For all the downsides of organized religion, they still provided valuable ritual. There’s a lot to be said for showing up at a community ritual on a regular basis... especially when you don’t feel like it (sometimes when it helps you the most / as opposed to self-isolating and falling into depression).
social media site that is anonymized and w/ no pictures. text only and everyone gets a random hash as their username.
except the algorithm shows your everything and anything depending exclusively on your activity. purely algorithmic media
i think i see a relation between centralization vs decentralization, discussion, aggression, and men and women and patriarchy.
why are men always on top of dominance hierarchies? because they are more aggressive. not because they are more right (being right helps, but is not the reason), but they are more aggressive. [in the simplest case, least thought out case, this is "best fighter wins"]
in a contest, the more aggressive the participants, the greater the cost of contest.
centralized systems will not always be perfect, but they will generally be bigger. this is because...
decentralization always comes with greater total cost.
discussion, which is stems from decentralization, and is a form of a contest, comes with a high cost.
the cost of having a somewhat effective but hyper-aggressive leader is actually lower than a very effective but not aggressive leader.
its almost like entropy?
cost of constraints drives cooperation/redundancy
“Human nature doesn't change. You are wasting your time if you are trying to change how people behave. But if you change their tools, you can change whatever you want.”