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33 Post author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 02 April 2009 04:21PM

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Comment author: igoresque 04 April 2009 01:53:14PM 2 points [-]

This post is really about 2 issues, both interesting. The 'game' thread is interesting and fun.

However, the 'group vs individuals issue' deserves attention as well! I believe it is entirely true, and this simple observation may sky-rocket efficiency in many areas. At the same time, this isn't very apealing on a personal level. There doesn't seem place for our ego's anymore. That may be rational, but not fun. Also, as individualists will collectively agree, groups just. suck. I can't be creative 'in a group'. And I suspect I am not alone in that...