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https://loopvids.s3.amazonaws.com/Jan11_Post.mp4 There's an idea in biology called "co-evolution." It's when two different species develop an overlapping relationship. Based on overlapping, self interest. The best example is like bees and flowers. The bees get free nectar from the flowers. The flowers get free pollination from the bees. Neither have self awareness, so neither has any idea what's going on. The math is a bit complex, and we'll need a bit of game theory to see how this would evolve. But we can simplify it a bit. You could imagine
https://loopvids.s3.amazonaws.com/Dec26Post.mp4 There's an interesting scene from the old movie, "Jaws." That movie has a lot of iconic scenes. This isn't really one of them. But it is kind of interesting. Not likely an original scene, as this particular scene, in different forms, but the same structure, can be found everywhere. Not just the movies. Anyhow, it was early in the movie. A few people had washed up dead. A bunch of people were arguing over what to do. Nobody had any real authority. Everybody was talking over everybody else.
https://loopvids.s3.amazonaws.com/Nov04Post.mp4 One theory from evolutionary psychology is called mismatch theory. It's all about how our instincts were calibrated, way back in the day. And how they are being mis fed today. Hunger is easiest one to understand. Our mind body system was calibrated in an environment where we were always hungry. The food we could get was scarce. Both the amount and the type. Mostly meat, fat, a few fruits here and there, and whatever else we could find naturally growing. This never ending hunger motivated us to alway