[MUD-Dev] Alignment

clawrenc at cup.hp.com clawrenc at cup.hp.com
Thu Aug 28 13:28:16 New Zealand Standard Time 1997


In <199708260208.TAA25332 at user1.inficad.com>, on 08/25/97 
   at 07:09 PM, Adam Wiggins <nightfall at user1.inficad.com> said:

>Hmmm.  What basic advantage does ruthlessness have?  

There have been a number of societal simulations which exposed
interesting patterns here.  Several were of the cellular automata
class.  I wish I had URLs to reference.

A crude summary of their conclusions as I recall:

  Ruthless or otherwise asocial techniques are highly successful in
the short term.

  Social technique individuals/groups are easily affected by or
impeded by asocial groups.

  Social techniques win over the long term.

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