Re: national programs to raise the population's intelligence...

From: Anders Sandberg (
Date: Wed Feb 23 2000 - 02:05:16 MST

James Rogers <> writes:

> I realize that "aggressive" and "belligerent" are not the same,
> but they *are* on the same side of the tracks. Competition between
> businesses can be viewed as a form of economic warfare from the POV of the
> businesses involved.

Isn't that very much "the old economy" thinking? In the emerging new
economy competition has become a much more complex interaction, where
the basic aggresiveness structure that worked well before may not be
very fit. If two companies can be competitors and supporters at the
same time, won't standard aggression risk that situation?

> The current gene pool would seem to indicate that "smart, aggressive" is a
> more successful mix. But as with all things, it depends on what your
> goals are.

And your environment.

Anders Sandberg                                      Towards Ascension!                  
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