tend to use ideas that have done
well recently, and end up acting alike.<<
--That seems like an idea that would apply to culture
on all levels. Do people end up imitating the social
strategies they see working around them? And what
happens if that leads the culture into spiraling
feedback as everyone tries to capitalize on strategies
that are tolerable in individuals but dangerous if
everyone uses them?
>>By understanding how the diverse strategies of
different cells can have collective consequences, it
might be possible to design low-impact treatments
that target just a few crucial cells to steer
the system away from disease.<<
--Might be interesting to apply that idea to society
as well. Are there a few individuals who set the tone
for the entire social system?
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