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- rawles (Simon Rawles)
- https://www.samharris.org/podcast/item/facing-the-crowd - start listening from 1h22m52s.
Tim, you might be interested in this episode of Sam Harris's podcast with Nicholas Christakis (Yale Human Nature Lab) -
Particularly, the modelling of human friendship, the spread of opinions and norms ('social contagion'), including at scale, the intervention in that spread, ...
He's got a software platform that recruits real people from social media and makes artificial societies with them, with which he models 'social traps' (mob action against their own interest), asking how to get people to share and cooperate better. He gives an analogy with local optima in hillclimbing.
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- supertime (Tim Kovács)
Thanks rawles. That’s pretty cool.
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