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Alicorn comments on Building Weirdtopia - Less Wrong

28 Post author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 12 January 2009 08:35PM

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Comment author: Alicorn 30 August 2011 08:58:55AM 0 points [-]

Er, I have no comment on whether this is a good idea, but what makes it a weird idea?

Comment author: Kingreaper 30 August 2011 09:45:56AM 3 points [-]

the exception to this is that a community will hold more influence over several communities a random distance anywhere above 2000 miles away than over communities in its immediate vicinity.

To me, that's the bit that makes it a weird idea. Other than that, it seems like a relatively standard thought pattern (basically, competence tests for voting+ repetitive subdivision of society)

And the weird bit actually seems like a good hack to add on to a repetitive subdivision structure; provided that it's a twinning thing, and not a one-way influence (one-way influence will produce resentment)

It is not, however, the weirdest thing on this discussion, let alone the weirdest idea possible.